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Anacapa Island

Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-658-5730
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We love Scuba Diving in Anacapa

We love scuba diving in Anacapa. Great kelp forests,caves, tuns of sea life, even have seal... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
WSJSS
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Birds Galore

The place is spectacular in its remoteness. We were there in early June and the Western Gulls... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Steven N
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One of the five islands in the Channel Islands National Park, Anacapa is located an hour from Oxnard.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Channel Islands, Channel Islands National Park, CA
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Reviewed 25 October 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 4 June 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 24 April 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

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Reviewed 11 April 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 29 November 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

15  Thank Toby-Likes-Travel
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Reviewed 5 November 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 3 November 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 6 October 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

4  Thank LittleBrownBird
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our day started at Island Packers in Oxnard. The boat trip out and back was smooth and fast. Saw a group of dolphins and one whale of in the distance. The cliffs and vistas are great, but the island looks bad due to the drought....More

1  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

My husband surprised me with this trip for my birthday and it was fantastic! The boat ride to Anacapa alone was spectacular. We had recently moved from Maui and really missed being near the ocean. Having lived in Maui for 5 years we got used...More

1  Thank Lady_Glady
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Monica R
30 October 2017|
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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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