On Monday, after cleaning the house, I dragged Trinity out to see a replica the Niña in Ventura Harbor. I’d found out about the ship via a report from Amy Johnson at work, and I’m all about doing stuff in the area, so it was a chance to get out to Ventura Harbor.
But after driving 20-25 minutes to Ventura, then going out of our way to get cash for the $12 for both of us to get in, I felt a little gypped after just 10 minutes. The boat is tiny. You really don’t need more than 20 minutes to look around, and the guides they have there didn’t seem to be guides as much as watchers to make sure visitors don’t go where they’re not supposed to be. Dammit.
Admission is $6 for adults (even though on their website it says admission is $5; I was in such a hurry, I didn’t count my change. Don’t make the same mistake!). If you do go out, make sure its in conjunction with hanging out at the beach or having dinner at the harbor to make it worth it.