Spotted in the News: Find Your Adventure: Island Hopping


Though it may seem hard to believe, just off the crowded coast of Southern California, between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, are the five unspoiled islands that make up this relatively new national park. Daylong sightseeing trips from the ports of Ventura and Oxnard offer a glimpse of the islands’ rare wildlife, ranging from the dolphins, sea lions and endangered blue whales offshore, to the rare spotted skunk and Channel Islands fox. Local outfitters also make it possible to snorkel the clear waters of the Scorpion Bay marine sanctuary, kayak the islands’ hundreds of sea caves or hike the wildflower-filled interiors.  No matter which activity you choose, you’ll find these islands are a place made for unforgettable adventures.