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What to know about renting a boat in California

California— the nationally renowned “Golden State”— is located on the West Coast of the United States. This state is beloved by many travelers and residents because of its beautiful coastline along the Pacific Ocean, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy boating and other ocean activities.

Northern California conjures images of towering redwood forests and breathtaking stretches of coastline in the minds of many, but it is also one of the world’s premier fishing destinations. Its numerous rivers, lakes, and bays provide plenty of ripe territory for fishermen to explore. If you’re not into fishing, there are plenty of options for you to explore the Northern coastline of California too. Sailing, boating, and watersports all have their place on the water in California and beyond, and there are cities that can help you make the best choice on your next boating trip. Try visiting San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Redding, and Emeryville.

Southern California is one of the most desired vacation destinations in the world. In addition to the appeal of multiple amusement parks, vibrant culture, and the legendary town of Hollywood, the beautiful Pacific Ocean is one of the primary reasons Southern California tops the lists of travelers from all over the globe. Boating is the best way to experience the stunning Pacific coastline, and it’s no surprise that Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County are appealing to boaters and tourists alike.

Interested in freshwater activities? There are endless inlets, marinas, docks, state parks, and beaches to experience and enjoy. Power boats, yacht charters, sailing lessons, jet ski rides, fishing charters, and kayaking are just the a few of the many rentals you can find all over California. There are so many options to select from, so book a boat rental in California and see what the West Coast has to offer!

About California

They do not say “West Coast, Best Coast” for nothing. From the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the Great Salt Lake and the bed of the Colorado River, the West Coast of the United States has a lot to offer in the way of water. The Oregon Trail and Gold Rush of 1850 may have populated the region, but today the abundance of natural wonders and water resources have tourists and locals alike praising the land. California’s most popular destinations are often coastal, such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Monterey.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in California.

  1. KM
    Kimberly
    Bareboat charter sailing catamaran for parties / events in Long Beach

    Can not say enough good about our experience with this boat charter!! David was amazing, from the communication pre-trip, to boarding and instructions, to sailing and disembarkation...just STELLAR!! What a perfect way to celebrate my hubby’s birthday. We will be using David again for sure!

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    Nasirah
    Yacht rental for 12 people in Newport Beach, CA

    Owner, captain and host were all very nice people. Boat was very well maintained. First time renting a boat and I was unsure of the process or experience. I am glad my first time was with such great & easygoing people. Boat is beautiful and I’d book with them again.

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    Jiyeah
    😎 Cruise In Style On Roomy Sailboat ⛵

    My group absolutely loved Jared. He was kind and very informative and his boat is absolutely gorgeous. We brought 6 people with us which was the perfect amount, not to crowded but we had more than enough room to wonder. He handles with covid 19 with care and maintains his boat to upmost cleanliness as possible. He neatly placed our alcohol in the inside of the boat and had a disposable bag to discard our cans. Wonderful perk is that he has a restroom! Jared is a phenomenal driver! He saved our lives, another boat almost crashed into us due to their negligence but Jared saved the day by skillfully avoiding the situation. Thank you Jared for being the best captain I’ve ever experienced. You and your boat were the highlight of my best friends birthday and will be remembered as the greatest Golden Birthday ever. I will definitely be coming back in the future! Thank you 💕

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    Amanda
    Bareboat charter sailing catamaran for parties / events in Long Beach

    Captain David is very communicative and accommodating. Super easy going, very knowledgeable, and made us feel SAFE! I highly recommend the boat, too. It’s very clean and comfortable! So many options to make it fun - music, paddle board, fridge for food, etc.

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    Christine
    😎 Cruise In Style On Roomy Sailboat ⛵

    Wow what a great mini get way from all this COVID madness. Fresh air and beautiful weather. Great mini trip for our small group of friends. Our Captain was very thoughtful and provided a great experience.

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    Tsholo
    Charter 55ft Irwin sailboat In Marina del Rey, California. PLEASE READ THE PRICES UNDER "READ FULL DESCRIPTION" BEFORE MAKING AN INQUIRY!

    What a great way to celebrate and come together with close friends. Our Captain for the day, Captain Stephen was phenomenal. Really made sure we had a great experience out on the water. Great communication from Captain Gustavo. All in all a great time. Every one was pleased.