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Marina del Rey: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

    1. Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

    Start your tour at Mother's Beach. Your guide will provide information about the local environment and marine life, kayaking/paddle-boarding techniques, and safety while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of Los Angeles boaters realm. Then board your kayaks and paddle towards the main channel of the Marina. On the way, observe the beautiful and extraordinary boats. Begin your search for sea lions, birds, dolphins, and other marine life.

    First time paddleboarder. Although there was not a lot of instruction, it was a fun time and our guide, Walter, was so kind and patient. Saw loads of sea lions and had a great time!

  • Malibu: Vintage VW Hippie Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

    2. Malibu: Vintage VW Hippie Sightseeing Tour with Wine Tasting

    You will meet with the tour guide at the Santa Monica Pier, where you'll be able to take cool photos with a classic hippie VW van, jump in, and head towards Malibu for wine tasting. Taste 4-6 different local wines, along with cheese, salami, and a cracker plate. After spending some time in the wine tasting room and learning the history of Malibu vineyards, drive up north along the astonishingly picturesque coastline towards the mountains, where all the vineyards are located.     Pass different vineyards and stop at a few viewpoints, where everyone will be able to take great pictures with the VW van and the beautiful Malibu landscapes. On the way down you will visit Point Dume with its breathtaking views on the cliffs and the ocean. After spending some time there,  stop at famous Malibu Pier, where you'll be able to take a walk and capture these moments with your phone or camera. From h...

    Vino and vintage VWs - how could you go wrong! The tour around Malibu was amazing and I enjoyed the wine tasting. For me as a solo traveler it was important that everyone was friendly - the atmosphere was nice and the vibes were chill. Stephen, our guide, went above and beyond to make sure we were taking care of and we definitely had the time of our life. So far this tour was the best thing I’ve done in LA!

  • Los Angeles Night Cruise in Marina del Rey with Dinner

    3. Los Angeles Night Cruise in Marina del Rey with Dinner

    Starlight Dinner Cruise offers a sublime evening of sightseeing, and dinner, and it all starts at Marina del Rey’s famed harbor. Guests board a sleek yacht and settle in for a 2.5-hour experience headlined by a duet entrée freshly prepared on board. All the while, grand homes, city lights and playful marine animals serve as an only-in-Southern-California backdrop.

  • Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

    4. Venice Beach: 2-hour Group Surfing Lesson

    Meet your guide at Venice Beach, one of the most famous and lively beaches in California. Take part in a 2-hour group surfing lesson which is ideal for everyone from beginners (even first timers!) to upper intermediate levels.  Start the lesson by getting geared up with the wetsuits and surfboards. Head down to the sand with your group of 5-6 fellow students. Spend the first 30-40 minutes training on the beach and learning all the important aspects of surfing. Your professional certified instructors will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, enjoy 40 minutes with an instructor(s) in the ocean getting coaching and helpful pushes. The remaining time will be yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. After the class, an instructor will lead you to an outdoor public shower w...

    This was my first time surfing and I can’t imagine it being a better experience. The on land instructions we very detailed and clear and helped me a lot in the water. The instructor was with us the whole time giving advices and assistance whenever needed. Even it’s a group class, I felt like each of us had plenty of personal attention. The water didn’t feel cold thanks to the wetsuit. This was a fantastic memorable experience and I would never forget my first wave!

  • LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

    5. LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

    Enjoy a stress-free tour of LA with expert tour guides who will ensure you have an entertaining and educational day. Begin the tour in Santa Monica where you'll have the opportunity to explore the Santa Monica Pier. Your first stop will be Venice Beach, home of LA's skateboarding and surf culture. You will then be driven along Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards on your way to the ritzy Beverly Hills, where you will be given the opportunity to window shop for 30-minutes on Rodeo Drive.  Enjoy lunch at the Farmers' Market at The Grove (1 hour) - with hundreds of options to please everyone from the adventurous foodie to kids. You will then be whisked to Griffith Park where you will receive VIP curbside service and experience the best views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. Finally, try to spot the stars of your favorite Hollywood celebrities as you walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Great experience for being my first time in Cali!! Our tour driver was exceptional with great communication skills all around. Can’t wait to book with them again soon.

  • Los Angeles Champagne Brunch Cruise from Marina Del Rey

    6. Los Angeles Champagne Brunch Cruise from Marina Del Rey

    Relax and unwind on a 2-hour cruise departing from the famed harbor at Marina Del Rey. Enjoy a buffet brunch prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients and sip on unlimited champagne or sparkling cider. Set off on a morning cruise that offers a magical escape, even if only for a couple hours. In addition to salty breezes and abundant sunshine, Hornblower’s Champagne Brunch Cruise includes relaxing background music, free-flowing champagne and a delicious brunch buffet. Sample Brunch Buffet Menu Served upon seating: -Assorted Danish, cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, churro donuts with butter & fruit preserves -Fresh fruit, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, pineapple, grapes & berriesBuffet Table #1 -Caesar salad, focaccia croutons, roasted garlic dressing, aged parmesan cheese & romaine hearts -Asian broccoli salad, tender broccoli, carrots, scallions, snap p...

    My wife and I booked this cruise as part of our trip to LA to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. It was worth the price. The staff were great and so was the food, ambience, nonstop champagne, and lots to see. Now we know why California is the place every one wants to come for fun, good eats, great cruises, and friendly people. If there's one thing I would ask is that there were some kind of narrative provided to let those of us who do not know much about what we're seeing and experiencing, get some knowledge especially key points of the cruise. My wife and I will be back, but for the dinner cruise...we highly recommend this cruise to anyone. Couple from North Carolina Feb 2018

  • Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson

    7. Los Angeles: 2-hour Private Surfing Lesson

    Experience a fully private surf lesson which is great for people who have always wanted to learn to surf or who just want to improve their surf game.  Even first-timers are welcome to join and with a private tour, you'll be able to learn at your own pace.  Learn from your professional certified instructor, who will help make you more comfortable on the surfboard and in the water. This lesson will meet in the world famous Venice Beach, where people of all ages gather to enjoy the beautiful Southern California sun and surf. Before your lesson, get outfitted with a wet suit and surfboard before heading down to the beach. Depending on your level, either go straight to the line up with the instructor or have an extended training session on the sand as you learn all the important aspects of surfing. Your instructor will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end...

    Such a fun surf lesson! My best friend and I booked this private lesson and had Nick as our instructor. He was nice, patient and made sure we were safe out on the water. We were able to lock our backpacks while surfing in the super cute school bus turned surf bus. We even took a few cute pics after the lesson in front of the bus. Overall, great lesson at a great beach. Would absolutely recommend it!

  • Los Angeles: LA in a Day Bike Tour

    8. Los Angeles: LA in a Day Bike Tour

    Enjoy this rare find in Los Angeles by exploring the City of Angels on a bicycle. Experience the city in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. Begin on the legendary Route 66 in West Hollywood, then bike through iconic Beverly Hills and Bel-Air to have a taste of the extravagant and incredible palaces the Hollywood stars call home.  Then navigate your way through world-famous beach towns such as Santa Monica, Venice, and Marina Del Rey. Bike your way through Culver City where you will learn about the historic movie studios that put this city on the map.  Don’t worry, there will be time to rest with several breaks including lunch on the beach and several walking tours along the way. This comprehensive 32-mile excursion lets you enjoy the very best of Los Angeles and is definitely worth a place on your bucket list!

    I enjoyed the day. The guide Alex was knowledgable and good company. My mistake was not hiring an electric bike as 7 hrs in the LA sun on a push bike is harder than you think!

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What people are saying about Marina del Rey

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 126 reviews

One of the best memories from my LA trip! I booked this tour as a single participant and we had a small group of four people total. Stephen was our guide and he was absolutely amazing! He is very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife and even told us some cool stories about the local boats. I was able to get the equipment (a single kayak) that I initially requested. The paddle on the way out was easy as we were going with the current, on the way back it was a little bit harder but I expected some kind of a workout and Stephen also informed us about that, so it felt perfect overall. We spotted multiple sea lions enjoying themselves on the docks and were able to take a few cool pics with our phones. We also saw a few huge beautiful yachts in the main channel. I can recommend this experience to everyone who loves animals as this is a prefect way to see them in their natural habitat. Very peaceful and worth to do experience.

First time paddleboarder. Although there was not a lot of instruction, it was a fun time and our guide, Walter, was so kind and patient. Saw loads of sea lions and had a great time!

The tour was just the right blend of paddle boarding, information about the area and sea lions of course!

We had an absolutely great time. Saw a lot of sea lions. Our guide Walker was great.

Fun-great guide Walker, saw many sea lions—beautiful weather!