Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea is dedicated to preserving Rollo’s memory by instilling a love of fishing and a respect for the ocean in future generations of fisherman. Like Rollo, the majority of the people fishing today started before the age of 16.

We organize marine-awareness fishing trips for about 5,000 youth a year from groups such as schools, nonprofits, and community organizations. Our priority is serving disadvantaged, physically challenged, and at-risk youth and will serve other groups of children based on available funding and co-sponsorship. The generosity of our sponsors and donors allow us to provide these exclusive fishing excursions at no cost to the schools, children and their families.

The marine-awareness fishing trips consist of 30 to 40 kids at a time, with four to six chaperones, on 1/2 to 3/4 day. Rods, reels, hooks, and sinkers are provided as well as lunch, beverages and a snack. Kids are instructed in fishing techniques and learn about marine conservation with expert instruction from the Captain and crew on a Coast Guard approved vessel. Youth are provided with on-the water ocean preservation education where they learn hands-on about the ecosystems that exist in our coastal waters.

To book a trip for your group, please contact:
Howard Coolidge
(805) 598-3401
[email protected]

Organizations that have benefitted from Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea!

A Chance for Children

A Place Called Home

Armed Services YMCA San Diego

Big Brothers

Boys Republic

Boy Scouts of America

Boys to Men

Boys Town California

City of San Diego Park & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services

Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles

Future Fisherman Foundation- Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs

Girl Scouts of America

Great Opportunities of South Orange County

Los Angeles Police Department- Jeopardy Foundation

Rockdale Elementary School

Salvation Army

The Boys and Girls Club

The Lions Club

The Good Neighborhood Project of San Diego

The USS Foundation