Oregon Boat Hire
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Boat Hire in Oregon
When it comes to boating in the Pacific Northwest, many people first think of Washington or southeast Alaska, but the state of Oregon also has a number of excellent boating opportunities that are well worth the trip. Many of the best lakes in Oregon are at altitudes of 1,525 meters and higher, and a few of them are even formed as extinct volcanoes. If you are traveling from out of the region, remember that the Pacific Northwest is very temperate. The state’s climate tends to be a little sunnier and warmer in the summer than its neighbour to the north.
There is beauty and ample opportunity for all kinds of boat hire in Oregon. Here is a look at some of the best boating lakes and rivers to discover in Oregon:
One of Oregon’s most scenic locations is called Crater Lake— known as one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. Crater Lake is the site of an extinct volcano, and offers views of high mountain peaks reflected in perfect glassy waters. The new baby volcano cone serves as an island in the middle of the water and is great to explore. The lake is open for fishing as well, with proper licensing. If you do not bring a boat with you, there is boat hire in Crater Lake like kayaks, canoes, boat tours, yacht hire, and fishing charters are available in the area.
If you are a big fan of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, then Hells Canyon Dam in Oxbow will be worth the visit when you come to Oregon. You will find a marina, jet boat tours, and fishing boat hire here. The water here is not placid, and is home to a number of white waters and other excursions. If you have your heart set on boating, the shores of Hells Canyon are full of experienced captains ready to share the beauty of this extreme canyon with you.
Detroit Lake is a 14.5 kilometer man-made lake in Oregon only about an hour east of Salem. It is also a camping lake and has just over 200 spots for both tent camping and RV hookups. The water is warm here, which makes it a better lake for play than for fishing (though there are places to do that here, too), and it is probably the most popular play lake in the state. You will find it easy to rent boats and watercraft in the area since it is an excellent place to waterski, tube, jet ski, kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, and much more. The limit to the number of campsites usually keeps boat traffic on the lake at a reasonable level, though super hot weeks can fill up fast. Because of this, camping reservations here for the warm months fill up quickly, and it is good to try and book many months in advance. The campgrounds also have amenities like amphitheaters, nature hikes and tours, protected swim areas, and on-site firewood sales. There is an opportunity to check out the Detroit Dam that formed the lake as well.
Mount Hood’s National Lakes are the most visited sites in Oregon during the Summer months. The lakes here are numerous and small, and known for camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and more. They include Lake Trillium, Timothy Lake, Frog Lake, and Clear Lake. Mount Hood is closer the larger city of Portland, so these lakes tend to get a bit more traffic.
No matter whether you love mountain solitude or busy river traffic, there is excellent boating to be found in Oregon. Once you have arrived, it is easy to discover the extraordinary amount of natural beauty to be seen and loved in Oregon, particularly by boat.
GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Oregon.
Very pleased with our experience. Ceasar & Luis were both a pleasure to work with. Boat was exactly what we were looking for! Easy to tow, launch & drive. Boat was clean & in great condition. Looking forward to our next trip!
Awesome experience from start to finish. Cesar brought the boat to Lucky Peak Lake for us and pulled the boat out of the water when we were done. I absolutely recommend renting this boat. The boat was beautiful and exactly as advertised. It ran great (8 hour trip) the entire trip. Cesar had everything set up including a new trash bag. We pulled kids on the tube, cruised up the lake and stopped to swim. It was a great time and this boat rental made our trip. Thanks!!
This boat far exceeded our expectations. It is loaded with features and toys. It has Bluetooth stereo, auto air pump for the tube, great motor, a changing room, plenty of life vests, places to store fish and fishing poles, and rides like a dream. The 3 person tube provided hours of entertainment for both adults of all ages (ranging from 40-70) and kids (ranging from 8-14). Easy to control and operate. You’ll get a full once over of all the controls and bells and whistles prior to launch and the communication is excellent. The boat easily and comfortably fit our extended family of 9 (6 adults and 3 kids). I HIGHLY recommend this owner and this boat! We made many fun-filled, amazing memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Captain Shane is fantastic! I booked hoping for an escape on the water from the record temps in Portland this week... maybe find a swim spot, cool off, eat snacks celebrate and enjoy the sun. The weather however had a different plan, clouds rolled in and temperatures dropped. Captain Shane really saved the day. He is fun, knowledgeable, silly and completely dedicated to making sure you have a great time. Thank you!
Extremely helpful with the area! We arrived and she gave us an overview of the jet ski and then unloaded it for us. Highly recommend! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
It was good given the time crunch and nothing else available. Make sure to confirm drop off and pickup locations. We were on the same lake 30 min apart. Boat pics show 2 awnings, only has 1.