#OnlyinLB: London Boat Rentals and Jolly Sailing

Have you heard the saying that the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day they buy a boat and the day they sell it? In Long Beach, you can enjoy all the perks of boating life without the hassle of actually owning a vessel. From sailing to jet skiing, local rental companies offer several options for getting out on the water.


Long Beach is the perfect place for a Duffy boat. Motor around Naples Island or cruise the coastline in Alamitos Bay with an electric boat rental from London Boat Rentals (186 N Marina Dr). Their fully-enclosed and cozy Duffy boats carry 12 passengers, including dogs! After a quick lesson, you can navigate your boat to the sights you want to see. Bring your own cooler for food and drinks, or add margaritas, sushi, a bucket of beers, or flowers and party decor through the company’s vendor partners.


Jolly Sailing (421 Shoreline Village Drive) offers private charters for up to six people on their 1989 Ericson 32-3 sailboat. Bring your own food and drink, wear your swimsuit so you can jump in the water if you’re so inclined, and let the licensed boat captain take care of the rest. Cuddle up in a blanket in the cockpit area with a charcuterie board or hang out on the bow of the boat to make the most of the salty sea air.


London Boat Rentals (186 N. Marina Dr.) offers speedy, two-passenger Yamaha WaveRunner jet skis, available to rent for adults ages 18-and-over. You can zip down to the Seal Beach Pier or ride over to the Queen Mary and check out everything in between. The company also offers GoPro cameras and take-home memory cards to capture the whole journey.

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Claire Atkinson