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!

An instructor assists a student in hiking their sailboat

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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32nd Annual Central Coast British Car Club Show

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Theatre of Shadows Haunted House

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News from the Harbor

Temporary Barriers Placed at Kiddie Beach to Ensure Safety

September 29, 2023

Temporary barriers have been placed around the perimeter of Kiddie Beach at Channel Islands Harbor for the safety of sea lions, residents, and visitors. Ventura County Harbor Department Director Michael…

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harbor at sunset

October 2023 Director’s Message

September 29, 2023

As we transition into the beautiful fall season here at the Channel Islands Harbor, I’m happy to share some updates and upcoming events that promise to make October a month…

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Harbor Businesses Win Top Honors in Best of Ventura County 2023 Contest

September 28, 2023

Channel Islands Harbor is home to the top BBQ restaurant, seafood place, yacht clubs, and museum, according to the VC Reporters 38th Annual Best of Ventura County. The VC Reporter…

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