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    Island Packers Announces Holiday Cruises for 2022 Parade of Lights, Harbor Lights, Holiday Parties & Seasonal Whale Watching

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    (VENTURA, CA) Just in time for the holidays, Island Packers, the official boat concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park, with daily departures to the Channel Islands from Ventura Harbor Village, will be offering seasonal cruises for family and friends, as well as group functions. Ventura Harbor Holiday Cruises and Whale Watching trips are splendid ways to celebrate the winter season. (Masks are optional). An array of holiday options include the following:

    Photo Courtesy of Island Packers
    Photo Courtesy of Island Packers


    One-hour Holiday Lights Harbor Cruise in Ventura Harbor on select dates between 12/07 – 12/23. Cruise of the Ventura Keys to view decorated waterfront homes and listen to seasonal music. Dates are December 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23. The fare is $18 per adult, $16 per senior (55+), and $12 per child.

    Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights Cruise and Fireworks: 12/16 and 12/17. Cruises depart at 5:45, 6:00, & 6:15 pm. They are approximately 2 ½ hours, Boat stages to watch the parade, cruise the harbor to view holiday lights (excludes the Ventura Keys due to boat traffic), and ends with a fireworks display (weather permitting). Fare is $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $28 for children under 12. Group rates are available.

    Winter Whale Watching starting 12/26 and runs through mid-April: This is an annual event to see the Gray Whales up close and personal aboard a comfortable catamaran.

    Gift Certificates Available: Find the perfect gift for family or friends. Certificates for a Holiday Harbor Cruise, Whale Watch, Hike for the Day, Camp or Kayak, to the Channel Islands National Park. To purchase, call or visit our Ventura office.

    About Island Packers:

    Island Packers is the authorized concessionaire servicing the Channel Islands National Park and has been family-owned and operated since 1968.For information, reservations or to purchase gift certificates: Visit, call 805-642-1393, or visit Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 105B, in Ventura Harbor Village for great stocking stuffers!

    About Ventura Harbor Village:

    Situated along the picturesque California Central Coast, endowed with breathtaking views, Ventura Harbor Village also offers visitors an escape for coastal visitors and residents. This waterfront attraction boasts seaside dining, coastal shopping & boutiques, galleries, wine tasting, pampering services, on the water rentals, entertainment venues, live music, sweet treats, dog-friendly facilities, soft adventure, and spectacular beaches with sunset views of the Pacific coastline. Home to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, (open daily with free admission, within walking distance to the Village), this stunning national park center

    features its own viewing tower, exhibits, movie theater, and bookstore.

    It is here that visitors can learn more about exploring the Channel Islands for world-class island diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, sea cave exploration, photography, camping and wildlife viewing via Island Packers and a number of local outfitters.

    Ventura Harbor is 20 miles from Santa Barbara and is 60 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. It is accessible in just minutes from scenic US Highway 101/Highway1 and via the 126 from the 5 Freeway.

    For additional visitor information, contact Ventura Harbor Village at (805) 477-0470, or visit Ventura Harbor Village is located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura. Post, share, and like @VenturaHarbor


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