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VENTURA, CALIFORNIA

Discover Santa Cruz Island of Channel Islands National Park: The American Galapagos

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Program #9176RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Relatively untouched by modern culture, California’s Channel Islands National Park is an oasis of natural splendor. Journey by boat to experience the island of Santa Cruz with its pristine beaches and grass-covered hills. Examine Santa Cruz Island as a miniature representation of the Southern California of 100 years ago, and learn about a rich array of plant life, sea birds, fish and marine mammals, some found nowhere else in the world.


Highlights

• Journey by boat to Santa Cruz Island, the largest of five islands making up Channel Islands National Park.
• Studies of the Channel Islands’ rich variety of flora, fauna and geology are led by local naturalists.
• Trace the island's human history from the Chumash Indians to explorers, fur traders, ranchers, scientists and visitors of today.

Program Notes

You may enjoy a five-night version of this program, "Channel Islands National Park: Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands” (#14758).

Activity Notes

Walking up to half mile on flat, paved surfaces. Island hikes on uneven, dirt trails; one mile or longer walks optional. Boat trip one hour each way.

Date Notes
3/29/2015
Green grasslands and native wildflowers are visible on Santa Cruz Island. Intensity and duration of bloom varies each year due to rain and temperature.6/14/2015
Summer wildflowers include buckwheat, asters, and other sunflowers. Slight chance to see blue or humpback whales in the deep water during boat ride to and from the Island.7/19/2015
Summer wildflowers include buckwheat, asters, and other sunflowers. Slight chance to see blue or humpback whales in the deep water during boat ride to and from the Island.9/20/2015
Summer wildflowers include buckwheat, asters, and other sunflowers.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips

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4.7
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