The CIO Difference
20+ Years at the Channel Islands
We take good care of you!We promise to provide you with the highest quality gear that is dry, clean, and comfortable.
We Walk the TalkWe offer health benefits and living wages to our employees… that’s how we keep top level guides on staff for decades.
Giving Back to BlueWe donate 1% of our gross sales to our community and it’s efforts to help save the oceans.
Smaller GroupsAt a remote island you shouldn’t feel stuck in a crowd. Our average group size is 8 to one guide.
Carbon NeutralWe promise to calculate our carbon footprint in annual metric tonnes and purchase carbon credits to sequester CO2 and fund research methods to reduce carbon emissions.
Paddle Sports Center
Kayak | SUP | SURF SpecialistsPaddle Sports has been Santa Barbara California’s primary Kayak, SUP, and Surf rental & instruction specialist, since 1993. Our new Adventure Co-Op model is revolutionizing the paddling community. Reserve online at save up to 30%! We welcome you to inquire and Learn More…
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World Ocean Day!
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
Gaviota Coast, CA Last week a 100,000+ gallon oil spill soiled the Gaviota Coast from a ruptured on-shore pipeline. Fortunately the Channel Islands were not affected,
Read More...It is our mission to save the oceans and natural places by fostering an understanding of them through education, adventures and outdoor experiences.