Welcome to Channel Islands Marine Floating Lab

Channel Islands Marine Floating Lab (CIMFL) offers an innovative approach designed to heighten one’s awareness and understanding of the marine environment. This 3 1/2 hour expedition onboard the R/V Pacific Islander allows participants to analyze biological, chemical and physical properties of the ocean, all while never leaving the protected waters of the Channel Islands Harbor.

5th Grade Maple Elementary School had a wonderful time today. Thank you so much.

Maple Elementary

We had so much fun today on the floating lab! Thanks for teaching us so much!

Katie B.

We had a great time on our trip yesterday. All on board were very informative and we learned quite a bit. Thanks for a great morning.

Cassie S.


The Full Lab Program is Channel Islands Marine Floating Labs’ signature program. It is approximately 3.5 hours in duration and offers the most hands on, instructive and tactile approach to introduce your students to the marine environment.


This program was designed to accommodate a higher number of students. The Combination Program still requires a minimum of 4 hours, however it can accommodate up to 2 classes concurrently.


4151 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, CA. 93035

Contact Us for information & prices:

Phone (805) 382-4563
Email: info@floatinglab.com