Around Santa Cruz Island
Around Santa Cruz Island • 1h 8m
A film by Marc Hersch.
This is THE video cruising guide to southern California's Santa Cruz Island positioned in the middle of the Channel Islands National Park just 25 miles off the Santa Barbara coast. Often referred to as "the Galapagos of North America," Santa Cruz Island is home to twelve species found no where else on earth and more than a thousand species of other plants and animals.
Sail along with Captain Marc Hersh and his crew as they cross the Santa Barbara Channel aboard Songline, a beautiful J42 fitted out with all the cruising amenities. Over the next 5 days, circumnavigate the Island, explore some 15 pristine anchorages and take day-hikes ashore.
Santa Cruz Island offers its visitors 96 square miles of natural wonder. The largest of the eight Channel Islands, Santa Cruz is administered by the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy. It's surrounding waters are part of the Channel Islands NOAA Marine Sanctuary. officials.
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