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What to know about renting a boat in California

California— the nationally renowned “Golden State”— is located on the West Coast of the United States. This state is beloved by many travelers and residents because of its beautiful coastline along the Pacific Ocean, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy boating and other ocean activities.

Northern California conjures images of towering redwood forests and breathtaking stretches of coastline in the minds of many, but it is also one of the world’s premier fishing destinations. Its numerous rivers, lakes, and bays provide plenty of ripe territory for fishermen to explore. If you’re not into fishing, there are plenty of options for you to explore the Northern coastline of California too. Sailing, boating, and watersports all have their place on the water in California and beyond, and there are cities that can help you make the best choice on your next boating trip. Try visiting San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Redding, and Emeryville.

Southern California is one of the most desired vacation destinations in the world. In addition to the appeal of multiple amusement parks, vibrant culture, and the legendary town of Hollywood, the beautiful Pacific Ocean is one of the primary reasons Southern California tops the lists of travelers from all over the globe. Boating is the best way to experience the stunning Pacific coastline, and it’s no surprise that Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County are appealing to boaters and tourists alike.

Interested in freshwater activities? There are endless inlets, marinas, docks, state parks, and beaches to experience and enjoy. Power boats, yacht charters, sailing lessons, jet ski rides, fishing charters, and kayaking are just the a few of the many rentals you can find all over California. There are so many options to select from, so book a boat rental in California and see what the West Coast has to offer!

About California

They do not say “West Coast, Best Coast” for nothing. From the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the Great Salt Lake and the bed of the Colorado River, the West Coast of the United States has a lot to offer in the way of water. The Oregon Trail and Gold Rush of 1850 may have populated the region, but today the abundance of natural wonders and water resources have tourists and locals alike praising the land. California’s most popular destinations are often coastal, such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Monterey.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in California.

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    scott
    Bowrider Rental in New-Port Beach

    Nassar remains to be the best. Every time we rent from him I see the character in him. The boat of course is everything promised and in great shape with all safety features. As renters we had an issue of not understanding an operational procedure and Nassar was there to help us throughout and was as friendly as professional as I'd expect form the best. Great boat; unbelievable guy. Rent from him - you won't be disappointed !

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    scott
    Bowrider Rental in New-Port Beach

    It's for real. Nassar is a very friendly and reliable person. The boat was everything promised - plenty of power for the open ocean and roomy enough for an evening bay cruise for 6+. Nassar was there on time, boat is in great shape and Nassar gave an excellent orientation to the boat, instruments, safety and operation. It's a winner.

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    Austen
    Rent a Luxury 32' Double Decker Pontoon Boat in Mission Bay

    Had a great time on the boat with our captain Brian. Everything went very smooth, Jeff didn’t a great job of helping communicate. Would recommend

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    Gita
    Cruising Monohull rental in Marina del Rey

    The trip was great! We had such an amazing time - everyone got the chance to be a actively involved (or not, at their preference) and the views and sunset were so picturesque. We can't wait for our next ride out with Captain Mark!

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    ERIC
    Cruising Monohull rental in Marina del Rey

    Mark was perfect for my family and I. Being from Chicago I didn’t have the best sea legs but Mark was informative, attentive and hospitable.

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    Lauren
    Cruising Monohull rental in Marina del Rey

    Mark is a pro. When my boss asked me to arrange a voyage for her and a few VIPs, I didn't know where to start! Mark talked me through the options available, and was responsive and punctual when confirming the details and reservation. Everyone had a wonderful afternoon, and we will definitely be calling Mark again!