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Address: 1691.5 Spinnaker Dr, Goleta, CA 93001-4347
Phone Number: +1 805-968-7231
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Aquasports has been leading guided sea kayaking trips along the Santa...

Aquasports has been leading guided sea kayaking trips along the Santa Barbara coastline, and within the Channel Islands National Park, for the past 25 years. Adventure travel seekers will find that most trips are designed to be low rigor but high adventure, captivating both novices and experts alike. A fun, introductory kayaking lesson is included with all trips. No prior kayaking experience or special athletic ability is required for most of our trips.

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Great Kayak Tour of Santa Cruz

Amazing sea cave views and wildlife sightings. Awesome guide (Amy)...very knowledgeable, passionate and really took care of us. Definitely the best value vs. the other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Moorpark, California
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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing sea cave views and wildlife sightings. Awesome guide (Amy)...very knowledgeable, passionate and really took care of us. Definitely the best value vs. the other opetators. Definitely recommend this tour for those who enjoy experiencing nature at its best...Channel Islands.

Thank Y_Kathy
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed with this business! Professional, friendly, and well educated! Tony was my guide on the Santa Cruz islands and was phenomenal! I will use their service again.

1 Thank Jennifer A
Davis, California
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My family booked a day trip to Santa Cruz Island with Aquasports. We had them handle the ferry reservation. The trip was very well organized, with clear instructions emailed to me in advance of the trip. Our guide, Andy, was fantastic and we enjoyed spending our day with him. He took our small group on a tour of many sea... More 

1 Thank Nimby1958
Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We booked an overnight trip to Santa Cruz island in Channel Islands National Park in late October. The weather was perfect, and the seas relatively calm. Our guide Tony is one of the senior guides. Office staff were very helpful with answering questions and providing lots of information prior to the trip, and e-mail correspondence is prompt. We got very... More 

1 Thank DonnaSPDX
Southern Calif.
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141 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We started out from the Ventura Harbor, heading for the Channel Islands (Santa Cruz Island). On our way to the island, we saw hundreds of dolphins playing around the boat. Amazing! We landed on the island and Tony, (our guide from Aquasports), went through all the directions before we got started. Kayaking the caves was incredible! Tony was a fabulous... More 

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Hartford, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What an incredible day kayaking around Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands. Our guide Tony, brought us through many amazing caves. He was always sure to check them out before hand to make sure they were safe. It was always our option to go through them or not. I never felt any pressure to make a move I... More 

1 Thank OswegoMatt
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I arranged a two day kayaking trip over the summer with a group of boy scouts through Aquasports. What a great weekend. The guides accommodated kayakers with a range of experience and took us in several sea caves on the first day and for a picnic to Potato Harbour, which can only be reached by sea, on the second day.... More 

1 Thank imaging_man
San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I wanted to take my teenaged grandkids on an adventure that didn't involve electronics, and asked my son to come along for the paddle. I chose to do some sea kayaking in the Channel Islands, and I'm so glad that I did! We camped overnight because I was unsure of the timing on the kayaking and the boat back to... More 

3 Thank BarbZoo
Warrenville, IL
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We booked a day trip to Santa Cruz Island a few months in advance. We are National Park adventurers and thought kayaking would be a good way to experience Santa Cruz island in a day. We did arrange our ferry through AquaSports who utilized Island Packers; this worked out fine. The day we arrived at the ferry, there were three... More 

1 Thank warrenville111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Channel Islands are one of the most magical parts of our planet, and the guides of Aquasports have taken us on unforgettable adventures. The sea caves are far more exciting than any Matterhorn ride, the aqua jewels of transparent seas more alive than any magician could imagine. On our last trip with Tony - who could be a patient... More 

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