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A Message to Our Visitors Regarding COVID-19

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  • Date June 1 - December 31, 2020
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June 1 - December 31, 2020

To our valued guests & customers,

We are excited to offer our community a public space to spend time and enjoy seaside amenities at a safe distance. Parking lots, restrooms, restaurants, and retail shops at Ventura Harbor Village are OPEN for visitors. We asked that you please be mindful and follow our Top 10 Tips to  Seaside Safely on your visit.  The sea is a healing place and we will get through this together.

Need a new mask or forgot yours to visit?  CLICK HERE for a listing of Ventura Harbor businesses where you can pick up your next mask.

We are here for you as some of your favorite Harbor restaurants offer patio dining or takeout options, curbside, online or in-store retail shopping is available, as well as activities on the water. There are also ways to engage with the harbor virtually online.

At Ventura Harbor Village your health, safety, and well being remains our top priority. As COVID-19 continues to impact our community and daily lives, we want to assure you that we are taking action on a daily basis to protect and support our customers and employees. Please do your part to Seaside Safely while visiting Ventura Harbor Village as well.

To read the latest Public Health Officer Orders for Ventura County, please click here. See below for updates in regards to amenities at the Ventura Harbor:

BEACHES – City of Ventura beaches, including Ventura Harbor beaches, are now open for passive use, such as sitting and sunbathing as long as the public maintains a safe physical distance of six feet and avoids congregating in large groups outside of their immediate household. Group activities such as volleyball, football, soccer, and other contact sports are not allowed. Click here for more information on beaches per the City of Ventura.

DINING AND RETAIL –  Click here for a listing of restaurant & market takeout options and outdoor patio diningClick here for a listing of shops. We ask that visitors confirm in advance hours of operations directly with Harbor businesses, services, and markets (as these may change daily). Kindly call ahead to place orders, keep 6ft distance from others at all times to secure the safety of everyone. A new Seaside Takeout Zone is on the Main Lawn in which you can bring chairs and/or a blanket or towel and enjoy your takeout food while looking over the boats.

BOATING – Boaters have access to the Ventura Harbor public launch ramp with new guidelines and protocols in place. Click here for launch ramp rules. Boat rentals with Ventura Boat Rentals, including kayak, stand-up paddle boards, peddle boats, boats, and electric boat rentals are open as per County allowance as is on water stand up paddle board yoga and fitness classes. Ventura Sportfishing is back open for deep sea fishing trips. Island Packers has resumed limited transportation service to the Channel Islands . Dive boats in Ventura Harbor are available to book for dive excursions. Click here for county permitted businesses – (See under “What Can I Do? What’s Open?” )

SUPPORT LOCAL – Purchasing a gift card, curbside pickup, shopping online, and booking travel in advance are other ways in which the local community can support small business for shopping, dining, entertainment, and overnight stays in the Ventura Harbor in the future. Ventura Harbor waterfront hotels are open for guests. Click here to learn how you can lend your support to small harbor businesses.

STAY CONNECTED – We invite you to stay connected to the sea, Ventura Harbor businesses, and the Channel Islands National Park from the comfort of your home. We miss having our customers and guests seaside and want to continue to share ways to stay in touch. Click here for ways to connect.

VENTURA HARBOR ADMINISTRATION – Ventura Port District closed administrative offices to the public Thursday, March 19, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Staff is still available by phone/email. Click here to read the admin update from General Manager, Brian Pendleton.

Ventura Harbor appreciates your continued support of locally-owned and operated harbor businesses as we all support each other through these uncharted times. We hope you and your family stay well.

Outdoor surfaces/restrooms continue to be regularly sanitized with increased frequency. We encourage all visitors and harbor residents to follow healthy practices and social distancing, in accordance with CDC guidelines (see below) and continue practice of safe hygiene. If you are sick, please save your visit to the Ventura Harbor until you are well.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the County of Ventura Emergency Information and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the spread of the virus.

Make it a “Day-cation!” CLICK HERE for a fun, active Day-cation Itinerary for ideas to plan your next visit!

We invite you to #shareseasidejoy on Facebook & Instagram @VenturaHarbor to share memorable moments or favorite pictures living the seaside lifestyle at Ventura Harbor or Channel Islands National Park. Now is the time to share smiles and scenic beauty as we stay at home and look forward to being together on the waterfront at Ventura Harbor Village.

Please be kind & be safe.  The sea is a healing place, and we will get through this together.

  • Date June 1 - December 31, 2020
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