Domecar Botanic Day Trip

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 11:30AM - 7:00PM

Instructor: Steve Junak

Location: Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo


Amtrak has announced all private car moves on the SLO-LAX-SAN corridor are suspended until further notice. Unfortunately, as a result the Domecar Botanic Day Trip has been cancelled.

Ride in style for a narrated scenic adventure with Steve Junak

The day-long trip begins at the Santa Barbara train depot where you will ride in style aboard a beautifully restored Vista Dome Lounge-Dining Car for a narrated scenic journey along an inaccessible and spectacular part of the coast and through several historic ranchos. Learn about the area’s rich human and natural history before stopping in San Luis Obispo. Enjoy a catered buffet lunch onboard (including beer, wine, and soft drinks), and change levels and sides for a new and different view on the way back home.

Reservations are limited (please reserve early!)

  • Children over age 12 only
  • Trip will go rain or shine


Image of Steve JunakSteve Junak, the Garden's Herbarium Curator emeritus, is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the islands of California and Baja California. He holds an M.A. in botany, has led field trips for more than 25 years, and has co-authored several books on the Channel Islands. 

Botany/Natural History
Travel/Day Trips