The 2020 Island Packers Birding Excursion schedule is set. We will have two trips... >
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PASSENGERS OF ISLAND PACKERS CRUISES
Island Packers has Resumed Daily Transportation to Channel Islands National Park
Island Packers is now accepting reservations for all scheduled excursions for Summer 2020.
Island Packers has adhered to and surpassed all required protocols, so our passengers remain safe and comfortable.
Some of our new safety policies:.
• Office and boat crew will wear appropriate PPE when in contact with the public
• All vessels and offices have reduced capacities of allowable occupancy
• All employees are health screened every day before they start work
• Passengers will have a health inquiry prior to admittance to office
• Passengers 3 years and older are required to wear a face-covering, infants (under 3 years) are exempt from wearing a face covering
• Check-in lines will promote social distancing and appropriate hygiene
• Vessels will be sanitized during stops and between runs
If there was ever a time to get back to nature, to see a sunrise streaming in through the front flap of your tent, to experience a pod of dolphin from the rail of a boat at sea, or to just take a deep breath and enjoy nature, it’s now. The Channel Islands are close by, safe, magnificent, and open. We look forward to seeing you on one of our trips soon!
Photo by Doug Mangum - Santa Rosa Island, Bechers Bay
Upcoming Special Trips and More
Special Trip - Fry's Harbor
Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 25
Visit this seldom seen area of Santa Cruz Island.
Trips depart at 8:30 am and Depart the Island at 4:00 pm
There are no services at this area of the island.
Landing is via a shore boat through on to the beach
Get the New Channel Island National Park App
Enrich your visit to Channel Islands National Park with the official, free app from the National Park Service (NPS). Digitally explore the park—by map or by topic of interest. Discover the natural and cultural stories in context with their locations. Find the information you need about visitor centers, events, services, and self-guided tours and trails throughout the park.
Get it before you arrive to go to the park as cell service is weak/not available at the park.
Summer Whale Watching is Happening NOW!
Come View these Majestic Creatures of the Deep
We have Trips Available
July 16, 19, 23 & August 6, 15, 20, 27,30
Get Onboard for Fun and Nature
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.
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.
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 12 months.