This district in Los Angeles County opens up endless possibilities for people who love water. For boating enthusiasts, Marina del Rey is paradise. Whether you are an expert or just a beginner —the city has an array of activities in store for you beginning from boating lessons to taking a cruise.
Rent a motor yacht and enjoy the stunning views of Marina del Rey from the water. Choose from simple powerboats to impressive luxury yachts with a chartered captain and crew. You can charter a boat for a day, or choose a sleep aboard or houseboat to stay onboard overnight, exploring more of the coast and living on your own boat!
For active travelers visiting Marina del Rey, you can rent Jet skis, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Choose a stand-up paddleboard yoga class for a unique experience. Book a guided kayak tour of the ocean, or power yourself around the waters of Marina del Rey for some exercise.
If you enjoy boating by wind power, rent a sailboat while in Marina del Rey. Choose from a selection of beautiful monohull sailboats to rent or charter for an unforgettable sailing day.
Marina del Rey is also a great place to pursue your interest in fishing. Take a half-day or full-day fishing trip and enjoy catching yellow tuna, cod, mackerel, sea bass, halibut, and more. To add more excitement to your visit, go whale watching and maybe see dolphins, sea lions, and other marine life while on board your boat rental in Marina del Rey.
If you’re in Marina del Rey during the holiday season, check out the annual Holiday Boat Parade in Marina del Rey. Admire gorgeous decorated boats as they cruise by the harbor.
While on land in Marina del Rey, there are lots of things to see and do to enjoy your time. Visit the Fisherman’s Village and get the feeling that you’re in New England. Take a walk through Burton Chace Park and bring a picnic to enjoy the town like the locals do. Visit Ballona Saltwater & Freshwater Marshes at Playa Vista, less than a mile from Marina del Rey and an impressive natural preserve.
Spending time in Marina del Rey ensures that you will never run out of fun things to do. The Santa Monica Mountains offer a breathtaking backdrop to your on-the-sea activities. At times you can also see Mt. Badly which is located just 50 miles from the beach. Marina del Rey is also very close to the boisterous and ever-exciting Venice-by-the-Sea, fondly known as “Venice Beach.”
Don’t forget to explore the local boating hotspots like Los Angeles, Torrance, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach, and areas further south in Newport Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside, Encinitas, and San Diego.
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With its beach-style homes, warm temperate climate, and a lively harbor right at the heart of the community, Marina del Rey in California lives up to the Spanish origin of its name which means the “harbor of the king.” Marina del Rey’s harbor that houses more than 5,300 small-boat slips and is the largest man-made marina in the United States. The marina itself is surrounded by beautiful condos that offer a splendid view of to coast and numerous shops and restaurants that offer great refreshments.
The best time of year to visit Marina del Rey is during summer or late spring and early autumn. The weather in Marina del Rey is temperate year round, and it never gets really cold, but if you’re looking for heat and sunshine, choose summer as your time to visit. The winter months are still pleasant, but there is a higher chance of rain from December through February.
To get to Marina del Rey, take a flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and from there, it’s an easy drive or transfer on a public shuttle. The area of the seaside town itself is relatively compact and easy to get around on foot, or by a shuttle bus or water taxi. Renting a car is recommended if you want to explore the greater L.A. area and other cities nearby.
Boat rentals in Marina del Rey start around $200/hour on average for a modest motor yacht. Prices can go up to over $3000/hour for large motor yacht charters for parties and events. Budget dinghy boat rentals can be as affordable as $100/hour in Marina del Rey.
The best time of year to visit Marina del Rey is during early summer or early autumn months. July and August are the hottest months in Marina del Rey. The spring can also be a good time, in April and May, as the temperatures are usually pleasant and you’ll avoid big crowds.
Some boat owners will offer catering options, which you can ask to be included into your rental. It is best to ask the boat owner about catering options prior to booking as not all owners will offer this service.
Boats available to rent in Marina del Rey include pontoons, motor yachts, powerboats, fishing boats, sailboats, and jet skis. There are many options for boat rentals in Marina del Rey.
On average, yacht rentals in Marina del Rey cost $300-500 per hour. The price of a yacht rental or charter in Marina del Rey depends on the duration, the size of the yacht, the captain’s fees, and the desired itinerary for the boating experience.
Boats listed on GetMyBoat in Marina Del Rey offer boat rentals with or without a captain. You can always communicate with the boat owner through GetMyBoat before confirming your booking to ensure your captain and crew needs are met.
Most captains allow you to bring your own food and drink but they also sometimes provide catering options that you can add to your rental. It is best to check with the captain as there are usually restrictions on what they will allow you to bring aboard.
Booked a 3hr sunset for 4-7pm. The experience was incredible. Mark is a great captain and the boat is in great shape. Upon booking Mark gives you the total rundown to make sure you are well prepared for your experience. Would definitely book again!
We celebrated my wife’s birthday in style on a perfect fall day with an exhilarating cruise around the South Bay along the Queen’s Necklace, thanks to Mark’s skillful helming and trimming in his beautiful Beneteau 40 boat. He’s also a great storyteller and local mariner who took to boats when he was just 11 years old, inspired by National Geographic’s front page coverage of the exploits of a sixteen year old boy who sailed around the world singlehanded. And only a magical mariner with Mark’s eye could find us a pod of flying dolphins as we made our way home to port. If you are lucky enough to get on board with Mark, you too will have have a unique experience, if you play your cards right. Check him out, people.
We had an amazing time sailing with Jared. We booked very last minute but the communication was excellent and made for a smooth departure. The boat is a great size for a group on 6, with plenty of space to sit altogether or split up and enjoy the front of the boat, the inside, or take the lead on sailing! Jared was a great captain and made our day celebrating our friend's birthday all that more fun! We felt like we were sailing with a friend, and that says a lot about the experience he offers. Would absolutely recommend to anyone to book this experience, and we will definitely be back!
Jared is the best. In addition to being a great conversationalist, he is a top-notch sailor, and the 36-foot "Michele" is comfortable and smooth. We booked a two-hour sunset cruise for a special birthday celebration and everything was perfect.
I highly recommend booking your yacht experience with Doron and Julia! We had the most amazing time celebrating my husband's birthday! The entire crew on board, Captain Charlie, Tony and Drew, made the trip so memorable. We will definitely be booking again soon!
This was such an amazing experience! All the staff was accommodating, the bartender on board was super affordable and worth having! The yacht was spacious and beautiful! The owner was so easy to communicate with throughout the entire time before and after the event was over. She always responded fairly quickly. The yacht already has a lot of cups, plates, ice and everything prepared, but its best to always double check, just incase! Price is affordable and worth the amazing experience! Highly recommend! Will definitely be coming back to book with them again! Thank you for making my birthday such a memorable one!