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“Sea Cave Kayaking Channel islands”
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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.
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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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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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.

3  Thank Nina T
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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.

6  Thank Michael K
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