The MAC is Currently Closed Until Further Notice

The Marina Aquatic Center (MAC) is UCLA's premier water-front recreation facility just 10 miles from campus in scenic Marina del Rey. The MAC is home to kayaking, rowing, sailing, surfing, stand up paddleboarding and windsurfing classes, as well as the UCLA Men's and Women's Rowing Teams, UCLA Sailing Team, MAC Junior Rowing Team, and youth boating programs.

Call 310.823.0048 for our current rental hours and information.

Click here to register for MAC classes and programs.

Programs & Classes



The Marina Aquatic Center is located in Marina Del Rey at 14001 Fiji Way and is accessible by bus, bike, and car. Since parking is scarce (particularly on weekends and special events), we strongly encourage biking, busing, carpooling to the MAC.

For questions, please call: 310-823-0048 or email: mac@recreation.ucla.edu

  • From the NORTH via Admiralty Way.
    • Turn RIGHT onto Fiji Way from Admiralty Way.
  • From the NORTH via Lincoln Boulevard
    • Turn RIGHT onto Fiji Way from Lincoln Boulevard.
  • From the SOUTH via Lincoln Boulevard.
    • Turn LEFT onto Fiji Way from Lincoln Boulevard.

  • Once on Fiji Way
    • Drive down Fiji Way until you reach Breakwater Apartments. The MAC shares a private driveway with the apartment complex.
    • Turn RIGHT into Archstone-Breakwater Apartments driveway entrance. Be sure to stay to the LEFT. The private driveway parallels the public bike path.
    • DRIVE SLOWLY! At the end of driveway (there is a "UCLA Marina Aquatic Center" sign on the fence bordering the Private Entrance Gate).
    • Watch for joggers, pedestrians, skaters, cyclists and cars.
    • Please respect our neighbors and avoid making noise, especially for rentals before 9:00am.


    Click on the link below for an Offsite Parking map of Dock 52 & Fisherman’s Village

Offsite Parking at Dock 52 or Fisherman's Village



  • Santa Monica Big Blue Bus #3 runs from campus Monday through Saturday to Lincoln Boulevard and Fiji Way (from there it is approximately a 20 minute walk to the MAC). For Big Blue Bus info call: (310) 451-5444. On Sundays, #3 originates in Brentwood at Gorham and San Vicente and runs every half hour. #1, #2, and #8 routes start at the UCLA Transit Center on Sundays and connect with the number 3 bus.
  • Culver City Bus #6 stops at Westwood Plaza (near the Ackerman turnaround) and runs on Sepulveda Boulevard. At Culver Boulevard, transfer to the #7 bus, which runs on Fiji Way. (Culver City Bus Service Map Link)
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Commuter Express Bus #437 runs to Admiralty Blvd. and Fiji Way Monday through Friday.


The Ballona Creek Bike Path runs past the MAC. For more info, call the L.A. County Bike Map Hotline at (213) 244-6539. If you have a bicycle, feel free to ride to the MAC and lock up at our onsite bike-rack.


Parking is extremely limited (particularly on weekends and during special events). Free parking is available just a short walk away at Dock 52 on Fiji Way. Pay parking is available at nearby Fisherman's Village. Please be sure to give yourself enough time should you have to park off-site. Dock 52 is a 10-15 minute easy walk and Fisherman's Village is much closer. Please do not park anywhere at the Archstone Apartments. You will be towed. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

Off-site Directions

 Directions to Rose Avenue (PDF)

Equipment Rental

There are many opportunities to get active on the beautiful waters of Marina del Rey. Here is a list of the equipment qualified individuals may rent from the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.


  • Kayaks: Sit-On-Top Single and Double Kayaks, Touring Kayaks
  • Rowing Shells: Maas Aeros, 24s, and 27s; Pocock Double
  • Sailboats: Capri 14, RS Vision, and Laser
  • Stand Up Paddleboards: Bic and JP
  • Windsurf Boards: Hi Fly and Bic


View Facility and Weather Policies

View Current Rental Hours

Hourly Rentals Tier 1:
Currently-enrolled UCLA Students
Tier 1:
Recreation Members
Tier 2:
Catalina 14, RS Vision, Laser $15 $15 $30
Aero, Maas 24 & 27 $15 $15 $30
Hi Fly or B/C 283/293 Windsurfer Boards $15 $15 $30
Touring Kayak $15 $15 $30
Sit-on-top Single Kayak Free 2 hours* $15 $30
Sit-on-top Double Kayak Free 2 hours* $20 $35
Stand Up Paddleboard $15 $15 $30
Rental Passes
One-month $60 $60 $85
Three-month $145 $145 $195
Twelve-month $475 $475 $630

*Reservation required for groups of 10 or more individuals.
Free 2 hours of sit-on-top kayak rentals for currently-enrolled UCLA students up to a group of 30.
$10 per person for each additional hour. $100 flat fee for groups over 30. $5 guest fee applies for non-student in a double.
Equipment rentals are available to qualified participants. No experience needed for sit-on-top kayak


  1. All rentals (except surfing) are only at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.
  2. Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis. Before leaving for the marina, call the MAC to check on equipment availability.
  3. Basic swimming skills are required for all MAC activities.
  4. All renters must have a current release agreement on file.
  5. Personal flotation devices, wetsuits, harnesses and spray skirts are included with equipment rentals.
  6. The MAC may close without prior warning due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions. Prior to leaving for the marina call the MAC to check on conditions.
  7. You may pay for hourly rentals with cash, check, or credit card.
  8. If you have not been on the water during the past six months, the Dock Master may modify your qualifications.

Windsurfing is not permitted in Marina del Rey on the weekends due to excessive boat traffic.

Customize your learning! Contact us at 310.823.0048 ormac@recreation.ucla.edu to set up a private lesson.
Hourly Fee: $45/$65
Semi-Private (two people): $70/$110 per hour


Sailing SEO
You will need to do a pre-evaluation at macsailing.org/Testout. Once you pass the pre-evaluation, you will need to pass 8 hours of class with a written test for the boat you want to rent (starting with Sailing I Capri). Contact us at 310.823.0048 or mac@recreation.ucla.edu to set up a SEO.
Fee: $45/$65
Plus One-month Rental Pass: $60/$85
Or Three-month Rental Pass: $145/$190

Sculling and Sea Kayaking
Available if you have prior experience and would like to become qualified to rent. Contact us at 310.823.0048 or mac@recreation.ucla.edu to set up a SEO.
Fee: $45/$65
Plus One-month Rental Pass: $60/$85
Or Three-month Rental Pass: $145/$190


Learn the basics of kayaking then expand your skills in the open ocean, surf zone and campus pools. The MAC's Sea Kayaking program has something for everyone, whether you want to enjoy the splendor of the marine environment, exercise for a few hours, or develop new friendships. Expect to get wet!

Our entry level "Sit-On-Top" kayaks are fun, stable, and perfect for beginners. There is no prior skill requirement for rentals, making them ideal for groups and fun afternoon paddles in the marina. UCLA students can rent sit on top kayaks for free during regular rental hours.

For sit-on-top group kayaking reservations, please use this form to submit a reservation request. 

Register for Classes

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Already have kayaking experience?


Sunset Full-Moon Paddle

Sunset Full-Moon Paddle Class Information (PDF)

Sea Kayaking I 

Sea Kayaking I Class Outline (PDF)

Sea Kayaking I Class Handouts (PDF)

Sea Kayaking Class Information (PDF)

Sea Kayaking Rental Policy (PDF)

Sea Kayaking II

Sea Kayaking II Class Outline (PDF)

Sea Kayaking II Handouts  (PDF)

Sea Kayaking III

Sea Kayaking III Class Outline (PDF)

Sea Kayaking III Class Handouts (PDF)

Sea Kayaking IV- Advanced Skills Open Ocean & Sea Kayaking V-Workshop and Test-Out Group Classes: 

Prerequisite: Sea Kayaking II or III 

If  interested in these classes contact the MAC at 310.823.0048 or email mac@recreation.ucla.edu for more information. Minimum of three participants to run class. 


Our experienced instructors will make rowing a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the peace and solitude of a morning workout.

Register for Classes

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Rowing Class Specifics


Sculling I Class Information (PDF)
Rowing Manual (PDF)

Rowing Rental Policy (PDF)


Rowing Links

General Rowing



Our U.S. Sailing Certified instructors will show you how fun and exciting small boat sailing can be. Begin with Sailing I and continue to develop your skills in progressively more challenging and thrilling boats like the RS Vision and Laser. We offer ample after-class opportunities to enjoy a leisurely sail or friendly, competitive races. Launch yourself into a lifetime of fun and excitement with sailing at UCLA!

Experienced sailors who would like to rent equipment at the Marina Aquatic Center must either complete a Skills Evaluation Orientation (SEO) or the beginning level class for that particular sailboat. The complete SEO process for sailing is explained here.

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

Sailing Class Specifics

Sailing Class Information (PDF)
Sailing I - RS Quest Manual (PDF)
Sailing II Laser Manual (PDF)
Sailing II RS Vision Handout (PDF)
Sailing Skills Evaluation Procedures
 "Outside" Exam (PDF)
 Sample Exams (PDF)

Sailing Rental Policy (PDF)

More Sailing Information:

Join the UCLA Sailing Team

UCLA students, compete through Southern California and beyond. For more information, contact sailing@ucla.edu.

Stand Up Paddling

No experience is necessary to rent a Stand Up Paddleboard at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center during rental hours. However, first-time renters are required to complete a brief orientation and skills clinic. In this clinic students will learn to properly fit a lifejacket, balance on the board, navigate Marina del Rey, forward paddling strokes, basic turns, and how to fall and get back on the board.

Watch our SUP orientation video here.

For those who would like to learn more about SUP the Marina Aquatic Center offers Stand Up Paddleboarding I.

To browse and register online for classes, click here.



Register for Classes

To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Surfing Class Specifics

Classes meet at the Rose Avenue parking lot in Venice Beach at 7:15am (see map below). For more info, contact the Marina Aquatic Center below.

Surfing I Manual (PDF)

Surfing I Course Expectations (PDF)

Surf Class: Directions to Venice Beach (PDF)



To browse and register online for classes, click here.

MAC Brochure

Windsurfing Class Specifics

Windsurfing I Class Info (PDF)
Windsurfing Manual (PDF)

Windsurfing Rental Policy (PDF)

Windsurfing is not permitted in Marina del Rey on the weekends due to excessive boat traffic.

Already have windsurfing experience?
Here's how you can demonstrate your skills.

Stay Connected – Join our Google Groups

Join the Google Group for any sport area of your interest and stay up to date with the latest information on events, facility announcements and more. The groups act as a mailing lists and can be used to find sailing partners, set up paddle outings, and to share photos. It's the next best thing to being at the MAC! 

Steps to Join:


1. Click on the link below corresponding to the sport specific list you want to join.

MAC Kayaking Group

MAC Windsurfing Group

MAC Rowing Group

MAC Sailing Group


2. Sign in to view the group. 

NOTE: You can sign in using an existing google account or you can create a google account using any email address.


3. Apply for membership to the group and set your notification preferences.


4. Once Approved, you will receive an email with you acceptance into the group and you will be able to view and post messages.


To send messages:

Send an email to the list using the lists.ucla.edu email address associated with the group or post directly from within the group. All posts will be approved by MAC staff before being distributed to the list.


If you wish to leave the group:

From the ‘My Groups’ tab on the Google Groups page, select ‘Leave Group’ at any time. You may also edit notification settings if you wish to remain in the group but want less frequent notifications.


Please let us know if you have any questions about anything or visit support.google.com/groups.


See you on the water!

Group Reservations

The UCLA Marina Aquatic Center is closed until further notice. Group kayaking reservations are not currently being accepted. 

If you have questions or if you are interested in future programming, please email Kylie Sullivan at ksullivan@recreation.ucla.edu.

The Marina Aquatic Center specializes in working with groups to plan and deliver group adventures. Activities in the past have included kayaking, rowing, sailing, and sunset paddles with barbecuing and many other activities.

Reservations are required for kayak groups of 10 or more individuals and should be made at least one week in advance. Currently enrolled UCLA Students are eligible for two free hours of sit-on-top kayak rentals for a group up to 20 participants. There is a $100 flat rate fee for groups of students over 20 (up to 40 maximum participants) and a $5 guest fee applies for non-students sharing a double kayak. 

For other types of programming, please contact the MAC at (310) 823-0048 or mac@recreation.ucla.edu to inquire about a group adventure for your organization. 

Past campus organizations that the MAC has worked with include residential hall groups, student government groups and student clubs, Marina del Rey and West Los Angeles companies, and many others.

Have fun!

Current Weather

The Marina Aquatic Center is open to the public, and also offers

  • Equipment rentals - No experience required for SUP and Sit on Top Kayaks
  • Group programs for adults and youth
  • Semi-private and private lessons
  • Locker room and showers
  • Barbecue, fire pit, and great sunset views

Watch our SUP Orientation Video.

Click here for MAC Rental Info

To create a profile, which is required to register, click here.

To browse online for MAC classes, click here.