Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Maria del Rey Waterbus cruises begin

Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors


Media Contact:                                    Debbie Talbot                                                            

                                                           (310) 305-9548           









MARINA DEL REY, Calif. – June 16, 2009 - The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors announced today Marina del Rey WaterBus summer weekend service begins Friday, June 26th through September 7th.  Riders can access the WaterBus by heading to any boarding location where a dock attendant will hail the next available WaterBus.   

WaterBus service is available Fridays 5 pm - midnight, Saturdays 11 am - midnight and Sundays from 11 am - 9 pm.  Holiday WaterBus service is available for the 4th of July, 11 am – midnight, and Labor Day, September 7 from 11 am - 9 pm. 

There are seven Marina boarding locations including Fisherman’s Village at 13755 Fiji Way; Burton Chace Park at 13650 Mindanao Way; Waterfront Walk/Fire Station #110 at 4433 Admiralty Way; Mother’s Beach at 4101 Admiralty Way; Dolphin Marina at 13900 Panay Way, Dock Gate #C-200; Esprit I at 13900 Marquesas Way, Dock Gate #B-602 and Marina Harbor at 14028 Tahiti Way, Dock Gate #A-2200.  Tickets are available at each boarding location for $1.00 per person, one-way.  Season passes are available for purchase at the Fisherman’s Village location for $30.00. 

All boarding locations are fully ADA compliant except Fisherman’s Village and parking is available at Los Angeles County lots located throughout Marina del Rey for a minimal fee.

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WaterBus service will operate 5 pm – midnight during the Marina del Rey Summer Concerts on July 9 and 23, as well as, August 6 and 20 for concertgoers who prefer water transportation to and from the concerts. 

Special WaterBus service is available for movie nights in Burton Chace Park on Thursday nights, July 30 and August 13 from 5 pm – midnight, and Saturday nights, August 8 and August 22, from 11 am - midnight.  

In addition to WaterBus service, the free, clean fuel, landside Beach Shuttles will circulate between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey and the Venice Beach Pier on summer weekends and during the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series.  

Visit the Beaches and Harbors website at marinadelrey.lacounty.gov to download a WaterBus schedule.


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