Rent A Boat Near Los Angeles, California - Updated 2021

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The ‘City of Angels’, Los Angeles in California, USA has a ton of attractions for every type of visitor. Some visitors are attracted to the miles of sandy beaches, some to its mountainous terrain, some to its laidback culture, some to the charms of Hollywood, and some to the delicious food. Whatever your reason for visiting, there is just no escaping the lure of sunny Los Angeles! A classic Southern Californian city, it has a gorgeous Pacific Ocean coastline and several protected harbours and marinas perfect for sailing, fishing, or just relaxing on a boat. And instead of staying at conventional accommodations like hotels, apartments, or hostels, try a boat rental for your next visit to Los Angeles. From luxurious boats to compact sailboats and everything else in between, you can choose from a variety of options. Take a look at our list of the best options if you want to rent a boat near Los Angeles, California, to make the right choice for your stay.

1. Quaint and simple sailboat in Marina del Rey (from USD 89)

Situated right by Venice Beach in the heart of Marina del Rey near Los Angeles is this quaint 34-foot sailboat (10 metres) that easily sleeps three guests. The interior of the boat is made from classic mahogany wood, and many modern amenities like television, air purifier, dehumidifier, fridge, heaters, etc. are available in the boat. There is a living-cum-dining area, a bedroom, a kitchenette and an outside cockpit. Venice Beach is at a walking distance from the boat. The attractions of Malibu and Santa Monica are also a short drive away.

Under the Moon
Marina del Rey, California, United States
103 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was great to have all the extra amenities like a/c and tvs with internet and wifi
plenty of room to enjoy a movie on the tv without being all over each other
the bathroom and showers on the dock were sparkling clean and easily accessible
the marina facilities are beautiful and super clean
the facilities were clean and close to the slip
the place is clean offer nice views and convenient location
the host is very friendly and accommodating
super close to everything
the location was super convenient
wonderful unique place in a beautiful location at a great price very central and close to restaurants and bars
an absolute perfect location to unwind and relax
close to variety of restaurants and bars you can easily walk to as well
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2. Eclectic and compact sailboat in Marina del Rey (from USD 164)

Nestled in a quiet marina of Marina del Rey, this funky little sailboat packs a mighty punch for its compact size! The boat has an eclectic decor with a lot of colourful fixtures and furnishings. Amenities include a full kitchen, flat-screen television, multiple sleeping spaces both indoor and outdoor, a hammock between the masts, and more. From the deck, take in the tranquillity of the gentle marina waters and gaze at the millions of stars that light up the California sky. Venice Beach is an easy walk away. About five to ten restaurants are at a short walking distance from the boat.

Eclectic 40' boat with free parking
Marina del Rey, California, United States
8 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
host was a good communicator
great host to work with
great time on the boat host was very accessible and welcoming
super easy stay aaron was really communicative and helpful
we had a great stay aaron was helpful boat was a blast and very comfortable
great location and accommodations
great location to base your trip to la from
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3. Cosy houseboat close to restaurants and shops

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Long Beach near Los Angeles, California is this quaint houseboat that has plenty of amenities. The boat has a furnished salon with a galley, bathroom, comfortable bedroom, and additional sleeping space, too. There is a huge deck area with ample space to move around. The boat also doubles up as a private commercial charter boat for sunset, whale watching, or private harbour cruises. The boat is a stone’s throw away from the multitude of restaurants and speciality shops at Shoreline Village boardwalk. Plenty of biking and walking paths are also close by. Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is a short walk away, too.

Cozy Boat at Shoreline Village
Long Beach, California, United States
283 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and a comfortable space in a lively city
the heater worked well and was nice and quiet
you can enjoy amazing view but you can not take shower in the boat
the boat was safe and secure and amenities made it comfortable
i would do this as a single again and as a couple if you’re comfortable with boat living
very clean i was nervous about staying on a boat and how clean it would be
it was comfortable clean and exactly as described
chuck's boat is always clean and well stocked
boat was clean with the basics
the boat is very clean and cozy
the boat and the host were exactly as promised
chuck was a great host
kind of made me feel like a little kid playing house
very attentive & friendly
he was kind and understanding and retracted the ticket so i got off the hook
great location in long beach
great location and fun boat
fun stay in a unique location
unique experience at a great location
great place to stay near the convention center
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4. Sailboat rental at a walking distance to Venice Beach

Stay on a remarkable 30-foot (9 metres) sailboat in Marina del Rey that is perfect for two guests. The boat has all the amenities that you would look for in a vacation accommodation, including comfy beds, kitchen, a half-bath, and deck area. Additionally, guests also have access to a smart TV, complimentary Netflix, Amazon Prime, Xbox, and kayaking and fishing gear. The marina boardwalk and Venice Beach are at a walking distance from the boat.

Stay on the Water! Walk to Venice Beach!
Marina del Rey, California, United States
43 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
shower at the marina was also clean and recently updated
i do enjoy to staying here easy to find close bathroom clean boat owner prepare many thing useful
jackson was very responsive and a great host cool experience and great value
really cool place on the marina host gives good instructions for meeting and finding it
amazing location too & great value for money
couldn’t get a better location with the best value possible
great experience walking distance from the boardwalk and all the other attractions
jackson’s place was very comforting
bathroom is a bit of a walk but if you don't mind that it's perfect
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5. Large two-storey boat on the harbour

Enjoy a family gathering or a fun stay with friends on this very large and spacious two-storey boat. The interior of the boat has a tasteful decor and plenty of space to move around. The sleeping quarters are comfortable and provide gorgeous marina views. A full bathroom, kitchen, and barbecue are also available to guests. A nice deck to enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails is located at the back of the boat. With its convenient location in the Marina del Rey harbour, several restaurants and supermarkets are close by.

Gorgeous Boat on the Harbor
Marina del Rey, California, United States
32 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
everything is comfortable and clean
stefan's boat was clean and just like the pictures
the boat was very clean and actually larger than it looked in the photos
stefans friend patrick checked us in and he was really helpful in showing us around
patrick and stephen have an amazing boat and are great hosts
it was a pretty cool experience and stefan (host) was really welcoming and friendly
i had the best experience staying on the boat patrick and stefan were fantastic hosts
he was extremely responsive throughout the process and ensured that we had an amazing time
the location is great as there are plenty of restaurants nearby and of course the beach
the marina is close to restaurants and supermarkets which makes stocking up on supplies easy
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6. Remodelled boat with free SUP rentals

With its peaceful location in a luxury marina, this remodelled 34-foot (10 metres) houseboat is a perfect home base from your Southern California adventures. The boat has a well-furnished lounging area, large and comfy berth bed with skylight, dining area with electric heater, a kitchenette and a small bathroom, as well as a relaxing deck with barbecue. Venice Beach is a short Uber ride away from the boat and Marina Del Rey’s Mother’s Beach is also close by. Free stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals are also available.

Next Door to Venice - Toasty on the Water
Marina del Rey, California, United States
99 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was great to have breakfast on the deck overlooking the other boats in the marina
the kitchen has a great coffee machine fridge and microwave
best sleep i've ever had on a business trip with the cool sea air and comfy bed
the table breaks down and turns into a queen bed which was extremely comfortable
the toilets on the dock are immaculate shower is brilliant also
but the place is clean and fun
the place was super clean & perfect for me
dock bathrooms were clean
the dockside toilets and showers were immaculately clean and fine for our short stay
the women's bathroom is clean men's was not
gina is a great host
gina is a great host
gina was awesome and a great host
host was helpful and flexible
roomy and the host was amazing
good location with parking options
extremely comfortable in a great location
it's super close venice beach and only 20 minutes too lax
as far as location it’s in a perfect spot
the location was perfect lots of great restaurants around
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7. Classic houseboat with Cabrillo Way marina views

Enjoy the classic boat life aboard this classic 37-foot (11 metres) boat located in the Cabrillo Way marina in Los Angeles. The boat has a furnished living room, galley and dining area, master bedroom, small bathroom, and a spacious deck to enjoy sunset marina views from. Guests can walk to the USS Iowa battleship from the boat. Several restaurants on the wharf are also a short walk away.

1984 Chris Craft Commander "Dream" Boat
Los Angeles, California, United States
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Clean, well-kept, and comfortable boat in Long Beach

Situated in a quiet and beautiful marina in Long Beach, this clean and comfortable boat is perfect for your adventures in Southern California. There is a very spacious living-cum-dining area, cabin bed, and functional bathroom in the boat. Amenities like heating, television, and free parking are also available to the guests. Restaurants and shops are at a short drive from the boat. Los Angeles is also a quick drive away.

Marina del Rey, California, United States
31 reviews
Private room in boat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Boat living in Los Angeles

Enjoy a unique way of experiencing the sights and sounds of Los Angeles and nearby areas with a stay on a boat. Choose from compact sailboats to luxurious vessels with our recommendations boat rentals near Los Angeles, California.

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