Prisoners Harbor Kayak Tour

Explore Prisoners Harbor, on Santa Cruz Island’s north coast. We’ll spend 2-2.5 hours exploring the pristine waters, kelp forests, beautiful coastlines and rich history. This area of the island is the border of Channel Islands National Park and the Nature Conservancy.

Ferry Tickets
Ferry service is operated by Island Packers. You will be given the option to purchase ferry tickets with your kayaking reservation during the checkout process.

When

November - June 7am ferry check-in (8am departure) or 8am ferry check-in (9am departure) from Ventura Harbor. Tour meets on Santa Cruz Island daily at 10:30am and select days at 9:30am

Distance

2-3 miles

Duration

2-2.5 hours

Difficulty

Beginner to Advanced. Children under age 5 not permitted.

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  • Pricing

    Adult $149 + ferry ($59)* Child (12 and under) $139 + ferry ($46)*

Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayak

Limited time Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayak tour will explore the sea caves near Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island. No other area of the park offers as many sea cave kayaking opportunities. Our guided paddle will explore the pristine coastline, kelp forests, and  sea caves as permissible based on weather conditions.

This is a Chartered Boat ride on the Vanguard, and will NOT be landing on the island.

 

 

 

When

April 11 and April 18, 2020.

7am chartered boat check-in (8am departure) from Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, on the Vanguard, an Island Packers vessel.
Breakfast snacks provided*
Arrival time back to Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard varies but should be between 4:30 to 5pm.

Distance

2.5-3 miles

Duration

8-9 hours

Difficulty

Beginner to Advanced. This tour requires guests to be able to climb up and down an 8-foot ladder. Guests under 12 years old must ride in a double kayak with an adult. Children under age 5 not permitted.

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Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour – Summer & Fall 2020

Our Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour is our most popular Channel Islands National Park tour. We’ll spend 2.5-3 hours exploring the sea caves around Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island. No other area of the park offers as many sea cave kayaking opportunities. Some of the most beautiful sea caves in the world can be found at Scorpion Anchorage. 

 

*This location will reopen after the completion of the pier at Scorpion Anchorage. The anticipated opening will be Summer 2020.

 

 

When

Tours start at 10:30am and select days at 9:30am

Distance

2.5 - 3 miles

Duration

2.5 - 3 hours of island kayaking

Difficulty

Beginner through advanced levels. Children under age 5 not permitted.

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  • Dates to be added soon!
  • Pricing

    Summer tours often sellout. Please book in advance.
    $149 per adult + ferry transportation ($59)*
    $139 per child 12 and under + ferry transportation ($46)*
    *You'll have the option to add your ferry ticket to your cart. If you already have ferry tickets directly through Island Packers or will be camping on the island you can select to not add ferry tickets to your cart.