Welcome to Carefree Boat Club Seattle - your gateway to Lake Washington, Lake Union, Puget Sound, and all the great boating the Seattle area has to offer. Our club offers boating from six great marinas - our central Fishermen's Terminal location near Lake Union, our Bellevue and Kirkland locations on the Eastside of Lake Washington, our Shilshole Bay marina for access to the salt water and the Seattle waterfront, and Bellingham in the San Juan Islands. With our SIX locations, you don't ever have to worry about trailering or going through the locks! You have unprecedented, instant access to all bodies of water in the Seattle area.
FREE ON THE WATER TRAINING:
Don't like hidden fees? Neither do we. Our members never pay any additional fees to use the boats - the only expense not included in membership is the fuel you use. We also provide unlimited classroom and on the water safe boater training with USCG certified captains - also all included! Plus, members enjoy our frequent socials and organized events.
VALET DOCK STAFF:
Our friendly, full time dock staff rolls out the red carpet for our members. Our staff helps carry any gear and load it onto the boat. From there, we answer any questions and help cast off. Upon return, leave the cleaning to us!
Boating activities to enjoy from our SIX locations
It's no secret that the Seattle area offers some of the best boating in the world. From the freshwater lakes, to the sound and the islands, you can enjoy a wide array of different boating activities. With all the various types of boating available in the Seattle area, joining the Carefree Boat Club with numerous types of boats and locations to choose from is the perfect solution to take full advantage of all the beautiful waterways. As a member, you're not stuck with one kind of boating. Carefree Boat Club members have unlimited access to the perfect boat for the perfect activity, all year round. From our six local locations, our members have quick access to all that Seattle and the Pacific Northwest have to offer:
- Bring your friends and family along for a comfortable and spacious pontoon ride through the ship canal and Lake Union.
- Head out on a saltwater fishing boat for crabbing or join in on one of the 14 annual area salmon derbies.
- For watersports, try one of our our surf boats or bowriders for wakesurfing on Lake Washington, with magnificent views of Mt Rainier.
- If you'd rather explore the islands and ports of Puget Sound, take a cabin cruiser to stay overnight at your destination of choice
- Head out to Lake Chelan to go tubing and enjoy the town.
Our boating experience has been BETTER than advertised. The dock-staff has been great and the availability of boats outstanding. You just can't beat the variety and ease of being able to check boats out and return them without the associated hassles of owning. Would highly recommend.
We love Carefree - they work hard to be responsive to our requests. Their customer service is excellent!
We love the variety of boats and the fact that they're all in such great condition compared to the other clubs we looked at. Having just moved to the Seattle area, it was amazing getting to know the city from a different perspective and we will definitely be renewing our membership. It's crazy how much use we have gotten out of the boats all year round. I'm not going to lie, I love not having to worry about boat maintenance and cleaning and moorage.
Soooooo much better than owning your own boat! The owners of the club are wonderful, friendly and very focused on a good experience.
My husband and I joined two years ago after looking to buy a boat. We loved the variety of boats available and the ability to have multiple reservations on the books at one time. For the most part (barring Seafair and July 4) we were able to get a boat whenever we wanted.
In the past year, we've been able to explore different islands in the Puget Sound, seen opening boating day on the Montlake Cut, and watched the planes fly over lake Washington for seafair weekend. This coming weekend, some other members we've become friends with and us are heading out to go crabbing near Bainbridge island. We're also planning to do an overnight on one of the San Juan islands later this summer. For two millennials from the South, we can't think of a better way to spend our free time in Seattle!