Gourmet Sailing Charter
Experience the waters of Marina del Rey, California by boat!! Charter the 36' Islander Sailing Sloop for up to 8 people. Rates as low as $150 per hour for couples (minimum of 2 hours). Rates: • $150 per hour for couples • $200 per hour for groups of 3 to 6 • $270 per hour for groups 7-8 Rates are per group not per person. PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE CA STATE TAXE 9.5% AND LA COUNTY BOARDING FEE $50 PER PICK UP. THIS WILL BE DUE AFTER THE SAIL What You Can Expect: The yacht that you will get to enjoy is a classic 1976 Islander 36' sloop named “Prima Stella”. Built out of a fiberglass hull, with a wood-cored fiberglass deck and cabin roof. It has a skeg-mounted rudder and fin keel. The hull and rig were designed by Alan Gurney. The deck, cockpit, and interior were designed by Joseph Artese Design. The interior and exterior designs consist of beautiful teak and holly. "Cruising World", still votes it as one of their favorites, listing it in the top 25 greatest production mon0hulls of all time. During the last few years of production the I-36 interiors were largely finished in teak, with a teak and holly cabin sole (floor). Earlier models also used the teak and holly floor, with a mix of white fiberglass and teak accents on the bulkheads (walls) in the living areas. Ventilation below deck is provided by two overhead hatches and six opening cabin ports. There are also four, larger, non-opening side windows. The foredeck is typical, containing an anchor roller and locker, two mooring cleats, and the forestay. The area under the roller and cleats is trimmed out in teak. The front overhead hatch is on an elevated section over the V-berth portion of the cabin. There is a clear space between the anchor locker and the cabin allowing for maneuverability on deck. The cockpit is reasonably deep, with small- to medium-sized drains. First Star has a wheel for steering, and an emergency tiller attachment. An engine monitor panel is to the right of the wheel, about knee height. To port and starboard are cockpit coaming boxes. A locker with engine access is in the starboard bench, and two lazarettes on the aft bench, with the tiller attachment placed between them. From the companionway the galley is immediately to starboard, while a chart table over a drawer stack is to port. A wall separates the aft end of the galley from the cockpit sail locker. The galley is separated on its forward side from the main cabin by a low wall. Aft of the chart table is a quarter berth. Forward of the chart table and galley are two settees; the port settee is able to unfold into a double sleeping berth. Forward is a hanging locker to the starboard side and a head to the port side. The mast passes through the cabin roof at the aft-most point of the head. At the most forward section of the main cabin is door to the v-berth, master stateroom. This sleeping area contains a second hanging locker, plus an anchor locker door at the narrow end of the v-berth. The head has a door, sink with storage underneath, shower, and toilet. The galley has a sink, refrigerated icebox, and a combined stove/oven fuel by CNG (Natural Gas). Prima Stella follows the general layout for most single-mast sailing yachts, having a mainsail and a foresail, with the cockpit at the back of the boat. She is powered by an inboard Perkins 108 Diesal engine. Prima Stella is a heavy cruising yacht designed to sail the world’s oceans in style, grace, beauty, safety, comfort, and class. There is nothing like an Islander 36 for comfort. The motion underway is like an antique Mercedes-Benz. She sits very sturdy in the water. On multi-day trips to Santa Catalina Island and the other Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California, First Star can sleep up to five guests inside the cabin and a couple more under the stars in the cockpit. She is wired for sound with a 600W stereo system and speakers all over the boat for that surround-sound effect. Bring your CDs or iPod! Guests may bring an additional bottle of wine if desired. I have a refrigerator to chill wine. Our Captain will be featuring his gourmet hors d'oeuvres with a bottle of sparkling rose. Cheeses and wines change weekly. Wine Glasses included. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Cruising Monohull
A mid-westerner at heart, Matthew grew up on the lakes of Ohio, but always dreamed of the Open Sea. At the age of 20 he moved to Los Angeles to study film before making his first professional short film and appearing in a few Television series. The dream to sail the Pacific Ocean is still very much a driving motivation for Matthew who intends to venture around the world via sail power. Recently, Matthew has sailed from Napoli, Italy down the Amalfi Coast to Salerno, enjoying the incredible rustic and Mediterranean towns of Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Amalfi, and the Island of Capri! Matthew is a licensed USCG Captain carrying a USCG Merchant 50 ton masters credential and is endorsed for coastwise charter. He also spent 10 years working in some of Los Angeles's finest and most exquisite fine dinning restaurants, and loves to share the cuisines of his experiences from his Italian heritage, and from notable chefs he has learned from along the way.
5.0 out of 5!
Departure & ReturnAwesome
Vessel & EquipmentAwesome
Itinerary & ExperienceAwesome
Love the experience - captain matthew is experienced, well traveled, coffee connoisseur, and well versed in recent events.
Captain Mancini... is flawless. We had such an amazing time sailing with him!!! The hors d'oeuvres were soooo great, and he just has such a great personality, you feel like you're sailing with a friend you've known for a long time. We (unfortunately) had a guest who got seasick, but Captain Mancini handled it like a pro. Even the seasick guest admitted to having an enjoyable time!!! Just a friggin' amazing experience, and we cannot wait to book with him again (minus the seasick person)!!!!
Any afternoon on the open water is worth your time. Book yours with a calm, cool, and competent captain! Many smiles for taking me and my family to sea.
Such a great escape and a perfect day. Captain Matthew was wonderful and made sure we were all safe, comfortable, and well-fed. The hors d’oevres were delicious and everyone enjoyed themselves. Our young kids all loved being out at sea, and all eight of us truly cherished our first experience on a sailboat. We spent the rest of the day trying to figure out when we can do it again. Thank you for such a lovely day!
Captain Matthew was great. Super easy going and fun to chat with during our sail. It was inspiring hearing about all of his travels and boating experiences. We all had a great time. Thanks so much! Highly recommend.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Furling Headsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Cancellation Policy Strictly No refunds once booking is accepted and paid for. Will reschedule to clients and captains next availability if weather is deemed unsafe or if rain occurs. This includes gale and small craft advisories and any vessel maintanance that could put the client in danger. All sales are final. No cancellations will be reschedule if weather is rainy or if there is a small craft advisory or gale warning or weather is dangerous. There is a two-hour minimum to go sailing (it takes 20 minutes just to get out of the marina).(example a sail for two hours for 2 people would be $300 plus tax total.)