Santa Monica

5.5-Hour Exclusive Malibu Stars Homes & Beautiful Beach Tour

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From $85.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the star-studded side of Malibu on this half-day tour that covers celebrity homes, historic sites, filming locations, and more. Cruise along the coast in an open-air van, stopping at the Adamson House, Surfrider Beach, Malibu Pier, and the Malibu Country Mart. Get a peek at the homes of celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Mel Brooks, Simon Cowell, Dr. Dre, Cher, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez, and more.
  • This guided sightseeing tour highlights the glitz and glam of Malibu
  • Learn more about this posh coastal town and its residents
  • Enjoy the Southern California weather in an open-air vehicle
  • Depart from a convenient location in Santa Monica

What's Included

  • Live Tour Guides
  • Guaranteed fun sightseeing tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • open-air vehicles
  • Cultural & Historic Malibu Tour
  • Malibu Celebrity Homes and Filming Locations

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Surf City Tours
      1654 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

      Meet at Poseidon Surf Shop, look for sign "Coffee & Surf" in the front of the shop. Check-in, use the restroom, grab a coffee and get ready to do Malibu.

    Start time

    09:30 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Malibu (Pass By)

    The Getty Villa (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    353 reviews
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    Should’ve been called the Malibu history tour
    Steven_K, Mar 2023
    OK, so we already wrote a review the very day of the tour at the conclusion of the tour after Dave asked us to write a five star review, and he placed barcodes on the back of the seats to scan and write the review which we did and since then we’ve received no less than 15 automated request to review the tour that we already reviewed. It’s extremely annoying so here’s the review when we first arrived. Dave said this is your tour it’s all about you, so tell me what you really want to do and see. We expressed an interest to see homes in architecture and another couple expressed an interest to see the University. that made no impact were fact on the tour at all as Dave conducted a tour I’m sure as he always does focusing exclusively on exactly what he wanted to do. No big deal, but there was no mention of architecture except perhaps for one house, which look like an eagle at one in the ward, but that was already part of his routine . Overall, it was a good tour, but he spent 25 minutes on the side of a highway with traffic passing by with the echoing of noise, bouncing off of the adjacent wall and street while he discussed the history of Malibu. He certainly could’ve pulled into a lot with no noise so that we could be comfortable and listen attentively to his story. I’d say that 10 to 15% of the tour was actually devoted to homes but pretty much just flying by them on the highway or side roads. he runs a very strict schedule and you can tell he becomes a bit anxious when you are 1 to 2 minutes beyond the allotted time at each stop. The wait at the restroom at Starbucks which by the way was filthy was over 20 minutes just to get to the single bathroom and likewise at the lunch stop at the Malibu pier. Nonetheless for history buffs it was an interesting tour, but I’m sure he lost the attention of most of the people on the tour. We really had enough of having to see and read their pop-ups two times a day every day about writing a review which we already did. this is the more thorough and pointed review. Thanks to their badgering. I apologize for typos, but I’m not gonna take the time to edit my dictation.
    Super cool trip
    James_B, Mar 2023
    David was incredible. The tour was not prepackaged but very intimate - there was three of us. Bus was not new and sleek but perfect fit for Malibu. Highly recommend.
    David is amazing person😍
    Homa_R, Jan 2023
    It was our first time visiting Malibu, 5.5 hours tour with David. We had so much fun yesterday such a great day and experience, it was very nice tour, specially David he took us to Mulibu stars Homes, beach tour and downtown of Mulibu stopped for break and lunch time that was very nice of him! Please don’t miss this nice tour with David!🥰😍
    Great day!
    Kathleen_G, Nov 2022
    David was very accommodating to my needs. I use a cane and needed a step stool, which he had in the van. He even provided blankets!
    David was very courteous...
    Akiko_H, Nov 2022
    David was very courteous and fun. He made sure we have a good time with lots of information. This tour covers a long stretch of Malibu coast line with such a interesting Malibu history and now. We enjoyed beautiful scenery away from the city.
    A must see!!! The best Miami tour
    Selina_F, Sep 2022
    Wow... what can I say other than YOU NEED TO DO THIS TOUR!!! It's literally amazing from start to finish! David our tour guide was so passionate he knew so much about the history of Miami, its incredibly interesting and fascinating! David also only shows current homes of celebrities, not previous ones which we loved! Nothing more annoying than hearing how a celebrity used to live in that house 10 years ago! We got to go up and see 360° view of Miami at point Dume! So many wonderful places to see and we had lots of stop offs! Even down to the end when we were on our way back David had put together a great playlist all referencing california, miami etc! We had the most wonderful day in Miami and cannot be thankful for David for showing us this beautiful place!!
    Adam was an awesome...
    julie_s, Aug 2022
    Adam was an awesome guide. Very knowledgeable. Keep trip interesting. Also very helpful with my wheelchair. I was anxious about the open air van but it was great! Felt very comfortable. Would highly recommend.
    Brilliant trip!! David is...
    Corinna_D, Jul 2022
    Brilliant trip!! David is full of knowledge of Malibu and we really enjoyed every minute of this tour!
    Highly recommended!
    Jonathan_D, May 2022
    This was a perfect tour - Dave was awesome! Highly recommended. His commentary was entertaining and informative - with pick-up/drop-off instructions especially clear. Great for solo travelers!
    Stephen_M, May 2022
    David is a PHENOMENAL tour guide. We did the Hollywood tour and the Celebrity Houses tour, but this Malibu tour was by far the absolute best tour from our trip. David's knowledge of Malibu is impressive to say the least. David went above and beyond for us during the tour. We had our 14 month old baby with us and David made it easy for us during the entire journey. By the end of the tour, David felt like a true friend, not a tour guide. Again, this is the BEST TOUR TRIP IN L.A. The Malibu tour with David. He is genuine and real, and his storytelling, patience, kind spirit throughout the tour made the tour the BEST!!!
    Awesome tour, highly recommended.
    Brian_H, May 2022
    Seeing the celebrity homes was cool. Learned a lot about the history of Malibu. Our guide, David, was very well informed and entertaining. I though going through the Woolsey fire burn area was very interesting. My daughters loved the tour. Seeing Lady Gaga’s home and how close it is to everything was surprising.
    Malibu tour
    Alla_L, Apr 2022
    David is a great tour guide, very informative. All family had a wonderful time. We will recommend it to our friends
    Awesome tour! I...
    Melissa_A, Mar 2022
    Awesome tour! I definitely Highly recommend it- beautiful scenery and very interesting-we had a great time
    Great time!
    Paul_M, Mar 2022
    Our guide was fun and knowledgeable we had a great time. David showed us a Malibu we never would have found. @ourguideDavid BTW it was surfer dude's house
    Sharie_J, Mar 2022
    Very informative and great details about the locations we visited. I would highly recommend the tour it’s better to do the tour instead of going straight to Malibu
    Best tour
    Gail_D, Nov 2021
    This is a well prepared tour that matches its description of beautiful beaches and viewing the Malibu homes of stars and area’s history.. It is truely David’s tour. He developed it and well researched it and presents it in an enthusiastic and informative way. We were able to hear his narrative well with his mic, seats are roomy and he passes out blankets just in case it gets too cool . We had our lunch at John’s garden and the salads were delicious and huge. Could share easily if you want a lite meal. As many people in the area David came to be a movie star and while waiting for his big break into stardom he shines as a star of the tour. He even took the time while we had our break to backtrack and pick up my husband’s hat that had blown off in the wind.
    Exciting, fun, and the experience of your life!
    Eileen_S, Nov 2021
    David are tour guide was excellent! The tour guide can make or break the experience. David was very knowledgeable. I love when we had 1 hour break with 3 choices of whatever we wanted to do on the tour.
    History and Celebrity Homes
    Noralee_E, Oct 2021
    David was a wonderful guide who explained a lot of Malibu history, while also showing us the celebrity homes. I would highly recommend this tour!
    Malibu tour & Gide was fantastic !!!!
    Stephanie_J, Sep 2021
    David was a great tour guide very accommodating & informative!!!!! He’s definitely a people person!!!!!
    Malibu tour was great,...
    laponeta_l, Sep 2021
    Malibu tour was great, David was a great tour guide and the views and stories were amazing.. you should most definitely try this particular tour out