In March, we visited the Channel Islands National Park
The Channel Islands National Park consists of five of the eight Channel Islands that span 160 miles off the coast of southern California.
Although Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands were designated a national monument in 1938, it was not until March 5, 1980 that Congress established San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Barbara, and the submerged lands and waters within one nautical mile of each island as Channel Islands National Park. How much time do you have?
Stop by one of our visitor centers in Ventura or Santa Barbara.
Take a half-day flight to Santa Rosa Island or a half-day non-landing boat tour around Anacapa or a half-day, express boat trip Island Packers. During gray whale season (December through April), take a half-day whale watch trip out of Ventura, Oxnard, or Santa Barbara Harbors.
Take a day trip to any of the park islands via our park concessionaires. During blue whale season (Spring through Summer), take an all day whale watch trip out of Ventura or Santa Barbara Harbors.
Camp on any of our park islands or take a multi-day, multi-island, live-aboard boat trip with Truth Aquatics.
What can I do at Channel Islands National Park? The islands not only offer a delightful break from the congestion and clamor of urban life, but also numerous outdoor activities — hiking, camping, snorkeling, kayaking, birdwatching, photography, or just relaxing to the soothing sounds of the natural world.
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“SIP, don’t gulp or guzzle life. SAVOR LOVE! This philosophy is time tested: Living in the now makes for richness and delight in all ways.”
Use this beautiful table scarf to set the scene for a relaxing SIP!
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“Poppy & Quail is an exciting new mother-daughter adventure inspired by a love of nature and all things California.” You can toast to that, and then put your drink down on this adorable coaster! www.poppyandquail.com
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Which bowl did you receive? Show us online how you’re using it!
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What did you learn about Channel Islands National Park this month? Have you visited? Tell us your experiences of being out on the islands. Send us feedback via our online Contact Us form!