Sea Scouts - Santa Cruz, CA

The Pearls
The Pearls - 38 foot Trawler

Our vessels are a living testimonial to the success of the Sea Scout program, and demonstrate what can be done with the cooperation and hard work of the Volunteers, Scouts, and Sponsors like the Santa Cruz Host Lions Club


We are in need of volunteers.  As you may know, a ship is in continuous need of upkeep and repair.  We are looking for men and women who can help teach us about Ship Maintenance/Repair, Sailing, Navigation, Fishing and more. Adult program volunteers are also needed to help co-manage our Scout program.


Our budget of 65,000.00 a year supports all ship operations, day cruises, weekend overnights, and our long Summer Cruise.  We sponsor scouts in need so they can be a part of our program. Additionally our budget covers important repairs, haul outs and maintenance.


Our Sea Scouts run and maintain our ship. Through day-long and extended excursions our Scouts practice team work while having fun boating and exploring the coast. In addition to running our ship, Scouts participate in regional regattas sharing skills and activities with other Sea Scout Ships. Weekly meetings and at least monthly activities are a mix fun, training, and leadership development.

Pearls in Monterey Harbor

Protecting Our Oceans

We’re training our youth to sail and protect our Oceans! Santa Cruz Youth Maritime Foundation. A California Non-Profit Corporation. Federal ID #88-3275728.

About The Pearls

Pearls at V Dock

The Sea Scout Ship 669  “The Pearls” - 38 foot Trawler

Taking the Helm

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Find us at V Dock in the Santa Cruz Harbor