THE WORLD’S MOST AMAZING ONE-WAY KAYAK TOUR

TRYING TO DECIDE WHAT ISLAND TO VISIT AND WHAT TOUR TO TAKE?

If you are looking to kayak sea caves at the Channel Islands, we highly suggest you consider Anacapa Island.

ANACAPA ISLAND W/ WILD BLUE ADVENTURES

  • We launch directly from the boat onto your kayak. You can go barefoot and only get wet up to your knees.
  • We paddle in one direction, downwind, through arches and into sea caves, you’ll barely notice how far we paddle.
  • From Middle to East Anacapa we paddle near 50+ sea caves, many of which we can paddle into and through.
  • You’ll be paddling on tide pools where you can see all of the underwater marine life busy at living.
  • Less than 38 people at Anacapa Island on our tours.

WHAT TIME DO WE DEPART?

We meet at 8am and after everyone receives a briefing we shove off. We return around 4pm.

DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE TRIPS?

Yes, please call to talk to us about your private and custom trip.

HOW MUCH IS THE TRIP?

The cost is $245 per person. If you have a larger group, we have group pricing at 5-10 and again 11-16.

WILL WE BE IN SINGLE OR TANDEM KAYAKS?

By default we provide tandem (two person) kayaks and reserve the single kayaks for odd numbers of groups. If we have extra singles available, you may request a single before the guides unload the kayaks.

ARE WE OPERATING WITH COVID?

Yes! We have reduced the capacity of our boat by 60% to allow for plenty of space for social distancing. Masks are required while on the Sunfish, but you can take them off when kayaking. A pre-trip temperature scan is required of all passengers before loading the Sunfish.

DO I NEED A CERTAIN SKILL LEVEL TO KAYAK?

No experience is necessary, but you MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM. We aren’t looking for Olympic athletes, but you must be comfortable floating in the water.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE KAYAKING?

We cover about 4-5 miles in 2.5-3 hours. We paddle down-wind and down-swell. The paddling isn’t typically very difficult but you will probably be a little tired when you get back to your car in the afternoon. This is why we recommend two-person (tandem) kayaks… it’s like twin engines! Children under 12 must kayak with an adult, and we try to avoid multiple children under 14 in the same kayak.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE BOAT TRIP?

It takes us roughly 70 minutes to get to the island, depending on those pesky whale and dolphin sightings!

We highly recommend long pants and sweaters for the crossing. The Sunfish has a closed cabin, but the viewing is better outside. Dress in layers!

If you are prone to motion sickness, we suggest you take a medication 45 minutes prior to departure and avoid coffee, fatty foods that morning, and alcohol the night before.

CAN I BRING ADULT BEVERAGES?

Yes, but you must wait until you are done with ALL water activities.

WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE?

We provide the boat trip across the channel, tandem or single kayaks, a professional guide, life jacket, and helmet. We do not provide lunch or snacks.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Lunch and Beverages (coolers, beer/wine OK)
  • Water bottle and snack (bring with you while kayaking)
  • Warm clothing for boat trip (long pants, sweater, blanket, and wind jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket for kayaking in, raincoat will do
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Camera (waterproof for kayaking, SLR can stay on the big boat)
  • Headlight for sea caves (not required, just a suggestion)
  • Sunscreen (reef safe please!)
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Cash Gratuity for the crewSense of Adventure 🙂

SHOULD WE BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES?

Yes, bring something dry to put on after kayaking. We have changing areas and a hot shower to rinse off.

DO WE LAND ON THE ISLAND?

No, we cannot land on the island, this is a water adventure all day.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED TO GO?

We must have 4 passengers to launch a trip.

HOW DO WE CALCULATE OUR TICKET PRICES?

We believe in transparency with how we operate. We are a family company that employs professional crew with decades of experience, and that is where most of the ticket price goes. Here is the breakdown of costs associated with each ticket. Operating the safest dive and expedition boats in the world is not an easy task, and it requires well paid professionals that have job security and can support their own families. If you believe in what we are doing we hope you’ll understand this!

Fuel11%
Rent and Slip Fees2%
Insurance13%
Landing and Harbor Fees20%
National Park Fees4%
Maintenance7%
Labor25%
Food and Accommodations2%
Education and Scholarships1%
Total85%