Questions about our boat rentals in Marina del Rey
Need more details about the Dandeana? Browse the questions and answers below. If you have a question that isn't answered below, contact us!
- How many guests can she hold?
With her 3 decks, Dandeana can hold up to 130 guests for cocktails and 92 for a seated event.
- Will I get sea sick?
Not likely. We cruise the very tranquil waters of Marina del Rey, the largest man-made harbor in California. Traveling at just about 3 knots, you will find your cruise very comfortable.
- Where is Marina del Rey?
We are in a great central location about 10 minutes north of LAX, just south of Venice and Santa Monica.
- How soon should I book?
Asap! Dates fill quickly and we are not able to hold dates without a deposit and signed contract.
- Can guests come and go?
Not typically. While we can certainly re-dock for emergencies, once we leave the dock, we do cruise until the end of the event.
- How late can we stay out?
We can stay out as late as 2:00am.
- Are there any local hotels?
Certainly! We are within walking distance of 4 hotels and several more with just a short drive.
- What happens if it rains?
Each of our venues has ample interior space to host the entire party inside, so rain tends not to be a problem at all.
- Are children allowed?
Certainly! If you are comfortable having children on board, we are happy to have them. There are no age restrictions.
- Are pets allowed?
We are happy to allow service pets, but do not permit any other animals on board.
- Do I need to wear a life vest?
Though we are sure it will be a fashion statement soon, you do not need to wear a life vest while aboard one of our yachts; they are for emergency use only.
- Can I bring my own vendors?
You certainly can! We do have a resource list with our favorite vendors from DJ’s and Photographers to Chocolate Fountains, but welcome your personal vendors on property.
- Can I bring my own catering?
While FantaSea prefers to be your first choice in catering, we understand the dietary restrictions of certain cultures that we are not able to meet in house. We are happy to work with your caterer in these instances.
- Where do I park?
Marina del Rey has several Los Angeles County parking lots operated by an automated gate. Rates vary based on the season. As there are numerous docks from which to embark, please confirm the address for your invitations and guests with your coordinator.
- Can I use your pictures on my invitations?
Yacht pictures may be used with our pleasure. However, we do need to see a proof before print authorization.
- How much does it cost?
There are three primary costs for all events: (1) facility fee; (2) labor and service; and (3) food and beverage selections. We pride ourselves in being able to customize your package for you and can certainly do our best to work with a budget. Typically our events average $75.00 per person on up.
- May we order special meals (vegetarian, kosher, etc...)?
Yes, but please notify us as soon as possible and we will do our best to make arrangements.
- Do you do food tastings?
No. Unfortunately, due to our small staff, we cannot do food tastings.
- Are we permitted to provide our own alcohol, or have it donated?
Though you are not allowed to provide your own hard alcohol, you can certainly bring in your own wine and champagne selections for a corkage fee.
- Do you charge a gratuity?
No. Gratuities may be accepted by the waitstaff, but we do not add a gratuity to the bill.
- Do you have background music available?
Yes, each of our venues comes with a house sound system; you are more than welcome to provide your own CDs or an iPod.
- How long can an event last?
Typically our events last 4 hours, but we can certainly add more time or cut back time depending on the needs of your event.
- Is there handicapped access?
Sure is! See our accessibility page for more information.