GOURMET SAILING EXPERIENCE (NEW TEAK DECKING IMPORTED FROM NORWAY!)
ISLANDER 36.9 (1976)
Join Captain Mancini aboard his luxury vintage sailing yacht for a private gourmet sailing experience. Step on board an Islander 36 and experience the ultimate Alan Gurney & Joseph Artese Design. Recently with over 100K in upgrades with modern exterior and interior designs by Captain Matthew Mancini.
The Islander 36 was way ahead of its time, and continues to be one of the best vintage mono-hulls manufacture in Costa Mesa, California.
Private Sailing Yacht Charters (From 2-8 hours Gourmet Sailing experiences)
We never consolidate groups. Book a truly private sail aboard one of our yachts especially for you and your loved ones. From romanic afternoon, sunset, and moonlight sails for couples or any small under 12 person groups on a classic sailing monohull. We cater to discerning clientele who appreciate the exclusivity and intimacy afforded by a private, captained, sailing yacht.
WHO WE ARE?
We are a luxury sailing charter company with gourmet 5 star cuisine. Founded by Captain and Chef Matthew Mancini and supported by a crew of lifelong watermen, we live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.
We share a deep passion for quality food and the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the profound peace that comes from an alignment with the rhythms of the ocean. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been immersed in the ocean and gourmet foods our entire lives and derive great joy from sharing these experiences.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We take our guests out into a safe sailing environment on the Santa Monica Bay or beyond, where they have the opportunity to experience first-hand the joy of sailing, the rhythm of the ocean and unique pairings of gourmet foods and wines in the sweet briny sea air.
We catch sunrises, bake in the mid-day sunshine and relax as the sunsets and the moon rises under starry skies. We play with seals, dolphins, and whales and when appropriate catch fresh seafood to enjoy al-fresco. We are living the Mediterranean dream in Southern California and sharing the experience with valued guests who leave the experience as family.
Our mission is to bring the Mediterranean lifestyle to Southern California’s ideal year round climate. We aspire to help our guest to truly relax and experience the self-healing that can occur when we slow down enough to catch up with our own selves.
We are dedicated to the pursuit of genuine happiness. Curating a safe, healing environment where guests feel comfortable, appreciated and connected with nature. The oceans can help to facilitate a deep state of relaxation for the healing of emotional wounds, so you can rejuvenate while enjoying creative foods in a soothing sailing environment.
Booking is a flat rate for the boat but you will pay the ca state taxes and LA county commercial docking fee after the sail.
Ca State taxes 9.5%
LA county Commercial boarding fee
$75 per group per pick up.
Hourly rates (min 2 hours quarter day)
Groups up to 6 passengers $200 per hour
Groups 7-8 passengers $270 per hour
Number of engines
Horsepower per engine
- Stove / grill
- Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
- Fishing rod
Navigation & Safety
- Chart plotter
- VHF Radio
- Depth finder
- Life jackets
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Life raft
- Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
- USB Connection
- Speakers on deck
- Stove / grill
- Fishing rod
May 30th, 2023
We had a great sail with Matthew. He was very patient and accommodating with our group, and had a drink ready for us as soon as we boarded. The sail itself was exhilarating - we really enjoyed the boat and the cruise. 5 stars all around, highly recommend!
May 24th, 2023
Matthew was awesome and a beautiful boat - would book again!
March 28th, 2023
Great trip! We were able to take engagement photos while the captain handled all the sailing. Even treated to us to wine and appetizers. The Captain's hard work designing and building the boat paid off. It looks even better in person! Matt's adventure company offers various excursions that we will have to book soon.
Dec. 12th, 2022
Captain Matt made the entire experience absolutely beautiful! Gourmet treats and refreshing beverages were ready the moment we set sail and the trip was breathtaking! Can’t wait to book this trip again and again!
Nov. 1st, 2022
Our experience with Matthew was top notch - exceed all exceptions. Professional, gracious, friendly, informative and chill. An absolute 5 star reccomendation!! - James
March 22nd, 2022
HIGHLY recommend booking Matthew for your sailing adventure! The only regret - not booking even longer! Timely, clear communication, skilled sailor, and overall wonderful experience.
Aug. 16th, 2021
Matthew was a great captain to safely take our family and friends out to sea in celebration of my husband’s birthday. He was accommodating for our little ones and made us all feel at ease. We would gladly recommend him for future trips and though I managed to break my toe getting aboard his vessel, that doesn’t take away from the good times had by all. It was exactly the day we all needed 🥰
Aug. 16th, 2021
Captain Matt and our sail were amazing - we had the best time!
Aug. 12th, 2021
All around absolutely fantastic!
Aug. 11th, 2021
Amazing experience! Captain was so kind and knowledgable and the boat was beyond beautiful. There was 1 person a tad seasick but he took care of her and made sure she was in the best situation possible for the circumstance. She was smiling and laughing throughout the three hour trip and had the very best time (even with the slight hiccup of seasickness!)
Every detail far exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to do it again! Thank you Captain Matthew, you are THE best!
Aug. 11th, 2021
This was a dream day! Everyone had a fabulous time and Matt is a treasure skipper.
June 7th, 2021
Captain Matthew is a wonderful host and captain. He made the sail an experience to remember! Would def do it again
June 1st, 2021
We had an absolutely incredible day out on the water with Captain Matthew. He was so nice and accommodating. We couldn’t have been happier with our trip and can not wait to set sail with him again!
May 23rd, 2021
Mathew was personable and Entertaining. He took good care of us and insured our safety and comfort. The boat is very comfortable for six. We had a very enjoyable sail out onto the bay and back
May 16th, 2021
This was an amazing experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better captain. He made the entire process easy and pleasant. We will definitely book another him Captain Mancini again soon. I highly recommend him to anyone.
May 15th, 2021
Matthew was beyond amazing. We did a burial at sea and it was just our family on the boat and he literally fit right in. He helped my dad who has Parkinson’s to and from the bathroom and even gave him sweatpants so he could be nice and dry since his diaper leaked a bit. We were all so impressed with his kindness and his very chill vibe. He knew when to chime in and even got my dad laughing really hard which was so great. The sail was smooth and beautiful and the food he provided was super yummy if there were more stars to give I would give them. I highly recommend captain Matt and his beautiful sailboat.
May 12th, 2020
Had the most wonderful experience with Captain Matthew and his beautiful sailboat. He was very responsive, friendly and took care of us very well. We enjoyed the trip so much that we booked another sail the very next day. Highly recommended.
Member since September 2017
A mid-westerner at heart, Matthew grew up on the lakes of Ohio, but always dreamed of the Open Sea. At the age of 20 he moved to Los Angeles to study film before making his first professional short film and appearing in a few Television series. The dream to sail the Pacific Ocean is still very much a driving motivation for Matthew who intends to venture around the world via sail power. Recently, Matthew has sailed from Napoli, Italy down the Amalfi Coast to Salerno, enjoying the incredible rustic and Mediterranean towns of Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Amalfi, and the Island of Capri! Matthew is a licensed USCG Captain carrying a USCG Merchant 100 ton masters credential and is endorsed for coastwise charter. He also has a watertsxi and operators business license for charter in Los Angeles / Marina del Rey. He also spent 10 years working in some of Los Angeles's finest and most exquisite fine dinning restaurants, and loves to share the cuisines of his experiences from his Italian heritage, and from notable chefs he has learned from along the way.
Location and Destination Guide
Usually this boat operates around Marina Del Rey, CA.
It’s big, bold and very glitzy. Los Angeles is probably one of the world’s most glamorous and vibrant cities, making it both enthralling and exhausting. But with the ocean right there on the doorstep, to get on Marina Del Rey boat rental is a thrilling way to recharge those batteries and enjoy a whole other side to LA LA Land.
Customer Questions & Answers
Full refund if renter cancels 31 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 30 days or less before the trip start date.