Ranger 85 Sportfishing

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Stephanie C. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Redeemed March 22, 2012
I enjoyed the tidbits and comments the Captain had to offer, but it was difficult to hear him.


Daniel E. · 1 reviews
Redeemed 6 days ago
Great trip! It was a very relaxing boat ride. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable of sea life in the Channel Islands. It was supposed to be a 3-hour ride, however, just as we were about to head back to the doc they spotted two whales about a mile away. They quickly caught up to them and put us right next to them for some breath-taking views. Along with thousands of Dolphins along the ride


Ernest Scott G. · 1 reviews
· Redeemed March 7, 2018
Crew was great and we saw lots of sea life. Great breakfast burrito too!

What You'll Get

A recent survey ranks whales' bellies ahead of safety deposit boxes and mattresses as the preferred place to store valuables. Experience one of nature's most priceless resources with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one admission to a whale-watching cruise from Ranger 85 Sportfishing in Oxnard (up to a $30 value).

For more than 30 years, Captain Frank and his crew of nautical naturalists have led intrepid jaunts through the pristine waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and within a short distance of the famed Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in search of the most majestic mammals of the sea. Up to 80 seafaring whale spotters board the Ranger 85 vessel for a three-hour cruise that searches for frequent sightings of an array of whales, including gray, humpback, orca, and pilot. The experience also regularly encounters sea lions, seals, dolphins, myriad birds, and, when the moon is ripe, an occasional Oprah scuba diving in search of safe locales for offshore accounts.

Throughout the expedition, the onboard naturalists will provide narration filled with educational insights into oceanic wonders such as how dolphins use echolocation to save money on their cell-phone plans. For patrons who are wary of basking in the sun's glow for too long, the Ranger 85 features an air-conditioned bunk room and interior cabin.

Ranger 85 offers a two for one discount on Tuesdays that's not available when used with this Groupon.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit.Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Channel Islands Whale Watching

Channel Islands Whale Watching was founded in 1999 specializing in Eco-Tourism and Wildlife Adventures. All of our trips take place in the pristine waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary. CIWW transports thousands of visitors each year offering wildlife interpretation with informative narration of this unique region, often referred to as the Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere. 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.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.