CALIFORNIA’S ONLY DOWN-WIND SEA CAVE KAYAK ADVENTURE

The Sunfish drops you off up wind and up current and picks you up on the other side of the Anacapa Arch.

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Tour Details

  • Meet @ 8:30am in Channel Islands Harbor for 9am departure.

  • 1 hour crossing, dependent on pesky whale and dolphin sightings :)

  • Kayak 4.5 miles in single or tandem kayaks for 2.5-3 hours

  • 40+ sea caves and arches

  • Snorkel gear provided when done with trip

  • Changing room and warm shower onboard

  • Arrive back in harbor around 4pm

Regular Price: $199/person

CIO Referral Price: $149/person

Additional Discounts for Groups

$10 off per person 6-12 guests
$20 off per person 13-28 guests
$30 off per person for 29+ guests

Trips Includes: Sunfish channel crossing, tandem-two person kayak (you can book a single for $25 additional), helmet, life jacket, paddle, backrest.

Trips Meet and Depart from:

Channel Islands Sportfishing (CISCOS)
4151 S Victoria Ave
Oxnard, CA 93035

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Blue Whale ‘fluking’ off of Anacapa Island on June 9, 2019

Blue Whale ‘fluking’ off of Anacapa Island on June 9, 2019

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Our trip across the Santa Barbara Channel almost always includes dolphins and very often include whales.

say hello to tailwinds

We up you in up wind and you paddle about 4 miles downwind and down current.

Your kayaking Chariot

The Sunfish is specially designed for kayak launching and loading at the Channel Islands.

With kayaks easily carried on racks overhead, you won’t have to worry about being in the way during launching and loading. The swim platform off the stern of the Sunfish is spacious and perfect for getting on and off of kayaks from the vessel without too much work!

 

Sea Caves and arches

The caves at Anacapa are unlike any other in the world, and this kayaking trip is also unique.

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We paddle THROUGH much of East and Middle Anacapa Island. Arches and tunnels weave through volcanic rock and take us from point A to point B under the island.

Cathedral Arch and Tunnel system is a deep fault cave that winds through points of the island and exits into a shallow cove full of kelp and eel grass and leopard sharks.

 

Kayaking into Sea Caves

Your guide is trained and has many of years of experience so that you can paddle into sea caves knowing with ease. Some of these caves are only accessible at low tide, and vise versa.

We require you to wear helmets so that if you bonk your head on the rock cieling you won’t have a bruiser. Lights are necessary in many of the caves, but your guide will have a light for those that require some extra illumination.

There are 100+ sea caves on Anacapa Island, and you’ll get to experience a bulk of those, weather depending of course.

June- September

We operate our sea cave tours during the most calm months of the year. More moderate wind and wave conditions arrive in early June and stick around until late September. Southern storms can arrive in late summer, but these generally only bring swell.