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Address: Channel Islands National Park, CA
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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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Caves for varied levels of kayakers

Some of the deeper caves indeed looked like the above photo -- some were much narrower and more challenging. Remarkable how different each cave was, "Green Room" illuminated from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Forrest B
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Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some of the deeper caves indeed looked like the above photo -- some were much narrower and more challenging. Remarkable how different each cave was, "Green Room" illuminated from sub surface sunlight, "Boombox" with huge basso wave noise. unless you are an expert, would strongly recommend up to date guide-- caves change from rapid erosion and varying tides as well... More 

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Thank Forrest B
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sea Caves are accessible by kayak. You can probably rent your own but there are a lot of guided tours that will take you out. They know the lay of the land and whether certain caves can be explored depending on swells and stuff so if you're not experienced, they're a good way to go. The caves themselves are... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I booked the Sea Cave kayaking tour through Santa Barbara Adventures. I was expecting a relaxing kayak trip through caves, but the kayaking was very strenuous and at times technical. The ocean was rough and we kayaked through waves and "foam tornadoes". We were in a group of 15 kayaker with 3 guides. Most people were in... More 

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Phelan, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went through the Santa Barbara Adventure company for kayak tours and they were so very organized and helpful in providing us with a totally wonderful day. We booked online, they called to confirm several times to ensure we received notices and messages, and they made it all very easy. We met our guide, Aaron, at the pier. He was... More 

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1 Thank Laura L
Ventura County Coast, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We have done this trip countless times and the views never disappoint. Kayaking into the caves is one of the most thrilling experiences you will ever have. It's important to be safe, so we always recommend a guide for first timers.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

You won't want to miss these gigantic sea caves. Kayaking through them is thrilling but definitely dangerous. Best for more experienced kayakers.

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1 Thank dsrtgrl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and brother-in-law camped out on Santa Cruz island and rented our own kayaks for the daytime adventuring. The sea caves were quaint but still fun to explore, and be sure you listen to the guide prior to arriving on the island because the water can be tricky to navigate through and it can be dangerous if you go... More 

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1 Thank Priscilla G
Sanibel Island, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Let me start by stating that my expectations of what a "sea cave" actually is was a little off. You paddle through openings in the rock formations and paddle out the other side. They are not long dark caves that you spend longer then a couple of minutes going through. I would recommend checking out the Painted Caves as an... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I are in our 60's and out to see all the nation's National Parks. We booked a kayak tour of the sea caves from an outfitter out of Santa Barbara, took the ferry out of Ventura, and met our guide, Rye, on the beach. After a brief training we suited up and spent the next four hours... More 

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6 Thank Ted O
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Francois P

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