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Lots to see and do... boat tours... kayak rentals.. food. Recommend Island Packers whale watch... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gloria G
New York City, New York
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It's a Harbor

There are a lot of boats big and small. You can kayak. Lots of restaurants. I like the Toppers... read more

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Oxnard, California
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Neighbor to the scenic Channel Islands, Channel Islands Harbor is a working harbor that offers fun-filled water activities for the whole family. About an hour's drive north from Los Angeles, the Harbor features several beach-lined parks and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
3900 Pelican Way, L#5200, Oxnard, CA 93035-4079
+1 805-973-5950
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All reviews farmers market electric boat channel islands paddle boarding hidden treasure nice place to walk around harbor landing restaurants including island packers pleasant place both sides whale watching brazilian restaurant moqueca well worth the visit great selection beautiful scenery
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots to see and do... boat tours... kayak rentals.. food. Recommend Island Packers whale watch or Channel Island landing cruises.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of boats big and small. You can kayak. Lots of restaurants. I like the Toppers Pizza myself. The farmers market is cool also.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaceyK
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to relax, wonderful views and warm sunshine !! There is a great farmers market there on Sundays

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The harbor and nearby beaches are a hidden treasure -- wonderful vistas and walking paths, a good range of dining choices and free parking

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to the multitude of boats, the many shops and cafes are huge draws in and of themselves. At this end of the marina/harbor, there is a cute (but aging) Food Court with a surprising pair of food booths serving very good food. Other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed December 22, 2018

This is a very scenic harbor area. As a boater, I look for amenities like cable, pump out, water hook up and power. This harbor had all of the above. Because I was on foot just enjoying an evening walk, I didn't stop to inquire...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

Loved this place. Had a great lunch and parasailing was a blast!! Awesome views. Can't wait to go back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MikeM8284
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Came on a windy day however it was clean and enjoyed being there...Parking was easy which I think was unusual

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Nice pier and port. There was a flea market the day we were there. Did a Channel Islands tour. Pleasant place

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank desperado265
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Good food and a nice place to relax, the harbor is kept clean, whale watching tours, fishing trips to channel islands, gift shops, farmers market on the weekends, and easy access to the beach, seafood is always fresh, enjoy your time and relax the way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lilia M
October 29, 2016|
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Sorry I am out of the country right now and have no idea. I would suggest calling or checking the website for details
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Montgomery, Alabama
Need a quick lunch before Wildlife Cruise (1 Reply)
We will be coming to Oxnard on Sunday for a 1:30 Wildlife Cruise with Island Packers. Can anyone recommend a restaurant for an early/quick lunch that will be convenient to the Channel Islands Harbor? We would like something casual and prefer local charm to chains. Thanks.
September 06, 2011|
Response fromCharles B|
I didn't realize that Oxnard had any "local charm"? Just what is "local charm", anyway? Chuck...
Englewood, Ohio
Help! Need road directions during I-405 closure nightmare! (17 Replies)
Apparently I've picked the wrong weekend for a visit to LA. Just found out from relatives who live in Oxnard, that there will be a CARmagedden the weekend we're visiting. Looking for help advice with routing directions according to our itinerary. Itinerary: July 14, arrive late to LAX, driving to Anaheim to overnight and visit Disneyland on Friday, July 15. July 15, after Disneyland, drive to San Pedro to overnight there, and take the Catalina Express the next day. July 16, visit...More
June 29, 2011|
Response fromswdke|
Yes, we can skip Santa Monica and dine elsewhere. Can you clarify the directions we would take from San Pedro to Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard? Also, loved the video, thanks for sharing! ;-) and thanks for your recommendations.