California Coast Expeditions

November 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park

33.98° S -120.09° E

Doug Gould, Expedition Leader

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The new gold rush: Discover the California Coast

Mere miles from the shores of Los Angeles lies wildness that surpasses imagination and a gem of the National Park system: the Channel Islands. Exploring it is akin to entering a time machine. To enter a era when the coast of California was lined with the tallest, oldest trees—those that remain are among the rarest on Earth. Its isolation from the mainland has led to the evolution of wildlife found nowhere else. Few dive into the region’s surprising wildness and biodiversity as Lindblad Expeditions is able to by hiking inland over rivers of pinecones and kayaking along rugged coastlines.

(2) California Coast Itineraries

Baja California

California Coast

A Southern Migration: From the Channel Islands to Baja California

Duration

12 days
Dec

From

$6,435

Prices are per person

Highlights

Baja California

California Coast

A Southern Migration: From the Channel Islands to Baja California

Duration

12 days
Dec

From

$6,435

Top Highlights

  • Discover the incredible biodiversity of Channel Islands National Park, home to over 2,000 species including 145 endemics
  • Go behind the scenes and enjoy a private lunch at a boutique vineyard in the world-renowned Valle de Guadalupe
  • Explore the waters and experience the wildlife of peninsular Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve

California Coast

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Duration

5 days
  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Oct
  4. Nov

From

$2,776

Prices are per person

Highlights

California Coast

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Duration

5 days
  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Oct
  4. Nov

From

$2,776

Top Highlights

  • Discover the islands by walking miles of trails, paddling crystal-clear waters by kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or exploring by Zodiac
  • Hike in a Torrey Pine grove, one of only two on Earth, and enjoy a picnic lunch with sweeping views of the natural harbor
  • Watch for iconic animals such as the American bison, bald eagles, and the Channel Island fox

Expedition Highlights

The coast of California is proof that a far-reaching adventure is much closer than you think. Go aboard an expedition ship, equipped with tools for in-depth exploration, to sail to protected islands, hike over rivers of pinecones to stands of gnarly, windswept trees, and discover wildlife found nowhere else. Watch as the coast grows wilder and see where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and the Jesuit missionaries who followed in his wake explored, mapped, and catalogued new flora and fauna. Go deep—whether kayaking the rugged shores or hiking to one of the last remaining stands of Torrey pines in the world.

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