Ventura Harbor Santa Paddle
Ventura Harbor Village hosts its annual Santa Paddle, where adventurous families can join paddle along with Jolly St. Nick.
The Santa Paddle kicks off at 11am. Participation is free, though there is a charge to rent a kayak, stand-up paddle board, or electric boat for anyone without their own. Ventura Boat Rentals in Ventura Harbor Village charges $15 – $23/hour, depending on equipment.
Participants can carry in their equipment or launch at the Harbor Boat Launch area and paddle over to Ventura Harbor Village C Dock area. Starting point is in the Ventura Harbor Village bay in front of Ventura Boat Rentals where a Harbor representative takes a group photo of all of Santa's helpers on the water, followed by a scenic paddle to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center and back for approximately an hour. Everyone is invited to dress in festive red and white, and of course Santa Hats. A $40 prize is given to the most festive outfit.
Participants must wear or have a life vest with them at all times.
Holiday parking and admission to all holiday events in the harbor is free. Event parking is available in Ventura Harbor Village lots, the Dolphin Lot at Ventura Isle Marina, on the street along Spinnaker Drive, and in the Ventura Harbor beach lots.