A guide for exploring your national marine sanctuaries.

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Prepare for Your Visit

Get ready to visit a sanctuary near you!

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Visitors Centers & Exhibits

Come discover the gateways to your National Marine Sanctuaries!

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Things to Do

Explore the variety of activities these destinations have to offer!

  • Diving / Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Sports
  • Surfing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Tidepooling
  • Heritage Trails
  • Stewardship
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What Will I See?

Learn more about the variety of marine habitats and creatures in sanctuary waters.

Explore your Sanctuary


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