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As many of you may know, Seas Lyfe began as a lifestyle brand with a cause. We believe that future generations have the same right to enjoyment of our oceans. Captain Kyle Corbett formed Seas Lyfe to make a positive impact.

Recently we took a short voyage to California’s Channel Islands; more specifically Santa Catalina Island. The Channel Islands are comprised of 8 islands total. and are located in the Pacific Ocean.

the California Channel Islands are split amongst 3 different jurisdictions Santa Barbara County (4) Ventura County (2) and Los Angeles County (2). The totality of the archipelago extends for 160 miles between the northernmost San Miguel Island and the Southernmost San Clemente Island. This equals roughly 221,330 Acres.

The California Channel Islands are also separated by Northern and Southern Channel Islands. The four Northern Islands at one point were a single landmass known as Santa Rosae.  Five of the islands have been inducted as National Parks which limit the civilian capacity significantly.

Santa Catalina Island is the only island in the family of California Channel Islands that is home to a significant permanent civilization. the town of Avalon is home to approximately 3,500 residents. Santa Catalina is also the third largest Island on the California Channel Islands.

While we were visiting we were able to make a positive impact by removing trash from many of the popular hiking and tourism destinations throughout the island. Captain Kyle even got to go mountain biking!

On our voyage, we were grateful to accommodate a few really awesome volunteers whose stories can be found on Instagram.

One of our funniest moments was spent bailing water out of our dingy while we were fishing for dinner! (line caught tuna tastes better) Some of our best time was spent fishing with Captain Mike, an esteemed fisherman as well as an excellent teacher! You can watch the video here!

In addition to being a wildlife sanctuary, the California Channel Islands also host the site of the earliest paleontological evidence of humans in North America! As seafaring folk, we love the history present on these (not so) remote islands.