Snorkeling Tour

On our guided snorkel tour at Scorpion Anchorage, guests receive expert knowledge while exploring the beautiful kelp forests and along pristine coastlines. There may even be a chance to swim in and out of sea caves, conditions permitting! Guides will offer discussions of marine ecology and 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 aboard modern catamarans operated by Island Packers, the sole transportation concessioner to Channel Islands National Park. You can do this through our checkout when you book online or book directly with Island Packers, who can be reached at (805) 642-1393 or online at www.islandpackers.com.

When

7am ferry check-in (8am departure) or 8am ferry check-in (9am departure) from Ventura Harbor. Meets May-October every Saturday & Sundays @ 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

    Per Person $119* + ferry ($59)*
    *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.

Snorkeling Gear and Wetsuit Rental

Channel Island National Park offers some of the best snorkeling in North America. Rental includes a Snorkel, Mask, Fins and 3 piece Wetsuit (5mm shortie suit, 7mm farmer john suit & sized hood). We have children wetsuits size 6-16 and adult wetsuits size XS-XXXL. We have child, youth and adult sized masks available. For more information on snorkeling at Channel Islands National Park, we recommend reading our Santa Cruz Island Snorkel Guide.

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

    $45

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. Wetsuit is not included in this rental package. For more information on snorkeling at Channel Islands National Park, we recommend reading our Santa Cruz Island Snorkel Guide.

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

    $25

Snorkel & Kayak COMBO

On our guided kayak & snorkel tour, guests receive expert knowledge while exploring the beautiful kelp forests and along pristine coastlines. There may even be a chance to swim in and out of sea caves, conditions permitting! Guides will offer discussions of marine ecology and 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 snorkel & kayaking experience. 

Ferry Tickets
Ferry service is aboard modern catamarans operated by Island Packers, the sole transportation concessioner to Channel Islands National Park. You will be given the option to purchase ferry tickets from us during the checkout process after adding your kayak tour.

When

Year-round. 7am ferry check-in (8am departure) from Ventura Harbor. Meets from May-September on select Fridays, Sundays & Mondays 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

    Per Person $199 + ferry ($59)*
    *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.