Itinerary

cave kayakers

Day 1

Check in at the Outdoor Adventures office at 9:00am.  Get to know your group before departing campus for Ventura, CA. We will camp on the mainland tonight and prepare for an early morning departure on our ferry the next day.

Day 2

We will travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island and set up base camp. Learn about the island during a stop at the visitor's center. Look out for some furry local residents: the endemic island fox.

Day 3

Day hike to some of the island's top destinations, including Potato Harbor.

Day 4

Meet up with our kayaking guides from Channel Islands Adventures and get ready for a kayak tour of the sea caves. After paddling we will move underwater for a snorkel tour of a kelp forest.

Day 5

Day hike to a remote beach or take in the panoramic view from atop Montanon Ridge. This spectacular view is one of the best in California.

Day 6

Today we depart our island home and return to the mainland. We will travel back to San Diego and return to campus by 10 p.m. for our last night together.

Day 7

We will wake early for breakfast and our final goodbyes.  By 9:00m students are free to leave and an early morning shuttles will return some students to the airport.