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The Duchess Yacht Charters

14120 Tahiti Way
Marina del Rey CA , 90292
USA
(800) 676-1470
pauledoss@yahoo.com
www.theduchessyacht.com

Best Bachelor Party EVER!

Its COVD-19 times so how does one have a "safe" bachelor party? On the open seas. Six of us boarded for a ¾ day fishing trip and had the best time from start to finish. The coffee and breakfast spread prepared by Anna was divine the assistance that Francois provided us while fishing was priceless. Captain Skip knows where the fish are and takes you right there for the greatest fishing trip EVER! We caught our limits and ate the freshest fish that evening, The yacht is so comfortable and the service is over the top. Book a trip - you will not be sorry.

Perfect Proposal

Captain Skip helped me plan and execute the perfect proposal aboard the Duchess for my client and his fiance! He went above and beyond to exceed my expectations as a planner. The attention to detail and his willingness to assist in making my couple's dreams come true was priceless! I recommend a sunset cruise on this gorgeous yacht to anyone wanting to sweep their sweetheart off of their feet! Skip and the Duchess are what fairy tales and happy endings are made of!

Holiday Boat Parade Magic!

This is now our second holiday boat parade on The Duchess, and it's likely to become a tradition. So much fun! With a stunning fireworks display and dozens of boats all decked out for the holidays, the evening manages to combine the 4th of July and Christmas into one fabulous night! Skip and Francois took great care of us as always. Can't say enough good things. Highly recommended.

Great Day in December on the Bay

I just wanted to tell you how much our group, Human Good, enjoyed ourselves on the Legend on Friday. The weather co operated, pretty well, and we had a very, very enjoyable day on the water. Your crew were outstanding, particularly Michelle, who was both professional and convivial and did a great job with the food, beverages and photos. She was more than friendly and became part of our gang. Thanks for making this a wonderful and memorable experience.

Great afternoon at sea

We flew to LA from Europe to visit our son - and thought that the best way to enjoy our time together would be on a boat cruising along the shore of the Bay. We were right - the four ours we spent on board Duchess with Skip and Anna was the most memorable time for us in the city. We had a great chat between ourselves but also with the captain, saw and learned a lot about this great city. Food and drinks were exactly right for the occasion, weather was perfect and the boat impeccably clean and well maintained. Thank you guys and hope to see you next time we are in the city! Vladimir and Olga

Best time ever

Our tour was amazing. Our captain David and his first mate Anna were very friendly,accommodating,considerate and just great people. Highly recommended. All needs met. The yacht was immaculate.

Living the dream on the Duchess

We had an unbelievable time on the Duchess! David and Francois went above and beyond to e ensure that we we cared for and happy. We also caught about 15 fish and had a great time doing it!

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We were living the dream on the Duchess with Captain David and Francois! They made our fishing trip an amazing experience and we had such a great time with them. Both David and Francois ensured that our trip was perfect and by the end of the trip we wanted to extend our time on the Duchess. We booked a last minute fishing trip and it turned out to be the highlight of our California trip, not only did we catch about 15 fish but we also sipped delicious wine, saw dolphins, and danced the day away. Every penny was worth it!

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Skip and crew provided an unparalleled experience. We went out fishing for the day and caught some good catches. The whole family enjoyed the experience and are planning to go again soon.

It's a memorable experience

I would like to recommend the experience to people who would like to enjoy the sunset & dolphins!

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Great time!!! Excellent crew! Loved Skip and Anna. They were so welcoming and friendly. Loved the Duchess. Anna was so attentive and pleasant. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.

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Celebrated my wife's birthday with an incredible sunset cruise. Could not have been a better experience from start to finish. Booking was simple and straight forward and the experience was truly exceptional. Skip and Francois welcomed us with such hospitality & kindness and made us fee like we were part of the family. The wine and charcuterie were fabulous and the service impeccable. The whole experience felt truly remarkable and we can't wait to do it again! Thank you Skip for sharing The Duchess with us!

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Skip was phenomenal! Communication was thorough, smooth sailing (literally) and exactly as spelled out in his website. Had an incredible time riding The Duchess for my wife’s birthday. Captain Steve and Francois were hospitable, easygoing and made sure we were taken care of through and through. Skip, you’re a classic! Cheers to the next cruise!

Overnight birthday boat

Skip and Ana were wonderful. Skip was very responsive up to the day of departure. The boat was super clean and they welcomed us with open arms . We had two 3 year old with us and Ana was a natural with them. Two harbors was adorable and we paddled up to some caves around the island . We had a wonderful time

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The crew on the boat and the boat itself was amazing. The boat was perfect for our family fun day of fishing and water sports. The crew was amazing and catered to our every need. Great selection of food/drink options and really made us feel very comfortable. Highly recommend for any occasion.

Phenomenal!!!

The Duchess was totally amazing. The Captain and crew catered the trip around what we wanted to do. The boat was fully stocked and we had an absolute blast. We will definitely be back!!

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Fun boat ride!

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Skip and the crew were professional and welcoming! Great half day fishing charter with my colleagues. The only inconvenience was that we had to take our shoes off when in the cabin. That's no big deal, but when you're going back and forth between the deck and cabin it became a slight nuisance.

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The Duchess Yacht Charters

Earlier this month I chartered the Duchess for the burial at sea of our long-time friend and our experience could not have been better. It was professional and dignified and accommodated our every request. All six of us aboard were unanimous in agreeing 'hats off to Captain Skip and Mate Ana' for a memorable trip handled with great sensitivity for the occasion. Thank you Skip. George M. Santa Barbara

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Skip took our family on a sunset cruise from Marina Del Rey to Malibu and back. It was perfect. Nice wine, good snacks and superb service. Great people, great boat and a great time had by all! Highly recommended.

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Took my son and few of his friends. We caught fish, we went swimming, they drank soda, I was so relaxed I fell asleep a few times. It was a darn perfect day!!! I could not recommend enough... This was a day outing worth every single penny

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Perfect Evening

Steve, Michelle, and Francisco were the perfect crew for my party of 26 folks. They took us out on the Legend boat for about 3 hours+ and we all had a great time. Michelle and Francisco were extremely attentive to my party; there at every turn when someone was running low on their drink, be it water, soft drink, wine or beer. They kept track of what we all preferred to drink. Michelle took may pictures through the evening and shared them to us the next day. Everyone on the party has commented in the subsequent days about how fun the boat was and how well run the operation was. We all had a great time and would do it again. It was really fun.

Family Cruise Day!

Our trip out on the Duchess was amazing! We had a group of 18 people, ranging from a 1 yr old to a 65 year old (and even a service dog!). Skip's group was super friendly and helpful. Michelle was an awesome hostess and made sure everyone was comfortable with a full glass and snacks within reach! Skip was communicative from the very beginning and flexible with our needs. I would definitely recommend this beautiful day cruise to any large group looking to enjoy a unique view of the coastline!

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The beautiful Duchess Yacht, its amazing captain, Skip, and their lovely stewardess, Anna, were absolutely impeccable! I can't wait to book another trip and to spread the word. Truly a wonderful experience!

A Memorable Trip

Eighteen family members helped scatter my parents' ashes off Marina del Rey. The crew of the Legend made it a memorable and wonderful experience. They were helpful, efficient, and kind. The scattering of the ashes was respectful and beautiful. I would recommend The Legend and her crew to anyone.

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Unforgettable! The yacht was as gorgeous as the pictures and the crew was top notch. Captain Skip and Captain David ensured smooth coasting up to Malibu and back to Marina del Rey. Michelle was AMAZING, attentive, and informative. It was just two of us onboard celebrating my birthday and we were well taken care of with champs, music, sushi, cake, and a special birthday serenade by Captain Skip. This is the best way to take a ride up the PCH. Will definitely be back!!!

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Our family had another fantastically enjoyable cruise with Capt. Skip on the Duchess. We were treated, once again, like close friends or family by Skip and K. Everything about the boat is top notch as well. We will continue our fun times at sea on the Duchess, in the hands of our friend Skip.

bachelor party

The whole day from start to finish was impeccable! We were greeted right on time and quickly boarded the ship to hit the water. Our whole group felt well cared for and supported throughout the day.

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Father's Day weekend I wanted to book a boating/fishing trip for the most important men in my life. They deserved the best and they got it! The Duchess was more then perfect! Captain Skip and his crew (Francise and Kay) treated my family like their family. They showed nothing but great hospitality and not to mention the boat was beautiful equipped with top of the line fishing gear and drinks and lunch made by Kay. This Father's Day was a day to remember all thanks to The Duchess and the amazing crew members! We will definitely be booking with them again in the near future. You will not regret it!

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There were six of us for a sunset cruise for my birthday celebration and it couldn't have been more perfect. The Duchess is a lovely yacht and Captain Skip and his team were extremely helpful and professional. The captain was super responsive with answering questions and planning, and I felt safe and well taken care of the entire time. I want to do it regularly! Thank you Duchess team!

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Truly the experience was better than I could have ever experienced! They aren't joking with their slogan when they say you will be treated like royalty on The Duchess. Everyone involved with this company is beyond caring, professional, and continuously make sure you're having a great time. I Booked the Duchess with my best friends to celebrate my 22nd birthday, and I couldn't have made a better decision! Thank you to Skip and the crew!! We will be back!!

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It was amazing!

Very accommodating Crew and a beautiful experience.

The Captain and Crew were very accommodating and extremely professional. They went above and beyond to help us make our wishes to return my Mother to Santa Monica happen. Without Captain Skip's help and guidance, we would not have been able to successfully fulfill her wishes in our time of need. I would also like to thank them for their guidance and alleviation of stress with the bureaucratic requirements that we were initially surprised with. It was a very beautiful experience.

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The Captain and crew are very accommodating. The Yacht, staff and their help made our burial at sea a stress-free and beautiful experience.

Exceeded expectations

Professional, images didn’t do the boat justice. Service was A +. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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I'm a director from USC and I filmed aboard the Duchess this past weekend. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had as a director dealing with a location. Not only was it absolutely gorgeous, but the captain was accommodating and looked out for my best interests as a student filmmaker. If you're looking to film on the water, this is it! Heck, even if you're looking for a chance to relax and get away from it all, this is it!

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If you're looking for a great time and spectacular service, The Duchess Yacht Charter Service is the perfect match. Skip's communication, fishing knowledge and accommodations are unrivaled. It was truly a one of a kind experience. Thanks Skip and Michelle. The friends and family will return!

Scattering At Sea

Very solemn adventure, Skip & his assistant we’re very accommodating and understanding...look forward to another charter, for a happier occasion

LONG OVERDUE THANK YOU

SKIP, THANKS FOR A FABULOUS TIME ON THE DUCHESS. EVERYTHING ON THE BOAT FROM THE STAFF TO THE FOOD WERE PERFECT

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We went fishing and site seeing to entertain our out of town guests! We had a fabulous time with Skip, John and Tina! John put us on some delicious rock fish, Skip was super helpful in finding the best day to go and then found some whales to see, and Tina was just the best hostess! Can't wait to book another trip with this crew - professional, entertaining and accommodating.

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Capt Skip and The Duchess gave us 5 star service from booking, to our day cruising the Santa Monica Bay, as well as his personal and professional follow up. We celebrated my husbands 60th birthday and it just could not have been any better of a day! Do not hesitate! Book a trip on The Duchess, you will have an outstanding time!

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We chartered the Duchess for a day of fishing with Captain Skip. Before our chartered day, Captain Skip was extremely responsive to texts and calls with any questions or concerns I had. Upon arriving, Skip, Anna and John were all so welcoming and nice. Our whole party was so impressed with every small detail that went into making our day the best possible experience. Thanks for completely exceeding our expectations, we can't wait for our next trip with you!

Great Day at Sea

We had a wonderful time aboard The Duchess. Anna was a great host and was so fast to get us drinks and food the whole time. Captain Skip tried hard to find us some whales, but was not the day for it, but we ended up seeing a ton of Dolphins which was great! It got a little bit choppy out there, but we loved having the blankets to sit on the cushions in the front and enjoy the scenery.

Holiday Party

Simply the BEST! Would do this again many times over. Was perfect!

It doesn’t get much better than a day trip on The Duchess with Capt. Skip. Truly professional.

World Class Service

I want to start by saying that this was the most amazing experience I've ever lived. Proposing at The Duchess was just incredible, we had everything we could hoped for, Skip and his assistant Anna made sure to make this event something memorable for the rest of our lifes. I'm truly grateful for this. I highly recommend The Duchess services if you plan to do something special at sea. You wont regret it.

Well-run and lovely experience

Skip and his team were pros. Food was of good quality and more generous than expected. Boat is as depicted. Will rehire.

Great time!

The captain and the crew of the Duchess exceeded our expectations. We had a great time and would definitely book them again!

Fantastic service

Our time on the Duchess was fantastic. We did an ashes scattering and Captain Steve and Officer Francisco could not have been nicer or more professional. I cannot recommend them any more highly.

Perfect day aboard The Duchess!

Captain Skip was a pleasure from booking to sailing...the staff aboard the boat made it a perfect, relaxing day of boating, sightseeing and fishing. Caught lots of fish which they filleted for us and sent home...We had a beautiful breakfast, lunch and fresh fruit plate snack served to us over the course of the day, by Anna who was a delight! Five star all the way, will definitely book again!

Fantastic!

Skip and his crew did a fantastic job. Thank you!!!

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This was our 5th time aboard The Duchess and this time we headed out for the Marina Del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. Highly recommended. Sunset cruise, plus dinner, fireworks and the boat parade made for a festive evening and the perfect way to kick off the holidays. Lots of good vibes. As always, Skip and Anna took great care of us, and everything was perfect.

Family Outing on the Dutchess

I called Skip with the Dutchess and had a last minute request to book a sunset cruise and overnight. His communication was great, had me a price and itinerary very quickly and we stayed in touch via text prior to arrival. The yacht was amazing and crew friendly and accommodating. I can’t say enough good things about the experience. My kids and I made a memory that will last a lifetime.

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We booked Captain Skip's Dutchess for a burial at sea. Skip and Anna, the great all purpose crew member, could not have been kinder or more sensitive. The boat is very nice and well taken car of. I took a look at the cabins below deck and they were very comfy and would be great for an overnight. They did a good safety talk before we departed which most don't bother with. They served us delicious appetizers, had the special drinks at-the -ready as we had asked for in advance and were always ready to take care of any wish. All in all, it made a difficult day a warm remembrance and a wonderful setting for our goodbyes.

excellent service

Captain Skip and his crew provide excellent service in a welcoming environment. I would definitely recommend. Thanks Captain Skip!

Incredible Service & Experience with this company!!

We booked the Duchess Yacht Charters through Skip who was absolutely incredible! I reached out initially to find out details when planning my brothers memorial at sea. Skip followed up with me within minutes each time I called and could not have been kinder. The day of his memorial the team that met us for the memorial was professional, extremely friendly and compassionate in dealing with every detail. I highly recommend them, knowing they would handle any occasion in the same manner. I’m sorry we met under these circumstances but so thankful they were there to help my family and friends send my brother off. An incredible experience during a very difficult time.

Scattering of Ashes

Our family was aboard The Legend October 25, 2018 for a cruise out to Catalina to celebrate the life of our late father. We had an amazing time. The Captain and Crew were absolutely delightful and catered to our every need. They were unbelievably accommodating as well as courteous. The yacht is stunning and comfortable no matter where you decide to enjoy the ride. We will definitely see Captain Skip and his crew again in the near future.

Highest Recommendation

I booked The Duchess for a sunset cruise to celebrate my birthday, and this experience truly exceeded my expectations. From the outset, Skip was easy to communicate with and gave great recommendations on when to schedule the cruise, where to go, etc. The boat itself was clean, luxurious and fully stocked with seemingly unlimited food and alcohol. Captain Skip and his stewardess, Anna, were also the perfect hosts: they let us do our own thing but were right there if we needed anything at all. I can't wait to book another excursion with them in the future! 5 stars.

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I booked The Duchess for a sunset cruise to celebrate my birthday, and this experience truly exceeded my expectations. From the outset, Skip was easy to communicate with and gave great recommendations on when to schedule the cruise, where to go, etc. The boat itself was clean, luxurious and fully stocked with seemingly unlimited food and alcohol. Captain Skip and his stewardess, Anna, were also the perfect hosts: they let us do our own thing but were right there if we needed anything at all. I can't wait to book another excursion with them in the future! 5 stars.

Fantastic memorial service on a beautiful yacht. The boat was gorgeous, the crew outstanding and the amenities were first class.

Exceeded my expectations.

A+ Fishing charter

The guys from The Duchess were awesome! The vessel is beautiful, they had everyone out catching fish in no time, being as accommodating and friendly as possible throughout the whole trip. I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking for a day cruise mixed with some great local fishing.

50th Birhday Celebration

We had a wonderful very memorable party on The Legend. Skip, Michelle and the whole crew were truly amazing - nothing was too much to make our night perfect! Many many thanks

A perfect day

Thank you Skip and the Legand crew for the perfectly beautiful enviornment you provided to say our good-byes to our loved one at sea. Your hospitality and sensitivity were so appreciated - we couldn’t have been in better hands.

Amazing Day

Captain Skip and his crew made a cloudy day into something special. They went above and beyond our expectations. Great day with good friends!!

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I have rented with The Duchess Yacht Charter Service on more than one occasion. I hosted groups of friends and work colleagues on both The Dutches as well as The Legend. There is not enough great things that I can say about this company. Skip made both bookings easy and simple. Once on board, on both occasions, the service, personal attention, willingness to make I and my guests comfortable far exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a charter service, than I can say with all sincerity that The Duchess Yacht Charter Service offers premium service and accommodations. I will definitely be sailing with them again.

Exceeded expectations

It started with an on-time arrival, a lox breakfast and smiling crew. The crew of three picked up the sardines and we were off. On the journey out we ate and drank --a great breakfast. Stopped for some great fishing and then had lunch. After lunch, we fished some more and caught some more. The yacht is in great shape and the crew is truly awesome. We will definitely be going again. We did an all day and it was worth every penny.

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We had a great day on The Dutchess going to Catalina Island. The boat was beautiful. Skip and his crew answered all our questions and made the day for my family a great experience.

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Everyone kind and respectful. Would definitely recommend for scattering ashes at sea.

My Mom’s Memorial

We chartered the Legend on 8/12/18 for our mother's memorial service to scatter her ashes at sea. We could not have chosen a better way to honor her final wishes. The boat was huge and better than we could have imagined and staff were wonderful. They took care of our every need and served great appetizers and wine. We were all so impressed. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who’s looking to do a memorial at sea, or a pleasure cruise.

Amazing Yacht, Amazing Service, Amazing Time!!!

Wow... I felt like we were on one of those TV shows where we are being taken care of like a celebrity!! The entire crew from the Captain to the Servers were top notch. Professional, super friendly, always there a minute before you needed them and with attention to safety and security that allowed us to relax and truly enjoy. Really wonderful and memorable experience!!!

Amazing Experience!

We took a small group of clients out on the Duchess and had the absolute best time. The boat is immaculate and Skip and his crew are top notch! Can't think of a better way to spend the day on the California Coast and will certainly be back again one day!

Great day at sea

My family and I had a fabulous and memorable day with Captain Skip and his amazing crew on the Dutchess. Highly recommend you book. You won’t be disappointed!

August 18

Captain Skip and crew have really given us an event to remember. We booked a half day fishing trip... to start with Skip was thorough in making sure we were clear on instructions and expectations. He arrived right on time, and we got every minute out of the trip. Getting on board the Duchess, you really feel comfortable and prepare your mind for a great time. Beautiful Inside, and beuatiful chairs in the front for the sunbathers. We made our way out to the fishing, and we were on the fish in a out 20 minutes. Tuna wrent rinning so we were just pulling up rockfish, but we caight about 20-25 in 2-3 hours. Then came the mako shark!!! That was fun, but obviously we had to let it go. They just made it perfect. We will be back!

Fishing Trip with the Duchess

What an AMAZING day we had! The boys fished off the back whilst we sunbathed on the front of the boat! The service was amazing my drink was constantly full, the food was lovely! Beautiful boat and lovely staff! Thank you so much!

Amazing time aboard the Duchess!

Skip and his crew took my guests and I out for an amazing day of fishing! They couldn't of been nicer and the boat was beautiful! Everyone had a blast! Can't wait to do it again!

Fireworks, Food & Fun aboard The Duchess

The 4th of July also happens to be my birthday, so we figured why not bring some friends and head out for a sunset dinner cruise on the Pacific and end the night floating a short but safe distance from the fireworks barge in Marina Del Rey for a front row seat. Why not indeed! The evening was perfect, and Capt Skip and his crew took such good care of us. The food was fabulous and the views were stunning. Highly recommended.

Burial at Sea aboard The Duchess Yacht-first class operation

Three of us came from out of state to fulfill our loved ones wishes to be laid to rest out on the water out of Marina Del Ray. The mortuary had us set with a 32ft sailboat-but I found The Duchess online and booked this beautiful, classy 65ft yacht. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Dignified, respectful way to go-captain and first mate were thoughtful and accomodating...just the best given the circumstances.

Birthday Trip aboard the Dutchess

Great time the crew was great the service was excellent. I enjoyed every bit my guest were happy and my husband loved it! I would definitely do it again. It was a great time we caught fish, ate well, drank well. What more can I say rent the Dutchess with Skip and crew you won’t be disappointed!! 😊

Perfect 4th of July!

We had a great time aboard of The Duchess last 4th of July, I took my family for fishing time and everyone enjoy the day. The yatch is awesome!! they bring food and drinks.... it was the best day of my vacations in California! For sure we will see Captain Skip and his crew again in our next trip to CA. Thanks so much Captain.

Vacation Highlight

This yacht was the highlight of our 4th of July. It was a great activity for both the LA locals and out of town guests. When one of our guests was running late, they had no problem waiting, and just started the fun while we were docked. Skip and the entire crew at The Duchess Yacht Charters were incredible! They were always wandering the yacht, making sure everyone had a refreshment in hand. They handled everything we brought on board with care. Not to mention, the food was fresh and delicious, including a nice spread of fruit, meats, and fish, something for everyone! The ride itself was beautiful and scening, everyone able to catch up, dance, and enjoy the ride. When we stopped out at sea, we had a blast jumping in the water and cooling off. Cannot recommend this enough, and so looking forward to the next one!

Cruising with Skip

Our family of 6 had a fantastic day cruising with Skip. It was easy to arrange, and boom, we are out in the water enjoying a beautiful day. Skip and Ana made us feel totally at home and relaxed. There is nothing that could have made it better, all great! We will be doing it again soon. Thanks so much!

Testimonial #104

The boat is very nice and the captain and staff are nice, knowledgeable and accommodating.

Scattering of Ashes at Sea

Skip and his assistant Ana were exceptional hosts for a scattering of ashes at sea ceremony for my Mom and Dad. The Duchess was spotless, well-stocked, and in like-new condition. Ana was the star hostess as she graciously attended to 2 of our group who did not take well to even the calmest of waters and the expert ship handling of our captain, Skip. Everyone in our group was impressed by everything the Duchess had to offer. We will definitely to keep the Duchess, Skip, and his team on our radar for future boating trips.

Cruise aboard the duchess

We had an amazing time on the duchess and were v well looked after....nothing was too much trouble and it was made all the more special with the hospitality we received. From the moment we boarded we knew we were in good hands.

Phenomenal Experience

The Duchess was a one-of-a-kind experience. Skip and his crew were the utmost hospitable to myself and family for my fathers birthday. We caught many fish to take home, along with nice drinks and comfortable ship. Everyone was very engaging and polite.

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Fantastic day out....everything went smoothly from initial contact booked a few months in advance to the day itself. The boat is stunning and the hospitality from skip and crew really made it special. Hope to do it again sometime !

Fishing Trip

Had an absolute blast with my boys on the Duchess. If you ever get a chance, don’t miss it!!!!!

Boat Ride

I took my team out to celebrate our 1 yr anniversary. The Duchess team was professional, boat was fully stocked with food and drinks, and experience incredible. Thank you guys!

The Duchess Extraordinary Experience

Captain Skip and his crew + chef on board were real professional and made us feel at home. Highly recommend it to everyone! Bonus: The Duchess was also dog friendly and needless to say, our two furball children also had an amazing time. Three thumbs/paws up!

Testimonial #97

The crew handled the burial at sea with the utmost professionalism and decorum. The food and drinks were great. I highly recommend this charter.

Truly Amazing!

The yacht was beautiful, the crew was awesome, and the 100's of dolphins that escorted us were 10 star! Highly recommend!

Sunset dinner

We all had a wonderful time on the boat. Everyone was very attentive, and all was smooth sailing and wonderfully rocky. I will not hesitate to take other guests from out of town on a trip on this boat.

Great Day on the Water!

My team took The Duchess out for the day for a team outing. We had a great time! Skip and his crew were a delight to work with. The ship was top notch as was the service. I highly recommend!

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World Class Experience From A World Class Staff

From our arrival aboard the Dutchess, we were treated with genuine service and a sense of high level hospitality. From the staff to Captain Skip, everyone was friendly and efficient in all their interactions and gave me and my wife all the attention that was necessary. I highly recommend coming and experiencing the Dutchess for yourselves. We will be coming back for more.

World Class Experience From A World Class Staff

From our arrival aboard the Dutchess, we were treated with genuine service and a sense of high level hospitality. From the staff to Captain Skip, everyone was friendly and efficient in all their interactions and gave me and my wife all the attention that was necessary. I highly recommend coming and experiencing the Dutchess for yourselves. We will be coming back for more.

Great Trip with five star service

Great birthday!

I charted the Dutchess to celebrate my birthday with my husband. It was perfect. We shared a lovely breakfast on the back deck then spent the rest of the time on the front deck cuddled up. The captain and one woman crew were delightful. I highly recommend!

First rate outing. Great yacht and crew.

Great Experience and Excellent Service!!

We chartered the Duchess for a post-wedding sunset cruise to unwind from the stresses of wedding planning, and our trip did not disappoint. Skip and Dustin met us on time, had a platter ready for us, and were attentive to every detail throughout the voyage. Boat was spacious with many places to relax and take in the coast. I would definitely recommend!!

Fantastic Wedding!

We can't say enough great things about The Duchess and its wonderful Captain and crew! When my wife and I first had the idea to have our ceremony on a boat, our research led us right to the Duchess. After meeting with Capt. Skip, we knew this was going to be the right choice. When the big day came, we were met with some unfortunate news: there was a wind advisory, and we would not be able to make it out of the bay in Marina. Capt. Skip called me early to let me know the situation, and assured me that they'd do everything they could to make our time as special as possible. And they did just that! We had a really wonderful cruise around the marina, and were well taken care of by the crew. Capt. Skip gave us a great tour of the harbor, and everyone was having such a great time we didn't even care that we had to stay local. Thanks to the team at the Duchess, what could've been a disaster just became another part of our wedding story. All in all, we had a wonderful time with The Duchess and would highly recommend it for any event. You'll be in great hands!

Good experience with the The Duchess Yacht

We had a pleasant experience, everything was well organized and on time. The boat was very nice and clean and the captain and staff were friendly and accommodating to me and my family's needs. Drinks and Horsd'oeuvres were a nice bonus.

Classy Mother's Day Cruise

Had a wonderful sunset cruise this past Mother's Day. This is our 4th time aboard The Duchess and definitely not the last. Love, Skip and Ana. They treat us like royalty every time. We feel like family.

Love the Duchess!

Captain Skip and the Duchess is a fantastic combination for a day of fun and fine food. I highly recommend this yachting company!

Great Trip

Skip and the crew of the Duchess made for a great fishing charter. They had beverages and food ready whenever we needed it, and most importantly we caught plenty of fish which made for great eating. Will definitely be taking this charter again, and will recommend it to friends and family.

Wonderful Experience

We planned a small memorial service for my mother with The Duchess Yacht Charters, and Capt Skip and Ana made sure that it exceeded all of our expectations. The logistics were seamless, they were friendly and gracious, and our family was able to have a peaceful and tranquil goodbye. The customer service, professionalism, and beautiful boat allowed us to have the memorial that we envisioned. Thank you!!

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My husband and I booked The Duchess for a private 1/2 day fishing trip for his birthday and it was perfect. Logistics were clear, concise, and organized. Communication was easy via email, with complete instructions provided. Billing was also quick and easy done via email and also using cellphone credit card swiper. Beyond logistics the yacht has very well maintained equipment, clean, comfortable, and is beautifully appointed. The pictures on the website showcasing the yacht are accurate. The crew of Captain Skip, Ft. Mate Joe, and Ms. Anna were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and PROFESSIONAL. They use ear pieces and radio to communicate with each other so they are not hollering instructions at each other. Food and beverages were provided as well to take care of our basic creature comforts. Our excursion was so enjoyable because of all of these things!! We caught a lot of fish and just happened see a whale, dolphins, sea lions, etc., but even if we had not, my husband and I agreed just the peace and simple joy of the company on The Duchess was well worth it. I highly recommend this team and all the have to offer.

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My husband and I booked The Duchess for a private 1/2 day fishing trip for his birthday and it was perfect. Logistics were clear, concise, and organized. Communication was easy via email, with complete instructions provided. Billing was also quick and easy done via email and also using cellphone credit card swiper. Beyond logistics the yacht has very well maintained equipment, clean, comfortable, and is beautifully appointed. The pictures on the website showcasing the yacht are accurate. The crew of Captain Skip, Ft. Mate Joe, and Ms. Anna were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and PROFESSIONAL. They use ear pieces and radio to communicate with each other so they are not hollering instructions at each other. Food and beverages were provided as well to take care of our basic creature comforts. Our excursion was so enjoyable because of all of these things!! We caught a lot of fish and just happened see a whale, dolphins, sea lions, etc., but even if we had not, my husband and I agreed just the peace and simple joy of the company on The Duchess was well worth it. I highly recommend this team and all the have to offer.

Royal Treatment on the Duchess

What an absolute treat to have the opportunity to spend a day at sea on the Duchess, with Capt Skip and his crew. Beyond professional, the entire experience from speaking to Skip beforehand and deciding what trip met our needs, to easy directions to the yacht, to spending the day at sea. We cruised, we fished a bit... and I should really say we caught some really great fish as opposed to just fishing, we anchored off the Malibu coast... and we enjoyed a really lovely breakfast and lunch prepared by Anna. We will do this again, and I look forward to working with the Duchess team again. They anticipate your needs, they treat guests like family, and they are a class above. Cheers Skip... and thank you.

Testimonial #78

My family and I had a really wonderful day out on The Duchess with Skip and his crew!! The boat itself is beautiful. Skip, Joe and Ana were all very kind and made the experience fun for everyone! I would definitely do this again the next time we are out in Marina Del Rey!

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I had the pleasure of filming aboard The Duchess with Captain Skip and his crew member Anna. It was a five star service from start to finish, delicious food and drink prepared for filming and crew, very accommodating to our filming requests and schedule over running and Skip lined the boat up to get the perfect sunset shot. I would highly recommend The Duchess for film crews and for rentals in general.

Incredible day we will do again!

We had such a special day for my husband's birthday! My 9 and 13 year old loved fishing, and kept saying it was their favorite day. Delicious wine and Anna even played with my 9 month old while I fished a little! Will be back for sure. The Berg family

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I had an awesome 40th birthday on The Duchess with Skip and Anna! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I did a lot of research to find an experience that had a personal touch and it was well worth it. We had a 4-hour trip with brunch and whale watching. The boat was in immaculate condition and Skip and Anna made sure my friends and I had a great experience as well as kept a look out for whales. I would definitely recommend The Duchess. I look forward to taking another trip in the future.

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Had a fishing trip the wife surprised me with. Was an awesome day. Great hospitality and great fishing

Awesome Birthday Experience!

I had an awesome 40th birthday on The Duchess with Skip and Anna! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I did a lot of research to find an experience that had a personal touch and it was well worth it. We had a 4-hour trip with brunch and whale watching. The boat was in immaculate condition and Skip and Anna made sure my friends and I had a great experience as well as kept a look out for whales. I would definitely recommend The Duchess. I look forward to taking another trip in the future.

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This is one of those forget about life moments as you motor out from the coastline. This Yacht has all you could want and more. Great Crew, and you can do some fun fishing on the back deck while your feet get wet. The Skip and his crew are awesome!

Nothing better than The Duchess

The Duchess was everything and more that we could have asked for. Skip and his team took care of everything, making the experience one we will never forget. Can’t recommend it enough. Thanks Captain Skip!

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60th Birthday was a blast

My family celebrated our mom's 60th birthday with a fishing trip aboard The Duchess. Greeted with drinks, a light breakfast, and snacks, we were immediately on our way to the fishing grounds. Rock Fish were aplenty with some sole mixed in. The Duchess crew did a great job of teaching us how to fish for these fish, re-baiting and assisting where needed. After all was done, we had a relaxing trip back to port on the boy of the boat. The expansive views of the California coast were breathtaking. By the time we were pulling up to the dock, all the fish had been cleaned, filleted, and packed for our ride home. Best of all, our mom had an absolute blast. Thank you, Skip and The Duchess crew! You have an amazing setup. Hope to return in the future!

First Class Experience!!

We hired The Duchesse for our company holiday party and it was SO much fun! Captain Skip and his crew is first class and so is his Yacht! It created an experience for my team that was elegant, special, and fun. I look forward to our next Voyage on The Duchesse!

Wonderful Wedding Experience

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish with our wedding planning and ceremony aboard the Duchess. Skip and the crew did a fabulous job of coordinating our wedding ceremony details, treating our family like their own, and taking care of our every need and were very responsive in doing so. They made all of our wedding dreams come true. The yacht was beautiful and classy and they were very professional from start to finish.

Wonderful Wedding Experience

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish with our wedding planning and ceremony aboard the Duchess. Skip and the crew did a fabulous job of coordinating our wedding ceremony details, treating our family like their own, and taking care of our every need and were very responsive in doing so. They made all of our wedding dreams come true. The yacht was beautiful and classy and they were very professional from start to finish.

Wonderful Wedding Experience

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish with our wedding planning and ceremony aboard the Duchess. Skip and the crew did a fabulous job of coordinating our wedding ceremony details, treating our family like their own, and taking care of our every need and were very responsive in doing so. They made all of our wedding dreams come true. The yacht was beautiful and classy and they were very professional from start to finish.

Absolutely Great Experience on the yacht "The Duchess"

Absolutely Great Experience on the yacht "The Duchess" Big THANKS to Captain Skip & Joe and Anna! Guys, with you we had an unforgettable experience! This fishing trip was by far the best organized, well prepared, and enthusiastic fishing trip I have ever been on! The Captain took us to places where we caught multiple rockfish (brown, red, black...). Joe prepared octopus bait, and coasted all the fishing rods reeling fairly quickly. On the way back to harbor all fish was cleaned, and a group of seagulls was super happy by catching in the air fresh leftovers. After the trip, in the hotel we had the best fish dinner ever, all cooked by our Brazilian chef. We don't regret that we have several pictures to document our awesome day. Thank you for it. We wanted to see all of you in the future, like old good friends. I will never forget this experience!!!

Wonderful experience

We had a fantastic trip and a good experience throughout. Captain and crew were great and I would highly recommend the Duchess.

Family Farewell

On Saturday morning following Thanksgiving weekend this year our immediate family came to Los Angeles and commissioned the Duchess for a two - hour trip from Marina Del Rey to scatter my son's ashes and those of his mother. It turned out to be a memorable way to bring closure for the family to the loss of our beloved son and brother. Skip and his assistant, Anna, managed the trip with dignity and kindness. We couldn't have been in better hands. They The Duchess is an immaculate and beautiful boat. I am pleased to be able to recommend Skip and the Duchess to you for a wonderful experience. Skip can give you my phone number if you want to know more. Sincerely, Paul Borden

Magical

Skip and his crew were exceptional in every way. My family and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks Skip!

BEST DAY EVER!

Skip & Anna made our Sunday a complete FUNDAY! Great wine, great company, and a world class skipper. Skip is the man!

Great sea experience!

We had a great time and were taken care of by a small crew of wonderful people lead by the capitan Skip. They were patient and accommodating, warm and personable and went an extra mile to make sure everyone had a good time. Highly recommended.

Testimonial #62

Our family decided last minute to book a cruise with Duchess Yacht Charters. Not really knowing the area or the weather (we are from the SF Bay area) Skip suggested a four hour sunset cruise and it was spectacular. The cruise was mellow and the sunset even knocked the socks off of my somewhat hard to impress children. The appetizers and wine were top notch, as well as the service provided by Anna and Skip. The cruise was relaxing, punctuated by sights of dolphins and pelicans diving for fish. If you are looking for a first class charter for the afternoon, I can personally recommend The Duchess Yacht.

Testimonial #61

We had a great trip with Capt. Skip and Crew! Boat is well equipped and immaculate. Everyone was friendly and helpful, caught some nice fish, and had a memorable day for all! Thanks!

Abnormal Experience

Abnormally FANTASTIC!! We had a great time for our friend's 21st birthday. I kid you not, when I say their service is A1, I MEAN A1! From the indoor to outdoor experience, everything felt at home and luxurious. I usually don't write testimonials, but our captain Skip and host Anna were seriously caring about our experience. Thank you guys so much for making my friend's 21st birthday extremely memorable.

The Best Time

We had the best time winding down my sister's bachelorette weekend with a sunset cruise! Skip and Ana couldn't have taken better care of us.

the sea and humanity . . .

My beloved uncle passed with specific wishes to have his and his pre-deceased families ashes dispersed together at sea 'somewhere near the LA area'. Not knowing where to begin, I randomly picked out the Duchess of Marina Del Rey and called. Skip, the captain answered, first listened thoughtfully to my needs and worries, and then reassuringly offered both his heart felt condolences and flexible services. To be expected (living in Ct.,while having ashes cremated in Fla. and then transferred to LA,Calif.) problems arose. That is, the ashes were first shipped to CA. and then mistakenly rerouted ( by the USPS!) back to Florida! However, when informed, Skip reassured me that when the ashes arrived at the post office the second time he would personally pick them up - the morning of the burial if necessary. When we arrived at the dock it was a relief to have the first mate Anna greet us with a kind and reassuring smile - the urns had been picked up that morning and Skip and the Duchess were now at our services! The rest of the services were blissful and surreal. Anna was helpful, kind and very knowledgable about service at sea as well as the surrounding area and history. Skip demonstrated extensive nautical experience, garnered from years of service both on the ocean and Great Lakes. He gracefully offered the full luxury and accommodations of his ship - which were extensive. It seemed like a flash before we were barefoot at the stern, watching roses drift away over grey mingling ashes and deep blue waves - along with eight distinct clangs of the bell signifying the changing of the watch - the reuniting of souls. Skip, Anna and the Duchess - thank you for your voyage of concern, sharing, and humanity. The 'Duchess' will forever be in our families memories and heart. Sail on! Julie, Dan, Aaron

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My mother-in-law was on a visit from Florida and my wife decided to surprise her with a trip out onto the water. The booking process was so seamless and Captain Skip provided us with all of the information we needed to get to the boat. The Duchess is a beautiful vessel, very open and bright with lots of places to enjoy the view and the outdoors. The extra touches bring a level of class that were not anticipated. Napkins, towels, floor mats, everywhere you looked there were distinctive touches that told you you were on the Duchess. They even have their own label on their wine, which was quite good. Assisting Captain Skip on our trip was Anna, a delightful woman who took extremely good care of us. The website mentions complementary hors d'oeuvres but the spread that Anna put before us was amazing both in its quality and its quantity. We enjoyed 3 hours out on the Santa Monica Bay and the view and the ride were most enjoyable. I would highly recommend the Duchess to anyone who enjoys a good time on the water, I am sure that we will be back on board in the future. Thanks again to Captain Skip and Anna!

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Fantastic birthday get-away

We had a lovey time aboard The Duchess. Skip was a wonderful host and we felt right at home enjoying the beautiful yacht. We would absolutely do this again and look forward to sharing this experience with our friends.

Perfect and fantastic

The Duchess Yacht trip was perfect and fantastic. The boat was clean and beautiful, the crew was awesome, the captain, Skip was very kind. We had a family trip from S. Korea and did charter fishing. We caught about 25 fishes and had a great time. Enjoyed the beautiful sun in Cali on the deck and the Pacific Ocean. It was a perfect and fantastic vacation!!

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I surprised my husband and his friends with a day on the ocean with Captain Skip and his crew and I have to say Skip made the booking experience so easy and effortless. I probably called 20 fishing places in the Marina looking for a private charter and all the other captains were of no help until I called Skip. He went above and beyond to accommodate me and make this surprise the best for my husbands birthday. Not only was he a huge help to me but the guys said they had the best time on the boat. The boat is so beautiful and made them feel like royalty!!

The Duchess Review

The Duchess was an amazing Yacht Charter!! Skip and the crew were incredible! The h'orderves were fabulous and the crew made sure that they were always replenished. I would highly recommend this charter for any event or birthday or celebration. Definitely well worth it!!

Such a wonderful experience!

Thank you so much to Capt. Skip and Anna! You both were so accommodating and lovely! You made the trip a memorable one! My mother would have been proud!

5 Stars

Great boat, great service, fair pricing. What more can you ask for? Skip and Anna took great care of us on our sunset cruise up the Malibu coastline. Highly recommended.

Delightful Experience!

My family and I chartered The Duchess for the Sunset Cruise and it truly exceeded all our expectations. The yacht was elegant and provided for both a relaxing and fun experience. Captain Skip and Anna made it all the more wonderful.

Great Sunset Cruise

Skip and his staff made our sunset cruise a fabulous experience for our group of 6. Awesome boat with top notch service from the moment we got on til we got off. Will definitely do again next time we're in the area!!

Great day about the Duchess

Have chartered prior and this was a great day, everything met or exceeded expectations!

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Amaazing trip!! Captain Skip and crew member Anna were great and helpful. I recommend it to everyone!

The best of the best!

I can't say enough about the fabulous time that my sister and I had on this Airbnb experience! Skip was a fabulous host and his shipmate Anna was extremely accommodating. The food and beverage were a perfect selection and we were offered blankets and sweatshirts when the wind got chilly. We also met the most lovely people and had made new friends by the end of the trip. The worst part was when we had to get off the boat. As an FYI the water was rougher than I expected at times, but trying to keep ourselves up with a glass of wine in hand was half the fun. Anna will never let you go down. And she will never let your glass get empty either ;) This is a must-do for anyone traveling to California or even residents who enjoy the sea. This will certainly not be my last visit on the duchess. I hope to bring my entire family along next time. Many thanks to Skip and Anna. All my best!

Awesome!!!!

Thanks for a great time! Everything was great! You arrived on time and got us back on time! The dolphin show was amazing!

Beautiful time

Captain Skip and is crew made this fishing excursion/boat trip extra lovely. We were catered to the entire trip and could just relax with drinks plentiful, fun conversation. We are looking forward to an overnight excursion next year with swimming, dinner and fishing too.

Great B'Day gift to anyone special

Our daughter booked this adventure for my wife, it was wonderful. What a terrific experience. Skip and Anna were super. You name it, how can we help-Crew motto

Awesome experience

Well equipped and excellent experience. Thank you

Testimonial #43

We had an excellent experience and would recommend it to all. Especially nice was the service and the information share by the captain and the hostess. Simply First Class

A Day of Excellence...

I know I speak for all of us on this day trip- From planning to booking and arrival, everything was perfect. Chip went out of his way to assist in planing out a wonderful and flawless trip for me and my visiting relatives from Chicago. The Yacht is just amazing in every way. Chip and Anna made everything just right. We set off from the marina and headed up the coast to Malibu for 4 hours and it was amazing. Thank you Chip and Anna for a day of excellence. We all look forward to coming back aboard the Duchess very soon!!!

Great Bachelor Fishing Trip

Skip and his team are awesome!! I was hosting a bachelor fishing trip for the guys and the event was fantastic from start to finish. The boat is amazing and looks just like it does in the pictures advertised. Skip knew the good spots to fish and we took home loads of fish! The crew were a great help and made the entire trip very enjoyable.

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Afternoon Trip provided By Boatsetter and AirBnB

Captain Skip showed us an awesome day on the water! He does a great job providing different activities for our time on the water, and his boat is beautiful!! He was very friendly, and really gives a personal experience. We had a great time!

Great time on the Duchess

Our group had a great day off the coast of Malibu. The boat and crew were absolutely great. Great time.

Testimonial #38

Skip and his crew were awesome!! We had an amazing day!

8 year old birthday

Alex wanted to go fishing for his 8th birthday and we found the Duchess on the internet, thinking it would be a fun adventure. Little did we know what an amazing experience it would be for all of us! We caught a ton of fish 9which we ate later that day) and Alex said the day was a thousand times better than his wildest dreams. For us, too.

AMAZING: Beautiful Experience with Exceptional Crew

My family and I used Duchess Yacht services for a memorial at sea, and while it was a difficult time and we were all inexperienced at sea, we couldn't have imagined a better experience or more special ceremony. Skip and Anna were absolutely amazing, professional, hospitable, kind, and great company. The boat was beautiful, clean, spacious, and comfortable. It was truly a lovely experience that we will always cherish. We definitely recommend their services for any occasion.

Great experience!

We spent an afternoon on the Duchess to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Such a great. Skip and Anna took excellent care of us. Would definitely do again! Thanks for having us!

Amazing yacht, crew, and time

The captain was amazing he help me plan my boyfriend surprise 30th birthday party. The crew was very helpful always making sure we're drinking something,we're happy everything is going smooth, everyone's feeling well. our experience was fabulous. We booked the boat tours the evening so we got a chance to see the sunset and dolphins. Everyone was blown away by the amazing experience we had

First Time in LA

My 13 year old daughter and I took this cruise our first night in LA. What a wonderful way to kick off pur vacation. Skip and Anna were wonderful hosts and the Dutchess was very impressive. We had a relaxing and enjoyable time crusing up the Malibu Coast and even had a dolphin show along side of us at dusk. It was lovely. I would repeat this excursion on my next trip to LA.

A 40th birthday night to remember!!

Celebrating my 40th birthday aboard The Duchess was nothing short of amazing! Skip and his crew are so very welcoming, sweet and attentive. They made my evening a memorable one filled with great conversations and laughter with everyone in my party as well as the crew. The Duchess was such a smooth ride and was clean and beautiful. It blew my expectations out of the water! Skip and The Duchess are at the top of my list to book in the future! I highly recommend!

Skip and the Duchess gave us so much...

I booked a Burial at Sea for my dear Father on the beautiful Duchess. From the first phone call, I felt the warmth and caring and the desire to make the service dignified, beautiful and meaningful for us. Skip went over every detail with me so that i was comfortable I was in good hands. He and his crew went above and beyond to make the day so special for my family. I know my Dad would have appreciated all the heartfelt touches they incorporated. I will be forever grateful to Skip, John, Ana and crew for making the day so special for all of us. I hope to revisit the Duchess and her special crew for a happy occasion sometime in the future.

Amazing First Anniversary!!

Our first anniversary was magical, thanks to Skip at the Duchess! Skip was incredibly responsive before the trip, and answered my many questions. The trip itself was unbelievable--breathtaking views of the sunset, delicious appetizers and wine (with a steady pour!), as well as an impressively friendly and attentive staff. We enjoyed the cruise just as much as we enjoyed our conversations with Skip! And the yacht is by far the best one on the water--it's beautiful and so well taken care of. I would easily recommend this charter for anyone looking for a taste of luxury. It was by far the best and most romantic way to spend our first anniversary.

A memorable 4th of July!

My group had such a wonderful experience aboard the Duchess. Skip and his crew were very accommodating and hands on and we couldn't have asked for a more comfortable trip. The food was creative and tasty. The ride was smooth and the fireworks were spectacular! Skip positioned the boat for the most perfect view! Professionals all the way!

Great trip!

Skip & Ana made a fantastic sundowner cruise for me and my daughters. It was my daughters 15th birthday and there really went the extra mile to make it special. Thanks Skip!

Great Boat and Crew

We had a wonderful day on the water with Skip and his crew. The Duchess is an immaculately maintained yacht, with all the amenities you'd want. The hospitality is generous and welcoming, from the bagels and lox breakfast, to the snacks and hot chocolate when the wind caused a chill. We fished and later just relaxed in the sun on the very comfortable lounge up front. You couldn't ask for a more friendly and comfortable experience.

Luxury Escapes TV crew thanks The Duchess

Hi Skip On behalf of the television crew of Luxury Escapes a huge thankyou for your hospitality in LA. The Duchess is a must do for any crew shooting luxury television or anyone wanting to enjoy the coastline. I can't recommend you highly enough!

A Most Memorable and Magical Day at Sea

We celebrated my birthday with Captain Skip and his incredible team aboard the Duchess and it was the most unbelievably fantastic way to spend the day! Nothing beats surfing the sea on a private yacht surrounded with all your friends and family, watching dolphins frolic while enjoying a refreshing beverage in the sunshine! The boat itself is very comfortable with downstairs bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, upstairs deck and fantastic front deck that is the ultimate spot to lay out and bask in the sun. We even docked for a bit off of the Malibu coast to jump into the ocean and have a quick swim. The crew was amazing, every need anticipated and presented with a genuine smile and warm, friendly service. All of us cannot stop talking about what an amazing day we spent on the Duchess and are already trying to plan when we can go out again. Whether you are a local resident like myself or just here for a visit, treating yourself to a day on the Duchess is definitely the way to spend the day!

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From the very beginning Skip was great to work with when planning our trip on The Duchess. He was extremely accommodating, and helped us pick out the sunset cruise which went up the Malibu Coast...an amazing view to see! However, the amazing service did not stop there. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and Skip helped surprise her with a birthday cake! As soon as they picked us up we could tell how professional, fun, and kind Captain Skip and Dylan were. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a spectacular time on The Duchess. I would also like to comment on Skip as a captain, he knew the perfect sights to see, and found us a great location to watch the sunset.. and to top it off, he even found a location where tons of dolphins swam by us! Lastly, Skip knew how much I wanted a visor from the Duchess and mailed two all the way to Michigan for me! Skip truly ensures the service he provides is the very best you'll find, and I couldn't thank him enough for that. From the very beginning, to even after the trip he has been wonderful! We're already looking forward to our next visit to California just for The Duchess and Skip. Thank you again for an amazing trip!

A Day On The Duchess

The Duchess, Captain Skip & Crew made our Yacht Charter such an incredible experience! Highly recommend the Duchess for a high class experience on the Pacific!

My Proposal on The Duchess

Captain Skip and The Duchess crew were amazing. They ensured that everything went perfect for my proposal. Highly recommend this Yacht Charter for any occasion.

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From the very beginning Skip was great to work with when planning our trip on The Duchess. He was extremely accommodating, and helped us pick out the sunset cruise which went up the Malibu Coast...an amazing view to see! However, the amazing service did not stop there. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and Skip helped surprise her with a birthday cake! As soon as they picked us up we could tell how professional, fun, and kind Captain Skip and Dylan were. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a spectacular time on The Duchess. I would also like to comment on Skip as a captain, he knew the perfect sights to see, and found us a great location to watch the sunset.. and to top it off, he even found a location where tons of dolphins swam by us! Skip ensures the service he provides is the very best you'll find, and I couldn't thank him enough for that. We're already looking forward to our next visit to California just for The Duchess and Skip. Thank you again Skip and Dylan!!

My husband's bday bash on Duchess Yacht

The yacht was beautiful and luxurious. The service on board was absolutely great and we all had a wonderful time.

The perfect ending to an amazing trip! Thank you Skip!

If words could only explain the amount of fun we had on The Duchess! However, my first review hit the text limit because I had that many positive things to say about our trip. So to keep it short and sweet, if your looking for an exceptional time, boat, scenery, and crew.. this is the place for you!

Exceptional service, and an amazing time! Thank you Skip!

We had an amazing time with Captain Skip and Dylan! From the very beginning, skip made the booking process seamless and our experience on the boat amazing. Everything about our trip was exceptional, and we can't wait to come back! Thank you for an amazing time on The Duchess!

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Wow I'm so impressed with The Duchess! I went for a friends birthday two weeks ago and it was such a fun experience. The captain was so sweet and even showed us some of his dance moves! I highly recommend The Duchess!

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Went on the duchess for a birthday with a few friends. It was a perfect Sunday. Beautiful boat and impeccable food. The staff was very nice and really catered to all of us

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I recently booked a day out on The Duchess with Skip and it was a 10/10! The Duchess and Skip exceeded our expectations with top of line service and a gorgeous yacht. Skip made the booking process seamless and offered assistance in every way possible. He even helped coordinate catering for me! My friends are still raving about the outing and we can’t wait to go out again on The Duchess. We went on a Sunday from 2-6 and I think the time of day was perfect and the weather was great. Also Anna, the stewardess was so gracious and made us feel like royalty! Absolutely wonderful experience! Thanks again!

Hey Captain Skip!

We want to thank you for making our day so great. From the food, cleanliness (Your guest bathroom smelled so nice), service, and Joe was wonderful too, always making sure all the boys (including grandpa) had bait on their lines for fishing. The Duchess is a beautiful well kept boat

Great experience for our family

Great experience for our family

Thank you for going above and beyond for us!

I can't say enough great things about our experience on the Duchess! She is a beauty! Captain Skip and crew was very attentive and helped make our day on the yacht memorable. We were even accompanied out to sea by several Dolphins! We have already booked another date with the Duchess.

What an amazing day!

Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. Skip you were truly wonderful. Thank you for making Tony's day so special.”

Great experience for the family

Skip was great from the beginning. My siblings, father and I took my mom's ashes to scatter 3 miles off Marina del Rey. Skip was so helpful every step of the way. He and Anna made us feel right at home on The Duchess. The experience was a great one for us. Thanks again Skip!

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What an amazing time out on the Duchess! Skip and his crew truly provide a first class experience. Skip and Joe do a great job not only making it a flawless trip, but providing knowledge on the fish and local area! Next time I'm back in SoCal, I'll definitely be heading back out on the Duchess!

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I celebrated a special birthday aboard The Duchess a few weeks back with a small group of close friends. It was one of the best experiences I've had, considering I've never done this before. The assistance I received from Capt. Skip in planning this event made the entire experience easy and seamless. The beauty of the boat, the hospitality of the crew and the beautiful afternoon on the water made this a very special way to celebrate. I look forward to finding the next reason to go aboard The Duchess again. I would recommend this to anyone.

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This was our 3rd time with Skip and the crew and it won't be the last! Skip is so easy to co-ordinate with and takes such good care of us. We now feel right at home on the Duchess and we can't wait to return for the summer. I highly recommend chartering with Skip.

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I seriously can't say enough about Captain Skip and Joe! I went with a couple of girlfriends on MLK Day and the whole experience was beautiful! The Duchess itself is gorgeous and luxurious. Everything is so clean and there's so much room to move around. We spent most of our day in the front of the yacht, laying out, watching whales, and dolphins!!! Skip has everything you need to enjoy yourself and relax. The weather was amazing, and Skip and Joe did EVERYTHING to make us feel warm and welcome; we never had an empty cup, yet had all the food/snacks we could want. This is now my second time aboard The Duchess and each time has been such an awesome time. Thank you Skip for always providing such an enjoyable time, full of laughs, Titanic poses, and memories I'll never forget!

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Anyone who loves the Pacific Ocean, and wants to go fishing, or just cruise the open sea in total luxury, I can't think of a better way than on The Duchess. My wife and I, along with our 2 kids 12 and 14 years of age have done it 3 times, each one more memorable than the last. You can just kick back and enjoy the view or jump into the Pacific all in the same day. Everything is included, with safety always first under the guidance of Captain Skip.

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The girls had a blast

Yes, the girls had a blast. Tempestt shared with me you made them feel extremely comfortable and at moments they thought it was there yacht. Basically, Your customer service and crew services were exceptional! I shared with Tempestt that I will fly out there to meet you for that wine or beer to shake the hand of the man who made me extremely happy thousands miles away.

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I met Skip and his crew for the first time Memorial Day weekend. Not only did Skip provide an epic afternoon and night on the water, but Brandon prepared a truly amazing appetizer selection. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the trip and can't wait to reunite for another experience on The Duchess! Thanks again, Skip!

Thank you and your great crew for a seamlessly glorious day!

We have been sharing stories all day long!  The Dolphins can probably "hear" our laughter with their sonar  skills.  Joelle, Sandra, Ajay and of course, Tony and I, enjoyed every moment.  

Keep smiling and we hope to see you again soon!

We had an amazing time on The Duchess.

Thank you, Skip. We had an amazing time on The Duchess. We really enjoyed the cruise and everyone was SO happy with the service, crew and the boat! Everyone mentioned how they had much more fun than anticipated! I, myself, had an incredible birthday. Thank you for joining in our celebrations!

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Had an amazing experience with Skip and his crew. We ended up going on the Duchess twice due to weather. The first time the waves were so high that Skip was nice enough to reschedule. The second time, I went with my friend's family and we caught the largest yellowtail of the season! The weather this time was perfect. My first impression walking onto the Duchess was that it is well kept and gave both a luxurious and comfortable feel. The crew set up breakfast for us and a fully stocked fridge. Since I knew I'm sensitive to being sea sick, Skip immediately offered medicine so I would actually enjoy my experience. The crew had all the fishing equipment and on top of our crazy giant yellowtail, we also caught at least 10 other fish. I've also been on group fishing trips but if you want a great fishing experience, the the Duchess is the way to go! Also our photos came out amazing that day.

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I chartered The Duchess for a 3 day trip to Catalina with 4 of my buddies. It was absolutely fantastic! The Duchess is a gorgeous yacht and captain Skip runs a first class operation. Fishing, world class snorkeling, kayaking, gourmet food and drink. It doesn't get any better. We plan to make it an annual trip. I HIGHLY recommend Skip and the Duchess! Adam Malovani

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We went out on the yacht in late September and it was the time of our lives. Went with (12) 25 yr-olds and we are still talking about it months later. We cruised to Paradise Cove where nobody had an empty drink as a result of the helpful staff. Once anchored, Skip and Joe got out the paddleboards and kayaks which were a blast. Then they got the dinghy out to pull the intertube. Nobody could stay on for longer than 30 seconds; we have to go back and beat that time! We hopped on the beach for a bit, but were eager to get back on board as we couldn't get enough of the yacht. The crew was very accommodating to what we wanted to do and did not fail to deliver. Now we are planning our next outing on the yacht. Definitely recommend this charter.

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We went out on the yacht in late September and it was the time of our lives. We cruised to Paradise Cove where nobody had an empty drink as a result of the helpful staff. One anchored, Skip and Joe got out the paddleboards and kayaks which were a blast. Then they got the dinghy out to pull the intertube. Nobody could stay on for longer than 30 seconds; we have to go back and beat that time! We hopped on the beach for a bit, but were eager to get back on board as we couldn’t get enough of the yacht. The crew was very accommodating to what we wanted to do and did not fail to deliver. Now we are planning our next outing on the yacht.

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Hi Skip,

 

Thank you for an unforgettable experience. We all had great time and couldn't stop talking about it from the second we left the boat. We all talked about your efforts to make us all feel at home and enjoy our time. We were also very happy with Joe's professionalism, attention to details, and friendliness. We already started to spread the word and looking forward to our next trip on the duchess. Best. Sam.

 

Hey guys, this gentleman is a pro, has a great boat, and goes out of way to give you a lifetime experience!!!

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Awesome day, not to disappoint!! We were in town for a few days and I was looking to plan a very special day for my family.. I searched several websites and charters, but nothing stood out to me until I came across The Duchess' website.. I inquired for further information and received a very quick response from Captain Skip to give him a call. A few minutes talking with Captain Skip is all it took to know this was exactly the special day that I was looking for my family. We were so excited. As soon as we arrived, we were treated like VIP's.. and friends.. The yacht was even more beautiful and amazing in person. Captain Skip and his crew Rich and Joe were great.. making sure everyone had what they needed and were very informative about the fish, wildlife and the area.. We had such a good time talking with them. We were all very impressed with Captain Skip's attention to detail to make sure we all had our beverage of choice and plenty of great food to eat. He thought of everything. Our family charted The Duchess for the whole day. There was so much to do onboard and something for everyone.. We cruised up the coast and saw just about everything you can imagine.. It was such a beautiful day. We all wanted to experience the sunset onboard. Captain Skip planned the day perfectly, so we were able to capture all the magic of the sunset over Santa Monica.. It was truly amazing!! I cant thank Captain Skip and his crew enough for providing our family with this very special day aboard The Duchess that we will always remember.

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Skip & Co! We had such a blast. Thanks for taking such good care of us. We'll gladly send others your way. Thank you! ”

The yacht was PERFECT

We had a surprise, pirate themed Birthday party aboard the Duchess. Skip and Joe were amazing. The yacht was PERFECT. Truly could not have asked for a better experience.

THANK YOU, Skip for offering us such a memorable and fantastic day on your boat. xo

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We had a surprise, pirate themed Birthday party aboard the Duchess with about 15 girls. Skip and Joe were amazing. The yacht was PERFECT. Truly could not have asked for a better experience. The inclusion of alcohol and snacks/food was beyond expectations and anything else that we were able to find online. THANK YOU, Skip for offering us such a memorable and fantastic day on your boat. xo

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I rented The Duchess Yacht to make a surprise goodbye party to a friend and it couldn't go better than it did! It was amazing, in every single detail, the Yacht is marvelous, the food and drinks provided fascinated everyone. The captain Skip helped me to maintain the secret and managed everything to receive us. Although I thought it wouldn't be so good because of the windy weather it was incredibly amazing, all of my friends loved the experience, we didn't want to leave the yatch in the end!. Lastly, I have to mention that the captain is one of the kindest people I've ever had the pleasure to met! Thank you so much Skip and I truly recommend it to everyone!

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AMAZING!!! Have you ever had a whole yacht to yoursefl? An amazing captain and Sailor helping in everything? A super meal on board? Well, this was just the beginning of one of the best experiences we've ever had!! We went sailing for a day with the Duchess with my family and LOVE IT! Totally recommended!!!! Thanks Skip for such a wonderful and memorable time! Best, Gloria, Mateo, Manuela, Andrea, Tomas and Marcelo.

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I've rent The Duchess Yacht to make a surprise goodbye party to a friend and it couldn't go better than it did! It was amazing, in every single detail, the Yacht is marvelous, the food and drinks provided fascinated everyone. The captain Skip helped me to maintain the secret and managed everything to receive us. Although I thought it wouldn't be so good because of the windy weather it was incredibly amazing, all of my friends loved the experience, we didn't want to leave the yatch in the end!. Lastly, I have to mention that the captain is one of the kindest people I've ever had the pleasure to met! Thank you so much Skip and I truly recommend it to everyone!

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Hi Skip, Thank you for an unforgettable experience. We all had great time and couldn't stop talking about it from the second we left the boat. We all talked about your efforts to make us all feel at home and enjoy our time. We were also very happy with Joe's professionalism, attention to details, and friendliness. We already started to spread the word and looking forward to our next trip on the duchess. Best. Sam. Hey guys, this gentleman is a pro, has a great boat, and goes out of way to give you a lifetime experience!!!

We look forward to more trips

I would like to thank our skipper Skip and his helper Anna for always treating my family and I so well on the yacht. The level of service that is provided is second to none. We have taken 3 trips with Skip and each one becomes more memorable than the previous trip. Thank you for always being professional, courteous and knowledgeable of everything going on in the water. We look forward to more trips and more amazing experiences with you all on The Duchess. Much Love! 

Very professional crew!

The boat was gorgeous and we had an exceptional time!

Thanks Skip!

We all had a blast – you the boat and the staff were amazing. I’m already trying to think of a reason to book you next J Talk soon!

Thank you very much!

As always it was a blast! Would love to do this every month :) Kiera and Enzo absolutely loved the Duchess and thinks you're the awesomest!!!