Channel Islands 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.

A humpback whale breaches the water

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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Brightly light and playfully themed boats on Parade in the harbor
Dec 11

55th Annual Parade of Lights

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

News from the Harbor

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May 2021 Director’s Message

May 10, 2021

I am definitely ready for the summer!  It looks like it is going to be a great one.  As more people are getting vaccinated and new cases have sharply declined,…

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Much Needed Repair Work Starts at Channel Islands Harbor Entrance

May 6, 2021

Aged jetties and the offshore breakwater at the Channel Islands Harbor entrance will receive much needed repairs in the coming months. The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps…

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Musicians play to a crowd at Concerts by the Sea

Channel Island Harbor’s Free Concerts by the Sea Summer Series Will Return

May 6, 2021

After being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning is underway to bring back the Channel Islands Harbor’s free Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series. The concert…

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