About Ojai

Our luxury resort near Santa Barbara, California offers a number of activities for family vacations and romantic getaways.

Guided Fishing

Relax in paradise and catch freshwater Trophy Large Mouth Bass. Southern California's Lake Casitas produces trophy-sized bass and other fish at a rapid rate. You'll be picked up at the resort by a professional guide and taken to beautiful Lake Casitas to try your luck at fishing.

Guided Bike Tours

Ojai To The Beach: Suited for intermediate levels. (Approx. 2 hrs; 16 miles). You will take the scenic bike path to the beach, stopping halfway for a snack and restroom break. Transportation back to the Inn, bikes, helmets and water bottles are provided.

Orchard Ride: Suited for intermediate levels. (Approx. 1.5 hr. long; 7-9 miles). You will ride through the picturesque Orange Groves in Ojai. Stop halfway for a snack, and continue through the flat, lush green valley floor while the majestic Topa Topa Bluffs stretch above you.

Winery/Foster Park Ride: Suited for intermediate levels, ride to Foster Park is approx. 1 hour, 9 miles, along the scenic Ojai Bike Trail. Break provided for water, snacks and a restroom break. Group will be taken by van to Oak Creek Winery for tasting.

Guided Rock Climbing

Group or private rock climbing adventures.

Executive Limousine Wine Tours

Tour the Santa Barbara Wine Country in a luxury car and visit a variety of wineries to enjoy wine tasting.

Island Excursions

There are three destinations available for you to visit in the Channel Islands National Park. Island Packers lands at Anacapa Island's Landing Cove, and two destinations on Santa Cruz Island. There are no services on the islands; please pack in what you will need for the day, including food and water, and pack out all trash. Dress in layers for outdoor activity, and wear sturdy shoes for safety and comfort.

Whale Watching

On all Island Packers' trips to the Channel Islands we cruise with an open eye for wildlife, especially everyone's favorites, whales and dolphins. There are also two seasons each year where we specifically go out into the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary just to look for whales. The annual gray whale migration in the local area is best viewed from late December through March. Shortly after the gray whale migration has passed, there is a chance to see other large whales like the endangered humpback and the blue whale. Humpback and blue whales are attracted to the local area during periods of upwelling, an ocean condition that produces the planktonic food preferred by these whales. Typically the ocean conditions that produce this feeding phenomenon occur between July and September.

Coastline Paddle

Come experience the wonders of the beautiful Southern California coastline. You will start off with a complete ocean kayaking lesson and then the adventure begins. We kayak through the pristine Channel Islands Harbor as we make our way to local waters, viewing the fascinating wildlife such as seals, dolphins, crabs, starfish, numerous species of sea birds and more...all with an unsurpassed view of the Channel Islands. (Includes instruction, kayak, paddle, backrest, and life vest).

Channel Island Kayak Cave and Cove Adventure

Explore one of California's most pristine and untouched natural wonders, the Channel Islands. We transport you to one of the Channel Islands where our expert guides will take you on an adventure you will never forget. On the way out to the islands we often encounter dolphins and whales in the Santa Barbara Channel and close in to the islands. When we arrive, the guide orientates the group by giving instruction and lessons to beginner groups before we set out into clear island waters. As we paddle, you will be amazed by the visibility; you can look down and see the bottom 40 to 100 feet below your kayak teeming with sea life. When you look up, you'll see spectacular sea caves, rock archways, and fountain-like blowholes. We travel into several of the fantastic sea caves for a closer look at these natural formations and the plant and animal life they contain. The islands are rich in animal life, being home to several species of seals and sea birds and others. When conditions permit, we stop to snorkel in calm coves on warm days. (Includes round trip island transportation, kayak, paddle, seatback, life vest, helmet, and guide).

Surf Lessons for Beginner and Advanced Surfers

Take surf lessons from a champion surfer. Mike Lamb can assist you with all aspects of surfing while teaching you about technique and ocean safety.

The Reagan Library

For tickets and more information, please visit www.reaganfoundation.org.

Car Transfers

Towncars and limousines are available for airport transfers, or transportation.

 

 


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