Channel Islands Boating Center

The Channel Islands Boating Center is a facility that provides educational and recreational opportunities for students of California State University, Channel Islands and Ventura County residents.  Programs include teaching boating skills and providing educational opportunities about the marine environment.

The Waterfront Program at the Center offers various instructional and safety classes in kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.  These programs may be instructional, recreational or competitive in nature to promote and encourage recreation to all campus and community members.  The program is dedicated to promoting boating safety and education, and is partially supported through funding from the California Department of Boating and Waterways.

The Center is located at 3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. Learn more at or call 805.985.6100.

Surf LA Today

Run and owned by professional athletes, Surf LA Today offers surf lessons and camps in Malibu. Instructors are Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certified and have Junior Lifeguard experience. If you want to learn how to surf, learn from the people who know how to surf the best, us. We will teach you how to surf like we do share our knowledge first hand which you only get from experience. SurfLAtoday's mission is to make sure you have the time of your life learning how to surf in Los Angeles. Our Surf School is dedicated to changing people's lives. We do this by helping you learn to surf, explaining surfing etiquette, and teaching you ocean awareness. More information at or call 808.218.1262. Or visit their Facebook page.

Ventura Surf School

The goal of Ventura Surf School (607 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Port Hueneme) is to teach eveyone to surf in a safe, secure environment, and help them gain confidence in their abilities while having a great time in the outdoors. Group and private surfing lessons can be arranged anytime to fit your schedule, and yes, we do rent out surf boards if you want to surf on your own. Lesson, camps and more! For more information, call 805.218 1484 or visit

Surfing L.A. Surf School - Various Locations

Surfing L.A. Surf School teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced students (7-year-old and up). Students need to know how to swim and be comfortable in the ocean and waves (i.e. you cannot be afraid of putting your head under water). Most of our students are beginners and are able to surf after just a few lessons.

We teach 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please note that lessons are always tide-dependent, i.e. the tide has to be right, so does the wave size. If the waves are too big or too small, we have to reschedule the lesson. Surf is best in the early morning. Later in the day, the wind usually comes up and kills the surf. Let us know what day(s) you want to take a lesson and we will tell you what time is best.

We offer group lessons (4 to 6 students), semi-private (2 to 3 students) and private lessons.  Children under 14 are asked to enroll in private lessons to ensure constant supervision in the water.

Semi-private lessons consist of 2 or 3 students. We see a lot of couples, mom & daughter, and dad & son choosing this option. A semi-private lesson is $85 per person. Private lessons are also best for intermediate and advanced students.

Surfing lessons take place at various beaches in the area, including locations in Ventura and Malibu.  More information at or call 310.663.0661.

Ventura Dive & Sport

Ventura Dive & Sport is the only dive center in the entire state that is totally self-sufficient in terms of offering all levels of diver-training (from beginner to instructor), an on-site heated pool and the added bonus of a state-of-the-art dive boat docked within a stone's throw! And with great diving at the Channel Islands just 40 minutes away, why go anywhere else? On-Site is a 10' Deep Heated Pool, State of the Art Repair Center and Full Rental Department. Featuring dive classes for individuals as well as the entire family, Ventura Dive & Sport features very flexible class schedules and can have you fully trained and certified in just 2 weekends!

Ventura Dive & Sport is located at Ventura Harbor, 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 108, Ventura. More info at or 805.650.6500. Open 7 days a week!

SailTime Channel Islands

SailTime Channel Islands offers an unmatched sailing lifestyle experience. For an affordable monthly fee, Members sail as little or as much as they want. Go for a day sail whenever you want. Or head out to the Channel Islands for a multi-day cruise. With SailTime technology you can reserve your sailing time up to a year in advance. SailTime offers new 33 and 36 foot yachts that are fully loaded with everything you could imagine and are impeccably maintained, waiting for you to hop aboard with your family and friends to enjoy a day at sea.

The Channel Islands SailTime location, (there are four other locations in California and 60 across the country and around the world) is an award winning sailing school as well, having been awarded "Outstanding Facility" by the American Sailing Association for the past three years. Each year we teach a variety of sailors from never-evers to refreshers for folks who used to sail before. Before SailTime, you had to either put up with the shortcomings of a traditional sailing club or buy your own boat. SailTime is the answer, found in the middle of those two extremes. Sail a new yacht like you own it without the hassle and expense of ownership. Come on down to the docks and find out more today!

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phone: 805/320-8687

Ojai Valley Athletic Club

Ojai Valley Athletic Club features a beautiful, modern clubhouse located in the scenic Ojai Valley. The facility at 409 S. Fox Street, Ojai is located on a quiet, wooded side street and features a small stream meandering near their tennis courts. Just two blocks from Libbey Park and the center of town. Open 7 days per week and offers full gym, personal training, classes, tennis, aquatics, child care, full service cafe and more!

More information at or call 805.646.7213.

Marina Sailing Club - Channel Islands

Marina Sailing is California's oldest and largest sailing club, offering a hundred affordable sail and powerboat rentals and charters including fishing boats and catamarans. Boats are available for bare boat charter, or rent a yacht with a captain! Marina also offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced sailing lessons. The Complete Sailing Course includes American Sailing Association (ASA) 101 and 103 certifications and membership in the Marina Sailing Club. Marina offers group and private instruction at all levels.

Members have access to daily sailing activities including sailboat lessons, racing, parties, flotillas, cruising, group day sails, sunset sails and advanced sailing courses from six different Southern California locations, including the local Channel Islands location.

For more information visit or call 805.985.5219.  Marina Sailing is located at 3001 Peninsula Road at Channel Islands Harbor.