Island Packers Cruises

Cruising the California Channel Islands for Education, Recreation and Research since 1968

Home Office: Ventura Harbor
1691 Spinnaker Drive, #105B 
Ventura, CA 93001

Satillite Office: Channel Islands Harbor
3550 Harbor Boulevard 
Oxnard, CA  93035

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(805) 642-1393    
Office Hours 9:00 am  to 5:00 pm 
7 Days a Week
Info@islandpackers.com

News & Information

Island Wildlife Cruises

Seasonal Trips are Now Available Year Round

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Birds, Seals, Sea Lions and More! These special trips will offer a birding enthusiast on board for a cruise of the North Shore of Anacapa Island. View the famous Arch Rock and lighthouse built in 1932 and still used today. Island Packers will be on the lookout for migrating birds, whales and the regular resident, the common dolphin. Many other animals frequent the Santa Barbara Channel and you never know what might be sighted in this 3-3.5 hour cruise.

San Miguel on the Schedule

Four Camping Trips and One Day Trip Avalable

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At last the stars have aligned and we can now offer a limited San Miguel schedule for 2017.  At this time there is only one day trip scheduled for October 14, 2017. If things change we will update the San Miguel page.  

To View the San Miguel 2017 Schedule Click Here  Scroll down the page.

Camper Allert

Beware-Weather Can & Does Change our Schedule

If you are planning an overnight/multi-night trip, please be aware that weather and ocean conditions can prevent pick up at your scheduled time from December through May. Campers should check with the ranger or check the bulletin board each morning to make sure they have the most up-to-date information regarding island pick up times and dates. On the day of your return to the mainland, do not leave the campground area until you are aware of the schedule for pick up. Island Packers may come early if that is the safest window of time that weather permits. If you are not aware of the earlier time you may get left behind and have to spend an extra night on the island. Check before starting a hike so you know when to be back for the boat!  Be prepared for an additional night(s) on the island and bring extra food.

Winter Whale Watching

Seasonal Trips are Now Available Year Round

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December 26th marks the beginning of the winter whale watching season. These family fun trips last approximately 3-3.5 hours. Trips depart every weekend and most weekdays. Don't miss out! The whale migration is only here for a few short months. Trips end in April. Reserve your seats today.
Trips are reasonablly priced at : Adult $38.00, Children (3-12 Years) $28.00 and Seniors (55 and up) are $34.00.


Harbor Cruises

Coming Soon our Full Harbor Cruise Schedule

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Just in time for Summer fun.  We will soon announe our full Evening Harbor Cruise Dinner Cruises.  On select Saturday nights from June through October, these trips are sa great way to spend a casual evening enjoying great foor,  good live music and the company of friends,and a complimentary free beverage of your choice.  Check back in April for aour full schedule of this popular excursion.

Island Wildlife Cruises

Seasonal Trips are Now Available Year Round

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Birds, Seals, Sea Lions and More! These special    trips will offer a birding enthusiast on board for a cruise of the North Shore of Anacapa Island. View the famous Arch Rock and lighthouse built in 1932 and still used today. Island Packers will be on the lookout for migrating birds, whales and the regular resident, the common dolphin. Many other animals frequent the Santa Barbara Channel and you never know what might be sighted in this 3-3.5 hour cruise.