"I wanted to surprise my wife with a sunset cruise up the Laguna Coast for our anniversary. I compared prices with other boats and got a great value with Riviera Yacht Charters. The crew was very professional and we had a wonderful time." - Ryan S., Los Angeles, CA
"Some business associates came in from Japan. I set up an afternoon charter with Riviera Yacht Charters and they served Alaskan King Crab. They did not sell us overpriced wine or champagne and we picked that up with no overcharge. The crew was very professional. Our firm will use them again." - James E. Irvine, CA.
"Our family was here from Boston. We had done all of the usual things, Disneyland, Lego Land and Sea World. My daughter was so excited with the Dolphins. I called Riviera Yacht Charters for a private charter and found their prices were reasonable so we booked with them. We saw common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. Captain Rod put the boat right in the front of the dolphins and slowed the boat down so the dolphins would swim all around us. He told us that these shores have the largest population of dolphins in the United States and the dolphins can be spotted almost every day. We would recommend this boat and the crew." - Jerry S. Boston, MA.
"We enjoyed our charter to Catalina Island. We went in the early morning and the seas were calm. The Captain played Caribbean music and we were in Avalon in no time. We went shopping and spent three hours on the island. On our way back the seas were rough but our captain was in control and brought us back safe and dry." - Susan J. Temecula, CA
"Wow a dive boat in Dana Point. We were so surprised. The owner told us the boat converts from a cruising yacht to a dive boat by changing out the deck. The Riviera can accommodate up to 14 divers. So we got our dive club together and chartered the boat at a lower cost than we could have done it on an individual bases. They found some great dive spots for us with good visibility. Very happy!" - Andy B. Los Angeles, CA
"I have always dived off the beach with my friends. We were glad to hear that the Riviera has a dive schedule for divers. So I booked myself and my dive buddy and went out. Very surprised with the first class service and the dive operation. They brought down our gear from our cars and even put our fins on before jumping in. They also served a hot meal and all drinks were included. We will dive with them again." - Sam A. Laguna Beach, CA
"We dove the A.C.E. wreck, what an awesome dive! This wreck has very large beautiful strawberry anemones and white plumed matridiums. Fish are everywhere. The 90 foot wreck went down under severe sea conditions about three years ago just outside San Clemente and is now completely covered with sea life." - Chris L. Carlsbad, CA
"Our family wanted to thank all of the people at Riviera Charters for an incredible and beautiful scattering of my Father's ashes on Friday. The captain did such a beautiful job in all respects, but especially in positioning the boat for a moving experience at this most difficult time. The little things you did, allowing my brother to lower the ashes, the tea leaves at the bottom of the basket, circling the flowers and the horn blowing, all were so special to each of us. The whole experience helped our family to accept and remember our last visual and heartfelt moments with our Dad. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating a day we will never forget!" - Kim R. Santa Ana, CA
"My Dad had a sailboat and loved to sail. Before he passed he requested a burial at sea. But we wanted to do more than just scatter his ashes. We contacted Riviera Boat Charters and they arranged an underwater burial with scuba divers and placed a bronze plaque underneath the sea. Now we have a video recording of the event." - Robert A. San Clemente, CA.
"David was a fun loving and gregarious friend. He loved the sea and he loved to party. We decided to have a party at sunset, just the way David would like it. Lots of food and drink and we toasted him as the sun set over the blue horizon. The Riviera did a great job coordinating the event for us and making us feel that David got the party he would have wanted." - Jim O. Laguna Beach, CA
"The Lord took Janet too soon. This was not a happy occasion for us. We are so overwhelmed from her passing. We arranged the burial at sea with Riviera Charters. They were very comforting and professional. I felt it important to let their customers know how much we appreciate all they did for us. We had some elderly people with us and they helped them in and out of the boat. They were very courteous and knowledgeable. They drove the boat slowly to our destination and then assisted with the burial. Thank you Derek and Bob for giving us first class service." -Adriane C. Huntington Beach, CA
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. If you are looking for a charter boat or seeking your PADI certification (scuba certification), we'd love to help you out!
34675 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point, California 92629, United States
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
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