Snorkeling Channel Islands

Crystal clear waters, corals, crabs, fishes, and so much more!

Go to Santa Cruz Islands and dive into crystal clear water to see real ocean life. You can bring your own snorkeling gear or rent from an Island vendor. Dive at your own pace and enjoy the show. You will see a variety of marine life in the wild nature. Reconnect with the ocean and feel like you belong underwater!

Book your Ferry Here: Island Packers

Perfect For

  • Ocean exploration

  • Active swimming workout

  • Adventurous date

  • Exploration with friends

  • Personal adventure

Pro tip: If you are an experienced snorkeler, get a Snorkel & Kayak COMBO Tour ($272). More adventure for your money

Packing List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • 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/snorkeling experience (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.

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. There is basic information about planning your trip in your tour confirmation email. Additional information is available for download on the right sidebar of this webpage.

Channel Islands National Park does not permit any food service on the islands, so please bring your own lunch and snacks (please do not bring glass). There is nowhere to purchase food once you are on the island.

There is potable water at the Scorpion Ranch campground at Santa Cruz Island, but we recommend that you bring enough drinking water for the whole day.


$295/person (tour+transportation)