Adventure Sea Cave KayakMore Info
Kayak at Scorpion Anchorage and explore Channel Islands National Park. We’ll spend 2.5-3 hours exploring the sea caves around Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island. No other area of the park offers as many sea cave kayaking opportunities. Some of the most beautiful sea caves in the world can be found here.
The Adventure tour meets on Santa Cruz Island daily at 10:30am and select days at 9:30am
Paddling Time and Distance
2.5-3 miles, 2.5-3 hours of island kayaking
(Please note, entire tour time is closer to 4 hours with our safety talk, kayak instruction, and gear-up time.)
Level of Difficulty
Beginner through advanced levels. Children under age 5 not permitted.
Tours often sellout. Please book in advance.
Adventure Sea Cave Kayak tour:
$161 per adult + ferry transportation ($63)*
$150 per child 12 and under + ferry transportation ($50)*
*Ferry tickets must be purchased to get to the island. You’ll have the option to add your ferry ticket to your cart. If you already have ferry tickets directly through Island Packers or will be camping on the island you can select to not add ferry tickets to your cart.
The 10:30am tour requires a ferry departure of 9am or earlier from Ventura Harbor. The 9:30am tour requires a ferry departure of 8am. Check-in is one hour prior to departure.
Ferry return times vary daily and will depart anywhere between 3:30pm and 5:00pm (arrival in Ventura between 4:30pm and 7:00pm). If you would like to know your exact ferry return time for a specific date, please call or email us.
What if I want to snorkel?
Snorkel Gear is available for rent at our storefront on the island. After the kayaking tour you will have some free time to snorkel. Please tell your guide at check-in if you are interested in snorkeling.
Snorkel & Mask – $14
Fins only – $14
Snorkel, Mask and Fins – $28
Three-Piece 7mm Wetsuit – $28
Full package (mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit) – $50
We recommend reading our Guide to Snorkeling Options at Santa Cruz Island if interested in snorkeling.
“It was an awesome experience that allowed us to explore and enjoy nature while having fun.”
– Karen Hemkey
Channel Islands Adventure Company is the sole kayak guide and outfitter concessionaire for the Channel Islands National Park at Scorpion Anchorage. We are the number one choice for Channel Islands National Park outfitting and tours. Dangerous conditions may exist at any time of the year, and we cannot guarantee cave exploration.