CIO was great. It started with the phone calls as I was arranging this on a trip out from the east coast. Matt was very patient and helpful with all my questions about CIO. After signing up, we were sent an informative and well thought out email that detailed where to go, when to be there, and what to bring.... 更多
I've never kayaked before, but it was easy after detailed instructions by JD and Bjorn. We kayaked through caves and got to see seals hanging out on the rocks in a cave. JD was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the island, the geology, the marine life and the flora. Lunch was good. The equipment was in great shape. After... 更多
Amazing experience. I would highly recommend it! I took my 2 boys ages 8 and 9 and we had a wonderful time. We learned all about the islands and their history. We also learned about the wildlife and marine life. The Kayaking was fantastic. JD, our guide was great!
Our Lucidity crew decided to have a decom at the Channel Islands. My partner Lakshmi and I were able to get there through some support from our crew and what we experienced was incredible! On our own we hiked all over the island which was beautiful, then we met the wonderful folks at Channel Island Outfitters. JD and Marina were... 更多
Highly recommend CIO - everything was great from the equipment to our guide to the sack lunches! We were fortunate enough to be the only ones on our tour with JD, and he was so personable and knowledgeable about kayaking and the islands. He made it fun and kept it safe and tailored the tour to our interests. We really... 更多
I can't say enough about this fantastic trip. As a huge outdoor enthusiast and nature fan thus trip had everything. The staff were very professional, friendly and full of knowledge. We had a great experience on the ferry out with common dolphins, humpback whales and many bird species, sea kayaked with sea lions, harbour seals, over kelp forests and looked... 更多
My wife and I had a great time exploring Santa Cruz Island - kayaking and snorkeling. Marina and Zach were awesome guides. Great value - highly recommended.
My husband and I signed up for the Caves and Coves trip, mainly to do some sea kayaking. Unfortunately the trip had to be cancelled due to rough seas. CIO were really nice about rescheduling a different trip on a different day, and it ended up being just the 2 of us plus Matt, our guide. He was really knowledgable... 更多
Beautiful day, great food, fun adventures in the caves, good and new equipment and most important, professional and truly nice people. This made the trip to Santa Barbara worth doing.
We have been waiting for our youngest child to be old enough to join the CIO's Coves and Caves adventure. Well worth the wait! Our guide, Ben, was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and interesting, with a great itinerary. Extra shout-out for the chef who created our lunch. He actually called us the day before to confirm our sandwich orders so that... 更多
We wanted to paddle around the marina for an hour, and CIO (under the title of Paddle Sports Center) did the trick. Helpful personnel, equipment in good order, and a reasonable price. I can't really credit them with the beautiful weather, but that also made it an enjoyable experience!
While planning a trip for a group of 25, I discovered CIO's website which is awesome. I contacted them to see if they could meet the needs of my group. After talking with Matt, I realized that CIO sounded perfect, but could they actually deliver what they promise??? Well, they did and more!!! Their guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic... 更多
I've been kayaking with these CIO three different times over the years (Caves and Coves, Potato Harbor and the Painted Cave trips). All have been terrific experiences. They are incredibly friendly, knowledgable and safe. Santa Cruz Island is gorgeous to explore from land and sea. I recommend Channel Island Outfitters highly. . . nice people and they do a great... 更多
From pre-booking emails to the ferry ride back to Ventura CIO is top notch. My story? Three of us were on our way to celebrate one of us turning 50. The ferry ride was a bouncy one (lots of wind that day) and I didn't make the trip out to the island with my breakfast still in tact, But the... 更多
Fantastic! Mike showed us all sorts of interesting caves and blowholes along the coast, and got us safely through the Marge Simpson keyhole. From sea lions to cormorants to foxes, he shared lots of fascinating info about the history, geology and ecology of the island. We're experienced kayakers, but haven't spent much time on the ocean. Mike assessed our skill... 更多