CALIFORNIA’S ONLY ONE-WAY KAYAKING TRIP
“Top 10 things to do in Southern California” - LA Times
“Bucket-List Adventure” - Santa Barbara News Press
”Unlike anything I expected!” - Trip Advisor
Get ready for one of the most unbelievable journeys in the world kayaking through sea caves and arches in the Channel Islands National Park.
Transportation included on our very own boat, the Sunfish.
Your day begins with a 60-minute crossing to Anacapa Island, a sinuous island chain only 14 miles off the California coast. Along the way, we may encounter marine wildlife including seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales. Upon arrival at the island, we will be entering a world where the splendor of nature is on full display.
Whale and dolphin crossing
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.
nylon paddle jackets provided
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.
Paddle over tide pools
After 3 hours or so, we’ll arrive back at the Sunfish where you can disembark 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, and get into dry clothing for the ride home. We aim to be back in the harbor at 4pm, a perfect day at one of the most remote day locations in all of Southern California!