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What to know about renting a boat in California

California— the nationally renowned “Golden State”— is located on the West Coast of the United States. This state is beloved by many travelers and residents because of its beautiful coastline along the Pacific Ocean, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy boating and other ocean activities.

Northern California conjures images of towering redwood forests and breathtaking stretches of coastline in the minds of many, but it is also one of the world’s premier fishing destinations. Its numerous rivers, lakes, and bays provide plenty of ripe territory for fishermen to explore. If you’re not into fishing, there are plenty of options for you to explore the Northern coastline of California too. Sailing, boating, and watersports all have their place on the water in California and beyond, and there are cities that can help you make the best choice on your next boating trip. Try visiting San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Redding, and Emeryville.

Southern California is one of the most desired vacation destinations in the world. In addition to the appeal of multiple amusement parks, vibrant culture, and the legendary town of Hollywood, the beautiful Pacific Ocean is one of the primary reasons Southern California tops the lists of travelers from all over the globe. Boating is the best way to experience the stunning Pacific coastline, and it’s no surprise that Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County are appealing to boaters and tourists alike.

Interested in freshwater activities? There are endless inlets, marinas, docks, state parks, and beaches to experience and enjoy. Power boats, yacht charters, sailing lessons, jet ski rides, fishing charters, and kayaking are just the a few of the many rentals you can find all over California. There are so many options to select from, so book a boat rental in California and see what the West Coast has to offer!

About California

They do not say “West Coast, Best Coast” for nothing. From the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the Great Salt Lake and the bed of the Colorado River, the West Coast of the United States has a lot to offer in the way of water. The Oregon Trail and Gold Rush of 1850 may have populated the region, but today the abundance of natural wonders and water resources have tourists and locals alike praising the land. California’s most popular destinations are often coastal, such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Monterey.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in California.

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    Cody
    Carver 60 Motor Yacht Charter for 12 People in Marina del Rey, California

    I WOULD GO INTO LENGTHS about how amazing of an experience this was but it would literally be an in depth book. THIS EXCURSION was AMAZING!!! I 15/10 recommend captain Cade, 110% the coolest captain roaming the sea!!!! thanks for an amazing time and I will most def

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    Gracie
    20' BOW RIDER in Newport Beach

    My husband had a wonderful birthday on the boat, enjoying the scenery in the harbor and speed on the ocean. Nassar is a pro at what he does: clear, pleasant communicator with a nice sense of humor. And very sweet to my dog too. We will remain in touch for our next ride:)

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    Chloe
    Cruising Sloop in Marina del Rey

    All around spectacular cruise! With 6 of our friends, I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and it was an absolute blast. Communication with Captain Mark over pre-trip info and boat details was a breeze. His enthusiasm and warm conversation was an added bonus to the experience. The sailboat was beautiful, clean, and incredibly cozy inside. We sailed for 2 hours and caught an amazing sunset, HIGHLY recommend that time to sail. Captain Mark is amazing. Can't wait to sail again!

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    Tara
    Luxury 32' Double Decker Pontoon Boat in Mission Bay

    This boat was absolutely perfect for our group! The pick up and drop off spot worked seamlessly and we had everything we needed on the boat for a fantastic ride. Jeff was very responsive and flexible with our booking. Would definitely take a ride on this boat again!

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    Rachel
    Cruising Sloop in Marina del Rey

    We had an amazing experience sailing with Mark. From the get go Mark was quick to communicate with me and let me know the best times to set sail so that we could experience a sunset cruise. He sent me a detailed email before we set sail with recommends of what to bring and what to expect and an itinerary of the direction in which we would sail. We took the trip with my family of 4, two adults and two kids and felt the boat was very safe and well equipped. It was nice to also have a bathroom on board! The weather was beautiful and we had a perfect sunset! Mark also took us to see sealions in addition to the pelicans and dolphins that we saw in the distance. It was a fabulous experience and I would totally recommend sailing with Mark and his beautiful ship!

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    Jill
    Sea Ray Sundancer Luxury Motor Yacht In Marina Del Rey

    I had an wonderful afternoon celebrating my birthday with my family! Eddie was an awesome captain and even let my teen son drive the boat for a bit. We cruised north out of the Marina harbor and anchored in Paradise Cove to enjoy the spectacular sunset! Can’t wait for our next boating adventure with this crew!