For the latest
Marine Mammal Sightings
in the Santa Barbara Channel.

What's Happening
The crossing to and from Ventura will take you along the south shore of the island where unique geology and varied history will be highlighted by the crew. The water is warmer on the south side so the potential for rare wildlife sightings is greater as well. Travel time is 1.5 hours (approx).
Adults - $65.00
Child - $46.00
Senior - $60.00
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
Located on the southwest side of the island, this is one of the most picturesque anchorages on Santa Cruz. Offshore rocks and sandstone bluffs accentuate a pristine white sand beach that sits at the mouth of one of the larger watersheds on the south side. The anchorage boasts a rich natural and human history that you can explore with an Island Packer naturalist on a mild to moderate walk.
Access to this anchorage is via a small shore boat directly to the beach. All visitors going to this destination must have a signed release form from The Nature Conservancy. Download HERE or Island Packers will provide at check in.
Willows Anchorage
Saturday April 26, 2014
As Summer quickly approches, don't forget to book early for your campsites and boat transportation.
Check back in April for our New & Exciting Summer Harbor Cruise Schedule.
Blue and Humpback Whale Watching begins May 4, 2014.
Magnificent Blues and Playful Humpbacks await.
Seasonal Reminders
You may also want to bring swim or snorkel gear to take advantage of the fairly protected cove and shallow reef that teems with intertidal life. (Be aware there is no lifeguard on duty.) Or just enjoy the warm sand and beautiful view with a picnic lunch.
Gary Whale Watching Season ends in Mid-April. Dont Miss Out!
Book now to guarantee your seats. Whales are being seen daily!