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Adult - 13-54 Years
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
Michele Wassell
Senior - 55 Years and Older
Senior - 55 Years and Older
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
Santa Barbara Island is the only southern Channel Island in the park. This island is the smallest of the Channel Islands, yet it is big on wildlife and adventure. Located about 55 miles from Ventura County, travel time is 2.5 to 3 hours depending on which harbor of departure. The longer channel crossing increases the opportunity to see a variety of wild life such as whales, dolphins, and seabirds.
Adult - 13-54 Years
Michele Wassell
Visitors step from the boat onto a ladder and climb to a small dock. From the dock there is a ½ mile trail that leads to the top of the island.
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
Dan Harding
Like the other Channel Islands, the spring wildflower bloom is colorful, yet many of the endemic plants actually bloom in the summer and fall, on this island
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
There is no potable water and no shade trees on this island, so bring ample water, a hat or visor, and sunscreen.
Michele Wassell
This small island is rich in native flora, with a number of island endemics.
The isolation of this island makes it an ideal place for many species of nesting seabirds and also for breeding seals and sea lions.
The Local Islands
Driving Directions
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Trip Preparation
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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
2015 Santa Barbara Island
Trip Schedule
April - October
THU July 23
SUN July 26
SAT April 25 This is a day trip only to view the Spring wildflowers.
SAT August 22
TUE August 25
SAT September 19
MON September 21 **
FRI October 23
SUN October 25
** Campr Pick up only No Day Trip