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Mermaids Sighted on OCEAN DAY

Posts Categorized: Sea Caves

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 »

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 »

’90 Minutes of Separation’

’90 Minutes of Separation’ Check out Channel Islands Outfitters’ guide Chuck Graham (Pebbles) in the news! In our previous edition of 90 Minutes of Separation, we shared our dining experience at the Anacapa Brewing Company. The tasty vittles and brew were a fitting leadup to the following day when we were scheduled to board the morning boat for Santa Cruz Islands. The next morning, the weather broke beautiful and after an hour’s cruise aboard… Read more »

Black Rock: Backpack across the volcanic spine of Santa Cruz Island

Ducking out from under the canopy of island oaks I headed southeast swapping out between old ranching roads and steep single track trails winding toward the ominous ridgeline of Montanon on Santa Cruz Island. The Channel Islands National Park owns only 24 percent of the largest island off the California coast, and this is arguably the best way to experience its relatively lush flora surrounding Prisoners Harbor, in contrast to the more arid southeast… Read more »