The entire team at CIO is fantastic. I have booked a customized, week-long kayaking and backpacking trip for a large group for the past three years. I could not be more pleased with the ease of communicating with them in advance of the trip, the logistical planning they do leading up to the event, and the quality of the experience. Clay, Garrett, Joey, and Kaia led my group of 18 people (adults and teenagers) through a fantastic day of kayaking, an AMAZING multi-day backcountry hike across the spine of Santa Cruz island, and a four-day backpacking loop in the Los Padres National Forest. Their planning is meticulous, their loaner gear is in great shape, and they are great people to have around the campfire or cooking stove. Whether you have four hours or ten days to spend in this part of the world, you will not regret booking your adventure with CIO.