Getting on/off motorcoach; driving about 15 minutes. Walking about 1/2 mile.
At the hotel, we’ll enjoy a buffet featuring an assortment of hot and cold breakfast items plus water, coffee, tea, and assorted juices.
We’ll journey from the hotel to the Channel Islands National Park visitor center via private motorcoach, where we will have an opportunity to watch an educational video introducing us to the park. We will also have the opportunity to talk with park personnel, walk through the native plant garden, and view exhibits that highlight the natural and cultural features of the islands. We will have some time to browse and enjoy the scenic view from the tower before we depart and walk along the harbor into Harbor Village.
At a restaurant on the water’s edge in Harbor Village, we’ll have a plated lunch that includes dessert and choice of coffee, tea, or water; other beverages available for purchase.
After returning to the hotel, we’ll discuss a variety of the topics related to the Channel Islands with a local expert. Created by tectonic forces roughly five million years ago and established as a national park in 1980, the islands have a distinct nature that differentiates them from mainland California.
We’ll continue learning about the Channel Islands with our local expert. Due to their isolated history, numerous species of plants and animals live on these islands that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The islands and their protected waters serve as a habitat for animals living in the massive kelp forests, including approximately 1,000 species of fish, and other animals ranging from plankton to blue whales, the largest creatures on Earth.