Harbor Guide

All you need to know about exploring the harbor.


General Rules

  • Maximum Harbor Speed: 5 nautical miles per hour – NO WAKE ZONE
  • Marina del Rey is a NO DISCHARGE HARBOR! All marine and port-a-potty waste must be retained on board for disposal at a designated pump out station or mobile pump out service.
  • Contaminated bilge water, fuel, oil, solvents, etc. are not to be discharged into harbor waters.
  • Anchoring is not permitted.
  • Mooring buoys are not available.
  • Motorcycle riding, bicycle riding, roller blading and skateboarding are prohibited on all docks and gangways.
  • Yacht/dock repair technicians must register with the Harbor Master to receive a commercial service identification card.
  • Fishing is not permitted on the docks. Fishing is allowed on berthed vessels and at designated fishing piers.
  • No items are to be left or stored on the docks at any time.
  • Vessels shall not extend over 4 feet from the vessel’s dock slip.
  • Only minor emergency repairs and normal wash-downs are allowed on vessels in slips.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times when on the docks.
  • Noise must be kept to a minimum between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily.
  • All in-water hull cleaners must be certified in best management practices (BMPs) for reducing copper pollution in the harbor. Hull cleaners must register with the Harbor Master to receive a Commercial Service ID with BMP Certification indicated on the back. For additional information, please visit http://beaches.lacounty.gov/hull-cleaning/

Burton W. Chace Park guest docks are public docks managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors.

These docks are available for use by vessels transiting the coast, those seeking refuge from inclement weather, or those laying in for minor repairs, replenishing supplies, or visiting. A portion of these docks — posted as “Park Dock, 4-hour maximum” — may also be used by locally based vessels under a casual visitor status.

Overnight and 4-hour guest docks are available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis at Burton Chace Park, located along the Main Channel and Basin H. Boaters must register at the Park Office located in the center of the park. The Office is open daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information and fees contact the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors at (424) 526-7910.

Four-Hour Docks

Casual visitors may use the docks with signs posted as “4-hour Dock” for up to 4 continuous hours within a 24-hour period. Vessels may secure in these 4-hour docks at any time (night or day) free of charge and without registering with the Park Office. The 24-hour period commences upon arrival. For example, if a vessel arrives at 4 p.m. on Monday, it may stay continuously until 8 p.m.; it cannot tie up again until 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Casual visitors may not secure in the overnight portion of the docks, posted as “Overnight Guest Docks.”

Overnight Guest Docks

Overnight boaters must register in the Park Office located in the center of the park. A valid photo I.D. and current boat registration are required. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. (424) 526-7910.

Length of Stay: Seven-day maximum stay within a 30-day period. This period commences upon arrival; for example, if a boater arrives on June 17, the boater can stay for up to 7 days (consecutively or sporadically) between the June 17 and July 16. Thereafter, the boater can commence a new 30-day period on the July 17 or any subsequent time. Check-out time is 12 p.m. on the last paid day. Extensions for up to 7 days within a 30-day period are possible but must be authorized by the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

Fees: $1.15/ft. per night; minimum fee is $8. Slip fees must be paid at time of arrival. Cash and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) are accepted.

After-Hours Registration: The Park Office is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you arrive after operating hours, you are expected to register the next morning and compensate for the night before.

Marina del Rey public boat launch ramp is located at 13477 Fiji Way (Basin H). Enter the lot from Fiji Way, one and a half blocks west of Lincoln Boulevard.

When unstaffed, please pay at the pay station located at the entrance, which accepts bills, coins, and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).  The fee includes launching, recovery, and 24-hour parking.

  • Vehicles with trailers – $13
  • Vehicles only –  $10

Trailer must be attached to a tow vehicle at all times. Vehicle must display parking receipt front-side-up and visible on the driver’s side dash board of the vehicle for each day parked, one receipt for each 24-hour period, up to a maximum of 7 days within a 30-day period.

WARNING:  Parking for over 7 days within a 30-day period is prohibited.  Vehicles that are parked for more than 7 days within a 30 day period may be cited and towed at vehicle owner’s expense.

Dinghy Launch Ramp and Storage
A public dinghy launch ramp is available at 4101 Admiralty Way, at Marina Beach. There is no fee to launch, but there is a fee to park in Lot #10.  For dinghy storage information, please call (424) 526-7890. 

For more information, contact Modern Parking, Inc. 
Phone: (310) 821-1081 
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Sunday 

Dry Boat Storage


DBH Boating Section

L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors (DBH) offers a variety of locations for dry boat storage facilities, including canoe, dinghy, kayak, sailboard, sailboats, and powerboats (up to 40 feet in length) and mast-up dry storage (sailboats up to 31 feet in length).

For availability and cost information, contact DBH Boating Section, 424-526-7890, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily (except holidays).

Fuel Dock


Del Rey Landing

The fuel dock is located on the west side of the Main Channel at the entrance of Basin A. Offers unleaded, diesel and pre-mix fuels, pump out services, marine supplies, CNG tanks, food, beverages, ice, live fishing bait, and tackle. Summer, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Winter, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Haulout Facilities


The Boat Yard


310-482-6000 (Marina del Rey Station Harbor Master)

Liveaboards in Marina del Rey must comply with County Code 19.12.1110, which prohibits a person from using a vessel as an abode in excess of three days within any one-week period, unless authorized by the dockmaster where the boat is anchored, and issued a liveaboard permit by the Harbormaster at the L.A. County Sheriff Department. It is completely within the discretion of the local dockmaster as to if and whether a liveaboard situation will be authorized in any particular marina.

A permit will only be issued by the L.A. County Sheriff Department Harbormaster upon compliance with the following:
(1) Compliance with the requirements of seaworthiness as described in County Code 19.12.1060.
(2) Installation of a federally approved marina sanitation device of self-contained portable toilet approved by the Harbor Master.
(3) Proof of authorization by the dockmaster.
Liveaboard permits are valid for a period of one year.

Oil Recycling

Uncontaminated used motor oil and filters can be disposed of at no charge at:
L.A. County Used Oil Recycling Center
13841 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Uncontaminated used motor oil can be disposed of for a small fee on the west side of the Main Channel at the entrance of "A" basin, at:
Del Rey Landing
13800 Bora Bora Way, Marina del Rey
T 310-574-4443
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday-Sunday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pump Out Stations

Vessels using Marina del Rey's pump out stations should not tie-up any longer than necessary. Vessels blocking pump out station access will be towed. Stations are available at:

Burton Chace Park Guest Docks (Main Channel) – no charge, 24-hour access, 424-526-7910
Del Rey Landing (Main Channel) – small fee, Mon-Thu 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sun 7 a.m.-6 p.m., 13800 Bora Bora Way, 310-574-4443
Public Launch Ramp (Basin H) – no charge, 24-hour access, 13477 Fiji Way

Windward Yacht Center


Oldest and largest boat yard in Marina del Rey.

Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors


Administration Office

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Fridays, weekends and holidays

Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors


Boating Section
Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except holidays)

Los Angeles County Fire Department


Station No.110

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department


Marina del Rey Station Harbor Master

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office

Los Angeles/Oxnard

U.S. Coast Guard - CGC Halibut



U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 12

District 11 South and the Division 12 Flotillas

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Office


Los Angeles - Long Beach