Launch Ramp

Ventura Harbor Public Launch Ramp is available for recreational boaters, kayakers, and paddle boarders to launch safely and enjoy the harbor waters.

  • Convenient location adjacent to a fuel and bait dock
  • Easy access to the open ocean
  • Conveniently located across from Ventura Port District’s Dry Boat Storage
  • Boat Wash Down amenities ($)
  • Restrooms on site

Launch Ramp Use & Rules

The launch ramp has six lanes and about 180 parking spaces. It is accessible 24-hours a day, and a parking fee applies at all times. The fee is paid at a “Pay and Display” machine located in front of the restroom. All vehicles are required to obtain and display a permit. Please see rates below. NOTE – There are no discounts for multiple days but we allow up them to purchase a pass up to 14 days.

Launch Ramp Parking Rates:

Parking with Vehicle & Trailer Rates
1 Hour ParkingFREE
2 Hour Parking$6
4 Hour Parking$8
24 Hour Parking$10
Dry Storage Tenant Annual Parking Pass$75
Annual Parking Pass$150

The Ventura Port District and Division of Boating and Waterways recognize that there is a “design-related” traffic flow issue at the western-most ramp. We are working together to identify a cost-effective solution. The Port District believes the best long-term solution is to redesign the parking lot as shown below.

Launch Ramp Parking Lot Proposal Drawing