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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

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The Isle of Eden

Extraordinary kayaking experience that pushed us out of our comfort zones - truly memorial. We... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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A nice boat ride through a small part of it

As we passed through the sanctuary, we saw a pod of dolphins who started to play in the wake of the... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, Channel Islands National Park, CA
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Extraordinary kayaking experience that pushed us out of our comfort zones - truly memorial. We kayaked with Channel Islands Adventure Company - their staff is professional, fun, and patient.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019

As we passed through the sanctuary, we saw a pod of dolphins who started to play in the wake of the boat and along side of it. When we were near one of the Channel Islands, we saw the giant kelp forest in the very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maas_johnf
Reviewed April 7, 2019

The cold, isolated and protected waters around Channel Islands National Park, off the coast near Ventura, are well known for their abundance and diversity of life both below and above the surface. During our visit to the area in March, we had the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Steve5863
Reviewed March 14, 2019

We came and visited this sanctuary before we went out to the Channel Islands. I would recommend everyone do this! It has a really nice video to watch about the Islands. The Rangers who worked here were over the top excellent. They were so kind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cecilyJ
Reviewed October 21, 2018

First I have to say I went on a Saturday when families and kids were there, along with a number of field trips and tourists. This made for a bad decision on my part because I could not book a trip through the concession to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank N4595KRricharde
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

You never know based on the swell report what kind of day it’s going to be out on the water. However when we got out there it was all white caps and we did not see any marine mammals. On this day even the dive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CentralCoastDiverSLO
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Really pristine natural pacific. I always see dolphins on tje way out. A bit expensive if u have a large family but worth it especially if you dont live on the coast.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank donetteb2017
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Great place to visit before walking the harbor. Climb the tower to view the islands if it's a clear day or after the fog lifts. Make sure to take in the movie. It's well done and is narrated by Kevin Costner.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank finchpeterson
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Santa Rosa was our favorite between it & Anacapa Is. Watched its endemic Island Scrub Jay & the little Island foxes: very sweet. Hiking, Museum excellent N. Park experiences. On our 1st day tho, enroute to Anacapa, we loved the marine animals: Common Dolphins, Bottlenose...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AbuelaBella
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We stopped by this facility to visit and obtain literature on the Channel Islands. The staff was excellent at providing helpful information about the Channel Islands and how to get to the islands.

Date of experience: September 2017
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