Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Chartering a boat has become very popular for many. It's convenient and allows individuals to cruise Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands in style without the stress and cost burden of ownership. Most charter companies will offer bareboat (no crew) and/or crewed charters. 
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Some companies offer leasing or timeshare program. You enroll, receive training and pay a monthly fee and get the benefits of ownership without the yearly maintenance and expense. They say the average boat owner uses their boat 3 to 5 time a year. Hard to believe but for the occasional boater, chartering or leasing may be just the ticket.
Anacortes Yacht Charters
  • Anacortes, Wa | 800.233.3004
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Weekly & Days
  • Power Boat & Sailing Lessons

Bearfoot Yacht
  • Lynnwood, Wa. | 206.281.9791
  • ​Powered Yachts Only
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Daily Crewed Charters
  • Alaska & Mexico Charters 
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.Bellhaven Yacht Charter
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 800.542.8812
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • ​Sailing Lessons offered
  • Charter Ownership offered
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Bellingham Yachts & Charter
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 877.310.944
  • ​Power Vessels only
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Bareboat instruction offered
  • Charter Ownership offered

Blue Pacific Yacht
  • Granville Is. BC | 800.237.2392
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat | Call for crew info
  • Leasing | Boating Lessons
  • Daily rentals | Fishing Charters

Cooper Boating 
  • Granville Is. BC | 888.999.6419
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat | Skippers available
  • Power Boat & Sailing Lessons
  • Club | Long Term Leasing

Crown Yacht Charter | ABC Charter
  • Anacortes, Wa. | 800.426.2313
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Crewed Luxury Yachts
  • Power Boat & Sailing Lessons

Desolation Sound Yacht Charter
  • Comox, BC | 877.647.3815
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat only | No crew options
  • Power & Sailing Training
  • Charter Ownership offered

Harmony Charters
  • Lopez Is. Wa. | 360.468.3310
  • Power Vessel only | Crewed
  • San Juan Islands to Alaska
  • Various packages offered
  • Various activities offered

Infinity Yacht Charters
  • Poulsbo, Wa. | 800.664.6049
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • All Crewed Luxury Vessels
  • Private | Family Charters
  • Pacific Northwest Charters

Invert Sports
  • Washington St. | 888.205.7119
  • Ski Boats | PWC
  • Bareboat | Crewed offered
  • Training | Lessons
  • Daily | Weekly | Timeshares

Island Sailing Club
  • Kirkland, Wa. | 425.822.2470
  • Olympia, Wa. | 360.943.4684​
  • Sailing Vessels only | Lessons
  • Bareboat | Ask about crew opt.
  • Hourly - Daily - Weekly options


Lake Union Charter & Adventures
  • Seattle, Wa. | 360.399.6490
  • ​Sail Vessels only | Crewed
  • Sailing Lessons
  • ​Multi-day Adventures
  • Hourly & Daily options

Ledger Marine Charters
  • Seattle, Wa. | 800.659.3048
  • Bareboat & Crewed Power
  • Crewed Luxury Yachts
  • Crewed Sailing Only
  • Crewed Daily Group Charter

NW Explorations
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 800.826.1430
  • Powered Vessels | Grand Banks
  • Bareboat | Skippers available
  • Power Boat Training
  • Charter Ownership Program

Okean Voyaging
  • Tacoma | Email only-see site
  • Sailing Vessel only | Catamaran
  • Bareboat | Skippers available
  • Various packages offered
  • Vessel delivery offered

Peterson Marine Charters
  • Seattle, Wa. | 425.652.2651
  • Sailing Vessel only | Crewed
  • Daily Charters
  • Sunset Charters
  • Seattle | Elliott Bay tours

San Juan Yachting
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 360.671.4300
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat | Skippers available
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Limiited Dialy Charters offered

Sail Northwest
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 360.305.6169
  • Sailing Vessels only
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Sailing Lessons offered
  •  ASA Certified Sailing Instruction 

Sail The San Juans
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 800.729.3207
  • Sail Boat Charter 
  • Crewed | No bareboat
  • 12 & 6 day trip packages
  • No day use

Seadog L.L.C.
  • Olympia, Wa. | 316.734.8545
  • Single Power Vessel only 
  • Bareboat | Skipper available
  • ​Various Packages offered
  • Daily rental offered

Seattle Boat Share
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.707.1030
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Ski Boats offered
  • Bareboat only | Training
  • Daily | Packages | Season Pass

Seattle Sailing Charters
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.422.6974
  • Sailing Vessels only | Crewed
  • Lake Washington based
  • Dining & Evening Charters
  • Daily | Multi-Day offered

Ship Harbor
  • Anacortes, Wa. | 877.772.6582
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat | Skippers available
  • Luxury Crewed Yachts
  • Yacht Training & Sailing School
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Charter Boats - Power & Sail:
Houseboat Charters | Vacations:
Dakota Columbia
  • Davenport, Wa. | 800.816.2431

Lake Roosevelt Houseboat Rental
  • Kettle Falls, Wa. | 800.635.7585
Twin Anchors
  • Sicamous, BC | 800-663-4026

Waterway Houseboats
  • Sicamous, BC | 877.928.3792
Dinner | Events | Private | Group Charters:
Andante Cruises 
  • Puget Sound | 253.405.4934
  • Dinner & Private Party Cruises
  • Events | Vacation Charters​

Argosy Cruises 
  • Seattle, Wa. | 800.642.816
  • Dinner & Siteseeing Cruises
  • Themes & Private Cruises

Cedar Wave
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.355.0133
  • Dinner & Tour Cruises
  • Corporate & Event Cruises 

Champagne Cruises 
  • Seattle, Wa. | 425.637.8434
  • Events & Tour Cruises
  • Dinner & Evening Cruises

Discover Journeys
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.406.7288
  • Dinner & Private Party Cruises
  • Weddings | Christmas Ships

Gallant Lady
  • Anacortes, Wa. | 360.520.3643
  • Located in Tacoma off season
  • Private Vacation Charters

Jamal Charters
  • Pacific NW | 425.823.4147
  • Dinner & Event Cruises
  • Hourly | Daily | Weekly Charters

Ledger Marine Charters
  • Seattle, Wa. | 800.659.3048
  • ​Private Group Events
  • Popular vessels - Match Maker

Seattle Boat Charter 
  • Seattle, Wa. | See site for #'s
  • Event & Private Group Charters
  • Popular vessels - Fremont Ave

Seattle Fun Boat
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.235.9339
  • Private Party Cruises
  • Special Events & Group Tours

Other Rental Options:  (Canoe | Kayak | Electric Boats | more)
Agua Verde Café & Paddle Club
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.545.8570
  • Kayak & Paddle Board Rental

Alki Kayak Tours
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.953.0237
  • Kayak & Paddle Board Rental

Anacortes Kayak Tours
  • Anacortes, Wa. | 800-992-1801
  • Kayak Tours & Multi-day Trips

Boatbound
  • Puget Sound | On-line
  • Rent boats | Rent your boat

Captain Cooks Boat Rentals
  • Stanwood, Wa. | No # listed
  • Small boat rental | Fish & Crab

Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers
  • ​3 NW locations | 425.430.0111
  • Rental | Tours | Races

Center for Wooden Boats
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.382.2628
  • Row & Sail Boat Rental

Destiny Harbor Tours
  • Gig Harbor, Wa. | 253.225.6306
  • Restored US Navy Boat Charter

Discovery Sea Kayaks
  • Friday Hbr, Wa. | 360.378.2559
  • Rental | Tours | Trips | Lessons




Eagle Harbor Electric Boat Rental
  • Bainbridge, Wa. | 206.949.2661
  • Electric Boat Rental

Electric Boat Company
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.223.7476
  • Electric Boat Rental 

Hot Tub Boats
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.747.4362
  • Hot Tub Boat - Lake Union

Metro Park
  • Tacoma, Wa. | 253.305.1000
  • Kayak Tours | Trips

Moss Bay Rowing Club
  • Seattle, Wa. | ​206.682.2031
  • Kayak, Sail & Paddle Rental

NW Boat Rentals & Adventures
  • Poulsbo, Wa. | 360.265.8300
  • Electric Boat | NuCanoe Rental

NW Outdoor Center
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.281.9694 
  • Kayak & SUP Rentals | Classes
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Olympic Outdoor Center
  • 4 NW locations | 800.592.5983
  • Kayak & Pabbleboard Rental 




Vacation Yacht Charter | Par
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 360.200.6800
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Power & Sailing Training
  • Sportsfishing Charters

Viaggio Charters
  • Pacific NW | 360.909.9994
  • Power Vessels only | 2 vessels
  • Luxury Yacht Charter | Crewed
  • Puget Sound to Alaska
  • Various Packages

Voyages Northwest
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.510.1080
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Some Bareboat | Mostly Crewed
  • Crewed Luxury Yachts
  • Full Weeks - Week-ends - Daily

Waypoint Boating Club
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.284.0200
  • Power Vessels only
  • Bareboat | Lessons available
  • Membership program
  • Half day | Daily | Weekly

Windworks
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.784.9386
  • Sailing & Power Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Daily & Hourly rental offered
  • Power & Sailing Lessons
Seattle Yacht Charters 
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.331.4600
  • ​The Lady Maribel
  • Group | Events | Vacations

Steamship Virginia V 
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.624.9119
  • ​Corporate & Private Events
  • Tours & Field Trips

Waterways Crusies
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.223.2060
  • Corporate & Private Tours
  • Dinner & Event Cruises

Westwind Tugboat Adventures
  • Bella Bella, BC | 888.599.847
  • Fishing & Vacation Charters
  • Weekly Charters

Pleasure Craft Housboat Rental
  • Gig Harbor, Wa. | 253.549.6639

River Ranch Boats
  • Burbank, Wa. | 877.277.6111​
Outdoor Odysseys
  • Friday Hbr, Wa. | 800.647.4621
  • Kayak Rentals & Tours

San Juan Otfitters
  • Friday Hbr, Wa. | 866.810.1483
  • Kayaking & Whale Watching

San Juan Sailing
  • Bellingham, Wa. | 800.677.7245
  • Sailing Lessons | Charter

Sea Quest Expeditions
  • Friday Hbr, Wa. | 888.589.4253
  • Kayaking | Whale Watching

Seattle Sailing Club
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.782.5100​
  • Sailing Club | Lessons

Gig Harbor Rent A Boat
  • Gig Harbor, Wa. | 253.858.7341
  • Boat | Kayak | Paddle Rental

WAC - UW Canoe
  • Seattle, Wa. | 206.543.9433
  • Canoe & Rowboat Rentals
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Whidbey Island Kayaking
  • 2 Locations | 800.233.4319
  • Paddle & Kayak Rental | Tours

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