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Painted Cave Kayaking

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Channel Islands Outfitters

  • Locations

    Santa Barbara, California, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Cave Tour, Kayaking, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $165 USD per person
  • Duration

    Full Day. It takes approx 1.5 hours from Santa Barbara Harbor to the cave entrance on the West End of Santa Cruz Island

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    May - September on selected dates

  • Starting Location

    To be confirmed upon booking

  • Price Includes

    A light continental breakfast, coffee, tea, and cold beverages will be included on the journey to the island. Wetsuits, personal flotation devices, helmets and snorkel gear also provided. Entering the sea caves is optional, but highly recommended

  • Notes

    Ferry tickets must be purchased to get to Channel Islands National Park


  • Keep an eye out for wildlife, including Humpback, California Gray, and Killer Whales
  • It is a common occurrence to find ourselves among MEGA-PODS of dolphins
  • Don your face mask and snorkel to enjoy snorkeling in the clear blue water
  • Delicious breakfast and lunch included

Trip Info

Imagine yourself paddling deep into a sea cave with the bellows of the side chambers making your ears pop from the pressure change. You are still 40 feet from the ceiling of the cave and you can see the sun bouncing off of rocks just below you in the crystal clear water. Now imagine where you are… 30 miles due South from Santa Barbara on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Your adventure awaits!

Channel Islands Outfitters

Channel Islands Outfitters is an employee owned and operated service company that is committed to sharing our passion for the ocean and the natural world with you! Our guides have over 150 years of combined experience at the Channel Islands, putting you in capable and knowledgeable hands for your paddling experience. We are here to make your experience amazing.

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