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Whalewatch Trips and Voyages

    Take a whalewatch trip in search of Pacific gray whales to observe these magnificent giants as they migrate along the Pacific coast. Groups please call 310-548-7770 to make reservations. Individuals please contact the boat landings directly. Click on the link below for more information.

Let's Go Whale Watching!
Gray Whale Facts


Click here to see photos from past whale watching trips!

Want to hear a gray whale singing? (.mp3)

Learn more about gray whales.
     
 

Upcoming Voyages


Channel Islands Adventure: Anacapa Island
Discover the wonders of the Channel Islands as you join CMA educators on an adventure to Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. During the crossing we'll watch for marine birds and mammals, then join a guided walk and check out nesting gulls and their chicks as you greet spring on Anacapa Island. This trip leaves from Oxnard.

**To get from the boat to Anacapa Island, participants will need to climb a vertical ladder of approximately ten rungs then climb up a stairwell of 153 steps to reach the top of the island.**

Reservations are required: 310-548-7562
Fee: $59 per person, $54 age 55 and over, $41 under age 12 ($50 FRIENDS members)

• Saturday, June 1, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Channel Islands Adventure: Santa Cruz Island
Discover the wonders of the Channel Islands as you join CMA educators on an adventure to Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Board the vessel in Ventura and enjoy a narrated voyage, observing sea life along the way. We'll cruise along the island coast, then go ashore where participants will follow along on a naturalist-led hike to observe the diverse coastal habitats and panoramic views.

**To get from the boat to the pier on Santa Cruz Island, participants will need to climb a vertical ladder of approximately ten rungs.**

Reservations required: 310-548-7562
Fee: $59 per person, $54 age 55 and over, $41 under age 12 ($50 FRIENDS members)

• Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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Complete Whalewatch
Start your adventure at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium with a fun and informational slide show about the fascinating life of the Pacific gray whale. After that, we'll head over to Long Beach and board a whale watching boat for a three-hour voyage in search of whales, dolphins, sea lions and sea birds. In true Cabrillo Marine Aquarium style, you’ll have fun, experience the ocean and learn about our incredible local marine life from expert staff and naturalists! The trip returns to the dock by 1:00pm.

No refunds for cancellations; your payment will be considered a donation. We will be taking Spirit Cruises and leave from Shoreline Village in Long Beach. Parking at Shoreline Village will be about $10 and is not included in the price. Directions to the boat will be handed out after the slideshow presentation at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Registration is required, please call 310-548-7562 by March 28 to register.

Member Price:  $25, Non-Member Price:  $30

• Sunday, March 31, 2019 • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Whale Watching*
Go to sea any day of the week through mid-April in search of migrating Pacific gray whales and a host of other marine life including dolphins, seals and sea lions. Whalewatch naturalists, trained by CMA and the American Cetacean Society, lead two-to-three-hour boat trips from various landings (fees vary).

Groups can make reservations by calling Cabrillo Whalewatch at 310-548-7770 Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 am to 1 pm.

Individuals can make reservations by contacting the boat landings directly. Please click on the link below for more information.

 Cabrillo-Whalewatch-Landings.pdf

• Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - Monday, April 15, 2019

 


 
   
 
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