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!

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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A grey whale breaches
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A candy-coated aquamarine/teal classic sports sedan from the 60s or 70s ; with chrome trim and whitewall tires
Jun 16
4th of July fireworks pictured over Channel Islands Harbor (prior year's celebration)
Jul 04

2024 Fireworks by the Sea

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

News from the Harbor

Proposal to Revitalize Fisherman’s Wharf Receives Strong Support, Unanimous Approval

May 21, 2024

A developer seeking to revitalize Fisherman’s Wharf into a visitor-serving center, Karls, has moved one more step forward to realization. At its May 21, 2024 meeting, the Ventura County Board…

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Give Your Child an Unforgettable Summer Adventure With Youth Sailing

May 20, 2024

As the school year comes to an end and the cool ocean breezes of summer beckon, it’s time to think about how your child can make the most of their…

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Channel Island Harbor’s Free Concerts by the Sea Summer Series 2024 Lineup

May 8, 2024

If you love live music, great weather, and seaside views, there’s no better venue in Ventura County to catch a free concert than at the Channel Islands Harbor. Set against…

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