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ISLAND WILDLIFE TOURS

CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Island Wildlife Cruises to view Dolphins, Seals, Whales and other Marine Mammals in the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Island National Park and Channel Islands Marine National Sanctuary

Relaxing and educational, the wildlife cruise is a great way to discover the marine environment and spend quality time with friends and family!

Island Wildlife Cruises are 3.5 hour cruises that travel through the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. This area of the ocean is known to have more marine mammals in its waters than any other area on the planet. These are non-landing excursions. 

Traveling from the mainland to Anacapa Island you may see Harbor Seals, California Sea Lions, Humpback, Gray, Blue or even Orca Whales. Common Dolphins, Pacific White-sided & Risso’s Dolphins may also be sighted on these excursions. We never know what we are going to see, but these excursions are always an adventure.

We will also cruise the rugged shoreline of Anacapa Island. Cruising Anacapa Island you will see the famous Arch Rock that is the landmark for the park as well as the seals and sea lions that make their home on the shore beneath the high cliffs. Visitors can also view the working lighthouse atop the island.

  • Ventura Departure

1/2 DAY ISLAND WILDLIFE CRUISE
– Ventura Departure

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): $31
  • Infant (under 3): $0.00
  • All Ages
  • 3.5 Hours
  • Non-Landing Trip
  • Oxnard Departure

1/2 DAY ISLAND WILDLIFE CRUISE
– Oxnard Departure

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
  • Ventura Departure

OUTER ISLAND WILDLIFE CRUISE
– Ventura Departure

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:

  • Adult (13-54): $100
  • Senior (55 and up): $94
  • Military (Active): $94
  • Ages 13+
  • 10 Hours
  • Non-Landing Trip