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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A grey whale breaches
Mon 27

2023 Whale Watching Season is Here!

December 12, 2021 - April 30, 2023
A mint Plymouth Roadrunner with its hood popped at the CIH Father's Day car show
Jun 18

2023 Father’s Day Car Show

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4th of July fireworks pictured over Channel Islands Harbor (prior year's celebration)
Jul 04

2023 Fireworks by the Sea

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

News from the Harbor

Oxnard Artist To Unite Community Through Art at Whales Festival

March 16, 2023

An Oxnard muralist will play a big part in uniting the community through her art at the 24th Annual Celebration of the Whales Festival at the Channel Islands Harbor. One…

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March 2023 Director’s Message

March 1, 2023

Winter weather has been biting us a bit recently, but it has not slowed down our plans for fun activities and making progress on important infrastructure and development projects in…

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2023 Celebration of the Whales Festival Offers Family Fun!

February 28, 2023

Visitors who attend the 24th Annual Celebration of the Whales Festival at the Channel Islands Harbor are going to be in for a variety of surprises. This year’s event will…

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