Channel Islands Outfitters


Channel Islands Outfitters is authorized by the National Park Service to provide guided kayaking, snorkeling, and educational experiences. Our world famous "Caves and Coves" adventures have been crowd pleasers for over 20 years.

What is the CIO Difference?

Looking for an island adventure? CIO let's you build your own experience be it a day trip to the sea caves or a camping trip on the largest island off the coast of California... we have lot's of options to satisfy your thirst for adventure. Guides from other parts of the world choose CIO because of our commitment to high quality gear and an unparalleled experience. CIO believes in challenge by choice whenever possible, so you will get an amazing experience that will totally blow you away, beginners and seasoned veterans alike!

CIO's "World Famous" Caves and Coves Adventures:

  • Caves and Coves Classic: 3 hours of sea cave exploring with your guide. This is our most popular tour for ages 8+.
  • Caves and Coves Kelp Combo: 1. 5 hours of guided snorkeling in 5mm wetsuits, and 1.5 hours of kayaking in sea caves with your guide. Ages 12+.
  • Caves and Coves EPIC: Exclusive, Private, Inclusive, Custom - includes our deluxe meal and all of the gear we provide along with a guide for the duration of your stay. All ages that know how to swim.
  • Caves and Coves for Campers: For groups larger than 4, this 5 hour kayaking adventure is an journey to Potato harbor by kayak with sea cave exploration along the way. Must be camping and 12 year and older.
  • Painted Cave Adventure: From May-August on select days, we run this adventure from Santa Barbara Harbor to some of the world's largest sea caves. 12 years and older.

Come visit us online or call us (805-899-4925)... we'd love to set you up for an unforgettable Channel Islands adventure!


Cancellation Policy
Directions We operate at several different harbors along the Southern California Coast, so please check your confirmation for directions to your departing harbor.
Reservation Required
Price Range Maximum $250.00
Price Range Minimum $140.00
Monday 8am-5:30pm
Tuesday 8am-5:30pm
Wednesday 8am-5:30pm
Thursday 8am-5:30pm
Friday 8am-5:30pm
Saturday 8am-5:30pm
Sunday 8am-5:30pm
ADA Accessible
Accommodations - On-Site
Exercise/Fitness Facilities
Educational Programs
Guided Tours
Kids Programs
Outdoor Activities
Water Activities

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