Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Channel Islands Adventure: Santa Rosa Island

Saturday, September 10, 2022
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Journey with CMA’s Education staff on an adventure to Santa Rosa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park Marine Sanctuary.

Hailed by scientists as the "California Galapagos,” trips to the coastal Channel Islands offer impressive glimpses into California’s rich human and natural history in addition to the amazing endemic animal and plant species found nowhere else on earth.

Leaving from Ventura, we’ll keep an eye out for birds, pinnipeds, dolphins and whales as we make our way to and from the island. On the island, participants will follow along on a naturalist-led hike to a small forest of one of the rarest pines in the world - the Torrey Pine. During this quick paced 7 mile out and back hike we will learn about past human occupation and observe the diverse coastal habitats, amazing geologic formations and panoramic views that this unique island has to offer.

Participants will board a boat in Ventura at 7:00am and return approximately at 7:00pm

Fee: $85 Adult, ($70 Friends members). Reservations are required. Please call 310-548-7562.
Be sure to register early, as spaces fill up quickly for this popular excursion.

PLEASE NOTE: Island activities are very strenuous. Moderate physical agility is required of all passengers to climb a short ladder off of the boat to the pier. Once on the island, the hikes will take place on loose sand and gravel along cliffs and canyons with various elevation changes. Please judge your ability and fitness accordingly.

Member Price: $70, Non-Member Price: $85


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