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Anacapa Island

Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-658-5730
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the gulls are the main attraction on this big rock (not really an island!)

we spent a few hours here, which was more than enough time to explore the entire rock. we hesitate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
al g
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Mission Viejo, California
Gull nesting season on Anacapa

Anacapa is the nearest of the Channel Islands, and although it's small, it has one of the most... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Paul M
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Pasadena, California
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One of the five islands in the Channel Islands National Park, Anacapa is located an hour from Oxnard.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“boat ride” (13 reviews)
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Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we spent a few hours here, which was more than enough time to explore the entire rock. we hesitate to call it an island as you have to climb up 139 steps to reach the top. in rough seas you cannot disembark. it's very nice...More

Thank al g
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Anacapa is the nearest of the Channel Islands, and although it's small, it has one of the most attractive features: Gull nesting. During May and early June thousands of Gulls are nesting on the ground there and you walk along trails through large groups of...More

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

We love scuba diving in Anacapa. Great kelp forests,caves, tuns of sea life, even have seal encounters. We love, love, love scuba diving in Anacapa! One of our favorite dive spots in southern California! Come dive, snorkel in Anacapa, you will fall in love with...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

The place is spectacular in its remoteness. We were there in early June and the Western Gulls were nest and hatching their young by the thousands. There are about 2 miles of trails on the islands so if you're doing a day trip, you'll have...More

Thank Steven N
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

This was a great day trip. Ferry ride was fantastic especially since we had a fin whale swim right by our boat. The island is very small but was great to explore. Lots of seagulls nesting all over the island. Scenery from every part of...More

5  Thank siouxsy
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

The boat ride was rough. The weather was drizzling and gloomy all morning. The fog was so thick that I stopped being able to see the coast of Oxnard after just a few minutes. But as soon as that little boat docked at Anacapa Island,...More

2  Thank Jackson H
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

I plan to see all the US National Parks at some point, and while in LA I took a day trip to Anacapa, Channel Islands. Suggest you do research on all 5 islands and the ferry schedule/options before you go. The park service encourages day-trippers...More

16  Thank Toby-Likes-Travel
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Reviewed November 5, 2016

To like Channel Islands National Park, you need to like water. The beauty and the activities are best enjoyed from a kayak or a boat. If you like hiking or other land activities, this is not the park for you. We visited Anapaca island and...More

6  Thank viperflt
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

came here for my birthday so we can check off this park and found the entire planning tedious and the hike itself unappealing. first of is transportation. there is only one boating company that brings people to the islands so schedules are limited. on my...More

2  Thank mTan66
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

Our visit to Anacapa was a day well spent. The ride over and back with Island Packers was enjoyable; we were fortunate to have calm waters and not too strong of a breeze. Three varieties of dolphin and an ocean sun fish were spotted during...More

5  Thank LittleBrownBird
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Monica R
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Frim Ventura it all depends on the boat. 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. Pretty boat ride. Be sure to take your camera. Enjoy your trip!
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