Santa Cruz Island Immersion

Prices starting at $315

  • Island Packers Boat Tour

  • Field Science + Research Station

  • Kayak & Snorkel

  • Island Exploration

  • Wildlife Studies

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Adventure Information

A grand adventure awaits! Climb aboard the full service Island Packers boats in Ventura Harbor and enjoy a one hour cruise to our island destination. Students view and study whales, dolphins, marine life and the scenic 17 mile ocean channel en route to the most unique and spectacular marine science experience available to California students. Santa Cruz island allows access to miles of scenic hiking, freshwater springs, Chumash middens, archaeology & fossil sites, the sacred grove, kayaking, snorkeling and so much more. Science opportunities like none other exist in this closed system environment as students study adaptations and invasive plant species, participate in field station research, test water, and view the majestic island fox, striped skunk, and golden eagle in their native habitat. The Santa Cruz Island Immersion is a great bonding experience for students grades 5 - 12 and works well as a 3 - 5 day program. As always the WOLF staff provides excellent food, camp, tents, lighting and creature comforts to make every trip a 5 star camping experience.



Santa Cruz Island

In its vastness and variety of flora, fauna, and geology, Santa Cruz Island resembles a miniature California. At over 96 square miles in size, Santa Cruz is the largest of the Channel islands, and the largest island in California. It is owned and managed by the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy, which have made great efforts to preserve and protect these island resources. Outcomes of such efforts include the stabilization of cultural sites, rehabilitation of historic buildings, removal of nonnative plants and animals, the recovery island foxes, reestablishment of bald eagles, and restoration of island wetlands. All of these efforts have made Santa Cruz Island one of the best places to experience the natural and cultural heritage of coastal southern California.


  • Sea Kayaking
  • Miles of Scenic Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Fossil Sites
  • Marine Life Study
  • Chumash Middens

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