Anacapa Island Closure
The National Park Service will close Anacapa Island Starting February 15, 2022.
The closure will allow improvements to be made to the landing area
The closure will last 4-5 months. As soon as we know the opening date we will begin scheduling trips to this unique island destination.
55 Years +
Infant( Must Reserve)
Under 3 Years
The Climb to the Top
Anacapa Island day trip visitors depart the boat by stepping onto a ladder at the Landing Cove where you climb several rungs to a wooden dock. From the dock there is a winding set of over 157 steps that take you to the island plateau about 200 feet above sea level for stunning coastal views.
Once on the plateau the hiking is easy. There are approximately 1.5 miles of trails on East Anacapa. You will find a small visitor center with a picnic area and vault style toilets.
Reserve Your Seats
or View Availability
Anacapa Island will be closed from Mid February through July 2022 for
construction of a new dock for island landings.
Anacapa Island Day Trip – Kayaking and Snorkeling
Anacapa Island is a cliff island and there is no beach access at this area of the island. Access to the landing cove for snorkeling or kayaking is done via a ladder to the water from the dock. Kayaks must be lowered from the dock to the water and then must be returned to the dock area prior to the boat’s return for island pickup.
An historic lighthouse still operates on the island and the buildings once used to house Coast Guard personnel have been converted into facilities for the National Park Service.
Due to its size and orientation, the Landing Cove at Anacapa Island is more affected by sea conditions than other landing sites in the Park. Island Packers anticipates making landing on all scheduled trips. However, landing decisions can frequently only be made on-site by the vessel captains. As such, Island Packers does not guarantee landing at Anacapa Island. In the event a scheduled landing trip is unable to land, passengers will have ticket costs prorated.