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Santa Barbara Vacation Travel Information

Santa Barbara Island in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Island is a small island surrounded by cliffs and unfortunately it has no beaches. The only ocean access is in Landing Cove where visitors are dropped off. Here you can swim, scuba dive, snorkel, and go kayaking. You can also hike around the island and enjoy this remote setting either as a day trip or an overnight excursion. If you stay here overnight, it’s usually a minimum of three days due to the boat schedule and you must be completely self-reliant. There are no shelters, no water, and no facilities. The ten primitive camp sites require reservations. There is a dock at Landing Cove where visitors are dropped off and picked up by the cruise boat. A visitor center and picnic tables are near this dock. Santa Barbara Island is part of Channel Islands National Park. The park office is found in Ventura and passage to the island is via Island Packers Cruises in Oxnard, CA. Typically the 2.5 – 3 hour trips to Santa Barbara Island are operated April through October, but check their website for the schedule.

Address
3550 Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93035
Park Name
Channel Islands National Park
Owner
National Park
Activities
Hiking, Camping, Birdwatching, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Whale Watching
Amenities
Trails, Tent Campground, No Facilities, No Water
Pet Policy
Pets are not allowed on the island
Fees
Fee for camping

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