Frequently Asked Questions


We are open 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. Boats can be rented within these hours and return times can be extended until 8 pm.
Our boats can go anywhere on Lake Union and Lake Washington.* Boats are not allowed through the locks and into the Puget Sound.

*Always be cautious of shallow water. Don’t get to close to shore and keep an eye out for potential hazards in the water. If you hit an object or run the boat aground, you are responsible for any related costs or damage.

To rent a boat, you must be 25 years or older and have a valid form of I.D.
Boating experience is preferred. However, if you are new to boating and have no experience operating a power boat, you can still get out on the water. Lessons are available and can be schedule for the same day as your rental.
Yes, food and drinks are allowed on the boats, but alcohol is not. Renters must obey WA state laws and will be charged for any excessive cleaning (ex. stains) that result.

Additionally, boating while under the influence of alcohol or any other substance is strictly prohibited. If Seattle Boat Rentals staff has reason to believe you have been boating under the influence, Seattle Police will be contacted and you will loose your deposit.

Please boat responsibly!

Unfortunately, unlike when you rent a car, we do not have additional insurance that can be purchased. Instead, a damage deposit of $1000 is required for all rentals. You are responsible for any and all damage to the boat while you are using it. This includes costs greater than the damage deposit.
All required safety equipment is provided. This includes, life jackets, emergency flares, emergency air horn, fire extinguisher, and throw-able PFD.
No. While you are responsible for paying for the fuel you burn, our staff takes care of the process of fueling the boats. All you have to do is go out and have fun on the water. We take care of the rest!
We do not allow renters to trailer our boats, however, we will deliver boats to other locations for an additional fee. Give us a call for a quote and more information.
Cancellations made greater than 72 hours from the time of the rental are eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations made within 72 hours are not eligible for a refund.

Renters are responsible for any damage that incurs during their rental. This includes, but is not limited to, hull damage (dents, scratches, etc), tears in upholstery, broken equipment, and any damage from misuse or user error.

Damage will be assessed and renter will be responsible for the full cost. If the boat has to be hauled out of the water for repairs, the renter will also be responsible for any costs related to the haul out process.

Returning the boat late will result in late fees. Late fees are $100, plus $100 per hour. After 9 pm renters will loose their entire $1000 deposit.

Get In Touch


2400 Westlake Ave N, L1
Seattle, WA, United States

PH | 206.639.0492
EM | info@seattleboatrentals.com

Get In Touch


2400 Westlake Ave N, L1
Seattle, WA, United States

PH | 206.639.0492
EM | info@seattleboatrentals.com

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