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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

#5 of 8 things to do in Channel Islands National Park Features Animals
Off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-893-6431
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America's hidden treasure

The Channel Islands are hard to get to,nothing is there, and they are the most closely guarded... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
J_and_W2013
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Islamorada, Florida
Amazing sea life to be seen

We passed through, both on the way, and when returning from Santa Cruz island. We had the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
iamquestar
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Visalia, California, USA
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26 Jul 2016
“America's hidden treasure”
16 May 2016
“Amazing sea life to be seen”
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Off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, Channel Islands National Park, CA
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+1 805-893-6431
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Channel Islands are hard to get to,nothing is there, and they are the most closely guarded secret of the National Park system. See California as it was YEARS ago.

2  Thank J_and_W2013
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We passed through, both on the way, and when returning from Santa Cruz island. We had the opportunity to see amazing activity along the way. Along with many, many dolphins, we saw all kinds of sea birds. At one point we saw a feeding frenzy...More

2  Thank iamquestar
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The ferry ride out featured whole schools of dolphins following us, and we passed several rafts of sea lions, floating together with their flippers linked. On the island, we came to the top of sheer cliffs and when we peeked over, on our hands and...More

2  Thank CHEB15
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The visitor center is informational and educational with good interpretive and interactive displays. Really good for kids and adults, and the video is very good.

3  Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We took the island Packers shuttle to Santa Cruze Island where we hiked to Potato Harbor via Cavern point. We had plenty of time to do this hike and could have taken more time to stop and experience the scenery. The scenery was breathtaking! Even...More

3  Thank missmartha
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Taking a boat out to The Channel Island is a must do for all nature lovers. From sea birds, sea lions, seals, dolphins, whales and other marine life to the rare Island foxes This is a must stop when you are in the area.

2  Thank vail38
Reviewed 21 September 2013

A Must-Do for anyone in the LA to San Fran corridor. I began at the Ventura Visitors center, watched the amazing video and then drove to Oxnard Marina and got a boat trip "on standby" The TA choices to review this marvel are frustrating as...More

2  Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 20 February 2015
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