Historic Tours of Marina del Rey Start in Time for July 4 Weekend

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors announced today that, to celebrate Marina del Rey’s 50th birthday, Historic Harbor Tours will be offered to the public throughout the summer starting Friday, July 3, 2015, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.

The 45-minute narrated historic harbor tours will cost just $1 per person and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, July 3 through September 6, as well as on Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015.  The tours are scheduled to set sail on Fridays at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m.

The harbor tours will be narrated by the vessel captain and will include information about Marina del Rey history, landmarks, local environmental efforts, and recreational opportunities, as well as a glimpse at marina animals and seabirds.

All tours will be operated by Hornblower Cruises & Events aboard either the Marina Hornblower or the Zumbrota, both classic wood yachts that will offer a snack bar with adult beverages, soft drinks, snacks, as well as books from the Marina del Rey Historical Society, for purchase. Tickets sales and passenger boarding will be located at Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.  For further information, please call Hornblower at (310) 301-6000.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the official dedication of Marina del Rey, a unique California coastal community that attracts visitors from all over the world and is home to the largest, man-made recreational boating marina in North America. Marina del Rey is Los Angeles County’s “crown jewel,” offering unique opportunities for on-the-water recreation, leisure, and all around fun in the sun. Now, as it turns 50, the community is undergoing a major revitalization with new residential developments, increased amenities, and public space enhancements the likes of which have not been seen since the Marina’s creation.

For further information about the history of Marina del Rey, as well as events and activities throughout 2015, please visit MDR 50.