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Private Yacht Charter Destinations
Are you ready to check out some of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets? Charter a private yacht and escape the city for a personalized experience along one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. Choose a trip that fits your charter’s duration, fall in love with one of our most popular destinations and book a charter for the recommendation time, or contact us and create something one-of-a-kind. No matter where you go, you won’t want to leave.
4 Hours or Less
4 Hours to 8 Hours
and 8 Hours or More
Marina del Rey & Santa Monica
Tap into the magic of our most popular charter under four hours. See the beautiful Marina del Rey harbor, venture out to the Santa Monica Pier, and try to spot dolphins on the way back.
Marina Del Rey Harbor
Enjoy a fun and exciting afternoon or beautiful evening sunset aboard one of our luxurious yachts with a private Marina del Rey harbor cruise. If you’re looking for an adventure and top-notch experience but only have a few hours, spend it on a private yacht taking in the stunning views of the harbor; home to nearly 5,000 boats and some of Los Angeles’ most incredible super yachts.
Kick back and relax as you cruise along the colorful buildings of Fisherman’s Village, modeled after a New England-style seaside town. Along the way, catch the breeze, soak up the sun, and snap a selfie with the sea lions and pelicans. Pair your yacht rental with great food by pulling up to waterfront restaurants and having a meal delivered to you. Dockside restaurants Killer Shrimp, Killer Sushi, and the Marriott’s Brizo are great places to begin, whereas an ice cream cone from Fisherman’s Village is a great place to end.
Whether it’s partying during a coastal cruise, taking in unmatched sunsets, or just spending time disconnecting with family and friends, there’s a little something for everyone on our Marina Del Rey Harbor cruise.
Santa Monica Pier Cruise
You’ve never seen LA like this before. Join us on the water for an incredible coastal cruise on a private yacht. This iconic LA landmark isn’t just the set for countless movies, but that’s definitely part of the charm. Make sure to bring your camera, the amusement park on the pier is the perfect backdrop for a group photo; at night, the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel lights up in all its glory.
Santa Monica beach is a hot spot with 3.5 miles of gorgeous coastline that sees more than eight million visitors a year. You’ll have unparalleled views and never have to fight the crowds from the comfort of your luxury yacht. The icing on the cake, dolphins are common in the area and frequently play in the waves of the boat so close you can nearly touch them.
Guests love this chance to see a new side of the coast and unplug in the sunshine, at sunset, and under the stars. Whether you want to unwind or plan a special celebration, book our Santa Monica Pier yacht cruise for a wonderful experience.
Paradise Cove Malibu & Lunada Bay Palos Verdes
If you love calm seas and want to take advantage of the amenities a private yacht charter provides, you’ll be glad you booked one of these luxury yacht trips. Our most popular destinations for charters between 4-8 hours, you’ll enjoy the cruising the coastline, dropping anchor at a gorgeous cove, and paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, or even a barbecunig on the water.
Paradise Cove Malibu
Marvel at one of the most scenic coastlines in the world as your private yacht cruises just offshore of Malibu. Set between the rolling Santa Monica mountains and the endless Pacific Ocean, you’ll enjoy the same views as the famous beachfront properties.
That’s just the cruise out though. Our destination is Paradise Cove, a protected inlet truly deserving of its name. Tucked at the northern tip of the Santa Monica Bay, behind California’s western most point, this location provides calm seas and cool breezes giving you time to enjoy the luxury that a Malibu yacht trip should provide. Bring your swimsuits and enjoy paddleboarding and kayaking, or lay back on our inflatable island hangout and catch a tan. Throw some food on the barbecue and grab a cold drink to enjoy a full day charter with friends and family.
Wrap it all up by watching the sun set behind you and, since we frequently spot dolphins in the area, with a bit of luck, your day will end with a VIP escort home.
Lunada Bay Palos Verdes
On this unique yacht tour, you’ll head to the Southern tip of Santa Monica Bay and take in some truly unique views along the way. Setting anchor in Lunada Bay, an intimate inlet under the cliffs of Palos Verdes, you’ll get a chance to lay out and enjoy a luxurious afternoon on your own yacht.
The trip starts with a laugh, just outside the Marina you’ll pass sea lions piled on top of each other on mooring balls outside Dockweiler Beach. Don’t forget to look up though, you’ll be passing under LAX and might be able to time a photo of you on your private yacht with a jumbo jet overhead. It isn’t just the ocean that’s beautiful though, the coast is stunning as well. Ghostly roads that lead nowhere from 1930s neighborhoods no longer there and picturesque homes stacking the Manhattan Beach hillsides provide remarkable backdrops as you cruise.
Once you reach the cove, you’ll set anchor under the gorgeous Palos Verdes Cliffs, where homes cling to the sides and secret paths wind down to private beaches. With the boat at anchor, you now have time to get out the paddleboards and kayaks, throw some food on the BBQ, and enjoy some fun in the sun.
When your group is sufficiently sunburned and the sun starts getting low, grab a blanket, head to the bow to see the sky catch fire, and watch for whales and dolphins coming up for air as they feed in the nearby deep-water canyons!
Two Harbors Catalina & Avalon Catalina
If a full day or overnight charter is what you have in mind, Two Harbors and Avalon on Catalina Island are the destinations to set course for. The only two towns on the island, these harbors are truly unique and should not be missed.
Two Harbors, Catalina Island
Charter a private yacht for a day on the water and head to Two Harbors Catalina Island. This laid-back town is located on the largely undeveloped west-end of the island. The town’s one general store and one restaurant are surrounded by stunning hills, beaches, and reefs, providing all you’ll need for an idyllic sunny California vacation.
From the yacht you can cruise the island to take in views of untouched coastline. Borrow our binoculars to find an island buffalo. If you want a truly personalized experience, let our crew give you a tour of the different coves and mooring fields field with beautiful yachts and sailboats. Our favorites are Fourth of July, Cherry Cove, Howlands Landing, and Emerald Bay.
If you’re up for an adventure, head to shore and take one of the dozens of hiking trails and try to catch a glimpse of the island’s infamous wild buffalo or cross the isthmus and stroll along Cat Harbor (the backside of Two Harbors). From there you can test how far you can see into the horizon. Want to stick closer to the yacht but still crave something special, paddleboard and snorkel as you count the stunningly orange California state fish, the Garibaldi.
If you’re feeling less rugged and don’t want to brave the wild buffalo, check out the buffalo milk cocktail at the town’s restaurant (no real buffalo milk, but a seriously delicious treat!). The towns restaurant frequently hosts live bands and serves food and drink on an expansive outdoor patio and even at tables literally on the beach; providing you a meal with your toes in the sand.
This is a unique yacht charter experience that will leave you feeling like you just enjoyed Southern California in all its natural beauty, the way it would have been a hundred years ago. It’s something that shouldn’t be missed.
Avalon, Catalina Island
Elevate your yacht charter experience and head to Avalon. You’ll enjoy the island’s captivating beauty as you cruise along the untouched sections only to end at the a vibrant island town. Stay aboard and spot historic landmarks like the Catalina Casino or have food delivered from the island’s restaurants directly to the yacht.
No need to feel marooned on the yacht. Have our crew take you to shore by dinghy and immerse yourself in this lively island town. Shops, restaurants, and spas provide plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy island life. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, rent a golf cart to tour the surrounding areas or
actually spend a couple hours golfing on the island’s course. If you’re really feeling daring, see the island from the treetops as you zip line across the canopies.
Take your trip to the next level by visiting during the annual Catalina Wine Mixer or one of the summer’s Descanso Beach DJ. There’s no shortage of fun things to do on the island, so everyone in your group will get a taste of something they love and no-one will leave without making memories that will last a lifetime.
FOR A FANTASTIC AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE…
Let us create the perfect package for you!
All Yachts: Fun in the sun (hopefully!), the yacht, USCG licensed captain, crew, fuel, and landing fees
Outsiders: Complimentary water/sodas/non-alcoholic refreshments, ice, (2) paddleboards, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen
Starting Over: Complimentary water/sodas/non-alcoholic refreshments, ice, (2) paddleboards, (1) kayak, (1) inflatable island, beach towels, and a fully equipped kitchen
Calico: Complimentary water/sodas/non-alcoholic refreshments, ice, paddle boards, floaties, towels, cups, plates, napkins, utensils. Use of stove/oven require stewardess addon.
Last Light: Complimentary cooler & ice, (2) paddle boards, and an outdoor grill ($50 addon).
Yes – The destinations listed are our most popular locations because of the experiences they provide, but there are countless other places to see and visit and explore. If you’re interested in something unique, contact us and we are happy to discuss in more detail.
Yes – We love when guests choose us for their special occasions and are happy to let guests decorate. Please understand that it isn’t always possible to board the yacht before your charter begins in order to decorate though. If you know you’ll need a significant amount of setup time it’s best to book an extra hour so you have access to the yacht. If you’re unsure, contact us and we are happy to discuss in more detail.
Yes – Our yachts all have Bluetooth stereo systems thorought, but we are happy to accommodate a live DJ if guests prefer. Each yacht has a few locations that work well for this, but it is typically best if you can bring a plastic folding table and a white extension cord. That way your DJ can get setup in a location with a view!
Yes – All of our yachts have fully equipped kitchens. If you’d like suggestions on caterers or chefs we’ve had great experiences with contact us and we are happy to discuss in more detail.