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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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    Lorena
    Mini Flybridge Yacht Cruising Emerald Bay, Newport Beach & Catalina Trips

    First off we were beyond late for our departure and MK was super understanding, I don’t even know how because I don’t think I would have been. He gave us that extra time back as I didn’t think he would and would of understand if he wouldn’t. We got to go to the ocean and saw sea lions, dolphins, it was an overall amazing experience and I’ll definitely come back!

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    Christina
    52' ft Cruiser Yacht for 6 Guests in Newport Beach, California

    This was just what we needed for a few hours on the water for Father's Day. We had a nice relaxing time and the crew was more than accommodating! Danielle courageously took on our chatty 4 & 5 year olds and taught them all about the boat, kept them safe and just hung out with them so we could hang back and relax. Couldn't have asked for a better day!

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    Sergey
    Cruise In Style On Roomy Sailboat

    Great, skilled and attentive captain with amazing boat all together made our trip a real pleasure with lots of dolphins sightings, sitting with friends on a deck with cozy blankets, drinking some wine and jazz music! it was definitely unforgettable experience!

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    India
    Duffy Electric Boat Rental in Marina Del Rey

    Alex was an amazing host. The map she provided took us where we needed to go and got us back just in time. This is so much fun. It ended up just being my boyfriend and I on this ride for his birthday. One of the perfect gifts. You should definitely book! Thanks ALEX!!!♥️

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    Lucas
    Beneteau 40 Cruising Sloop in Marina del Rey with Captain Mark

    Mark was FANTASTIC! My wife and parents went out with him for a sunset cruise and it was an incredible experience and fun time. Mark was timely and clear in his communication leading up to our outing on where to go and what to expect. During our outing, Mark shared some great stories with our family, pointed out key landmarks, and allowed us to explore all of the Marina up to Santa Monica. We saw a great sunset, dolphins and had an amazing time. If you are looking for a great time on an awesome boat with an incredible captain, I strongly recommend booking with Mark.

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    Lisa
    31’ Premiere Double Deck Pontoon Boat in San Diego, California

    This boat was even better than the photos and was so nice! It was so spacious for the 9 of us and even had a slide from the top deck that we hadn’t expected. We were able to connect our phones to the speakers by Bluetooth. Our Captain was great and so helpful. We would 100% recommend this boat and captain to everyone! It was such a fun time!