Channel Islands Whale Watching
Southern California Whale Watching at its finest.
Captain Frank began his career at sea aboard the Ranger 85 in 1976 as a teenage crew member on whale watching trips and fishing charters. He earned his 100 ton Captain's license in 1980, (at the time the youngest person In California to earn his Merchant Mariners Document) and for the next 10 years operated boats in the Channel Islands. In 1990, Captain Frank launched out on his own, purchasing his first boat, the Coral Sea. Immediately, he began offering eco-tours and fishing charters in the Channel Islands and off the coast of Baja Mexico.
In 1995, Captain Frank's love of these waters and the majestic creatures that call them home inspired him to found the hugely popular Channel Islands Marine Floating Lab. He offered marine science education classes to students emphasizing watershed stewardship and sustainable marine species practices. He continues to educate and inspire young people to respect and protect the delicate and valuable marine ecosystem of the Channel Islands. Captain Frank returned to his roots in 1999 and purchased the Ranger 85, the very boat he worked on in his youth. Today, both the Ranger 85 and Coral Sea allow more than 5000 students annually to participate in the unique Channel Islands Marine Floating Lab, fostering stewardship for our world ocean. Captain Frank continues to share his love of the Channel Islands and the waters off Southern California with eco-tourism charters, fishing charters and of course, whale watching trips.
To date, Captain Frank has over 35 years of experience on the waters of the California coast identifying wildlife and educating thousands of passengers. His dedication and passion for the marine environment is evident each and every time he heads offshore. You are sure to leave with a deeper understanding of the Channel Islands and with a sense of wonder and respect for all life that call the Channel Islands home. Take the adventure of a lifetime with Channel Islands Whale Watching.