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Adventure Cove

Discover Kayaking

$45/kayaker

Adventure Cove Boat Trip is required for this expedition and will be added to your cart at check-out.

(Total expedition cost of including boat trip - $144)

Experience the pristine coastline of Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park on a guided kayak adventure

Expedition Highlights

Family Friendly Kayaking at a leisurely pace – no experience needed!

  • Fully guided kayaking with all gear provided.
  • Excellent for beginners or those looking for a leisurely pace.
  • 90 minutes of kayaking from the vessel.
  • Add Freedom Snorkeling to your day for a best of both worlds island experience.

This adventure requires the Adventure Cove – Boat Trip Only to be booked for each paddler which will be added to your card at check-out. You can add additional “non-paddlers” to the boat trip only if you would like.

The Fun Print

What your day looks like:

  • Boarding Begins: 7:00 am
  • VISION Departs: 7:30 am
  • SCUBA Open: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Discover Kayaking and Freedom Snorkeling Group A: 10:30 am
  • Discover Kayaking and Freedom Snorkeling Group B: 12:00 pm
  • VISION heads back to Santa Barbara: 2:00 pm
  • Return to Santa Barbara Harbor: 5:00 pm

This adventure requires the Adventure Cove – Boat Trip Only to be booked for each paddler which will be added to your card at check-out. You can add additional “non-paddlers” to the boat trip only if you would like.

Check-in at the Santa Barbara Landing and hop onto the VISION for the day. We take great care in making your journey comfortable. As we approach the island you’ll start getting ready with your assigned group.

Your Expedition Vessel – VISION

  • 100 Passenger USCG Inspected Vessel
  • Large sundeck
  • Wrap around salon with tables and benches
  • Cash galley with healthy and hearty options
  • Beverages including wine and beer available for purchase
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Changing rooms with hot showers
  • Low swim deck for easy entry back onto the VISION

Destination

  • Destination: Middle Santa Cruz Island
  • Spend all day in Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary

Departure Harbor

Santa Barbara Landing – Santa Barbara Harbor
301 West Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Things to know…

No Experience Required!

We have you covered with guides, comfortable life jackets, and vessel support. This is a great trip for getting acquainted with kayaking while experiencing some of the incredible sights that the Channel Islands has to offer.

Minimum Age is only 5 years old

This trip is family friendly for all ages.

Tandem Kayak Combined Weight Limit is 425 lbs

The maximum weight capacity in a tandem kayak is 425 lbs. If think you and your paddle partner will exceed this weight limit let us know ahead of time so that we have a boat ready for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need boat transportation?

You need to book the Adventure Cove – Boat Trip Only in addition to this adventure. The Boat Trip will be added to your cart at check-out and you may select more than the number of paddlers, but must have 1 ticket per paddler.

What is the age limit?

The minimum age on this trip is 5.

Do I need to know how to swim?

You do not need to be a good swimmer, but you must be comfortable floating in a life jacket.

If I am solo or in an odd number group will I be in a tandem kayak with a stranger?

We don’t allow reservations of single kayaks ahead of time, but we have single kayaks available for those of you traveling solo or in odd-numbered groups. 

Can we land and hike on the island?

No, this is a NON LANDING trip. 

Do we offer group discounts?

Yes, group rates are applied at check-out for groups larger than 6.

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