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

Year-Round Boating Adventures in Oxnard

There’s nothing quite like spending the day boating in Oxnard. 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.

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Boat Rentals

Find the Perfect Vessel for Your Oxnard Adventure


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

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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.
: 3600 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Related: Guide to Channel Islands National Park

Marina Sailing
- Offering everything from sail boat to power boat rentals and provides fishing boat and catamaran charters.
: 3600 Harbor Blvd #112a, Oxnard, CA 93035

Scarlett Belle - Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise at Channel Islands Harbor on a riverboat. The Scarlett Belle can accommodate up to 150 guests.
: 3600 Cabezone Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035

SoCal Jet Skis
- Electric boat rentals from Marine Emporium Landing, plus SeaDoo and bicycle rentals too!
: 3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Channel Islands Sportfishing - Sportboat deep sea fishing charters providing access to the renown fishing around the Northern Channel Islands.
: 4151 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

Channel Islands Whale Watching
- Whale Watching tours in the pristine waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary.
: 4151 S. Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

Related: Whale Watching in Oxnard

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.
: 1299 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

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Sunset Cruise Boat Rentals - Explore the scenic beauty and marine life of Channel Islands Harbor in an electric boat.
: D Dock, 1237 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA 93035

Related: Best Spots to Kayak in Oxnard

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

Hook's Landing - Offering a variety of sportfishing excursions and private charters aboard the New Hustler, Coroloma & Estella. Location: 3600 Harbor Blvd Ste 115, Oxnard, CA 93035

For Boat Owners

Discover Essential Boating Services in Oxnard

Get prepared to Sail the Sea

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
Stay on dry land at the marina - book your room at Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor

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 in Oxnard

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 Boat Fuel in Oxnard?

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

Yacht Clubs

Experience the Luxury of Oxnard's Top 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

PCYC Dining Room

Boating Education

Take Lessons to Take to the Seas

Navigating the Waters

Equip yourself with essential boating skills and safety tips. Discover comprehensive boating education resources in Oxnard, ensuring your adventures are safe, enjoyable, and informed.

Photo by Jim Knowlton

Pacific Corinthian Youth Foundation – A summer sailing camp which consists of 10 days of comprehensive training, designed to nurture sailing skills, foster an appreciation for the outdoors, and have fun.
: 2600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Channel Islands Boating Center
– An education center as well as a summer camp teaching sailing, boating, rowing skills and the marine environment in the area.
: 3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035

Marina Sailing - Dubbed “one of the best bargains in Southern California”, a sailing course offering basic and intermediate instructions to operate 25-30 ft sailboats in just ten lessons.
: 3600 Harbor Blvd #112a, Oxnard, CA 93035

Sail Channel Islands
- An at your own pace school for sailing providing you with one on one time with the instructor and the environment to build confidence on the water and sail competently.
: 3150 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

805 Rowing Club - A rowing course geared towards high school students, developing their athletics along with their physical and mental strength while they work as a team establishing a sense of confidence and commitment.
: 4202 South Victoria Avenue, Oxnard, California

Channel Islands Yacht Club
- Provides it’s members with the opportunity of maritime educational programs.
: 4100 Harbor Boulevard, Channel Islands Harbor, CA 93035

Reel Guppy Outdoors - A Maritime education program geared to empower and inspire the youth through learning how to fish.

Location: 2741 Victoria Ave, Suite D, Oxnard, CA 93035

Mystic Whaler Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Rowing Club - A comprehensive training program and summer camp providing middle and high school students with the ability and opportunity to compete in team rowing while also establishing self confidence and commitment. Adult lessons offered as well.
: 3141 S Victoria Blvd, Oxnard CA, 93035​

Central Coast Ocean Adventures - A service providing experiential teachings of nautical skills through lived experience to deepen and strengthen one’s understanding of the sailing environment aboard a 110 ft. Schooner perfectly preserved.
: Public Dock, Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA, United State

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Important Contacts in Oxnard

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.