Dad doesn’t want new socks, shoes, shirts, or a coffee mug this Father’s Day. He wants an adventure. Check out the wide array of activities you can do with Dad. You’re welcome.
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 that you and Dad will remember for a lifetime.
There’s no better way to create a memory with Dad than hovering 800ft (or 1,000ft) above the Pacific Ocean with Channel Islands Parasail. Guests launch right from the boat and into the clear blue skies, capturing views of the Ventura County coastline that cannot be gotten any other way!
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.
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.
Dine with Dad
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.
Editor’s Note: this story was published on June 12, 2020.