Archive for January 2019
Director’s Message: Planning for Harbor Improvements, New Academy to Launch
February marks my sixth month as Harbor Director and I’ve spent a lot of time learning about the Channel Islands Harbor’s people and rich history. From meeting with eager business owners, residents, and others who share an interest in the Harbor to watching archives of public meetings, some common themes have emerged. First, there are…Read More
Hawaiian Chieftain Visits Channel Islands Harbor
Hawaiian Chieftain, a gaff-rigged topsail ketch build in Lahaina, Maui, will visit the Channel Islands Harbor from Jan. 30 to Feb. 11, 2019. This beautiful ship will be docked near the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and offer vessel tours, a natural history sail, and adventure sails.
A crew of 10-14 people will be on board both vessels to answer questions and tell you what you need to know about this beauty.
Visiting this tall ship is a perfect way to spend a few hours with your friends and family.
Here is the schedule for the visit:
($5 donation requested)
|Natural History Sail(Tickets: $59-$65)|
|Wed/Thur., Jan. 30 & 31||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Friday, Feb. 1||2 p.m. to 6 p.m.||N/A||N/A|
|Saturday, Feb. 2||10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||2 p.m. to 4 p.m.||N/A|
|Sunday, Feb. 3||10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||2 p.m. to 4 p.m.||N/A|
|Mon-Fri, Feb. 4-8||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Saturday, Feb. 9||10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||N/A||2 p.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Sunday, Feb. 10||10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||2 p.m. to 4 p.m.||N/A|
|Monday, Feb. 11||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tuesday, Feb. 12||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Walk-on tours allow visitors to meet with crew, similar to an open house, and learn more about the ship’s history. Reservations are not required, though a $5 donation per person is requested.
Adventure sails are two-hour family-oriented experiences with an opportunity to help the crew raise a sail, learn a sea shanty, and take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Tickets are $49 for adults, $39 for children 12 years-old and younger. To purchase in advance, click here or call 1-800-200-5239.
Natural History Sail
Join science educator Amy David from The Nature Conservancy to learn about the ecology of the Channel Islands region.
Find the ships
The tall ships will be docked by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, located at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035.
Fun Fact: The Maritime Museum is offering $2 off the price of admission to the museum if you mention the Hawaiian Chieftain in the next two weeks.
For more information and reservations, call 1-800-200-5239. Please visit www.historicalseaport.org to purchase tickets.
Editor’s Note: this story was published on January 25, 2019.
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A local yacht broker and marina are stepping up and collecting donations in an effort to support staff members of the United States Coast Guard Station – Channel Islands Harbor, who have been affected by the Federal government shutdown. Seacoast Yachts of Channel Islands and Vintage Marina Partners are seeking and accepting donations from those…Read More
Harbor Restaurants Offer Discounts During Oxnard Restaurant Week
Channel Islands Harbor visitors seeking a bite to eat at a discount price are in luck in January. Several Harbor businesses are participating in Oxnard Restaurant Week 2019 “Tacos, Treats & Tastings,” scheduled from Friday, January 18th to Sunday, January 27th. Walk in to any of these Harbor restaurants and mention “Tacos, Treats & Tastings…Read More
Start Your Whale Watching Journey at Channel Islands Harbor
Whale watching can be a thrilling experience, especially in the Channel Islands region. On your tour there’s a great chance you will see Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Finback Whales, Gray Whales and, occasionally, Orca. Before you begin your whale watching adventure, being prepared and knowing what to expect can make your trip a successful one.…Read More
Harbor Improvements Slated for 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! As the page is turned into 2019, I normally reflect on the past year and determine what went right, what went wrong and how we can improve on it in the new year. It was a very eventful year, with good, bad and ugly. The Harbor Department is part of the larger…Read More