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Bareboat Charter Pricing

Bareboat Charters available only to Bluewater Students and Alumni.
(Mon – Thu)
(F, S, S) or
Boat TypeBoat Name# of hoursMax Capacity1/2 DayFull Day1/2 DayFull Day3 Days
Catalina 22′Fleet of 7 Boats44$145 $160  
Catalina 22′Fleet of 7 Boats5+4 $180 $200 
Catalina 22′Yot5+4 $180 $200 
Catalina 27′Ms. Mae 5$210$265$240$295 
Catalina 30′Valkyrie 6$235$295$270$330 
Catalina 34′Cool Change5+7 (skippered 6) $375 $450 
Catalina 309Winnie5+8 (skippered 6) $430 $506$1900
Catalina 36′Blue Otter5+8 (skippered 6) $430 $506$1900

Qualification Checkout for Multi-Day Charter

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 4+ 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: $750-1200. based on boat size (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 $150

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 60 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 $150.  Add $150 per night overnight.

Dinghy Rental:
1 – 4 days: $200
5 – 7 days: $280
Dinghy with engine add: $85

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.

Skippered Charter Pricing

(Mon – Thu)
(F, S, S) or
Boat TypeBoat NameMax
3 Hours5 Hours3 Hours5 Hours
Catalina 34′Cool Change6$900$1016$990$1118
Catalina 309′Winnie6$900$1016$990$1118
Catalina 36′Blue Otter6$900$1016$990$1118

Prices current as of: April 2022

Interested in adding a sailing lesson to your skippered charter?  This is often helpful in preparation for an upcoming class, or as a refresher if you’ve already been through some training.  Please give us a call and we can tailor your skippered charter itinerary and boat for your unique goals.

Looking for a skippered charter for your corporate event or team building?  Get all the details you need on our Corporate Events page.

A. Skippered Charter Prices include Captain / Skipper for 1 – 6 people
B. Provisioning is not included. Please bring your own special snacks and beverages onboard.
C. Charter prices, terms, and conditions subject to change without notice.
D. 50% Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable Deposit required to schedule the vessel and Captain. Balance due upon arrival. All sales are final.
E. Gratuity for the Captain is not included. Any optional gratuity for exceptional service is always appreciated.
F. We also offer maritime services for Photo shoots, and Film and Television production.

  1. Special rates available; $495 / overnight surcharge for vessel sizes up to 45′. (Does not include provisioning or beverages.)
  2. Skipper prices include Captain / Skipper for 1 – 6 people, but not optional gratuity or bareboat Captain for 7 – 12 people.
  3. Corporate regattas available for business meetings, team-building or employees in our corporate partnership program – please contact us for details.
  4. 50% Non – Refundable & Non-Transferable Deposit requested to make booking / reserve charter.
  5. Bluewater Weather Guaranteed Protection Plan: If it is raining or Small Craft warnings at the time of your charter, you can always reschedule with no problems!