General Island Transportation Schedule

For more specific and current transportation schedule information please visit the park concessionaire's websites:































Island





Frequency

of Trips*





Travel Time*

(one way)





Landing Conditions





Anacapa





Year-round:

7 days/week





1 hour from Ventura

2 hours from Santa Barbara





Visitors must climb from the boat up a steel-rung ladder to a dock. Once ashore, visitors must climb 154 stairs to the top of the island. Non-landing trips are available.





eastern Santa Cruz

(NPS property)





Year-round:

5-7 days/week





1 hour from Ventura

2 hours from Santa Barbara





Visitor must climb from the boat up a steel-rung ladder to a pier at Scorpion Anchorage and Prisoners Harbor. All other landings are skiff ( small boat) landings on a beach.





western Santa Cruz

(TNC property)





Year-round:

2-5 days/week





1 hour from Ventura

2 hours from Santa Barbara





Visitors must be prepared for skiff landings. Contact The Nature Conservancy for more information (805) 642-0345 x510 or www.nature.org/





Santa Rosa





Year-round:

3 - 12 days/month

Flights:

7 days/week, year-round





3 hours from both harbors

Flight: 45 minutes





Visitors must climb up a 20-foot, steel-rung ladder to a pier or be prepared for beach landings by skiff. Stong winds and rough seas are possible. Plane lands on a graded dirt airstrip. Turbulence is possible.





San Miguel





Spring to fall: 12 days/month

Winter:

3 days/month





4 hours from Ventura

4.5 hours from Santa Barbara





Skiff landings on the beach—be prepared to waterproof gear and possibly to get wet. Strong winds and rough seas are possible.





Santa Barbara





Spring to fall:

4 days/month

Winter:

2 days/month





3 hours from Ventura

6 hours from Santa Barbara





Visitors must climb a 10-foot, steel-rung ladder to the top of the pier from a skiff. Once ashore, visitors must walk uphill 1/4 mile with 131 long steps to the top of the island.





Multi-island trips

(Truth Aquatics)





Year-round:

3 trips/month





Varies depending on destination





Trips include visits to at least two islands. These trips include meals and shipboard lodging.





*Refer to concessionaire’s transportation schedule for more information.





Last updated: March 31, 2012

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Phone:

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