Find The Best Boat Rentals in Washington.
1 - 18 of 258 listings
Washington State is a boating paradise, protected by two mountain ranges and home to glacial-like waters. The Pacific Northwest is quintessentially known for its water— from majestic orca populations to huge salmon runs, tribal canoes to opening day regattas, there are a million things to explore by boat in both the saltwater and freshwater regions of the Washington State.
There are many boating locations that locals and visitors like to cruise during the high seasons. Here are some of the top boating locations in the region, and the opportunities that they have to offer:
The city of Seattle is uniquely positioned on a long strip of land that stretches between a large freshwater lake and the saltwater Puget Sound. Marinas abound here is home to every form of boat imaginable to be found in the water—from stand-up paddleboard rentals to kayaks and canoes, open fishing skiffs to monohull and multihull sailboats, multi-story mega yachts to an immense fleet of commercial shipping. There are also ferries, naval operations, research vessels, and Coast Guard watercraft frequently spotted in this area.. Because of this, there is much to discover here. Pleasure boaters can enjoy the calm waters of Lake Washington and the connected Lake Union by boat, or take the Ballard locks through to Puget Sound if they prefer saltwater boating. Along the way, they will be treated to views of bald eagles, harbor seals, and salmon in the right seasons. Fishing is excellent in both locations, as is the weather for sailing. For those who like multiday trips, this city is a perfect departure point for trips to the Hood Canal, the San Juan Islands, up the Inside Passage to Alaska, or even down the Pacific coast to the Columbia River of Lewis and Clark fame.
Puget Sound is the main protected waterway in Washington State and stretches from Neah Bay to the capital city of Olympia. It is home to wildlife like killer whales and offers excellent salmon and halibut fishing, making it a wonderful boating destination. Puget Sound represents one of the main North American shipping channels from Asia, is home to several naval bases, and is one of the West Coast headquarters for NOAA. It is also home to over a thousand miles of freshwater and saltwater coastline, hundreds of islands, dozens of parks and several large cities. The temperate weather in Puget Sound allows for year-round boating, though winter means early darkness, temperatures in the high 40s and blustery winds at times. However, there are still a number of boat rentals in Puget Sound on the water during the sunny days of the winter, as well as during the rest of the year.
Though Tacoma is best known for its commercial waterfront, there are great recreational boating opportunities here. Point Defiance, home to a combined zoo, park, aquarium and frontier fortress, is a highlight stop for boaters, as are the many islands that can be found in the region. The Tacoma Narrows passage offers some good rapids that can be enjoyed by kayakers and gives views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which has architectural fame as “Galloping Gertie,” the bridge that undulated so severely with the wind that you could catch it on video. Tacoma in April brings the Daffodil Festival, where local boaters will bedeck their boats with daffodils and participate in the floating parade.
The waters of Washington State are as expansive as they are breathtaking. Experiencing them by boat will help you appreciate Washington’s beauty in a way that staying on land never can. With so many boat rentals and charters to choose from, your adventures in Washington are sure to make memorable moments on the water.
Top destinations nearby
GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Washington.
Our party of 6 had a great time. Plenty of room for all of us. We liked it so much that we definitely want to go out to the lake with Mathias again. It was truly a memorable experience. We also reserved the Jetski and that was the cherry on top. Thank you so much, Mathias!
TJ’s boat is not just a rental, it’s an experience. You get inflatable toys, pillows, blankets, moisturizers and sunscreen to start with. She also has drinks and an ice box ready for you, and the boat is equipped with a portable potty if needed! It has ample space, a table to setup lunch on, and has available trashbags. She added a nice personal touch, and provided us with a map of places to see, apps to use and things to take care of (like the boat wouldn’t turn on if it’s not in neutral, and is an easy mistake to make and to panic!). Our communication was great and she patiently answered all of our questions! Would 10/10 rent with her again. :)
Mathias was a great host and a wonderful captain! He was very responsive and accommodating And happily rescheduled when the weather wasn’t perfect. We had a lot of fun on board and really enjoyed the yatch!
The boat was impeccably clean and everything was on time and well planned. Parking was easy to find. Our two young boys had the best day ever and asked Mathias many many questions. He was very knowledgeable about the area and interesting houses and we had the absolute best day on the water! We will be back!
Chris was punctual and the boat was nice, all amenities listed were included and I had a nice time out on the water with friends. Only wish the cover spread the entire boat since we took the boat on a rainy day.
We had a great time and Chris was super helpful and quick with responses. The boat was also super nice and fit us all very comfortably. Would def recommend to anyone!