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Ancient Sea Cow Fossil Returns to the Mainland from the Channel Islands

The fossil of an extinct species of sea cow discovered on Santa Rosa Island in 2017 returned to the mainland this week, millions of years after its journey to the island.…

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Brian Pendleton Promoted to Deputy GM

The Ventura Port District announces the promotion of Brian Pendleton to Deputy General Manager. Hired in June 2015 as Business Operations Manager for the District ─ home to Ventura Harbor and…

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Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Site Selection

On September 12, 2018 at 7:00PM the Ventura Port District Board of Port Commissioners will convene in Open Session at the Four Point Sheraton Ballroom, 1050 Schooner Drive, for its Regular…

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Ventura Art & Street Painting Festvial

 Seaside Street Painters & Art Vendors Line the Waterfront for 10th Annual Event at Ventura Harbor Village 10th Annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival,  the premier chalk art event in…

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Rock on the Dock 2018

Rock on the Dock Concert Series returns to the seaside attraction at Ventura Harbor Village with rock-n-roll, funk, and popular favorites showcased on Saturdays through September from 3-6pm. The line-up of…

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Ventura Port District sets sights on $4.5 million dock replacement project

Board of Port Commissioners acquire loan through private bank and review agreement for professional services by Noble Consultants. With a vision for a renewed Ventura Harbor Village on the horizon, Ventura Board…

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Ventura Port District Welcomes New Commissioner Getchell & Chairman Ashworth Reappointed

Ventura environmental attorney Jean Getchell has been appointed to complete the last year of Commissioner Nikos Valance’s term on the Ventura Board of Port Commissioners. The five-member board governs the Ventura…

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Soak in Summer Fun with Waterfront Wednesdays!

Escape the heat this summer from dawn to dusk for a midweek seaside sojourn to Ventura Harbor Village as it kicks off its annual Waterfront Wednesdays every Wednesday in July and…

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Lifeguards Return to Ventura Harbor Beaches for Summer

Daily lifeguard services begin Memorial Day weekend at all Ventura Harbor beaches off Spinnaker Drive. Unanimously approved for 2018 by the Board of Port Commissioners, these services are funded by the Ventura Port…

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Half a Century Service by Island Packers to the Channel Islands

For a half a century, and through three generations of the Connally family, Island Packers has been providing visitor service to the Channel Islands. Inspired with a vision to share the…

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Expansion starts on 40-new guest room at Holiday Inn Express & Suites

The scenic Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel at Ventura Harbor Resort announces the start of construction on a 40 new guest room expansion to feature ocean views and guest amenities.…

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Portside Ventura Harbor to Start Leasing in Summer 2018

The First New Major Development in the Harbor in Three Decades Will Feature Best-In-Class Apartment Residences, Live/Work Units, Shopping, Dining and Outdoor Recreation   VENTURA, Calif. (April 16, 2018) – Portside…

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Plans for Sustainable Mussel Farm off Ventura Coast Move Forward

The Ventura Port District is moving ahead with a new project to farm mussels in the ocean off Ventura, an endeavor that would expand sustainable aquaculture and bring diversification and new…

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Ribbon Cutting in Celebration of Beautification Project

The Ventura Harbor Village beautification and revitalization project features a new Channel Islands Plaza and a Kelp Corridor as the first phase of the Village Master Plan intended to be the…

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Tall Ships visit Ventura Harbor 2018

Back by popular demand, Tall Ships, Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, commence their annual voyage along the California coast and sail into Ventura Harbor on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at noon…

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Ventura Harbor Dredging Underway in February & March 2018

Ventura Harbor remains open to all boaters while dredging takes place The annual Harbor dredging in 2018 that keeps Ventura Harbor open and safe for boaters will take place in February…

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Seabin Project

We are honored to announce the Seabin Project has partnered with Safe Harbor. With 64 marinas owned (including Ventura Isle Marina right here in Ventura Harbor), Safe Harbor plans to install…

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Holiday Happenings

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM SEASIDE VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE Holiday Festivities Continue on the Ventura Harbor Waterfront in December New Holiday Happenings Added! Seaside Santa Paddle, Parade of Lights, Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace, Letters…

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Several Hundred Tons of Squid offloaded in Ventura Harbor

Ventura Harbor saw a haul of around 300 to 400 tons of squid Tuesday morning, which harbor officials say is a good sign. Article by TYLER HERSKO for the Ventura County…

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Harbor Projects in Progress

We’re excited to share our current and upcoming projects throughout the Ventura Harbor with you! Check back regularly for updates on the projects we have in motion. For all current and…

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Mermaid Greets Visitors to Ventura Harbor

An elegant bronze mermaid playing the cello welcomes fishermen to Ventura Harbor thanks to the generous donation by Camarillo resident Alec Benke. A sister statue – a mermaid playing a fl…

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Port District Welcomes New Commissioner

Chris Stephens, Director of the Ventura County Resource Management Agency, has been appointed as the new commissioner for the Ventura Port District. He replaces Commissioner Bruce Smith. “There are many exciting…

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Surplus Property Sale!

On Friday, August 18, 2017, the Ventura Port District will be hosting a surplus property sale. From 10AM-Noon, sealed bids for items with an approximate value over $500 will be opened. At 1PM, items with an approximate value of less than $500 will be for sale.

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New Hotel and “Adventure Lodge” Ok’d

Two exciting new development projects are underway that offer Ventura visitors additional opportunities to stay oceanside. A boutique, family-oriented hotel is proposed on the end of Spinnaker Drive facing the Harbor…

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Channel Islands National Park

The Channel Islands National Park, referred to as “The American Galapagos,” encompasses five remarkable and remote islands right off the Ventura coast: Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara. The Channel Islands and encircling waters are home to over 2,000 plants and animals

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Portside Ventura Harbor Breaks Ground

The Ventura Port District Board of Port Commissioners has given a green light to the first new major development at Ventura Harbor in three decades, approving an exciting plan to build waterfront apartments, commercial space, a waterfront park and a marina, among other great amenities for public use…

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Ventura Harbor Village Beautification Project

The Ventura Port District is proud to announce the launch of the third phase of its Harbor Village Beautification Project. The work, which began the first week of January 2017, will include many new and attractive improvements to Ventura Harbor Village.

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Adventure & Lore Seaside Historical Tall Ships Sail into Ventura Harbor

VENTURA, Calif. –Tall Ships, Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, commence their annual voyage along the California coast and sail into Ventura Harbor on Wednesday, January 25, 2017…

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