Despite their distinctive shapes, dolphins 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 Between Two Options
- $39 for a four-hour Seafari Tour of Anacapa Island with meal included (up to an $80 value)
- $75 for a four-hour Seafari Tour of Anacapa Island for two with meal for each person included (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. Here, two different ecosystems collide, with over 130 sea caves playing host to the massive sea lion colonies and migratory birds that call the volcanic island home. 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 and learn about the people who used to inhabit the island. Morning departures include a continental breakfast, while afternoon departures include a Seafarer's Feast; beverages are an extra fee.
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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.
“A great trip, thought the boat was nice and the guides took us to the whales and dolphins. I like how they respected the whales and dolphins, being sure not to...”
“A great trip, thought the boat was nice and the guides took us to the whales and dolphins. I like how they respected the whales and dolphins, being sure not to stress them out after following them to view them. I have recommended this trip to friends.”
“My 4 & 2 year old girls loved the trip! We got to so many whales, seals, and Dolphins.”
“Went whale watching on 3/16/2016. Saw 2 different whales. multiple sightings on each. And many common dolphins. The 3 of us had a great time. Will return next...”
“Went whale watching on 3/16/2016. Saw 2 different whales. multiple sightings on each. And many common dolphins. The 3 of us had a great time. Will return next year. thanks. Oh they had a great selection of food for purchase on the boat as well.”