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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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
Family Parade
Jul 04

4th of July Family Parade – 2024

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
4th of July celebrants crowd a flag-decorated duffy electric boat in the harbor
Jul 04

News from the Harbor

June 2024 Director’s Message

June 3, 2024

As always, the Channel Islands Harbor will be filled with fun events as we get into the summer months. In June, the harbor will host two Father’s Day car shows…

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Applications Available for 2024 Ventura County Junior Lifeguard Program

May 30, 2024

Enrollment applications are now available to youth interested in participating in the Ventura County 2024 Junior Lifeguard Program. The Junior Lifeguard Program, sponsored by the Ventura County Harbor Department, offers…

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Purple and blue light spills from fireworks over Channel Islands Harbor

Celebrate 4th of July in Style at Channel Islands Harbor!

May 29, 2024

As summer warms up and the patriotic spirit fills the air, Channel Islands Harbor is the place to be for a fun July 4th celebration! Right along the stunning Ventura…

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