Memories Happen Here

Camping, Olympic Coast NMS; Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA

Planning an adventure or dreaming of your next vacation? Look no further than your national marine sanctuaries! These jewels of the ocean and Great Lakes hold possibilities for everyone. Discover the ocean and Great Lakes, and yourself, in national marine sanctuaries.


Surfing, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale NMS Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA

Above, left to right clockwise: child kayaking, Channel Islands NMS; windsurfing, Monterey Bay NMS; whale watching, Stellwagen NMS; diving, Flower Garden Banks NMS. Photos: Claire Fackler/NOAA; Robert Schwemmer/NOAA; Matt McIntosh/NOAA; Emma Hickerson/NOAA