While ferryboat access to the islands is barred at this point due to Covid-19, private boaters can still access the islands but some areas remain off limits for other reasons.

VENTURA—Although the pandemic has made access to the five islands in Channel Islands National Park—Anacapa, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel islands—difficult for the public, private boaters still have good accessibility to most of the anchorages. Here’s a look at what’s open and what remains off limits.

Due to the local stay at home order, Island Packers Company, the concessionaire for the Channel Islands National Park service, is unable to provide ferry service to the islands until restrictions are lifted, possibly by February 3, 2021. Private boaters can still anchor and go ashore to visit most of the trails on the islands.

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