Snorkel & Kayak Tour

Duration: 03:00 (Approx.)

On our guided 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 the natural history of the islands while guests view sea life up close.

Meets on Santa Cruz Island every Friday, Sunday & Monday that there is an 8AM ferry running. 
Requires 8AM ferry departure from Ventura Harbor; check-in for 8AM ferry departure is at 7AM. 

Kayak & Snorkeling Tour Time:

1-1.5 hours of kayak & 45 minutes of snorkeling

Level of Difficulty:

Intermediate through advanced experience levels. Prior snorkel & kayak experience will make for a better tour. The minimum age for children is 10 years or older. 

Tour Includes

  • Mask, fins, and snorkel
  • Wetsuit & hood
  • Snorkel life vest,
  • Tandem kayaks (or single kayaks if you are booking as a single guest or with an odd # in your party)
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide on local marine life and the island

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.

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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).


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 1 day 12 hours in advance to book this activity online. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly (8058849283) to inquire about short-term bookings.

Snorkel & Kayak Tour