If you are in the area, do not miss a trip to the Channel Islands! Island Packers holds the market on this trip, but rather than take advantage of being the only game in town, they rise to the occasion making it a great experience. They are prompt and organized and well informed. The Captain did a great job guiding the trip across the bay pointing out dolphin, sea lions and whales. They even put forth the extra effort to return to the pier to pick up some late hikers from the island, saving them from a night of unintentional camping!