Frequently asked questions about Blue Ocean Kayaking tours

What is the itinerary for the day?

All times are approximate EXCEPT initial arrival...
· 8:15-8:30am - Arrive for check-in
· 8:30am - Meet the crew and guides and learn about the destination and activity.
· 9:00am - Depart for Anacapa Island
· 10:15am - Arrive at Anacapa (we will equip you with your paddle, helmet, life vest and helmet)
NOTE: Kayak tour for 2 to 3 hours (slow paddling as you follow the guide)
· 1:30pm - Return back to boat after tour (have lunch on board while heading back home to dock)
· 3:30pm - Arrive back at dock

Do I need a certain skill level to kayak?

No experience is necessary, but you MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

Will we go through caves?

Yes, many caves! The island of Anacapa has over 100 sea caves. We won’t be seeing all of those, but we’ll explore the volcanic shoreline of the island tucking into coves with hidden archways along our paddle.

We do not provide lunch. You need to bring lunch and you can leave it in a cooler on board the Sunfish.

Do you provide lunch?

How long is the crossing?

1 hour from the harbor mouth. We may encounter whales and dolphins and this may slow us down a little :)

Can i bring adult beverages?

Yes, but you must wait until you are done with ALL water activities.

How long is the actual time you are kayaking?

You will be paddling on a down hill, easy paddle, stopping along the way to take in sights and go thru caves. It is about 3 hours of paddling.

can we snorkel?

Yes, we provide snorkeling gear for you to hop in the water and explore the Kelp forests. You can rent a wet suit for $10 (advanced reservations required).

Bring warm clothing for the boat ride across to Anacapa. Bathing suit and a rash guard/ sun shirt is recommended for kayaking. You must wear water shoes while kayaking. Strap on sandals are acceptable but flip flops are not.

What should I wear?

How many people will be on the boat?

We max our groups out at 40 people on the boat. You will be in small groups of 8 per guide. If your group is larger than 8, you will have 2 guides, or 1 guide per 8 people. We split the groups up so that you can have an intimate experience learning about the island and not waiting to enter sea caves.

Should we bring a change of clothes?

Yes, bring something dry to put on after kayaking. We have changing areas and a hot shower to rinse off.

do we land on the island?

No, we cannot land on the island, this is a water adventure all day.

We must have 8 passengers to launch a trip.

What is the minimum required to go?

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