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Address: Channel Islands National Park, CA
Description: Kayak into a series of sea caves in the Channel Islands; each cave has its...
Kayak into a series of sea caves in the Channel Islands; each cave has its own special features.
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Fun sport adventure!

The sea caves of Santa Cruz island are really cool to see. We saw them by kayak. We arranged a guided kayak trip with Aquasports. We kayaked the sea caves for two days. Kayak is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
DonnaSPDX
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The sea caves of Santa Cruz island are really cool to see. We saw them by kayak. We arranged a guided kayak trip with Aquasports. We kayaked the sea caves for two days. Kayak is the only way to see the caves. My only cautions about the sea caves are to know what you are signing up for. WHen I... More 

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Lafayette, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We got very lucky and visited at a time when the water was crystal clear. We could see all the way to the ocean floor. Fish, kelp, seals in abundance. The cave exploration was easy to navigate and each was unique and interesting. Great way to spend the day!

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Foothill Ranch, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This past weekend, Saturday / 8-29-14, we did a kayaking trip to Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, 11 miles off of California's coast between Ventura and Santa Barbara, with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company; Adam Sachs was our SBAC guide and he was great. He explained the kayaking methods and the habitat, rock formations, history of the area, and he... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a special adventure with some degree of technical difficulty and physical stamina needed but mostly just focus and appreciation. We loved being on the ocean and paddling through the caves. On the ocean we saw lots of critters--dolphins, sea lions, sun fish, cor,morants, ducks, pelicans and of course seagulls. Our guides were uber conscious of the environment and... More 

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Orange County, CA
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took a group of 6 Girl Scouts camping and kayaking this past weekend, and it was the most unique experience that the girls (and us leaders!) will remember forever!! First - the kayaking - i really don't know why I haven't heard more about this! Spectacular hardly seems the word! I read that this part of Santa Cruz Island... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Yes a kayak tour is expensive BUT so worth it! My suggestion for sea kayaking is Aquasports out of Ventura. I saw the other tours with 10+ people while Aquasports tour group was my husband and I with another couple. I'm not saying that this will always be the case, but check it out first. I have a slight fear... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have to agree with the recent reviewers. The kayaking was at the top of my grand,daughter and my list of the adventures we had on a recent trip to the area. Money well spent. We went with Aqua Sports and would highly recommend them. We went in small groups with a very knowledgeable guide. We had high winds and... More 

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Malibu, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Visiting the sea caves with Channel Islands Charter will be the time of your life. We see tons of sea lions and well as harbor seals that beach themselves in the caves. Last trip we were surrounded in our kayaks by baby sea lions. Incredible!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Don't miss this out!!! You have to do this if you go to channel islands! Kayaking in the ocean is way different from kayaking on a lake and going through sea caves is challenging but exciting and gorgeous! Its the best 340$ I spent (for 2 people)

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Camarillo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Spectacular!!!! I kept thinking I was thousands of miles away from home when we are right here in our very front yard.

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