The Best Boat Hires in Newport Beach, CA

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What to know about hiring a boat in Newport Beach, CA

The city has a lot of boating options for everyone. If recreation tops your list of priority, you can hire a pontoon boat, sailboat, kayak, or a pedal boat or relax on a Duffy boat. Newport Beach is also a wonderful place to rekindle your romance. Hire the services of a gondolier and enjoy a gondola ride in a moonlit night.

For a fun day of cruising, hire a motor yacht or powerboat for a day of splashing in the waves around Newport. Soak up the sun from the deck of your boat and enjoy lunch onboard.

Reserve an hour-and-a-half of your day for a trip around the fascinating Newport Harbor. That’s a total of 27 square miles of breathtaking view. You can find both bareboat and captained charters on GetMyBoat to enjoy Newport Beach’s beautiful coast. You may also enjoy an on-the-water picnic or stop at one of the waterfront restaurants for a meal. Taking a ride on one of the electric “golf carts on water” is also a fascinating way to savor the beauty all around.

For active travelers, there are lots of great options in Newport Beach. Choose from stand up paddle lessons or hire a board and go out on your own. There are kayaking tours available and canoe hires. Paddle sports are a wonderful way to get exercise while traveling in Newport Beach.

Whale and dolphin watching, sports fishing, and touring the islands are available from Newport Beach. Browse through different options to pick the best excursion for you and your travel crew.

Sports fishing is a great choice for anglers in Newport Beach. With an experienced captain, you'll spend a day catching Bass, Barracuda, Halibut, and other fish. You can choose from full-service charters including all necessary equipment, or hire a boat and cast off on your own.

Whale watching trips are amazing experiences to have with your family. It gets you up close to these beautiful animals in nature. Nothing compares to seeing them in their natural habitat.

For water sports enthusiasts, there's no shortage of activities and options in Newport Beach. Try flyboarding for an exciting experience.

Boating Events in Newport Beach

If you happen to be here in December, make sure to witness the Christmas Boat Parade where many illuminated boats navigate the harbor.

The Newport Regatta is a big sailing event that takes place in July each year. It's a massive sailing competition that brings in sailors for days of racing. It's a great event to see as a spectator, as beautiful sailboats fill the harbor and surrounding waters of Newport Beach.

On the Shore

Once you’re docked for the day, spend some time exploring all that Newport Beach offers by land. As its name would imply, this city has gorgeous beaches. You can hike or swim along its coastline; there are over 10 miles to explore. You can also spend the day at the Wedge, known for its large wedge-shaped waves that are ideal for surfing. Corona del Mar State Beach nearby hosts 30 acres of protected beach.

The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is one of the best places for bird watching on California’s coast. It has over a thousand acres of coastal wetlands. This preserve is on the Pacific Flyway, and the migratory path of over 35,000 birds crosses right over this area.

Balboa Village is another well-known area, boasting boardwalks, a historic amusement park, art galleries, and specialty shops and boutiques. It’s also a wonderful dining spot with excellent restaurants, making it a great destination for families and couples.

Looking for something to do with a group? Stop by Orange Coast Winery, a family-owned and operated winery, for a tasting. Sample several types of award-winning red and white wines. If beer is more your thing, Newport Beach Brewing Company has been around since 1995 and offers pub food and excellent beer. In true Heinheitsgebot tradition, their beer is made with only hops, barley, and water.

Make your way along the coast and visit the surrounding waters of Coronado, Leucadia, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Dana Point, and San Diego.

Marinas in Newport Beach

Some of the top marinas in Newport Beach include Balboa Marina, Bayside Village Marina and Marina Sailing Newport Beach. These marinas have full-service facilities and great views of the ocean and boats in their berths.

About Newport Beach

Located in Orange County, Newport Beach is home to Newport Harbor. It's one of the largest recreational boat harbors on the western coast of the United States. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate year-round with warm weather and sunshine. The Pacific Ocean ensures that the city enjoys warmer winters and cooler summers, making it a pleasant place to enjoy boating.

The best time of year to visit Newport Beach is during early summer of May and June or September through November in autumn. These months will have better prices than the busy summer months. The weather will be pleasant, with minimal rainfall and sunny days.

To get to Newport Beach you can take a flight directly to the city's airport. From here, it’s a good idea to hire a car to get around the best spots in Newport Beach.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Newport Beach.

  1. KD
    40' VanDutch Ultra Luxury Day Yacht in Newport Beach for Day Parties, Birthdays, Engagements - Its Perfect

    Great experience. Very unique and modern boat, caught a lot of attention. Captain Jim was awesome, very knowledgeable, fun and sweet. He gave us a nice tour of all the islands and their historical backgrounds. Worth every penny. Made my birthday extra special. Thank you!

  2. DT
    52' ft Cruiser Yacht for 12 Guests in Newport Beach, California

    Mike and Jessie were AMAZING hosts! So incredibly kind, attentive, and welcoming towards my guests and I. I booked this for a 21st birthday celebration for my boyfriend and Jessie was so helpful and catered to us in any way she could throughout the whole charter. The boat was incredible, very well maintained, and CLEAN! I would consider our experience on the Quiet place phenomenal!! I would definitely recommend booking with them and I am thankful beyond words for the unforgettable experience they provided for us! thank you guys for an amazing time out on the waters!! :)

  3. MB
    52' ft Cruiser Yacht for 12 Guests in Newport Beach, California

    BEST CHARTER EVER!! We had a great day today out on the boat. Mike and Jessie are incredible. They really made the day special. We saw hundreds of dolphins and we swam in a beautiful cove. The boat was clean and well maintained. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you for a great day. Mike and Brenda

  4. AA
    80 Passenger Coast Guard Certified Yacht Charter in Newport Beach

    Travis and his crew did an absolutely amazing job! From the bar to the table set up. It Made my birthday very specia night we saw the sunset and the beautiful beach house. He answered all my questions in detail and in proper time. Very professional and accommodating. Everything I asked for was done exactly how I invisioned it. The sound system and lights really made the party. The cruise was peaceful and beautiful. All the guests appreciate your hard work!

  5. TA
    Blackfin 29' Flybridge Fully Restored Classic in Newport Beach!

    Chris was AMAZING. He provided clear communication from the start of booking until the end of the boat ride. He was an amazing captain, got us to the shore and back very safely. The Bluetooth system was amazing which allowed us to play what ever we wanted as loud as we wanted. Chris was so nice and just a very welcoming individual. The experience was 10/10. I highly recommend him.

  6. NG
    52' ft Cruiser Yacht for 12 Guests in Newport Beach, California

    Went with some friends for my sisters birthday. The yacht in person was better than in pictures! We all loved the experience and had a great time. Captain Adam was great and the owner Jesse was very sweet and was on top of everything to make sure we knew and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend to anyone! (: