Island Packers, the authorized boat transportation concessionaire to Channel Islands National Park, has resumed limited public transportation to the Channel Islands for all landing and non-landing trips.

On June 1, Island Packers began offering public boat transportation to Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Anacapa Islands for both day visitors and campers from Ventura Harbor Village and Oxnard Harbor with three-hour island wildlife trips and six-hour whale watching trips. Although reservations are being accepted, current conditions necessitate that all transportation plans could be subject to change.

In response to health concerns, Island Packers has revised several procedural protocols designed to keep visitors to the Channel Islands safe and comfortable. These revisions to their office and vessel operations including limiting passenger loads to under 40 percent capacity; health screening employees and passengers; sanitization of vessels; and PPE for all staff. 

For more information, visit or call (805) 642-1393.   

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