Channel Islands Harbor

Where ADVENTURE Flows

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!

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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Oct 10
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

Michael Tripp named as Channel Islands Harbor Director

September 15, 2021

Michael Tripp has been named as the new Channel Islands Harbor Director. The appointment was made by County Executive Officer Mike Powers and follows a nationwide recruitment. “As Director, Michael…

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Ventura County Harbor Department Issues Request for Proposal for Anacapa Boatyard Parcel

September 9, 2021

The Ventura County Harbor Department issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to redevelop a Channel Islands Harbor parcel where the Anacapa Boatyard is currently operating. Applicants seeking to develop the…

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Ventura County Harbor Department Issues Request for Proposal For Whale’s Tail Parcel

September 8, 2021

The Ventura County Harbor Department issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to redevelop a Channel Islands Harbor parcel where the popular, upscale Whale’s Tail restaurant formerly operated. Harbor Department Director…

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