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Celebrated my 30th birthday with a group of friends, and we had the best time! The boat was beautiful, the crew (Captain Ru and deckhand Yan) were so attentive and welcoming. We cruised around in the Marina, out to Santa Monica pier and then back. The water was choppy so we didn't have a chance to truly anchor and swim, but that's not something we could have changed. Overall, it was the perfect boat for our party. Enough room for everyone.
My wife, my pup and I went on what we anticipated would be a 3 hour sail as it turns out the water was quite choppy today (I would recommend you check the surf report to make sure you book a day with calmer waters) the weather was excellent but our pup threw up due to sea sickness so keep that in mind if you’re considering bringing your pup. We Initially intended to do a 5pm-8pm sail thinking this would cover the sunset but it was dark by 7 so I would recommend you ask the captain for a sunset itinerary in the amount of hours you’d like to sail. The sail back into the marina was magical with the sunset reflecting off of the water. Gustavo was super accommodating throughout our voyage he offered to let us sail the boat and didn’t get upset that our pup threw up on his boat he even provided paper towels and cleaning spray. When it was all said and done we were back on the dock after two hours and I didn’t even realize the time until I got home. Gustavo actually reached out to me and offered to refund an hour of the trip since we were only out for two hours which is awesome and commendable. Thanks for a great trip today Gustavo and we’ll definitely recommend you to friends and family. I’ll also say that Gustavo mentioned he has a bigger boat and I didn’t ask him about the details on that one. The one we went on seats 2-3 passengers comfortably if it was more than that I’d recommend asking him for details on the bigger boat.
Captain Gustavo was quick and responsive when it came to booking his boat, and Captain Miriam & Sebastian went above and beyond to make sure our trip took off without a hitch. They were warm and kind, took us to see dolphins when we asked, and stopped to let us take a swim even as we were approaching our stop time. Incredible service and accurate boat description - would definitely recommend!
Captain Heather and her assistant Victor were awesome! If you can get her as a ship captain I would highly recommend it! She knew her stuff and made the experience fun and easy! I will definitely be booking another trip with her in the future!
All around this was such a great experience. Cheryl was super communicative prior to the trip and the amenities were great. The boat is gorgeous, the crew were so nice and it was just a perfect way to spend a few hours! If you plan to use the grill and cook I do recommend everyone taking seasick pills before the ride. We had to anchor the boat to use the grill and it was a bit rough so a lot of people didn't feel great, but once we finished cooking and started moving again it was smooth sailing! Highly recommend. It was a great experience.
Jared is such a cool guy, couldn’t of got a cooler guy. Perfect host, keeping on top of our drinks, perfect gentlemen, site seeing and just overall amazing, we had our own music and drinks it was so good
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. Find a great boat ride in Marina del Rey, whether it's a Duffy electric boat, a luxury yacht, or even a kayak rental.
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.
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