Tag: Santa Cruz Island

Visiting the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Often referred to as the Galapagos of North America, the Channel Islands are rich in wildlife and cultural resources, and are thus worthy of protection. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS), which is a federal entity through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service protects 1,470 square miles of ocean waters around…

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Blue Parks Award

Recently the Marine Protected Areas around the Northern Channel Islands have received the Blue Parks Award.

Planning a Trip to Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island

Headed out to Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park?  Check out Prisoners Harbor! Prisoner’s Harbor is more secluded in comparison to Scorpion Anchorage offering a completely different experience for Channel Islands National Park guests. Prisoners Harbor is located midway along the North shore of Santa Cruz Island. It is on the border…

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Guide to Camping in Channel Islands National Park on Santa Cruz Island

So you want to camp at the Channel Islands? Here’s how! 1) Start by booking your campsite reservation with the National Park Service. You will want to stay at Santa Cruz Scorpion, part of Channel Islands National Park. The campground has an Upper Loop and Lower Loop. All the group sites are in the Upper Loop and…

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10 Tips to Minimize Your Impact at Santa Cruz Island

All of our staff are passionate about protecting and preserving the pristine and unique environment at the Channel Islands National Park and we hope that you will help us during your trip. Your guides will give you plenty of tips on the ground on how to minimize your impact buts its always a good idea…

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