Channel Islands Harbor


Today at the Harbor

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Discover it for Yourself...

Hop on a jet ski. Catch a glimpse of a whale. Watch the sunset over the ocean. Whether you live around the corner or you're unplugging for a weekend adventure, the scenic Channel Islands Harbor is worth the trip. Just about an hour's drive from Los Angeles, our beach-lined parks and picnic-worthy coastline await you.

If you're into surfing uncrowded beaches, strolling in for a museum exhibition, then rounding out the day with some mouth-watering local cuisine, bring the whole family for an adventure. We have something for everyone!

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Explore the Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor is a working harbor that offers fun-filled water activities for the whole family. Hop on a paddle board or kayak, try your hand at sailing or stroll and dine at local eateries.

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Adventure in the Pacific Ocean

Watch for whales, go diving, fishing, kayaking and more with our dive centers, boat charters and yacht clubs.

A kayaker wearing a helmet and geared up for cold weather paddles Channel Islands National Park

Discover the Channel Islands

Uniquely coined as "America's Galapagos" discover the teaming ocean environment of five offshore islands through the Harbor's variety of excursions to the Channel Islands National Park.


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Public Day Sail Aboard the Mystic Whaler

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Public Day Sail Aboard the Mystic Whaler

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Apr 07

2024 Celebration of the Whales Festival

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News from the Harbor

February 2024 Director’s Message

February 1, 2024

As we start the month of February, I am excited to share the latest update on our ongoing efforts to revitalize Fisherman’s Wharf, a property that holds immense significance for…

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January 6, 2024

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