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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored boat charters on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best boat charters in Seattle, WA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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All Rivers & Saltwater Charters

AllRivers and Saltwater Charters offers express-style tuna charters throughout Washington, providing a unique experience with only six anglers on a given boat. Trips are about 10 hours long and take place about 50 miles offshore in a semi-tropical marine environment. This business is a two-time winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor. They are affiliated with the Westport Charter Boat Association.

Snoqualmie, WA (425) 736-8920


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All Star Seattle Fishing Charters

All Star Charters is a fun, friendly fishing operation serving Seattle's Puget Sound since 1968. They boast knowledgeable skippers who are well-versed in the migratory cycles of prized species like king salmon, silver salmon, sockeye salmon, and others. All Star Charters offers both four and six-hour fishing trips year round, on clean, safe vessels with all equipment provided.

Seattle, WA (425) 252-4188


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Argosy Cruises

Argosy Cruises in Seattle offers private charters and events, school trips, and weddings and other celebrations on a range of luxury yachts that can accommodate between 30 and 300 guests. In addition to private charters, they offer fun public events like holiday cruises and tours of the harbor, Lake Union, and Lake Washington. This business was founded in 1949 and received the Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor in both 2014 and 2015.

Seattle, WA (206) 623-1445


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Candere Cruising

Candere Cruising offers private cocktail cruises on Seattle's Lake Union, boasting spectacular views of the Space Needle, Gas Works Park, the Fremont Bridge and St. Marks Cathedral, as well as the oldest floating home in Seattle. Customers can opt for a variety of fun adventures, including a lakefront mansion tour, sunset sailing adventure, and more. This business has a perfect five-star overall customer rating from both Yelp and Trip Advisor.

Seattle, WA (206) 300-9012


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CedarWave Maritime Heritage Experiences

CedarWave Maritime Heritage Experiences offers private yacht charters on Puget Sound and Lake Washington upon classic wooden vessels for special events and occasions. They help preserve historic vessels by restoring the ships and putting them back to work for exciting, relaxing tours of the Seattle area, including views of waterfront gardens, historic sites, island getaways, and other natural and manmade wonders.

Seattle, WA (206) 355-0133


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Enchantress Cruises

Founded in 2009, Seattle-based Enchantress Cruises strives to provide customers with a romantic, one-of-a-kind experience, whether they opt for a romantic sightseeing dinner cruise or a daytime sailing adventure. Their private cruises can accommodate up to six guests and include light hors d’ oeuvres and a two person crew. Full gourmet catering dinner cruises are also available.

Seattle, WA (425) 891-0510


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Jamal Charters

Jamal Charters offers luxury cruises in the Seattle area on a 75-foot ocean trawler yacht. This boat is certified by the United States Coast Guard and has had the same crew for more than 25 years. It boasts a sky lounge, fresh gourmet catering, two wet bars, and king-size staterooms with en suite baths. Trips can include all types of outdoor activities, such as whale watching, kayaking, snorkeling, bicycling, hiking, and fishing. Discounts are offered from October through April.

Kirkland, WA (206) 605-8484


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Lady Maribel

The Lady Maribel is available for private charters in the Seattle area. This 85-foot yacht has sleeping capacity for up to 12 guests and boasts four private staterooms, a full wet bar, master head with Jacuzzi tub, four-burner stove, microwave and refrigerator, and swim platform suitable for diving. This is the ideal way to celebrate any special occasion.

Seattle, WA (206) 331-4600


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Lake Union Charters and Adventures

Based in Seattle, Lake Union Charters and Adventures offers a range of fun events and activities, including holiday parade and light tours, sailing lessons and workshops, and private charters for weddings and other celebrations. Founded in 2012 with the mission to help people enjoy being out on the water, Lake Union Charters and Adventures has a fleet of 10 sailboats for sightseeing and other services.

Seattle, WA (360) 399-6490


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Ledger Marine Charters

Seattle-based Ledger Marine Charters offers luxury yacht rentals that allow customers to experience the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, or the scenic passage to Alaska. Bare boat rentals are also available for customers with knowledge of navigation rules and basic seamanship skills, as well as party boat charters for weddings, birthdays, and other special events.

Seattle, WA (206) 283-6160


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Northwest Fishing Charters

Northwest Fishing Charters offers fishing day trips on the Puget Sound with boats featuring stable fishing platforms, refrigerators, electronic downriggers, and high-end electronics. Trips can accommodate four to six guests of all ages and skill levels, allowing customers to catch salmon and other native fish in a fun, low-pressure environment.

Lynnwood, WA (206) 718-8004


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Pacific Northwest Yacht Charters

Based in Seattle, Pacific Northwest Yacht Charters offers a range of luxury yachts for private events and celebrations. Destinations include Whidbey Island, Vancouver, Victoria, the San Juan Islands, and Desolation Sound. This business strives to provide their customers with a five-star hotel experience on the water, with amenities like flat-screen televisions and stereo systems, Sea-doos and jet skis, and galleys with full bar.

Seattle, WA (702) 401-4284


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Schooner Mallory Todd

The Seattle-based Schooner Mallory Todd is a 65-foot pleasure yacht that can be chartered for trips throughout Seattle and Puget Sound, accommodating up to 30 guests. Customers can choose from full-service catering or bring their own refreshments. Proceeds of private charters support founder Captain George Todd's non-profit organization, The Sailing Heritage Society, which donates boat trips to ill children and their families and caregivers.

Seattle, WA (206) 381-6919


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Seattle Boat Charter

Seattle Boat Charter offers party boat rentals and tours on Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Puget Sound. Customers can bring their own food and drinks to take advantage of the on-board grill. The boat has the capability to play music through clients' iPhone, mp3 or CD's, as well as its own collection of jazz and rock records for a true party atmosphere.

Seattle, WA (206) 713-8446


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Seattle Fun Boat

Seattle Fun Boat promises customers more fun than they could possibly have on land, with affordable private cruises for up to 27 guests. They boast wacky options like the ability to dress the captain in any costume, full catering options or BYOB, sound systems with DJ, clothing-optional cruises, and even wedding celebrations.

Seattle, WA (206) 235-9339


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The Electric Boat Company

Based in Seattle, The Electric Boat Company has provided boat rentals and sales as well as private events since 2005. Customers can sail Lake Union and see the city sights in 21-foot boats that can accommodate up to 10 passengers and features tables, plush leather seats, and stereo system with iPod attachment. This company also offers custom event planning for on-board weddings and other celebrations.

Seattle, WA (206) 223-7476


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Viaggio Luxury Yacht Charter

Located in Seattle, Viaggio Luxury Yacht Charter allows customers to explore the Pacific Northwest and Alaska in style on a 72-foot luxury yacht with a full crew. Their main yacht sleeps six in a master suite and two twin berths, also boasting a full salon with panoramic views and an enclosed aft deck with dining area for comfortable travel no matter what the weather.

Seattle, WA (360) 909-9994


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Voyages Northwest

Based in Kirkland and serving the Seattle area, Voyages Northwest offers private yacht charters for up to 12 guests, including trips to the San Juan Islands and Alaska as well as custom itineraries. All trips are skippered by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed staff and include meal prep, boarding, and luggage assistance.

Kirkland, WA (206) 510-1080


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Windworks Sailing and Powerboating

Seattle's Windworks Sailing and Powerboating is the only regional location that offers U.S. sailing and powerboating lessons. They also provide summertime expeditions to the San Juan Islands, social sailing time, and private boat charters. Unlimited sailboat club membership is also available. Customers can check the website for special offers on lessons and charters.

Seattle, WA (206) 784-9386


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Yachts Seattle

Yachts Seattle offers an extensive range of charters and boat rentals, allowing customers to plan an unforgettable, customized experience for any special occasion. Options include sport boats for fishing that can accommodate up to 12, U.S. Coast Guard-certified party yachts for up to 30 guests, and guided day trips to experience the natural wonders of the area.

Seattle, WA (305) 515-4735


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