Rent a boat in Long Beach for the best price.

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What you need to know before renting a boat in Long Beach

Long Beach boat rentals offer tons of fun for tourists and locals looking to get out on the water. You can charter a boat with a USCG-licensed captain or book a self-driving boat option. These are great boating options if you don't have boating experience or don't want the responsibility of driving a boat. A captain is also a great way to get the insider, local look at Long Beach.

When searching for a boat rental in Long Beach you can customize the experience to fulfill all your boat day desires. Include services such as a catered meal, water toys, fishing gear, or equipment for watersports, like stand-up paddleboards. Don’t forget to make a special playlist of music you want to listen to on your boat day - most boats available to rent have Bluetooth-enabled speakers. It’s so easy to find and rent a boat in Long Beach with GetMyBoat, and you have a huge range of boat types to choose from, with prices to fit any budget.

If you're seeking the classic boating experience or want to venture out from the bay, rent a powerboat or motor yacht. You’ll cover a lot of the coastline, venturing to Seal Beach or Belmont Shore. If you don't have a lot of time or want more of an adrenaline-fueled experience on the water, rent a jet ski. A SeaDoo will give you all the power you need to cruise solo or with your travel partner.

See dolphins, whales, and sea lions playing in the waves when you cruise with your family on a boat rental from Long Beach. It’s one of the top reasons to rent a boat during a trip to Southern California. Seeing wildlife on the water is a magical experience to have for kids and adults alike, and being in the fresh air instead of a crowded aquarium makes it even more special.

Sailing charters in Long Beach are a highly sought after tourist experience. Booking a catamaran with a USCG-licensed captain will give you the perfect opportunity to host a boat party with a larger group. Another popular sailboat type to charter is a schooner, which will give you the luxury yachting experience in Long Beach as you glide through the wind along the southern California coast.

Where should I go on my boat rental in Long Beach?

There are many great boating destinations surrounding Long Beach including:

  • Naples Island. Naples Island will give you a feeling that you’ve been transported to Venice, Italy, with the charming canals and romantic gondola tours.
  • Catalina Island. Book in advance if you’re taking the ferry, or book an overnight boat charter to sail there at your leisure! Some Catalina trips can last several nights, giving you ample time to explore the island and enjoy the special highlights of the island, like scuba diving in the magical kelp forests.
  • The Queen Mary. It’s one of the biggest attractions in Long Beach, a retired 1930’s ocean liner that has been converted into a hotel, with museum and restaurant.
  • Rainbow Harbor. If you want to park your boat at a dock and come ashore to check out shops and restaurants, this is the spot to go in Long Beach.

Long Beach CA Boat Rental FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Long Beach?

Boat rentals in Long Beach, California start around $100/hour for a small powerboat to $500/hour for larger luxury yacht charters.

Does the boat rental include a captain?

Boats listed on GetMyBoat offer boat rentals with or without a captain. You can always communicate with the boat owner through GetMyBoat before confirming your booking to ensure your captain and crew needs are met.

Can you add catering to your boat or yacht rental?

Some boat owners will offer catering options, which you can ask to be included in your rental. It is best to ask the boat owner about catering options prior to booking as not all owners will offer this service.

Can I bring my dog on a boat rental?

In many cases, dogs are welcomed on boat rentals! If your pooch loves the water and being on a boat, ask the captain or owner before confirming your booking if they can come along.

Can I play my own music on the boat?

Most boats will have a sound system with either an AUX connection or bluetooth connection which will allow you to play your own music. It is always best to check with the captain on the specifics prior to booking.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Long Beach.

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    Mariela
    32' Ericson Racer/Cruiser Sailboat Charter in Long Beach, California

    Max captained our Father’s Day sail, we had a great time! He is a kind, knowledgeable legend of a captain, top notch experience. The boat was clean and ready, we departed and arrived on time, it was easy to find, and a beautiful day to sail.

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    Earlann
    48' Luxury Yacht in Long Beach, California

    My experience was great! Nicholas was very accommodating and responded to all my needs to make my boyfriend & I experience awesome! The boat was a perfect size for us and it was kept very neat & clean! Will definitely be booking with Nicholas next time we visit LA!

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    Vincent
    41' Hatteras Luxury Yacht in Huntington Beach, California

    Captain Doug and crew were wonderful! We conducted an ash scattering ceremony for my mother. They were sensitive to our needs and very knowledgeable about this type of ceremony. Their contribution made it that much more special of an event. I appreciate their consideration and effort and would recommend them to anyone. A beautiful experience!

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    Teresa
    Beautiful Fontain Perjot 38' Large Catamaran - Stable and Safe - Perfect for any cruise!

    One of the best experience I’ve ever had! Ana, our host, was the absolute best with communication, hosting and partying it up with us. She made the overall booking process so smooth along with just making sure we were treated as VIP. The boat was clean and as described if not better!! 10/10 rating, we were very impressed and would definitely book again! Do not hesitate to book with them!

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    Michelle
    Book this Florida Style 39' Midnight Express Boat

    Our trip was awesome from beginning to end. Starting with the communication and response time, it was always fast and greatly appreciated. The vessel was very nice, spacious, comfortable and so very clean. Victor was very accommodating and was prepared for any questions, wants or needs we may have had. Once again, we had an AWESOME time!!

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    Kiara
    Bareboat charter sailing catamaran for parties / events in Long Beach

    Had an amazing 6 hours on David’s catamaran with my friends for a birthday celebration. All the instructions given by him leading up to the day were detailed and clear. And he’s very friendly and takes great photos. I’d love to be back soon!