Channel Islands Whale Watching offers breathtaking excursions through the waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Southern California. The Channel Islands region is a premier global destination for whale watching and marine wildlife sightings. Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Orca (Killer Whales) Whales, Finback Whales and Gray Whales, are commonly observed in the pristine waters surrounding the park and sanctuary. Additional wildlife includes seals, sea lions, dolphins and a rich variety of bird life; some of which are endangered and protected.