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Boating In Washington State

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  • Lake Chelan, WA
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  • Lake Washington, WA
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Osoyoos Lake, WA
  • Potholes Reservoir, WA
  • Roosevelt Lake
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By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Boating In Washington

Washington offers a fantastic boating experience with its abundant lakes and diverse waterways. Boating is a beloved recreational activity in the state, attracting both locals and visitors to explore its picturesque waters. Whether you're interested in fishing, water sports, or simply cruising along the lakes, Washington's boating scene has something for everyone.

Among the popular boating lakes in Washington, Lake Washington stands out as a favorite destination for boaters. This large freshwater lake, located in the Seattle metropolitan area, offers stunning views of the surrounding cityscape and nearby mountains, creating a unique boating experience.

Pontoon boats are a favored choice for boaters in Washington, particularly for those seeking a relaxing and social outing on the water. These spacious and stable boats are perfect for family gatherings, picnics, or just enjoying the company of friends while leisurely cruising along the lake.

Family boats are another popular option in Washington, designed to provide comfort and convenience for boating with loved ones. These boats come equipped with amenities such as seating areas, sun decks, and onboard facilities for a day of relaxation and fun on the water.

Washington's boat types cater to a variety of interests and activities. Fishing boats are well-suited for anglers looking to explore the state's fishing hotspots and catch a wide array of fish species in the abundant waters.

For those who don't own a boat but still want to experience the joy of boating, rental boats offer a convenient option. Rental facilities throughout the state provide access to various watercraft, allowing individuals to enjoy a day out on the water without the need for boat ownership.

Washington's boating scene is a treasure trove for enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. From pontoon boats for leisurely cruises to family boats for enjoyable outings with loved ones, the state's diverse boat types cater to every boater's preferences. With popular boating lakes and rental facilities providing accessible opportunities, boaters in Washington can relish the beauty and excitement of navigating its stunning waterways.

Plenty of fun places to go boating in Washington. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state. Whether you live in the northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast part of the state, chances there are plenty of opportunities to go boating nearby.

Boating in WA

For further information about boating in Washington, contact the Washington State Department of Licensing - Boating Licenses located at 500 4th Ave Rm 401, Seattle, WA 98104. The phone number is 206 296-4000.

Washington locator map - boating opportunities.
WA Resources


Basta Marine Inc
1800 Richards Rd
Bellevue, WA 98005
425 641-8911

Global Marine Management Inc
12505 Bel Red Rd, Ste 211
Bellevue, WA 98005
425 453-6789

West Marine Inc
13211 NE 20Th St
Bellevue, WA 98005
425 641-4065

Seattle Boat Co
13203 NE 16th St, Ste A
Bellevue, WA 98005
425 460-4066

Mercer Marine Inc
3911 Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast
Bellevue, WA 98006
425 641-2090

Boater's World Discount Marine Center
100 108th Avenue Southeast
Bellevue, WA 98004
425 646-9350


Harper Marine Inc
1022 W 54th Ln
Bellingham, WA 98226
360 383-9095

L F S Marine Supplies
851 Coho Way, Ste 200
Bellingham, WA 98225
800 426-8860

Bayview Marine And Mechanical In
3275 Bennett Dr
Bellingham, WA 98225
360 738-8460

All American Marine Inc
200 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360 647-7602

Sterlings Kayaks Fiberglass
310 Kline Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
360 398-2410

Sea Sport Boats Inc
4654 Guide Meridian
Bellingham, WA 98226
360 733-3380


United Marine
1016 14th St, Ste D
Everett, WA 98201
425 257-9454

Performance Marine Inc
930 W Marine View Dr
Everett, WA 98201
425 258-9292

Bayside Marine Storage
1230 W Marine View Dr
Everett, WA 98201
425 339-8330

Sanger Marine Inc.
949 14th St
Everett, WA 98201
425 252-6974

Marine Security & Alarm Systems- Inc.
PO Box 345
Everett, WA 98206
425 259-6574

Everett Powersports
215 SW Everett Mall Way
Everett, WA 98204
425 347-4545


Leclercq Marine Construction
1080 W Ewing Pl, Ste 200
Seattle, WA 98119
206 283-8555

Fairview Marine Inc
3133 Fairview Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
206 323-7634

Jacobsens Marine
2625 Harbor Ave Sw
Seattle, WA 98126
206 789-7475

Sea Way Marine Inc
2501 Harbor Ave Sw
Seattle, WA 98126
206 937-7373

Shameless Motor Sports Inc
427 South West 207th Place
Seattle, WA 98166
206 824-5125

Mariner Kayaks
2134 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206 284-8404


Bayliner Olympic Boat Centers
16340 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
206 363-5562

Olympic Boat Centers - Parts & Service- Service Department
17545 Midvale Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
206 628-0176


Lake Shores Watercraft
1324 W Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
509 682-2222

Chelan City - Parks & Recreation - Lakeshore RV Park Reservations
619 West Manson Highway
Chelan, WA 98816
509 682-8024

Lake Shores Watercraft
803 East Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
509 682-2222

Chelan Boat Rentals Inc
1210 West Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816
509 682-4444


Hewes Marine Co Inc
2600 North Highway
Colville, WA 99114
509 684-5235

Johns Marine Service
192 Degrief Rd
Colville, WA 99114
509 684-4581

Raider Welded Aluminum Boat Co
367 Old Dominion Rd
Colville, WA 99114
509 684-8348

Raider Boats Inc
367 Old Dominion Road
Colville, WA 99114
509 684-8348


Kevtech Marine And Rv
5810 S Hayford Rd
Spokane, WA 99224
509 244-4083

Randolph Speed Marine
3630 E Nebraska Ave
Spokane, WA 99217
509 483-2801

The Bark Canoe Store
17 E Sinto Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
509 327-1850

Skipper Bills
7915 E Sprague Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
509 928-1000

Westside Motor Sports
4201 South Grove Road
Spokane, WA 99224
509 747-1862

Motorsports Unlimited of Spokane L L C
14811 East Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99216
509 893-0491


Feil Bob Boats And Motors Inc
2131 Sunset Hwy N
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
509 884-3558

Condotta's Motor Sports Central
3013 Gs Center Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509 665-6686


Tern Boat Salvage
25028 Pacific Hwy S
Kent, WA 98032
253 946-9916

Seattle Boat Co
7260 S 224th St
Kent, WA 98032
253 872-8191

Allison Marine Service
23431 30th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
206 878-6479


Shurtz Marine Enterprises
700 Marine Dr Ne, Ste 103
Olympia, WA 98501
360 753-7597

Yamaha Motor Sports Olympia
6807 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98516
360 438-2997

Prestige Marine & Auto
5835 Puget Beach Rd Ne
Olympia, WA 98516
360 459-2965

Pettit Marine
700 Marine Dr Ne, Ste 104
Olympia, WA 98501
360 705-1610

West Marine Inc
2020 Harrison Ave Nw
Olympia, WA 98502
360 352-1244

Us Marine Sales
3525 Pacific Ave Se
Olympia, WA 98501
360 455-0788


Madden Marine
2434 E 11Th St
Tacoma, WA 98421
253 572-9882

Modutech Marine Inc
2218 Marine View Dr
Tacoma, WA 98422
253 272-9319

Anglers Marine And Rv Inc
14606 Pacific Ave S, Ste F
Tacoma, WA 98444
253 548-2232

King Salmon Marine
609 E 11Th St
Tacoma, WA 98421
253 573-1212

Protech Water Sports LLC
4600 Pacific Highway East
Tacoma, WA 98424
253 926-6785

Boat & Watersports Rental
821 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
253 272-7979


Davis Marine
4200 Southeast Columbia Way Suite D
Vancouver, WA 98661
360 750-1201

Boat Toys Inc
3315 NE 112th Ave Suite#59
Vancouver, WA 98662
360 260-8697

Moses Lake

Columbia Basin Marine & Ironworks Inc
3740 Thayer Road Northeast
Moses Lake, WA 98837
509 764-8282


A J Marine
902 W Nob Hill Blvd
Yakima, WA 98902
509 452-8281

Valley Marine
1904 Fruitvale Boulevard
Yakima, WA 98902
509 453-6302

Walla Walla

Nixons Marine Inc
2919 E Isaacs Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509 525-2823

Moses Lake

Columbia Basin Marine & Ironworks Inc
3740 Thayer Road Northeast
Moses Lake, WA 98837
509 764-8282


This website focuses on all aspects of boating including new and used boats for sale, boat rentals, repairs, accessories, storage and more.

For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Washington, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in WA. Cities listed in this section include Bellevue, Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, Shoreline, Chelan, Colville, Spokane, Waterville, Wenatchee, Kent, Lakewood, Olympia, Tacoma, Vancouver, Ellensburg, Kennewick, Moses Lake, Yakima and Walla Walla.

Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Camano Island State Park, Skagit Island State Park, Wenberg State Park, Bridgeport State Park, Curlew Lake State Park, Riverside State Park, Beacon Rock State Park, Lake Sylvia State Park, Reed Island State Park, Maryhill State Park, Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park and Wenatchee Confluence State Park.

Rivers & Lakes For Boating in WA

Washington lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Washington include Baker Lake, Lake Crescent, Lake Ozette, Lake Umatilla, Lake Washington, Banks Lake, Franklin D Roosevelt Lake, Lake Chelan, Omak Lake, Osoyoos Lake, Alder Lake, Riffe Lake, Rimrock Lake, Swift Reservoir, Yale Lake, Lake Bryan, Lake Sacajawea, Lake Wallula, Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.

Washington also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Noonsack River, Skagit River, Columbia River, Methow River, Cowlitz River, Lewis River, Snake River and Tucannon River.

WA boating equipment and gear.

Throughout Washington you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.

Go boating in Washington

Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Washington accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.

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