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UCLA Recreation

The MAC is open to UCLA students, staff, faculty, and the community for equipment rentals on single and double sit-on-top kayaks, stand up paddleboards, laser sailboats, RS Quest sailboats, RS Vision sailboats, rowing shells, and sea touring kayaks. Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations required or offered for groups less than 10. Please review the information below to prepare, pre-pay, and ensure a smooth rental visit.

Free UCLA Student Kayaking

The free kayaking program is restricted to currently registered UCLA undergraduate and some graduate students. Students enrolled in a UCLA Self Supporting Degree program, extension program, graduate resident or post-doc program, are not eligible at this time.

NOTE: This information is for sit-on-top kayaking only. Students interested in renting other equipment, including stand up paddleboards, should follow the more general rental information in tabs below and will need to pay for their rentals.

Before renting kayaks, currently enrolled UCLA students need to enroll in the free MAC Student Kayaking Membership from the UCLA Recreation webstore. This membership will need to be renewed quarterly to confirm eligibility. Please only enroll in the membership for the current quarter; memberships activated early (for future quarters) will be deactivated before the start of week 1 each quarter.

Those who are eligible will be able to see it under the ‘Memberships’ category when logged in with their UCLA Single Sign On; if the membership does not appear, please contact info@recreation.ucla.edu to confirm your student status and eligibility. NOTE: Students enrolled in a UCLA Self Supporting Degree program, extension program, graduate resident or post-doc program, are not eligible for this membership or for free kayaking at this time and should refer to the general community protocols for renting equipment.

Students with this membership may bring non-student guests to share a double kayak, but before arriving to the facility will need to purchase a MAC Student Kayaking Guest Pass for $5 in the Multi-Visit pass section of the UCLA Recreation Webstore. If the non-student guest wishes to take their own single kayak, they will need to pay full price following the community guidelines.

STUDENT KAYAKING GROUPS: Reservations are required for kayak groups of 10 or more individuals and should be made at least one week in advance using this form: Kayak Group Reservation Requests.

PREREQUISITES FOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL:

  • Swim Requirement:All members/renters must be water safe and able to meet a minimum swim requirement of swimming at least 100 yards and treading water for at least 5 minutes.
  • Facility Policy: All members/renters must agree to and abide by all posted facility policy and are required to follow staff instruction.
  • Required Orientation Video: Double and Single Sit-on-Top Kayaks may be rented without taking a class, however must watch the kayaking orientation video before first rental or if a year has passed between rentals.

Available Equipment, Current Schedule, and Pricing

SPRING RENTAL SCHEDULE (April 19 – June 12):

Monday: Closed for Rentals

Tuesday: 6AM - 9AM

Wednesday: 6AM - 9AM

Thursday: 6AM - 9AM

Friday: 6AM - 9AM and 3PM - 6PM

Saturday: 7AM - 5:30PM

Sunday: 7AM - 5:30PM

Schedule Notes:

  • Facility hours posted online are subject to change based on facility demands. There will be no rentals before posted opening time, the last rental must launch 30 minutes before end of rental period, and the facility (including showers, yard, and parking lot) closes 30 minutes after rental hours.
  • Rowing is not permitted in the Marina after 10am.
  • Renters are responsible for maintaining the time of their reservations – rental members may choose the duration of their rental within open hours. Multi-visit pass holders will be billed based on 90 minute visits; if more than 90 minutes is taken, additional visits will be billed/deducted from the renter.

PREREQUISITES TO RENT:

  • Swim Requirement:All members/renters must be water safe and able to meet a minimum swim requirement of swimming at least 100 yards and treading water for at least 5 minutes.
  • Facility Policy: All members/renters must agree to and abide by all posted facility policy and are required to follow staff instruction.
  • Qualification Prerequisite:
    • Double and Single Sit-on-Top Kayaks - No class required; must watch kayaking orientation video before first rental or if a year has passed between rentals..
    • Stand Up Paddleboard - No class required; must watch SUP orientation video before first rental or if a year has passed between rentals.
    • Sailboats, Rowing Shells, Sea kayaks - Must complete an Intro course at the MAC or request a skills evaluation orientation (SEO) with transferrable outside experience.
  • Participants must be 18yrs+ to rent their own equipment. Youth guests must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 50lbs.

EQUIPMENT:Equipment rental is available on a first-come, first-served basis only; reservations are not available or required for groups less than 10 people.

  • Available Equipment: Single and Double Sit-On-Top Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, Rowing Shells (Maas Aero, 24 and 27), RS Quest Sailboats, RS Vision Sailboats, Laser Sailboats, Sea Touring Kayaks
  • Currently Unavailable: Windsurfing

PRICING AND PAYMENT:Multi-Visit Rental Passes or MAC Rental Membership must be purchased online before renting

Multi-Visit Rental Passes: Rental passes can be purchased in packages for 1, 5, or 10 visits, with each visit being valid for a maximum 90 minute rental visit. Passes can be used for stand up paddleboards and sit-on-top kayaks with without taking a class, but renters must watch an orientation video before their first time or if a year has passed between rentals. Qualified renters can also use passes for rowing shells, sailboats, sea touring kayaks.

Marina Aquatic Center: Multi-Visit Pass Rates

These passes can be purchased on the UCLA Recreation Webstore and are required before making a reservation. The purchase of a pass does not guarantee equipment availability. Each visit is defined as a maximum 1.5 hour rental. Renters are responsible for maintaining the time of their rental; if more than 90 minutes is used, additional visits will be billed/deducted from the renter. If less than 90 minutes is used, a full visit will still be deducted.

Rental passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. The passes are valid for 1 year from date of purchase. In the event of a cancellation by UCLA Recreation for severe weather, a facility shut-down, or any other reason on the day of rental, your pass will be not be deducted a visit and your credit will remain until pass expiration.

MAC Rental Membership: This 3-month membership allows the pass holder an unlimited number of rentals within open rental hours. Rental Membership holders are eligible to rent any equipment they are qualified on, including sit-on-top kayaks and stand up paddleboards which have no prerequisite. Membership holders are eligible for extended length blocks without fixed end times, but equipment availability is not guaranteed. Membership can be purchased and renewed online atUCLA Recreation Webstore under the ‘Memberships and Fitness Passes’ section and is valid for 90 days from date of purchase.

Marina Aquatic Center: Rental Membership Rates

**UCLA Employees can enter promo code MAC20OFF for savings

NOTE: These prices and passes do not apply to the Free UCLA Student Kayaking program. Please see that tab for specific guidelines for student kayaking.

Required Steps Before Renting

All equipment rentals are available on a first-come first-served basis; reservations are not required or accepted. Before renting at the facility, there are 3 required components - All renters must:

  1. Have an active and accurate account/profile in the UCLA Recreation system.
  2. Complete payment and waivers online in the UCLA Recreation webstore with either a Multi-Visit Pass or Rental Membership.
  3. Review facility policies, ensure proper certification requirements have been met, and/or watch required safety orientation videos (for sit-on-top kayaks and stand up paddleboards).

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL THREE OF THESE STEPS ARE HANDLED BEFORE ARRIVING TO THE FACILITY!

If any of the above-mentioned steps are not completed, before arriving to the facility it will slow down the rental process and may affect your ability to rent or the allowed duration of your rental. For more detailed information about any of the steps, please see below.

1. Active UCLA Recreation Account/Profile

  1. Visit the Recreation Webstore on a computer or mobile device.
  2. Click ‘Sign In’ in the upper right hand corner.
    1. If you are UCLA student, staff, or faculty select the blue UCLA LogOn option and enter your Single Sign On credentials (will require DUO authentication).
    2. If you are not affiliated with the university, but have enrolled in UCLA Recreation programs before, enter your email or username, next, enter your password.
    3. If you are new to UCLA Recreation and don’t have an account, Sign Up for a new account. When making your account, please include as much contact information as possible and ensure all required fields are completed (including an accurate birthday). Leave ID number blank.

If you are not able to sign in or to make an account, please contact mac@recreation.ucla.edu or info@recreation.ucla.edu for assistance.

2. Online Payment: Multi-Visit Pass or Rental Membership

Once signed in to the Recreation Webstore using the instructions above, select one of the following payment options:

A. MAC Rental Multi-Visit Passes (1, 5, or 10)

  • From the home screen, select the ‘Private Lesson & Multi-Visit Passes’ icon.
  • Under category, select ‘MAC Rental Passes’.
  • Click on the desired product and add to your cart. You will be prompted to accept a general waiver and the MAC rental agreement.
  • If applicable, enter any promo codes and click ‘Apply’ to update the cart total. UCLA Staff and Faculty are eligible for a 20% discount using promo code MAC20OFF.
  • Checkout using any credit card. Do not click back or refresh during this process or you may trigger a system error. After checkout, the pass will appear on your profile and is valid for 1 year (365 days).

B. MAC Rental Membership

*IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not affiliated with UCLA and recently created your account, you will need to have your account activated before being eligible to purchase a membership. MAC staff can assist in the process if you email mac@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310.823.0048.

  • From the home screen, select the ‘Membership & Fitness Passes’ icon.
  • Scroll down alphabetically to find the ‘MAC Rental Membership’
  • Click on duration bar and select the desired start date for the membership and add to cart. Memberships can be purchased up to 7 days in advance of start date. You will be prompted to accept a general wavier, the MAC rental agreement, and some membership terms.
  • If applicable, enter any promo codes and click ‘Apply’ to update the cart total. UCLA Staff and Faculty are eligible for a 20% discount using promo code MAC20OFF.
  • Checkout using any credit card. Do not click back or refresh during this process or you may trigger a system error. After checkout, the membership will appear on your profile and is valid for 3 months (90 days).

NOTE for UCLA Students:For the free sit-on-top kayaking program, an active MAC Student Kayaking Membership is required for rental and a MAC student kayaking guest pass is required for a non-student in a double kayak. Information about free kayaking can be found in the tab above. Reservations are required for kayak groups of 10 or more individuals and should be made at least one week in advance using this form: Kayak Group Reservation Requests. For all other equipment, UCLA students must purchase a multi-visit pass, and are eligible for 50% off the community price that will automatically be applied in the webstore. Eligibility for discounts and free kayaking is restricted to currently registered UCLA undergraduate and some graduate students. Students enrolled in a UCLA Self Supporting Degree program, extension program, graduate resident or post-doc program, are not eligible at this time and should follow the general rental procedures

3. User Guidelines, Facility Policies, Qualification Guidelines, and Orientation Videos

In the above payment step it was required to read and accept facility guidelines. Before starting your rental, please review all facility, sport-specific, and applicable youth/family policies to ensure safety and compliance during your rental visit. Additionally, please confirm that you meet the required prerequisite for rental:

  • Swim Requirement:All renters must be water safe and able to meet a minimum swim requirement of swimming at least 100 yards and treading water for at least 5 minutes.
  • Qualification Prerequisite:
    • Double and Single Sit-on-Top Kayaks - No class required; must watch kayaking orientation video before first rental or if a year has passed between rentals.
    • Stand Up Paddleboards - No class required; must watch stand up paddleboard orientation video before first rental or if a year has passed between rentals.
    • Sailboats, Rowing Shells, Sea Kayaks - Must complete an Intro course at the MAC or request a skills evaluation orientation (SEO) with transferrable outside experience.

Day of Rental Reminders and Procedures

Before your rental, confirm that all three steps mentioned in the above tab are completed.

    1. Active UCLA Recreation Account/Profile
    2. Online Payment: Multi-Visit Pass or Rental Membership
    3. Review User Guidelines, Facility Policies, Qualification Guidelines, and Orientation Videos

GETTING TO THE FACILITY

The Marina Aquatic Center is located at 14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

  • Parking at the MAC is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis for patrons of the facility. If upon arrival to the facility, our parking lot is full, overflow offsite parking is available for free at Dock 52 (0.75 miles from the boathouse) or paid parking is available at the closer Fisherman’s Village (we do not validate for this lot).
  • Do not park in the Breakwater parking lot or garage - you will be towed.  Vehicles parked in any yellow striped area will be subject to tow; Parking on any yellow lines forces other vehicles to drive on the bike path endangering pedestrians and bikers. 
  • Drive slowly and carefully to and from the MAC parking lot. Watch for pedestrians and cyclists on the bike path and the Breakwater access road.  Once you reach the Marina Aquatic Center facility, drive on the striped access lane only. DO NOT drive on the LA County bike path.  When exiting parking spaces, watch for bike path traffic; stay on the striped driving lane and back into the turnaround area provided.

TIMING

  • Renters are responsible for maintaining the time of their reservations – BRING A WATCH! Rental members may choose the duration of their rental within open hours. Multi-visit pass holders will be billed based on 90 minute visits; if more than 90 minutes is taken, additional visits will be billed/deducted from the renter.
  • All equipment must be returned to the MAC and derigged appropriately at the end of a rental.
  • Facility hours posted online are subject to change based on facility demands. There will be no rentals before posted opening time, the last rental must launch 30 minutes before end of rental period, and the facility (including showers, yard, and parking lot) closes 30 minutes after rental hours.

CHECK-IN PROCESS

  • A Bruincard or Photo ID is required to rent and will be held by the dockmaster for the duration of the reservation. Small cell phone lockers are available to store some valuables during a rental, but all other personal items should be stored either in your locked vehicle or in our locker room (locks not provided). We do not recommend bringing valuables, including cell phones, on the water so all renters should bring a water-proof watch to manage the time of their reservation.
  • Please bring only what is minimally required to the rental reservation, arrive ready to get on the water, and leave all valuables at home. It is very likely that you will get wet during your reservation, especially if sit-on-top kayaking. Please dress accordingly and have a towel in your car if possible.
  • The MAC facility is only open customers renting equipment or participating in a course. A symptoms screening check* will be required to confirm any participant has not:
    • Had the following symptom of COVID-19 first appear in the past 24 hours: fever (at or over 100.4°F or 38°C) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, feeling tired, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, or new loss of taste or smell.
    • Been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have a suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.

*The UCLA Symptom Monitoring Online Survey and related COVID Clearance Portal should be used for all UCLA students/staff/faculty entering the space.