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Welcome to the media center for Ventura Harbor/Ventura Port District. The media relations department of Ventura Harbor is here to assist members of the media with coverage on Harbor activities, businesses, boating, and news. The team offers a variety of services to print and electronic media.

Press materials, including the destination’s press kit and current news releases, are distributed regularly to media outlets and are available upon request. The Ventura Harbor offers a Media Visitation Program for media on assignment. We are also happy to assist qualified news, travel and lifestyle media featuring the destination by suggesting press itineraries, coordinating activities and providing media with a host of angles.

Ventura Harbor hosts media on assignment, both print and electronic, including TV crews that are interested in filming, and requires that you complete the attached form and forward back to our national public relations department for vetting and approval. Click on the PDF below to view and download the form: Ventura Harbor Media Criteria Form

For further information about Ventura Harbor, to arrange a media visit, or to request additional images, please contact the Ventura Harbor Marketing Department at (805) 477-0470 or Jennifer Talt Lundin at jtaltlundin@venturaharbor.com. You may also reach our publicist Susan Bejeckian at sbejeckian@gmail.com

Press Releases



A Taylor Swift Celebration in Ventura Harbor Village August 2023

Island Packers Announces Summer Schedule With Non-landing Excursions & Summer Whale Watching June 2023

Ventura Harbor Village Presents Summer Outdoor Movie Nights Series June 2023

Experience A New Lineup Of Events & Lively Nighttime Vibes May 2023

Summer & Fall One-Hour Evening Harbor Cruises with Island Packers April 2023

March is Mermaid Month February 2023

Congressman Carbajal Visits to Survey Storm Damage January 2023

Winter Whale Watch Trips and Island Excursions January 2023



Poinsettia Awards December 2022

Ventura Harbor Holidays November 2022

Halloween October 2022

New Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room September 2022

10th Annual Drive Electric Car Show September 2022

Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival August 2022

Outdoor Movie Nights July 2022

On the Alley Restaurant Now Open July 2022

Lifeguard Press Release May May 2022

Mermaid Month March 2022

VPD Transparency Certificate January 2022

2022 Hunga Tonga Tsunami January 2022

Ventura Port District Inks New Deal for Entertainment Venue at Ventura Harbor Village January 2022

Winter Whale Watching with Island Packers January 2022



Islans Packers Seasonal Holiday Cruises  November 2021

Holiday Boat Parade, Winter Wonderland, Santa Paddle & More  November 2021

Farm to Table Ingredients are on the Menu  September 2021

Ventura Harbor is Sea-spirational  June 2021

Ventura Shellfish Enterprise April 2021

All Things Mermaid March 2021

Final Scorpion is Open for Day Visitors and Campers February 2021

Whale Watching Opening Soon January 2021



Halloween Festivities October 2020

Hair Extensions By Shirley October 2020

Ventura Harbor Increases Sustainability August 2020

Channel Islands National Park July 2020

2020 Summer Whale Watching July 2020

Stay Calm & Cozy at Home April 2020

Island Packers New Summer Trips Press Release April 2020

Virtually Connect to Ventura Harbor, Channel Islands & Local Businesses April 2020

Ventura Harbor Village Restaurants Offering Take Out March 2020

Mermaid Month March 2020

Island Packers New Spring Trips March 2020

Valentine’s Day February 2020

Refresh Painting Project Announcement February 2020

Island Packers Whale Watching January 2020



New Years Eve Seaside December 2019

Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland December 2019

Lemon & Lei October 2019

Top This Chocolate October 2019

HOWL-O-Ween/Trick or Treat October 2019

National Seafood Month October 2019

Sea-Sational Summer June 2019

Pirates Day May 2019

Summer Dinner Cruises May 2019

Dock Improvement Project May 2019

Brian Pendleton Announced as New General Manager May 2019

5 Ways to Vacay April 2019

Oscar Pena Announces Retirement April 2019

Mermaid Month March 2019

National Clam Chowder Day February 2019

Whale Watching February 2019

Tall Ships January 2019

Warm Yourself Seaside January 2019

Ventura Harbor Facts 2019

Harbor Views Newsletters

Summer 2018

Winter & Spring 2017/2018

Summer & Fall 2017

Spring 2017


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