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The Honk Wave is Coming to an End May 30th

The Honk Wave is Coming to an End May 30th

To Our Channel Islands Neighbors, When the Honk and Wave began it was our goal to continue with it until the county opened up retail and restaurants. It was also our goal to bring some type of normalcy to our friends and neighbors, put a smile on their faces, and to let them know they […]

Recreational Rental Businesses Reopen at Channel Islands Harbor

Recreational Rental Businesses Reopen at Channel Islands Harbor

Recreational rental businesses at the Channel Islands Harbor received the go-ahead from the County of Ventura’s Health Officer to operate. Visitors seeking to rent boats, kayaks, standup paddle boards, electric boats, jet skis, and bicycles will be able to do so immediately.   Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County Public Health Officer, amended the Stay Safe at […]

Small Business Spotlight | Gondola Paradiso -Venetian Gondola

Small Business Spotlight |  Gondola Paradiso -Venetian Gondola

We are Gondola Paradiso and we offer Venetian Gondola styled cruises though the Oxnard portion of Channel Islands Harbor. Our web site is GondolaParadiso.com. Gondola rides are a great way to relax and spend time with people, whether that is just a couple alone or a group of family or friends. We adhere to social […]

Harbor Boat Parade Leaves “Stay at Home” & “Social Distancing” in Its Wake

Harbor Boat Parade Leaves “Stay at Home” & “Social Distancing” in Its Wake

By George Miller What has turned into an ad hoc weekly Channel Islands Harbor Pandemic small boat parade continued Saturday afternoon- bigger and better than ever. Although the boats weren’t as large and grand as those in the annual yacht clubs sponsored Christmas Parade of Lights, they were far more numerous- dozens and dozens and […]

Channel Islands Harbor Fireworks Fundraiser Benefits Healthcare Workers

Channel Islands Harbor Fireworks Fundraiser Benefits Healthcare Workers

Funds originally raised in a GoFundMe campaign to support the Channel Islands Harbor’s July 4th Fireworks Show have been donated to purchase protective equipment and supplies for Ventura County healthcare workers. The Channel Islands Harbor Lessees Association launched a GoFundMe campaign early this year to support the Harbor’s 4th of July event. Nearly $5,000 was […]

Channel Islands Harbor Launch Ramp to Reopen with Guidelines

Channel Islands Harbor Launch Ramp to Reopen with Guidelines

Boaters will have access to the launch ramp at the Channel Islands Harbor starting Friday, April 24, 2020 with new guidelines in place, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced. Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the boat launch ramp will reopen under the following conditions and protocols: The hours of the launch ramp and parking […]

Channel Islands Harbor Easter “Honk ‘N Wave Flash Mob” Boat Parade

Channel Islands Harbor Easter “Honk ‘N Wave Flash Mob” Boat Parade

    By George Miller Some enterprising folks staged a Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard) Easter small boat “Honk “N Wave Flash Mob” parade on Saturday afternoon. Dozens – an estimated at least 70 (that’s more than the Christmas Parade of Lights) – of mostly small, mostly electric, boats swarmed around the harbor. A good time […]

Director’s Message, Support Harbor Dining Options, Stay Engaged 😍

Director’s Message, Support Harbor Dining Options, Stay Engaged 😍

  Director’s Message – April 2020 In his latest message, Director Sandoval discusses the impacts COVID-19 has had at the Harbor. Learn More Local Delivery & To-Go Options If you’re local and looking for a bite to eat, Channel Islands Harbor has you covered. Many of our restaurants are offering delivery and pick-up options to […]

Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor Cancelled due to Funding

Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor Cancelled due to Funding

The annual Fireworks by the Sea Fourth of July fireworks show at the Channel Islands Harbor will not take place this Fourth of July.  The funding for the fireworks show and related police costs was in question due to the elimination of the City of Oxnard funding which covered roughly half the cost of the […]

Event Cancelled: Celebration of the Whales at Channel Islands Harbor

Event Cancelled: Celebration of the Whales at Channel Islands Harbor

UPDATE: With the continued expansion of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the safety of the public in mind, the Channel Islands Harbor has decided to cancel the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Whales event, scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020. According to Governor Gavin Newsom, California’s public health experts determined March 11, 2020 that gatherings should be […]