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Painted Cave Private Trip

Up to 24 kayakers, just your group, includes snorkeling!

$4,400/up to 16 kayakers

$5,000/up to 24 kayakers

Includes Beverage Bar, Breakfast and Taco Bar Lunch w/ snacks all day

Private Charter Highlights

Visit the World’s Deepest Sea Cave – On your very own custom expedition vessel.

  • Private vessel with professional crew and guides.
  • Later departure time if desired (as late as 9am)
  • SCUBA, Kayak, and snorkel.*
  • No age limit
  • Explore the west end of Santa Cruz Island.
  • Kayak into Painted Cave.
  • Snorkeling available if desired.
  • Whale and dolphin encounters!
  • Food is included and served fresh.

*SCUBA gear is not included. Rentals can be arranged separately.

The Fun Print

What your day looks like:

  • Boarding Begins: 6:30 am
  • TRUTH Departs: 7:00 am
  • Return to Santa Barbara Harbor: 5:00-5:30pm

Your Expedition Vessel – Truth

  • 49 Passenger USCG Inspected Vessel
  • Bunks below deck for guest gear and napping
  • Hot food is served all day with snacks
  • Soda bar, hot beverages (coffee and tea) all day
  • Sundeck


  • Destination: West end of 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we land and go hiking?

This is a non-landing boat trip.

What is the age limit?

No age limit on this boat trip, but the Kayaking Expedition has a 12 year old age requirement.

Will we get to see Painted Cave?

Yes! The captain will bring the TRUTH into the mouth of the sea cave, she can get pretty far, enough to get an idea of how large the cave really is! You will also get to paddle into Painted Cave as long as conditions allow!

Is food included?

Yes! Beverage bar, breakfasts, and taco bar lunch are all included. We don’t have a beer and wine license on the TRUTH so it’s BYOB for the ride home. We’ll take care of the rest!

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