Anacapa Island Snorkeling

The 7th most popular snorkel dive spot in California.

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West of Los Angeles and southwest of Oxnard in the Channel Islands, the snorkeling off Anacapa Island is known for its marine life and kelp forests.

When snorkeling in the Channel Islands, it is highly recommended to use wetsuits due to cold water conditions. Also, a dive flag marker is encouraged.

Access to Anacapa Island is provided by Island Packers ferry service (805) 642-1393.

Overall, Anacapa Island is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in California. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Anacapa Island including Refugio State Beach, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara Island, Santa Rosa Island and San Miguel Island.

Anacapa Island (CA/US)

Anacapa Island (CA/US)

Anacapa Island (CA/US)

Anacapa Island (CA/US)

Anacapa Island Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Channel Islands National Park (805) 658-5730; Peace Dive Boat (805) 650-DIVE; Spectre Dive Boat (866) CAL-DIVE; Sunfish Dive Boat (805) 204-0977.

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Southern California" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Jun.-Aug.

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.004689, -119.421344

Date Published:  12/27/2011

Date Updated:  7/11/2016

ID:  22935

Anacapa Island Snorkeling Map


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