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What’s the weather like? What if the weather looks bad on the day of my tour?

Our kayak, surf, stand up paddle, snorkel and wine tours will all run rain or shine. All other tours have the potential to get cancelled in the case of heavy rain. Should a trip not run due to inclement weather or sea conditions, we are able to offer a holding credit (no expiration), switch to…

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Is there a weight limit for kayaking?

Yes, there is a weight limit to ensure the safety and performance of our kayaks. The maximum weight for kayaking is 450lbs. Guests weighing between 230-450lbs will be provided a single kayak. When making a reservation, please inform us if anyone in your party exceeds 230 pounds. You can find additional details on ocean kayaking…

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What’s the difference between your Discovery and Adventure sea cave kayak tours?

The Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour is our most popular trip. This tour is nearly a full-day adventure. After getting to the island via ferry the kayak tour usually begins at either 9:30am or 10:30am and lasts a total of about 4 hours including gearing up, orientation, and kayaking. After the tour is done there is limited…

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What are the minimum and maximum ages for activities?

Kayaking: 5 years old minimum (Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean, able to follow instructions, paddle and get in/out of kayak independently. Must be in a double kayak with an adult guardian if younger than 12)Snorkeling: 10 years old There is no maximum age limit if you are energetic and in sound physical condition.

Do you offer senior discounts on ferry tickets?

We do not offer senior discounts on ferry tickets. Ferry tickets for passengers 55+ ($58 per person) can be booked directly with Island Packers.

Can we purchase additional ferry tickets for passengers who will not join the tour?

Due to our contract with the National Park Service, we are unable to sell ferry tickets for passengers who are not taking a kayak and/or snorkel tour with us. Ferry tickets for additional passengers who are not joining the tour must be booked directly with Island Packers.

What time does the ferry return?

Departure times from the island vary by day. Generally, they are 3:30pm for the fall/winter and 4pm or 4:30pm for the spring/summer. You will arrive in Ventura approximately 1-1.5 hours after leaving the island. Our guides will let you know your exact ferry return time during check-in on the day of your tour.

What if I already purchased ferry tickets from Island Packers?

If you have already purchased ferry tickets to Scorpion Cove with Island Packers, you can skip the option to purchase ferry tickets during checkout. Please let us know your departure and return times in the comments section of the checkout page.

Are ferry tickets required for your tours?

Yes, ferry tickets are required for all of our tours. You will have the option to add them during checkout or you can purchase them directly through the ferry company Island Packers.

What is your cancellation policy for Channel Islands kayak and snorkel tours? Can I change my tour date?

Cancellation Policy • A full refund will be granted up to 21 days before your tour.• From 20 to 8 days before your tour, refunds are available less a 15% cancellation fee. • No refund will be granted for a cancellation within 7 days of your tour. Tours operate rain or shine. Our company reserves the right to…

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