Cruising the California Channel Islands for education, recreation, and research since 1968. Let your island adventure begin with the experienced crew from Island Packers. Providing first rate transportation services for island hiking, camping, kayaking, whale watching, school field trips, sightseeing and harbor cruises. We travel to all five islands in the Channel Islands National Park. The Islander and Island Adventure carry up to 149 passengers, with traveling speeds of 20 - 22 knots. Seating is provided in a large indoor cabin or outside on a canopy-covered upper deck. There are two seasons each year where they specifically go out into the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to view the larger of the marine mammals, the Pacific Gray Whales, Humpback and Blue Whales. Make a reservation online or by phone to book your spot today!