San Nicolas Island is the most remote of California’s Channel Islands lying 78 nautical miles (nm) South by Southeast from Santa Barbara. island is currently controlled by the United States Navy and is used as a weapons testing and training facility.The island has a small airport and several buildings.
Planning permissions may include a requirement for archaeological monitoring and/or works.
Visitors have an abundance of outdoor recreation options: diving, snorkeling, whale watching, kayaking, boating, sailing and fishing.
Around them is an ecosystem rich with sea lions and seals, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, otters, more than 40 species of fish and 60 species of seabirds.
More than 150 shipwrecks and lost aircraft have been identified in the waters.
Channel Islands NMS is equally known for its active research, conservation and education programs, many with our support.