Charter operations at Dock 55, the old fuel dock in Marina del Rey, are expected to be up and running by summer, if not sooner.
Los Angeles County’s Department of Beaches and Harbors (DBH) announced it received three completed applications by charter operators.
Dock 55’s dock and dine service is already operational, according to DBH staff.
“The ‘Dinghy Dock and Dine’ portion of Dock 55 is already open. Boaters can tie up their dinghies on the seawall (east) side of the dock for up to four hours while they shop or eat in the Marina,” Nicole Mooradian, a DBH spokesperson, wrote in an email to The Log. “Dinghies over 12 feet in length are not permitted at the dock, which is open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.”
DBH is hopeful Dock 55 will be open before summer to ensure all is running smoothly prior to the start of the busy season. Having this dock available for charter businesses “is going to be good for the marina and charter operators,” DBH staff stated.
Ocean Management will manage charter operations at Dock 55.