10 Ocean Activities in Ventura County Coast


Thinking about taking a trip to the California coast?  Ventura County Coast boasts mild temperatures all 365 days of the year.

Here’s a list of ten exciting ocean adventures you can do all 365 days of the year along Ventura County Coast!

1. Scuba Dive & Snorkel with Cal Boat Diving in Ventura


PC: @spectrediveboat 

Go for a dive under the kelp forests of the Northern Channel Islands with The Spectre Dive Boat. Scuba diving & snorkeling the waters surrounding Anacapa & Santa Cruz Islands all day long is a great way to spend an adventurous day!

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2. Ocean Wildlife Cruise With Island Packers


PC: @islandpackercruises 

Enjoy a three-hour adventure on a narrated cruise along the north shore of Anacapa Island with Island Packers. There are sightings of sea lions, seals, whales, dolphins and island birds, plus a historic lighthouse, sea caves, and kelp forests – don’t forget to bring your camera!

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3. Sail the Channel Islands


PC: @sailchannelislands 

Whether you’re an experienced sailor or looking to learn how to sail, Sail Channel Islands is the place to go. Captain Dan is always happy to lend a hand.

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4. Surf at Emma Wood State Beach

PC: @taro__chan

Located north of Ventura, Emma Wood State Beach is the perfect destination to spend with family and friends. In addition to surfing, the beach also has affordable camping, bike and hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing, restrooms, showers, and more.

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5. Jet Ski in Channel Islands Harbor


PC: @socaljetskis

Fuel your adrenaline with SoCal Jet Ski in Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Families, couples and solo jet ski riders are all welcome.

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6. Kayak in the Open Ocean


PC: @blueoceankayaking

Experience the Channel Islands like never before with an exclusive guided open-ocean kayak tour with Channel Islands Adventure Company. Choose from different kayaking tours or snorkeling adventures to explore the islands in a new way.

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7. Sport Fish in Ventura


PC: @jesse_newell_805

Ventura Sportfishing is a private sportfishing landing in Ventura, CA which includes the Amigo, the Island Spirit, the Pacific Dawn, and the Pacific Eagle sportfishing boats, experienced crews, and a variety of trips suitable for all people. There is a variety of big and unique fish to be caught in the Channel Islands waters.

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8. Whale Watch in the Channel Islands


PC: @cisportfishing

Gray and Blue whale watching tours take place in waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary. The boats depart from both the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, California.

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9. Cruise in a Venetian Gondola


PC: @gondolaparadiso

Spend a romantic and peaceful gondola ride with your loved ones. Gondola Paradiso takes you through the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA in a private gondola.

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10.  Walk the Port Hueneme Beach Pier


PC: @asyadventure

Sometimes the best way to spend time at the beach is to take a quiet walk down the pier. Port Hueneme is definitely the place to go, with few crowds, an expansive beach, and easy parking.


With so much to see and do, you are going to want to stay a while. Click here for the complete list of hotels and other places to stay in Ventura County Coast!