Fraser Point, Santa Cruz Island Day Trip –

Fraser Point, Santa Cruz Island  Day Trip

Sunday, March 29, 2020  &  Saturday,April 4, 2020

Wild Flowers Viewing (rain permitting) and Beach Exploration

Photo by Mark Connally

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

Located at the far west end of the island, this is one of the most remote anchorages on Santa Cruz Island.  Vast coastal bluffs are accentuated by small pocket beaches and vistas of Santa Rosa Island.   The point boasts a rich natural and human history that you can explore with an Island Packers Naturalist on a fairly flat and level terrain, or you may just want to enjoy the sandy beach and beautiful view with a picnic lunch.

The boat trip will include a complete circumnavigation of the Island and a stop at Painted Cave (weather permitting).  The water is warmer on the south side, so the potential for rare wildlife sightings is greater as well.

Photo by Mark Connally
Photo by Mark Connally
Photo by Mark Connally
  • Skiff Landings can be wet.
  • There is no shade in this area.
  • The West End can be quite windy so hats should have a strap and no umbrellas.
  • Ocean temperatures are colder at the West End and conditions can be quite rough.  Swimming is NOT recommended.