The Best Boat Hire near Seattle, Washington

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What to Know About Boat to Hire in Seattle

With saltwater to the west and freshwater to the east, Seattle offers a plethora of boating opportunities. A Puget Sound boat hire 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 hires 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 hire a powerboat by the hour or by the day. If you don't want to hire 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 hires in areas nearby Seattle when choosing a location to spend your day on the water. Popular boating destinations nearby include EdmondsDes MoinesGig Harbor, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Shoreline, and Port Orchard.

All Types of Experiences and Hires in Seattle

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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. 

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. 

 

About Seattle

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 Hire Your Next Boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit inquiries, and pay for your hire or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for customers to facilitate a seamless transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of customers to their boat and provide the security and safety checks on each transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Seattle.

  1. JA
    Jordan
    Charter this Private Sport Yacht - Rental In Bellevue & Seattle, WA

    Our group had a great time with Mathias! We did not have a specific itinerary planned, so he took us on a tour of Lake Union and Lake Washington, and showed us some cool spots. Boat itself was great and as advertised. Would definitely charter with Mathias again!

  2. JA
    Joe
    Captained Charter On 37ft "Survivors" Cruisers Yachts In Kirkland, Washington

    I highly recommend Steve! We had a perfect and memorable day! His yacht was clean and gorgeous. The music and route was so fun! We had beautiful scenery and time to enjoy cocktails and snacks. This was so much fun, I can’t wait to book it again!!!

  3. JK
    Jimmy
    Charter this Private Sport Yacht - Rental In Bellevue & Seattle, WA

    Mathias was a great host and captain. We celebrated a special occasion on his boat as a family with two young children and Mathias made the entire trip comfortable and fun for everyone. He took us to an area where we were able to swim while he calmly waited and then he ended the trip on a fun note for our kids. We’ll definitely book through Mathias again if we ever decide to go on a boat trip again as a family.

  4. EH
    Esther
    Charter this Private Sport Yacht - Rental In Bellevue & Seattle, WA

    We had a wonderful time with Mathias on his pristine and well-appointed boat. We had 6 adults, but could have easily brought along another couple. Mathias was professional, good mannered, and showed up right on time. A great bonus was that he provided garbage bags, ice, cups, utensils, etc. which we were not expecting! Will definitely be renting with him again before the summer is over.

  5. DN
    Dawn
    30' Sport Yacht in Kirkland

    James was great! He showed us all the sights and made our kids’ day by letting them drive. He was friendly, prompt, and went the extra mile to make sure we still enjoyed ourselves despite the overcast, chilly July day.

  6. EO
    Eric
    Charter this Private Sport Yacht - Rental In Bellevue & Seattle, WA

    Mathias was such an incredibly kind, welcoming, and generous host during our four-hour trip on his boat. He was very communicative throughout the entire process, constantly keeping us in the loop from the booking to the end of the trip. He was very flexible with his time and was willing to accommodate our late start. He took time to show us the most interesting parts of the lake and added so much context to the sights we saw. I definitely recommend him for any bookings you might be interested in. You won’t be disappointed!