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Toast The Coast Website HeaderCelebrate your local ocean heroes

Come enjoy the bounty of our regional vineyards and flavors of our local craft beers. Savor a sumptuous seasonal buffet from Ella’s. Delight in the company of other ocean lovers. Raise a glass of champagne to the sea. Take home a treasure from our live auctions to benefit our beloved Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Do it all at the beautiful oceanfront Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz!

📅 September 23rd

⏰ 6:00–9:30pm



Experience breathtaking views of Monterey Bay with a glass of wine and good company at the oceanfront Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

Seymour Center
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Ocean Heroes

Join us in celebrating our 2017 achievements and our Monterey Bay’s very own Ocean Heroes!

Ocean Hero of the Year Dr. Ed Thornton

Ocean Hero of the Year

Dr. Ed Thornton, champion of ending illegal sand mining along our Monterey Bay

Ocean Business of the Year, Patagonia Santa Cruz

Ocean Business of the Year

Patagonia Santa Cruz, champion of supporting marine conservation efforts around our Monterey Bay

Sanctuary Steward of the Year, Ali Eppy

Sanctuary Steward of the Year

Ali Eppy, champion volunteer and advocate for the health of our Monterey Bay Sanctuary

If you are unable to attend please give generously toward all that we do for our Monterey Bay Sanctuary



Featured photograph by Molly McCorkell, 2017 Waves & Wildlife Photo Contest Winner