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Address: Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
Phone Number: 805-642-1393
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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Anniversary Dive Day

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

One of the most spectacular places I have traveled EVER! I had no idea it was so close to me. Could easily do a week seeing all of these islands. Fascinating nature stuff, and amazing views! Can't wait to go back and see other islands. Naturalists with the Parks Service and Island Packers are great as well.

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Encinitas, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This short trip on the Island Packers' Vanguard with Capt. Dave and his knowledgeable assistants begins a process and experience that few can rival. To prepare ourselves for this brief nautical voyage we stopped at the Channel Islands Aquatic Center to view an extraordinarily well produced and narrated twenty-five minute film. Our odyssey began at Ventura harbor where a number... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went out for a day trip to Anapaca island in July. We used Island Packers for the boat trip from Oxnard - well organised and great ride with commentry. We saw dolphins swimming and playing with our boat! The island itself was a little disappointing - we didn't realise that there is no source of water on the island... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We Had a great day out there but not alot to do make sure you take bathers water and best maybe a kayak

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Same fare to a couple of the Channel Islands but this has the easiest hike overall. Even for inexperience hikers, the 3 hours spent on the island is more than enough time to hike the entire island from end to end. The only rough parts are the 150+ steps of the stairs onto the island and the bumpy boat rides.... More 

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Moab, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We came upon this special experience by accident. Joined a 10:00 boat that went out to Anacapa and then came back (we weren't prepared to hike but it looked great). We saw dolphins, sea lions, seals and an amazing flock of brown pelicans with their little hatchlings. The explanations from the crew were very good and when we cornered one... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've lived in So. CA all of my life and have visited Catalina a few times but, for some reason, the Channel Islands always escaped me. I don't know why I always conjured up a vision of only being able to view this island by kayak (unfortunately, I'm not kidding!). We decided to visit East Anacapa Island and arrived by... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've lived in California for many years and have often thought of visiting the Channel Islands but just didn't know that much about it. Well I finally went with a friend and boy was it amazing. I booked a ticket on the Island Packers ferry. It's about an hour to Anacapa and $59 round trip. I really didn't know what... More 

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