The Best Boat Hires in Portland, Oregon

Average of 18 reviews in this area.
12 listings

What to know about hiring a boat in Portland

Portland is close to many beautiful locations that offer boaters many opportunities to pursue their passion. An industrial-type scenery greets you when you sail towards Columbia in the north. The entrance to the Multnomah Channel opens on your left. Enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty of the channel complete with its stretch of calm waters surrounded by pastures and wildlife. Kayakers love this serenity all around. To the south of Portland waits fascinating houseboats and many fishing charters. Apart from boating, casual fishing is also a popular pastime among the thriving community of the city.

Portland has many marinas, yacht clubs, and special interest clubs. Many hotels offer river-view. Riverfront condominiums and houseboats are also available as holiday accommodation. If you are a skilled boater, get adventurous and hire a boat. The city hosts two major events: the holiday parade of “Christmas Ships” during December, and the Rose Festival during June. The latter event witnesses the arrival of the United States Navy, the US Coast Guard, and the Canadian Maritime Forces during what is known as Fleet Week. Both the events offer a majestic experience of witnessing beautiful ships.

About Portland

Many argue that the best way to experience Portland, the largest city of Oregon, is from its water. With a temperate climate that features both oceanic and Mediterranean overtones, the city is one of the popular destinations for boating enthusiasts. Portland has many beautiful lakes and rivers that make the city an easy favorite among people who love being on the water. You can take a ride on an elegant three-deck yacht or a jet boat excursion and watch the splendid beauty of the city from its waterways. Depending upon your schedule, you have the option to choose from hour-long, daylong, and even week-long cruises.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Portland.

  1. nd
    26' Sunchaser Rear Lounger Pontoon Boat in Portland with Captain

    Captain Shane is fantastic! I booked hoping for an escape on the water from the record temps in Portland this week... maybe find a swim spot, cool off, eat snacks celebrate and enjoy the sun. The weather however had a different plan, clouds rolled in and temperatures dropped. Captain Shane really saved the day. He is fun, knowledgeable, silly and completely dedicated to making sure you have a great time. Thank you!

  2. JM
    25' Bayliner for rent in St. Helens, Oregon

    Rick's boat is great to take the kids out on the water! He has a double person tube that was fun to drag them around on.

  3. AL
    Cascade 29 daysailor in Portland, Oregon

    Captain Shane warmly welcomed us into his boat. He was really accommodating throughout the course of sailing. I love the conversations and trivia he tells us about the views. The boat was superb and amazing! I love it with or without the mainsail. Overall, our experience was really great! We will definitely want to do this again with him as our Captain.

  4. TD
    Kayak Rental In Tigard, Oregon

    Great experience all around—kayaks in fun colors, all the gear you need and a beautiful spot to paddle for hours! Working with Vince was a breeze and we loved our day on the river!

  5. AM
    Cascade 29 daysailor in Portland, Oregon

    Wonderful experience. Great boat and experience and knowledgeable Cpt. Shane. Thank you and looking forward to another glorious day on the river.

  6. AP
    Cascade 29 daysailor in Portland, Oregon

    Captain Shane was great! He was personable and shared many interesting factors along the way. We will definitely be back to do a 3 hour sail!