Travel the World!  Adventures and Extraordinary Educational Experiences for Teens!

The Free Spirit – Currently sailing in the Caribbean!

To bring about more understanding between people and the natural world, we offer on-board, educational adventures for youth, ages 14 to 20, utilizing the fleet of ships and certified staff of Captain Scott Rhoad’s Ultimate Adventure Academy (UAA).

Capt. Scott is a Master Mariner who, for the past twenty years, has put over 3,000 students through adventure learning programs that include leadership, seamanship, and teamwork skills, along with high school tutoring, as needed, as part of fully-accredited, on-board high school programs. As Captain Scott says, “Life is an adventure. Your education should be an adventure, too!”

We have ships in the Caribbean, Hawaiian, Mediterranean and Canary Islands. While helping to sail ships to exotic destinations (no experience necessary), you’ll have all kinds of adventures, like snorkeling through underwater marine preserves, kite surfing, hiking through island wilderness, scuba diving in pristine waters where coral reefs flourish, wreck diving, plane gliding, and learning about the world around you. Every area on Earth has its own individual ecological miracles and ecological systems and challenges. While learning about, and even possibly helping us to apply solutions to these problems, you will visit as many places as can be fit in during your trip to see the widest possible range of ecological diversity.





Learning to Be Part of a Team!

A. Oceans Adventure Eco Safari:

This is an on-board, 2-week leadership program.

  • Enhance your leadership abilities while meeting the challenges of sea life
  • Learn to be an effective team member
  • Go home with sailing, navigation, and other aquatic skills
  • Achieve an enhanced certainty that you can decide on a course of action, and then figure out how to take the necessary steps to arrive at your destination, including directing others in the endeavor.
  • If necessary, recover from the negative impacts of bullying and other traumatic family or social incidents, and learn how to handle it if it happens again.


Happy faces after cleaning a canon!

B. LAEO’s On Board Adventure High:

  • Program includes the above, plus any remedial tutoring necessary and high school and college prep courses.
  • A minimum of 3 months, but can stay as long as you want in order to fill in fully accredited high school and college prep courses, or to achieve your full high school diploma.

Our exciting, on-board ship environment is well-disciplined, safe and nurturing, allowing you to move at your own pace in each of the courses you take.  If you are fast in a particular subject, you are not held back by others who may not be as fast in that subject. If you need to go more slowly in a particular subject to ensure you really get it and can apply it to your life, then there is no pressure to move faster to keep up with others.

Infused with our Cooperative Ecology philosophy, students return home with a far better understanding of their vital partnership with their families and the natural world and have increased confidence that they can set and achieve their own goals.

There are times when we will be using the vessel for marine research, as well, and students aboard can participate in activities such as sampling coral reefs and sending the collections to, and interacting with, prestigious marine scientists.

Because we provide individualized curriculum programs based on each student’s purposes and interests, there is no set time for your arrival or departure. We’ll help you handle the necessary arrival logistics based on where the ship happens to be at that time.

For more detailed information, click on one of the following:

More about our Oceans Adventures Program

Where we go and what we do

Meet your captain

Our vessels


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Space is very limited.  If you are interested, contact us at the LAEO U.S. headquarters to receive a full info pack and application form.


(818) 330-9528 ~

3443 Ocean View Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208