To get to the islands, you have to use Island Packers, an authorized concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park. We took a day trip to Santa Cruz leaving from Ventura. Luckily, one of the rangers was on the boat with us and offered a guided interpretive hike. Without that, it would have been pretty boring on the island for the day. On the 1.5-hour ride to the island, we saw some seals frolicking on a buoy. At the island, we ate our packed lunch and looked for wildlife. We saw none - not even the touted island Scrub Jay.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 24, 2003
Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, California 93001