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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Sun 09

2022 Ponies by the Sea Car Show

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 29

2022 Parade of Frights

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Channel Islands Harbor Holiday food and toy drive
Dec 03
A boat draped in purple and white Christmas lights cruises the harbor at the Oxnard Parade of Lights
Dec 10

56th Annual Parade of Lights

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

News from the Harbor

October 2022 Director’s Message

September 30, 2022

October marks my one-year anniversary as Harbor Director for the Ventura County Harbor Department! It’s been an amazing year, where I got to meet a lot of great people and…

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Boater Registration is Open for Inaugural Parade of Frights

September 26, 2022

Registration is open for boaters interested in participating in the Channel Islands Harbor’s Inaugural Parade of Frights, a non-competitive Halloween-themed boat parade. The boat parade is scheduled to start at…

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Brightly costumed and festive kids eagerly activities at Farmers' Market Pumpkin Fun Day

Channel Islands Harbor to Host Parade of Frights Boat Parade, Family-Friendly Activities

September 26, 2022

Halloween weekend at the Channel Islands Harbor is sure to be howling with the introduction of the inaugural “Parade of Frights.” The Parade of Frights, a non-competitive, Halloween-themed boat parade…

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