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 »
While the mainland visitor centers in Ventura and Santa Barbara are readily accessible by car or public transportation, the islands are only accessible by park concessionaire boats and planes or private boat. Advanced planning is highly recommended.
There is no transportation available on the islands. All areas must be accessed on foot or by private boat or kayak.
Public Boat Transportation
For departures out of Ventura and Channel Islands (Oxnard) Harbors contact:
Public Airplane Transportation
Public airplane transportation is available year-round to Santa Rosa Island by park concessionaire Channel Islands Aviation. Flights depart from Camarillo airport. For departures contact:
Visit YouTube for an island flight overview.
Private Boat Transportation
Private Airplane Transportation
Did You Know?
The Channel Islands are home to the oldest dated human remains in North America—Arlington Springs Man (13,000 BP).