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Address: 305 Durley Ave, Camarillo, CA 93010-9119
Phone Number: 805-987-1301
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Flights to the Channel Islands National Park, Santa Rosa Island, for day...

Flights to the Channel Islands National Park, Santa Rosa Island, for day trips, surf fishing safaris and overnight camping.

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Great group outing

We had a family group of 7 who wanted to visit Channel Islands National Park. Boat trips are rather rigidly scheduled and we were not looking forward to an extended trip across a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mel S
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family group of 7 who wanted to visit Channel Islands National Park. Boat trips are rather rigidly scheduled and we were not looking forward to an extended trip across a normally very rough channel. Chartering a plane and guide from Channel Islands was the perfect solution; Channel Islands Aviation planes hold up to 8 passengers and the... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is an amazing adventure . The boat ride to the Island of your choice as well as the Islands will be like a gift to give to someone that will be remembered for a lifetime.

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Thank Larain22
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband spent his childhood going to the Channel Islands on a family boat, so he was not that interested in trying to relive it by going out again on a tourist boat. However, when I found out about Channel Islands Aviation and their day trips, he was all for it. After our skilled pilot (my husband's a pilot too... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This trip really exceeded our expectations. The flight was great - only 24 minutes from Camarillo to Santa Rosa. The weather was pretty good so we could see Anacapa and Santa Cruz on our way to Santa Rosa. Jonathan our pilot provided lots of info on the island on our flight to and from the island. The landing on Santa... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We booked the Deluxe Day Trip - so we had 4.5 hours on the Santa Rosa. The flight was fun - every seat was a great one. We landed on a dirt strip and we had never had that experience. Our pilot, Jonathan, was excellent. We had a choice of venturing on our own or taking a tour by truck... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Channel Islands is one of the most beautiful parks you will ever visit. The inaccessibility keeps them from the crowds, so once you visit, you pretty much have the island to yourself! We chose CIA's deluxe day trip to visit the islands. The trip was originally planned for October, but with the government shut down closing down the parks, it... More 

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Thank DanAndAssana
Camarillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This year a friend of mine and I got to take the flight from Camarillo to Santa Rosa Island. Our pilot and tour guide was very knowlegeable and everyone on the trip enjoyed their time on the island as well as the flight. I want to go again soon.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Santa Rosa is well worth the visit - and going with CIA is a blast. From Camarillo Airport it is a short 25 minute hop over the Pacific to the dirt strip at Santa Rosa. We flew on "Channel 55", several others went on "Channel 48" so that we had both of the sturdy BN Islanders out on Santa Rosa.... More 

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Channel Islands Aviation scored a perfect 10 for providing a safe and comfortable ride to Santa Rosa Island. The weather was just perfect for our trek up Black mountain trail. The pilot was courteous and humorous! He gave insightful information during the flight about the history of the Channel Islands. He was available to answer questions and also brought along... More 

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Goleta, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This company flew us to Santa Rosa Island, in Channel Islands National Park, in mid-March. We spent a few days out there, camping, after which they flew us back. They also have day trips, with visits of a few hours. Their airplanes are small: our had seats for 8. The view during the 25-min flight is spectacular, with the channel... More 

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