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CIO is a “Yes” Company!

Making you happy is our #1 goal. We are real people who understand real life situations. Please read and understand these policies so that we can provide a great service to you that you fully understand. We are always available to talk, so please give us a call with any questions.

Deposit: To hold a reservation we take a 50% deposit. If you are making a reservation within 7 days of your departure, 100% is due.

Balance Due: 7 days prior to your departure, we will charge the balance to your credit card automatically.

Cancellations: You can get 100% credit or 90% refund up until 72 hours prior to departure. 50% credit is issued within 72 hours, no refunds within 72 hours. No credits or refunds for no shows the day of your departure.

Weather Cancellations: If we have to cancel because of weather you can get a 100% refund or credit for a future trip.

Island Packer seats are non-refundable within 72 hours of departure. If weather is unsuitable for kayaking after we arrive at the island, you can either get a 100% raincheck for a future trip or 100% refund on the adventure fees, the ferry tickets are non-refundable.

No Refunds on campsite reservations if you have us book a campsite for you.

Convenience Fees

CIO charges a $5 convenience fee for all third-party reservations that we facilitate. This includes Island Packers ferry seats, NPS campground site, and CIP food orders other than included meals. The fee may be waived for groups larger than 6 as long as the reservation is made more than 7 days prior to departure.

Just so you know where we’re coming from … When a reservation is created, CIO begins planning for your program by securing the necessary campsites, ferry seats, equipment, and guides. You are holding limited spaces on an adventure that may sell out. We want you to be happy, and we want everyone else to be happy too!

Group Reservations: In order to receive group pricing, the payment must come from one party. Group sizes are confirmed 7 days prior to the program date. Participants can be added to the group up to departure date if space is available. If the group size is modified before the 7 day window and this changes the group pricing rate, the per person rate will change with respect to the new group size.

Acknowledgment of Risk Form Required by all Clients

CIO Acknowledgement of Risk Form (required by all participants in adventures, lessons, and rentals)

Privacy Statements

We Protect Your Privacy

We respect the privacy of our customers. All information submitted to CIO will not be sold or distributed to any third parties. By submitting your email to Paddle Sports you agree to be enlisted in our email list for specials and discounts. You may choose to not receive these emails at any time by contacting us by phone or by email. All other information is entered into our trip database to make booking your second and third event much easier.

Outside Links

CIO is not responsible for the privacy, terms of use, or other policies of any other website linked to Any link included does not imply or convey endorsement of the other company or organization, its site, or its products or services.

CIO’s Children’s Policy

Except for event data applicable to children, we do not intend to collect any personally identifiable information from children through our web sites. Please do not allow children under the age of 18 to provide any personally identifiable information.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

CIO uses Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL) on those pages that involve sensitive information such as credit card numbers. SSL, which is supported by a vast majority of Internet browsers available today, is the most commonly employed method of secure, encrypted communication used on the Internet. Your credit card information is encrypted so you can shop with peace of mind.

NOTE—E-mail is not secure. Please remember, your e-mail correspondence should never include sensitive information you would not like to share with the general public as e-mail is never a secure environment on the Internet.


All website design, text, graphics, and the collection, selection and arrangement thereof Copyright © 2012 Channel Islands Outfitters. All RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy portions of this website for the sole purpose of using this website as an information resource (or of ordering hard goods or services and using this site as a shopping resource). Any other use of materials on this website including reproduction for purposes other than noted above, modification, distribution, or reproduction without the prior written permission of CIO is strictly prohibited.


Channel Islands Outfitters is authorized by the National Park Service to provide guided kayak trips at Scorpion Ranch (PWR-CHIS-5300-1103), guided hiking and educational programs park-wide (PWR-CHIS-5300-1108), and vessel assisted kayak trips park-wide (PWR-CHIS-5300-1107).

CIO operates on all adventures and courses on a challenge by choice philosophy. It is always up to you as our guest to determine the level of risk you are comfortable with. Please inform your guide/instructor if you have an special instructions or considerations prior to your adventure/course. Thanks!

It is our mission to save the oceans and natural places by fostering an understanding of them through education, adventures and outdoor experiences.