Resources

Explore the links below to discover all the wonderful activities, dinning and boating services avalible to you in the Channel Islands Harbor.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Check out some of the exciting activities available in the harbor.

ATTRACTIONS

DINING

Mouth-watering assortment of restaurants and dining at the Harbor.

DINING

BOATING SERVICES

Everything you need to successfully service and maintain your boat.

SERVICES

Local Attractions

Whether you’re a landlubber or an active boater Channel Islands Harbor has activities suited to all sorts of interests. Here are just a few examples of fun ways to spend you days at the Harbor.

Island Packers – Island Tours

Island Packers visits all five of the islands that make up the Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary.  Please view their website for details on day trips, camping, islands activities and special trips.

Channel Islands Kayak Center

The Channel Islands Kayak Center features a host of kayaking activities, from local kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, our family friendly History and Wildlife kayak adventure tour, as well servicing rentals and guided kayak tours to the world famous Channel Islands!

Marina Sailing

Want to experience the joys of sailing without the commitment of owning a boat? Contact Marina Sailing in the Channel Islands Harbor to view their current charter boats, instructors and rates.

Jet Ski & Electric Boat Rentals

Jet Ski & Electric Boat Rentals offers their clients a variety of water activity rentals so even non-boaters can experience a fun day on the water!

Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals offers a fleet of unique land vehicles providing their clients unparalleled outdoor recreation for sightseeing, people watching, and a touch of exercise that will enhance any leisure time experience.

Channel Islands Boating Center

The Channel Islands Boating Center is a facility that provides educational and recreational opportunities for students of California State University, Channel Islands, and Ventura County residents. While the main focus of the Center is to teach boating skills and support boaters, it will also provide outreach regarding the marine environment.

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

CI Maritime Museum offers a unique presence at the Channel Islands Harbor which celebrates the essence of everything maritime including their 500 year old collection of exquisite seascape paintings and stunning ship models.

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was.

Weekly Certified Farmer’s Market

Enjoy waterside shopping at the Farmers’ Market every Sunday, rain or shine. Each week, you’ll find more than 30 farmers selling fresh-picked fruits, vegetables and flowers. There is also an assortment of baked goods, garden-related supplies as well as arts and crafts vendors offering their work for sale.

Whale Watching

Channel Islands Whale Watching offers year round fishing trips, whale watching excursions, and seafari islands tours!

Dining at the Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor is home to a wonderful assortment of restaurants and cafes. Here is just a taste of what the Harbor has to offer.

Toppers Pizza Place

Not only does Toppers Pizza offer a wonderful waterside dinning atmosphere, they have also been named the winner of the Best Pizza Category for both East & West Ventura since 2000!

Hollywood Beach Café

One of the newest restaurants to open in the harbor, Hollywood Beach Café has become a local hot spot for all things Breakfast and Lunch!

Spudnuts

Spudnuts, named for using potato flour in their recipes, is a great morning pit-stop on your way to the harbor.

The Italian Job

Quaint trattoria with a cozy patio offers a wide range of Italian standards, daily specials & wine.

The Lookout Bar & Grill

Parking Lot parking. Specialties: Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Services: Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good for Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Waiter Service and Outdoor Seating.

Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut

Operating in the Harbor since 1974, Mrs. Olson’s has become one of the premier breakfast destinations in all of Ventura County! Come enjoy a hearty meal at their new location in the Harbor Landing.

Harbor Mart Deli & Wine

Harbor Mart functions as both a convenience store with a large selection of Wine, Beer & Liquor, as well as a continental deli, Persian food and gyros!

Sea Fresh Channel Islands

Family owned since 1985, Sea Fresh has been one of the go-to spots for our staff at VMP. Conveniently located at the Marina Emporium Landing, Sea Fresh offers a huge menu and beverage selection so there is something for everyone!

Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

Located upstairs in the Maine Emporium Landing, Moqueca’s offers world class Brazilian food and national drink specials.  There’s no better place in the Harbor to enjoy exotic cuisines with a beautiful view of the harbor.

The Waterside

The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar offers a lovely dining experience right on the water’s edge. They are committed to offering customers classically inspired dishes, using only the finest and freshest quality ingredients sourced locally. Join them on Sundays for their famous Sunday Brunch featuring flowing mimosas!

Honey Cup Coffee

Locally owned and operated, Honey Cup serves specialty organic coffee & tea drinks, smoothies, breakfast, lunch, baked goods and even gelato!!

Boating Services

West Marine

Western Marine Company is a distributor of marine parts and accessories serving wholesale customers throughout Canada. We carry an extensive inventory of over 35,000 items from more than 350 manufacturers around the world, and supply to customers in both the commercial and recreational marine sectors.

Anacapa Boat Yard

Anacapa Boat Yard is a historic facility that has been operating since the 1960’s and still holds its commitment to be the Friendliest Boatyard. Around! It offers both a yard and chandlery to serve the many do-it-yourself boat owners, contractors, and local boaters all can take advantage of the convenience and family atmosphere this yard provides.

The BoatYard

The BoatYard at Channel Islands is the newest full-service boat yard and marina in the harbor. Their goal is to focus on providing the highest level of personal service to every customer. Their staff includes licensed USCG Captains with decades of boating experience and local knowledge.

Fuel Dock & Pump Out Station

Fuel and pump out station available by water or by land.

Coast Guard Station

Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor is a multi-mission unit that conducts Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Maritime Law Enforcement, Counter Drug & Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations, Marine Environmental Protection and Boating Safety from Point Dume, CA to Point Conception, CA, and out 50 nautical miles.

Sportsfishing Center

Channel Islands Sportfishing (CISCOS) is proud to offer premier, affordable charters, having one of the largest and most impressive fleets along the Ventura and Channel Islands Coast!

Hooks Landing

Hooks Sportfishing is a 4th generation family operated business that specializes in providing the finest in saltwater sport fishing experiences in the Channel Islands.  They offer open party and private charter trips for all occasions.

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is conveniently located right down the street in the Ralph’s Shopping Center, and offers all the basic household tools & supplies.