Activities on the Water

There is no better way to experience LA’s Marina than by being on the water. Make a splash with our activities from paddle board yoga and kayaking to sailing lessons and dining cruises.

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Action WaterSports

Action WaterSports

4144 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Sells sports equipment like kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, skate boards, and surfboards.

FantaSea Yachts

FantaSea Yachts

4215 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

FantaSea Yachts is a family-owned and -operated business established in 1980 and a premier yacht charter and special event company in Marina del Rey. FantaSea’s three large yachts are ideal locations for corporate meetings, celebrations, weddings, and all special events for groups of 50–300. FantaSea also offers a superyacht for up to 12 VIP guests. FantaSea provides a wonderful range of food and beverage options and can assist with any entertainment and AV needs. With one call, you are easily on your way to a great event. Taste the World dining cruises, held on a FantaSea yacht, are open to the public and run periodically throughout the year; click here for the schedule and tickets.

Gondolas D' Amore

Gondolas D' Amore

14045 Panay Way , Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Enjoy a unique cruise through the Marina on a 32-ft. Italian gondola, complete with pillows, music, lamps, gondolier, appetizers, and drinks. For a very special occasion—marriage proposal, anyone?—it just doesn’t get much more romantic than this. Up to 6 passengers. Reservations required.

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events

13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Hornblower’s popular public dining cruises are offered weekly all year long! Enjoy views of the Marina on a dinner cruise, sunset cocktail cruise (seasonal), or champagne brunch cruise. Relax with a cocktail on the open-air top deck and soak up views of passing sailboats and perhaps a playful sea lion. Private charters for holiday parties, weddings, and other social events are available for up to 550 guests. Hornblower’s fleet of five ships is located in the heart of the Marina, at Fisherman’s Village, with ample parking.

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals

Marina del Rey Boat Rentals

13717 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Have some fun on the water with Marina del Rey Boat Rentals. Self-explore the harbor and beyond by kayak, paddleboard, sailboat, motor boat, electric Duffy boat, or jet ski. Hourly rentals are available and no special license is required. Look for the kiosk behind El Torito restaurant in Fisherman’s Village.

Marina del Rey Parasailing

Marina del Rey Parasailing

13717 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292

Get a bird’s-eye view of the entire Los Angeles coast, including the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier, and Malibu. Choose from a 500 ft. or 800 ft. experience. Flights can accommodate one, two, or three persons at a time. Attraction is open seasonally, generally mid-February through mid-November. Reservations recommended. Look for the kiosk behind El Torito restaurant in Fisherman’s Village.

Marina del Rey Sportfishing

Marina del Rey Sportfishing

13552 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA, 920292

Take the bait and head off for some of the Marina’s fantastic sportfishing. Join one of these open-party (public) fishing trips that depart from Dock 52 and head out onto Santa Monica Bay on the hunt for halibut, yellowtail, sea bass, and more. Knowledgeable guides are on hand for the less experienced, and tackle and fishing licenses are available on the boat. Whale watching and wildlife excursions also run year-round. Whole ship buy-out is available for your private parties, too.

Marina del Rey WaterBus

Marina del Rey WaterBus

13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Try out the most exciting way to get around the Marina! Operating in summer months, the WaterBus service runs Thursdays through Sundays, plus summer holidays. For just $1 per ride, you can take the WaterBus to eight stops in the Marina, including Burton Chace Park (home of the Summer Concert Series), Fisherman’s Village, and Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Click the website button for a route map and more information.

Marina del Rey Whale Watching

Marina del Rey Whale Watching

13552 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292

Marina del Rey opens onto Santa Monica Bay, a pass-through for grey whales and humpbacks on their annual migration between the arctic and their birthing waters off Baja, Mexico. December through March offers the best whale-watching, although the trips run year-round as an opportunity to look for dolphins and many other types of sea life and sea birds. The company also runs open-party (public) sportfishing trips. Whole ship buy-out is available for your private parties, too.

 

Paddle Method

Paddle Method

14110 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Paddle Method specializes in private and group stand-up paddle lessons and tours/team-building excursions in the harbor, available by reservation. Meet up at the Paddle Method tent on the sand at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Closest parking is available in L.A. County Lot 9 at 13977 Palawan Way, and in Lot 10 at 4101 Admiralty Way.

Pro SUP Shop

Pro SUP Shop

4175 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Pro SUP Shop’s location at Marina “Mother’s” Beach is the best spot to learn this sport. The calm cove is virtually wave and current free, offering you a chance to learn to balance on your board and navigate with the paddle. Pro SUP offers hourly paddleboard and kayak rentals, and its certified staff will help guide you into the fastest growing sport in the world. Pro SUP is open daily, year-round (weather/wind depending) except some major holidays. Find the Pro SUP rental truck at the southwest end of the Jamaica Bay Inn parking lot. Paid parking allowed at hotel and at adjacent County Lot 10.

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

UCLA Marina Aquatic Center

14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

UCLA operates this aquatic center at the far end of Fiji Way. University athletes on school rowing teams are often on-site for practice, but the center runs many public programs too, including sailing lessons for youth and adults, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and windsurfing rentals. The MAC also offers guide services for groups who want to paddle or sail in the Marina with an expert leading the way.

YOGAqua

YOGAqua

13977 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Make the ocean your yoga mat with YOGAqua, which brings the practice and art of yoga into perfect fusion with stand-up paddleboarding. Group and private classes take place on the calm cove at Mother’s Beach, so there are no waves or currents to discourage beginners.