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Mermaids Sighted on OCEAN DAY

Posts Categorized: Santa Cruz Island

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 »

FREE T-shirt with Caves and Coves trips in November

It’s been almost 20 years since humans have been absent at the Channel Islands for 3 weeks straight. Who knows what has happened since the Oct 1st Government Shutdown! Perhaps the foxes have learned to talk (and if you haven’t already seen the video “What does the fox say“, check it out… pretty hilarious!). And also check out our new Island Fox t-shirts. And our Island View t-shirts. We use organic cotton American Apparel… Read more »

Which Channel Islands National Park Adventure to Choose?

You want the most amazing experience your money can buy, and we understand. But what trip do you choose? CIO guides have over 250 years of combined experience, and we all have our favorites. Here’s the best way to decide which trip you should choose: Are you comfortable on boats (ie the ferry)? Yes: Painted Cave, or Caves and Coves, or Sea Caves of Coche Point, or Santa Barbara Island (SBI) Circumnavigation, or Arches… Read more »