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 SpecialistsCIO’s Paddle Sports Center has two convenient locations in Santa Barbara and at Goleta Beach. Book online and get guest pricing (30% off!). Become a member and get 10% off on Island Adventures!
About CIOMeet the friendly people behind the scenes and learn what we’re all about.
Recent Trip PhotosEast Santa Cruz Island
Santa Barbara Web Cams
Planning your Channel Islands Adventure
Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:37 pm
April 2015 issue with CIOIn April of this year (2015) we were featured in Sunset Magazine. The Channel Islands was the cover story most notably
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.