Posted Oct 17, 2020 | By Alejandra Cerball

Boating in Oxnard: Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Out in the Water

With pristine weather year-round, visit Oxnard any day of the week for a boating adventure.

There’s nothing quite like spending a day on the water. With pristine weather year-round, visit Oxnard any day of the week for a boating adventure. Hop on a boat to see whales on your way to Channel Islands National Park or spend the afternoon cruising in the Channel Islands Harbor.

For Boat Owners:
Keep reading for information on the fuel dock, wash ramp + boat trailer ramp, and all things boating-related in Oxnard.

Want to get on a Boat in Oxnard? Here’s how:

When it comes to water activities in Oxnard, there is no shortage of fun things to do. Here’s how you can experience Oxnard’s picturesque coastline by boat.

Hopper Boat Rentals - Get your family and friends together for an afternoon on the water. Even if you’ve never driven a boat before, you’ll get a brief overview of how to navigate these electric boats before your adventure.

Location: 2741 Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

Sunset Cruise Boat Rentals - Explore the scenic beauty and marine life of Channel Islands Harbor in an electric boat.

Location: D Dock, 1237 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

Island Packers Cruises - Island Packers visits all five islands in the Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary. Plan your trip during the whale watching season.

Location: 3600 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Related: Guide to Channel Islands National Park

Scarlett Belle - Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise at Channel Islands Harbor on a riverboat. The Scarlett Belle can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Location: 3600 Cabezone Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035

Charter a Sailboat - Marina Sailing offers sailboat and powerboat rentals and provides fishing boat and catamaran charters.

Location: 3600 Harbor Blvd #112a, Oxnard, CA 93035

Gondola Paradiso - Wow your date with a romantic evening on a Venetian gondola cruise. A professional gondolier will take you along the canals around Coral Island for an unforgettable experience.
Location: 1299 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

Related: Best Spots to Kayak in Oxnard

Boating in Oxnard

Whether you need a guest slip or want to wash your boat, here’s your guide to boating in Oxnard. The public boat launch ramp is located at 3001 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, CA 93035.

Access to the ramp is available at the Victoria Ave. and Curlew Way intersection. At the launch ramp, there is a boat and boat trailer washing station. Bring quarters!

Parking Fees:

  • Day-use fee: $13
  • Overnight (unoccupied): $19
  • Overnight (occupied): $60

For guest slips, no reservations are required for dock space. Fees are due in advance. Check-out time is at noon. You must provide a valid/current certificate of vessel numbers. The max stay is ten days. If you need to stay longer, contact the Harbormaster.

Call the Ventura County Harbor Patrol at (805) 973-5959 for more details.

Guest Slip Fees:

  • Daily rate: $1.55 per foot
  • Greater than ten days rate: $1.80 per foot
  • A keycard will be issued to all guest dock occupants. A $27 fee is required.

Boat Repairs

The Boatyard – Channel Islands is a full-service boatyard and marina for all your boating needs. Services include haul-outs, bottom painting, fiberglass and woodworking, engine and electrical work, plumbing, and more.

Anacapa Boatyard & Marine Services is a do it yourself boatyard located at the Channel Islands Harbor. Services include mast step and un-step, crane services, forklift services, towboat service, engine lifts, full bottom paint jobs, rigging, and more.

Need fuel?

Gas and diesel (no-biodiesel) are available at the fuel dock from 7 am to 5 pm daily. The fuel dock is located on the East side of the Harbor just North of the Ventura County Harbor Department offices (3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard, CA 93035). (805) 984-1081

Important Contacts

Harbor Department - 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard, CA 93035.

To contact Harbor Patrol, call (805) 973-5959. Emergency line: (805) 382-3000

U.S. Coast Guard - 4201 Victoria Ave. Oxnard, CA, 93035.

To contact the Coast Guard, call (805) 985-9822 and press “0” for the operator.

Yacht Clubs

Anacapa Yacht Club
The Anacapa Yacht Club was formed in 1967 with a primary focus on sailboat racing. This yachting organization also hosts social events and other activities.
Location: 2800 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club (PCYC)

From morning yoga to sailing on the club sailboat, this yacht club is open year-round. Members can enjoy a swimming pool and spa, a full-service dining room, and a bar.
Location: 2600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Channel Islands Yacht Club
Since 1960, this harbor-front club has hosted activities including sailboat racing, cruising, and fishing activities. Check out their social events to learn more about the club. Visitors are welcome.
Location: 4100 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035


About the Author:

Alejandra Cerball (Journalist)

Alejandra Cerball is an award-winning journalist, writer, and travel + lifestyle blogger at alexcerball.com. On her blog, Alex shares inspiration for your bucket list, packing tips, and destination guides for solo and adventure trips.

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