National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.

Participating Vessels

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. 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

Santa Barbara Sailing Center
133 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805-962-2826
www.sbsail.com

CONDOR EXPRESS Charters
301 West Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
1-888-77-WHALE
www.condorcruises.com

Truth Aquatics
Sea Landing
301 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3886
(805) 962-1127
www.truthaquatics.com

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR

Islands Packers
1691 Spinnaker Dr. 105 B
Ventura, CA. 93001
805-642-1393
www.islandpackers.com
(Island Packers departs from two different harbors depending on the trip, call for details)

Channel Islands Marine Floating Lab/ Whale Watch
 (during Gray Whale Season)
4151 S. Victoria Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93035
805-382-4563 805-794-9653 cell

Channel Islands Sportfishing Center 
(during Gray Whale Season)
4151 S. Victoria Ave. Oxnard, CA 93035
805-382-1612

VENTURA HARBOR

Islands Packers
1691 Spinnaker Dr. 105 B
Ventura, CA. 93001
805-642-1393
www.islandpackers.com
(Island Packers departs from two different harbors depending on the trip, call for details)

CAMARILLO AIRPORT

Channel Islands Aviation
305 Durley Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 987-1301
http://flycia.com




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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