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Bareboat Charters

Boat Usage and Bareboat Charters

Bluewater Sailing’s fleet is reserved for student use. The fleet is available for day sails and multi-day charters to active students and qualified alumni who have passed a multi-day charter checkout process.

Bluewater Sailing offers an entire spectrum of yachts sizes available for bareboat or crewed charters in the Southern California area: daysails, weekends or longer.

Or call +1 (310) 823-5545 for more information.

Bareboat Charter Details

Multi-day bareboat chartering is contingent upon successfully completing a written exam and an on the water demonstration of skills, prior to the day of charter. This is a 3+ hour process that evaluates your safe sailing abilities as well as orients you with the boat and the cruising area. However, this session is not meant to be instructional and we cannot guarantee success. It is mandatory that the skipper be well trained and knowledgeable, including prior experience on a boat such as the one to be chartered. 

Checkout Session Fees:

Checkout fee: $520. (Monday – Thursday only)

(We’re sorry we cannot accommodate checkouts Friday, Saturday, Sunday as this is our busiest time of the week. )

Overnight privilege checkout: add $120

Bareboat Charters (available only to Bluewater Students and Alumni)
(Mon – Thu)
(F, S, S) or
Boat TypeBoat NameMax Capacity Day Sail/ (Night Berths)1/2 DayFull Day1/2 DayFull Day3 Days
Catalina 22′4 Hours4$125 $140  
Catalina 22′5+ Hours4 $160 $190 
Catalina 22′Libre / Primo4$150 $165  
Catalina 22′Yot4 $180 $210 
Catalina 27′Ms Mae5$175$180$195$240 
Catalina 30′Valkyrie6$195$210$225$270 
Catalina 34′Cool Change7 $320 $370 
Catalina 309Winnie8 / (4) $370 $440$1600
Catalina 36′Blue Otter8 / (6) $370 $440$1600

Other Fees and Information

Charter Times:
Charter start and completion times are from the Bluewater Sailing Office in Marina del Rey.  The period for a full day charter is from 10AM to 30 minutes before Sunset.

Annual Service:
The annual service fee of $330 is included with any ASA course combination package you take with Bluewater Sailing.

No Cleaning or Monthly Club Fees:
We are a facility dedicated to education and service, not monthly fees.  People come to learn to sail safely and stay for our flexibility and good service.

Cancellation / Refund Policy:
50% nonrefundable deposit required to schedule a charter with balance due on arrival.  All sales final. Cancellation within 60 days of reservation: no credit unless we can fill your time slot.

Diesel Fuel Surcharge:
Half Day $15, Full Day $20, Per Day with Overnight $35

Security Deposit:
Security deposit is based on boat size.
under 25′ $1200, under 32′ $2450, under 37′ $2950, under 45′ $3550

Overnight Charters:
Vessel pre-board: add $140.  Add $95 per night overnight.

Dinghy Rental:
1 – 4 days: $160
5 – 7 days: $280
Dinghy with engine add: $65

Linen Service:
$ 60 per couple per trip.

Optional Gratuities:  Gratuities allowed and appreciated for good service and not included in pricing.

Terms: Rates, terms, policies, course outlines or boats subject to change without notice.

Bluewater Sailing Guarantee:
If it is raining or the conditions are deemed dangerous at the time of your charter, you can reschedule with no problem.

Contact us to book your Bareboat Charter today!

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