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.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Seattle.

  1. TT
    Taylor
    Charter 45’ Power AFT Cabin Cruiser for 14 Person in Seattle, Washington!

    Perrin did a great job helping me coordinated the perfect setting to propose to my, now fiance. He was very polite and accommodating!

  2. RY
    Roger
    Most popular boat on the lake ! See our reviews!

    As usual all good with the booking with Vitaly. This probably our 4th or 5th time and each experience has always been the same, great communication, on time and great boat for the cruise around Lake Washington. Have another booking in another 2 weeks. If you have been considering booking, don't hesitate! Roger

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    Lisa
    28ft Motor Yacht Rental In Seattle, Washington

    My girlfriends and I had the best day out on Troy's boat. The Sea Monkey offered a ton of seating options outside and in, spotless kitchen & bathroom with an awesome skipper. I highly recommend the boat and the captain- flawless boating, brunching and bubbles day!

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    Sara
    Captained Charter On 37ft "Survivors" Cruisers Yachts In Kirkland, Washington

    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!

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    Mike
    Captained Charter On 37ft "Survivors" Cruisers Yachts In Kirkland, Washington

    It was an awesome experience on a Steve's boat. His yacht can easily fit 15 people, has two tables for the party and overall is just luxury. Steve is a very friendly captain, helped us a lot to have a great experience. Will absolutely recommend him to everybody.

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    Samantha
    Captained Charter On 37ft "Survivors" Cruisers Yachts In Kirkland, Washington

    Our group of 11 had a great time on Steve’s boat. The boat was in great condition and Steve had everything on board that we needed. Even an air pump for the water floaters. He had great communication throughout the process and made our experience so much fun!