Wednesday, February 12, 2014

FIF Spring Trip to Santa Cruz Island

Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park
Spring offers beautiful days on the Channel Islands. Ocean views are made even more thrilling when you realize someone four-footed is enjoying them too.

Santa Cruz Island fox
Under the table, a curious Channel Island fox is investigating the human visitors.

The ongoing successful recovery of the endangered island fox means there are many opportunities to see this charismatic creature in its native habitat ! 

Join Friends of the Island Fox for a day of discovery and adventure as we travel to:

Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island
Channel Islands National Park
May 3, 2014

This half-day trip offers options on arrival time:

  • 9:30 AM: For those who would like an early start, meet us at the Channel Islands National Park Headquarters, at 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura (right at the end of Spinnaker Drive, beyond Island Packers).  We will tour the Center, receive a Tidepool Talk, and have the chance to view the Park film “Treasure in the Sea.”  
  • or 11:15 AM: Check in with Friends of the Island Fox at the Island Packers’ Ventura Harbor dock, at 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, for a noon departure to Santa Cruz Island, Scorpion Anchorage.
  • 5:00 PM: Island Packers’ boat departs Santa Cruz Island, arriving in Ventura Harbor around 6:00 PM

Tickets are $65.00 per person. 
(A percentage of the fee will go to support island fox recovery efforts.)
Reservations are limited and will be provided on a first come basis. To book reservations, please download the Reservation Form.

Send the completed form with your check, made payable to the "Friends of the Island Fox" to the address on the form.  Reservations will be taken in the order received, and no reservations can be accepted without payment.

At the time of booking you will receive further details of the trip, including: maps of where to meet, what to pack, suggested clothing and other items of interest. Remember the photo at the top. Island foxes are smart and curious, food items must be secured at all times.

If you have questions, contact FIF at
or (805) 228-4123

What to remember when visiting the island fox. 

Previous trips to Santa Cruz Island:

June 2013 Trip and Items on the Beach 
May 2012 Trip