National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open
NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are closed to the public while the waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.
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
Management Plan Revision
The sanctuary’s management plan is being revised and public input is requested from October 1
through November 15, 2019. Learn more about the management plan revision!
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