Channel Islands Harbor


Celebration of the Whales Festival Offers Family Fun, Prizes, and Chalk Art

Visitors who attend the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Whales Festival at the Channel Islands Harbor are going to be in for a variety of surprises. This year’s event will feature new family-friendly activities, chalk art, and prize drawings that include whale watching excursions for the entire family. The event is being held from 10…

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Applications Available for Ventura County 2019 Junior Lifeguard Program

Enrollment applications are now available to youth interested in participating in the Ventura County 2019 Junior Lifeguard Program. The Junior Lifeguard Program, sponsored by the Ventura County Harbor Department, offers youth 8 to 15 years of age the opportunity to receive instruction in lifeguard rescue techniques, emergency medical first-aid, ocean sports activity, physical conditioning, marine…

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Director’s Message: Harbor Academy is Here, Projects Continue to Move Forward

The first chapter of the Harbor Academy is in the books (pardon the pun).  I approached this series of presentations with a little trepidation, knowing the passion for certain topics in the Harbor.  I was wondering if I was heading into the lion’s den dressed as a tri-tip. As it turns out, I believe it…

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Harbor Projects Update – Feb. 22, 2019

Below are a few updates regarding development projects at the Harbor from Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval. Director Sandoval wrote these updates on February 22, 2019. Whale’s Tail The project to rebuild the Whale’s Tail as Fresca’s at the Harbor is getting very close.  The lease will be taken to the Board of…

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Director’s Message: Planning for Harbor Improvements, New Academy to Launch

February marks my sixth month as Harbor Director and I’ve spent a lot of time learning about the Channel Islands Harbor’s people and rich history. From meeting with eager business owners, residents, and others who share an interest in the Harbor to watching archives of public meetings, some common themes have emerged. First, there are…

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Where to watch the Super Bowl at the Channel Islands Harbor

You don’t have to be a football fan to get into Super Bowl Sunday. It’s practically a national holiday. You’ve probably played host to the big game once or twice and don’t want the stress of hosting (or cleaning up after everyone). There’s plenty of options at the Channel Islands Harbor to enjoy the ultimate…

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