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Island Packers

Ventura Harbor 1691, Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-642-1393
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Best way to Channel Islands

This was a great trip to celebrate a friend's birthday! There were seven of us women out for an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dianne H
Bakersfield, California
via mobile
The best boat ride in town

I love this company. I have used their service to get back and forth from Santa Cruz Island, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Larry Z
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Ventura Harbor 1691, Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-642-1393
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great trip to celebrate a friend's birthday! There were seven of us women out for an amazing day of hiking and snorkeling. Island Packers gets you there and back in a very safe and stable boat. Drinks onboard on our way back...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this company. I have used their service to get back and forth from Santa Cruz Island, and for a four hour wildlife exploring trip. They know what they are doing. Everyone is friendly, and they really enjoy being with people and being on...More

Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Living 4 hours away and having seen TV shows featuring the Islands made us do a Channel Islands Vacation. So we started with a 3 hour tour on 8/22 w/ Capt. Luke , from down under, his brain spun the other direction, but he was...More

Thank Russell A
Reviewed 5 days ago

My goal is to visit every one of the Channel Islands. Island Packers is my best and favorite chance to do it. I have been out many times and the staff has always been friendly, professional, and helpful. The boats have always been on time...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The five of us went with Island Packers from their Ventura Harbor site to Santa Cruz island. The company provided excellent instructions with their email confirmation which made it easy to find the location, find parking, etc. Staff at the Ventura Harbor facility were very...More

Thank LMK5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Island Packers transported 4 teachers and 45 of our closest 4th grade friends to Santa Cruz Island for the best field trip of my career. The staff was professional, safety conscious and committed to making sure everyone had a good time.

Thank Janeybee54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. They did a great job, very reasonable price, saw 5 whales, dolphins, sea lions, and other great stuff. Staff was great, friendly and boat was clean and good size. Would definitely do it again and also try their other adventures if we return.

Thank chinker017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the trip out to Anacopa Island. So beautiful. Saw porpoise and sea lions and countless nesting sea birds. The guides were very knowledgeable and the boat ride out to the island was a lot of fun!! Would take another tour next time we...More

Thank evelyn890
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Wildlife Cruise out of Ventura and it made for a fun adventure and a true escape from the mainland. I unfortunately ran into horrible traffic on my way to the boat and the crew at Island Packers were wonderful. They gave me...More

Thank danihawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit to this small island. While the landscape was quite barren in December with no birds roosting, the experience was still great. I recommend going in spring for birds and flowers on the island. It was still an adventure with beautiful sunset on the...More

Thank nadyeve
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26 April 2017|
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Response from Ashley G | Reviewed this property |
Uber, I would think.
7 March 2017|
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Response from Tony K | Reviewed this property |
I am a member of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. You can do day hikes at Prisoner's Harbor and have made numerous visits to both places. You can do day hikes at either location. The Scorpion... More
26 September 2016|
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Response from DuckyDrake | Reviewed this property |
All of the previous answers are good. Remember- do things in advance. Don't take a pill as you board. When traveling out from the harbor - look to the horizon/the shore - focus on that till you get use to being on the boat... More