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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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Awesome adventure

The caves are awesome. And seeing them from a kayak is the coolest. The water and air temperatures were great. We were never cold or too hot, but don't forget to wear lots of sun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The caves are awesome. And seeing them from a kayak is the coolest. The water and air temperatures were great. We were never cold or too hot, but don't forget to wear lots of sun screen.

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We did a sea kayak tour on Santa Cruz island. We got the boat from Ventura. It's quite easy to find and plenty of parking. Arrive a little early so that you can complete forms. There are other kayak tours and campers and day hikers leaving from this spot so you have to find the right check in person. But... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Enjoy going in and out of the sea caves on our Santa Cruz Island trip. You can join a group or go on your own but you should know how to kayak and have the right equipment (kayak, floating device and helmet)

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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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