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San Miguel Island
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San Miguel is well known for the strange formations of the Caliche Forest (sand casts of ancient tree trunks and roots) that can be viewed on a day visit. Point Bennett has one of the largest congregations of seals and sea lions found anywhere in the world. This a 16 mile round trip guided hike is available to island campers.
Most trips scheduled to San Miguel Island are for camper transportation. During September and October special trips are scheduled for day visitors when the weather and sea conditions can be the most ideal for the channel crossing and beach landing. 2013 Days Trip are September 7 & October 19.

Check the Quick Links below to View a hiking guide of San Miguel
When returning from San Miguel you will travel along the north side of Santa Cruz and view the Painted Cave (sea conditions permitting), a large sea cave on the western end of the island.
San Miguel is truly a special place. During the entire season that Island Packers travels to this island you have a chance to view marine mammals, including the possibility of Humpback and Blue Whales.
Throughout the spring and summer different age groups of elephant seals will haul out to molt on the sandy beaches, sometimes right inside Cuyler Harbor.
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San Miguel Island Fares
Day Trips
Camper Transportation
Adult - 13-54 Years
$105.00
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
$84.00
Senior - 55 Years and Older
Senior - 55 Years and Older
Child - 3 to 12 Years of Age
Adult - 13-54 Years
$95.00
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
$00.00
Infants - Under 3 Years of Age (Must be Reserved)
$147.00
$136.00
$126.00
$00.00
805-642-1393
San Miguel, the furthest island west, is about 58 miles from Ventura Harbor and travel time, including stops at Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Island to pick up or drop off passengers, is about 3.5 - 4 hours. When traveling to San Miguel, Island Packers often travels along the south side of the scenic Santa Cruz Island coastline. San Miguel Island is truly the backcountry of the Channel Islands National Park.
The Local Islands
Driving Directions
San Miguel is both remote and exposed to the ever-changing elements at the western portion of the Santa Barbara Channel. Visitors should be prepared for a wide range of conditions including sun, fog, cool temperatures and wind. . The white sand beach and steep 1.5-mile canyon hike, have beautiful examples of native vegetation, and are open to all visitors.
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The Outer Islands
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Non-Landing Cruises
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
805-642-6573 Fax

Info@IslandPackers.com

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
Day trips available Saturdays September 6 & October 18, 2014 ONLY
San Miguel Island
has been CLOSED
until further notice.
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