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Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA
(805) 658-5730
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Worth the trip

On day two of our trip to the Channel Islands we were able to visit Santa Rosa Island. It took a... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Remote beauty to explore in Southern CA

First, most of the time, it is really windy on the island. You need to have the correct equipment... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
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“canyon trail” (2 reviews)
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Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA
(805) 658-5730
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

On day two of our trip to the Channel Islands we were able to visit Santa Rosa Island. It took a little longer to get out there, but it was worth the trip. We were only able to walk the Cherry Canyon trail, but it...More

Thank rebusinessforms
Reviewed 24 May 2016

First, most of the time, it is really windy on the island. You need to have the correct equipment or you will dehydrate and end up quickly in a bad way. Good tents that can take wind are a must. Also the foxes are everywhere...More

8  Thank rawills5339
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Go! If you are in the LA or Santa Barbara area and love the outdoors, YOU MUST go to the Channel Islands. Untouched beauty all around (once you get on the island which is an hour boat ride from Ventura Harbor). Hiking, camping, kayaking await....More

5  Thank Sondra M
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We took the Island Packers boat ride to get to Santa Rosa and spent 2 nights on the island. It took us about 3 hours to get there and the weather was bad in the morning. Day 1: As soon as we reached, we went...More

25  Thank Gergana K
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is one of the wonderful Channel Islands, and it run by the National Parks Service. It is a fun boat ride out, via Island Packers Cruises. Once you get there you'll be let off the boat onto a pier where you'll see the sandy...More

8  Thank Doughnaa
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Thoroughly recommend this trip. Primitive yes! But well worth it if you come prepared. Island Packers were fantastic! Boat ride in was absolutely wonderful. We wish we had brought a folded up cart......we had to do three trips back and forth to the pier and...More

13  Thank sarahlevitt
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Santa Rosa is 15 miles by 10 miles. You get there by ferry or plane. Once on the island there is no public transportation so be prepared to walk and hike or bring a kayak. There is nothing available on the island so you must...More

5  Thank SueMC_56
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Used Island Packers to get there and saw whales on way there and back, including a view of the Painted Cave on Santa Cruz. The boat staff was very knowledgeable about the terrain and sights. Read the hiking map before you get on the island...More

7  Thank ChicagoSped
Reviewed 26 March 2014

My husband and I spent an incomparable 3 days camping on Santa Rosa Island, among the Channel Island off Ventura, CA. We traveled with Island Packers, concessionaire for the Channel Islands National Park. The captain and his crew and the Park Naturalist, Lisa Anderson,were totally...More

13  Thank Off-the-veranda
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This island can now be reached via plane through Channel Islands Aviation. Its a beautiful, quick 25 minute flight from Camarillo Airport. The island is remote but there are lots of trails, pristine beaches and restrooms. Over the course of 4 hours I was able...More

2  Thank Cynthia S
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