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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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A beautiful world, right off the coast

Volcanic islands that rise straight up out of the ocean. Anancapa is the easy one. Closest, with some nice and easy trails around the plateau at the top. The trip out on the boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2013
Godzilladude
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Plano, TX
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Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We had higher expectations of the trip. Per what had been read, we expected unique wildflowers and wildlife. Consistent with what had been read: tons of birds and their droppings. The trip out (to Anacapa) was a nice trip including sightings of a few whales. Once at the island, a tour was available with a guide from the boat company.... More 

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Plano, TX
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Volcanic islands that rise straight up out of the ocean. Anancapa is the easy one. Closest, with some nice and easy trails around the plateau at the top. The trip out on the boat took maybe an hour, and was easy, if a little cool. As one would hope, we saw two pods of dolphins, and for one of them... More 

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This island adventure was spectacular with a seagulls at various stages of development. A variety of short hiking trails with one leading the lighthouse.

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Malibu, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Anacapa is a terrific introduction to the Channel Islands National Park. They have very friendly rangers that will give you a tour of the structures, museum and lighthouse on the east end of the island. Great snorkeling and diving, as well as good fishing on the back side. Hiking is limited, however there are some great caves that can be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Our visit to the island was on a balmy afternoon last spring. There were many, many sea gulls with eggs and chicks. It took a while to get accustom to their squawing. The walk was not difficult and the views were breath taking. We could have easily stayed another hour or two.

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Santa Barbara, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Boat ride is long. Only went around island - no landing. But we saw a lot of cetaceans. Would go again.

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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Simply unbelievably beautiful, lots of sea birds, close to ocean, a very narrow island. All natural, no development.

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Oxnard, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I might get married here. Inspiration Point is exactly what it states-gives you inspiration. Lots of stairs to get to the top, but once up, views are awesome.

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Somerville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

If you have the opportunity to travel out to Anacapa Island, take it! It is beautiful, relaxing, the views are GORGEOUS and there is lots to explore!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Very interesting trip to a place that is very bleak but doesn't look it because of the birds and scrub vegetation. But there's no water and so the birds are about the only thing going. If you can't get up a lot of steps and do an uphill hike after that, don't try it. But otherwise, it's really worth a... More 

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