A variety things to do and places to visit in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. From the offshore Islands including Channel Islands National Park, miles of coastline, in our hillsides and mountains. Including Los Padre National Forest, Santa Barbara wine country, local lakes as well as the cities of Santa Barbara and Ventura. Hiking, boating, kayaking, camping, day tripping, wine tasting, fishing, surfing.
California’s Channel Islands
Close to the California Mainland...Yet Worlds Apart
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was.
We specialize in sending out food to the Channel Islands that is created to hold up to the environment and is provided in eco-friendly packaging conforming to National Park standards.
Whether planning a camping trip or group day trip CIP has the experience and expertise to assist in the provisioning for your Island adventure. Individual day packs are available in peak season.
Channel Islands National Park provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities and a delightful break from the congestion and clamor of urban life. However, since the park encompasses five islands and their surrounding one mile of the ocean, the decision of where to go, what to do, and how to do it can be challenging.
There are NO FOOD services or lodging on the islands. Visitors must bring all their own food and water (potable water is available in the Scorpion Ranch campground on Santa Cruz Island and the Water Canyon campground on Santa Rosa Island). A limited amount of food and drink is available on the concessionaire boats. This is where CIP makes your adventure both convenient and delicious. Dockside delivery is included with all of our packages.
Primitive camping is available at the Scorpion Ranch Campground (31 sites; $15 per night per site; reservations required). Water, picnic table, food storage box, and pit toilet are provided. Shade is available. Distance from landing is a flat one-half mile. This is the most family friendly campground on the islands. Reservations can be made by calling (877) 444-6777 or through Recreation.gov
CIP offers the Island bound campers a variety of services which include meal packages, camp kitchen and camp equipment can be arranged for our meal package clients.