Island Packers and Truth Aquatics go from the mainland to all of the islands. Channel Islands Aviation flies solely to Santa Rosa Island.
Channel Islands Aviation. Channel Islands Aviation provides day excursions, surf fishing, and camper transportation year-round, flying from Camarillo Airport, about 10 miles southeast of Ventura, to an airstrip on Santa Rosa (25-minute flight). The operator will also pick up groups of six or more at Santa Barbara Airport. 305 Durley Ave., Camarillo, CA, 93010. 805/987-1301. www.flycia.com. $160 per person half-day, $220 per person full-day, $300 per person if camping.
Island Packers. Sailing on high-speed catamarans from Ventura or a mono-hull vessel from Oxnard, Island Packers goes to Santa Cruz Island daily most of the year, weather permitting. The boats also go to Anacapa several days a week, and to the outer islands two weekends a month, from May through October. They also cruise along Anacapa's north shore on three-hour wildlife tours (non-landing) several times a week. 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA, 93035. 805/642-1393. www.islandpackers.com. 1691 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura. 805/642-1393. www.islandpackers.com. $33-$140.
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