Santa Cruz  is the largest of the five islands that make up the Channel Islands National Park, with an area of 60,645 acres. At its nearest point, it is 19 miles off the coast between Ventura and Santa Barbara.
Flora and fauna
- Island Packers, 1691 Spinnaker Dr. Suite 105 B, Ventura, California 93001, provides boat travel between Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors and all of the islands. Half-day to multi-day packages. Tel: (805) 642-1393. Write or call for prices, schedules, reservation and other information. E-mail: [email protected]
- From Santa Barbara Harbor, Truth Aquatics, 301 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California, 93101, offers boat transportation to all of the islands. One-day or multi-day trips available. Tel: (805) 962-1127. Write or call for prices, schedules, reservation and other information.
- Air travel is offered by Channel Islands Aviation, 305 Durley Avenue, Camarillo, California 93010, from Camarillo Airport to Santa Rosa Island. One-day or multi-day round-trip excursions are available. Tel: (805) 987-1301. Write or call for prices, schedules, reservation and other information.