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Beach & Harbor Activities

The oceanfront and exquisite beaches are the shining jewels in Ventura's crown. Stretching from Surfer's Point to Ventura Harbor, the area includes surf breaks, a historic pier and promenade, San Buenaventura State Beach, the Seaward Avenue Beach District, several parks, miles of scenic bike paths, and a thriving marina.

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Channel Islands Helicopters
Channel Islands Helicopters offers breathtaking areal tours highlighting the natural beauty of California’s Central Coastline. See the Channel Islands National Park, National Marine Sanctuary, beaches, movie star homes and much more!

1701 W. 5th St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 512-1371

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Adventure Sailing Charters
Sailing the wind – it’s peaceful. The captain and crew welcome you aboard the schooner Morning Star! Luxury and real adventure – affordable and on your doorstep. Full & Half-Day Charters. Come Sail Away with Us!

Ventura Harbor Village, 1575 Spinnaker Dr., Dock D
Ventura, CA 93001
805-794-8703

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The Jolly Oyster
At The Jolly Oyster you will find the freshest oysters and clams in Southern California. That's because they come straight from our farm.

911 San Pedro St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 798-4944

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805 Waverunner Rentals
1404 Anchors Way
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 844-1694
www.805waverunner.com/locations

Jet ski and waverunner rentals....

 
Capt. Dan's Sail Channel Islands
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Capt. Dan's Sail Channel Islands
3150 S. Harbor Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: (805) 750-7828
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www.sailchannelislands.com

Day trips, overnights, weekend trips on a sailing yacht from $350.  Enjoy lunch, happy hour, dinner, or design your own cruise to the beautiful C...

Channel Islands Kayak Center
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Channel Islands Kayak Center
3600 S. Harbor Drive
Ste 213 #539
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: (805) 984-5955
Fax: (805) 984-9835
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http://www.cikayak.com

The Channel Islands are deemed one of the top Kayaking destinations on plant Earth. Crystal clear water, Sea caves, Sea lions, wildlife & more. Channe...

 
Channel Islands National Park
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Channel Islands National Park
@11 miles off coast of Ventura
Five Islands, CA 93001
Phone: 805-658-5730
http://www.nps.gov/chis

One of Ventura's most wondrous attractions, often referred to as the American Galapagos is accessible for multi-day camping trips. (14 miles off coast...

Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center
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Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center
1901 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 658-5730
Alt. Phone: (805) 658-5700
Fax: (805) 658-5799
http://www.nps.gov/chis/

Learn about the spectacular islands which lie just off of Ventura's coast at this visitor center which also features a tide pool, museum, lectures and...

 
Channel Islands Outfitters
117 B Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone: (805) 899-4925
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www.channelislandso.com

California's premier guide service for kayaking the sea caves of The Channel Islands National Park, stand-up paddle boarding SUP, wilderness medicine,...

Channel Islands Sports Fishing
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Channel Islands Sports Fishing
4151 S. Victoria Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: (805) 382-1612
http://www.channelislandssportfishing.com/

Ocean fishing. Open party trips, private charters,1/2 to 3/4 day, overnight and outer island excursions. Whale watching cruises out of the Channel Isl...

 
City of Ventura, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center
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City of Ventura, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center
Located at Marina Park
2950 Pierpont Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-643-3612
http://www.ci.ventura.ca.us/depts/comm_serv/sailing_kayak/

The Leo Robbins Sailing Center is a U.S. Sailing National award winning facility and has been a community sailing facility for over 35 years. The Sail...

Dudleys Yacht Sales
Dudleys Yacht Sales
1591 Spinnaker Dr., Pier D
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-644-9665

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Explorer Ocean Adventures
1583 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-646-0836
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http://www.explorerdiveboat.com

Charter year-round, & seasonal twilight fishing...

Fishermen's Market
1449 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-644-0169
http://www.andriasseafood.com

Fresh catch-of-the-day is offered by local fishermen selling to the general public directly off the boat at Andria's pier with on-site fillet services...

 
Island Kayakers
1867 Spinnaker Dr.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-390-8213
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http://www.islandkayakers.com

Kayaks and gear delivered to Island Packer terminals or any other location....

Island Packers
1691 Spinnaker Dr.
Suite 105B
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-642-1393
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http://www.islandpackers.com

Island Packers Cruises operates year around to the Channel Islands National Park. Half day and all day nature tours, camping, kayaking and hiking on ...

 
Marina Park
South end Pierpont Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
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This 15-acre beachfront park at the south end of Pierpont Boulevard is a great place to watch boats cruise out of the harbor, fish off the launching d...

McGrath State Beach
McGrath State Beach
South of Ventura Harbor
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 1-800-444-7275
Tollfree: 1-800-444-7275

Set between lush riverbanks of the Santa Clara River and sand dunes, McGrath is one of the best bird-watching areas in the state. A nature trail leads...

 
Momentum Surf Camp

Ventura, CA
Phone: (805)985-4929
http://www.momentumsurfcamp.com

We offer private and group lessons year round as well as a summer surf camp....

Mussel Shoals
101 North
Ventura, CA

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Ojai Angler
Lake Casitas
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 800-572-6230
Fax: (805) 640-8491
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www.ojaiangler.com

Southern California's Largest Trophy Bass Fishing Guide ServiceOpen 7 days a week year round Full day or half day trips All top of the line Rod...

Pacific Sailing
1575 Spinnaker Dr. Ste 105B-131
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 658-6508
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www.ventura-sailing.com

Located in the beautiful Ventura Harbor. Established in 1997, Pacific Sailing's goal is to offer sailing value without the expense and worry of ow...

 
Paddybex Surf School

Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-653-7873
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http://www.paddybexsurf.com

Learn to surf with expert local instruction...

Rincon Beach
Ventura/Santa Barbara County line
Exit State Beaches or Bates Rd. off Hwy. 101
Ventura, CA 93001

World class surf breaks and spectacular vistas make this a popular destination!...

 
San Buenaventura State Beach
San Buenaventura State Beach
901 San Pedro Street
Harbor Blvd., between California St. & San Pedro St. (2 entrances).
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 648-4059
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San Buenaventura State Beach encompasses two miles of pristine beach and sand dunes, great fro swimming, surfing, barbecues and picnics.  It also has ...

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Head for the Harbor!

Poke around the shops and galleries in Ventura Harbor Village, rent a pedal boat, and watch the boats head out to sea.  Stop by the Channel Islands national Park Visitor Center to learn aobut the pristine wonderland that lies just offshore.