Fry’s Harbor, Santa Cruz Island, Sunday September 23, 2018

In cooperation with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) this is a new destination being offered on the northwest coast of Santa Cruz Island. Besides a small beach, there is an old quarry and limited access up the drainage along a creek bed. The trip will also include a narrated cruise along the north shore to one of the world’s largest sea caves, the Painted Cave (weather permitting).


At Fry’s, an Island Packer naturalist will be available to explain the natural and human history of the area and lead a short walk up the drainage. You may also want to bring swim or snorkel gear to take advantage of the protected cove. (Be aware there is no lifeguard on duty.) Or just enjoy the beach and beautiful view with a picnic lunch.

Access to the island is via a small shore boat directly onto the beach. All visitors going to this destination must have a signed release form from The Nature Conservancy. You can download the form online or request one from the front desk when you check in.