Things to do in Channel Islands National Park
The Southern California coast has one of America’s most undeveloped national parks. The Channel Islands are comprised of 5 islands: Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa and San Miguel. Learn more about the Channel Islands in the link above or learn more below:
Anacapa Island // Hike to Inspiration Point for some stunning views! 🌊
Take the 1.5-mile round trip hike to Inspiration Point on Anacapa Island for some extraordinary coastal views.
Santa Barbara Island // Go swimming and snorkeling!
Santa Barbara Island is one of the most ideal places for swimming and snorkeling. Come eye-to-eye with bright orange garibaldi fish, giant sea kelp and sea lions. For more information on snorkeling at Channel Islands National Park, visit the link above or learn more below:
Santa Cruz Island // Take a day trip to Scorpion Anchorage
Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island has some of the most varied trails and great places for snorkeling and swimming, perfect for a fun-filled day trip. You can book in the link above or learn more in our blog post:
Santa Cruz Island // Take a kayak excursion to Prisoner's Harbor & other great sea caves! 🛶
Book a kayaking trip with Santa Barbara Adventure Company—the main outfitter for activities on the Channel Islands—which includes your ferry ride from Ventura, kayaking gear, and a guide. Visit the website link above to learn more about their kayak excursions.
San Miguel Island // See one of the largest sea rookeries in the world
Sometimes 30,000 animals congregate at Point Bennett, making it one of the largest concentrations of wildlife on Earth! Find more things to do on San Miguel Island in the link above or learn more on our website:
San Nicholas Island (and surrounding) // Take a whale watching tour 🐋
The waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park are home to many diverse and beautiful species of cetaceans. Take a whale-watching tour between December and April to see gray whales on their annual migrations, or come in the summer to see humpbacks! Learn more about Channel Islands National Park using the link below: