Getting to and from Santa Rosa Island

Please check with the SRIRS,, before making any arrangements for transportation to make sure your application to visit the SRIRS has been approved and the requested dates confirmed. Reservations for air and boat transportation will need to be made well in advance of the trip, so please contact as early as possible. Please be aware of the weather forecast and contact your transportation courier if there is any reason to suspect a delay or cancellation.

  1. Island Packers Boat Charter (805-642-1393, Regularly scheduled trips out of Ventura Harbor from March to November. Days and times vary so be sure to confirm with the charter service when making your reservation. Round-trip for day visitors is $82 and round trip for overnight visitors is $114. If you are coming to Santa Rosa Island and your travel is associated with CSUCI, we will book your transportation. 

    Island Packers boat arriving at the pier

  2. Channel Islands Aviation Plane Charter (805-987-1301, All plane reservations are scheduled by the Research Station Manager. Departure is from Camarillo Airport in Ventura County. Contact Channel Island Aviation for flight cost information (~$880 per hour).

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