Island Packers Cruises
Cruising the California Channel Islands for Education, Recreation and Research since 1968
Santa Rosa Island Day Trip
Day Trip Fares
Adult 13-54 years of age $82.00
Child 3-12 years of age $65.00
Senior 55 years of age and up $74.00
Infant 2 years of age and under $00.00
Must be Reserved
Day trips begin with an island orientation from a Naturalist volunteer when you get off the boat.
A guided hike is usually offered on the Cherry Canyon trail, which is considered a moderate trail.
The walk to the base of the Torrey Pines is a mostly flat walking along the Coastal Road which is five miles round trip. The longer loop trail (7.5 mi) ascending to the top of the grove offers spectacular views and is considered a moderate to strenuous trail.
Restrooms are located near the historic ranch buildings as well as in the campground and picnic area at Water Canyon. There is potable water.
Water Canyon creek flows year round and a hike up the creek bed and along animal trails is a good day hike for experienced hikers.
The eroded and winds swept bluffs and beautiful white sand beaches are reachable from a ladder near the pier as well as at Water Canyon.