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Ferry tickets are not included as part of your tour, however, round trip day tickets to Scorpion Anchorage can be added during checkout. Camper ferry tickets are available directly through Island Packers, the ferry company.
Of course! Let us know your dates, the activities you’re most interested in, and if your plans are flexible. We will do our best to accommodate you.
We are unable to accommodate pets on our tours. Service animals are welcome. For Channel Islands trips specifically, there is a detailed process required by the National Park Service to bring animals along. More information is available here.
More information on camping at Santa Cruz Island is available here.
We only offer guided trips. We do not rent equipment.
Ferry tickets to the island and our tours sell out far in advance. Please make your reservation as early as possible to ensure your trip date. Same-day reservations are rarely possible.
Channel Islands National Park is a remote destination. There are very limited services on the island and no food vendors. It is important to plan accordingly for your trip.
There is basic information about planning your trip in your tour confirmation email. Additional information is available for download on the right sidebar of this webpage.
A set of complete directions will be included in your confirmation email. It is helpful to have your confirmation email accessible on the day of your trip.
Select the date you are interested in and view available trips here.
Channel Islands National Park does not permit any food service on the islands, so please bring your own lunch and snacks (please do not bring glass). There is nowhere to purchase food once you are on the island.
There is potable water at the Scorpion Ranch campground at Santa Cruz Island, but we recommend that you bring enough drinking water for the whole day.
If your group booked separately, there is a field during checkout where you can list the name(s) of the other party.
What COVID precautions are being taken by Channel Islands Adventure Company and what is expected of guests?
We have adjusted our business model to accommodate COVID health and safety standards. For more information, visit COVID-Ready Operational Plan.
That is perfectly fine. There is a section in your booking where you will include your ferry departure and return times.
When it comes to meet-up time on the day of your tour, you will meet us on the island (rather than prior to ferry departure as you would for a day trip).
Our Adventure Village is about a 5-10 minute walk from the pier where the ferry drops you off, back towards the campground. You will pass right by it as you make your way to your campsite. There is a large sign with Channel Islands Adventure Company on it. You will meet us there at the scheduled tour start time. There’s no need to arrive early.
Our staff works with a variety of guests and all skill levels. Beginner kayak tours are open to all individuals who acknowledge the ability to perform the following essential eligibility criteria:
- Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing)
- Independently maintain sealed airway passages while underwater
- Independently hold head upright without neck/head support
- Manage personal care independently or with the assistance of a companion
- Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance
- Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with the assistance of a companion
- Independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket*
- Get in/out or on/off of a paddle craft independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance*
- Independently get out and from under a capsized paddle craft*
- Reenter or remount the paddle craft following deep water capsize independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance*
- Maintain a safe body position while attempting skills, activities, and rescues listed in the appropriate Course Outline, and have the ability to recognize and identify to others when such efforts would be unsafe given your personal situation*
- Ages 5 and older
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