Channel Islands Outfitters

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Channel Islands Outfitters is California's premier guide service for kayaking & snorkeling the sea caves of The Channel Islands National Park. CIO's Paddle Sports Center is Santa Barbara's premier KAYAK | SUP | SURF rental and membership center. We are a certified ASI School (Academy of Surfing Instructors), which means you getting the world standard in SUP instruction. We have served over 35,000 customers for over 20 years!

What is the CIO Difference?

What is SUP? SUP stands for Stand Up Paddle boarding. From the beach it appears as though people are walking on water, but that is in fact SUP. Standing up on a long/wide surfboard is easier than you'd think and CIO has a wide variety of boards for all skill levels. Change your vantage point and try SUP!

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!

Come visit us online or call us... we'd love to set you up for an unforgettable Santa Barbara or Channel Islands adventure!

The Adventure Co-Op:Convenient and Affordable Access to Paddle Sports Equipment. We have removed the obstacles to using this bulky gear so that you can get on the water quickly and easily and also have a wide variety of choices. Watch the video to learn more!


Cancellation Policy
Directions 101 South: Exit Castillo: Turn right and go to end of Castillo and turn right onto Shoreline Drive. Turn left at second light into SB Harbor. Parking continue across the bike bath by going straight towards the beach. 90 minute parking next to shop or once they have found the store, turn left at the bike path and get a ticket and park in the harbor lot. 101 North: Exit Garden: Turn left and go to end of Garden and turn right onto Cabrillo Blvd. Go through 4th light and turn left into SB Harbor. Parking continue across the bike bath by going straight towards the beach. 90 minute parking next to shop or once they have found the store, turn left at the bike path and get a ticket and park in the harbor lot. On Foot at State Street: Walk to where the boats are located in the marinas. Continue past the boat launch and follow the walkway to the complex where the restaurants are located. Kayaks are in the water in front of Brophys, we are located up the alley from the kayaks. Use code: WICKED FUN and get $10 off each boat rented.
Price Range Maximum $249.00
Price Range Minimum $5.00
Monday 7am-7pm
Tuesday 7am-7pm
Wednesday 7am-7pm
Thursday 7am-7pm
Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday 7am-7pm
Sunday 7am-7pm
ADA Accessible
Accommodations - On-Site
Exercise/Fitness Facilities
Educational Programs
Guided Tours
Kids Programs
Outdoor Activities
Water Activities

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