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The Sea Caves

Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-658-5730
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Interesting thing to do, while at Santa Cruz Island

We kayaked with the Santa Barbara adventure company. We were a group of 4, out of which 2 of us had... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Dhwani P
Sea kayaking was amazing!

We went on a tour with the adventure company that does sea kayaking - and it was great. We have... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Sue L
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Kayak into a series of sea caves in the Channel Islands; each cave has its own special features.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We kayaked with the Santa Barbara adventure company. We were a group of 4, out of which 2 of us had booked the activity in advance, while 2 weren't sure until the morning of this activity. SB Adventure company were very accommodating when our friends...More

Thank Dhwani P
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We went on a tour with the adventure company that does sea kayaking - and it was great. We have only kayaked on flat water before but love adventure- and this was super. The guide Chuck was very knowledgeable but also super personable- and did...More

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We took a day trip to the Santa Cruz Islands, spent 4 hours of kayaking tour. First, we were not sure if we were able to do it since we did not have much sea kayak experience. However, the sea caves were so interesting, we...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

When my husband and I took a day trip to the Channel Islands, our kayak tour to the sea caves was the highlight of the day. Our guide was with the Santa Barbara Adventure Company on Santa Cruz Island. He was very professional, and gave...More

4  Thank Margaret Y
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

An unexpected treat to this awesome cave on our way back from Santa Rosa Island. Santa Cruz has so many sea caves and arches but Painted Cave is so amazing. I've never seen such a beautiful cave.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Kayaking around these historic island sea caves makes you feel like you're on vacation outside of the US! Most of my local LA friends haven't even done this trip (or know about it). The water can be rough, but it's so crystal clear and the...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We booked our thrip through SB adventures and had an amazing time. Its an hour ride to the island. We did the 1.5 hr kayak tour and our guides were awesome. It was such a cool experience. you should take a packed lunch as there...More

Thank rgarg_23
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

On the way back from our trip via the ferry, they took us to the back side of one of the Islands where the ferry boat was able to glide into Painted Cave. The sea was very rough that day and I had heard that...More

1  Thank rebusinessforms
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a must for adventure seekers. Just a short ride offshore in the Channel Islands National Park is Anacapa Island. With its rocky shoreline, thousands of birds, and, the best, sea caves that you can take a kayak into. Go with a guide-some are...More

2  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was so cool. This is a must if you like kayaking or even if you're new to it. The caves are really cool. Our guide was wonderful and it was a very memorable trip.

2  Thank Rita S
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