A boat draped in purple and white Christmas lights cruises the harbor at the Oxnard Parade of Lights

Registration Open for 56th Annual Parade of Lights

Registration is open for boaters interested in participating in the Channel Islands Harbor’s 56th Annual Parade of Lights. “Let It Glow” will be the theme for this year’s parade. The event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Download the entry forms here: 2022 Parade of Lights Entry Form The…

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Harbor Department to Recommend Negotiations With Developer for Fisherman’s Wharf

Ventura County Harbor Department officials announced today it will recommend to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in December 2022 to enter into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate (ERN) with a development group who proposes to transform Fisherman’s Wharf at the Channel Islands Harbor into Karl’s Adventure Village. The development is proposed by Robert Dahl,…

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November 2022 Director’s Message

We at the Ventura County Harbor Department take great pride in offering recreational, business, and tourism opportunities to the local community and visitors. That was evident this past weekend when the Harbor Department introduced the inaugural Parade of Frights, a Halloween-themed boat parade that also included landside activities prior to the event. Hundreds of families…

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Booths and buffet at Toppers Pizza

Harbor Businesses Win Top Honors in Best of Ventura County 2022 Contest

Seven Channel Islands Harbor businesses, a nearby beach dive bar, and a local legendary musician scored top honors in the VC Reporter’s 37th Annual Best of Ventura County. The VC Reporter asked readers to take a poll and rate their top choices in more than 150 categories, which included located businesses, professional services, places to…

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Dredging at the Channel Islands Harbor; Project Scheduled to be Complete by February 2023

Navigating the Channel Islands Harbor will continue to be safe and downcoast beaches will receive an influx of much-needed sand thanks to a dredging project that is underway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is a 24/7 operation; however, land operating hours – the use of heavy equipment from the project on land –…

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October 2022 Director’s Message

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 hear about what they would like to see in the Harbor.  I get asked a lot about what’s going to happen next with various parcels,…

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