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Explore the Channel Islands!

Bryan Miller » January 18, 2010

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 Whale & Dolphin watching tours are ‘fun’!



Island Packer’s trips to the Channel Islands cruise with an open eye for wildlife, especially everyone’s favorite, whales and dolphins. Go out into the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary just to look for whales. Trips that set out to view the migrating gray whales depart from both locations; 1691 Spinnaker Dr. in the Ventura Harbor, and 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., in the Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard.  Whale watching tours are 3 to 3.5 hours long, morning departures are often scheduled for 9:30 and 10:00, and afternoon departures are at 1:30 sometimes they have trips at 9:00am & 2:00p.m. please check the departure schedule for the date of your choice. Also, additional departures, and group charters may be added to this schedule if the demand is high. Reservations are recommended for these popular trips.  Whale watching tours do not land on the Channel Islands, however the island trips during this time of year will also be on the look out for whales as the boats travel to and from the park.

Author: Karen Crystal

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