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Address: Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
Phone Number: 805-642-1393
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One of the five islands in the Channel Islands National Park, Anacapa...

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
Santa Barbara, California

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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493 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Enjoyed the boat ride out with Island Packers to Anacapa. Great hike around the island - even with the nesting birds. Relaxing day trip with a nice picnic overlooking the pacific. Don't miss a chance to see this place.

1 Thank LSUTraveller
Boulder, Colorado
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went on the Anacapa Island Ferry Tour, as this was the remaining tour for reservations one day in advance in mid-August. The ferry was clean and comfortable and crew members were accommodating and knowledgeable. Because this is a National Park, the history of the island and environmental conservation of the area were emphasized. I liked that there was no... More 

Thank Gomer14
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Sachin M
Santa Barbara, California
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank SBHaydens
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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214 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
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 

Thank scubal0ver
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58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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.

Thank Wsjs S
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

1 Thank Moquecas
Oxnard, California
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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