Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park

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Anacapa Island (Chumash: 'Anyapakh) is a small volcanic island located about 11 miles (18 km) off the coast of Port Hueneme, California, in Ventura County. The island is composed of a series of narrow islets 6 mi (10 km) long, oriented generally east–west and 5 mi (8 km) east of Santa Cruz Island. The three main islets, East, Middle and West Anacapa, are collectively known as The Anacapas by some authors. All three islets have precipitous cliffs, dropping off steeply into the sea.

Anacapa is the smallest of the northern islands of the Channel Islands archipelago, and is within the Channel Islands National Park. It is 9 miles (14 km) across the Santa Barbara Channel from the nearest point on the mainland. It lies southwest of the city of Ventura.
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  • I had high expectations going into today after such a great trip earlier in the week to Santa Cruz. Well, needless to say, Island Packers did not disappoint! After a concerning start where we were...  more »
  • Anacapa is filled with little easy trails. The seagulls argue the lighthouse beeps every 14 seconds. Pinnipeds bark. The flowers bloom. It’s a magical trip.  more »
  • The underwater experience is wonderful with diverse sea life from both resident and pelagic species.
  • Very fresh nature

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