Safe Harbor Ventura Isle

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1363 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
34° 14' 40.93'', -119° 15' 39.61''
805-644-5858
$2/ft
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Awards


Boaters Choice 2020Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2021Boaters Choice 2022Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2023

About


A charming mix of oceanfront lifestyle and southern California culture embodies Ventura Harbor’s spirit. Whether you’re setting sail for the extraordinary Channel Islands or dining in the lively Ventura Harbor Village, Safe Harbor Ventura Isle is the gateway to it all.

Berth Capacity


Slips:580

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Security:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Floating Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
Boat Dealership:Yes
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Friendly staff, well managed, will come back

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Great marina, nice people. It was a bit stressful getting fuel at the Mavco fuel dock the morning of departure. Another large sailboat was fueling when we arrived so we stood off. As the other big boat left a smaller fishing boat passed us and took our spot. Then when we did get in, the emphasis was on getting us out so they could sell bait to the fishing boats. No fun and an hour delay. Plan accordingly.

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Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Marina is absolutely Spectacular! In fact, we loved it so much, we moved our boat there permanently from Marina Del Rey! All the staff are super friendly and helpful and the facilities are top notch, the best we’ve ever seen in all of our travels. 10 stars!!!

Marina Response:
Brian, We deeply appreciate your fantastic review! It brings us immense joy to learn that you've chosen Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Marina as your boat's permanent residence. Meeting you and your lovely family has been a pleasure. We're confident that you'll contribute positively to the welcoming atmosphere we strive to maintain at our marina. Your satisfaction and praise for our facilities truly touch our hearts. Rest assured, we're dedicated to delivering exceptional service and ensuring unforgettable experiences for you. Safe travels, and we eagerly anticipate your return. Warm regards, The SH Ventura Isle Family
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I’m not allowed to stay because no one will write an insurance policy for a 40+yo boat!

Marina Response:
Hi Doug, Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate your interest in staying with us. We understand the challenge of securing insurance for older vessels can be frustrating and we did our best to supply you the information you needed to aquire insurance and alternative mooring arrangments. While we empathize with your situation, unfortunately, our policies require all guests to have insurance coverage for their boats. It is extremely important for us to uphold certain safety and regulatory standards to ensure the well-being of all our guests, memership, and the protection of our property. - The SH Ventura Isle Family
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Beautiful facility and a great staff! I highly recommend Safe Harbor Marina

Marina Response:
Hi there Robert! Thank you so much for the great review! We definatley strive to make Safe Harbor Ventura Isle everyones home away from home! -The SH Ventura Isle Family
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I have visited Ventura and Santa Barbara (from Cabrillo Way Marina in San Pedro) many times and can say without a doubt my favorite marina to visit is Safe Harbor in Ventura. Their facilities are excellent and the staff is always helpful and very friendly. I hope to keep visiting for many years, or possibly keep my Dufour 42 there if I spend more time in that area in the future. Enjoy!

Marina Response:
Michael, Thank you for the kind words! We're delighted to hear that Safe Harbor in Ventura has become your favorite marina. We appreciate your praise for our facilities and friendly staff. Looking forward to many more visits and, who knows, maybe hosting your Dufour 42 in the future! Cheers, -Ventura Isle Marina Family
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Beautiful harbor! Everything,, from the docks to the showers, was sparkling clean! The office staff was very friendly & helpful! I actually can’t think of a nicer marina!

Marina Response:
Kendall, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience at our marina. It's our top priority to maintain a clean and welcoming environment for all our guests, and we're delighted to know that you found everything, from the docks to the showers, sparkling clean. We truly appreciate your kind words and couldn't be happier that you couldn't think of a nicer marina! Your feedback means a lot to us, and we hope to continue providing you with exceptional experiences every time you visit. If you ever have any suggestions or if there's anything else we can do to make your visits even better, please don't hesitate to let us know. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful harbor soon! - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family.
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We stayed at Safe Harbor Ventura Isle this fall 2023 during a cruise down the coast from San Francisco Bay to the Channel Islands, and truly can't speak highly enough about this wonderful marina. They had space for our 40' catamaran, which is difficult to find, were incredibly welcoming, and the entire facility is gorgeous, modern and well-maintained. Power and water on the dock, a pump-out station nearby, and fuel at nearby facilities meant all services were taken care of. A welcome packet with two docks keys on lanyards and information brochures gave us what we needed to access updated bathrooms with showers and laundry room with multiple machines. And of course a short walk takes you to the vibrant waterfront with restaurants and shops nearby. The location is a little on the outside of town, so an Uber was needed to provision at a full grocery store, but two marine stores are within walking distance - a full retail marine supply store, as well as an incredible marine consignment store. This is the place to stay if you are passing through the area and are in need of services! Thanks so much, Ventura Isle!

Marina Response:
Thank you, Jen, for your kind words! We are truly proud of our Marina and community. Hosting you was a pleasure, and we look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back in the future! -Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Great location, secure, bathrooms and showers very clean, all staff I met and talked to very friendly and easy to work with! This is my 5th visit to Safe Harbor Ventura Isle and I will be back Bronco Billy!

Marina Response:
Thank You Norm! Its always a pleasure to have you and your crew visit! -Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Beautiful new marina with great friendly staff.

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Always great clean and super front office folks

Marina Response:
Thank you so much, Alex, for taking the time to leave such a positive review! We're delighted to hear that you've consistently had great experiences with our cleanliness and our friendly front office staff. We take pride in maintaining a clean and welcoming environment for our guests, and our team is always here to assist you with a smile. We're excited to have you back with us soon! -Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Friendly service that took my request seriously and made it happen. Docking facilities in excellent condition.

Marina Response:
Mike, We deeply appreciate your kind review! Your feedback means a lot, and we're thrilled you had a positive experience with our services and docking facilities. Our team takes pride in friendly service, and it's rewarding to hear we made your visit memorable. Maintaining top-notch facilities is crucial, and we're delighted they met your expectations. Your feedback motivates us to keep delivering excellence. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to serving you again! -Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Super friendly and helpful staff along with modern and clean facilities made our stay super pleasant. This is the second year in a row that we have stayed at SH Ventura Isle and we will be back next year as well. Thanks for a great experience.

Marina Response:
Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing to stay at SH Ventura Isle for the second year in a row! We're thrilled to hear that you had a super pleasant experience during your stay with us. Our team takes pride in providing excellent service, and it's wonderful to know that you found our staff to be super friendly and helpful. We're also pleased that you appreciated our modern and clean facilities. We continuously strive to maintain high standards of cleanliness and comfort to ensure our guests have a memorable stay. It's always a pleasure to have returning guests like you, and we're already looking forward to welcoming you back next year. If you have any specific requests or preferences for your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks again for your continued support, and we can't wait to host you again at SH Ventura Isle! -Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Early check-in, nice slip, a very pleasant experience.

Marina Response:
Jim, We're thrilled you had a great stay! Your comfort is our priority, and we appreciate your feedback. We can't wait to host you again in the future. Thanks for choosing us! - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Arrangements were easy, facilities were clean, dock was in good condition.

Marina Response:
Dan, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that your experience with us was smooth and pleasant. Making arrangements seamless and ensuring clean facilities are key priorities for us. We're also glad to know that the dock met your expectations. Your positive feedback is truly appreciated. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Great time! Great slip. Beautiful bathrooms! Excellent harbor

Marina Response:
Dear Fred, Thank you for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time during your visit. It's wonderful to know that you appreciated our great slips, beautiful bathrooms, and the overall excellence of our marina. We truly value your feedback and hope to provide you with another exceptional experience in the future. Best regards, - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Nice, helpful staff.

Marina Response:
Dear Michael, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear that you found our staff to be nice and helpful. Providing excellent service is something we take pride in. We appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Great place great people

Marina Response:
Thank you Nathan! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. -Trisha
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The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Especially Lacy.

Marina Response:
Thanks so much Theo! We try our best to create a welcoming and enjoyable experience! -Lacey
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Great staff, great facilities.

Marina Response:
Thank You! -Lacey
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Outstanding! Clean, new docks with clean power/high-pressure water, professional, efficient, friendly, and helpful - a great stop on the central coast. Easy access to supplies, sundries, activities, restaurants, shops, and the Channel Islands.

Marina Response:
We are happy to hear you such a great experience! That's the goal! -Lacey
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Nice marina well maintained. We had a good time there.

Marina Response:
Thank You! We all work very hard to make it a welcoming home away from home! -Lacey
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Lucy is the greatest in the office 👍

Marina Response:
Thank You! We all make a pretty amazing team! I couldn't ask for a better work space! -Lacey
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great docks and well kept facility. easy reservation and friendly staff. would recommend!

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Thank You!
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Great facilities and very nice people. We look forward to our next stay.

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Thank You and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Clean, secure, accommodating marina with a great community vibe. The docks are in great shape and the staff are courteous and attentive to your needs. Safe Harbour Ventura Isle is a mini destination with nearby shops, restaurants, a pub with live music and recreation areas for beach volleyball and even funky paddle boats to rent and tour around the harbour. A great grocery store (Vons) is a five minute Uber ride away from the marina.

Marina Response:
Dear Annette, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience at Safe Harbor Ventura Isle! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our marina and the surrounding amenities. It's fantastic that you found our marina clean, secure, and accommodating, with a welcoming community vibe. We're glad you appreciated the well-maintained docks and our courteous and attentive staff. We're also delighted that you had the opportunity to explore the nearby shops, restaurants, and recreational areas. Your mention of the mini destination vibe captures the essence of what we aim to provide. We truly appreciate your detailed feedback and support. If you ever plan to visit again or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please feel free to let us know. We look forward to providing you with another outstanding experience. Best regards, - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Beautiful marina, love the new docks. Very clean bathrooms and showers, staff made it an easy and pleasant stay.

Marina Response:
Dear Rob, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to read your positive feedback about Safe Harbor Ventura Isle. It's fantastic that you found our marina beautiful and enjoyed the new docks. We're also glad to hear that our efforts in maintaining clean bathrooms and showers were noticed. Providing a pleasant and convenient stay is our top priority, and we're delighted that our staff played a part in making your stay easy and enjoyable. We truly appreciate your support and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, -Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Marina Family
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Clean, nice, friendly people

Marina Response:
Dear Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad to hear that you found our establishment to be clean, nice, and that you encountered friendly people during your visit. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated and we're committed to maintaining these aspects that made your experience enjoyable. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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This place remains one of our favorites. The staff is super friendly, helpful, and responsive. We have been here numerous times and they never disappoint. The facilities are so clean and nice - bathrooms are immaculate. We will be back.

Marina Response:
Dear John, Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. We're absolutely delighted to hear that our establishment continues to be one of your favorites. It's heartening to know that our staff's friendliness, helpfulness, and responsiveness have made a positive impression on you. We're also thrilled that our clean and well-maintained facilities, including the immaculate bathrooms, have contributed to your positive experiences during your visits. Your ongoing support means a lot to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back again. If there's ever anything we can do to make your next visit even more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to let us know. Warm regards, - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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Great restroom facilities.

Marina Response:
Hello Dave, Thank you for your review! We're pleased to hear that you found our restroom facilities to be great. Providing clean and comfortable facilities is important to us, and we're glad to know that you had a positive experience. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, - Safe Harbor Ventura Isle Family
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This is a great marina. I stayed for about a week while transiting through the area. Very friendly and efficient staff, very clean bathrooms, and seemingly new facilities. I would happily stay there again.

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Very nice facility. Clean and tidy. Staff is very professional!\n

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Excellent Marina - clean, friendly and professional staff, great communal areas, etc. Highly recommended.

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This is a truly beautiful spot, the weather is great, people are friendly, the harbor area is clean and up-scale, but prices at restaurants and local shops are still decent. The marina looks brand new, everything well maintained, nothing in disrepair. Fairways are nice and wide, my slip was easy to find. The one thing that was a bit annoying, the local sea lion population took over an empty slip and were quite vocal... which of course set my dogs off a couple dozen times -- which did not make me less annoyed! But when the doggies settled down it wasn't too bad; the sea lions left in the morning and haven't come back, yet. But I'm not going to take a star away, probably nothing legal the marina can do... (they're lucky I don't have a harpoon!) :-)

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Beautiful newly renovated marina. Helpful staff. Ventura Harbor has two fuel docks (with fair prices and good service), and numerous restaurants and shops. It is protected from the winds of the Santa Barbara Channel. A wonderful trip to the Channel Islands!

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Super lady checked us in. So efficient, kind, happy, and knowledgeable

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Clean and modern docks and fair price. Garrett, the manager and Marisa and Lacy in the office are nothing short of fantastic. Couldn’t ask for better customer service! Easy walk to restaurants & bars. Planning on getting a slip for our boat every winter (we are from Anacortes, WA.) We will definitely stay again. Continuation…due to weather we have been stuck at Safe Harbor and it looks to be that way until mid-April. That has NOT necessarily been a bad thing. We are discovering the area and really like it better than LA. No traffic, less expensive food and entertainment, great restaurants and museums and a slower pace. We will be returning from Alaska in September of this year and use Ventura as our base of exploration for the Channel Islands during next fall and winter.

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Great harbor and great staff

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The marina is in very good condition overall. The facility is "like new" condition. The staff are friendly and helpful. Especially like the laundry room.

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Great marina with super friendly and accommodating staff!

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Great communication, excellent slip location

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Immaculate facilities and really friendly staff. We love coming here. We'll be back.

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Great marina, good showers and facilities, close to nice restaurants/shops, the beach and the Channel Islands visitor center. Dog friendly! Marissa in the office is great :)

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Had a great experience for a new boater, Lacey got us setup ahead of time with slip maps and reservation. Bathrooms were always clean and smell good, free wifi, docks are in great condition. Lacey even got us a band aid after my cut her finger on our boat. Thanks to everyone.

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Lovely harbor - is there another kind ? - with all amenities, spotless bathrooms and generous, attentive, helpful staff.

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Good slip - fun area.

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heads are always clean, service is excellent, grounds look fantastic had a great time

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Great place, friendly people, nice walk to the downtown area of Ventura.

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Great facilities, clean and sound docks, and friendly staff! Accommodated our last minute request without question. Look forward to returning

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Very clean and very safe marina. They issue you a key for the showers and laundry when you check in. The Dokwa app shows they have no amenities here, but this must be a typo or something, this marina has everything you would get at your home marina, but the facilities look brand new and everything is super clean. Super nice staff when you call in or when you visit the office. Will come back for sure.

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Great service, easy to book.

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This marina is hands down the best marina I have been to. The facilities were clean and easily accessible, the dock was in perfect shape and safe. We rode out nearly gale force winds at this marina as if it was a gentle breeze. The people who work at this marina were super nice and always willing to help. Marissa who works in the office was very kind and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. She really made our stay top notch!

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i had a very nice 3 night stay while transiting up the coast from San Pedro to Channel Islands National Park. UsingDockwa was a new experience and relatively painless. The 50 ft. slip I was assigned was an easy fit for my 31 ft. sailboat. The electrical connector was the same as my home slip so no problems there. The access fob was left in the dock box so the whole process was accomplished with no contact as required during these Covid19 days. The bathrooms and showers were spotless and there was plenty of free parking.

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Always a pleasurable stay. Particularly quiet this time (as the State (plus) remains on strict social distancing status). The staff, although we have not seen them much, ate very responsive to our requests and are always courteous.

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