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The location: Dexter tries to sell his boat



Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A marina.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

A. In Episode 11, of Season 8, "Monkey in a Box".

    Dexter is planning to leave Miami with Hannah, and move to Argentina.

    So in this scene, he tries to sell his boat, the Slice of Life.

    We see him talk to a potential buyer, a portly, older man with a pink Hawaiian shirt, and a Rodney Dangerfield style.

    Dex walks him down to the marina slip and shows him the boat, describing all of its features:

    "She's a 2001 Century 2901, center console.  Had this custom rail put in.  New paint. Has radar, GPS, fish-finder, autopilot, emergency life raft...  I had these twin Yamaha 250 four-stroke motors put in.  They've got just 200 hours, and when you open them up and you're out there... there's nothing like it."

    At which time, the Rodney Dangerfield guy says: "I was hoping she'd have a bigger beer cooler."

    A clearly disgusted Dexter replies: "Well, maybe she's not the boat for you."

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A marina.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. These boat slips are is in the Alamitos Bay, in Long Beach, CA.

    (I'm not sure whether or not they are part of the Alamitos Marina.)

    They are next to the Marina Pacifica boat slips, a row of about 50 boats docked off the northwest end of that mini-peninsula, at the far west end of E. Marina Drive.







    The Slice of Life was docked in Slip # 1901, the second slip from the west end of this row.

    This area is at the far south end of the Los Cerritos channel, where that channel empties into the Marine Stadium, on the west side of the private Marina Pacifica condo community.

    It can be rather tricky to find.

    You have to take Marina Drive northwest of 2nd Street, then follow the crooked road that divides the Marina Pacifica condos from a large seaside parking lot. When you come to the end of that road, you will see the boats docked in the water just offshore.

    It's right across the water (northwest of) Mother's Beach (Marina Park), where they filmed the yoga class scene, and also from the Marine Stadium parking lot where they filmed the awkward food truck date with Cassie.

    On the other (southeast) side of the 2nd Street Bridge is the dock where Hannah's hubby (Miles) parked his yacht, as well as the other dock where they filmed the sea plane scene.

    It's also reasonably close to Hannah's hotel and Vogel's house.


    I shot the photos below in Sept. 2013.


Here is an aerial photo of the location.  Here is a Google StreetView.  And here is a map link.


Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes.  By the now, though, I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and let me know in advance when something is about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the new first episode airs, I already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia, Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.

    This tip came from Rick.  (Thanks, Rick!)


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