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“Great whale watching”

Channel Islands Whale Watching
CA
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great whale watching”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

January 2013 we went out on a beautiful calm day and had a great tour seeing several whales. Unfortunately even with proper meds I was feeding the fish- needless to say glad this one is off my bucket list!

Visited January 2013
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Frank U, Owner at Channel Islands Whale Watching, responded to this review, 21 February 2016
Thanks for review the experience. Sorry to hear of your sea sickness.
Hopefully you will join us again, as there is always something new to see.
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ventura
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3 reviews
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“Enjoyable morning on the water!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The whale watching trip took us out to the Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Islands. It was a great day and we saw lots of dolphins, birds, but no whales. The crew were friendly and the captain was very knowledgeable about the history and what we were seeing, very good narrative.
The snacks were a bit unimaginative, and I wouldn't call it a 'breakfast' by any stretch, but it was ok..
Recommend taking a jacket, hat and sunscreen!

Visited June 2013
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Frank U, Owner at Channel Islands Whale Watching, responded to this review, 21 February 2016
Thanks for taking the time to review your trip.
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17 reviews
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“A rare chance to see the largest animal that ever lived on earth”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Sea lions, sea birds, mola mola, dolphins by the hundreds, and humpback whales. What more do you need.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Carolshoe
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Frank U, Owner at Channel Islands Whale Watching, responded to this review, 21 February 2016
Teeming with life! Thanks for the great review!
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Oxnard
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151 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Lots of fun”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I have been out several times with Channel Islands whale watch. A great group of people. You can see whales dolphin ans seals. The bird live off of Anacapa island is really nice to see as well. I have seen blue whales, humpbacks.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Tracey S
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Frank U, Owner at Channel Islands Whale Watching, responded to this review, 21 February 2016
Thanks Tracey. Hope to see you back again soon!
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Grandview
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“"Admiral, there be whales here!"”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

A Super Pod was what we were told. A super pod of some of Nature's most incredible creatures. Add to that thousands of dolphins, slipping through the water at incredible speed and frolicking at the sides and all around the boat and you have a day filled with incredible adventure.
My husband and I had joined a cousin and her spouse for a day on the ocean to watch for whales. We were treated to a great show. The whales came out of the water and on jumped and then disappeared. A short time later a great fin broke the surface and seemed to wave to those of us on the boat who stood at the rail absolutely entranced by what we were seeing.
The captain of our ship told us that even some of his people, on their day off, had come to join the group on the boat to have a chance to enjoy the stunning display.
In between the whales and the dolphins, we took the time to go close to one of the islands that most of the time is shrouded in mist when looked at from the shore. There were many pelicans who watched from the shore of the island as we sailed by in the afternoon sunshine. The day was clear with not a cloud in the sky and the air was brisk. Be sure to take a jacket or heavy windbreaker because once out on the ocean the breeze is stiff and it gets cold.
I was enchanted and the trip only made me want more time to explore the other island options that were available. Maybe next year.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Hannibaldiva
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Frank U, Owner at Channel Islands Whale Watching, responded to this review, 21 February 2016
Thank you for the great review!
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