Plan Your Visit

People looking at a whale from a boat
Bob Perry

The following operators access Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteers are on board select cruises year-round with the following boat landings. Please contact the operators directly to make a reservation for a whale watch or island trip accompanied by Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteers.

Santa Barbara Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor

Ventura Harbor

Camarillo Airport

Other operators in the region are also available depending on the recreational activity - from kayaking, fishing, diving, sailing and more - there are many adventures to explore at the Channel Islands. More information is available from these harbor directories:

Before going out on the water, be aware of the dynamic weather patterns in the Santa Barbara Channel. Check out our online weather kiosk for up to date weather information in the sanctuary.