California Dream Tours
California Dream Tours
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Boat ToursBoat RentalsPrivate ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingDay Trips
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
California Dream Tours offers private boat charters that are sure to be memorable! We have a USCG Captain who is excited to share his knowledge of the ocean and love of the Los Angeles coastline with our customers. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party, graduation, wedding photos, charter event, potential business clients, memorial at sea, or watching the sunset, the views of the coast along Santa Monica is very unique. Each charter is customizable and personalized to accommodate your needs. With plenty of room to spread out, you can sit back and relax as we show you all the sights of the Marina del Rey Harbor and the coastline. We want to make your experience aboard the Emory S Land an unforgettable one!
Marina del Rey, California
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elizabethlascheid
Los Angeles, CA4,845 contributions
Sep 2019
If you have time when near Marina Del Rey stop at California Dream Tours and take an ocean tour with a great captain who will explain what there is to see and do his best to find cool seals and if you are lucky dolphins and now and again a whale.

You can ask when you get there what you might see on the tour. Make a reservation they are on line or give them a call.

It really is relaxing and beautiful. Have a great time.
Written December 15, 2019
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Courtney E
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
This tour is a must do if you're visiting LA! My partner and I just got back from 5 days in Los Angeles, and the tour was a definite highlight for us. We opted for a half day tour and it was honestly fantastic, the day went so quickly and we enjoyed ourselves so much that we wished we had done a full day instead. You really get to see so many great places that you might not make it to otherwise, depending on where you're staying. The best part about the whole experience though was our guide Joss! He made us feel so welcome and comfortable that we were able to just relax and enjoy the day. He also gave us some great suggestions of where to go and places to eat for the remainder of our trip which was great because we love our food. We've done many different types of day-tours before and Joss is hands-down the best guide we've had the pleasure of meeting. We would 100% recommend this tour to anyone visiting LA and happily go on another tour with Joss!
Written February 6, 2016
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Jon M
Stoke-on-Trent, UK268 contributions
Jan 2018
Joss showed us all of the highlights of LA, with very good timings so that we never felt rushed. He took us to the Farmer's Market for lunch, and recommended somewhere great for lunch. He went the extra mile when taking photos for us, to make sure he got great shots. I highly recommend this company for your choice of tour.
Written January 23, 2018
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mitchandmichelle2017
Winnipeg, Canada18 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We booked the LA Highlight Tour online approx. 2 weeks before our trip to LA based on reviews and a reasonable price compared to other tours.
I knew the minute Joss picked us up at our Bed & Breakfast and greeted us in French, we were going to have a great day with him. Joss is courteous and has a great sense of humor! He made us feel comfortable and we enjoyed conversing with him in French.
Joss drove us and three other lovely German girls in his air conditioned Mercedes van for four and a half hours. There was never a dull moment! We stopped at some major attractions - Hollywood Blvd. being our favorite!
Joss is very knowledgeable and we greatly appreciated him offering to take amazing panoramic photos of us! He dropped us off at the Farmer's Market where we enjoyed having a cold jug of beer with the girls on our tour!
We would highly recommend Joss and California Dream Tours to anyone visiting LA. Merci beaucoup Joss pour une merveilleuse tournée!! Mitch & Michelle
Written September 1, 2017
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Christy G
Aberdeen, UK45 contributions
My parents & I went to Los Angeles on the first stop of our American holiday. As we only had three days in LA and had other things planned we wanted to find a tour that would show us as much as possible of the city. I did plenty of research before our trip looking at a few other companies before finding California Dream Tours. Upon reading the excellent reviews I decided to make an enquiry.

Being from the UK I thought there would be a delay in receiving a response however this was not the case. Within 24 hours Sarah had replied saying that it would be no problem to book the Los Angeles Grand Tour for the day we had asked & gave us all the information regarding meeting times etc!

On the day of the tour Joss arrived on time to meet us at our hotel. We were the only three people booked in for that day so it made the tour feel more personal. As soon as the tour started Joss told us the plan for the day & asked us a bit about ourselves. He took us to the Griffith Observatory to see the sign and beautiful views of LA, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Blvd., Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and more. We were given lots of facts & information at every place we visited & Joss even gave us some recommendations for the rest of our trip.

We stopped at the farmers market for lunch. The food was brilliant & very reasonably priced. We were given ample time at each location & Joss was always more than happy to take photos for us.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day & wouldn't hesitate in recommending this tour to anyone that wants to see the sites of LA, especially those who have limited time in the city.

Thank you Sarah for all your help in booking the tour & thank you Joss for being such an awesome & knowledgable tour guide. :-)
Written October 29, 2014
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themelloyello
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Oct 2014 • Solo
If you are wanting a typical, regimented tour, this is not the tour for you. But if you are a traveler and not a tourist, if you like humor, education, cultural insight and all of the above, I highly recommend California Dream Tours and request for Joss as your guide. He was a vibrant person whom I felt was truly passionate about providing the best service for his customers.

I travel a lot and seek comfort when I can. We floated through Los Angeles in comfort and style in a Mercedes Van, which was super clean and nicely air conditioned (complimentary water too!!). I know that California is all about the sun, but the cool air gave us nice breaks in between sites during the 6 hour Grand Tour. The size of the Van was also ideal. The large interior provided good visibility of the city as we were driving (photo opportunities), but was intimate enough to share travel stories with fellow globe trotters.

Overall, Joss provided a comprehensive glimpse of popular and hidden Los Angeles in a fun way. I had tons of photo opportunities and he was very patient. Sarah was amazing and made the booking really easy too. I would definitely recommend this company to my friends whether they are families, couples or solo travelers.
Written October 10, 2014
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Chill Out Sailing
Long Beach, CA17 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This two hours experience was just amazing !during the sunset we could have admired dozens of dolphins jumping around the boat, and captain Joss super welcoming !
Written March 21, 2019
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Catherine T
Knutsford, UK67 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
What an incredible evening! My friend and I did a sunset cruise with Joss on Friday. Everything was exactly as advertised and was worth every penny. Not only is Joss hugely knowledgeable about the area and the ocean, he is also an unbelievable photographer with a great sense of humour and a really approachable style. Nothing was too much trouble for Joss and he really made our evening. It was a special experience that we will remember for a long time. You will not be disappointed.
Written September 12, 2018
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Thank you very much Catherine and im so please you did enjoy it. See you next time when you stop by LA :) ! Capt Joss
Written September 25, 2018
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Kristin D
Columbus12 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
We recently spent several nights in L.A. with our 15 year old and 4 year old. (Understandably, sometimes tough to please everyone) This tour was top notch. Joss, our tour guide, was simply fantastic. We booked the grand tour (6 hours), and no one was bored. He was great with our kids, and was able to simultaneously engage my husband and me. I can't say enough good things about this tour. Highly recommend!
Written January 29, 2016
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Stacy H
Brentwood, CA3 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
If you do this tour, and I recommend you do, as it is worth every penny you'll spend on it, I recommend you have Joss as your guide. We did the Highlight Tour which takes about four and a half hours and covers a vast area, with a few surprises along the way. Joss was funny and full of information (not to mention, you'll have a built in amazing photographer to capture your memories in pictures). It is worth it!
Written December 30, 2015
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