- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake to the gentle motion of the ship at anchor off the rocky outcropping of East Anacapa Island. Join your instructor on the sundeck for morning yoga, before heeding the call of the breakfast buffet. After breakfast, join naturalists aboard your expedition landing craft to go ashore on East Anacapa. The goal is the Anacapa Lighthouse, built in 1912, the last major light station to be built on the west coast. Enjoy strolling through the landscape, or head out on mindfulness hikes with instructors, and benefit from a post-hike stretch lab session. And get ready to really geek out on Santa Cruz when you head there after lunch for hiking and exploring.
At over 96 square miles in size, it’s the largest island in California, with more than 600 plant species, 140 birds, including large colonies of nesting seabirds, and 11 land mammal species, including pinnipeds. Isolation has led to adaptation—there are 60 endemic species found nowhere else in the world. So, test your skills by trying to spot the Santa Cruz Island fox, one of the smallest in the world. Spend the day your way: there are many trails covering the eastern end of the island offering the opportunity for leisurely walking, birding, or working with your certified photo instructor to capture the natural beauty. Or opt for a strenuous hike and make your Fitbit proud. Grab a kayak or a paddleboard to explore the shoreline. Go beachcombing. Head back to the ship to refresh for cocktail hour and Recap, a presentation or two, a pre-dinner neck and shoulder massage on deck (first come, first serve), and dinner.