Island Packers will run all scheduled trips.
The recent oil spill is not effecting the
Channel Islands National Park or the waters of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
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Live Music, Good Food and Drink
Dinner, Wine Tasting and Craft Beer Cruises
Ventura Harbor Evening Cruises
View Latest Sighting in the Channel
Many Humpback Whales are in our area right NOW! While we do not have official whale watching trips on our schedule in May, these gentle giants can be seen on Island landing trips as well as
Island Wildlife Cruises frequently.
Offical Start Date: Saturday June 6
Blue & Humpback Whale Watching
Campsites are limited and fill quickly for weekends and holidays during the busy summer months. Dont MISS OUT!
Don't Delay!
Plan and book your Summer Fun in the Park today!
Find your destination and make plans to hike, kayak and enjoy our island treasures.
Camping in the Channel Islands National Park is a great experience for friends & families.
Plan your Camping Trips NOW!
Whale Watching
See the rugged shore line of Anacapa
or Santa Cruz Island from the boat.
View the Island Shoreline
Common, Pacific White-sided, Bottlenose,, & Risso's Dolphins & More on great days.
See Dolphins at Play
Harbor Seal, California Sea Lion, Stellar Sea Lion, Northern Fur Seal and more.
View Seals & Sea Lions
Landing Cove - July to October
Santa Barbara Island
Always Affordable Family Fun. 3.5 Hour in Length.
December 26 to Mid April
Gray Whales
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Channel Islands Wildlife Cruise
Anacapa Island
(Low Tide Days Only)
Frenchys Cove - November - April
East End Landing Cove - Year Round
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Rosa Island
San Miguel Island
The Outer Islands
Bechers Bay - April to November
Cuylers Harbor - May to October
The Local Islands
Scorpion Anchorage - Year Round
Prisoners Harbor - Year Round
Blue & Humpback Whales
May to September
Cruising the California Channel Islands for
Education, Recreation and Research Since 1968.
Island Packers
1691 Spinnaker Drive Ventura, CA 93001
With a stop at Painted Cave on the way home.
Island Packers
3550 Harbor Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93035
Home Office:
Opens one hour prior to boat departure time.
9am-5pm 7 days a week &
one hour prior to first boat departure.
Satellite Office:
With a stop at Painted Cave on the way home.
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Island Packers Cruises
Need a Lunch for the Island?
642- 1393
Try the Boatyard Cafe or the Harbor Cove Cafe
in the Ventura Harbor
Phone ahead to order fo quick pick up on the morning of your trip.
Select Saturdays this Summer and Fall
Honey Cup
in the Channel Islands Harbor