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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. AK
    Andrew
    Charter 45’ Power AFT Cabin Cruiser for 14 Person in Seattle, Washington!

    Entire experience was exceptional! Perrin's boat is in great shape and very accommodating. It was clean and ready for us. He happily showed us around and shared his knowledge of the area. His communication before, during, and after the trip was quick, accurate and pleasant. I can't say enough good things about our experience. We had no complaints whatsoever. Excellent value, strongly recommend to anyone.

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    sean
    Charter 45’ Power AFT Cabin Cruiser for 14 Person in Seattle, Washington!

    Perrin is a great captain all around. His boat is spotless, he knows the waters around Seattle and will set you up with a great itinerary. we left from the harbour, toured downtown, had lunch at Poulsbo and a scenic return by through Rich Passage and by Blake Island. Our crew would happily book with Perrin again.

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    Sophana
    Let's cruise Lake Union and Lake Washington! Captain, fuel and fun included!

    Corey is so awesome and friendly! The boat is spacious to party with your close friends and family! You will definitely have a great time! And there was a cute furry surprise on the boat! 🐶 This was a perfect way to celebrate my 30th bday 😊

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    Tyler
    MIKMAWI CHARTERS, Cruising Catamaran rental in Seattle, Wa.

    Amazing boat and crew. 6 of us had one of the best days we’ve ever had with Matt and Michelle. We will be booking again next year for sure! Matt’s communication prior to the trip was 1st class and so accommodating. Just book it now!

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    Mike
    Let's cruise Lake Union and Lake Washington! Captain, fuel and fun included!

    Great host and wonderful communication. A perfect afternoon around the Lake with the family. All questions answered promptly and clearly. A true joy of an event and very much recommend others to enjoy as well.

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    Kelli
    Duffy Electric Boat to Explore Seattle Waterways

    Joshua is a great host, the boat is wonderful and comfortable! Highly recommended this boat for a relaxing day on the lake. Very comfortable for 6 ladies, loved the Bluetooth-capable stereo—great experience overall!