Ventura Harbor Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Come paddle the calm waters of the Ventura Harbor and enjoy a host of activities available year-round including uncrowded beaches, sport fishing excursions, whale watching, and tours of the spectacular Channel Islands National Park. The Harbor Cove Beach is located across from the National Park Service, with lifeguard services during the summer.
CAUTION: Rip currents and the jetties make it very dangerous to swim in other areas. Kayaking and SUP paddling are favorite past time in the Ventura Harbor. Parasailing, surfing and kite boarding are also enjoyable.
Kayak anglers will find plenty to cheer about in Ventura Harbor. It is a great place to fish for Kelp Bass, Halibut, Bonito, Spotfin Croaker, Barracuda or Thresher Shark. Ventura Harbor provides anglers with unique sport fishing experiences they will never forget. In addition to kayak fishing, Ventura Harbor offers sail, power and paddle boat rentals for those who want to venture out onto the ocean blue for an exciting day of exploration. Whether harbor fishing for a record-setting catch or just heading out for a relaxing harbor journey in a kayak, fishing and paddling in Ventura Harbor delivers a one-of-a-kind ocean adventure!
Open: The launch ramp has six lanes and about 180 parking spaces. It is accessible 24-hours a day, and a parking fee applies at all times. The speed limit in the harbor and entrance channel is 5 m.p.h.
Fees: There is a fee to camp, to park, and to launch. The fee is paid at a "Pay and Display" machine located in front of the restroom. All vehicles are required to obtain and display a permit.
Harbor Facilities: The Harbor Village is thirty-three acres of entertainment and shopping that features over thirty specialty shops and restaurants, a 36-horse carousel, narrated harbor cruises, pedal boat, electric boat, and kayak rentals, sport fishing, dive shop and charters.
In addition to guided cruises, Ventura Harbor offers sail boat, power boat, and paddle boat rentals for those keen on being their own tour guide and want to venture out onto the ocean blue for an exciting day of exploration.