Kayak Launch Ramp Added to Channel Islands Harbor

Launching a kayak in the Channel Islands Harbor just got easier thanks to the installation of a new “EZ Kayak Launch” on the Ventura County Day Dock near the boat launch ramp. Visitors can access the kayak launch ramp by entering the parking area at Curlew Way and Victoria Avenue.

The installation of the kayak launch ramp expands access to the Harbor waters for kayakers. Kayakers may also continue to launch from Hobie Beach, the launch ramp, and day docks around the Harbor.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to increase access for the growing community of kayakers,” said Lyn Krieger, Ventura County Harbor Department Director. “This flexible, easy-to-use launch makes getting into a kayak easier for kayakers, from beginners to experts.”

Harbor Department maintenance staff recently installed the EZ Kayak Launch. The launch ramp features: integrated paddle notches that make launching and docking safe and easy; a V-shaped entry which centers a kayak for consistent, stable, and confident launches; and a wider format which allows visitors to launch kayaks and canoes.

Ready to launch?

Launching a kayak in the Harbor just got a little easier.

Posted by Channel Islands Harbor on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Citizen Reporter

Tuesday 10 Am

Meeting at Kiddie Beach about the kayak/paddling ban


Connie S KOrenstein

That doesn’t help those who can’t lift their kayaks to put them in the car and get them to the launch ramp. Kiddie Beach needs to be accessible to local kayakers who are only able to WALK their kayaks to a launch!

Debbie Mitchell

THAT is awesome!