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Santa Cruz Island Backpack

Island Packers Cruises


Are you ready for an Island Adventure?!?! I have paid the fees/permits for 8 people.

Santa Cruz Island is off the coast of Southern California - it is the largest of the Channel Islands.

This will be a three - night backpack, cost for campsites & ferry fees are $92.75/person ($5 more if under 55).

Some rate this BP as moderate - some as difficult, Toni and I did the backpack about 8 - 10 years ago. Lots of ups and downs.

You will need to carry all your water on to the ferry for the first night camp at Del Norte and the hike the next day. The campground at Scorpion Bay has water available.

At Scorpion Bay we will be about 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the beach.

Day One;
meet at “Island Packers” in Ventura, CA at 8am and at 9am board the ferry to Prisoners Landing on Santa Cruz. Once on the Island it's 3.5 miles to the first campsite (Del Norte) a dry campsite

Day Two;
hike to Scorpion Bay campground - about 10.5 miles - camp there for 2 nights - water available

Day Three;
several options for day hikes or hang out on the beach

Day Four;
more day hike options or hang out at the beach; at 3:30pm catch the ferry from Scorpion Bay back to Ventura; drive home or get a hotel

If you are short on Vacation time, you could shave off a day, head back on Day 3.

If you are interested, signup on the “Wait List” and I will contact you



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