Author: Will Adams

Channel Islands Adventure Company Celebrated in 2023 Sunset Travel Awards

We have some amazing news to share! Out of over 600 entries, Sunset Magazine has selected our Sea Cave Kayaking in Channel Islands National Park and named Channel Islands Adventure Company a top pick in the ‘Best Adventures and Explorations‘ category for 2023. “Every year, the Sunset Travel Awards honor the finest and most outstanding…

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Don’t forget to pack a lunch for your trip to the Channel Islands!

Santa Barbara Adventure Company (doing business as Channel Islands Adventure Company) is the official kayak tour concessioner for Channel Islands National Park at Scorpion Anchorage. We are not authorized or able to provide food for public or private guests joining us for day trip kayak tours. Due to the remote nature of Channel Islands National…

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What’s included in a Channel Islands Tour?

When you book a tour with us on the Channel Islands, we provide all the items you’ll need for a great time including a paddle, kayak, helmet, PFD, paddle jacker, wetsuit and water clogs.

Visiting the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Often referred to as the Galapagos of North America, the Channel Islands are rich in wildlife and cultural resources, and are thus worthy of protection. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS), which is a federal entity through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service protects 1,470 square miles of ocean waters around…

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Park*D Features Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands Adventure Company had a special guest, Abby Hornacek, last fall. The exclusive show, Park*d on Fox Nation, features Abby exploring some of America’s most beautiful national treasures. Abby joined Channel Islands Adventure Company for a hike to Cavern Point with breath taking views and an adventurous sea cave kayaking through Elephants Belly Cave.…

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Visual Guide to Santa Cruz Island

Curious about where to go and what to do on Santa Cruz Island? We’ve put together an easy guide to help plan your trip to Channel Islands National Park.

Guide to Camping in Channel Islands National Park on Santa Cruz Island

So you want to camp at the Channel Islands? Here’s how! 1) Start by booking your campsite reservation with the National Park Service. You will want to stay at Santa Cruz Scorpion, part of Channel Islands National Park. The campground has an Upper Loop and Lower Loop. All the group sites are in the Upper Loop and…

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Painted Cave Kayak

How to Plan a Kayak Trip to Painted Cave

Interested in visiting to Painted Cave? Since 2019, we have stopped providing regular tours to Painted Cave due to transportation logistics, increased costs and traveler interest. Island Packers does offer a boat tour to this section of the island, however there are no kayaking or snorkeling options on this tour. If you are considering kayaking…

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Snorkeling in California at Channel Islands National Park

How does snorkeling at Santa Cruz Island work? Interested in snorkeling in California? The kelp forests at Santa Cruz are absolutely breathtaking for adventurous swimmers and snorkelers to explore. Given the isolation of the Channel Islands (20+ miles off the coast of California), we encourage all snorkelers to have prior snorkeling experience and be comfortable…

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Risk and Responsibility

We encourage all guests to watch this brief safety orientation video in advance of the trip. Your guide will also give you a more in depth briefing and instruction on the day of your trip, before you hit the water. Below you will also find some answers to common questions about safety and risk. [youtube…

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