channel islands sunrise group

Day 1

Check in at the Outdoor Adventures office at 9:00am and meet your small group of adventurers. Get to know your group on campus.  We will review clothing and equipment and make final preparations for an afternoon departure.  Our first night we will camp near Ojai and prepare for our ferry tomorrow morning.

Day 2

Today we will drive 3o minutes to Ventura Harbor.  We will travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island and set up base camp. Learn about the island during a stop at the visitor's center. Look out for some furry local residents: the endemic island fox.

Day 3

Day hike to some of the island's top destinations, including Potato Harbor.

Day 4

Meet up with our kayaking guides from Channel Islands Outfitters and get ready for a kayak tour of the sea caves. After paddling we will move underwater for a snorkel tour of a kelp forest.

Day 5

Day hike to a remote beach or take in the panoramic view from atop Montanon Ridge. This spectacular view is one of the best in California.

Day 6

Today we depart our island home and return to the mainland. We will travel back to San Diego and return to USD late and spend the night on campus.

Day 7

We will wake up early, have breakfast and say goodbyes (for now) before parting ways around 9am.