Island Packers invites you to come aboard for an exciting and educational, nature discovery tour of the Channel Islands National Park. A variety of tour itineraries are offered year round, giving visitors a rare opportunity to witness the seasonal ebb and flow of life in a marine wilderness. All of Island Packers’ tours emphasize the joy of discovery. Tour groups are small, the mood is friendly and the crew enthusiastic. Since weather is often unpredictable–and on occasion, island landings may be wet–be sure to dress comfortably in layers, wear sturdy shoes, protect your camera, snacks etc. by putting them in waterproof bags, and be physically and mentally prepared for possible “extra excitement” as you discover the unique nature of Channel Islands National Park.
For the past several years, large numbers of blue and humpback whales have returned to feed off the north shore of Santa Rosa Island. View these magnificent marine mammals on special all day tours, with a visit to the Painted Cave.
Island Packers departs from two different harbors. Our Home Office is located in the Ventura Harbor and our Satellite Office is in the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Please be sure to check your Confirmation to ensure you arrive at the correct harbor of departure.
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