• Scenic View from Inspiration Point, Anacapa Island ©timhaufphotography.com

    Channel Islands

    National Park California

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  • San Miguel Island Closure

    In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance. More »

  • Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage

    Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month. More »

  • Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island

    Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans. More »

Island Programs

Derek Lohuis

While park staff does not offer any curriculum-based educational programs on the islands, guided hikes for the general public are offered throughout the year and students may attend these programs. No reservations (except boat transportation reservations) are required for these guided tours.

Island Packers, an official park concessionaire, offers a variety of student programs, from half-day whale watching to full-day Anacapa and Santa Cruz Island trips. For more information visit Island Packers or call (805) 642-1393.

Park rangers broadcast Live Dives and Live Hikes from Anacapa Island. These broadcasts can be viewed in classrooms, at the park visitor center, and by park visitors on Anacapa Island. See Distance Learning for more information.

Did You Know?

Bechers Bay coastline on Santa Rosal Island

Although the park is within 60 miles of 18 million people, it is home to 175 miles of pristine undeveloped coastline.