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Island Packers

Ventura Harbor 1691, Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 642-1393
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Ranked #3 of 19 activities in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Grass Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I went on a trip last year to Santa Cruz Island with Island Packers, and had a great time! The boat ride was fun, beers were a plus! We got there and hiked, looked at the local wildlife and had some great views. The beaches are beautiful. Saw some playful seals and a bat ray right under the pier at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Went to Santa Cruz Island/Scorpion Cove....saw at least 500 dolphins on the trip out plus a Blue Whale! Staff was informative & extremely courteous....island hikes were breathtaking! They prepare you well as does NPS staff...we would recommend them without hesitation, we will definitely be visiting other islands in the near future, enjoy!!

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East Hampton, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to see Channel Island National Park. We had a great time on this three hour tour around Anacapa Island. The scenery was spectacular and we saw two types of dolphin, sea lions, and Mola Mola. There were schools of dolphins following the boat, doing acrobatic leaps into the air. While there were some on our boat who... More

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was an all day trip! It was a beautiful day. But as we went out of harbor the swells picked up. It was a splash fest. We headed for the islands. Bigger swells. Tried to get to painted cave but it was to rough. Then we headed back across the channel. Whooohooo quieter water and then bottlnose dolphin. A... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My friends and I went on a harbor & dinner cruise one weekend on board one of their catamarans. We went around the harbor and it was delightful to see all the boats and beautiful houses along the harbor. The weather was very nice and there was a flock of sea gulls flying around. Dinner was served while we were... More

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Monrovia, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went on the Island Packers out of Ventura. The Staff were great! Told us about all the Emergency Procedures, life preservers. If you have motion sickness take your Dramamine or motion sickness medicine. I did and I standing in the air on top side on boat and saw alot of sealions, seagulls and didn't get sick on th one... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

On Sunday morning my husband and I boarded the Vanguard in Oxnard for an Island Wildlife Cruise to the Channel Islands. We left at 9:30 sharp, and although it was a bumpy ride, the fresh air felt exhilarating. When we arrived at Anacapa Island most of the passengers disembarked for the day to do hiking on the island. Steven and... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I had a blast on Santa Cruz Island. Checked into Ventura Harbor IP, where the people were great,also CI Outfitters. Chuck was our tour guide and was vey professional, kind, intelligent, funny and serious about our safety. Not to mentioned great shape. I was able to see few Blue whales going to Island with Sea Lions and Dolphins on our... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Back in 2011, three of us went with Island Packers on an Anacapa Island day trip out of Oxnard on the Vanguard. It was a great experience, and I decided then that on my next trip to California I would look them up again. Last Saturday, April 19th, my Dad and I went on the 9:30 AM wildlife sightseeing cruise... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We did the 3 hour whale watching tour on 3/22/14 and it was INCREDIBLE! At first I was skeptical since anytime a whale was spotted the entire boat would run to that side of the boat making it impossible to see. ****Stand on the front of the boat on the right side top or bottom. You will see the most... More

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