Trip Overview

This is a 1/2 day guided paddle tour approx. 2.5 miles each way. Natural History of the island. Beach landing at Willow Cove, snorkel 'Mike Nelson Rock', film site of many 'Sea Hunt' episodes, picnic and relax before the paddle back.

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports (DBOS) Catalina Island Expeditions is located at the Descanso Beach Club, 15 min walk from the boat landing.

You may call them to book the Willow Cove Expedition found in the "Learn More" Link. This trip normally runs midday and is about 4 hours.

Check availablity or book now with Descanso Beach Ocean Sports / Catalina Island Expeditions

Safety Notes

Island guides, CPR & First Aid current, carry VHF radio for emergency contact

Gear Notes

All equipment provided, double or single sit-on-top kayaks (pfd's etc.) Water sandals if you don't have them, windbreakers as needed. Summer or full wetsuits depending on season. Bring your own towels, dry bags provided.


Paddling along the coast, lee shore, no surf, some fun offshore rocks. Generally no current, sometimes afternoon NW wind chop (behind you on return)

Trip Details

  • Departure Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean, Rock Gardens
  • Services Available: Guided
  • Group Rates: No

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