Evening Harbor Cruises_IslandPackers

Since 1968, Island Packer Cruises has provided Southern California locals and visitors with steadfast, enjoyable transportation between the Ventura/Oxnard Harbors and the Channel Islands National Park & Marine Sanctuary. Over the years, Island Packers has grown and so have its vessels – now larger, faster and more comfortable than ever before.


Special Saturday Summer Harbor Cruises:

Tickets are available for two hour cruises from Ventura Harbor with Island Packers now through October on selected Saturdays.  Island Packers offers several wine tasting, beer tasting and dinner cruises with live music and appetizers with selected wineries and brewery’s scheduled.  Savor food from Milano’s Italian Restaurant, The Greek at the Harbor, The Rhumbline Restaurant or Anacapa Brewery and cruise the Ventura Harbor and marina’s.


The cruise departs from Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Drive aboard a 64’ power catamaran with seating inside lower cabin and upper cabin.  Guests can choose from a number of trips which feature various musicians playing jazz, blues, eclectic, rock n roll, and more.


Island Packers Dinner Cruise offers live music and dinner by Milano’s Italian Restaurant, The Greek at the Harbor or Anacapa Brewing Company.  The cruise Includes one appetizer, dinner, dessert and one free beverage of choice.  Wines produced by local wineries are served and available for purchase.

Cruise the harbor, marinas and the Ventura Keys.


All trips depart at 7 p.m. and return by 9:00 p.m. *Fare is $ 56 adult, $ 52 senior (55+), $43.00 child (12 and under).


June 28                  Blues with Blue Stew Trio

Asiago Cheese Dip with vegetables & homemade beer bread.
Bruschetta chicken breast, rice pilaf & summer vegetables, vinaigrette mixed green salad with pine nuts & gorgonzola cheese and Crème brulee for dessert from Anacapa Brewing Company


July 26                   Tribute to Johnny Cash with Mighty Cash Cats Band

Tri tip and chicken skewers, oven roasted potatoes, steamed carrots, caesar salad, sourdough bread and Baklava cheesecakefrom the Greek at the Harbor Restaurant



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August 23             Blues with Blue Stew Trio

Shrimp Cocktail, and fresh rock shrimp served south of the Border style,
Caesar Salad, BBQ St. Louis Ribs & Chicken, corn on the cob & Macaroni & cheese,
and White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Anacapa Brewing Company

September 27      Harmony Traditional and Acoustic Rock Music with The Catawailer’s

Bacon Wrapped Dates, Chicken Piccata with pasta roma, Venetian baby green salad, foccacia bread, and brownies from Milano’s Italian Restaurant


October 18           Acoustic Rock & Blues with Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer

Hummus and pita bread, shrimp & tri tip skewers, rice, sautéed mix vegetables, caesar salad, bread, and baklava cheesecake from the Greek at the Harbor Restaurant

Beer or Wine Tasting Cruises:  

Include five tastings, appetizers, music, and one complimentary beverage of your choice.

Time: Departs at 7 p.m. and returns by 9 p.m.

Cost: $42 adult, $38 senior (55+)


July 12                   Beer Tastings with Island Brewery, variety of gourmet grill cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and mac n cheese appetizers from 805 Bar & Grill Cheese Acoustic Rock & Blues with Teresa Russell


August 9               Wine Tastings with Boccali’s Vineyard Winery & Milano’s Italian Restaurant catering appetizers (Salmon ceviche, shrimp, chicken skewers, marguerite pizza, bacon wrapped dates, basil caprese, grilled asparagus, artichoke dip and foccacia bread)                                                                                                                            Classic Jazz, R & B with guitarist Steven Sunnarborg


September 13      Wine Tasting with Herzog Winery & Rhumbline Restaurant providing pepperoni, prosciutto, olives, pepperoncini, mushrooms, cheeses, fruit, nuts and crackers & lemon cheesecake bites. Classic Jazz, R & B with Steven Sunnarborg


October 4             Beer Tasting and appetizers with Anacapa Brewing Company Restaurant providing asiago cheese dip with homemade beer bread, teriyaki chicken skewers, asian slaw, Chicago sausage, mac n cheese and creme brulee. World Class bluegrass fiddler with Phil Salazar


Friday, 4th of July Cruises:  Departs from Ventura Harbor at 7p.m., returns at 10p.m.   Boat will cruise the coast to Oxnard Harbor for viewing of fireworks at 9 p.m.   Crossing can be rough and not for everyone.  Includes one complimentary beverage.  Snack bar for food and snacks and beverages for sale.

Fare is $35 adult, $32 senior (55+), and $24 child (12 & under)


No outside alcohol permitted on board our cruises.  Recommend to dress warm, casual and no high heels.  Plan to enjoy the Ventura Harbor Village before or after your cruise.  For details of all harbor cruises, visit our web site or call 805-642-1393



For schedules, directions, tickets and more information, visit, or call (805) 642-1393. Excursion prices range are $59 adult, $54 senior, $41 child for island landings; wildlife and whale watching are $36 adult, $32 senior, $26 child.   Gift cards are available over the phone or at the Island Packers office.  Office hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

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