Activities on the Water

Activities on the water is the ultimate way to experience L.A.’s Marina. Make a splash with aquatic activities, from paddleboard yoga and kayaking, to sailing lessons and dining cruises.

Boat Rentals & Private Charters

Take to the water on a boat and see Los Angeles from a coastal point of view. Whether you’re seeking a sunset sail, dolphin cruise or fishing adventure, Marina del Rey is where to go for boat rentals and private charters. 

For hourly boat rentals, check out Marina del Rey Boat Rentals at Fisherman’s Village.  Call 310-306-4444 to make reservations.

To charter a boat with a skipper (someone who drives the boat while you relax!) or to book a party boat, click the button for the MDR yacht charter directory. 

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Dining Cruise

An unforgettable activity on the water is a Marina del Rey dining cruise along the Los Angeles coast. Weekly cruises are open year-round for brunch and dinner. Hop aboard board the dining cruises at Fisherman’s Village. Soak in a stunning sunset from the top deck of a yacht. Feel the ocean breeze during a champagne brunch cruise. Enjoy a romantic evening of dinner and dancing under the stars. Or for group celebrations, book a private charter for your special event.

Click button to view upcoming cruises and make reservations today.

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Duffy Boat Rental

Cruise in comfort and style with friends, family, clients or business associates on a duffy boat. This electric boat can go up to 5 mph and is a safe, reliable and fun vessel for small groups. It’s a perfect choice for sunset happy hours, brunch on the bay, or afternoon outings while you look for sea lions in the marina.

Rent a duffy by the hour through Marina del Rey Boat Rentals at Fisherman’s Village.  Click button or call 310-306-4444 to make reservations.

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Fishing

If you’re looking to cast a fishing rod in the Pacific Ocean while visiting Los Angeles, Marina del Rey is where to go for fun fishing action! Whether you’re looking to fish from the water’s edge, hop aboard a public fishing trip or charter a deep-sea fishing excursion, we’ve got a boatload of options including working with a licensed sportfishing or charter company to head out into the big blue. 

Join one of these open-party (public) fishing trips that depart from Dock 52 and head out onto Santa Monica Bay on the hunt for halibut, yellowtail, sea bass, and more.  Knowledgeable guides are on hand for the less experienced, and tackle and fishing licenses are available on the boat. For half-day or full-day trips on a public deep-sea fishing tour, make reservations with Marina del Rey Sportfishing, 310-822-3625.

For a more adventurous option, choose sportfishing or spearfishing along the Malibu Coast, Catalina Island, Point Dume State Reserve, Channel Islands and offshore fishing grounds with Killer Ocean Adventures. 310-740-5858.

Click button to view more info about fishing in the Marina.

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Hydrofoiling

Many people have tried surfing on the water, but what about surfing above it? Killer Ocean Adventures gives its clients an opportunity to try eFoil, an electric-powered hydrofoil surfboard. Check out this fun new water sport and challenge yourself to “fly” above the surface of the sea. 90-minute lessons are available. For more information, click button or call 310-740-5858.

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Kayaking

Paddling on kayaks is one of the popular on-the-water activities in Marina del Rey. Get the heart rate going while exploring the waterways in the Marina. Some vendors offer guided tours during sunset and for small groups. Consider a kayaking excursion as a team-building activity or a fun birthday event with family and friends. You can easily rent kayaks from the following rental shops in the Marina:

ProSUP Shop located at Marina “Mother’s” Beach; 310-989-4320.

Paddle Method located at Marina “Mother’s” Beach; 310-770-7291.

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals located at Fisherman’s Village; 310-306-4444.

Hours of operation vary; call each company directly and inquire about rental availability.

Jet-Skiing

Another fun way to see Los Angeles from the water is by riding a jet-ski along the Pacific. Get the adrenaline pumping while you make a splash and take in the incredible views of the city from the sea. Rent jet-skis by the hour or book a guided jet-ski tour through Marina del Rey Boat Rentals at Fisherman’s Village. Click button or call 310-306-4444 to make reservations.

Parasailing

Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire Los Angeles coast, including the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier, and Malibu. Choose from a 500 ft. or 800 ft. experience with Marina del Rey Parasailing. Flights can accommodate one, two, or three persons at a time. Attraction is open seasonally, generally mid-February through mid-November. Reservations recommended. Look for the kiosk behind El Torito restaurant in Fisherman’s Village. Call 310-306-222. Or click button for more information.

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Stand-up Paddling

Stand-up paddling is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. It combines fitness, coordination and fun on the water for groups or by yourself (and your four-legged best friends, too!). You can rent stand-up paddle boards by the hour and join guided tours from the following rental shops in the Marina:

ProSUP Shop located at Marina “Mother’s” Beach; 310-989-4320.

Paddle Method located at Marina “Mother’s” Beach; 310-770-7291.

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals located at Fisherman’s Village; 310-306-4444.

Hours of operation vary; call each company directly and inquire about rental availability.

Sailing Lessons

Ever dream of being the captain of your own boat? Or are you looking for a fun teambuilding activity in which your group learns a new skill? Various companies in Marina del Rey offer sailing lessons including Southern California ASA (American Sailing Association) certification. Learn how to navigate the Santa Monica Bay by sailboat or powerboat either in a group course or on a private basis.

Whether your goal is to get certified, build your sailing resume for chartering, or simply learn new skills, Marina del Rey is where to go to learn all about sailing. Click button to see the list of companies offering sailing lessons. Click here to learn more about summer youth camps.

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Whale Watching Tours

There’s something mesmerizing about watching these giants up close—gray whales can be up to 46 feet long—and a whale-watching cruise that leaves from Marina del Rey, in Los Angeles, increases your odds of an encounter. 

Marina del Rey Sportfishing runs public whale-watching tours in Santa Monica Bay. Board at Dock 52 13552 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Advance bookings (recommended) are available online, or call 310-822-3625.

Or click here to see the Marina del Rey yacht charter directory and book a private marine life tour for your group. Click button for more information on whale watching tours from MDR.

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Yoga on Paddleboard Class

Make the ocean your yoga mat with YOGAqua, which brings the practice and art of yoga into perfect fusion with stand-up paddleboarding.

The 90-minute Vinyasa flow is open to all levels which includes an introductory lesson on stand-up paddling. Group and private classes take place on the calm cove at Marina “Mother’s” Beach, so there are no waves or currents to discourage beginners.

Click button to view the class schedule and make reservations.

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