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100,000th Student CELEBRATION

Please join OSO at Cowell Beach on Sunday, June 24, from 1-4PM, to celebrate O'Neill Sea Odyssey's 100,000th student milestone. Sponsored by Dream Inn Santa Cruz, the event is free and will include presentations honoring Jack O'Neill's legacy and Sea Odyssey's achievement. There will be entertainment, food, and activities for the entire family, and the lucky raffle winner of the private sailing charter will be announced. We hope to see you there!

11:30-1:30 Beach cleanup coordinated by Save Our Shores with support from Dream Inn. All are welcome and encouraged to join the cleanup.

1:00-1:30 Samba Stilt Circus performers will welcome attendees as the event kicks off.

1:30-2:30 City of Santa Cruz dedication of "Jack O'Neill Way" by Mayor David Terrazas and OSO milestone remarks by Executive Director Dan Haifley. Seating for attendees will be provided.

2:30-4:00 Live music by The Wavetones to accompany the beach vibe.

3:00-3:30 Te Hau Nui Hula & Tahitian dance performance.

3:30 The lucky winner of the 2-hour private sailing charter will be announced. Tickets are available now so get yours today!

1:00-4:00 Bike valet, beach activities, food trucks and ice cream. Food provided by Pono Hawaiian GrillEl Buen Taco, Ate3One, and Mission Hill Creamery. Beach activities provided by Santa Cruz Sand, Club Ed, and O'Neill Sea Odyssey. Bike valet provided by Bike Santa Cruz County.


Photo slides courtesy of Jasper Lyons, David Dennis, and Nikki Brooks.


Oil painting of Jack O'Neill by Louanne Korver.

(Prints available - 50% of proceeds support OSO. Click on image for details.)


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Reserve your ticket(s) today!

Cowell Beach & Public Parking. (Click on image for directions.)


Event attendees are encouraged to use human powered alternative transportation. Bike Santa Cruz County will be on-site to provide FREE, secure valet bike parking for your two wheels.

We can't thank you enough.

O'Neill Sea Odyssey and our Ocean Stewards are grateful for the community support received over the last 22 years. The 100,000th student celebration will honor not only our milestone achievement, but all those who have supported the OSO program since 1996.

Thank YOU!
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Thank YOU Thursday

Please join O'Neill Sea Odyssey at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing on Thursday, June 7, from 11:30AM-10PM, for Thank YOU Thursday, when $1 of every draft beer sale will benefit our 100,000th Student Campaign. "With seven flagship ales brewed on premise along with a handful of wildly innovative seasonal beers, hard ciders, draught root beer, and Kombucha, there is something brewing to please everyone." Come raise your glass for a good cause.

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Mahalo Mondays

Throughout the month of May, Hula's Island Grill in Santa Cruz will donate 10% of all Monday evening sales to OSO's 100,000th Student Campaign as part of their Mahalo Mondays program. Please join O'Neill Sea Odyssey each week, from 4:30-10PM, at this community gathering spot that "is a throwback to the popular tiki restaurants and bars of the '50's & 60's."

Since 2008, Hula's has contributed $159,000 to 56 local nonprofits through their Mahalo Mondays program.

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Earth Day Santa Cruz

Join O'Neill Sea Odyssey at San Lorenzo Park on Saturday, April 21, from 11AM-4PM, where we'll be participating with the City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, Ecology Action, other local non-profits, and concerned citizens to raise environmental awareness; address concerns; showcase solutions; and present balanced modes of living for the well-being of each individual, the community, and the planet. The purpose of this day is to educate, motivate and activate everyone that attends. Earth Day Santa Cruz is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses.

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Community Tuesday

Join OSO at Shadowbrook Restaurant on Tuesday, April 17, from 4-9PM, when 1/3 of Community Tuesday sales will benefit our ocean stewards. Simply inform the host/server that your purchase (food and beverage) supports O'Neill Sea Odyssey and that is all. The more sales in honor of OSO, the greater the earnings for our 100,000th Student Campaign.

  • The Rock Room Lounge opens at 4PM and the Dining Room opens at 5PM.
  • Reservations are recommended and can be made either online or by phone, (831) 475-1511.
  • Don't forget to mention you're supporting O'Neill Sea Odyssey.
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