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Address: Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
Phone Number: 805-642-1393
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Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Hiking
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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Every bit as beautiful as the pictures

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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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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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Address: 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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