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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Channel Islands Harbor Holiday food and toy drive
Sat 04
A crowd gathered to watch the 2019 Holiday Lighting of the Tall Ship Mast
Sat 11

2021 Holiday Mast Lighting at the Maritime Museum

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brightly light and playfully themed boats on Parade in the harbor
Sat 11

55th Annual Parade of Lights

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

News from the Harbor

Snow-capped mountains are visible beyond the harbor

December 2021 Director’s Message

November 30, 2021

Happy Holidays everyone! It’s quickly becoming the most wonderful time of the year here at the Channel Islands Harbor. Holiday lights are shining, boat decorations are going up, the weather…

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View of the Channel Islands Harbor Holiday food and toy drive

2021 Annual Channel Islands Harbor Holiday Food & Toy Drive

November 29, 2021

The Ventura County Harbor Department is teaming up with the Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) to spread holiday cheer this season by hosting the 2nd Annual Holiday Food &…

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Brightly light and playfully themed boats on Parade in the harbor

Registration is Open for 55th Annual Parade of Lights!

November 11, 2021

Registration is open for boaters interested in participating in the Channel Islands Harbor’s 55th Annual Parade of Lights. “Jingle Jungle” will be the theme for this year’s parade. The event…

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