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WHALE, WILDLIFE, & BIRDING CRUISES

DEPARTING FROM VENTURA HARBOR

STEP 2: SELECT YOUR TRIP

VENTURA WINTER WHALE WATCH

Join us for a winter whale watching excursion looking for Gray Whales! Cruise and search for Gray Whales and other local marine life on this winter whale watching cruise.

Fares:

  • Adult (13-54): $45
  • Senior (55 and up): $41
  • Military (Active): $41
  • Child (3-12): $32
  • Infant (under 3): $0.00
  • All Ages
  • 3.5 Hours
  • Non-Landing Trip

1/2 DAY ISLAND WILDLIFE CRUISE

Cruise out to the Channel Islands in search of local marine life! Please Note: This wildlife cruise will stop briefly at Anacapa Island to offload passengers who booked the island landing trip.

Fares:

  • Adult (13-54): $45
  • Senior (55 and up): $41
  • Military (Active): $41
  • Child (3-12): $32
  • Infant (under 3): $0.00
  • All Ages
  • 3.5 Hours
  • Non-Landing Trip

OUTER ISLAND WILDLIFE CRUISE

These trips focus on finding wildlife in the Marine Sanctuary and along the shorelines of the outer islands of the Park. Visitors stop to view secluded beaches often filled with pinnipeds (seal/sea lions) and travel over waters typically teeming with wildlife, including whales, dolphins and dozens of pelagic and migratory bird species. These trips also visit Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island.

As part of their route, vessels stop at Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands to drop off / pick up passengers visiting the National Park.

Fares:

  • $175 per person
  • Ages 13+
  • 10 Hours
  • Non-Landing Trip

VENTURA PELAGIC BIRD TRIP

Look for a variety of seasonal pelagic species including the newly named species Townsend’s Storm-Petrel. Heading south of Channel Islands, we will search deep waters and warm currents for this range restricted Storm-Petrel. Other possibilities are tube-noses: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Leach’s Storm-Petrel; Pink-footed, Flesh-footed (rare), Sooty, & Buller’s Shearwater.

Fares:

  • $175 per person
  • Ages 13+
  • 10 Hours
  • Non-Landing Trip

SCI SCRUB-JAY & PELAGIC BIRDS

View Scrub-Jays on Santa Cruz Island and cruise the Santa Barbara channel for pelagic birds! Although primarily a non-landing trip, this trip allows approx. 1 hour on Santa Cruz Island to observe the endemic Island Scrub-Jay and other terrestrial birds. After reboarding, there will be ample time to explore the SB channel for more wildlife and birds, then allowing us to motor along the coast of Anacapa Island and look at the groups of seabirds congregating for the nesting season.

Fares:

  • $125 per person
  • Ages 13+
  • 9 Hours

VENTURA SUMMER WHALE WATCH

Join us for a summer whale watching excursion looking for Humpbacks and Blue Whales! Cruise and search for Whales and other local marine life on this summer whale watching cruise. Summer Whale Watches are longer in duration than Winter Whale watches due to greater distances traveled.

Fares:

  • Adult (13-54): $79
  • Senior (55 and up): $74
  • Military (Active): $74
  • Child (3-12): $64
  • Infant (under 3): $0.00
  • 6 Hours
  • Non-Landing Trip