Channel Islands, California


Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was.

Channel Islands


Latitude: 34 degrees, 09’4″N, 119 degrees, 13’6″W  |  Chart:  18725

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Service Phone Hours Contact
Harbor Patrol 805.382.3007 24 HOURS x
Emergency Line 805.382.3000 24 HOURS x
VHF Radio Channel 16, 12, and 73 24 HOURS x

Guest Slips

Available through reciprocity at the Yacht Clubs, through the various marinas and through Ventura County or Harbor Patrol. The Harbor Patrol has 70 transients slips and can be raised on VHF Channel 16 (reservations at 805/382-3007), the slips at the Peninsula Park Guest Dock and the East Bank Guest Dock both have electricity, water and shower/restroom facilities.

Rates (No Refunds)
Daily rate: .75 cents per foot
Maximum stay is 10 days.
Additional days may be authorized by the Harbormaster.
Greater than 10 days rate:
.85 cents per foot
(Harbormaster¹s approval with insurance with the following: 1) a letter addressed to the Harbormaster requesting an additional stay and 2) insurance naming the County of Ventura “as additionally insured” & minimum liability coverage in the amount of $100,000.
Shore power cords: Minimum 12 gauge wire.
Parking when not in guest slip: Day Use $5.00
Overnight $10.00 Overnight Occupied $20.00

Marine Facilities

Launch Ramp
The public boat ramp is south of Channel Islands Boulevard. on Victoria Avenue. There is no fee to launch and there are boat washing facilities, parking for cars and boat trailers, restroom facilities, showers and guest docks are located nearby. Parking is $2 a day, overnight parking is $5 and this is one of the few places that allows overnight vehicle occupancy for $12 a night.
Pump Out Stations
Pump out facilities are located at both of the guest docks and are maintained by Ventura County
Fuel Dock
The fuel dock is located at the end of the Navy Pier
Bait & Ice
No information at this time.

Harbor Information

Channel Island Harbor is located 5.8 miles southeast of Ventura Harbor and 1 mile northwest of Port Hueneme. There is a privately maintained lighted buoy about 1.1 nm west of the striped 209 foot stack that is .6 nm north of Mandalay Beach with a flashing red light atop the stack. About .3 nm east of the the lighted buoy are 3 or 4 mooring buoys for the submarine pipeline running from shore.

There may be shoaling to the southeast of the south jetty at any time. Exercise care when approaching the harbor from the South, especially at night. The entrance is between two jetties, protected by an offshore breakwater, both lighted, turns to the north and continues to a “Y” with both resulting channels ending at bridges that separate the main harbor from the “resident” docks. In December 1994, the controlling depth was 18 feet (19 feet at midchannel) in the entrance channel. A 147*51′ – 327*51′ measured nautical mile is off the breakwater and beach just N of the harbor entrance. The S range is marked by the breakwater S light and the S jetty light. The N range is marked by less visible poles on the beach.
There is a fog horn on the seaward end of the south jetty.


Pacific Corinthian Marina
2610 South Harbor Blvd.
Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard)
California 93035
(805) 984-2847
VHF Channel 16 And 69
Dockmaster: Mike Coello
(vessels must meet standards set by marina)

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