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.

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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. JT
    Crest 22ft Pontoon Party Boat In Seattle Area And Surrounding Lakes

    Excellent experience, second time renting Mike's boat both times he was great very conscious of the little things. The boat was in great shape and very clean. We took the intertube out this time which was also a great time. Overall a perfect experience, couldn't ask for more.

  2. ZD
    2015 Stingray for Rent in Mercer Island, Washington

    TJ was fantastic! Excellent and fast communication before day and during ride when we had questions. She gave us great instructions for the boat and even ideas for places around the lake to check out. Would absolutely recommend renting with TJ!

  3. bc
    2015 Stingray for Rent in Mercer Island, Washington

    TJ was wonderful. This was the second time renting her boat on Lake Sammamish and WHAT A BLAST. High quality equipment, zero issues with anything. TJ was very professional, friendly, punctual and understanding. Would use her boat again without question.

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

    Mathias was an excellent communicator before and during our trip. He was very patient and answered all our questions. Boat was clean, safe and well equipped with ice, water, paper & other supplies. Departure, arrival & onboarding instructions were very efficient. During our trip, Mathias was fun to be around, established good camaraderie with all the guests, very knowledgeable and kept us amused with all his stories. I would love to take another trip again with Mathias! Thank you Captain Mathias for making our family trip enjoyable and memorable!

  5. MB
    Crest 22ft Pontoon Party Boat In Seattle Area And Surrounding Lakes

    We had an amazing time- everything was perfect. We chartered Mike’s boat for a work team outing to celebrate a big performance goal being met. Mike was prompt in responding to my inquiry and had great communication leading up to the event. Boat was as advertised- was roomy and clean- stereo was great and we were able to easily connect Bluetooth and there was a cooler provided. Mike was professional and cool, he offered to take us on a tour of the lake to see all the famous homes along the water- my team loved it! He dropped us off at the dock for our dinner reservation right on time and was waiting for us when we were finished. Once we got back, someone forgot something in the boat and he went out of his way to get it back to us. Overall great experience, everyone enjoyed themselves and we had a great time!

  6. AD
    Puget Sound Sailing Adventure on 32' Hunter Sailboat

    My husband and I traveled from North Dakota to WA to visit some friends. This was our very first sailing experience and we had so much fun. We were lucky enough to spot a few orcas in Puget Sound. Captain Russ was very nice and accommodating. The boat was beautiful. I would highly recommend booking a cruise with Captain Dylan/Russ if one is ever in the Seattle area. You will not be disappointed. We would definitely book again.