Celebrate Father’s Day at the Channel Islands Harbor

Celebrate Father's Day at the Channel Islands Harbor

For Father’s Day, Dad doesn’t need any more socks, ties, tools, coolers, fitness trackers, shaving kits, or Hawaiian shirts. Dad just wants a good time. From relaxation to recreation, there’s something for all Dads at the Channel Islands Harbor.

Here’s some great Harbor activities you and Dad can enjoy. (Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17, 2018 – we’re sure you didn’t forget, right?)

Go Sportfishing!

Sportfishing is one of the most classic Father’s Day activities for a reason. When else do you get to stand side-by-side with Dad and catch up on life while you enjoy the great outdoors? There are two well established sportfishing companies in the Harbor that can get you out fishing.

A large group of sportfishers hold up their catch of yellowfin tuna on the stern of their charter

Channel Islands Sportfishing offers a variety of trips available including local half-day trips, ¾ day island trips and overnight outer island trips. On Father’s Day, Dad’s ride for free if you book a ¾ day trip on the sportfishing vessel, Gentlemen. (Limited spaces left)

Hook’s Landing’s sportfishing offers half-day trips, ¾ trips, and overnight trips as well.

Wooden Boat and Classic Car Show

Father’s Day Wooden Boat and Classic Car Show

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is hosting an event specifically with Dad in mind. The event, From Tree to Sea: Father’s Day Wooden Boat and Classic Car Show, will be taking place at the museum from Noon to 6 p.m. The classic car show will take place in the parking lot and the wooden boats will grace the docks right behind the museum. The event will also feature toy boat races, games, and engaging maritime activities.

Explore the Harbor on the Water

If your Dad is an adventurer, you don’t want to visit the Harbor without getting out onto the water. Between the Channel Islands Kayak Center, Hopper Boat Rentals and Southern California Jet Skis, there are a wide range of personal water craft – electric boats, paddle boats, kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis – to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. The Harbor offers pristine views and clear water. Getting out on the water is a must.

A family group leans out of their duffy electric boat as they prepare to dock

Dine with Dad

Open-face breakfast toast with eggs and bacon, topped with fresh micro-greens

The Channel Islands Harbor includes more than a dozen places for you and Dad to eat. There’s a wide range of places to dine, so check out our restaurants page here. The Channel Islands Farmers’ Market also includes a variety of dining options too.

Fishing Derby and Family Fun

Marine Emporium Landing will host a variety of events for Father's Day. The day kicks off with a Kid's Fishing Derby on the docks complete with  weigh-in and awards. Prizes for the longest, heaviest and ugliest fish! The fun continues with contests, games, a lively Samba performance, and drawings every half-hour with prizes galore! Click here for more information.

	View from the harbor at night of the Sea Fresh Grill & Market & Raw Bar