Rent a boat in Long Beach for the best price.
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What you need to know before renting a boat in Long Beach
Long Beach boat rentals offer tons of fun for tourists and locals looking to get out on the water. You can charter a boat with a USCG-licensed captain or book a self-driving boat option. These are great boating options if you don't have boating experience or don't want the responsibility of driving a boat. A captain is also a great way to get the insider, local look at Long Beach.
When searching for a boat rental in Long Beach you can customize the experience to fulfill all your boat day desires. Include services such as a catered meal, water toys, fishing gear, or equipment for watersports, like stand-up paddleboards. Don’t forget to make a special playlist of music you want to listen to on your boat day - most boats available to rent have Bluetooth-enabled speakers. It’s so easy to find and rent a boat in Long Beach with GetMyBoat, and you have a huge range of boat types to choose from, with prices to fit any budget.
If you're seeking the classic boating experience or want to venture out from the bay, rent a powerboat or motor yacht. You’ll cover a lot of the coastline, venturing to Seal Beach or Belmont Shore. If you don't have a lot of time or want more of an adrenaline-fueled experience on the water, rent a jet ski. A SeaDoo will give you all the power you need to cruise solo or with your travel partner.
See dolphins, whales, and sea lions playing in the waves when you cruise with your family on a boat rental from Long Beach. It’s one of the top reasons to rent a boat during a trip to Southern California. Seeing wildlife on the water is a magical experience to have for kids and adults alike, and being in the fresh air instead of a crowded aquarium makes it even more special.
Sailing charters in Long Beach are a highly sought after tourist experience. Booking a catamaran with a USCG-licensed captain will give you the perfect opportunity to host a boat party with a larger group. Another popular sailboat type to charter is a schooner, which will give you the luxury yachting experience in Long Beach as you glide through the wind along the southern California coast.
Where should I go on my boat rental in Long Beach?
There are many great boating destinations surrounding Long Beach including:
- Naples Island. Naples Island will give you a feeling that you’ve been transported to Venice, Italy, with the charming canals and romantic gondola tours.
- Catalina Island. Book in advance if you’re taking the ferry, or book an overnight boat charter to sail there at your leisure! Some Catalina trips can last several nights, giving you ample time to explore the island and enjoy the special highlights of the island, like scuba diving in the magical kelp forests.
- The Queen Mary. It’s one of the biggest attractions in Long Beach, a retired 1930’s ocean liner that has been converted into a hotel, with museum and restaurant.
- Rainbow Harbor. If you want to park your boat at a dock and come ashore to check out shops and restaurants, this is the spot to go in Long Beach.
Long Beach CA Boat Rental FAQs
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Long Beach?
Boat rentals in Long Beach, California start around $100/hour for a small powerboat to $500/hour for larger luxury yacht charters.
Does the boat rental include a captain?
Boats listed on GetMyBoat offer boat rentals with or without a captain. You can always communicate with the boat owner through GetMyBoat before confirming your booking to ensure your captain and crew needs are met.
Can you add catering to your boat or yacht rental?
Some boat owners will offer catering options, which you can ask to be included in your rental. It is best to ask the boat owner about catering options prior to booking as not all owners will offer this service.
Can I bring my dog on a boat rental?
In many cases, dogs are welcomed on boat rentals! If your pooch loves the water and being on a boat, ask the captain or owner before confirming your booking if they can come along.
Can I play my own music on the boat?
Most boats will have a sound system with either an AUX connection or bluetooth connection which will allow you to play your own music. It is always best to check with the captain on the specifics prior to booking.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Long Beach.
Drew and his captain were absolutely amazing! They are down to earth, helpful, knowledgeable and the coolest guys you can have the pleasure of taking a trip with. The yacht is exactly as pictured. It’s actually better once you’re on it. My birthday was incredible because of the kindness and hospitality of Drew and his captain. Communication, professionalism, amenities and overall experience were excellent (20/10)!! My entire group can not stop talking about how much fun we had and will be booking with Drew again for a longer trip in the future. If you are considering booking with Drew.. just do it! You will not regret it! Thank you Drew and Captain!!! You guys rock!!
Captain Chris was great! We had kids and seniors on board as well as adults. We requested specific destinations for our agenda and he accommodated us very well. He even gave us suggestions for where to go. Brought food and drink on board and there was enough space for us all to roam. I appreciate him looking after the kids and making sure they had life vests. Definitely will be using him for the next boat trip.
We celebrated my husband’s 30th birthday with a harbor cruise and had an absolutely amazing time with Captain Doug and Donna. The yacht is in pristine condition (very spacious!), the service is impeccable, and the harbor is beautiful. Such a memorable and fun way to spend a special occasion. Look no further because this is truly the perfect boat!
David is the best. He is very professional, knowledgeable, helpfull and friendly. The boat was clean and had plenty of room for everyone. The experience was amazing... Definitely we are going to rebook this amazing catamaran with David very soon.
Our Trip on the boat was amazing! David made us feel very comfortable as first timers! Bluetooth music system was awesome, boat was clean, and loaded with lots of amenities. We sailed for a bit, then we were able to view lots of sea lions, jump off the boat, go swimming for a bit, and go paddling. Great experience, would highly recommend !
Matt, is extremely patient and cares about everyone’s experience. He definitely made sure we had a good time as he allowed us to play music, took our pictures, and made us feel comfortable the entire trip!! I will definitely book with Matt again!