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The Sea Caves

Channel Islands National Park, CA
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: Kayak into a series of sea caves in the Channel Islands; each cave has its own special features.
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Santa Monica, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 reviews 8 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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
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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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Westerville, OH
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Beautiful and scary to go into. I'm an unskilled kayaker and I was able to do it with guidance and it was beautiful. So glad I ventured out and did this.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

When looking for things to do in Channel Islands, the sea caves on Santa Cruz Island often show up as a recommended activity. Having some experience kayaking, we rented a 2-person boat from Channel Islands Kayaks in Ventura and decided to give it a go. While it is certainly unique to be able to paddle through caves, we felt the... More

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