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1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001-4354
Visitor Center: 805.658.5730
Camping Permits: 805.658.5711
Channel Islands Website

The Channel Islands Visitor Center is located in Ventura Harbor and is a wonderful launching point for the Islands.  The visitor's center offers some wonderful exhibits on the flora and fauna of the island, a graphic relief map of each of the islands and an observation tower that provides an excellent view of the entire harbor.

The Islands, which you can usually see from the tower, barring any marine layer, of course.  You can enjoy a number of activities on the islands: SCUBA diving, snorkeling, swimming, bird watching, kayaking, whale watching, and sailing. On the islands, one may camp, hike, picnic, and explore tide pools, isolated beaches, and rugged canyons. Park naturalists conduct interpretive hikes on the islands throughout the year.

Island Packers is the official watergoing transportation provider for the islands.

Channel Islands Aviation is the official airgoing transportation provider for the islands.