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Address: Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
Phone Number: 805-642-1393
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Activities: Scuba diving, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Hiking, Snorkeling
Description: One of the five islands in the Channel Islands National Park, Anacapa is...
One of the five islands in the Channel Islands National Park, Anacapa is located an hour from Oxnard.
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Take the Island Packers to East Anacapa Island. Check to make sure the swells are not to big otherwise you may not be able to get off at the landing spot. There is no spot to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went to East Anacapa Island for 1 day trip starting with Island Packers ferry in morning. Ferry turned to be best part of the trip! We saw seals and dolphins from very close. Once we arrived on the Island, fun factor dropped drastically. Island is filled of bird poop and smelled horrible with too many birds around. There is... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Take the Island Packers to East Anacapa Island. Check to make sure the swells are not to big otherwise you may not be able to get off at the landing spot. There is no spot to anchor so they back the boat up to the landing and you have to jump off. Not a big deal if things are calm.... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I should start this by stating I haven't set foot on Anacapa Island, I have only dived around the fringes.As such, it's an excellent spot to enjoy kelp forests, unique sea life and, of course, the Sea Lions. The water is coolish - 17 degrees C/63 f when we were there so a good thick wetsuit is recommended, and go... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The boat ride out to the island was awesome (we saw dolphins, seals, and rare blue whales), but the actual island was very small and a bit hectic with all the nesting birds. I did enjoy walking around the island once but found that after an hour or two I was ready to go back since my head was ringing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great location to Scuba Dive. We loved every minute of it. Boaters, please be aware of what a Dive Flag looks like! We saw seals, which played with us, tons of sea urchins and large scallops. Pretty day to be diving. Visibility was 40 feet. We will be back here July 11 & 26-2015 and bringing some friends.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had 2 nights reserved for camping at Anacapa to spend the July 4th holiday weekend - however, the trip was so terrible we actually came home one day early. Where to start... first off, I can't believe that people who have reviewed Anacapa don't speak to the amount of birds there are on this island. The seagulls lurched around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited in May when the seagull chicks are hatching - excellent! Park ranger Danny deserves all the credit for making it a great trip - providing insight into the island's past and encourage snorkeling which was my so ca trip highlight. Camping 1night is best because you are virtually alone at inspiration point when the boat leaves.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a wonderful, beautiful island off of the coast of Ventura, CA. It only takes about an hour to get out there, via Island Packers boats. In the spring, many birds make their nests on this island because there are no predators. There are also no trees so they are all around your feet, and on the sides of... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great place to dive. Kelp and open areas. Sand Dollars and lobsters to look at. Visibility depends on the season.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were on a impulsive long weekend trip to Solvang, Santa Barbara and Ventura. The last, but not the least important was the trip to Anacapa Island on the last day. The trip was booked through Island Packers. We were well in time for the boat ride. There were about 50 people booked on the medium sized boat. When we... More 

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Address: Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
Phone Number: 805-642-1393
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Channel Islands National Park

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