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Summer Fun: Whale Watching!

(c) Island Packers.
Summer is here in 8 short days... And there are so many incredible and exciting ways to enjoy the summer holidays with your friends and family.

One that I am super excited about is...

Whale Watching !!!
(c) Island Packers.
I have personally never done this before but l am looking forward to taking my dad on an ISLAND PACKERS CRUISE out of the Ventura Harbor this Sunday for Father's Day, their first summer whale watching excursion.

Island Packers Cruises' summer whale watching tours are six hours on the water (remember, the channel can sometimes be rough). They depart from the Ventura Harbor on a 65' power catamaran.

The boats and dock ramp (at Ventura Harbor) are handicap accessible.

I look forward to having a full detailed accounting about my trip this coming Sunday (18 June) next week.  In the meanwhile, check out their website to see the various tours they offer (including a 4th of July fireworks trip).

(c) Island Packers.
See below for some helpful pre-trip policies from the website:
All Trips
  • Food Service is available on the boat. Cash or credit cards are accepted
  • Wear low heel rubber soled shoes with good tread. (No high heels)
  • Dress casually and in layers of clothing for cold and/or warm weather. Sunscreen is suggested.
  • Bring a warm jacket/coat and hat.  A lightweight raincoat is suggested for sea spray in the winter.
  • Cameras and binoculars are great to bring along.
  • Check with your doctor for appropriate sea sickness medication if you feel it necessary.
Non Landing Wildlife and Whale Watching Trips
  • You may bring lunch, snack and non-alcoholic beverages for your time aboard.
  • Please no glass containers for everyone's safety.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Ventura Harbor is handicap accessible with ramps as is their 64' power catamaran (summer whale watching tours). FYI -- the Oxnard Harbor is NOT handicap accessible.**

Until next time!
Joy x


  1. I did this when I lived in Seattle and went to the San Juan Islands, my roommate grew up there it was such a memorable trip.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  2. You are so lucky. I hope one day to be able to go whale watching. I want to see just how big they are in real life.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Wishing you and your Dad lots of fun. And whales :)

  4. I did this when I lived in Seattle and went to the San Juan Islands, my roommate grew up there it was such a memorable trip.



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x Joy