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Adventure Cove

Freedom Snorkeling

$55/snorkel gear and wetsuit

$10/bring your own gear

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

(Boat Trip Only is $99/adult and $79/child)

Experience the underwater world of Channel Islands National Park. Snorkel alongside volcanic cliffs with abundant sea life all around you.

Expedition Highlights

Snorkeling at the Channel Islands National Park is far from tropical but closer to perfection!

  • Guided Snorkeling Experience
  • Excellent for first time snorkelers or families with younger kids.
  • 90 minutes of snorkeling from the swim deck of the VISION.
  • Add Discover Kayaking 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 snorkeler which will be added to your card at check-out. You can add additional non-snorkelers 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 Gates Open: 10:30 am to 1:30 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 snorkeler which will be added to your card at check-out. You can add additional “non-snorkelers” 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 beer and wine 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!

This is a great way to learn to snorkel or enhance your skills. You’ll be with an Ocean Guide while you explore the crystal clear waters of Santa Cruz Island.

Minimum Age is only 5 years old

All kids must know how to swim and will be required to wear a PFD while snorkeling.

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 need to know how to swim but do not need to be excellent at swimming laps, you’ll be in a float and a wetsuit.

Can we land and hike on the island?

No, this is a NON LANDING trip. 

Can we kayak also?

Yes, but you must book the Discover Kayaking expedition, you cannot bring your own kayak and gear.

Do we offer group discounts?

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

Do you offer combo discounts?

Yes, you will be able to book both the Discover Kayaking and Freedom Snorkeling with Boat Trip for a $10 discount.

Friendly Guides and Crew

We are divers, sea and river kayakers, sailors, cavers, surfers, hunters, farmers, scientists, backpackers, rafters, carpenters, parents, and overall explorers. Our philosophy is to take advantage of every moment we are given on this planet and to take care of our home so we can pass it to future generations better than we found it.

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