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Address: Catalina Yacht Anchorage, 13505 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Great skipper, easy booking, great boat, great afternoon!

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... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2015
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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64 reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a great Caption: Dane. Thanks so much! We learned everything about sailing from a true professional

Thank Richard P
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Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

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!... More 

Thank Steven K
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30 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2015

While staying in Los Angeles for 3 weeks, I took advantage to book a basic kneelboat class with Bluewater Sailing. Split up over 2 week ends, we spent a total of almost 20 hours sailing. 9 students were spilt up on 3 catalinas 22. each student got his share of time at the helm, and the instructors made sure that... More 

Thank kesslerg
Lancaster, California
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85 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2015

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... More 

Thank Kim M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2014

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... More 

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Carbondale, CO
2 reviews
Reviewed September 9, 2014

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... More 

Thank Eileen O
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

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... More 

Thank FDS200
Palm Springs, California
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153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2014

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.

Thank Phineasfogg25
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2013

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... More 

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