Island Packers Cruises

Cruising the California Channel Islands for Education, Recreation and Research since 1968

Home Office: Ventura Harbor
1691 Spinnaker Drive, #105B 
Ventura, CA 93001

Satillite Office: Channel Islands Harbor
3550 Harbor Boulevard 
Oxnard, CA  93035

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(805) 642-1393    
Office Hours 9:00 am  to 5:00 pm 
7 Days a Week
Info@islandpackers.com

Whales & Wildlife Cruises

Island Wildlife Cruises

Adult             13-54 years of age                 $59.00

Child             3-12 years of age                   $41.00

Senior           55 years of age and up         $54.00

Infant            2  years of age and under     $00.00
Must be Reserved

Summer Whale Watching

Adult             13-54 years of age                 $59.00

Child             3-12 years of age                   $41.00

Senior           55 years of age and up         $54.00

Infant            2  years of age and under     $00.00
Must be Reserved

Winter Whale Watching

Adult             13-54 years of age                 $59.00

Child             3-12 years of age                   $41.00

Senior           55 years of age and up         $54.00

Infant            2  years of age and under     $00.00
Must be Reserved

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Over 28 species of whales and dolphins have been identified within the waters of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary of southern California.

Throughout the year it is possible to see Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales and Minke Whales, Orca Whales, Common Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Pacific White Sided Dolphin and Dall’s Porpoise.

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Many of the large whale such as Fin, Humpback and Blue Whales are attracted to the local area during periods of up-welling that produce the plankton food they feed upon. Typically the ocean conditions that produce this feeding phenomenon occur between June and September.

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On all of Island Packers’ trips to the Channel Islands we cruise with an eye out for wildlife, especially everyone’s favorites, whales and dolphins. There are two seasons each year where we specifically go out into the waters of California's Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to view the larger of the marine mammals, the Pacific Gray Whales (Winter)and Humpback and Blue Whales (Summer). Whale sightings are not guaranteed.

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