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What to know about renting a boat in Kirkland, Washington

Visiting Kirkland, Washington? Get out on the water once you're here! Rent a boat in Kirkland for an unforgettable day of cruising around Lake Washington, stopping off on Mercer Island for a picnic and to explore, or jumping overboard for a refreshing swim. Pontoons are perfect for exploring beyond Kirkland and seeing different parts of the lake. Rent a boat on your own or have a local Kirkland captain take you around the lake on a yacht charter. You can also rent speedboats (ski boats) specially designed for water sports like wakeboarding and waterskiing to enjoy Lake Washington.

For endless fun and excitement when exploring Kirkland, rent a jet ski (PWC) like a SeaDoo or Waverunner and zip around the waves. It's great for couples or groups of friends to rent a couple of jet skis and cruise on a speedy adventure.

If you’re hosting an event in Kirkland, a boat rental or charter is also an excellent idea to pick as a venue. Host a party your guests won’t forget as they sightsee on Lake Washington during a boat charter. It’s perfect for anniversaries, weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, graduations, or any special event you’re hoping to celebrate and enjoy.

For active travelers on a visit to Kirkland, renting stand-up paddleboards is the perfect way to enjoy a summer day on the lake. Paddle yourself around the shoreline, stopping at various beaches or do some sunrise yoga on your board in the lake. The peace and serenity combined with the exercise of paddleboarding make these rentals an excellent way to spend a day or an entire summer on Lake Washington in Kirkland. Rent a paddleboard, kayak, or canoe during your stay in Kirkland.

Events in Kirkland, Washington

A big boating event in Kirkland on Lake Washington is the Head of the Lake rowing regatta. It’s an incredible race to watch if you’re interested in rowing and like seeing some friendly competition from the shores. Other events to check out in Kirkland include SummerFest - a massive festival of music, dancing, food trucks and beer gardens. The Kirkland Classic Car Show is another great event to check out, especially if you’re traveling with car enthusiasts.

Top Things to do in Kirkland, Washington

While on land, there’s plenty to do in Kirkland to keep yourself entertained. Beer and wine tasting tours are a dream for adults visiting Kirkland. Sip all the flavors of the Pacific Northwest at a brewery or winery in Kirkland.

Nature enthusiasts and the “outdoorsy” types will love exploring beyond Seattle in Kirkland. Biking trails, hiking trails, and excellent bird watching opportunities sit around every corner. There are lots of parks to see and spend time in, so plan to have at least one day for walking around and breathing in the fresh air of this town.

Marinas in Kirkland, Washington

Marinas and boat clubs in Kirkland on the lake are excellent spots to visit during a trip here. Marina Ware, Yarrow Bay Marina, and Kirkland Marina Boat Launch are all places around Lake Washington that you can visit to get boating advice, grab a map, or sit and people watch. There’s nothing better than relaxing and enjoying a sunset with a view of boats cruising in and out of their berths.

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About Kirkland, Washington

Kirkland, Washington is an incredible city in Washington State, tucked north of Bellevue and east of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington. It’s a beautiful location for boating, outdoor activities, and to escape the hustle and bustle of Seattle if you’re hoping to explore more of the Pacific Northwest.

The best time of year to visit Kirkland is during the summer. Sunshine and warm temperatures make it the perfect season for visiting if you want to enjoy the great outdoors and Lake Washington. The autumn months are lovely too, with changing colors but it can get cold and damp. Winters are not the time to be in Washington if you want to enjoy the lakes and boating.

To get to Kirkland, you can drive from Seattle which takes less than an hour even in traffic. You can arrive by major highways from surrounding areas, or take public transport to get here.

Kirkland, WA Boat Rental FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Kirkland, WA?

Boat rentals in Kirkland, Washington start at prices around $120/hour for a motor yacht rental, and can go up in price to over $500/hour for a luxury yacht charter. You can find great deals on different types of boat rentals in Kirkland, Washington.

Where can I go boating from Kirkland, WA?

There are many great boating spots in Kirkland, Washington. Some of the top worth checking out on a boat rental or on your own boat include:

  • Lake Washington
  • Lake Union
  • Portage Bay
  • Kirkland & Bellevue skyline
  • Waterfront Homes
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Estate
  • Cascade Mountains & Mount Rainier
  • Longest Floating Bridge in the World

What is the best time of year to visit Kirkland, WA?

The best time of year to visit Kirkland is during the summer months. June, July, and August are going to have the best weather, with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. You can also enjoy good weather well into the autumn months of September and October.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Kirkland.

  1. PG
    45' Yacht Rental on Beautiful Lake Washington!

    Raphael..our experience on your yacht exceeded expectations!! Why ?! on-time, professional, friendly & enjoyable. The boat provided all needed amenities & we were free to party on the luv boat! I’d like to talk with you more about other adventures in the future. My family & I wish you the best!

  2. Mv
    21' "Sun Cruiser" Duffy Electric Boat in Kirkland, Washington.

    The Duffy boat is electric which made it relatively quiet and without smell. The interior of the boat was newer than expected and the radio worked very very well. Because it's slow, you feel the waves, but if you know how to drive a boat, you can manage the wakes just fine. Easy to enjoy a meal, the plastic bowls stayed on the table and there were 5 cup holders. 3 hours was enough to go to UW and back with a short stop along the way. Easiest boating experience ever.

  3. NA
    18.5' Ski Boat only $150 per hour for 8 People in Kirkland!

    Rented this boat for labor day weekend and had a blast. The communication was quick and detailed. The boat was spacious and delightful. Highly recommend!

  4. KV
    45' Yacht Rental on Beautiful Lake Washington!

    So lovely! The boat was beautiful and spacious. We had a wonderful family outing. Thanks to the captain, very smooth!

  5. wh
    Captained Charter On 37ft "Survivors" Cruisers Yachts In Kirkland, Washington

    Steve is a great captain. He made sure safety is the primary concern while let us enjoy the time aboard.

  6. NR
    21' "Old Bay" Duffy Electric Boat Rental in Kirkland, Washington

    great time. a few of us with young kids got outside to enjoy the nice day. boat was very clean. felt very safe. owner is so friendly. he even had crayons and a coloring book.