Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak Tour

Duration: 06:00 (Approx.)

Our Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak is for the true ocean adventurer or someone looking to really grow their ocean kayaking skills. This tour is perfect for spending a full day exploring the island by kayak or campers who will be spending more than one day on the island. We’ll explore incredible sea caves and kelp forests along our route to the famous Potato Harbor, a less visited and more rugged area of the Park that allows for a truly breathtaking and memorable experience.

Meets on Santa Cruz Island daily @ 9:30am
Requires 8am Ferry from Ventura Harbor or prior nights camping on Santa Cruz Island

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
  • Advanced 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. You will be given the option to purchase these during 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 4:30pm and 5:00pm (arrival in Ventura Harbor between 5:30pm 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: Intermediate through advanced experience levels is recommended for our Ultimate Sea Cave Tour. Children under 12 must ride in a double kayak with a parent. For more information on difficulty levels please review our recent blog post.

Paddling Time and Distance: 3-5 miles, 3-4 hours of actual paddling

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We pay out considerable costs prior to the start of trips. A full refund, minus a $35.00 per person processing fee, is available up to 7 days prior to the trip. No refund will be granted for a cancellation within 7 days of the trip. Reservations booked within 7 days of the trip are non-refundable.

We require a minimum of 20 hours in advance to book this activity online. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly (8058849283) to inquire about short-term bookings.

Ultimate Sea Cave Kayak Tour