Get ready for one of the most unbelievable journeys in the world kayaking through sea caves and arches in the Channel Islands National Park.
Board the 53 foot Sunfish in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA at 8:30am and be ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
Your day begins with a 60 minute crossing to Anacapa Island, a serpent looking island chain only 10 miles from the coast of California. Along the way we have the chance to encounter sea lions, dolphins, whales, and possibly turtles (late summer). Once we arrive at the island, you will be shocked with the shear wilderness you have just entered in an only 1 hour journey. We’ll pass out gear, assign you your guide, and you’ll step onto your kayak from our specially designed kayak launching platform on the back deck. Now that you are on the water, you’ll paddle easily “one-way” through the sea caves and arches of the middle and East islands of Anacapa Island. We say “one-way” because this is the only downwind kayak tour option in the Channel Islands National Park. We put you in the water upwind and you’ll paddle with the wind at your back to where the boat picks you up.
We won’t spoil the kayaking trip, but suffice to say you’ll wonder if you’re still in California because it’s not like any other geological feature in the state. Picture lava rock sea caves rich with iron red colors and the white of bird guano and you’re getting closer. There are over 100 sea caves on the 4 mile paddle we take you on.
Our group sizes are small, we keep you with 1 guide for every 8 people. Each guide is trained to lead you through the caves and teach you about the island and wildlife. We encourage you to bring your camera and take pictures, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to view wildlife and paddle through enormous cave/tunnel systems.
After 3 hours or so, we’ll arrive back at the Sunfish where you can disembank your kayak and go for a quick snorkel if you’d like. We provide mask, snorkel, and fins for you to explore the kelp forest.
Once back onboard the Sunfish, you can enjoy your lunch, take a hot shower, and get into dry clothing for the ride home. We aim to be back in the harbor at 3pm, a perfect day at one of the most remote day trips in Southern California!
GUIDED TOUR THE CHANNEL ISLANDS CAVES AND WILDERNESS
This adventure is unlike anything you've ever experienced before. Fun for all ages!
The Blue Ocean Kayaking Difference!
All kayaking equipment included.
Intro to kayaking class is included with expert adventurers.
Kayaks are stored on heavy duty racks on top of the boat giving you uncluttered room to move around.
The Sunfish is equipped with a easy on and off step so it is easy for you to get in and out of your Kayak from the Sunfish boat.
No hiking. We are the only company that takes you from the east end of the island to the west end, no need to get off on land and hike to a beach spot to take off. Plus, we pick you up at the kayaking end point saving time and allowing you to explore more of the coast line as you do not need to back track = more bang for your buck!