Marina Del Rey California
Brief History of Marina del Rey, California (CA)
Marina del Rey, CA is one of the largest man-made small boat harbors in the U.S. – with 19 marinas and a capacity for over 5,300 boats.
Before being able to dock your sailboat in the harbor or en-bark in the many activities that are offered today, Marina del Rey was originally a salt-marsh fed by Ballona Creek. In mid-1800s the Ballona Development Company played with the idea of turning Playa del Rey into a port. In 1936 Los Angeles County authorized $2 million to fund the harbor, and construction began shortly after – in 1965 Marina del Rey was formally dedicated. Total cost was $36.25 million for land, construction, and operation.
Marina del Rey California Activities
The marina itself is a specially designed harbor offering recreational activities that include Sailing, Sailing Lessons, Santa Monica Bay Cruises, Marina del Rey Boat Charters, Sailing trips to Catalina Island, and half to full day sport fishing trips.
Sailing Lessons in Marina del Rey, CA
Marina del Rey is a perfect place to learn how to sail, with many expert Sailing Instructors available. Here are some links below to help you make a choice.
- Blue Pacific Boating
- Blue Water Sailing
- California Sailing Academy
- Marina Sailing
- UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
Sailing and Boat Supplies in Marina del Rey
- West Marine
- Marina del Rey Sportfishing
- Action Water Sports
- Sailboats Unlimited
- Wholesale Marine
Marina del Rey Fishing and Sport Fishing Supplies
Cities Around Marina del Rey, California
- Santa Monica
- Playa del Rey
- West Los Angeles
- Los Angeles