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Where/when do campers meet for kayak tours on the island?

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…

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My group booked separately. How do I make sure we are put in the same group?

If your group booked separately, there is a field during checkout where you can list the name(s) of the other party.

Can you provide more information on camping at Channel Islands National Park?

 More information on camping at Santa Cruz Island is available here.

Are ferry tickets included with our tour?

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.

I have never been to the Channel Islands; what should I bring?

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.

Is there drinkable water 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.

Is food available at the Channel Islands National Park?

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. See our list of recommended Channel Islands National Park food options here.

Who can take a kayaking tour?

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…

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Is it possible to do a private tour?

Absolutely! Private tours are available for online booking here. Planning a trip for a group of students or interested in team-building activities for your company? Fill out this form or send an email to