Visit the Painted Cave – Santa Cruz Island
Painted Cave excursions originate on select departures to Prisoner’s Harbor. Crossing time to Prisoner’s is approximately 1.5 hours, more if we find wildlife in the channel. After a brief stop at Prisoners, the boat continues to Painted Cave along the north shore of Santa Cruz. Our 64′ catamaran will enter the first chamber of the cave to view one of the largest known sea caves on the planet. There is no landing at Painted Cave, but the photos and memories should be unforgettable.
After visiting Painted Cave, the vessel returns to Prisoner’s Harbor, where passengers have approximately 3+ hours to spend the remainder of their day hiking, picnicking and exploring Prisoner’s Harbor. Prisoners Harbor has a recently renewed wetlands area. The National Park and The Nature Conservancy together recovered this area once lost to ranching needs.