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Island Packers

Ventura Harbor 1691, Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, CA 93001-1577
+1 805-642-1393
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Great experience

Wonderful people...from the staff in the office booking trips to the crew and guides. I sometimes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dasenkaharykova
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San Jose, California
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Summer Whale Watch 5*

On a beautiful August day, my wife and I joined about 100 others on a great 65ft wide-beam (24ft... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
frankdF7077FX
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Cambria, California
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  • Average4%
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“whale watching” (49 reviews)
“humpback whales” (26 reviews)
“santa cruz” (53 reviews)
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Ventura Harbor 1691, Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, CA 93001-1577
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"whale watching"
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"humpback whales"
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"santa cruz"
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"day trip"
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"boat ride"
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"great trip"
in 27 reviews
"painted cave"
in 12 reviews
"blue whale"
in 15 reviews
"wildlife cruise"
in 14 reviews
"national park"
in 27 reviews
"common dolphins"
in 10 reviews
"nature conservancy"
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"guided hike"
in 9 reviews
"scorpion bay"
in 5 reviews
"sea birds"
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"return trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful people...from the staff in the office booking trips to the crew and guides. I sometimes gets sea sick, but this was such a pleasant trip. Saw amazing sea animals on the way. Snacks and drinks make the trip even more pleasurable. The hike was...More

Thank dasenkaharykova
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a beautiful August day, my wife and I joined about 100 others on a great 65ft wide-beam (24ft) two deck catamaran (plenty of room & great snack bar. We left dock promptly at 10am, cruised for 6 wonderful hours. We first saw several pods...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the sole shuttle to Santa Cruz Island, Island Packers could choose to be much less than they are. On the trip out to Santa Cruz, and on the return trip, our captain went out of his way to position us for the best views...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About another 30 minutes past Santa Cruz Island Prisoner’s Cove. Unfortunately the hiking trail was overgrown with poison oak. We spent the day on the beach. Arrived about 11:30 AM ish, left 3:45 PM. Lots of rocks to climb. Water refreshing but cold. Bring snacks...More

Thank MyPracticalTravel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to visit the Channel Islands and do more than just a cruise. I opted for Anacapa Island because it's smaller and I thought a good way to persuade my wife to do it. She was not exactly enthusiastic, but ended up really...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a cruise to Santa Cruz island to hike. The dock side experience was a little chaotic, but once on the boat the experience was Awesome. The crew was knowledgeable and professional. They slowed/stopped numerous times to let passengers watch the sea lions dolphins and...More

Thank Beeriffic
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took two tours with this company. On Thursday, we went on a 6 hour whale watching tour. Can't say enough how awesome it was! Very affordable. Saw numerous Blue Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, and birds. Nice boat... not too rocky....More

Thank Traci H
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

I took Island Packers to and from Santa Rosa Island for a camping adventure in early July. Ticket reservation and purchase, check in and loading of equipment was efficient. The crew was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the channel aquatic wildlife. On the way to...More

1  Thank Djoyedwards
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I've been traveling out to Channel Islands National Park with Island Packers for thirty years. For thirty years I have watched the owners, crews and captains exhibit a first-rate level of professionalism and fun. They're out on the water year-round, and have seen just about...More

1  Thank Ken M
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

On the way out to scorpion island with a large group of scouts, the crew and team were great,thoughtful and took great care of us. Today that crew must have had the day off. The return trip took a nasty turn for the worse when,...More

2  Thank Jason B
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TikTock32
5 May 2018|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Probably Prisoner's Harbor-less people and wilder.
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Cody G
11 January 2018|
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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
You might talk to the ferry company in Ventura Ca and see if they’ll work with you but that’s the only ferry company that goes to the islands
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Mary N
21 November 2017|
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Response from Yoipitydafool67 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any security cameras...even if there is security cameras how is that going to prevent a theft of your off road vehicles? As with any public parking the establishment is not responsible for any theft in their... More
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