Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour: 10:30am Kayak Tour

Duration: 03:30 (Approx.)

Our Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour is our most popular Channel Islands National Park tour. We’ll spend a half-day exploring the sea caves around Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island. No other area of the park offers as many sea cave kayaking opportunities. Some of the most beautiful sea caves in the world can be found at Scorpion Anchorage.

Meets on Santa Cruz Island daily @ 10:30am
(This tour coincides with the arrival of the 9am ferry from Ventura). 

Trip includes:
  • 2 person (tandem) ocean kayaks*
  • Kayaking gear (paddle jackets, helmets and wet suits as necessary)
  • Knowledgeable guide(s) on natural history and marine ecology
  • Basic kayaking instruction
*For single or odd-numbered parties, 1 person (single) ocean kayaks will be provided

Ferry Tickets: Ferry tickets must be purchased to get to the island. This tour requires an 9am ferry (or earlier) from Ventura. You will be given the option to purchase these in the checkout. If you already have your ferry tickets with Island Packers you can skip this option, please let us know your departure/return times in the comments. If there are not enough ferry tickets when you checkout, please call our office at 805-884-9283 and a reservationist can process your booking on the phone.

Ferry return times vary depending on the time of year and day of the week. Your ferry will depart from Scorpion Anchorage anywhere between 3:30pm and 5:00pm (arrival in Ventura Harbor between 4:30pm and 7:00pm). If you would like to know your exact ferry return time for a specific date, please call or email us.

Level of difficulty: Beginner through advanced welcome. Children must be 5 years or older to kayak. Children under 12 must ride in double kayak with a parent.

Paddling time and distance: 2.5 - 3 miles, 2.5 - 3 hours of paddling.
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To help us customize your tour, please rate your ocean/white water kayaking experience level on a 1-5 scale. (1 = no kayaking experience, 3 = experienced kayaking on flat water, 5 = very experienced with ocean/white water kayaking).


This booking will be non-cancellable within 7 days of your trip. See details in “Our Policy.”

We require a minimum of 1 day in advance to book this activity online. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly (805-884-WAVE (805-884-9283) ) to inquire about short-term bookings.

Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour: 10:30am Kayak Tour