Sunshine and sea breezes is what Oxnard is all about! The Pacific Ocean offers up fun and adventure to those seeking an oceanic experience. From kayaking, stand-up-paddle boarding, whale watching, sport fishing, and much more, there is no shortage of excitement to be had. Our year-round coastal climate allows for these activities to take place at all times, so get out there and see what amazing things our beautiful planet has to offer.
Here are a few local vendors we would recommend:
Set off on an adventure-filled voyage with Island Packers. There are two seasons each year when they go out into the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to view the larger of the marine mammals: The Pacific Gray Whales, Humpbacks and Blue Whales.
Channel Islands Harbor Rentals:
Hire single and double kayaks from as little as $25 for a half day of use at Channel Islands Harbor Rentals. Bring the whole family for a relaxing day of paddling around the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor! You’ll find them conveniently located in the Channel Islands Harbor.
Ventura Dive & Sport:
Ventura Dive & Sport is the only dive center in the state of California that is totally self-sufficient in terms of offering all levels of diver-training (from beginner to instructor). With an on-site heated pool and the added bonus of a state-of-the-art dive boat docked within a stone's throw, it’s the perfect location to improve your diving skills.