Snorkeling Tour – Available Summer 2021

On our guided snorkel tour at Scorpion Anchorage, guests will receive expert knowledge while exploring beautiful kelp forests along pristine coastlines. There may even be a chance to swim in and out of sea caves! Guides will offer discussions of marine ecology and the natural history of the islands while guests view sea life up close. Gear rental is included in the snorkeling tour price.

Ferry Tickets

You must purchase a ferry ticket to get to the island. Ferry service is operated by Island Packers, the sole transportation concessionaire to Channel Islands National Park. You can do this through us at checkout unless you have already purchased them directly with Island Packers.

When

7am ferry check-in (8am departure) or 8am ferry check-in (9am departure) from Ventura Harbor.

July/Aug- Sundays only at 11:30 or 2pm on Santa Cruz Island.
Sept - Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays @ 11:30 or 2pm on Santa Cruz Island.

Duration

1-1.5 hours of snorkeling time

Difficulty

Beginner to Advanced. Prior snorkel experience will make for a better tour. Guests should know how to swim and be comfortable in the ocean.

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  • Pricing

    $125 per person + ferry transportation ($63)*

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

Snorkeling Gear & Wetsuit Rental

Channel Island National Park offers some of the best snorkeling in North America. Rental includes a Snorkel, Mask, Fins and a 3-piece Wetsuit (5mm shortie suit, 7mm farmer john suit & sized hood). We have children’s wetsuits size 6-16 and adult’s wetsuits size XS-XXXL. We have child, youth and adult-sized masks available.

When

You will pick up your gear on the island at the snorkel rental shop.

Duration

Day rental

Difficulty

Snorkelers should be comfortable swimming in open water.

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    All rentals include a required personal flotation devices.
  • Pricing

    $50

snorkel rental package

Snorkeling Gear Rental

Channel Island National Park offers some of the best snorkeling in North America. Rental includes a Snorkel, Mask and Fins. We have child, youth and adult-sized masks available. A wetsuit is not included in this rental package.

When

You will pick up your gear on the island at the snorkel rental shop.

Duration

Day rental

Difficulty

Snorkelers should be comfortable swimming in open water.

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  • All rentals include a required personal flotation devices.
  • Pricing

    $28

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
Ferry service is operated by Island Packers. You will be given the option to purchase ferry tickets from us during the checkout process.

 

When

7am ferry check-in (8am departure) from Ventura Harbor.
Meets from July-September on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30am on Santa Cruz Island. Check the calendar when booking for available dates.

Distance

1.25 miles of kayaking + snorkeling

Duration

1-1.5 hours of kayaking & 45 minutes of snorkeling

Difficulty

Intermediate through advanced experience levels. Prior snorkel & kayak experience will make for a better tour.

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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