Island Packers Cruises

Cruising the California Channel Islands for Education, Recreation and Research since 1968

Home Office: Ventura Harbor
1691 Spinnaker Drive, #105B
Ventura, CA 93001

Satillite Office: Channel Islands Harbor
3550 Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93035

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(805) 642-1393     
Office Hours 9:00 am  to 5:00 pm 
7 Days a Week

East End Landing - Anacapa Island Camping

To camp in the Channel Islands National Park you must have both a boat reservation and a campground reservation. By clicking the two middle buttons below you will be able to view both the reservation system for the boat and for the campground in two separate windows. You can use these programs to check availability.

Camper Transportation

Adult             13-54 years of age                 $79.00

Child             3-12 years of age                   $57.00

Senior           55 years of age and up         $74.00

Infant            2  years of age and under     $00.00
Must be Reserved

Anacapa Island offers 7 camp sites. Three sites that hold up to 4 campers and four sites that hold up to 6 campers. Including the 157 steps, it is approximately a half mile to the campsite from the landing where you disembark from the boat. Anacapa camping is primitive and the island itself offers little shade and no potable water. You must carry/hike in all supplies up the stairs including all your water for your time on the island. You must hike out all trash.

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Anacapa is a small Island with only a 1.5 miles hiking trail. It offers beautiful vistas and overlooks as well as a 360 degree view of the ocean for full views of sunrise and sunsets (weather permitting). Experienced kayakers will enjoy the crystal clear water and abundant ocean life found along the shores of Anacapa. Kayaks must be lowered and raised from the landing dock after use.

Kayaking Information

There is no shade in the campground area. Picnic table and food protection boxes are at each site. NPS suggest you bring your own toilet paper to this island.

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Winter/Spring Weather Warning

During the rough weather months, November through May, you will need to make sure Island Packers schedule has not been changed due to ocean/weather conditions before you leave the camping area for the day. Schedule changes are relayed to the park in the morning and the bulletin board or the ranger will have schedule change information. Campers during these month should come prepared with extra food in case weather prevents us from our planned pick up.

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What You Need for a Great Camping Trip
  • A campsite reservation
  • An Island Packers reservation
  • Food for your time on the island. (no store or restaurant)
  • Water for your time on the Island.  One gallon per day per person is suggested. (No potable water on the island)
  • Kitchen utensils and camp stove (No campfires are permitted)
  • A tent and sleeping bag(s)
  • Gear that meets the Island Packers Restrictions/Guidelines.
  • Warm clothes for the cool evenings that can occur year round.
  • A hat, sunscrean and long sleeve shirt for sun protection.  There is amost no shade on Anacapa Island.
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