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The Sea Caves

Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-658-5730
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Kayaking through the sea caves is the best day trip on Santa Cruz Island

We took a day trip to the Santa Cruz Islands, spent 4 hours of kayaking tour. First, we were not... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Belleville, Illinois
If you visit the Channel Islands, make sure you do this

When my husband and I took a day trip to the Channel Islands, our kayak tour to the sea caves was... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Margaret Y
Dallas, Texas, United States
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Kayak into a series of sea caves in the Channel Islands; each cave has its own special features.
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Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-658-5730
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We took a day trip to the Santa Cruz Islands, spent 4 hours of kayaking tour. First, we were not sure if we were able to do it since we did not have much sea kayak experience. However, the sea caves were so interesting, we...More

1  Thank Jenny201110
Reviewed 22 September 2017

When my husband and I took a day trip to the Channel Islands, our kayak tour to the sea caves was the highlight of the day. Our guide was with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company on Santa Cruz Island. He was very professional, and gave...More

3  Thank Margaret Y
Reviewed 9 September 2017

An unexpected treat to this awesome cave on our way back from Santa Rosa Island. Santa Cruz has so many sea caves and arches but Painted Cave is so amazing. I've never seen such a beautiful cave.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Kayaking around these historic island sea caves makes you feel like you're on vacation outside of the US! Most of my local LA friends haven't even done this trip (or know about it). The water can be rough, but it's so crystal clear and the...More

Thank mgerber18
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We booked our thrip through SB adventures and had an amazing time. Its an hour ride to the island. We did the 1.5 hr kayak tour and our guides were awesome. It was such a cool experience. you should take a packed lunch as there...More

Thank rgarg_23
Reviewed 27 May 2017

On the way back from our trip via the ferry, they took us to the back side of one of the Islands where the ferry boat was able to glide into Painted Cave. The sea was very rough that day and I had heard that...More

1  Thank rebusinessforms
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a must for adventure seekers. Just a short ride offshore in the Channel Islands National Park is Anacapa Island. With its rocky shoreline, thousands of birds, and, the best, sea caves that you can take a kayak into. Go with a guide-some are...More

2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was so cool. This is a must if you like kayaking or even if you're new to it. The caves are really cool. Our guide was wonderful and it was a very memorable trip.

2  Thank Rita S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Some of the deeper caves indeed looked like the above photo -- some were much narrower and more challenging. Remarkable how different each cave was, "Green Room" illuminated from sub surface sunlight, "Boombox" with huge basso wave noise. unless you are an expert, would strongly...More

2  Thank Forrest B
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Sea Caves are accessible by kayak. You can probably rent your own but there are a lot of guided tours that will take you out. They know the lay of the land and whether certain caves can be explored depending on swells and stuff...More

2  Thank Katie O
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