From Nancy D. Brown’s What a Trip, published on September 21, 2018

My husband and I recently visited Ventura County in southern California. We both love the coast and traveling to new destinations. The highlight of our vacation was a day trip to kayak at Channel Islands National Park. We saw dolphins, seals, the adorable island fox, plenty of birds and brightly colored fish on our visit to Santa Rosa Island. If you plan to visit Ventura County Coast like a local, you’ll want to read these 5 things to know before you travel to Channel Islands.

You may not know that Channels Islands National Park is run by the national park service. The park encompasses five incredible islands and the surrounding ocean environment. There are animals and plants that are completely unique to the Channel Islands. In fact, there is an active archeological dig happening on the island as I type this blog post. As such, transportation to the islands is only available by park concessionaire boats, planes or private boats.

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