Sailing in Los Angeles

Sailing with a Los Angeles yacht charter

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. Look no further than Sailo for your yacht rentals in Los Angeles.

Our Los Angeles yacht charters can be found in Marina del Rey, a mere stones throw from Santa Monica. But, you’ll also find plenty of boat rentals 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 in Newport Beach and enjoy whale watching, fishing or just getting away from it all

A party boat rental in Long Beach also makes a great venue for corporate meetings, a team building experience or a special event such as a bachelor/bachelorette party or anniversary surprise.

Explore the California coast with a captained boat rental out of Marina del Rey. Sail past Santa Monica pier and enjoy the thrill of the open Pacific Ocean. With a captained yacht charter in LA, you’ll see a whole other side to the Los Angeles coastline…

There’s more to see by boat in LA

Beyond the big city, there is a whole other world to explore by boat rental from Los Angeles. The Channel Islands national park is just a short hop by boat from Marina del Rey. They make a great day trip. Or if you prefer something a little longer you can also rent an overnight yacht charter to Santa Catalina Island.

Experienced sailing hands might prefer to choose a bareboat charter in Long Beach. But if you prefer a more leisurely experience, explore the captained yacht rentals in Marina Del Rey. From whale watching to luxurious experiences, discover a world of sailing in Southern California.

Santa Monica Yacht Club Marina

Tahiti Marina

The BoatYard

Marina Del Ray Harbor Patrol

Marina City Club

Marina del Rey

Marina Harbor Anchorage

Pacific Mariners Yacht Club

Marina Del Rey Hotel & Marina

Windward Yachting Center

Neptune Marina

Mariners Bay

Villa Del Mar Marina

Holiday Harbor Marina

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. Explore the many hiking trails, quiet beaches and the sleepy towns of Avalon and Two Harbors. Visitors to the island can enjoy kayaking, scuba diving, wildlife spotting and simply enjoying the relaxed pace of life with a private yacht charter from Los Angeles.

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  • Unforgettable Yachting Tours in Los Angeles
    $399 (per ¼ day)

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Channel Islands


The Channel Islands National Park is just a short trip by yacht charter from the Los Angeles area, and a fascinating place to visit. As a national park, there are no stores or restaurants, but an unspoiled landscape and abundant local wildlife. It’s the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Explore on foot, or if you prefer, bring a kayak or SUP. 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 your captain, ask them about trips to the Channel Islands.

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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 private Los Angeles sailboat rentals  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, 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 a Los Angeles yacht charter, 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 captain for 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, you’re very likely to meet a curious pod of dolphins swimming alongside your yacht charter. 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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Party boat in Los Angeles

party boat rental in Los Angeles

Looking for the ultimate event venue? Choose a Los Angeles yacht charter from Marina del Rey or Long Beach for a party with a difference. Host an intimate gathering, or make a splash with a special event aboard a dazzling party yacht. Perfect for business or corporate events, weddings, birthdays and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Sailo offers Los Angeles party yacht rentals for large groups, or simply a day trip with friends or family. Set sail year round and enjoy a truly special occasion with a party boat rental around LA.

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