Cueva Valdez – Santa Cruz Island

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Cueva Valdez and Painted Cave

A rare opportunity to visit this beautiful cove on the west end of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a narrated cruise along the north shore of Santa Cruz Island to one of the world's largest sea caves, the Painted Cave. We will then continue on to Cueva Valdez on The Nature Conservancy property. The landing is by a small shore boat via a sea cave that opens to a nice sand beach.

Photo by Tim Hauf - Landing ashore at CuevaValdez Beach
Photo by Tim Hauf -  Painted Cave Chambers

An Island Packer naturalist will be available to provide the natural and human history of the area. You will have a couple of hours to just relax or picnic on the beach before your trip back across the channel.

The Santa Barbara Channel crossing back to Ventura will take us through some of the richest marine wildlife viewing areas.

Photo by Tim Hauf - Going Ashore at Cueva Valdez

This area is remote and unimproved.  There is not water and no facilities at this location.

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