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Posts Categorized: Channel Islands National Park

Planning your Channel Islands Adventure

Santa Cruz island

In April of this year (2015) we were featured in Sunset Magazine. The Channel Islands was the cover story most notably as an “overlooked park”. But what does this type of publicity do to an “overlooked park”? It brings people to “look” at it! And while we love the publicity and all of the interest, we are finding people need a little more information about how to plan an adventure to an off-shore island…. Read more »

Carbon Off-Set Adventures

Each year we purchase carbon credits from in order to neutralize our impact on the earth. We calculate the amount of carbon we off-set by determining how much fuel the ferry burns on a 20 mile journey across the Santa Barbara Channel and divide that by the average number of passengers on the ferry each day. We then use a formula that calculates how many metric tonnes of carbon is emitted when 1… Read more »

Deliberately Delicious

Getting food to our clients on island trips has been a challenge we have struggled with for over 20 years. Health code issues, sanitation, transportation, costs, and waste disposal are some of the major obstacles we have faced over the past two decades. Last year however, Neal Rosenthal and Julia Huffman from Channel Islands Provisioners came to our rescue. Neal ran into my fiance, Kaia, at the Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market (she works with… Read more »

Marine Reserves at 30,000 feet

If you were flying on a US Airways flight around the world in April, you may have found yourself flipping through the pages of the in-flight magazine and found this article: We are happy to be working with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park along with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper to spread awareness of the Marine Protection Areas (MPAs) in our region. MPAs are ocean ecosystems closed to fishing, hunting, and gathering… Read more »

Pelican Whisperer

The four Taiwanese girls had never seen anything like it, but to be honest it was a first for me as well. I’m around California brown pelicans a lot, and I know juvenile brown pelicans can have a difficult time adjusting to life away from the security of their mothers and the nest.  When it comes time to strike out on their own it involves learning how to fly and diving to catch food… Read more »