Make a Splash

Not a diver but still want to explore your national marine sanctuary? Grab a paddle and hop aboard a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard! Paddling is a perfect way to see wildlife, explore a kelp forest, cast a fishing line, and more. Always make sure to keep a respectful distance from animals, and never get between mothers and their offspring.

A view of kelp with two kayaks floating above
Kelp forests offer exciting opportunities for exploration in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Photo: Nathan Coy