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Channel Islands Whale Watching

4151 South Victoria Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 382-1612
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Ranked #3 of 14 activities in Oxnard
Type: Boat Tours
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Santa Clarita, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

You never know what you'll see on any wildlife excursions... That being said, this morning's outing was truly exceptional - we've never seen the whales so active! The sight of breaching whales were amazing - and to be honest, I lost count on how many humpbacks we saw. Add in all the dolphins, seal lions and birds...made it a memorable... More

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Humble, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was a really cool experience. I've never been so close to dolphins before, and there were so many! Unfortunately, no whales wanted to come up for a visit the day that we went, but all the dolphins and sea lions and seals were great fun to see! It was nice to have a cook on the boat as well,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We saw two whales, tons of sea lions and dolphins. I enjoyed the experience and would do it again. My only wish would have been that they had tried to give both sides of the boat a view of each whale. I felt like if I was on the wrong side to bad.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I went on a whale watching cruise on Sunday January 5, 2014 with Channel Islands Whale Watching. I called ahead and reserved two spots a few days earlier, and joined their POD club from their website, which sent a printable coupon for 50% off the tickets. (make sure you print the coupon!) We ended up paying $25 per ticket. Arriving... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

January 2013 we went out on a beautiful calm day and had a great tour seeing several whales. Unfortunately even with proper meds I was feeding the fish- needless to say glad this one is off my bucket list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The whale watching trip took us out to the Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands. It was a great day and we saw lots of dolphins, birds, but no whales. The crew were friendly and the captain was very knowledgeable about the history and what we were seeing, very good narrative. The snacks were a bit unimaginative, and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Sea lions, sea birds, mola mola, dolphins by the hundreds, and humpback whales. What more do you need.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been out several times with Channel Islands whale watch. A great group of people. You can see whales dolphin ans seals. The bird live off of Anacapa island is really nice to see as well. I have seen blue whales, humpbacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

A Super Pod was what we were told. A super pod of some of Nature's most incredible creatures. Add to that thousands of dolphins, slipping through the water at incredible speed and frolicking at the sides and all around the boat and you have a day filled with incredible adventure. My husband and I had joined a cousin and her... More

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We took a "seafari" cruise with CIWW expecting to see whales, its in the middle of Blue Whale season and we hoped to see one of those gentle giants. Touted as a wildlife tour, we did see birds, common Dolphins, and some Bottlenose Dolphins but that was pretty much it. There was no mention of whales, and we realized too... More

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