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Channel Islands Outfitters


CIO is a professional outfitter that leads guided kayaking tours at the Channel Islands National Park and provides Paddle Sports equipment rentals and memberships along the Santa Barbara Coast.

Environmental Commitment

CIO educates the public about ocean related issues and volunteers in restoration/preservation efforts in the Santa Barbara Channel watersheds.

In 2013 CIO began offsetting carbon emissions through 80% of the merchandise sold at our Paddle Sports Center is “ocean friendly” meaning that it is either produced without polluting the environment and/or can be used for multiple purposes.

“Traveling to an island on a regular basis requires fossil fuels to be burned, which contributes to CO2 emission. We can’t avoid this and stay in business, so we are doing our part to offset this carbon in other ways which is why we partnered with” – Garrett Kababik

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