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“Incredible Sea Cave”
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The Sea Caves
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Owner description: Kayak into a series of sea caves in the Channel Islands; each cave has its own special features.
Camarillo, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Incredible Sea Cave”
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.

Visited May 2011
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Westerville, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
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.

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Unique kayaking attraction - take a guide”
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 trip would have been more rewarding with a guide. First, the maps they provide to renters are cartoony and not to scale. We don't really know if we saw all the good caves or not. Second, the rental rates are high enough that if you plan on camping on the islands, you're better off using a guide for one day so you don't have to rent overnight.

High seas made it difficult to approach a couple of them, but the ones we saw were an interesting mix. Some are just recesses into the rock, while others are actually tunnels. The light can play interesting tricks creating strange color effects in the water. There are also seals and a number of sea birds all around. Nothing about the caves (that we saw) was worth a return trip, but we enjoyed the paddling.

Visited September 2011
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