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Staying in or near Channel Islands

Channel Islands has no lodging within park boundaries. The only access to the park islands is by boat or seaplane, so lodging is usually only useful for the night before or after the excursion, although there are some day trips available. The mainland visitor center in Ventura is used for the distances and directions in the listings below.

Ventura overnight lodging options

The California coastal town of Ventura is the home of the Channel Islands main onshore visitor center. Many of the boats to the islands also depart from the Ventura Harbor. Ventura has a wide variety of lodging, some of which are listed below.

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Oxnard overnight lodging options

Oxnard is the town just south of Ventura along the California coast. The other main departure point for the boats to the Channel Islands is here, as well as another good selection of lodging.

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