Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Charter | Lease | Rent

Chartering a boat has become very popular for many. It's convenient and allows individuals to cruise Puget Sound, the 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. Different charter or rental option include leasing or timeshare program, daily or hourly rentals, public & private skippered charters, personal craft rentals and other unique options.
Anacortes Yacht Charters
  • Anacortes | 800.233.3004
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Weekly & Days
  • Power & Sailing Lessons

Bearfoot Yacht
  • Lynnwood | 206.281.9791
  • ​Powered Yachts Only
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Daily Crewed Charters
  • Alaska & Mexico Charters 
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.Bellhaven Yacht Charter
  • Bellingham | 877.310.9471
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • ​Sailing Lessons offered
  • Charter Ownership offered
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Bellingham Yachts & Charter
  • Bellingham | 877.310.944
  • ​Power Vessels only
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Bareboat instruction offered
  • Charter Ownership offered

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

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

Crown Yacht Charter
  • Anacortes | 800.426.2313
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Crewed Luxury Yachts
  • Power & Sailing Lessons

Desolation Sound Charter
  • Comox, BC | 877.647.3815
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat only
  • Power & Sailing Training
  • Charter Ownership offered

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

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

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

Island Sailing Club
  • Kirkland | 425.822.2470
  • Olympia | 360.943.4684​
  • Sailing Vessels | Lessons
  • Bareboat | Crerw Options
  • Hourly - Daily - Weekly

Lake Union Charter & Adv.
  • Seattle | 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

Nordic Tug Charters
  • Fall City | 206.919.7887
  • Powered | Nordic Tugs
  • Bareboat & Crewed
  • Daily & Weekly Charters
  • Packages

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




Northwest Boat Charters
  • Seattle | 206.769.7605
  • 28ft Yacht Charter
  • USCG Captain
  • Seattle Lakes and the Sound

NW Sailing Adventures
  • Bellingham | 253.381.3919
  • Sail Boat Charter 
  • Crewed and Bare boat charters
  • 6 and 3 day packages
  • Six hour day sails

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

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

San Juan Yachting
  • Bellingham | 360.671.4300
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat | Skippers available
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Limited Dialy Charters

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

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

San Juan Sailing
  • Bellingham | 800.677.7245
  • Sailing & Power vessels
  • Bareboat
  • Sailing / boating lessons
  • Flotilla cruising  

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

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

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

Seattle Sailing Club
  • Seattle | 206.782.5100​
  • Sailing Vessels only
  • Day & overnight rental
  • Sailing Lessons
  • Club Memberships

Ship Harbor
  • Anacortes | 877.772.6582
  • Power & Sailing Vessels
  • Bareboat | Skippers available
  • Luxury Crewed Yachts
  • Training & Sailing School
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Viaggio Charters
  • Pacific NW | 360.909.9994
  • Power Vessels only | 2 vessels
  • Luxury Yacht Charter | Crewed
  • Puget Sound to Alaska
  • Various Packages

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

Windworks
  • Seattle | 206.784.9386
  • Sailing & Power Vessels
  • Bareboat & Crewed offered
  • Daily & Hourly rental offered
  • Power & Sailing Lessons


Charter Boats - Power & Sail:          
Houseboat Charters | Vacations:
Dakota Columbia
  • Davenport, Wa. | 800.816.2431
  • House boat rentals
  • Small boat rentals​ | Ski & fish

Lake Roosevelt Houseboat Rental
  • Kettle Falls, Wa. | 800.635.7585
  • House boat rentals
  • small boat & Kayak rentals​

Pleasure Craft Housboat Rental
  • Gig Harbor, Wa. | 253.549.6639
  • House boat rental
  • Rare Puget Sound area rental
River Ranch Boats
  • Burbank, Wa | 877.277.6111
  • House boat rentals
  • Ski & Pontoon boat rentals

Twin Anchors
  • Sicamous, BC | 800-663-4026
  • House boat rentals

Waterway Houseboats
  • Sicamous, BC | 877.928.3792
  • House boat rentals
  • Special event service​
Charters | LeasePrivate Charters | Rentals | ToursSmall Vessel Rental & Tours

Chartering offers an unbeatable chance to explore a new kind of boating and to try out a particular boat on the way to owning your own. Whether you charter with a professional crew or bareboat under your own command, chartering lets you hone your boating skills like nothing else. Check out five things you need to know to book your perfect boat charter from Discover Boating.