Group and Family Activities

From families, church groups, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, to Adventure Guides, the Newport Sea Base has an experience for your group.  Spend time out in Newport Harbor participating in an activity (or two) of your choice and then enjoy our grounds to have a picnic or BBQ! 

Paddle Sport Adventure and BBQ


Choose your preferred paddle craft (kayak, SUP, or canoe) for 2.5 fun filled hours on the water, plus an optional BBQ or picnic lunch on our balcony or lawn overlooking beautiful Newport Harbor. Adults grill up self-provided food on our BBQ, using our gas - or bring a sack lunch. 

Ages: 8 and above
Fee: $20 (for participating adults and youth)

Times: 1pm to 4pm



2020:  1/11, 2/15, 3/14, 4/18

* Our grill, fridge and freezer are available for your use.        

Call to schedule a custom date for your group.

Intro to Engineering and/or First Aid for Kids

Engineering: Learn about the field of engineering and those who have changed our world through engineering.  Learn to read and use blueprints as you design and build projects you can take home. Available for Cub Scout / Webelos credit.

Ages: 9 to 11    Fee: $40
Dates & Times (Engineering):

1/25 @  9:30am to 12 p.m.

First Aid:  Learn how to respond to a variety of hurry cases of first aid including heart attack, stopped breathing, stroke and more. Make a basic first aid kit, create an emergency preparedness plan and  visit with a health care professional. Available for Cub Scout credit.

Ages: 9 to 11    Fee: $40
Dates & Times (First Aid):

1/25 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Call to schedule a custom date for your group.

Take a Kid Fishing


Bring a smile to a child's face by taking them fishing on one of our boats!  NSB provides all the equipment and expertise to help you and your child catch a fish and build lasting memories.  All youth must be accompanied/supervised by an adult. Please note that all participants 16 years and older must carry a valid CA Fishing License (not available at NSB).    

Ages: 7 and above
Fee: $25


Times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2020: 3/14, 4/25, 5/30


Call to schedule a custom date for your group.

School-year Merit Badge overview: 


Summer Camp 2020 overview:


NEW for Summer 2020: Weekend Courses!

Summer enrollment is open. 

Don't miss out!

AquaCub / AquaNaut


Row, Row, Row your boat! Learn boating safety basics, how to perform water rescues, and experience basic rowing skills during this on-the-water course. Webelos who want to earn Aquanaut, can add a swim check.


Ages: 6 to 10
Fee: $10
Duration: 2 hours



2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


4/4, 5/16

Call to schedule a custom date for your group.

Go See It!


Bring your group to the Newport Sea Base to experience a sampling of activities to include: Tour of the Sea Base, knot tying, bird watching, and a harbor tour boat ride.

Ages: 5 and up   

Fee: $10 per participant


2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.




Call to schedule your group's tour.

Family Sailing & BBQOuting


Parents and kids can enjoy learning the basics of sailing, or refresh their skills, on a Harbor 20 keelboat with an instructor onboard. Get a sense of sailing for the first time, or practice your more advanced skills .  

Top off the day with a picnic enjoying the scenic views from our balcony or lawn.

Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $150 per boat (capacity 5 guests per boat)

Times: 10:30am - 1:30pm or 2pm - 5pm


 Call to schedule a custom date for your family.

* Our grill, fridge and freezer are available for your use.  

Summer Camp 2020 overview: