Channel Islands Aviation
Channel Islands Aviation, or CIA, is a full service Fixed Base Operation. CIA’s facility includes 2 large hangars totaling 34,500 square feet of hangar space with additional 30,500 square feet of offices, lobby, school classroom and flight planning room with computerized weather briefing and direct lines to flight service. Official concessionaire of air transportation to the Channel Islands National Park.
Flights To The Channel Islands. Aerial Tours – Our “one hour tour” around the beautiful Channel Islands. If you don’t have the day to spend on Santa Rosa Island this flight is a great alternative. Enjoy a breath taking 45 minute scenic flight around Anacapa Island and Santa Cruz Island. Our sightseeing tours depart Camarillo Airport passing over the Channel Islands Harbor, before reaching the northeast tip of Anacapa Island.
Daytrip To Santa Rosa Island – Your exclusive journey begins with a breath-taking 25 minute flight aboard our Britten-Norman Islander. Once you arrive at the private air strip enjoy a three hour tour, often by 4 wheel drive vehicle with a Channel Islands National Park Service volunteer docent(subject to availability). You have the option of hiking the trails and exploring the beaches. Hikers may bring their own packed lunch and drinks. On the vehicle tour see the world famous Torrey Pines, the historic Island Ranch and the scenic views that Santa Rosa Island has to offer. Bring clothing that can be layered.
Camping Trip To Santa Rosa Island - Your camping excursion begins with a short 25 minute flight to Beacher’s Bay. Upon landing at the private airstrip the camp ground is a short 5 minute hike away, saving you the nearly 1 ½ mile hike from the pier. The campground on Santa Rosa Island is located at Water Canyon off Beacher’s Bay on the northeast side of the island. Camping permits are required. The campground on Santa Rosa is comprised of 15 camp sites, with a camp ground capacity of 60. The camp site is located on a relatively flat shelf of Water Canyon. Picnic tables and flushing toilets are provided.
Surf Fishing Trip To Santa Rosa Island – These excursions are designed to give you a maximum of fishing time at one of the best locations in all the Channel Islands; Bechers Bay on Santa Rosa Island. Along with the great fishing, you’ll be treated to a scenic flight to the island! Please bring a maximum 15 pounds per person including all gear and lunch.