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Double Decker Pontoon 30FT!
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Double Decker Pontoon 30FT!

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.

  1. SW
    Stanley
    Carver 60 Motor Yacht Charter for 12 People in Marina del Rey, California

    We honestly could not have asked for a better experience! The crew was top notch from the moment they arrived and greeted us at the dock. Once we got aboard the yacht, the captain explained the safety protocol and then the bartender started making mimosas! Safety first, but drinks second! Also, throughout the trip the crew was so hospitable and on top of things. There was never a dull moment and I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences I’ve had renting boats:)

  2. VW
    Valerie
    😎 Cruise In Style On Roomy Sailboat ⛵ with Captain Jared

    I love being on the water and was looking for an experience for my family to go sailing. We don’t have a boat but live close to the marina. After posting on Facebook and asking my peers where to rent a boat or charter, I finally found the getmyboat website and Jared’s listing. His listing was a standout and within an hour we had an amazing adventure planned for our first Sunday free in a long time. I consider it an early Mother’s Day present. We brought homemade cookies and drinks and Jared was easy and low key about eating on the boat and playing our Spotify list. We spent most of the cruise at the front deck of the boat rocking and rolling to the soothing waves and tunes. My kids loved it and it was a relaxing and exciting way to bond. On the way back Jared took us through the harbor to see Sea Lions and my girls stood up and danced on the deck. It’s a family memory we’ll never forget. I can’t recommend this experience enough!

  3. TA
    Taylor
    Double Decker Pontoon in Mission Bay

    Would definitely recommend to all of my family and friends!! Justin was very accommodating to a last minute reservation we had made and worked with me on getting something booked. Once there we had Captain Anthony and he made sure we had a great experience. He anchored for us and let us use the paddle board that was provided with the boat and threw out the Lilly pad for all of us to hang out and swim. This experience exceeded my expectations and was well worth the price! Overall, such a fun and great experience we are already planning our next event on one of Justin’s boats !

  4. JZ
    Juliana
    Beneteau 40 Cruising Sloop in Marina del Rey with Captain Mark

    Mark, the boat, and the experience is fantastic. He’s very kind, communication is clear and on point, and the in boat experience is the best we’ve had. It was my father’s dream to be on a sailing boat in the Pacific and Mark made the experience fantastic.

  5. LG
    Lissette
    Luxury Fast Boat Chaparral's 276 SSI, Sun Tanning Bed, Emerald Bay Ocean Charters.

    My dog LOVED it just as much as we did! Reed treated my dog just as good as us and let him explore the boat and he was so happy :’) The price for this is definitely worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Definitely choose this one if you’re bringing along your dog, and if not you should still choose it! In my opinion, the best one out there :) Reed was amazing and made this experience much more awesome.

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    Marlo
    20' Bayliner Open-Bow Boat in Newport Beach

    Nassar was awesome! Extremely accomodating and patient while we were lost looking for the marina. The boat was clean, well maintained, totally set up, ready to go. I highly recommend Nassar and his 20' Bow Boat perfect for the infant and the entire family. Best boat rental in Newport Beach! I will for sure be back! Last I needed to add an infant life vest and he provided the best one ever! Thank you, Nassar!