VENTURA, CA — This holiday season, Island Packers will be offering seasonal cruises for family and friends, as well as group functions. Ventura Harbor Holiday Cruises and Whale Watching trips are splendid ways to celebrate the winter season.

Options include:

·         One-hour Holiday Lights Harbor Cruise in Ventura Harbor on select dates through 12/23 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Cruise of the Ventura Keys to view decorated waterfront homes and listen to seasonal music.  Dates are December 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23. The fare is $20 per adult, $18 per senior (55+), and $14 per child. 

·         Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights Cruise and Fireworks: 12/15 and 12/16. Cruises depart at 5:45, 6:00, & 6:15pm. They are approximately 2 ½ hours, Boat stages to watch the parade, cruise the harbor to view holiday lights (excludes the Ventura Keys due to boat traffic), and ends with a fireworks display (weather permitting).  The fare is $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $28 for children under 12. Group rates are available.

·         Winter Whale Watching starts 12/26 and runs through mid-April: This is an annual event to see the Gray Whales up close and personal aboard a comfortable catamaran. 

·         Gift Certificates Available:  Find the perfect gift for family or friends.  Certificates for a Holiday Harbor Cruise, Whale Watch, Hike for the Day, Camp or Kayak, to the Channel Islands National Park.  To purchase call or visit our Ventura office.

For information, reservations or to purchase gift certificates: Visit, call 805-642-1393, or visit Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 105B, in Ventura Harbor Village for great stocking stuffers!

About Ventura Harbor Village:

Situated along the picturesque California Central Coast, endowed with breathtaking views, Ventura Harbor Village is the waterfront seaside attraction in the Ventura Harbor, bordered by the City of Ventura on three sides and the Pacific Ocean on the West. Ventura Harbor is 20  miles from Santa Barbara and is 60 miles from Los Angeles and just minutes off scenic US Highway 1 and 101.  The Ventura Harbor offers several sandy beaches for beach-goers, and wide open spaces for boating & recreation. The Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center makes it home in Ventura Harbor.  

For a complete schedule of holiday events and entertainment and additional visitor information, contact Ventura Harbor Village at 805-477-0470, or visit  Ventura Harbor Village is located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura, CA 93001. Post, share, and like @VenturaHarbor  

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