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Island Packers Cruises Re-Opens for Public Boat Transportation

Ventura—Island Packers, the authorized boat transportation concessionaire to Channel Islands National Park, announced they would resume limited public transportation to the Channel Islands for all landing and non-landing trips starting June 1.

Island Packers has resumed limited service to Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Anacapa Islands for both day visitors and campers from Ventura Harbor Village and Oxnard Harbor with three-hour island wildlife trips and six-hour whale watching trips.

Island Packers has revised several procedural protocols designed to keep visitors to the Channel Islands safe and comfortable. Passenger loads will be limited to under 40 percent capacity to better facilitate social distancing, employees will be health screened before every shift, passengers will be given a health inquiry before being allowed access to office or boats and required to wear face covering on board vessels, office and boat crew will wear appropriate PPE when in contact with the public and vessels will be sanitized during stops and between runs.

More information is available at www.islandpackers.com or by calling Island Packers at 805-642-1393. The office will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily for information and reservations.

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