Prisoners Harbor Kayak Tour - 11:00AM

Duration: 03:00 (Approx.)

Explore Prisoners Harbor, on Santa Cruz Island’s north coast. We’ll spend 2-2.5 hours exploring the pristine waters, kelp forests, beautiful coastlines and rich history. This area of the island is the border of Channel Islands National Park and the Nature Conservancy. 

Meets on Santa Cruz Island at Prisoner's Harbor @ 11:00am
(This tour coincides with the arrival of the 9:30am 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 Prisoner's Harbor 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 - 3 miles, 2 - 2.5 hours of 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 1 day in advance to book this activity online. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly (8058849283) to inquire about short-term bookings.

Prisoners Harbor Kayak Tour - 11:00AM