Santa Cruz Island

The largest and most popular island in the national park, Santa Cruz Island is easily accessible via ferry, plane or tour operator. It is also the island with the best weather conditions, so if you aren’t quite ready to battle high cross winds whipping sand across your face, this may be the island for you. Popular activities include kayaking, diving, wildlife viewing (don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the endemic Scrub Jay, found no where else in the world!), camping and a variety of trails for exploring on foot.

The largest and most popular of the Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island is easily accessible via ferry, plane or tour operator. It is also the island with the best weather conditions so if you aren’t quite ready to battle high cross winds whipping sand across your face, this may be the island for you. Popular activities include kayaking, diving, wildlife viewing (the endemic scrub jay is found no where else in the world!), camping and a variety of trails for exploring on foot.

United States California

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  • Channel Islands National Park Close in proximity to Southern California yet completely isolated from the mainland, the Channel Islands National Park offers wildlife sightings at every turn, a nature enthusiasts dream.

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