Tag: Channel Islands

5 Endemic Species Found Only on the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands National Park is a fantastic area to connect with nature and spot wildlife. In fact, there are some endemic plants and animals that can only be found on the Islands. Here are some of the most famous plants and animals to look for that are found only on the Channel Islands!  …

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Guide to Camping in Channel Islands National Park on Santa Cruz Island

So you want to camp at the Channel Islands? Here’s how! 1) Start by booking your campsite reservation with the National Park Service. You will want to stay at Santa Cruz Scorpion, part of Channel Islands National Park. The campground has an Upper Loop and Lower Loop. All the group sites are in the Upper Loop and…

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Where can I get lunch for my trip to Channel Islands National Park?

Food can make or break a good trip, so when you are traveling to California’s islands be sure to put some thought into your meals for the day. Since food vending is not permitted on the islands, you need to make sure to pack or order all your food ahead of time. Here are a…

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: August 2018

The summer is flying by and August is full for fun festivals, events and things to do. With sunny weather and gorgeous beaches, it is time to get out of the house and explore. One of the best months to be in Santa Barbara, August’s bright days and warm nights provide numerous options for fun…

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Fun Things to do in Santa Barbara: July 2019

Hot summer days and long evenings are the perfect time to take advantage of Santa Barbara’s best events and activities. Check out some of our favorite places and tips for enjoying the coast in July. We included as much helpful information as possible, including both free events and some with fees. If we missed something,…

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How to Plan a Kayak Trip to Painted Cave

Updated 1/29/19 If you are trying to plan a trip to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, please check in with us in January of 2019. That is when we will start posting available dates for the Painted Cave Kayak Tour in California Channel Islands! This amazing sea cave is one of the largest in the world, extending…

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Summer Channel Islands Tours

Santa Barbara Adventure Company and Channel Islands Adventure Company have new tours this summer! Painted Cave Kayaking: Get ready for a full day at sea. Explore Painted Cave, one of the largest sea caves in the world! Painted Cave is within a Marine Protected Area and also a part of the Channel Islands National Marine…

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Behind the Camera Lens: An interview with Aaron Echols

You may have noticed Aaron’s stunning photography on our social media and website. We have a great deal of respect for his work and sat down for an interview to learn more on his background and love for the Channel Islands. First car: 94 sentra Favorite island: San Miguel Person I admire: Steve Junak If I was an animal,…

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Are you ready to explore the Channel Islands by kayak?

Ocean Kayaking Eligibility There is a significant difference between kayaking inside the breakwater of the Santa Barbara harbor and kayaking out at Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park. We often receive phone calls from people asking how to know if they have the basic skills and are ready for ocean kayaking. At Channel…

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Santa Barbara Adventure Receives 10-Year Contract at Channel Islands

Santa Barbara Adventure Company has received a 10-year concession contract to operate guided sea-kayak and snorkel tours at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park. Scorpion Anchorage is a Marine Protected Area and part of NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Santa Cruz Island offers world-class sea-cave kayaking and wildlife…

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