Here is some information about the Channel Islands Kayak Tour:
Schedule may vary based on weather and wildlife sightings.
Single or Tandem Kayak is available based on your group size. If you want to reserve a single, you must pay $25 in advance. If you book alone, or an odd number of people, you will get a single kayak.
We provide you with:
Nylon Splash Jacket
Paddle and seat
8:30am - Meet the crew and board the Sunfish and learn a little about the destination and activity.
9:00am - Depart for Anacapa Island (this is a prompt departure, we cannot wait for late arrivals)
9:00am - 10:15 am (approximate) - Cross the Santa Barbara Channel to Anacapa Island, view whales and dolphins playing in the deep water of the channel.
10:30am-1:30pm - Explore the sea caves, arches, and coves of Anacapa Island by kayak with your guide.
Small groups of 8 people per guide depart from the Sunfish and head downwind for a one-way kayak trip along the island’s volcanic shoreline.
1:30-2:00pm - Relax on the Sunfish, enjoy your lunch and snacks, do some snorkeling if you’d like. We rent wet suits ($10) for snorkeling to make the experience more enjoyable.
2:00 pm - Depart Anacapa Island for the Channel Islands Harbor.
3:30pm - Arrive in Channel Islands Harbor
We will have coffee, tea, and pastries in the morning for you. This is all that we provide for food during the day.
We do not sell anything on the Boat: You should bring your own lunch and drinks in a carry-on cooler or bag. We have a refrigerator on board the Sunfish boat you can use. You can bring a snack and a reusable bottle of water in your kayak while you are kayaking if you would like. The rest of your belongings stay on the boat in the storage area and will be waiting for you when you get back from kayaking. Plan on eating lunch after the tour ends, which is usually around 2:00pm.
Bring warm clothing for the channel crossing. The marine layer may make the morning air chilly, so be prepared for that.
Bathing suit and rash guard/sun shirt are recommended for the kayaking trip. Have something dry to change into when you return. We have a changing area and bathroom on board the Sunfish.
You must wear water shoes while kayaking. Strap on sandals are acceptable, tennis shoes are fine as long as you dont mind them getting wet. do not wear flip flops they can slip off your feet.
We do not land on the island. The entire day is spent on the water.