Los Angeles Boat Rental Destination Guide

All the Boating Info You Need for your Los Angeles boat rental


Favorite Destinations in Los Angeles by the Water

Your Los Angeles boat rental can get you access to the best of both worlds. A weekend trip in LA can include sailing the waves of the Pacific Ocean and the next day you can be on the water enjoying the serenity that comes with lake boating. A Los Angeles boat rental can make it the best trip ever!

We recommend fitting both into your vacation plans, you definitely won’t be sorry! Need a place to start? Check out our recommended boating destinations below.

Lake Boating

Pyramid Lake – Pyramid Lake is perfect for an afternoon BBQ, complimentary with your very own picnic site accessible only by boat. That’s right there are five camping sites accessible only by boat that offers shade, barbecues and fishing access. The lake also has a designated swimming area (boats are not allowed).

Little Rock Lake – The launch ramp at Little Rock Lake is free and the lake is stocked in the spring and summer with brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, and batfish. Ride up the canyon for some pretty views and a chance to see some wildlife. If you’re not familiar with the area stay in the boat if and when you spot wildlife. Cougars, bobcats, and snakes are best marveled at from a safe distance.

Castaic Lake – Year round Castaic Lake is stocked with trout, which makes for great fishing! You can also catch bass, bluegill, bullhead, batfish and crappie. The best fishing in the spring and fall is in the shallow coves and in the summer and winter we suggest fishing the deeper waters for the best chance at bringing home some dinner!

Lake Elizabeth – The coolest thing about Lake Elizabeth is that is lies directly on the San Andreas Fault; it would be a sin to limit your visit to the perimeter. Secure a boat rental – we recommend a sailboat – and enjoy the view of the mountains in the background from the crystal blue waters.

Pacific Ocean Adventures

Catalina Island – You can expect opportunities for diving, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing on Catalina Island. There are two privately owned harbors that you can rent on a first-come first-served basis, but you’re better off securing the boat-in camping. It’s seclusion among the Pacific coast! These 17 camping locations on nine different islands are only accessible by boat. The camping is primitive and reservations are needed but we promise you’re not likely to forget this one-of-a-kind experience.

Whale Watching – From December to March you can likely catch a glimpse of Pacific grey whales if you head out from San Pedro to the west – just look for movement in the water. From June to October you can sometimes spot blue whales just offshore. If you’re willing to travel to see whales check out this guide for the best locations on and off the water.

Beaches / Surfing – It’s hard not to think of the beach when you think of Los Angeles. Surfing is as much a part of the culture in LA as is eating and sleeping. If surfing is your goal check out Zuma Beach, El Porto, Surfrider Beach and Big Dume. If you’re looking to soak up the rays and people watch go to Venice Beach or Country Line.

Sailing in Marina del Rey – Burton W. Chace Park is part of Marina del Rey Marina. The part is 10-acres and surrounded by water on three sides. It is also the ideal LA date location. Yes, we just recommended a marina as an ideal date location, but hear us out… In the summer you can dock your sailboat rental at the guest slips and catch an outdoor concert in the park. #bestdateever

Reserve Your Los Angeles Boat Rental

You can cruise the Pacific coast and the lakes around LA even if you are not a boat owner. Popular boat sharing websites like Boatsetter offer amazing Los Angeles boat rental options to make finding a boat for your water-based adventures easy. Search by price, passenger count, length and type of boat until you find the perfect sailboat or powerboat for your trip.

To get started check out these trending Los Angeles boat rental or start your own search.


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