In this guide I’ll share with you what you can do in one day and how to take a Channel Islands National Park day trip.
To have a seal pop its head up just meters from your kayak, to craftily paddle through Marg Simpson shaped crevices in the rock face, and navigate past rocks with the white wash give you a push is exhilarating.
Then there was the moment where we sat in the darkness of the Painted Cave grappling with our fears and deciding whether to take advantage of the low tide and paddle into the back room with only the light of a flashlight to guide us.
Once our Channel Islands kayaking tour was over, we found a picnic table to sit with the sun, and the creeping foxes to enjoy a picnic lunch from Channel Islands Provisioners.
There isn’t much in the way of development on the island, only a campground and a lighthouse, which means the biggest attraction is the nature.
We followed one of the trails from the visitor center up to a viewpoint to look out over Scorpion Anchorage.