Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary protects 1,470 square miles of ocean waters
around the Northern Channel Islands: Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara
islands. A special place for endangered species, sensitive habitats, historic shipwrecks, and
cultural resources, the sanctuary provides protection through research, education, conservation, and
A quiet refuge located just offshore from Southern California's bustling coastline, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is an ideal destination for boaters, fishers, and nature and water enthusiasts.