Painted Cave Kayak Excursion

Duration: 09:30 (Approx.)

Starting point and time: Santa Barbara Harbor, usually 7:30 am checkin (read your confirmation)

Level of difficulty: Intermediate through advanced, not recommended for young children. Children under 12 must ride in double kayak with a parent.

Trip includes: Breakfast and lunch, authorized concessionaire boat transportation, single or double kayaks and paddling gear, knowledgeable guides, kayaking lesson, natural history and marine ecology, and options for snorkeling.


June-August -- available select dates

Departing from Santa Barbara Harbor this tour explores the less traveled west end of Santa Cruz Island and the beautiful Painted Cave. Relax and let us take care of the all the details on this unforgettable trip. Kayak into Painted Cave, one of the largest sea caves in the world! Enjoy breakfast & lunch, as well as whale watching on the boat ride where you may spot sea lions, otters, dolphins, marine birds and whales. Alcohol is not served on the boat but guests over 21 years old are welcome to bring their own to enjoy on the trip.


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This activity includes a meal.

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.

Please tell us if you have any special dietary restrictions. Thank you.

Please let us know if anyone in your group is over 230 pounds. Thank you.

We require a minimum of 14 hours 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.

Painted Cave Kayak Excursion