Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour

The 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. 

Ferry Tickets
The 10:30am tour requires a ferry departure of 9am or earlier from Ventura Harbor. The 9:30am tour requires a ferry departure of 8am. Check-in is one hour prior to departure.

For ferry tickets purchased on our website, ferry return times vary daily and will depart anywhere between 3:30pm and 5:00pm (arrival in Ventura between 4:30pm and 7:00pm). If you would like to know your exact ferry return time for a specific date, please call or email us.

For more information, view Adventure-Sea-Cave-Kayak-Tour-Additional-Information.pdf.

 

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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  • Pricing

    Summer tours often sell out. Please book in advance.

    $161 per adult + ferry transportation ($63)*
    $150 per child 12 and under + ferry transportation ($50)*

    *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.

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Discovery Sea Cave Kayak

Our Discovery Sea Cave Kayak Tour is a shortened version of our Adventure Sea Cave Kayaking Tour. In 1.5 hours of paddling time, you will experience sea caves, kelp forests and pristine coastlines. This tour is great for first-timers to the island who want to be able to experience numerous activities in a day. Channel Islands National Park offers hiking, snorkeling, birding, endemic species, a rich history and more.

Ferry Tickets
The 9:30am tour requires an 8:00am ferry departure (check-in 1hr prior to departure).
The 12:30pm tour requires a 10:00am ferry departure or earlier (check-in 1hr prior to departure). Ferry options typically will be 8:00am, 9:00am or 10:00am.
The 1:30pm tour requires a 4:30pm or later return from the island.

For ferry tickets purchased on our website, ferry return times vary daily and will depart anywhere between 4:00pm and 5:00pm (arrival in Ventura between 5:00pm and 7:00pm). If you would like to know your exact ferry return time for a specific date, please call or email us.

For more information, view Discovery-Sea-Cave-Kayak-Tour-Additional-Information.pdf.

 

When

March-Sept: Most days
Oct: Fri, Sat, Sun

Meets on Santa Cruz Island @ 9:30am and/or 10:30am as well as 12:30pm and/or 1:30pm (meet times depend on the ferry schedule to Santa Cruz Island - Scorpion Anchorage)

Distance

1.25 miles

Duration

1-1.5 hours

Difficulty

Beginner to Advanced. Children under age 5 not permitted.

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  • Pricing

    $118 per adult + ferry transportation ($63)*
    $104 per child 12 and under + ferry transportation ($50)*

    *add ferry ticket to cart unless you have already purchased tickets through Island Packers

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Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak

The longest of our kayaking tour options, the Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak tour is for the true ocean adventurer or someone who has been kayaking in Channel Islands National Park previously. We’ll explore incredible sea caves and kelp forests along our route to the famous Potato Harbor, a more remote area of the park that allows for a truly breathtaking and memorable experience with its aqua-colored cove and pristine shoreline. Bring your lunch and snorkel gear.

Ferry Tickets
This tour requires a ferry departure of 8am (check-in at 7am) or prior nights camping on Santa Cruz Island.

For ferry tickets purchased on our website, ferry return times vary daily and will depart anywhere between 4:30pm and 5:00pm (arrival in Ventura between 5:30pm and 7:00pm). If you would like to know your exact ferry return time for a specific date, please call or email us.

For more information, view Ultimate-Sea-Cave-Kayak-Tour-Additional-Information.pdf.

When

This tour is offered on select days from June through October.
Meets on Santa Cruz Island at 9:30am.

Distance

5-6 miles

Duration

5 hours

Difficulty

Intermediate - Advanced. Children under age 5 not permitted.

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  • Pricing

    $221 per adult + ferry transportation ($63)*
    $211 per child 12 and under + ferry transportation ($50)*

    *add ferry ticket to cart unless you already have purchased tickets through Island Packers

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girl kayaking in kelp

Snorkel & Kayak Tour

On our guided kayak & snorkel tour, guests will receive expert knowledge while exploring beautiful kelp forests and sea caves along pristine coastlines. Guides will offer discussions of marine ecology and the natural history of the islands while guests view sea life up close. For this tour, guests must know how to swim and also have basic snorkeling & kayaking experience.

Ferry Tickets
This tour requires an 8am ferry departure (7am check-in) or prior nights camping on Santa Cruz Island.

For ferry tickets purchased on our website, ferry return times vary daily and will depart anywhere between 4:00pm and 5:00pm (arrival in Ventura between 5:00pm and 7:00pm). If you would like to know your exact ferry return time for a specific date, please call or email us.

For more information, view Snorkel-Kayak-Combo-Tour-Additional-Information.pdf.

When

Meets on select days from July through the first week of September.
Meets on Santa Cruz Island at 9:30am.

Distance

1.25 miles of kayaking + snorkeling

Duration

1-1.5 hours of kayaking & 45 minutes of snorkeling

Difficulty

Intermediate through advanced experience levels recommended.

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  • Pricing

    $209 per person + ferry transportation ($63)*

    *add ferry ticket to cart unless you already have purchased tickets through Island Packers