Channel Islands Kayaking

Experience Californian nature like never before!

This location is one of the best for open ocean kayaking adventures. It's a real physical test and a complete reconnection with nature. Santa Cruz Island has one of the largest caves in the world. Trust me, getting inside that cave, seeing pure marine life, touching the cliffs, and hearing waves crash right next to you is unforgettable.

Book your Ferry Here: Island Packers

Perfect For

  • Water, cliffs and animals

  • Full body workout

  • Adventurous date

  • Cave exploration with friends

  • Family adventure

  • Solo adventure

Pro Tip: Pack a delicious lunch with you. There are no vendors on the Island, and you will get hungry after a few hours on the water.

Packing List

  1. Water
  2. Sunscreen
  3. Snacks
  4. Swimsuit
  5. Waterproof bag

Location & Hours

Mon8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  1. Arrive at Island Packers Ferry dock for check-in an hour before your departure time
  2. Meet your Channel Islands Adventure Company guides just outside of the Island Packers building
  3. Board the Ferry and enjoy your ride (1-1.5 hours)
  4. Meet your guides on the island
  5. Get your gear and safety instructions
  6. Enjoy your tour (2.5-3 hours)
  7. Spend the rest of the day on the beach
  8. Get picked up by the ferry
  9. Enjoy your ride back to the Island Packers Ferry Dock (1-1.5 hours)

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Q & A

Ferry tickets are not included as part of your tour, however, round trip day tickets to Scorpion Anchorage can be added during checkout. Camper ferry tickets are available directly through Island Packers, the ferry company.

We only offer guided trips. We do not rent equipment.

About 1.5 hours.

Channel Islands National Park is a remote destination. There are very limited services on the island and no food vendors. It is important to plan accordingly for your trip.


$295/person (tour+transportation)