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Address: Ventura Harbor 1691, Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: (805) 642-1393
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Fantastic Time

We went to Santa Cruz Island and had a blast. The boat was a great experience and the crew did a great job. We had a great time exploring the island. On the way back we saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Santa Cruz Island and had a blast. The boat was a great experience and the crew did a great job. We had a great time exploring the island. On the way back we saw dolphins, whales, and sea lions. The captain stopped so everyone could see. It was a great time.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The whole crew is very concerned with safety and every passenger is well looked after. We sat outside to get fresh air and avoid getting seasick. It was fine. On the return trip from Santa Cruz Island we saw lots of whales, dolphins and sea lions. The captain stopped and made sure we all got a good view. It was... More 

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Boulder City Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It was an awesome experience. We took the all day Whale watching tour and saw lots of humpbacks maybe about 17 and real close. We saw a couple breech and what a site. They really put on a display for us and we saw hundreds of dolphins also. It was a beautiful day and we had a great captain and... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We actually left on our boat from their Oxnard location and went to Anacapa Island. The trip was very well run and organized. They steered the boat and lingered so that we could see dolphins and whales. There was educational commentary during the boat ride and the staff was friendly to all. The boat ride accommodates all ages. However, to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We rented paddle boards and had a great time while staying inside the breakwall. Show up early on the weekends and enjoy paddling the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor. They set us up in about 10 minutes and we were off. Also rented a kayak and did a little fishing. Returns were easy and hassle free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Took a beautiful trip to Santa Cruz Island with Island Packers. The entire experience was great. Great boat ride, hiking and company. Had a guide take us out and give us a tour of plants, birds and geology. Had some local beers on the way back. Great time!

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Redondo Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My husband and I and my father from the Midwest recently went on the Wildlife Ocean Cruise offered by Island Packers. The experience was wonderful. We saw the usual ocean wildlife. The dolphins like to swim along with the boat. If you watch them closely, they turn slightly in the water to look up at boaters looking back at them.... More 

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Clayton, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Tuesday, 5/18, was my 4th boat trip (Santa Rosa & Santa Cruz islands) with Island Packers. All trips were fabulous. The crew is helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, fun and just plain wonderful. The manager was also very helpful in planning a trip for 31 hikers to the different islands. Besides the islands she can recommend excellent restaurants. We were so lucky... More 

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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You have a number of options with Island Packers. We chose to take a family group out and around the island. The boat docked but we did not get off. We enjoyed a smooth ride, dolphins, whales, lots of birds and seals. Very nice crew and well organized. Watch the weather as the channel can be very rough at times.... More 

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Ventura CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Island Packers has several whale watching trips. Some are half day; some are whole day. We chose an afternoon cruise out of the Ventura Harbor. The boat was large, clean and had several viewing areas. The crew was very informative about the sea life that we saw. Although we did not see any whales we did see hundreds of dolphins... More 

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Additional Information about Island Packers

Address: Address: Ventura Harbor 1691, Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: (805) 642-1393
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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