February 2024 Director’s Message

As we start the month of February, I am excited to share the latest update on our ongoing efforts to revitalize Fisherman’s Wharf, a property that holds immense significance for the Channel Islands Harbor. To catch you up to speed, Robert Dahl, a Germany-based strawberry farmer and developer, entered into a 12-month Exclusive Right to…

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What’s on Tap for Channel Islands Harbor Events in 2024?

Channel Islands Harbor is gearing up for a year of unforgettable events in 2024. Whether you’re a car enthusiast, a music lover, or someone who enjoys the magic of fireworks and holiday festivities, the Harbor has something special in store for you. Mark your calendars, plan your road trip or staycation in advance, and get…

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

Whale Watching Off Ventura County Coast Earns Worldclass Designation

Whale watching off the Ventura County coast in the Santa Barbara Channel has earned a worldclass designation. Thanks to the work of a group of local whale enthusiasts, the Santa Barbara Channel has recently achieved a prestigious milestone by being designated as the 9th Whale Heritage Area in the world. Here are the nine designated…

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Developer Seeks Feedback on Fisherman’s Wharf Concept

(1/23/2024) Editor’s Note: All workshops have concluded. If you would like to communicate with the developer’s representative, please email at Axel Stelter at A developer will host a series of workshops in January 2024 to seek community feedback on an updated draft concept to revitalize Fisherman’s Wharf at the Channel Islands Harbor. Robert Dahl,…

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January 2024 Director’s Message

As we dive into the promising waters of 2024, I am honored and excited to extend my heartfelt greetings to each one of you. The Channel Islands Harbor has always been a vibrant hub of maritime activity, community spirit, and natural beauty, and I’m thrilled to continue leading the Ventura County Harbor Department during this…

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57th Annual Parade of Lights Winners Announced

More than 50 vessels took to the water at the 57th Annual Parade of Lights but only one took home the Sweepstakes prize, an award that goes to the entry with the highest overall score at the parade. This year’s theme was Santa’s Workshop and the winning vessel, entered by Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, didn’t…

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