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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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Eugene, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took the 3 hour wildlife cruise around Anacapa Island on our way up to SLO and it was so worth the time! First of all, the price is a great deal for what you are getting. The staff was super friendly and knowledgable and would stop the boat and circle around anytime we saw wildlife of... More

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Jonesboro, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We traveled with Island Packers to Santa Cruz Island on July 18. On arrival we checked in and then waited for the boat to leave at 8 a.m. The boat left right on time and we headed to Santa Cruz. We saw plenty of wildlife including seals and dolphins on the trip over. The crew was informative and allowed us... More

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Grass Valley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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23 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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