Island Packers announces schedule for Ventura Harbor holiday cruises, whale watching

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News release 

This holiday season, Island Packers will be offering seasonal Ventura Harbor holiday cruises and whale watching trips.  

Options include: 

  • One-hour Holiday Lights Harbor Cruise in Ventura Harbor on select dates between Dec. 7 and 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. You can cruise the Ventura Keys to view decorated waterfront homes and listen to seasonal music. Dates are Dec. 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. The fare is $20 per adult, $18 per senior (55 and up), and $14 per child.   
  • Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights Cruise and Fireworks: Dec. 15 and 16. Cruises depart at 5:45, 6 and 6:15 p.m. They are approximately two and a half hours, and the boat stages to watch the parade, cruise the harbor to view holiday lights (excludes the Ventura Keys due to boat traffic), and ends with a fireworks display (weather permitting). The fare is $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $28 for children under 12. Group rates are available.  
  • Winter Whale Watching starts Dec. 26 and runs through mid-April: This is an annual event to see the gray whales up close and personal aboard a comfortable catamaran.   

For information, reservations or to purchase gift certificates: Visit, call 805-642-1393, or visit Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105B, in Ventura Harbor Village. 

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