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Island Packers is now open for walk-in retail operations and reservations. We anticipate re-starting island service in early June. Check back for updates.

 We will remain available:

     By phone every day between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at (805) 642-1393

     By email at

For more information regarding trips to the Channel Islands, viewing wildlife, whale watching, dinner cruises and charters, please enjoy this website.

Island Packers plans to resume normal operations as soon as able. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you on one of our trips soon!

Gift Certificates are available to purchase by phone.  They can be mailed or emailed to you for any trip we offer.

 -Island Packers

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Upcoming Special Trips and More

Special TNC Property Excursion

Cueva Valdez - Saturday, June 13, 2020

These trip have limited availability to avoid damage to the delicate environment.  Landings are via shore boat onto the beach.  Island Packers Naturalists will be available to lead a guided hike.  There are no facilities at these areas.

Prisoners Harbor w/ Painted Cave Exploration

Visit One of the Largest Known Sea Caves on the Planet.

Spend time ashore at the Beautiful Prisoners Harbor Area.

Take a swim in the protected bay

Relax and enjoy the Wetlands and Beach Areas.

Scorpion Anchorage Closure During Pier Construction.

Beginning November 1, 2019, there will be no public access to Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island due to construction of a new pier.  Construction is expected to take 6 - 12 months. 

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New Trips During the Scorpion Pier Construction

Island Packers is offering a Two Island Trip consisting of Prisoners Harbor SCI, for the first part of your day and Anacapa Island-East End Landing for the second half of your day.

Available Trips

for day and camping experiences at the Channel Islands

Island Packers visits all five of the islands that make up the Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary. View our Island Trips for details on day trips,  camping, island activities and special trips. See all Trips

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