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Whale Watching Season is Here!

Whale Sighting Guaranteed from Feb 14th – April 7th


California Gray Whale Watching

Experience the gray whale migration as these amazing animals make their annual northern migration up the California coast to Alaska with their calves in tow.

3.5 hour

Whale Watching Expedition


Guaranteed Whales

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Whale Watching in California

The Channel Islands are considered one of the best whale-watching locations in California! Here are some of the key reasons that makes The Channel Islands National Park a standout location for whale watching:

  • Rich Marine Ecosystem: The Channel Islands are situated in an area with a diverse and rich marine ecosystem. The nutrient-rich waters attract a variety of marine life, including different species of whales.
  • Whale Migration Routes: The Channel Islands are strategically located along the migration routes of several whale species, including gray whales, blue whales, humpback whales, and more. This makes it a prime spot for witnessing these majestic creatures during their seasonal migrations.
  • Abundance of Wildlife: In addition to whales, the Channel Islands are home to a wide range of marine wildlife, such as dolphins, seals, sea lions, and various seabird species. This makes the overall marine wildlife experience more dynamic and captivating.
  • Protected Marine Reserves: The waters surrounding the Channel Islands include marine reserves and protected areas. These conservation efforts contribute to the health of the marine ecosystem and create a favorable environment for whales and other marine life.
  • Scenic Beauty: Beyond the marine life, the Channel Islands offer stunning natural landscapes and scenic views. Visitors can enjoy the picturesque surroundings while whale watching, enhancing the overall experience.
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