Day Trips

Fry’s Harbor Day Trip | Sold Out

Steve Junak
Ventura Harbor - Santa Cruz Island
June 18, 2023
8:30AM - 6:00PM

Join us for a very special trip to Fry’s Harbor on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. We will land on a rocky beach at the site of a rock quarry that was active from the mid-1920s until 1930. Rocks from this site were used to build the breakwater in the Santa Barbara Harbor. We will see some historic remnants of the quarry operation and explore the canyon above it. Trips are rarely offered to this location and require special permission from The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Participants must complete and sign waiver forms for TNC and the Garden prior to date of departure of the trip.
Participants should be in good physical condition. It is highly recommended that guests wear good hiking shoes and bring an extra pair of shoes for the beach landing. We also advise guests bring a plastic bag to protect their belongings and pack extra layers of clothing. There is no shade at this location therefore guests are advised to wear a hat and/or sunscreen for sun protection. Please bring with you lunch, snacks and water.

Our group will meet at the Ventura Harbor at 7:45 am to prepare for the Island Packers boat to depart at 8:30 am. For the return trip the boat will depart from the island at 4:00 pm to arrive at Ventura Harbor at approximately 6:00 pm.


Garden members: $160

General public: $185

About Steve Junak:

Steve Junakis the Garden’s Herbarium Curator emeritus, is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the islands of California and Baja California.  He holds an M.A. in botany, has led field trips for more than 25 years, and has co-authored several books on the Channel Islands. Look for Steve’s trips to the Channel Islands for unique botanical experiences.

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