When Do Whale Watching trips take place in Ventura?
Whale sightings are an inexact science — which is part of their beauty. But, in general, from the end of December through the end of March, Pacific Gray Whales pass through the channel off the coast of Ventura. From late June to late August, Blue and Humpback Whales feed in the channel and off the Channel Islands. Island Packers Cruises (listed above) has more information and a host of whale watching trips.
When is the Visitors Center open & how do I get there?
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Winter Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. We are located at 101 South California Street (at the corner of Santa Clara Street and California Street). From the 101 Freeway Northbound, exit California Street, turn right, stay in the middle lane, and drive straight on to California Street to the second traffic light. The Visitors Center is on the left side of the street. From the 101 Freeway Southbound, exit Seaward Avenue and turn right on to Harbor Boulevard. Follow Harbor Boulevard to California Street and turn right. Stay in the middle lane, and drive to the second traffic light. The Visitors Center is on the left side of the street.