About - Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor is located on the west coast in Oxnard, California. This Ventura County city is great place for tourist or vacations because it .has a convenient location between Malibu and Santa Barbara. With this Southern California Pacific Coast location it has one of the most ideal climates in the world. It's the closest harbor to the Channel Islands, with Anacapa Island only 10 1/2 miles and Santa Cruz only 14 miles away by boat. This makes the shortest distance on the Pacific Ocean, for small craft recreational boats, commercial charter boats or yachts to the Channel Islands. Many differant types of boats port in the harbor including sports fishing, diving, island tours, sailboats, yachts, commercial and whale watching.

Recreational Activities

Recreational activities including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rowing, swimming, and sailing. To accommodate these activities rental shops available for your needs to enjoy the harbor. You can also bring your own boat, water toys or just enjoy a day in a park. There is a boat launch and public docks in the harbor. This is truly a recreational park that can't be matched.


For dining there are numerous restaurants around the harbor where you can arrive by boat or car. The atmosphere is great with tables overlooking the water and marinas. Members of yacht clubs there is also several yacht clubs around too. Night clubs come alive at night with music and entertainment so don't be in a hurry to leave to early.


Located at Channel Islands Harbor you will find 11 Marinas, 3 Dry Storage and 2 Boatyards. 25-66 If you looking for a place to keep your boat or yacht there is a lot of marinas, dry storage or even houses on the water with theirs own dock.


For educational purposes there is the Boating Center, Maritime Museums, Oxnard College Marine and the Elite Live Theater. Sailing, swimming, surfing, and other water sport lessons are also available.

Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishing marinas are available with loading docks for the wholesalers to unload and buy your catch. On Saturdays sell or visit the fish and farmers market.

Boat Services

Boating services including boat yards, mechanics, chandleries, marinas, and fuel dock all conveniently located for your needs.


Ventura's volunteers to help populate the Sea bass population back to the ocean to ensure good fishing for generations to come.

Goverment Agencies

Government agencies such as Harbor Patrol, Coast Guard, and Fire Department are here for your safety. Have fun and be safe!