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Worth the trip !

Awesome little island off the coast. The boat ride each way is about 3 hours, so kind of long, but... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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A day at Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park

For those who have never been to the Channel Islands, Santa Rosa is not the place to start, it is... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Paul M
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Awesome little island off the coast. The boat ride each way is about 3 hours, so kind of long, but was still a fun part of the experience. Once at the island, we unfortunately only had 3 hours to spend there, did a short guided...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

For those who have never been to the Channel Islands, Santa Rosa is not the place to start, it is farther out, windier, and the distance means less time on the island. For those who have been to the neared Anacapa or Santa Cruz, a...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed September 9, 2017

The hike was more challenging than I anticipated but we made it to the summit for great views of the island. The weather was overcast but made for great hiking weather. Our guide was terrible but the scenery made up for it.

Thank dmbakerphd
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Santa Rosa Island is amazing! Staying for a few days isn't for everyone but I would encourage you to try. There are no amenities, no stores, and little room for error. Thankfully there were sinks and flush toilets. Some of the nicest in the entire...More

6  Thank D. Michael W
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Stunning vistas, beautiful and peaceful hikes and long white sand beaches with hardly another person in sight. The boat trip out is long - 3 hours for us - but we stopped to watch a blue whale and a pod of 100+ common dolphin and...More

2  Thank Laura D
Reviewed May 27, 2017

On day two of our trip to the Channel Islands we were able to visit Santa Rosa Island. It took a little longer to get out there, but it was worth the trip. We were only able to walk the Cherry Canyon trail, but it...More

Thank rebusinessforms
Reviewed May 23, 2016

First, most of the time, it is really windy on the island. You need to have the correct equipment or you will dehydrate and end up quickly in a bad way. Good tents that can take wind are a must. Also the foxes are everywhere...More

11  Thank rawills5339
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Go! If you are in the LA or Santa Barbara area and love the outdoors, YOU MUST go to the Channel Islands. Untouched beauty all around (once you get on the island which is an hour boat ride from Ventura Harbor). Hiking, camping, kayaking await....More

7  Thank Sondra M
Reviewed July 13, 2015

We took the Island Packers boat ride to get to Santa Rosa and spent 2 nights on the island. It took us about 3 hours to get there and the weather was bad in the morning. Day 1: As soon as we reached, we went...More

31  Thank Gergana K
Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is one of the wonderful Channel Islands, and it run by the National Parks Service. It is a fun boat ride out, via Island Packers Cruises. Once you get there you'll be let off the boat onto a pier where you'll see the sandy...More

11  Thank Donna H
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