Back in 2011, three of us went with Island Packers on an Anacapa Island day trip out of Oxnard on the Vanguard. It was a great experience, and I decided then that on my next trip to California I would look them up again. Last Saturday, April 19th, my Dad and I went on the 9:30 AM wildlife sightseeing cruise out of Ventura. We didn't spot any whales, but knew beforehand it is late in the season. So the chances were slim.
We did see lots of different kinds of birds, including several pelicans.
The sea lions were abundant, and you can't beat the views from cruising around Anacapa Island. We had a beautiful day, and the trip was capped off with a pod of dolphins chasing the Island Adventurer back in! It was a great trip! I tell everyone I know that is planning a trip to California that they need to look up Island Packers!
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