Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Canvass your local waterways with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-hour history and wildlife kayak tour of Channel Islands Harbor from Channel Islands Kayak Center in Oxnard (a $79.95 value). Kayakers younger than 12 years old must ride with an adult.
Channel Islands Kayak Center offers tranquil yet exciting boat rides, and the naturally occurring dual thrills of local history and stunning marine wildlife. The beginner-friendly history and wildlife tour offers a floating glimpse at such diverse sights as a mammoth fossil, a pirate ship, pirate skulls, a harbor sea-cave, and a volcanic blowhole. Before the official tour begins, participants will receive a thorough ocean-kayaking lesson from one of the center’s resident experts, who will impart tips on safely operating the watercraft and share the secret Latin phrase that causes boat-clinging barnacles to spontaneously combust. Once the guided exploration begins, kayakers will hear a detailed history of the harbor, and maritime creatures such as dolphins, sea lions, and starfish often take a break from their underwater bunco tournaments to sheepishly show off for tour-goers. Tours are available during the week between noon and 5 p.m., and between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Channel Islands Kayak Center is home to a dedicated staff that values its customers’ safety and comfort, and all tour takers are provided with a paddle, backrest, and life vest. A buoyant escape for landlocked couples seeking the romantic reignition afforded by human-powered exploration or semi-aquatic families looking to locate their mysteriously amphibious roots, the history and wildlife tour offers interspecies appreciation and a glimpse into the past.
Channel Islands Kayak Center
Scenes of learning and enjoyment spark infectious enthusiasm among Channel Islands Kayak Center's guides, who thrive on bringing adventurers up close to the wildlife of Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor. The team furnishes independent explorers with kayak rentals, which include safety briefings so kayakers can tell the difference between a sea lion and an actual lion.
3600 Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, California 93035