The Best Boat Hire in Long Beach

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What to know about boat hires in Long Beach

There’s a large range of options for boat hires in Long Beach. Fishing charters are particularly popular, with the possibility of catching yellowtail, white sea bass, blue perch and halibut. There are harbour tours including a tour to see whales and dolphins as well as sea lions and seals swimming around.

Power boats are a popular choice for people looking to cover a lot of the coastline or explore the bay. Jet skiing is also a popular activity in Long Beach for people looking to zip around the harbour for a few hours.

Electric boat hire is a great option for travelers looking for a quieter experience on the water than a traditional powerboat. Duffy Electric Boats are available at multiple marinas in Long Beach and are a great option for less experienced boaters.

There are many great boating destinations surrounding Long Beach including Naples Island, Naples Island off of Long Beach provides an excellent opportunity for a romantic gondola tour of the canals. It’s a neighborhood made up of three islands that is also a great place for stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking.

Another boating option in Long Beach is catching the ferry to Catalina Island. This is a very popular experience, so booking in advance is highly recommended. The Catalina Express ferry takes one hour to get from Long Beach to Santa Catalina Island. Catalina has beautiful beaches, wildlife preserves and some of the best scuba diving in all of California, noted for the impressive underwater kelp forests.

Because of Long Beach’s location, locals and travelers alike will never run out of things to do on the water. These nearby California spots will welcome you to fun on the water too! Check out Los Angeles, Torrance, Santa Monica, Malibu, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside, Encinitas, and San Diego.

Boating Events in Long Beach

There are countless boat parties and boating-related events that take place during the year in Long Beach. In December, the Parade of 1000 Lights is a waterfront parade of decorated boats that cruise through Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor. In the summer, the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival is the largest in California, with over 100 teams from across the world competing for first place.

Other Things To Do in Long Beach

Not far outside Long Beach in the neighbouring city of Buena Park is Knott’s Berry Farm - an amusement park that is a mix of fast rides and old-fashioned magic. Accessible from Long Beach in under 30 minutes, it’s the perfect way to spend a day with children or thrill-seeking adults!

Marinas in Long Beach

There are many marinas and yacht clubs in Long Beach for travelers looking to hire a boat or embark on a tour. Many are in Rainbow Harbor, the location of the moored Queen Mary, and in a neighborhood called Belmont Shore. Some popular Rainbow Harbor marinas include the Long Beach Shoreline Marina, Pine Avenue Pier, and the Shoreline Yacht club to start. In the Belmont Shore area, there’s Long Beach Marina Headquarters and Basin 4, amongst other highly rated marinas.

About Long Beach

Long Beach is a city located on the Pacific coast of California. It’s the third largest city in Southern California and is part of the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. It has its own airport as well as one of the busiest shipping seaports. While once a less-than-desirable tourist destination, the city has transformed itself into a resort town. It provides a great blend of urban life with a relaxed, beachside community. It’s a culturally diverse city, with a rich variety of things to see and experience, and a fantastic range of restaurants.

The weather in Long Beach is mild, with summer temperatures rarely exceeding 32°C. In the winter months, the temperature rarely drops below 4°C with a lot of clear, sunny days. There is very little rainfall annually in Long Beach. The best time to visit in terms of temperature is between March and mid-July and October through December.

Hiring a boat in Long Beach is a great option for visitors looking to make the most of their stay. With miles of beautiful California coastline and massive harbors to explore, spending a day cruising on a boat is a popular choice for many travelers. While it is generally nice year-round, it’s advisable for winter visitors to pack warmer layers if planning on a day out on the water, as it can be cool, especially if the sun isn’t out.

While not a boat you can take out on the water, one of the biggest attractions in Long Beach is the Queen Mary, a retired 1930’s ocean liner that has been converted into a hotel with a museum and restaurants.

While onshore, be sure to stop at the famous Aquarium of the Pacific. It’s a massive aquarium that hosts over 11,000 animals, and it’s an excellent way to spend a rainy day or visit if you have kids. In April, the Toyota Grand Prix takes over the city for a weekend with car racing, live entertainment, and other activities. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy or need a bite to eat, check out the shopping of Shoreline Village, a charming commercial center on the waterfront.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Long Beach.

  1. JP
    Jeannine
    48' Luxury Yacht in Long Beach, California

    Nick and his crew were amazing and the set up of his boat is perfect for any type of party or outing where guests can either choose to be above board or below board with ease of access and a comfortable flow. The boat is beautiful and clean and comfortable. We hosted our daughter 16th birthday party on this boat and the girls had a blast! During the day it was sunny and beautiful and the girls could sit outside but when it started to get cold at sunset it was easy for everybody to relocate downstairs where was just as comfortable and fun! We had a blast on the boat and highly recommend Nick and his beautiful boat!!

  2. AP
    Angela
    48' Luxury Yacht in Long Beach, California

    Nick and his crew is the best!!! Our party of 8 had an amazing experience celebrating New Years on this boat. From the beginning with contacting Nick and meeting him at the dock, to the very end, our experience with him was seamless. He is super friendly and experienced and we had the best 3 hours out at sea. Also his boat is even bigger/prettier than the pictures - highly recommend!!

  3. MS
    Michael
    Bareboat charter sailing catamaran for parties / events in Long Beach

    We chartered this boat for our daughters 18th birthday party and it was amazing. The boat was nicer than the pictures show, and the captain was awesome. The boat had plenty of room for everyone and had a great area to set up the food.

  4. TW
    Tatum
    32' Ericson Racer/Cruiser Sailboat Charter in Long Beach, California

    AMAZING! Celebrated my 25th birthday with my family and Max was super accommodating and made us feel super comfortable! Definitely will be booking again in the future! Thank you Max!

  5. VM
    Victor
    48' Luxury Yacht in Long Beach, California

    Nicholas has a very welcoming personality and offered a spectacular vessel with plenty of space to roam about. I recommend to anyone looking for a fun experience with a family sized group.

  6. WS
    Winnie
    Private Sailing Charter with Captain for up to 6 people - 33' Newport Sailboat!

    Chartering our own sailboat with a captain was a fantastic experience. Our captain , Kevin, was friendly, helpful and so interesting- made the whole experience perfect from start to finish