The BEST boat rentals in Long Beach, CA

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EVERYTHING 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.

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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.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Long Beach.

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    Brian
    45' Formula PC Luxury Yacht in Long Beach, California

    Unbelievable day trip to Catalina with Nick and Brian. We put this together at the last minute. Captain was super responsive with the planning and everything was amazing. Definitely spoiled rotten now, I have no idea how I’ll ever be able to go back to the island any other way.

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    Rafael
    Charter This Private Yacht in Long Beach, California

    Book this trip for my wife’s birthday and hand a blast booked towards the evening 530-830 to watch the sunset, it was perfect timing even manage to go swimming for a bit overall I think the experience was under value I checked out other local alternative and this was the best for its buck . The bot was super nice well maintained, on board restroom . & simply the captain along with his experience makes the whole trip worth while . Will book in the future . 5 star trip .

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

    Captain Max & Captain Mark were both so incredibly awesome! They helped me orchestrate a surprise proposal for my now, fiance. Not only did they play an integral role, but they also contributed and genuinely cared. The experience we had is something we will never forget and I can't thank them enough for all they did. If you truly want an amazing experience with some amazing people, these are the guys to go through. There are no hidden fees, or surprise add-on charges. They are straight shooters and good people. Thank you again for everything!

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

    I had never chartered a boat before and this listing seemed the most fitting for what I was looking for. I did it as a surprise for my boyfriend’s birthday as he has always been interested in boating. And we had the greatest experience! Max is very accommodating and friendly. Willing to chat and answer questions or leave you be to enjoy the ride/view. We went during sunset and brought along some pizza and beer. It was a great evening and a birthday to remember. I’m sure we’ll be chartering with Max again in the future!

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    Carrie
    75' Schooner Charter in Long Beach, California

    This boat is absolutely stunning! The table space is so roomy and there is plenty of space at the front for dancing and hanging out with people! The speaker system was great! The crew was all so nice and helpful meeting us in the parking lot and even helping up bring our stuff to the boat! Such a fun event! Definitely recommend a sunset cruise!

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    JOY
    Charter This Private Yacht in Long Beach, California

    We had a great experience with Ryan. The boat was roomy for 6 and the table was perfect. The top deck was perfect as well and we were able to watch the sunset on our way back to the harbor.