Santa Cruz Island Adventure

This is a weekend adventure you cannot miss! We will drive to Ventura Harbor from UCSB and load our gear on a boat bound for Santa Cruz Island, which is located about 20 miles from the mainland coast. Travel time to Scorpion Anchorage is about an hour. We commonly see sea lions and dolphins as we enjoy a scenic ride to the island together.

After setting up camp, we will spend the rest of the first day exploring the dramatic sea bluffs and relaxing in the coastal coves.  Day two, we will enjoy a fantastic hike to the top of the island, where we can see the entire channel and ocean beyond. If booked ahead of time with the Adventure Program office, you may upgrade your island experience with a guided kayak tour (extra fee applied). Come join us on another fantastic trip to the islands!

The fee includes transportation to and from Ventura harbor, a round trip boat ride, camping permit, cooking gear, two breakfasts and two dinners while camping. You are responsible for your own lunches, snacks, personal gear, and extra optional kayak fee.

Sign up online or at the Customer Service Center.

For more information, email adventure@essr.ucsb.edu.
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