Review: Aquasports

111 Verona Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117


Kayaking is the ultimate way to experience the unique beauty of the Channel Islands. Aquasports offers affordable, comprehensive tours of Santa Cruz Island for experienced and novice kayakers alike. Tour the island for a day, or camp overnight with a friendly, knowledgeable guide.

All tour packages include ferry transportation to and from the island. You’ll start at Scorpion Beach, the largest and most visited island. Tucked into Santa Cruz’s stunning coastal cliffs are arches, grottos, blowholes, and more than 100 hidden sea caves that can only be reached by kayak. Painted Cave is one of the largest and deepest sea caves in the world, with a giant entryway that shows off rock walls covered with colorful lichens and algae. Along the way, greet a variety of marine mammals that frequent these sheltered habitats.

Read more about kayaking the Channel Islands.

Take the 101 South to Exit 110 toward Hollister Ave. Turn right toward Calle Real and take first left to Cathedral Oaks Road. Turn right toward Alameda Ave. Take second right onto Padova Drive. Turn right on Verona Avenue.

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