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The Channel Islands Boating Center (CIBC) is the perfect place in the Channel Islands Harbor to brush up on your boating skills in the classroom and on the water.  The boating center offers a variety of options, starting in February 2020, to meet your interests. The CIBC, located at 3880 Bluefin Circle in the Harbor,…

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Where to watch Super Bowl LIV at the Channel Islands Harbor

Interior view of Toppers Pizza, patrons seated at booths and busy staff

You don’t have to be a football fan to get into Super Bowl Sunday. It’s practically a national holiday. You’ve probably played host to the big game once or twice and don’t want the stress of hosting (or cleaning up after everyone). There’s plenty of options at the Channel Islands Harbor to enjoy the ultimate Sunday Funday.

When is Super Bowl LIV? Sunday, February 3, 2019
What time? Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. PST
Who is playing? San Francisco 49ers v. Kansas City Chiefs
Who should I root for? We would never tell you who to root for!

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Toppers Pizza Place

Pizza and beer are a match made in heaven. Hot, crunchy crust, tangy tomato sauce, fresh meats, salty California cheese… need we say more? Toppers Pizza Place is regarded as one of the best places to grab a slice in Ventura County. If aren’t in the mood for pizza (why wouldn’t you be?), their menu also includes sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. Not to mention a salad bar that is second to none. As perfect as beer and pizza are on their own, add gorgeous harborside views and a dozen HD TVs, and you have the perfect place to watch the Super Bowl.

Fun fact: While Toppers has a ton of TVs to watch sports, they don’t usually have the sound on. For the Super Bowl, they turn those TVs up to enhance your experience!

A large group laughs while enjoying pepperoni pizza at Toppers

Sea Fresh Channel Islands

From New England clam chowder to Australian Lobster Tails, Sea Fresh offers some of the best seafood in the Harbor. Come by Sea Fresh on Super Bowl Sunday and enjoy one of the best and longest happy hours around. During the Super Bowl, happy hour will last the entire game! There will also be quarterly drink specials.

Closeup of a fresh, steaming-hot bread-bowl of clam chowder on a table outdoors

The Lookout Bar & Grill

The Lookout Bar & Grill knows how to throw a party, so you might want to arrive early and grab a seat. This harbor favorite has seven wide screen televisions for your viewing pleasure, so there isn’t a bad seat in the house for the big game. Enjoy their menu, which includes favorites like clam chowder, pastrami burgers, bacon cheeseburgers, and more. Pair your meal with a cold beverage and enjoy. (If your team isn’t cutting it, you can always step outside and enjoy a nice, calming view.)

Watch Super Bowl LIV outside on the water at Channel Islands Harbor

Editor’s Note: this story was published on January 26, 2020.

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Tall Ships Will Not Visit in Early 2020 Due to Maintenance Projects

Two tall-ships anchored in the harbor, sails furled

Tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington are normally early year fixtures at various California waterfronts, including Ventura Harbor and Channel Islands Harbor. Both ships, managed and maintained by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport in Washington, will not be visiting either harbors this year due to routine and major maintenance projects. “We will sorely miss…

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Channel Islands Whale Watching Offering Discounts on Excursions

A grey whale arcs backwards over the water, a small whale-watching ship in the background

Channel Islands Whale Watching is offering up an offer you, your family and friends can’t refuse! Through whale watching season, they are offering discounts on 3-hour excursions up to 48% off their regular prices. All you need to do is print and present the coupon offered below. All you need to do is click on…

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January 2020 Director’s Message: Harbor Goals

A fisherman is silhouetted against the harbor, snowline low and visible on the mountains in the background

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We are entering a new decade, a decade that looks to be very interesting for Southern California, the nation and the world. It also looks to be a very interesting, and hopefully exciting decade for the Channel Islands Harbor. I normally use this time of year for self-reflection and goal setting.  As…

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