A Must Do Activity in Seattle

Seattle Charters

Custom yacht charters, sailing charters, and power boat charters in Lake Washington, South Lake Union and Puget Sound.

See Seattle Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Whether it’s your first time in town or you’re a Seattle native, getting out on the water is a magical experience.

Charter a boat in Seattle for an unforgettable adventure. Explore stunning coastlines, islands, and iconic city views. Encounter diverse marine wildlife and customize your itinerary for a personalized experience. Book now and create lifelong memories on the open waters of Seattle.

Our Boats

The Bay Lady

Classic gaff-rigged tall boat perfect for corporate retreats and larger events on Puget Sound.

85 Passengers


Perfect for a meetings, engagement parties, and celebrations.

35 passengers


40 foot luxury yacht perfect for engagements, birthdays, girlfriend get-togethers, and sailgating.

6 passengers


This custom built gaff-rigged wooden ketch is a Seattle landmark. Perfect for picnics, engagements and seeing the sites of Lake Union and Lake Washington.

6 Passengers


This luxury mega-yacht is the ultimate for all your high-end parties and celebrations. Perfect for graduation parties, bridal showers and special events.

12 passengers

Christine W

Seattle’s only truly paddlewheel-powered sternwheeler. Add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your next event with the Christine W.

49 passengers


This high-end luxury Italian Azimut yacht will wow your guests. Perfect for taking in the sites on Lake Washington or getting out on Puget Sound.

6 Passengers

Sir Mix-A-Knot

This speedy Trojan 390 Express is the perfect boat for a gathering of family and friends. She’s roomier than she looks with plenty of bow and cockpit space to hang out.

6 passengers


Traditional Puget Sound sailing at its best. Come sail on this Catalina 380 and make memories of your trip to Seattle. Perfect for day sailing and special occasions.

6 passengers

Bear Paw

This 90′ custom-designed luxury expedition yacht is specially suited for weekend and extended stay trips in the San Juans and Alaska.

12 Passengers


Camelot is a 62′ Pacemaker that epitomizes class, elegance, and comfort. Enjoy the Seattle skyline in style aboard this timeless and grand beautiful yacht.

6 passengers

What You can Expect From Seattle Charters

A Completely Custom Charter

Each of our charters is unique, depending on your event, your needs, and your goals. Note the emphasis on You!

Every Captain is US Coast Guard Certified

Safety is our number one concern, and as such every one of our captains is 50 or 100 ton certified (or more!).

Well-maintained Yachts

Each of our boats are meticulously cared for, with impeccable cleanliness, functionality, and attention to detail, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable sailing experience.

An Experience To Remember

Whether a boat ride with friends, a major event like a wedding, or an end of life celebration, Seattle Charters will make sure your event is one to remember. 

Everything is Better on the Water

Engagements, Anniversaries, Special Occasion outings

Day Excursions

Day Sails
Lake Union
Puget Sound
Ballard Locks
Seattle Seaport

Engagements, Anniversaries, Special Occasion outings

Special Events

Memorial Services

Engagements, Anniversaries, Special Occasion outings

Sailgating at Husky Stadium

Cruise to Husky Stadium and enjoy walking right into the stadium. No parking required!

Engagements, Anniversaries, Special Occasion outings

Christmas Lights

Get a closer view of the Seattle tradition of the Parade of Lights.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are the prices listed per person or for the whole boat?

The prices listed are for your own private yacht for the event, and includes passengers of any age. All of our trips are private charters.

Where does the trip start?

Most charters originate within 5 miles of downtown Seattle proper. However, it truly depends on the charter and where the boat is moored.

For inside the Ballard Locks we can depart out of a variety of locations on Lake Union, Lake Washington, and out of Fisherman’s terminal. Outside of the Ballard Locks, we can arrange to pick up just about anywhere in the Puget Sound.

Reach out to us with a charter request and we can let you know what our options are for your specific needs. And once we book a charter with you we’ll work out all the details to make it the most memorable event for you.

Are children allowed on all tours?

Yes, we love kids – we have two children and have been boating with them their whole lives.  We have an assortment of children’s lifejackets that may fit your little ones, but it’s prudent to bring your own in the correct sizes.  If you need to use our children’s lifejackets, we just need to know weights ahead of time to ensure a good fit.

What if the weather is bad?

Seattle is known to have a raindrop or two fall from the sky. It’s true that a good number of Seattleites don’t bother with an umbrella.  And depending on why you booked the charter, (family in from out of town for a special event), rescheduling might not be an option. However, if rain is putting a damper on the party, we’ll work with you to find a solution. Every charter is a unique and custom event and ultimately we want you to have a great time.

If the weather is very bad (i.e. dangerously high winds or seas), Seattle Charters may elect to cancel the trip and we’ll reschedule for another time. You and your family’s safety is our primary concern and we would never risk boating in dangerous conditions.

"10 STARS! I scheduled an afternoon on the power boat with Captain Trevor and his dad. It was an absolute blast and I can’t wait to do it again! This was for my sister’s bachelorette party and it is definitely the weekend activity that everyone raved about the most. Captain Trevor had delicious meats and cheeses waiting for us when we arrived and went above and beyond providing coolers with ice for the beverages we brought along. I highly recommend Seattle Charters to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing adventure on the water!"

– Heidi on Splendido

"Vacation within the vacation! Having the opportunity to have a private boating experience with the picturesque views was one of the highlights of the trip. Trevor and his dad were very accommodating and communicative leading up to the day, and even provided some incredible pictures my boyfriend and I didn’t even know he was taking of us!"


"We had a ball on BIMI celebrating our grandson’s graduation from UW! Trevor and Mac were great showing us around Lake Union, UW Boathouse and Lake Washington. We will do it again when back to Seattle!"

Tony Bosworth, Bimi