Exploring East Anacapa Island

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Situated only twelve miles from the mainland, Anacapa is one of the five islands in the Channel Islands National Park and is home to 265 species of plants and a multitude of seabirds. From February through April, Anacapa is a rainbow of color created by the bloom of native wildflowers. Intensity and duration of the bloom differs a bit each year due to varied rainfall and temperature. Travel time by boat is approximately one hour, a little longer if we come across interesting wildlife in the channel. Visitors depart the boat by stepping onto a
ladder at the Landing Cove where you climb several rungs to a wooden dock. From the dock, there is a winding set of over 157 steps that take you to the island plateau about 200 feet above sea level for stunning coastal views. Once you have climbed to the plateau, you will find a figure-eight-shaped trail system that meanders over gentle slopes to dramatic overlooks, magnificent coastal views, and the last permanent lighthouse built on the west coast. An interpretive trail guide is available to help you navigate your way around. This trip is perfect for those who love nature and enjoy learning about California's native wildlife and ocean. Participants should be in good physical condition

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus

Kristin Maccarrone 

Please read:EARLY BIRD SPECIAL-$115: Register BEFORE 2/2 for this special class fee rate. Note: • Wear low-heeled, rubber soled shoes with good tread (no high heels) • Dress casually and in layers of clothing for cool and/or warm weather. • Sunscreen and/or hat is recommended. • Cameras and binoculars are great to bring along. • Check with your doctor for appropriate sea sickness medication if necessary. Visitors should be in good physical condition. • There are no food vendors on the island. Bring a small backpack, your lunch, snacks and drink items.



Registration Closes On
Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Class Days
3/4/2017 - 3/4/2017
Weekly - Sat
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Oceanside, MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus  Map, Room: Parking lot 1A, Main Oceanside Campus, behind campus police building