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Located on the border of the National Park and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) property, Prisoners Harbor provides a variety of activities for hikers, bird watchers, groups of friends and family. You can relax in the shade of a eucalyptus grove, enjoy a picnic lunch and snorkel the calm waters protected in this scenic harbor.
There are vault style restrooms, tree shaded picnic tables around the cobblestone beach, but no potable/ drinking water is available at Prisoners Harbor.
Visitors that participate on this guided hike must complete and sign a TNC release form which Island Packers will provide. You may also download the Release Form here. Hikers may also explore the park property on their own.
Click here for a Bird List
of the species that are found in the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary
Pelican Bay Trail
This is a moderate to strenuous 4.6 mile round trip hike to Pelican Bay through several different vegetation habitats. An Island Packers naturalist will lead an interpretive walk discussing some of the natural and human history of the area.
Considered one of the prettiest trails on the island, this rugged single track offers great views of the north shore of Santa Cruz Island and is lined with several species of plants found only on the Channel Islands. You will also have an excellent opportunity to see the endemic Island Scrub Jay along with many other bird species.
Cueva Valdez and Painted Cave
A rare opportunity to visit this beautiful cove on the west end of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a narrated cruise along the north shore of Santa Cruz Island to one of the world's largest sea caves, the Painted Cave. We will then continue on to Cueva Valdez on The Nature Conservancy property. The landing is by small shore boat via a sea cave that opens to a nice beach.
The Santa Barbara Channel crossing back to Ventura will take us through some of the richest marine wildlife viewing areas.
An Island Packer naturalist will be available to provide the natural and human history of the area. You will have a couple of hours to just relax or picnic on the beach before your trip back across the channel.
Prisoners Harbor - Santa Cruz Island Fares
Day Trips
Camper Transportation
Adult - 13-54 Years
$59.00
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
$41.00
Senior - 55 Years and Older
Senior - 55 Years and Older
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
Adult - 13-54 Years
$54.00
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
$00.00
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
$79.00
$74.00
$57.00
$00.00
Adult - 13-54 Years
$65.00
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
$45.00
Senior - 55 Years and Older
$60.00
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
$00.00
Cueva Valdez Cove Fares
Trip Date:
Santa Cruz Island
Sunday October 26
Cueva Valdez Cove
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Main Office:
Ventura Harbor
1691 Spinnaker Drive
#105B
Ventura, Ca 93001

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

805-642-1393
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Office Hours
Main Office
9:AM to 5:00 PM
& One Hour Before Boat Departure
Seven Days a Week

Satellite Office:
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