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Cave Kayaking at Channel Islands

  • Jul 27, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR NAME FOR THE WAITING LIST ON THE TRIP, DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE ON SEPTEMBER 28? CHECK IT OUT: http://www.meetup.com/adventure-us/events/126513852/

This is going to be the best day trip of the summer: Let’s go sea cave Kayaking at the beautiful Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year we did a great kayaking outing to the beautiful La Jolla caves. The outing was great, except that because of the surf we weren't able to get inside the caves.


The great thing about Channel Island, and particularly this trip, is that we are almost guaranteed to be able to go in the caves. We are going to Scorpion Anchorage, which is on the calm side of the island, at a very protected area. Unless we happen to go on an unusually choppy day, Aquasports told me it is almost guaranteed that we will be able to go in.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the most beautiful sea caves in the world can be found at Scorpion Anchorage. Here’s what the official National Park website has to say about it:

The area of the park that is most popular for sea kayaking is centered around Scorpion Beach on East Santa Cruz Island. This location is a world class destination for sea kayaking because of easy beach access, clear ocean waters, nearby camping, readily available concessionaire boat transportation service and a spectacular shoreline with beautiful sea cave and cliffs to explore.

Perfect! :-)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: We’ll meet at the Ventura Harbor at 7:30 am for check-in. The boat pulls away from the dock at 8:00. It takes about an hour to cross the channel unless we see dolphins or whales, in which case they’ll take a little time to follow along and talk about them.


When you get to the island it takes an hour or so to get over to the kayaks, get fitted for gear and to get the basic kayaking lesson and safety talk. Then you go on the water with the guides along the cliffs in one direction, exploring the beautiful sea caves as you go. At some point you turn around and come back past the landing area and explore in the other direction. We’ll be in the water 2.5 to 3 hours.

We’ll then return to the beach to eat lunch, and you can go walking up the canyon or along the cliff-tops, or maybe get in a little snorkeling.

The regular price is[masked] per person. As always, we are getting out Adventure-Us group discount and will be paying[masked] American Dollars. THAT INCLUDES THE FERRY RIDE TO THE ISLAND.

Here are some important points:


- Bring your own lunch (Aquasports is not permitted by the Park to supply food).


- Although we are very likely to be able to get in the caves, there is no guarantees, as heavy surf may prevent us from going in safely.


- Bring beach clothes, but also warm clothes, as the ferry ride will be cold.

 

And here are some important documents 

Click here for more info

Click here for map to the harbor

Click here for Park Release of Liability that you must sign

 

All right let's have some super fun!

See you guys there,

Eduardo.

Please remember that Adventure-Us is not responsible for your safety. We will always do our best to try and make sure everyone is safe, but your safety is ultimately your responsibility.

This will be a physically-demanding trip. Only you know how much you can handle, so make sure you can handle the physical requirements before you sign up, or you might be putting yourself into a dangerous situation. I tried my best to convey the level of effort that will be involved, but if you have any questions, please e mail me. And if you are uncertain, don’t sign up!

By signing up for this trip you are acknowledging not to hold Adventure-Us, its organizers or any of its members responsible for your safety.

 

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  • Joe

    This was a great trip. Breathtaking caves. Fun people.

    July 28, 2013

  • Laura B.

    Hi Eduardo and the rest of the Kayaking Gang!
    Thank you for organizing such a great trip.
    It was fun spending the day with all of you!!
    I look forward to our next trip!
    Cheers, Laura

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • julie

    Beautiful!!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Catherine (Kat) R

    Beautiful weather and great people!

    2 · July 27, 2013

  • Jeffrey S.

    We are very excited about tomorrow and can't wait to meet all of you. Joyce and I usually kayak around Marina del Rey harbor although I tend to go out beyond the brakes and up the coast a bit very peaceful. This looks like an incredible adventure and we are happy to be apart of Adventure Us.

    I also enjoy canyoning, skydiving, scuba diving, hand gliding and other adventure sports. See you all tomorrow.

    J & J

    3 · July 26, 2013

  • Eduardo

    July 26, 2013

  • Palak B.

    Anyone want to carpool from santa monica/ west LA?

    July 25, 2013

    • Tim

      Penny was going with me, but you got her spot and I have a seat open. Call or text me if you want to go together. Tim[masked]

      July 25, 2013

    • Annie K

      I am also interested in carpooling...

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone can take my spot I would appreciate it. I did already pay. If not I will attend.

    July 25, 2013

    • Eduardo

      Nope, Palak took it.

      July 25, 2013

    • Eduardo

      If another one opens up, you just need to change your RSVP and you will be prompted to pay.

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Eduardo - I think I need to cancel. I have already paid. Do I have any recourse? I see that there are people waiting - I would hate to take a spot that someone else could have (not to mention lose my money). Can you let me know? Thanks, Penny

    July 24, 2013

    • Gus M

      Hopefully I can find a carpool buddy in in KoreaTown :-)

      July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Eduardo - thanks so much for getting me the refund. I'm sorry to be missing this awesome trip but work has got me in a bind. Enjoy!

      July 25, 2013

  • David P

    If anyone wants to stay close the night before - I can book as a travel agent Four Seasons Westlake Village Friday July 26 for $199.00 / night incl breakfast + $100 credit (spa or whatever) + an free upgrade if avail.
    I will be staying there Friday night and driving from there - if interested email me [masked]

    July 23, 2013

  • Tim

    Heather, I'm driving with a friend in Venice, but only have two seats. If you can drive I'll chip in on gas. Hate to see you go solo.
    Tim[masked]

    July 23, 2013

  • Annie K

    Iam coming from Hermosa....I can come meet you but I really want to carpool for this....

    July 22, 2013

  • Sig

    I am in Camarillo at the 101 and Lewis Rd. and am approx. 20 min from Island Packers. Lots of Parking so send me a message (click on name, click on send e-mail while logged in) if you want to carpool.

    July 22, 2013

  • Lily

    Anyone wants to carpool from Pasadena/Alhambra area?

    June 19, 2013

    • Joe

      Hi, Lily. I am in Sherman Oaks, which is along the way. We (and anyone else in the Burbank/Glendale/Sherman­ Oaks/Encino etc) area could find a meeting point to carpool from. You're probably about 20 miles East of me, and then the place we're going to is about 50-60 miles West of me.

      June 19, 2013

    • Lily

      Where and what time do you want me to meet you? Thanks.

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Somebody can take my spot.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Eduardo. Do you know if we'll have single or double kayaks? Thanks. :-)

    July 2, 2013

  • Eric L.

    This seems like a great trip and I really want to join, but I have no idea how to pay (this would be my first paid meetup).

    June 18, 2013

    • Eduardo

      Actually on Adventure-us all u have to do is RSVP and it'll prompt u to pay.

      1 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We have always wanted to try this!! Thanks for setting it up!! :)

    June 19, 2013

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