The Best Boat Hire near Seattle, Washington
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What to Know About Boat to Hire in Seattle
With saltwater to the west and freshwater to the east, Seattle offers a plethora of boating opportunities. A Puget Sound boat hire is one of the best ways to enjoy the stunning nature of the Pacific Northwest. If you’re feeling up for a longer voyage, boat hires in Seattle give you many opportunities to charter a boat. Cruise the Puget Sound during the week or head up north to the San Juan Islands and the Inside Passage to Alaska. If you’re looking for a day out on the water, you can trailer your boat to larger lakes or hire a powerboat by the hour or by the day. If you don't want to hire or charter a boat on your own, you can also book a boat tour with a group to see more of Seattle and learn about the city from the water. It's a great way to gain a new perspective of a place you're traveling to.
Enjoy sailing a small watercraft or even take a tour in a kayak or canoe on Green Lake and Lake Union to the north, or Lakes Washington and Sammamish inland. Fishing charters in Seattle— a popular activity in the Sound— are also available if you are looking for large catches. And because of its ideal position at the northwest corner of the United States, Seattle has many cruise options available, either going north to Alaska or south to Mexico. It's a great jumping off point for exploring the nature and beauty of the west coast of North America.
Seattle offers a perfect playground for marine animals— and whale watching is an activity that cannot be passed up. Anytime from March to October, you can expect to see either gray whales, orcas, minkes, and humpbacks, not to mention the sea lions, porpoises, and seabirds who also inhabit the area near Seattle. Seeing whales in their natural environment is an experience that cannot be matched by going to a zoo or aquarium. It's the most ecologically responsible and sustainable way to enjoy the beauty of these animals without supporting the cruelty that comes with keeping them in captivity.
For water sports enthusiasts, Seattle is a great place to try something exciting. Book a wakeboarding trip in Seattle or try parasailing to fly over Puget Sound with a parachute. Water sports are a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and get an adrenaline rush during your travels, and GetMyBoat has a lot of options!
Make sure to check boat hires in areas nearby Seattle when choosing a location to spend your day on the water. Popular boating destinations nearby include Edmonds, Des Moines, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Shoreline, and Port Orchard.
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Boating Events in Seattle
There are lots of fantastic boating events that take place in Seattle and the surrounding area of Puget Sound. Some of the best boating events include the Leukemia Cup Regatta, the Salmon Derby Series, and the Seattle Boat Show. If you're a boating enthusiast visiting Seattle, definitely check out a boating events calendar for a schedule of the different sailing regattas and competitions going on in Puget Sound and the Seattle area.
Marinas in Seattle
Some of the top marinas in Seattle include the Bell Harbor Marina, Shilshole Bay Marina, and Elliott Bay Marina. These marinas are great places in Seattle to explore. They are accessible from the city and are near to other attractions. Take a walk past the marinas to admire the gorgeous boats moored in their berths or to watch sailing regattas.
Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and the largest in the Pacific Northwest region. The Emerald City is also known for their arts and music scene, having produced such legends as Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, among many others. Seattle has a long boating history with one of the highest levels of boats per capita in the U.S. The city is settled in between the famed Puget Sound and Lake Washington.
The best time of year to visit Seattle is during the summer or early autumn. The city is famous for being rainy, but there are plenty of days of sunshine to enjoy. In fact, the summers are relatively dry and are never too hot, so it's the perfect place to enjoy boating.
Using GetMyBoat to Hire Your Next Boat
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Seattle.
Michael was already there waiting for us when we arrived. The deck is very easy to access and there are a lot of parking spaces. The boat is large (can take 10+ people) and is very clean. Michael is so friendly. He talked to us when he saw celebrities’ houses but also gave us enough personal space by not interrupting our conversations. We went all the way from Renton to Seattle. Very nice view! It was such a great experience!
Michael was amazing since the beginning. He answered my inquiry promptly and constantly communicate with us. He was nice enough to pick us up from a closer location to us and we were so appreciative of his flexibility. Michael was so helpful during the whole entire boat ride. He even gave us a small tour of the lake houses. Me and my friends had an amazing experience with him. He is so down to earth and made us feel so comfortable the entire time. I would definitely recommended Michael for anyone trying to have a good time! Definitely a 10/10 experience!
I would 100% recommend booking Michael's boat! He was friendly, communicative and reliable. When I arrived at the dock, he was polishing the interior of the boat to make sure everything was in perfect condition for our rental. Michael was very thorough in explaining everything about the features of the boat, tubes on board (there was even an electric pump!) and all the safety equipment on board. This was an A+ experience thanks to Michael and I can't wait to book with him again.
We had a wonderful experience with our captain TJ. From the moment I sent inquiry to the end of the boat tour, everything worked out perfectly. TJ is the best person in Seattle if you are new to the boating world. She was so kind to us and offered top notch service to make our first boating experience a special one. She taught my teenage son from lake union all the way back to Mercer island. She is an experienced coach and shared her valuable knowledge with my son. Thank you TJ. We will book again soon. See you!
TJ made our afternoon on the water perfect and even better than I had hoped. Her communication before our trip was excellent and tips on parking appreciated. Not only is she super cool, friendly, accommodating and qualified as a captain, she shared fun facts about many of the homes on the lake. I highly recommend TJ and her beautiful boat, money well spent and I can’t wait to go out again!
We love old boats and cool people -- Dorin and his boat did not disappoint! Dorin was an excellent host. He knew a lot of interesting things about the area. I was especially impressed because I have lived in Seattle for over 15 years and the history he told us I had never heard before. I am not sure if it is because the boat is heavier, but the ride was very smooth and comfortable. The inside of the boat is just as cute and nice as the outside. Overall, a great experience that I highly recommend!