It’s big, bold and very glitzy. Los Angeles is probably one of the world’s most glamorous and crazy cities, making it both enthralling and exhausting. But with the ocean right there on the doorstep, sailing in Los Angeles is a thrilling way to recharge those batteries and enjoy a whole other side to LA LA Land.
Most of our Sailo yacht charters in Los Angeles can be found in Marina del Rey, a mere stones throw from Santa Monica. But, you’ll also find plenty of boat rental options further south in Long Beach, Ca too.
So, what is there to do with a boat rental in Los Angeles?
Thrills and spills on the open seas
Head out to sea and enjoy the fresh sea air and the invigorating experience of sailing in California. When the heat gets too much, or perhaps you just got tired of sitting in traffic, choose your ideal boat rental and enjoy whale watching, fishing or just getting away from it all.
There’s more to see by boat
Beyond the big city, there is a whole other world to explore by boat rental from Los Angeles. The Channel Islands are a national park just a short hop by boat from the city. They make a great day trip, or, if you prefer something a little longer you can also head to Santa Catalina Island with an overnight yacht charter.
From luxury motor yachts to beautiful sailboats and catamarans, you’ll find a boat rental to suit you on Sailo.
Holiday Harbor Marina
Marina Del Ray Harbor Patrol
Marina City Club
Marina Harbor Anchorage
Marina Del Rey Hotel & Marina
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club
Santa Monica Yacht Club Marina
Villa Del Mar Marina
Windward Yachting Center
Marina del Rey
Around 22 miles offshore from Los Angeles sits Santa Catalina Island, a rocky but verdant retreat and home to just over 4000 people. Keen sailors will love the experience of sailing from Los Angeles for an overnight stay, and experiencing the unique atmosphere including hiking trails, quiet beaches and the sleepy towns of Avalon and Two Harbors. Visitors to the island enjoy kayaking, scuba diving, wildlife spotting and simply enjoying the relaxed pace of life with a private yacht charter from Los Angeles.
This national park is just a short trip by yacht charter from the mainland and a fascinating place to visit. As a national park, there are no stores or restaurants, but an unspoiled landscape and a plethora of local wildlife, making it the perfect place to unwind and explore by kayak or SUP. You can visit the Channel Islands with a boat rental from Oxnard or Los Angeles, and you’ll find plenty of options in both towns. When contacting you boat captain, ask them about boat trips to the Channel Islands.
Many different species of whale visit Santa Monica Bay throughout the year, making it a great place to go whale watching. With a private sailboat charter from Los Angeles, you’ll be able to go and find the best place to spot these incredible beasts at your leisure. Sailing from Los Angeles or Oxnard with your Sailo boat rental, head either to the open water of the bay, or the Channel Islands, which are a favorite hangout. If you’re lucky you might spot blue whales, orcas, humpbacks and gray whales.
Well known as the home of celebrities and millionaires, Malibu is a town that sits on a stunning stretch of Californian coastline a short hop from LA. With a yacht charter from Los Angeles or Oxnard, you can arrive in style and enjoy a day on the wide sandy beaches, or exploring the hiking trails and forests inland. Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach and Point Dume beach are the main highlights here, but remember that if you want to dock at Malibu pier you’ll need prior clearance. Ask your Sailo boat captain for their advice!
These friendly and beautiful mammals are spotted almost all over the world, but they are well represented here in Santa Monica Bay. When sailing in Los Angeles with your Sailo boat rental, you’re very likely to meet a curious pod of dolphins swimming alongside your yacht. The species found in California include the common dolphin, bottlenose, Rissos and the Pacific Whitesided. Remember though that these beautiful beasts are wild and there are laws against feeding them or swimming with them.