Ocean Activities

Who knew that your group could be just minutes between the peaceful sanctuary of the Ojai Valley and the scenic wonders of the Pacific Ocean? The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is only a short drive from Ventura and Santa Barbara which is home to some of California’s most beautiful beaches. We have a list of fun and engaging activities for groups to take part in including: surf lessons, whale watching, paddle boarding, and chartered tours to the Channel Islands.

Imagine your group taking a tour guided bike ride from the resort to the ocean and ending the day with a seaside clambake and peaceful drive back to the comfort of their rooms. Maybe a made-from-scratch, organic food truck catering your group’s beach volleyball game?! Your group’s event location has no limits when you can plan activities oceanside through the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Learn more about our Group Meeting Offerings.

Deep Sea Fishing
What better way to bond then setting off to sea and wrangling in sea bass or tuna with your work mates? That’s team work! The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa partners with the leading charter group in the county for deep sea fishing excursions. Please call your Conference Services Manager for more details.
Island Charter Excursions
Just off the Ventura coastline are a chain of islands known as the Channel Islands. These beautiful, unspoiled islands offer unique opportunities to witness species of animal and plant life found nowhere else in the world. A visit to the islands allows a perfect day of hiking, bird watching, swimming, snorkeling and seasonal whale watching! Please call your Conference Services Manager for more details.
Kayaking
Another perfect way to enjoy the ocean with your team is by kayak. Rent one or two person kayaks and either cruise the coastline or charter by boat to the Channel Islands and explore the islands' many sea caves. Please call your Conference Services Manager for more details.
Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing ocean sport. It allows guests to experience incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean while enjoying a great total body workout. Most newbies are up and paddling within 30 minutes of instruction. Please call your Conference Services Manager for more details.
Surf Lessons
The Ventura and Santa Barbara coastlines offer several fun and safe locations for introductory surfing lessons. Your group will achieve a great foundation to this exciting sport, focusing on the fundamentals: reading water, paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding. Please call your Conference Services Manager for more details.
Team Building
Reach peak performance with your group. We can help organize fun and accessible activities to build strong relationships between coworkers. Please call your Conference Services Manager for more details.
Whale Watching
From January 1st - April 30th, whale watching takes place in the pristine waters surrounding Channel Islands National Park, just off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara. Gray, Humpback, and Blue Whales, and 25 other species of whales and dolphins have been identified within the waters of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. It is a unique phenomenon that will be appreciated by all in your group. Please call your Conference Services Manager for more details.

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