Two kayakers going over an ocean waterfall

Vessel Supported Sea Cave Kayaking

kayaking-darkKayaking into sea caves is our specialty. We have been doing this for over 30 years, longer than any other company in the National Park.

We created these two tours based on our knowledge of the islands, putting you in the best places to see the coolest caves.

Vessel Supported – this means that you will launch your kayak, with the help of our crew, from the big boat off of the swim deck at the stern of the boat. The guide then takes you down the island close to the cliffs and into the sea caves and coves. The big boat follows the group and is available to offer assistance if needed.  Paddle one-way, no upwind grinds back to a crowded beach!

Snorkeling

snorkel-darkWe provide snorkeling gear on all of our day trips so you can play in the kelp forests and explore the marine sanctuaries.

Masks are also available for you to take with you on your kayaking adventure so you can hop in the water and go for a swim, taking a peek below.

Wetsuits are recommended if you plan on an extended snorkeling experience (more than 10 minutes). We have hot showers that you can warm up on deck after your snorkeling is over. We provide a 3mm farmer john (overalls) on our Giant Sea Cave tour since the water is colder at the west end of Santa Cruz Island.

Whale Watching Ocean Crossings

whale-darkYou are on an ocean adventure from the moment you leave the dock until you return. Our crew are on the lookout for marine wildlife, stopping and slowing down along the way to share what we find.

We regularly see pods of dolphins on all crossings and we see whales from June-August on our crossings as well.

The Santa Barbara Channel is one of the most marine diverse ecosystems on the planet due to the convergence of the northern cold water current and the semi-tropical southern current. Over 30 species of marine mammals visit the channel each year, including the crowd favorite… Orca whale.

Giant Sea Caves -Destination

Giant Sea Caves - Departure Harbor

Caves and Coves - Destination

Caves and Coves Kayak Adventure Departure Harbor