Channel Islands National Park

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  • A day trip to Santa Cruz Island (Prisoners Harbor)

    May 13, 2013 by Jiahong is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: unspoiled, kayaking seacaves
    Cons: expensive to get to, unpredictable weather and waves

    Summary: Until last week, Channel Islands National Park, off the south coast of California (west of Ventura, southwest of Santa Barbara) was the only national park in the western United States south of Alaska I had not visited. The national park consists of five ... read more

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Jan 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery and mostly unspoiled
    Cons: Costly to visit

    Summary: Two things you get from going to the Channel Islands: 1) Beautiful scenery unique in its way and tons of wildlife, stunning vistas, an unspoiled refuge for nature, not visited heavily by humans (Beauty) 2) Alot lighter in your ... read more

  • California's Unknown National Park

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rugged, unspoiled islands; whales, seals, dolphins
    Cons: Sea sickness potential; stinky bird guano

    Summary: We see them while cruising the coast highway between Santa Barbara and Oxnard. On sparkling winter days, when the air clears, they float off the coast like jagged chunks of jade. In summer, they are more topaz than jade, browned by drought. ... read more

  • Anacapa Island--An 11 Mile Boat Ride to Another World

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, marine wildlife, solitude
    Cons: Limited activities, foghorn, no water, aggressive mice

    Summary: Anacapa Island is one of the 8 Channel Islands running along the Southern California coast from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Itís composed of 3 sub-islands: east, middle and west. The island in total is pretty small (700 acres total), and with limited ... read more

  • If you have a boat this is the place

    Aug 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery and nobody around
    Cons: takes plenty of planing

    Summary: Now I don't know who put the RV hook-ups available for this park because the last time I checked RV's don't float on water. The only way to get to this park is by boat. It is a great place to spend more than a week at and if you go be sure to go with a ... read more

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