Adult - 13-54 Years
Gray Whale Watching
December 26 through Early April
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
Senior - 55 Years and Older
Doug Mangum
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
Gray Whale Watching Fares
Doug Mangum
For the latest
Marine Mammal Sightings
in the Santa Barbara Channel.

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Island Packers Gray Whale Watching departs from both the Channel Island and Ventura Harbors. This 3-3.5 hour cruise takes you to the Southern California waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. These waters are known for their marine mammal diversity and you may get to see other species of marine mammals along with the migrating Gray Whales. Seals, Sea Lions and several species of Dolphins along with occasional Orca Whale pods may also be seen on your trip.
Our captains have many years of experience sighting whales on the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and will narrate and inform you about all the varieties or marine mammals seen on your cruise.
Gray Whale watching is a winter event and we encourage you to dress in layers of warm clothing, and wear comfortable flat shoes on your trip. Bring along your camera and binoculars for added viewing options.
With our reasonable rates Gray Whale watching is affordable family fun for all ages.
Half Day Whale Watching trips do not land at the islands, but an island landing trip to Anacapa or Santa Cruz will give you an opportunity to view these magnificent creatures as well.
Doug Mangum
The Local Islands
Driving Directions
Trip Preparation
The Outer Islands
Non-Landing Cruises
Main Office:
Ventura Harbor
1691 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, Ca 93001

Satellite Office:
Channel Islands Harbor
3550 Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93035
(No Mail)

805-642-6573 Fax

Office Hours
Main Office
9:AM to 5:00 PM
& One Hour Before Boat Departure
Seven Days a Week

Satellite Office:
Open One Hour Before Boat Departure