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Scorpion Marine Reserve Kelp Forest Snorkeling

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Channel Islands Outfitters

  • Locations

    Santa Barbara, California, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Snorkeling

  • Price
    $75 USD per person
  • Duration

    All Day

  • Starting Location

    Ventura Harbor, Santa Barbara

  • Price Includes

    Farmer John wetsuits, wetsuit tops, hoods, masks, and fins

  • Notes

    Recommendations: Pack lunch and snacks in hard plastic coolers or durable bags, and bring water, a bathing suit, towel, warm clothing for the morning boat ride, water shoes, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a waterproof camera, and personal medications as required Please Note: Ferry tickets must be purchased to get to Channel Islands National Park


  • Crossing the Santa Barbara Channel on a catamaran
  • Whale spotting
  • Swimming with a vast array of underwater life
  • Enjoy a snack on the island

Trip Info

Always wanted to make friends with Garibaldi, Opaleye, Sea Lions, Uni and more? With Channel Islands Outfitters’ trip to the Scorpion Marine Reserve your dream will become reality. Following a fun, hour-long crossing on a high-speed catamaran through the Santa Barbara Channel to Santa Cruz Island, you will be able to jump into the clear waters where your guide will take you for a special swim in a Marine Protected area. Sport a swimsuit and a smile and the rest will be history.

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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