Neighbor to the scenic Channel Islands, Channel Islands Harbor is a working harbor that offers fun-filled water activities for the whole family. About an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, the Harbor features several beach-lined parks and coastline for picnics and surfing, as well as nearby biking and walking paths. While at the Harbor, visit our many shops and dine at one of several restaurants with menus ranging from deli sandwiches to Brazilian cuisine. Be sure to check out the Ventura County Maritime Museum with its ever-changing exhibitions, world-class maritime art, and ship models.
The Harbor has dive centers, boat charters and yacht clubs. For fishing enthusiasts, there are sportfishing excursions throughout the year. See majestic whales off our coastline from December through April on one of our daily whale watching excursions. With nine full-service Marinas, the Harbor provides berths for 2,150 boats, and for visitors’ safety the Harbor Patrol is on duty year round, 24/7.
Discover the unique ocean environment of five offshore islands through the Harbor’s variety of excursions to the Channel Islands National Park. The islands are home to more than 2,000 terrestrial plants and animals, ranging from plankton to blue whales. These beautiful islands are an extraordinary experience, and just a short boat trip from the Channel Islands Harbor.
Relax along the waterfront, dock in its harbor, or take a voyage of exploration to the remarkable Islands and Marine Sanctuary and discover Channel Islands Harbor for yourself.