Floating Classroom
K-12 Education Programs
All trips can be tailored to meet your curriculum goals and objectives.
For more program information, contact Education@IslandPackers.com
For reservations or booking information, contact GroupCharters@IslandPackers.com
or call (805) 642-1393.
Doug Mangum
Price $43.00 Per Person

Located on the east end of the largest island off the California Coast, Scorpion Ranch is a unique location to study science themes such as native and endemic organisms, introduced species, geology, and the marine environment. Scorpion Ranch has a long and interesting history of human activities including the site of one of the largest Chumash villages on the Channel Islands. Social science themes include Native American inhabitants, explorers, and the ranching period.
Price $43.00 Per Person

Visit some of the most pristine tidepools in Southern California. Science themes include organism identification, adaptation, predator/prey relationships, and current monitoring and preservation programs that protect this fragile intertidal ecosystem.

Prices listed are for weekday field trips for groups of 20 or more.
Wildlife Cruise (April-December) $27 Per Person

Whale Watch (January-March) $22 Per Person

Search the Santa Barbara Channel for marine mammals and other wildlife. With over 30 different species of marine mammals that either visit the area seasonally or live here year-round, there are always great opportunities for sightings. From January through March the focus is mainly on the migrating Pacific Gray Whales. Science themes include migration, oceanography, wildlife identification, and marine resources.
Price $43.00 Per Person

Education themes are similar to those described for Scorpion Ranch with an emphasis on restoration and conservation. More mature students and/or smaller groups may want to include a hike on the Pelican Trail. Considered one of the most diverse hikes on the islands, highlights include lush native vegetation and spectacular vistas. (Requires special permission and release forms to visit The Nature Conservancy property.)
Price $43.00 Per Person

A true oceanic island with 360 degree views of the ocean, East Anacapa is known for its abundant bird population and seasonal wildflowers. Its remote location makes it a perfect spot to cover science themes such as native and endemic organisms, introduced species, and geology. Social science themes include Native American inhabitants, explorers, and shipwrecks.

East End, Anacapa Island - Full day trip
Frenchy's Cove, Anacapa Island - Full Day Trip
Scorpion Ranch, Santa Cruz Island - Full Day Trip
Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Isl.- Full Day Trip
Santa Barbara Channel & Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary 1/2 Day Trip
The Local Islands
Driving Directions
Trip Preparation
The Outer Islands
Non-Landing Cruises
Main Office:
Ventura Harbor
1691 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, Ca 93001

Satellite Office:
Channel Islands Harbor
3550 Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93035
(No Mail)

805-642-6573 Fax


Office Hours
Main Office
9:AM to 5:00 PM
& One Hour Before Boat Departure
Seven Days a Week

Satellite Office:
Open One Hour Before Boat Departure