Bluewater Sailing

Bluewater Sailing, Marina del Rey: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Bluewater Sailing Reviews: 4.5/5

Bluewater Sailing
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.

4.5
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Anissa T
14 contributions
Excellent Charter and Instruction Company
Nov 2017
Easy to get to in the Marina del Rey area, about 15 minutes north of LAX. The staff is friendly and professional, and cares about the quality of instruction.
Written January 27, 2018
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RCHSTZ
Newton, MA187 contributions
Great skipper, easy booking, great boat, great afternoon!
Oct 2015 • Friends
Not cheap but everything was terrific so well worth it. We got a 34' jib and main, nice boat great condition, with Brian as our skipper for the afternoon. There were just three of us so plenty of room. Can easily fit more in the cabin and above. Was a bit choppier than usual and we had all taken Dramamine or similar so that was mostly under control and Brian was very attentive to aiming in less choppy directions even taking us around the very large marina to settle down. Apparently the weather is similar all the time so enjoy the wind(was around 15 knots) and sun and beautiful views of the coast and Pelicans swooping down for snacks. Wine, Saison beer, both in cans of course in case they fell, and cheese were just right for this 4 hour tour. Easy parking. We were able to steer and help with the sails-- whatever you are qualified and able to do. Brian even gave us local restaurant recommendations and I already tried one and it was exactly as billed (killer cafe... Check it out-- a NY style diner in LA). Would definitely do this again when in LA.
Written October 18, 2015
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Richard P
Los Angeles, CA137 contributions
Excellent
Aug 2015
We had a great Caption: Dane. Thanks so much! We learned everything about sailing from a true professional
Written August 30, 2015
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Steven K
78 contributions
Top of class
Jun 2015 • Solo
I have been coming to BlueWater for over two years. I personally can't say enough about the complete courses that are offered here. I have been through all the private classes that they offer and honestly the cost more than the multiple student classes but if you are looking for a ton of experience this is the class for you! Also they offer Weds evening racing classes that are a ton of fun and gives you a totally different view of sailing.

I highly recommend BlueWater and hope you give them a shot!
Written June 3, 2015
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Kim M
Lancaster, CA250 contributions
Fantastic
Mar 2015 • Friends
Another couple, my husband, and I wanted to go sailing but none of us had any experience, we contacted Bluewater Sailing. They had many choices of boat sizes and skippers for most price ranges. We chose a 34' Catalina and a skipper for about $150 each.

What a great time and great day. Chas (Charles) was our skipper and he was an expert. Everything he did made this one of our most wonderful days.

Bluewater has a variety of boats, answers all questions, and sincerely wants their customers to love their experience. All of us would recommend this company again.
Written March 15, 2015
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Bilal P
London, UK4 contributions
ASA course 101
Nov 2014 • Solo
I did the basic keelboat course for the American Sailing Association exam 101 and passed with 98%, thanks to my excellent tutor Bryan. I found the school to be pleasant, friendly and professional. Amy runs the office really well. I had not done any sailing before but I soon got into the swing of it, and after 3 days of private tuition, was able to take my Catalina 22 out into the open ocean with a crew of two all by myself (sticking to near the coast). It's a great feeling. The marina on Saturday is crowded with lots of boats so if you're a nervous first timer like me, then you might want to do the course on a weekday if you can do that. But then again, negotiating the boats is all part of the fun and you get to learn rights of way too. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I wouldn't hesitate recommending Bluewater to anyone. Thanks Bryan, Amy and Elliot!
Written November 24, 2014
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Eileen O
Carbondale, CO8 contributions
Great overall experience
Sep 2014 • Friends
A spur of the moment decision to take sailing classes over the Labor Day weekend led to one of the most fun and informative experiences I have had. Amy responded promptly to my email inquiry with a phone call and was very friendly and helpful in accommodating our last minute plans to join the beginners keelboat class. Neither of us had any experience in sailing, but had the desire to learn. We stopped by the day before the class and Elliot took the time to welcome us and recommend some good dining options, shopping, etc. I must admit I expected to get preliminary sailing instruction, but after three full days of classroom and intensive hands on sailing, I felt that I could understand and execute all the phases of sailing, from readying the boat, basic sailing maneuvers and the docking process. We sailed with a small 4 person group, one day with Elliot and two days with Brian. Both are excellent and patient instructors and they made sure each of us had experience in all the phases of sailing. Both of us passed the certification test. I am looking forward to returning for more instruction and some open sail time. Definitely opened my eyes to the exhilaration of sailing. Can't wait to return!
Written September 9, 2014
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Forrest
Oregon1 contribution
Never here again
Aug 2014 • Solo
Elloit openly argued with one student in front of the rest of us and threatened we could only practice on buoys instead of real docks. A particularly attractive female was given priority and more time at the helm than the rest of us while he constistantly paid more attention to her. Of seven students, only two passed a written exam after the course. I attribute the abismal failure of more than 70 percent of the class to poor teaching skills.
Written August 24, 2014
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Phineasfogg25
Palm Springs, CA167 contributions
Easy access to Santa Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean
Aug 2014 • Couples
Sailed and raced sailboats there for 12 years. A mile and a half sail in harbor to clear breakwater at entrance to Marina del Rey.
Written August 16, 2014
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My3KidsDad
Colorado17 contributions
Great bareboat charter
Jan 2013 • Friends
Small operation that took care of what I needed. Their boats are in good shape. People are friendly. We took a 4 hour private instruction because we had never been to Marina Del Ray and we were chartering a boat bigger than what we were used to. Martin, the instructor, was knowledgeable and a good instructor. The next day we chartered a boat for the day. All in all a great experience with this company. We will definitely return soon. Their website appears to not be updated, it is best to call them directly for information.
Written January 26, 2013
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