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We had a very pleasant experience working with Chris. We had to cancel our reservation at the last minute last month as half of our group came down with COVID. We were able to reschedule this month and had a great time. Chris had the boat ready and waiting for us in Kirkland. Communicating with him was a breeze. Everyone in our party of 12 had a great time! The kids thoroughly enjoyed the slide. I highly recommend booking this pontoon boat with Chris!
Our experience with Donald this past weekend on his boat was a blast! Donald was an amazing captain. He was very accommodating in offering to make stops for one of us that needed Dramamine and for the bathrooms as well. He also communicated with us very well throughout - in coordinating where to meet up and even on the boat when the waves would get rocky he would give us a heads up to hold onto our phones. He also had plenty of floaties and tubing for water activities and a big cooler which made the day very fun! We would definitely rent again with Donald.
Donald showed us an amazing time on Seafair Saturday. It was the first time doing Seafair for a lot of us! Donald went above and beyond -- picked us up in a convenient spot, and he had inflatables for us to swim with in Lake Washington. Donald played great music. We had such a good time! Thank you Donald.
Curt was a great captain and made our experience awesome! He took us all around Lake Washington and Lake Union and showed us the different points of interest, he even let us stop for a restaurant and swimming. This was a much better option than renting from a large boat rental company.
My friends and I had an amazing experience boating on Lake Washington/Lake Union with Captain Curt! The views were spectacular, and we were even able to get a swim in. Captain Curt was great host, making sure we were safe and having fun. I will definitely be planning more boating trips in the future!
Curt is the best captain around! He was super flexible in scheduling and communicated with us throughout. He showed our group an awesome time. Highly recommend Curt for anyone looking for an awesome tour of Seattle or just a great time out on the lake!
Washington State is a boating paradise, protected by two mountain ranges and home to glacial-like waters. The Pacific Northwest is quintessentially known for its water— from majestic orca populations to huge salmon runs, tribal canoes to opening day regattas, there are a million things to explore by boat in both the saltwater and freshwater regions of the Washington State. Book a whale watching tour, a yacht rental, houseboat rental, or a kayak rental in Washington and see this beautiful state on the water.
There are many boating locations that locals and visitors like to cruise during the high seasons. Here are some of the top boating locations in the region, and the opportunities that they have to offer:
The city of Seattle is uniquely positioned on a long strip of land that stretches between a large freshwater lake and the saltwater Puget Sound. Marinas abound here is home to every form of boat imaginable to be found in the water—from stand-up paddleboard rentals to kayaks and canoes, open fishing skiffs to monohull and multihull sailboats, multi-story mega yachts to an immense fleet of commercial shipping. There are also ferries, naval operations, research vessels, and Coast Guard watercraft frequently spotted in this area.. Because of this, there is much to discover here. Pleasure boaters can enjoy the calm waters of Lake Washington and the connected Lake Union by boat, or take the Ballard locks through to Puget Sound if they prefer saltwater boating. Along the way, they will be treated to views of bald eagles, harbor seals, and salmon in the right seasons. Fishing is excellent in both locations, as is the weather for sailing. For those who like multiday trips, this city is a perfect departure point for trips to the Hood Canal, the San Juan Islands, up the Inside Passage to Alaska, or even down the Pacific coast to the Columbia River of Lewis and Clark fame.
Puget Sound is the main protected waterway in Washington State and stretches from Neah Bay to the capital city of Olympia. It is home to wildlife like killer whales and offers excellent salmon and halibut fishing, making it a wonderful boating destination. Puget Sound represents one of the main North American shipping channels from Asia, is home to several naval bases, and is one of the West Coast headquarters for NOAA. It is also home to over a thousand miles of freshwater and saltwater coastline, hundreds of islands, dozens of parks and several large cities. The temperate weather in Puget Sound allows for year-round boating, though winter means early darkness, temperatures in the high 40s and blustery winds at times. However, there are still a number of boat rentals in Puget Sound on the water during the sunny days of the winter, as well as during the rest of the year.
Though Tacoma is best known for its commercial waterfront, there are great recreational boating opportunities here. Point Defiance, home to a combined zoo, park, aquarium, and frontier fortress, is a highlight stop for boaters, as are the many islands that can be found in the region. The Tacoma Narrows passage offers some good rapids that can be enjoyed by kayakers and gives views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which has architectural fame as “Galloping Gertie,” the bridge that undulated so severely with the wind that you could catch it on video. Tacoma in April brings the Daffodil Festival, where local boaters will bedeck their boats with daffodils and participate in the floating parade.
The waters of Washington State are as expansive as they are breathtaking. Experiencing them by boat will help you appreciate Washington’s beauty in a way that staying on land never can. With so many boat rentals and charters to choose from, your adventures in Washington are sure to make memorable moments on the water.
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