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What to know about renting a boat in Newport Beach, CA

The city has a lot of boating options for everyone. If recreation tops your list of priority, you can rent a pontoon boat, sailboat, kayak, or a pedal boat or relax on a Duffy boat. Newport Beach is also a wonderful place to rekindle your romance. Hire the services of a gondolier and enjoy a gondola ride in a moonlit night.

For a fun day of cruising, rent a motor yacht or powerboat for a day of splashing in the waves around Newport. Soak up the sun from the deck of your boat and enjoy lunch onboard.

Reserve an hour-and-a-half of your day for a trip around the fascinating Newport Harbor. That’s a total of 27 square miles of breathtaking view. You can find both bareboat and captained charters on GetMyBoat to enjoy Newport Beach’s beautiful coast. You may also enjoy an on-the-water picnic or stop at one of the waterfront restaurants for a meal. Taking a ride on one of the electric “golf carts on water” is also a fascinating way to savor the beauty all around.

For active travelers, there are lots of great options in Newport Beach. Choose from stand up paddle lessons or rent a board and go out on your own. There are kayaking tours available and canoe rentals. Paddle sports are a wonderful way to get exercise while traveling in Newport Beach.

Whale and dolphin watching, sports fishing, and touring the islands are available from Newport Beach. Browse through different options to pick the best excursion for you and your travel crew.

Sports fishing is a great choice for anglers in Newport Beach. With an experienced captain, you'll spend a day catching Bass, Barracuda, Halibut, and other fish. You can choose from full-service charters including all necessary equipment, or rent a boat and cast off on your own.

Whale watching trips are amazing experiences to have with your family. It gets you up close to these beautiful animals in nature. Nothing compares to seeing them in their natural habitat.

For water sports enthusiasts, there's no shortage of activities and options in Newport Beach. Try flyboarding for an exciting experience.

Boating Events in Newport Beach

If you happen to be here in December, make sure to witness the Christmas Boat Parade where many illuminated boats navigate the harbor.

The Newport Regatta is a big sailing event that takes place in July each year. It's a massive sailing competition that brings in sailors for days of racing. It's a great event to see as a spectator, as beautiful sailboats fill the harbor and surrounding waters of Newport Beach.

On the Shore

Once you’re docked for the day, spend some time exploring all that Newport Beach offers by land. As its name would imply, this city has gorgeous beaches. You can hike or swim along its coastline; there are over 10 miles to explore. You can also spend the day at the Wedge, known for its large wedge-shaped waves that are ideal for surfing. Corona del Mar State Beach nearby hosts 30 acres of protected beach.

The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is one of the best places for bird watching on California’s coast. It has over a thousand acres of coastal wetlands. This preserve is on the Pacific Flyway, and the migratory path of over 35,000 birds crosses right over this area.

Balboa Village is another well-known area, boasting boardwalks, a historic amusement park, art galleries, and specialty shops and boutiques. It’s also a wonderful dining spot with excellent restaurants, making it a great destination for families and couples.

Looking for something to do with a group? Stop by Orange Coast Winery, a family-owned and operated winery, for a tasting. Sample several types of award-winning red and white wines. If beer is more your thing, Newport Beach Brewing Company has been around since 1995 and offers pub food and excellent beer. In true Heinheitsgebot tradition, their beer is made with only hops, barley, and water.

Make your way along the coast and visit the surrounding waters of Coronado, Leucadia, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Dana Point, and San Diego.

Marinas in Newport Beach

Some of the top marinas in Newport Beach include Balboa Marina, Bayside Village Marina and Marina Sailing Newport Beach. These marinas have full-service facilities and great views of the ocean and boats in their berths.

About Newport Beach

Located in Orange County, Newport Beach is home to Newport Harbor. It's one of the largest recreational boat harbors on the western coast of the United States. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate year-round with warm weather and sunshine. The Pacific Ocean ensures that the city enjoys warmer winters and cooler summers, making it a pleasant place to enjoy boating.

The best time of year to visit Newport Beach is during early summer of May and June or September through November in autumn. These months will have better prices than the busy summer months. The weather will be pleasant, with minimal rainfall and sunny days.

To get to Newport Beach you can take a flight directly to the city's airport. From here, it’s a good idea to rent a car to get around the best spots in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Boat Rental FAQs

How much is it to rent a boat in Newport Beach?

Boat rentals in Newport Beach start around $125/hour for a modest powerboat rental and go up in price to over $5,000 luxury motor yacht. Visitors on a budget can enjoy a captained electric boat tour for $40/person in Newport Beach.

How much is it to rent a yacht in Newport Beach?

Yacht rentals in Newport Beach cost $200/hour to $1000/hour for a private charter. Prices depend on the duration, the number of people on the yacht charter, and the desired itinerary for the boating experience.

When’s the best time to visit Newport Beach, CA?

The best time of year to visit Newport Beach, California is during the late spring or early autumn months. Summer is a great time to visit but this is the busiest season, so hotels and flights are more expensive. The weather is great into the autumn, so you can still enjoy the sunshine and outdoors in Newport Beach even if it’s not peak summer.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Newport Beach.

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    Justin
    Sea Ray 220 Motor Yacht Rental in Newport Beach California

    Alan was professional and prompt with everything! He truly keeps his boat well maintained, CRYSTAL CLEAN, and in tip top shape. Nothing was needed and the boat was ready to go upon arrival. He had great suggestions and walked me through everything on the boat so I could manage operating it myself. The boat performed flawlessly and it was a true pleasure to cruise the harbor with it. Alan was so generous with his time and really gave our group the flexibility with extending the trip as we were having so much fun! Alan was amazing to work with and I highly recommend working with him. We all had an incredible memorable experience out enjoying a beautiful day on the water. A "Must-Do" while considering a boating day in Newport! I wish Alan the best and I want to thank him for providing us with such a smooth and seamless day! - JUSTIN

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    Javier
    Private Cruises on 1976 Sailing Schooner in Newport Beach

    Captain Andrew was magnificent!!! We had a memorable time and I highly recommend this sailing trip. Captain Andrew is an experienced sailor with alot of passion for what he does making everything feel fun and safe for everyone. This is a must do at least one time in your life. Awesome 5 stars!!!

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    Mindy
    Beautiful Classic 17' Glasspar Powerboat in Newport Beach

    My family and I had a blast! I appreciate that Cody was so flexible about my booking the reservation practically last minute. Words can’t quite express how much I appreciate how thorough and clear Cody was when it came to giving instruction on how to operate his boat.☺️ My family and I had an experience of a lifetime when we encountered a pose of dolphins swimming and jumping along side of the boat while riding out on the open sea. The boat was pretty fast too! Truly amazing! This experience was the highlight of our family vacation. I definitely recommend Cody and his boat!😎

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    Raven
    Captained Blackfin 29' Flybridge Restored Classic in Newport Beach

    I don’t know where to begin. As a host, Chris is possibly one of the most patient people I have met in my life. I had a lot of issues with booking (on my end because I had never used the app before and kept requesting the wrong date/time). Each time he helped troubleshoot me through the issues. He was extremely communicative and kind. On the day of the trip he was extremely hospitable. Beyond what we had expected. Very kind, and again, patient. The boat is beautiful. The pictures are great but in-person it’s remarkable. You can tell Chris takes extremely good care of the vessel sand prides himself on it. The trip and the entire day was great but Chris as a host really made the day entirely more pleasant. Will book again!!

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    Drew
    Yacht rental for 12 people in Newport Beach, CA

    We had an amazing time on Jordan’s boat! It was the perfect way to celebrate my fiancé’s 30th birthday with our closest friends. Tiffani, our Captain, and our deckhand Clark were so great and helped make our day perfect. Definitely will do this again!

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    Shajuana
    Cruise in Style, Ocean Adventures, Licensed Captain Included, Emerald Bay Adventures.

    I celebrated my son’s 15th birthday last Friday, and boy was it an amazing experience! From the time we met Reed until our trip ended was just pure blissful! Reed was very pleasant, thorough, and prompt. His boat was very clean and spacious. My guest and I were so comfortable and overall completely satisfied. I will be booking with Reed and Chris again for sure!!! Thanks for a great day on the water!!!