Ventura Harbor Pre-Trip

Ventura Harbor Resort & Waterfront Excursions; Two Days & Two Nights in Ventura, California Resort Hotel Wednesday, September 2nd to Friday, September 4th

Summary: Arrive any time on Wednesday, 9/2, into LAX Airport, and shuttle over to Ventura Harbor (about 90 minutes from LAX). This is a quaint harbor town, as well as a surfing mecca. It’s also a great launch point for all kinds of boating adventures; sailing, windsurfing, whale watching, harbor cruises, and more. We will be staying at the Sheraton Four Points Resort, right at the harbor, where we’ve got a great rate that includes free hot breakfast, wireless Internet, pool, spa, gym, and more! Most will choose double occupancy, but you can have your own room if you’d prefer for an additional charge. On Wednesday evening, we will organize dinner on the town, followed by a welcome wine & cheese pool party at 8:30 p.m., for those arrive in time. All Wednesday activities will include both this group of adventurers, and those who will be departing on Thursday morning for the 2-day Channel Islands campout.

We will have breakfast together each day, then depart for one of many optional day trips; Choose from whale watching, sport fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, harbor cruises, sailing, surfing lessons, museums, biking, golf and more! One highlight adventure, which we suspect will be very popular, will be a full-day Channel Islands tour on Friday (approx. $45) on Island Packer’s Ferry. Expect to meet the camping group there, and return with them on the same ferry in the afternoon. The trip to Santa Cruz Island is about an hour each way, and the island is strikingly rugged. Spend the day there -- hiking, with National Park rangers, and possibly kayaking the shores. Upon returning, we will get our gear from the hotel, and board a shuttle for the camp.

Cost: The cost of this adventure is $150 double occupancy (or $270 single occupancy). Cost includes: Welcome wine & cheese pool party, hotel stay at Sheraton in Ventura on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and breakfasts on Thursday and Friday. The Mosaic shuttle from Ventura to camp and back to the airport will be an additional $45. You will need to provide your own transportation to Ventura from LAX when you arrive on Wednesday; we'll provide you with shuttle company info and contacts soon. Shuttle price is in the $20-$35 range. Cost does not include any sightseeing or activities you choose while in Ventura.

Contact: Gary Vogin at 770-394-7393

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