Sailing in Los Angeles

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

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 can be found in Marina del Rey, a mere stones throw from Santa Monica. But, you’ll also find plenty of party boat and yacht rentals from Los Angeles and also further south from Long Beach, 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 from Los Angeles. When the heat gets too much, or perhaps you just got tired of sitting in traffic, choose your ideal from our beautiful Los Angeles party yacht rentals 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 one of our beautiful party yacht rentals in 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 Los Angeles sailboat rentals and catamarans, you’ll find the none from our many party boat and yacht rentals to suit you on Sailo. When you decide to go sailing in Los Angeles, choose Sailo for the best experience on the water! 

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

A Catalina Island Cruise


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 one of our party boat rentals from Los Angeles.

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  • 60'  Azimut Yacht / Flybridge
    $3,599 (per ½ day)

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    $599 (per ½ day)

    Pacific shore trips Los Angeles Sailboat Tours
    Marina del Rey, CA

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Channel Islands


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 one of Sailo's party boat or yacht rentals from Los Angeles or Oxnard, and you’ll find plenty of options in both towns. When contacting you captain, ask them about boat trips to the Channel Islands.

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  • Captained Boat Tours of the Amazing Los Angeles Coastline
    $800 (per ¼ day)

    Captained Boat Tours of the Amazing Los Angeles Coastline
    Marina Del Rey, CA

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  • Pacific shore trips Los Angeles Sailboat Tours
    $599 (per ½ day)

    Pacific shore trips Los Angeles Sailboat Tours
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Whale Watching in Santa Monica, CA


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 one of Sailo's beautiful party boat or yacht rentals, 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.


The Malibu coast


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 ond of our party boat or yacht rentals 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 captain for their advice!

Dolphin cruise from Los Angeles


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.

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