Despite their massive size, whales can be hard to spot due to their ability to camouflage themselves with walrus mustaches and porthole monocles. Learn to see through watery disguises with this Groupon.
Choose from Two Options
- $40 for a four-hour Seafari Tour of Anacapa Island (up to an $80 value)
- $75 for a four-hour Seafari Tour of Anacapa Island for two (up to a $160 value)
On the Seafari tour, groups venture through the waters of Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary, marveling at the rare and sometimes endangered wildlife of Anacapa Island's north shore. This tour is fully-narrated and non-landing, meaning that visitors will remain afloat for the entirety of the four-hour tour as they search for wildlife such as whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, and birds. Morning departures include continental breakfast, while afternoon departures include a Seafarer's Feast; beverages are an extra fee.
Channel Islands Whale Watching
Captain Frank has navigated Californian waters for more than 30 years, earning his 100-Ton Captain's license in 1980 and consequently became the youngest person to do so at the time. After working for the next 19 years chartering boats and educating students aboard the Channel Islands Marine Floating Lab, he purchased the 85-foot Ranger 85, the very ship he worked on as a teenager. Along with a sister vessel, the Coral Sea, Captain Frank helms his Ranger 85 to carry visitors on scenic tours around Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary, allowing them to glimpse rare species of animals and stretches of untamed Californian landscapes where there are two distinct ecosystems. On some trips, passengers may even occasionally spot up to five different types of whales. He also embarks on private charters and bookings for groups or special occasions, such as corporate events or graduation parties for the family harbor seal.