Purchase a Santa Cruz Island Landing Permit

The Nature Conservancy portion of Santa Cruz Island requires a Landing Permit to go ashore. Our Landing Permit holders play an important role in helping to protect the island’s sensitive natural and cultural resources. Your continued stewardship and assistance is greatly appreciated.

Please note: Santa Cruz Island Landing Permits are issued for private, non-commercial sailings only and are for a maximum group size of 10 persons. Landing Permits are valid for daylight hours only and camping is prohibited. No animals or pets of any kind may be brought onto the SCI preserve, due to high risk of animal disease transmission.

Full rules of use are listed in the Landing Permit Requirements. Please review them carefully prior to submitting your permit application. Permits may take up to 10 business days to process; we encourage you to plan ahead.

Select Your Permit

You may purchase a 30-day permit or annual one. Annual permits are for a calendar year and expire on December 31 of the year in which they are purchased.

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Permit Applicant

As the Permit Applicant, you agree to the proper use of the permit if granted, and agree to be present while the permit is in use. Important note: The credit card used in the purchase of this permit must be in the name of the applicant, and permit applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

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