The Adventure Blog

Read about our adventures as we explore California's coast and Channel Islands National Park!

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.

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Sea Cave Kayaking in Channel Islands National Park

Planning a Trip to Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island

Headed out to Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park? Check out Scorpion Anchorage! Scorpion Anchorage has numerous hiking trails, a close-by campground, snorkeling in a kelp forest, and best of all sea cave kayaking! Sea Cave Kayaking near Scorpion Anchorage Scorpion Anchorage is located eastern Santa Cruz Island and is one of the…

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Spring in Channel Islands National Park

Wildflower season is upon us! While we haven’t received much rain in 2020 at Santa Cruz Island, December was the bulk of the rainy season. Take a look at the flowers that have been blooming near Prisoners Harbor in Channel Islands National Park this year.

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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Channel Islands Receives Blue Parks Award

Recently the Marine Protected Areas around the Northern Channel Islands have received the Blue Parks Award.

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.