Island Packers Cruises
This popular Cali cruise line, Island Packers Cruise, offers several different student-friendly cruises, camping outings, and wildlife watching opportunities. Some of the most popular cruises include the Wildlife Cruise, Whale Watching Cruise, Channel Island Wildlife Cruise, Pelagic Birding Cruise, Prisoners Harbor Cruise, and
Holiday and Private Cruises.
This absolutely stunning spot is a wetland natural oasis, the shaded eucalyptus groves providing the perfect spots for picnic lunches (bring your own food and drink, coolers recommended). Your student group can spend your day snorkeling or kayaking the calm harbor waters, or try to spot some wildlife on the shore such as the endemic Island Scrub Jay and Santa Cruz Island Fox.The cruise we are particularly excited about is the Prisoners Harbor Cruise, also known as the Santa Cruz Island Day Trip. This day-long eco-outing starts with a 1.5-hour channel crossing to Prisoners Harbor, the total time depending on drop offs at Scorpion Anchorage. The harbor is located midway along the North Shore of Santa Cruz Island, bordering the National Park and Nature Conservancy Property.