The Best Boat Rentals near Seattle, Washington
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What To Know About Renting a Boat in Seattle
With saltwater to the west and freshwater to the east, Seattle offers a plethora of boating opportunities. A Puget Sound boat rental is one of the best ways to enjoy the stunning nature of the Pacific Northwest. If you’re feeling up for a longer voyage, boat rentals in Seattle give you many opportunities to charter a boat. Cruise the Puget Sound during the week or head up north to the San Juan Islands and the Inside Passage to Alaska. If you’re looking for a day out on the water, you can trailer your boat to larger lakes or rent a powerboat by the hour or by the day. If you don't want to rent or charter a boat on your own, you can also book a boat tour with a group to see more of Seattle and learn about the city from the water. It's a great way to gain a new perspective of a place you're traveling to.
Enjoy sailing a small watercraft or even take a tour in a kayak or canoe on Green Lake and Lake Union to the north, or Lakes Washington and Sammamish inland. Fishing charters in Seattle— a popular activity in the Sound— are also available if you are looking for large catches. And because of its ideal position at the northwest corner of the United States, Seattle has many cruise options available, either going north to Alaska or south to Mexico. It's a great jumping off point for exploring the nature and beauty of the west coast of North America.
Seattle offers a perfect playground for marine animals— and whale watching is an activity that cannot be passed up. Anytime from March to October, you can expect to see either gray whales, orcas, minkes, and humpbacks, not to mention the sea lions, porpoises, and seabirds who also inhabit the area near Seattle. Seeing whales in their natural environment is an experience that cannot be matched by going to a zoo or aquarium. It's the most ecologically responsible and sustainable way to enjoy the beauty of these animals without supporting the cruelty that comes with keeping them in captivity.
For water sports enthusiasts, Seattle is a great place to try something exciting. Book a wakeboarding trip in Seattle or try parasailing to fly over Puget Sound with a parachute. Water sports are a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and get an adrenaline rush during your travels, and GetMyBoat has a lot of options!
Make sure to check boat rentals in areas nearby Seattle when choosing a location to spend your day on the water. Popular boating destinations nearby include Edmonds, Des Moines, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Shoreline, and Port Orchard.
Boating Events in Seattle
There are lots of fantastic boating events that take place in Seattle and the surrounding area of Puget Sound. Some of the best boating events include the Leukemia Cup Regatta, the Salmon Derby Series, and the Seattle Boat Show. If you're a boating enthusiast visiting Seattle, definitely check out a boating events calendar for a schedule of the different sailing regattas and competitions going on in Puget Sound and the Seattle area.
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Marinas in Seattle
Some of the top marinas in Seattle include the Bell Harbor Marina, Shilshole Bay Marina, and Elliott Bay Marina. These marinas are great places in Seattle to explore. They are accessible from the city and are near to other attractions. Take a walk past the marinas to admire the gorgeous boats moored in their berths or to watch sailing regattas.
Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and the largest in the Pacific Northwest region. The Emerald City is also known for their arts and music scene, having produced such legends as Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, among many others. Seattle has a long boating history with one of the highest levels of boats per capita in the U.S. The city is settled in between the famed Puget Sound and Lake Washington.
The best time of year to visit Seattle is during the summer or early autumn. The city is famous for being rainy, but there are plenty of days of sunshine to enjoy. In fact, the summers are relatively dry and are never too hot, so it's the perfect place to enjoy boating.
Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat
Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safety checks on each rental.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Seattle.
We had a family day on the boat to celebrate my birthday. Great boat, great crew, great day and wonderful itinerary (we want around Bainbridge island). The crew gives you a lot of privacy and are there to make us comfortable in every way. We brought our own food and had lunch in the comfortable living quarters and then enjoyed the sun and the boat ride in the sun chairs on the upper deck. It really did feel like having our own boat, but better since we the crew took care of everything. I highly recommend this boat and crew.
We had a wonderful day out and truly couldn’t have asked for anything more. Steve is friendly, helpful, easy going, knowledgeable, and just an all around great guy. The boat is so clean and well kept. We took our 3 young kids out for the day and it really went as smoothly as possible. We had everything we needed and more! Highly recommend booking!
I booked this last minute as a sunset sail to celebrate my birthday. Even w the cloudy weather, Mathias made the evening extra fun for my boyfriend and me. We can’t wait to plan another trip on his boat!! Mathias brought us drinks when we were least expecting it, took amazing pictures of us and took us out to lake union on a busy evening. He was very accommodating of our asks. I highly recommend his boat!
Thank you Mathias for an amazing time on your boat! The boat was clean and very kid friendly! He was a gracious host and was great with the little ones! The 4 hours went by in a blink and we got to see all of lake Washington! We got to swim and enjoy our time on the upper deck to lounge in the sun. We took some amazing photos! He was super kind and let the kids “drive” the boat and play captain! We can’t wait to get back out there on your gorgeous boat! Thank you!!
Mathias was a really great host. He responds promptly, contacted me 2 days before our trip asking for our preferences. He was very sweet to offer us free water and soft drinks onboard and also provided us with his ice cooler. The boat is amazing with a massive sun deck upfront. Mathias also took us to a great spot where we can swim and catered his route for some picturesque spots. Overall, I'd say just go with Mathias and you will not be disappointed. We will definitely book with him every summer!
Stop your search, this is the boat and Mathias is the captain. Mathias is absolutely amazing and took great care of my friends and I at SeaFair 2019. He was very easy to communicate with and answered all of our questions very quickly. When we arrived at the boat, Mathias has a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us. While we were on the water, he even grilled burgers and brats for lunch. The small touches and attention to detail really made a huge difference and our SeaFair experience with Mathias was perfect.