Island Packers 50th Anniversary Island Trip & Harbor Cruise Specials

As the 50th Golden Anniversary year continues, Island Packers, transportation concessionaire to Channel Islands National Park, celebrates all of November with special fares.

Fall traditionally exudes visitors with the opportunities to explore the Channel Islands National Park with calm seas, active wildlife viewing, and smaller crowds. Island Packers commemorates 50 Years with $50 Rate Promotions on select dates this November including discounted day trips to Santa Cruz, Anacapa and Santa Rosa Islands, and special “2 for $50 Fares” for Island Wildlife Cruises near and around the Channel Islands National Park.

November Special Rates Include:

  • Half-Day Island Wildlife Cruises (3 ½ Hours-Non-landing Trips) Narrated crossing of the Santa Barbara Channel and a shoreline cruise along Anacapa Island. (2 for $50)
  • Day trips to Santa Rosa Island (2 hour+ boat ride & approximately 3-4 hours ashore) and visit the Painted Cave – weather permitting, at the $50 rate/person
  • November 1st through November 9th, all scheduled Day-Trips to Prisoner’s Harbor on mid Santa Cruz Island and the east end of Anacapa Island are available at the $50 rate.
  • Make your reservations early online at or by calling the Island Packers office at (805) 642-1393. * Special November rates cannot be combined with other discounts.


Since 1968, Island Packers has been a fixture in Ventura Harbor, where transporting over a million Park visitors, provided community assistance in times of emergency and donated thousands to local charities, all while keeping a local touch as a family-owned and operated business.

For a complete list of all Island Packers’ scheduled departures, visit or call their office 7 days a week at (805) 642-1393.

Media Contacts:

Susan Bejeckian (805) 570-1051

Cherryl Connally (805) 642-1393

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