cimm search & find cruise

On August 8, 2021, as a part of its 30th-anniversary activities, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum will be sponsoring a Search & Find Harbour Cruise.

Electric boast and dinghies less than 25 feet are invited to participate in this fun “Search & Find” Mission!

Plan on enjoying a Museum visit, a harbor cruise with a Mission, and the chance to win some great prizes.

Pre-registration is required with a $30 donation to the Museum per boat. Please click HERE to register. You may also register in person at the Museum. AUGUST 7 is the final day you may register. (Registrations received after the 7th will not be accepted).

Day of Event Plans

You and your fellow explorers go to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, to register and obtain instructions and clues for your mission which is to “Search and Find” in the harbor. You must register at CIMM.

a. Limited docking is available for a short time at the public dock
b. Come “by land” and proceed to your boat later after museum visit.
2. Go to your boat, load your crew and provisions, and begin your cruise!
a. Use the chart and instructions to navigate the harbor waters in search of
the discoveries. Follow the clues and keep a sharp look-out along the route.
b. Stop where and when you wish: enjoy Seabridge Park, Peninsula Park.
Fisherman’s Wharf to break for coffee, lunch, snacks, comfort as your
crew desires. (This is not a race!)

3. Have FUN!
a. Decorate your boat raise your flag!
b. Document your discoveries as you go, record addresses, slip numbers, answer questions.
c. Keep discoveries secret to just amongst your crew! Other explorers will certainly be nearby so don’t let them claim your discoveries!

4. Return to Museum (before deadline)
a. You may drive, walk-in, or boat-in (limited dock space)
b. Turn in your sealed “Discoveries” ” by 1500 hrs (3 PM)
c. Enjoy PRIZES!! Winners need not be present. Pick up prizes starting on August 9th at the Museum front desk.