Channel Islands NP-Whales Watching - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-08-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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These are the pictures from Channel Islands-Whales Watching boat tour that I posted about before. I camped in the parking lot. They will give you a permit so that you can camp in the lot. It's dry camping and free. Boat tour 26 bucks. Lot's of Dolphins too and birds. Feeding frenzy as well. Very cool/fun.


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Old 04-09-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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Andy,

Thanks for the posting. LA Audubon uses Island Packers for bird trips--I didn't know they'd let you stay in the lot overnight. Next time I'll just make a weekend of it!

Thanks for the pictures--they brought back some memories of some great trips on those fast catamarans. The porpoises surfing along on the bow wave, thousands of birds swirling around a school of fish that other porpoises were herding, laughing as the boat rode waves at 25-30 knots (the original E-ticket ride), having the guides note that they know that particular killer whale...good memories. (However, I'm not going to show them to my husband--his memories are not quite so picturesque. Or pleasant.)

(LA Audubon Society runs bird trips several times a year. For non-birders, Island Packers runs whale trips and takes people to and from the Channel Islands daily, which means you can just spend the day and don't have to carry camping gear. I don't believe they go to Avalon, but the other islands are great for hiking. A professional, fun group with comfortable boats. They're on the web at www.islandpackers.com.)

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Yeah, Island Packers was the place. I was going to skip it. As I was driving away I thought I'd ask if I could camp out in the lot and take the trip the next morning. No problem. So I did a U Turn and the rest is history. I didn't hike around the Islands. I just took the 3, 3 1/2 hour tour.

Worth every penny. And those people on the boat are great, fun, professional, knowledgeable....Very Cool job for sure.


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Thanks for the posting. LA Audubon uses Island Packers for bird trips--I didn't know they'd let you stay in the lot overnight. Next time I'll just make a weekend of it!
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