Author: Will Adams

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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Advice from an Island Scrub Jay

While visiting Santa Cruz Island, you may have the unique opportunity to meet an island scrub jay, one of the Channel Island’s many endemic species. Island scrub jays are unique in that they are bluer and bigger than their mainland counterpart. What really goes on inside an island scrub jay’s head? They may think: “Why…

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Park*D Feature in 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? Updated 10/29/2018 If you are trying to plan a trip to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, please check in with us in February of 2019. That is when we will start posting available dates for the Painted Cave Kayak Tour in California Channel Islands! This amazing sea cave is…

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Snorkeling in California at the 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 the adventurous swimmer and snorkeler 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…

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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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10 Tips to Minimize Your Impact at Santa Cruz Island

All of our staff are passionate about protecting and preserving the pristine and unique environment at the Channel Islands National Park and we hope that you will help us during your trip. Your guides will give you plenty of tips on the ground on how to minimize your impact buts its always a good idea…

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