Giant Sea Caves (Painted Cave) of Santa Cruz Island - Kayak and Snorkel Day Trip

From USD $279.00
  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Product code: P1LPC2


Travel to the west end of Santa Cruz Island and explore steep cliffs, deep caves, and fissures winding up to 1/4 mile into the island. After kayaking, you can relax aboard while enjoying a hot-cooked lunch.

Dolphins and whales are often seen during the channel crossing aboard the Truth from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz Island. 

Painted Cave Kayak is the perfect day trip departing from Santa Barbara to experience sea cave kayaking at Channel Islands National Park.

  • Minimum Age:  7 years
  • Minimum Number of Guests: 4
  • Distance Paddled: 4 miles
  • Snorkeling instruction included!

Important Times

  • Check-In: 7:15 am
  • Boarding: 7:30 am
  • Lunch: hot lunch served during your adventure.
  • Kayaking: 3 hours into the world’s largest sea caves.
  • Return to Santa Barbara: Around 5:30pm

What’s Included

  • Boat trip from Santa Barbara Harbor to Santa Cruz Island 
  • Continental Breakfast, hot lunch, snacks and cold and hot beverages (sodas, coffee, and tea)
  • Guides and naturalists
  • Tandem or single person kayak w/ backrest, seat, and adjustable paddle
  • 3mm Farmer John Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit top
  • Mask, Snorkel
  • Lifejacket (PFD)
  • Cave helmet