Private Yacht Rentals for Cruises Out of Los Angeles

Sailing the world famous Santa Monica Bay from Los Angeles, California

Sailo’s private cruises out of Los Angeles are the perfect way to escape the hectic environment of the city. Rent a sailboat in Marina del Rey and experience whale watching in Santa Monica Bay. If you want to travel a bit farther, a private Channel Islands cruise will allow you to truly unplug and admire “the Galapagos of North America” from the privacy of one of our yacht rentals in Los Angeles. For a memorable sailing adventure, we also recommend one of our most popular cruises out of Los Angeles - a Catalina Island cruise - a great overnight escape that offers a resort-like atmosphere and natural beauty. Curious about your options for a unique nautical adventure in South California? Read on...

Holiday Harbor Marina

Marina Del Ray Harbor Patrol

Marina City Club

Marina Harbor Anchorage

Marina Del Rey Hotel & Marina

Mariners Bay

Neptune Marina

Pacific Mariners Yacht Club

Santa Monica Yacht Club Marina

Tahiti Marina

The BoatYard

Villa Del Mar Marina

Windward Yachting Center

Marina del Rey

Catalina Island Cruise


Just 22 miles offshore, Santa Catalina Island is an easy day passage and makes an excellent destination for cruises out of Los Angeles. Our community of sailing enthusiasts recommend a private Catalina Island cruise on a sailboat rental from Marina del Rey as must-do for any West Coast cruiser. The island was once owned by William Wrigley Jr., who developed Avalon as a resort town and brought in the Chicago Cubs there for spring training from the ‘30s to the ‘50s. Set sail on one of our yacht rentals in Los Angeles and drop anchor at one of the two harbors: Two Harbors or Avalon. Both kayaking and scuba diving are popular activities around the island.

Channel Islands Cruise


Five of the Channel Islands make up the famously beautiful Channel Islands National Park. The nature lover in you will most certainly enjoy a private Channel Islands cruise onboard of one of Sailo’s yacht rentals from Los Angeles. The islands are known for their diverse plant and animal species as well as the dramatic cliffs and caves along the coastline. Make sure to bring a kayak so that you can explore the area more closely. There are no stores or hotels, so the islands are the perfect place to truly immerse yourself in nature, relax and take in the view.   

Whale Watching in Santa Monica, CA


Are you planning for a vacation in Southern California or just looking for an extraordinary experience in your own town? All of us at Sailo vote for whale watching in Santa Monica Bay as one of the most incredible experiences on the water. Undoubtedly one of the top private cruises out of Los Angeles, this is your chance to see whales, dolphins, sea birds, seals, and sea lions just a few miles away from one of the biggest cities in the world. Whether you are looking to spend a few hours or the whole day on a sailboat rental from Marina del Rey, you are guaranteed to see an incredible variety of marine life during your whale watching trip in Santa Monica Bay. Don’t forget your camera!

Malibu, CA Coastal Cruise


A cruise up the Malibu Coast is a great way to spend an afternoon on the water, enjoying the coastal diverse landscape: beautiful beaches, marine life, and spectacular homes. Set sail north towards Malibu on a sailboat rental from Marina del Rey and get ready to see some amazing landmarks along the way: the colorful Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, the historic Adamson House, as well as the local’s favorite beaches including Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, and Point Dume Beach. If you’re lucky and plan ahead you can even dock on the Malibu Pier (prior clearance needed).

Boating with Dolphins


Although dolphins are more synonymous with Miami you’ll be surprised to find out that they are well represented in the Santa Monica Bay. In fact, you will almost certainly run across a pod of dolphins if you make your way to Catalina Island on one of our yacht rentals from Los Angeles. You’ll find all sorts of dolphins, including species like Common, Bottlenose, Risso’s, and the Pacific White Sided. The friendly common dolphins that average 200 pounds and up to 6 feet in length are also the fastest species of dolphin and can swim up to 20 mph! Don't miss your chance to sail along with the pods of dolphins on one of your Sailo cruises out of Los Angeles!

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