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Mermaids Sighted on OCEAN DAY

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Planning your Channel Islands Adventure

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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 »

World Ocean Day!

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Last week a 100,000+ gallon oil spill soiled the Gaviota Coast from a ruptured on-shore pipeline. Fortunately the Channel Islands were not affected, but the result of which has affected numerous species of marine birds and mammals. All of our operations continue to run and there hasn’t been any impact at the Channel Islands, nor do we expect there to be any. It has however sparked a very interesting conversation about off-shore drilling and… Read more »

Carbon Off-Set Adventures

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Each year we purchase carbon credits from Carbonfund.org 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

Food-hero

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 »

Mermaids Sighted on Ocean Day

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When my sister and I were younger, we were infatuated with the Disney Princess “The Little Mermaid”. All we wanted was to grow up to be mermaids and swim “under the sea”. This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to make that dream come true. I attended the World Ocean Day celebration put forth by Channel Islands Outfitters and the Save The Mermaids. The ocean-friendly group consisted of men and women who cleaned up… Read more »