Boaters have a variety of options at the Port of Los Angeles. This page contains information on where to find a boat launch ramp, public landing, or recreational courtesy dock, plus details on all of the marinas at the Port of Los Angeles. If you operate any kind of vessel in and around Los Angeles Harbor, download the 2021 Port of Los Angeles Mariners Guide with Tide Tables, or call (310) 732-3810 to request a printed copy. For all other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat Launch Ramp
Recreational Courtesy Docks
-Usage of the recreational courtesy dock on a per vessel basis is limited to four hours in any 24-hour period
-Recreational vessels only (no commercial vessels, or passenger vessels for hire; no commercial activity permitted)
-Vessel size limited to 100 feet and 100 gross registered tons
-No vehicles permitted
-No vessel repairs and no discharges of any type are permitted
-Monopolizing space or taking up an unreasonable amount of space will not be permitted and vessels are prohibited from obstructing access by other vessels
-No transfer of fish or merchandise of offensive or objectionable matter permitted
For more information about recreational courtesy docks, click here or contact the Wharfinger Division at (310) 732-3810 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Contact Los Angeles Port Police at (310) 732-3500 after hours and on weekends. For boaters interested in extended stays, see below for a list of marinas in the Port of Los Angeles.
Marinas at the Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles features 15 marinas containing 3,736 recreational boat slips, located in San Pedro, Wilmington, and Terminal Island. More than 400 liveaboard boaters call these marinas home. As with marinas nationwide, marina waters at the Port may be affected by particular boating activities that can be easily avoided, such as:
- improper hull cleaning and painting procedures that can release metals into the water
- oil changes and bilge water releases that may release polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) — a group of more than 100 different chemicals that are released from burning coal, oil, gasoline, trash, tobacco, wood, or other organic substances such as charbroiled meat) — into the water
- illegal holding tank dumping that can release bacteria into the water
- illegal and inadvertent disposal of solid waste from marina docks and boat decks, resulting in trash entering the water
Although some boating activities can contribute to marina pollution, responsible marina managers, marina staff, and marina patrons can easily help curb the pollution problem by selecting and applying the appropriate best management practices. The Port strongly supports the highly successful Clean Marine program, a certification program established and implemented by leaders in the marina industry that provides education, outreach, and guidelines on how to be environmentally responsible marina managers and boaters. To date, 12 of the Port's 15 marinas have achieved Clean Marine-certification.
Al Larson Marina
Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
Cabrillo Way Marina
California Yacht Marina (Cabrillo Marina)
California Yacht Marina (Wilmington)
Cerritos Yacht Anchorage