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

Scorpion Anchorage-Santa Cruz Island Day Trip

Day Trip Fares

Adult             13-54 years of age                 $59.00

Child             3-12 years of age                   $41.00

Senior           55 years of age and up         $54.00

Infant            2  years of age and under     $00.00
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The channel crossing takes about one hour and a little longer when we encounter marine life along the way.

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Scorpion Anchorage offers some of the most varied trails, from family hikes to strenuous trails for the avid hiker. A guided hike by a volunteer National Park naturalist is offered on most day trips. The guided hike is on the Cavern Point Trail at no charge.

There are vault style restrooms, tree shaded picnic tables and potable drinking water available at Scorpion Anchorage.

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You can swim or snorkel through shoreline kelp forests or just relax on the cobblestone beach. Coastal kayaking along the cave pocketed volcanic cliffs is a popular exploration of kayaking enthusiasts.

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Hiking Guide

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You can pick up a Hiking Guide and explore on you own along the island’s many trails or join one of the naturalist led hikes that are offered. You may encounter one of the island’s endemic creatures like the Santa Cruz Island Fox along the way.

There is plenty to discover, beginning with a visit to the island visitors center located at historic Scorpion Ranch. Panel displays, exhibits and a topographic relief map describe the vast bio-diversity and rich cultural history of Santa Cruz Island.

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