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Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers 90% of the questions we receive over the phone. Help us keep our rates low by reading these before calling us. If you still have a question, our contact information is available at the bottom of this page.

I already paid with my Groupon! Why do you need my credit card information?

We require your credit card in case of damage to our boats. Please refer to the “fine print” section of your deal-site voucher (Groupon, LivingSocial, etc) for more details.

Do your boats have windows on them?

We know you love having windows on your boats, and we do too! Roughly 50% of our boats have wrap-around windows.
We openly accept requests for a boat with windows via text message or direct contact with an OC Boat Rental Representative. We will notate your request and do our best to provide you with the requested boat. These are all available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed to anyone.
Please remember that we try to balance a great customer experience with the best price in the business! Windows are expensive and must be replaced annually, so the more gently our customers handle our windows, the more boats we’ll be able to equip!

Do your boats have iPod or phone inputs for music?

Yes! All of our boats are equipped with Auxilary, USB, and Bluetooth inputs for you to listen to your music using a standard 3.5mm headphone cable, USB cable of your choosing, or Bluetooth Wireless technology. While we aim to have cables available on-hand for all of our customers, they are often stolen leaving us without cables for the next guests. As such, it’s a great idea to bring your own cable. The USB receptacles are designed to charge any devices plugged into them, however we have found that this works better with some devices (iPhones) than others.

Are there age minimums?

Yes. In order to rent a boat on your own, you must be 18 years of age or older, including Duffy boat rentals. There is no age minimum for passengers with an adult renter. Anyone under the age of 13, however, is required to wear a coast guard approved life vest. If you have children with you, we advise bringing any life jackets you may have for them. We stock 20+ of our own, but if we were to run out, we would be unable to send children out without them.

Are life jackets available?

Yes! We have them in all sizes to accommodate anyone from newborn to adult. In the unlikely event we were to run out of our children’s life jackets, we would not be able to send out any children under age 13 until we had a life jacket returned for them to use. Therefore, we strongly encourage bringing your own life jacket for your children if you have one. Children under 13 require life jackets at ALL times.

Do children and Infants count towards passenger count?

Yes! Our occupancy limits are strictly set and regulated by the United States Coast Guard. The occupancy ratings of our boats are based on the number of souls onboard which DOES include children and infants.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! We welcome dogs of all breeds, but do kindly remind you that if we have to do ANY extra cleanup as a result of having “REX” on board, we reserve the right to charge a minimum of $50 as a pet cleaning fee!

Where do you park?

The OC Boat Rentals Office is located at 3333 W. Coast Hwy Ste. 201, Newport Beach, CA 92663

The OC Boat Rentals Marina is located at 3335 W. Coast Hwy Ste. 201, Newport Beach, CA 92663

You will see the OC Boat Rentals Kiosk located on the water at the Harbor Marina. When you pull into our parking lot at 3333 W. Coast Hwy, you will take an immediate right then follow our signs to our designated parking area, located at the end, or back right-side of the parking lot if looking from the PCH. Park on the side furthest from the water, as availability permits. We are blessed to have plenty of parking and be located away from the parking nightmare found on Balboa Peninsula and the various Newport Beach islands, but we do require each boat rental customer to be allocated no more than 3 parking spots per reservation. Please plan to leave and arrive early as local freeways can be very busy depending on the day and time of your reservation.

May I bring food & drinks, including alcohol?

Yes! There are no open container laws prohibiting possession or consumption of alcohol on your boat or other vessel. It is important to note, however, that the same laws apply to the captain as the driver of a motor vehicle; If you’re over the CA legal limit, you can receive a DUI.

Do you have lockers or changing rooms?

Lockers: We do not have lockable lockers, nor is OC Boat Rentals responsible for anything left on the docks. While we have NEVER had an issue with theft, we cannot make any guarantees as to the safety of your belongings while you’re out on your rental. As such, we suggest leaving as many items as possible in your car.

Changing rooms: No. We do not have changing rooms, however we have very nice bathrooms for our customers, located in next to our office inside 3333 W. Coast Hwy on the 2nd floor.

Do your boats have chargers for cell phones or other electronics?

Not yet! All of our stereos have (1) 5V USB plug, in addition to Bluetooth capabilities. This receptacle will charge MOST phones, but due to differences in brands, the quality of the cable being used, etc., we do not guarantee that they will charge ALL devices. We currently do not have any 110V (household) charging outlets.

What is your cancellation policy?

24+ Hrs in advance = No Penalty

We have a very friendly (but strictly enforced) 24hr cancellation policy. If your plans change, please let us know 24+ hours in advance via text, phone, or email.
If you fail to show up (or fail to cancel in advance), you are a “no-show,” and will not be entitled to a refund.

Do you have bathrooms?

Yes! For your convenience, restrooms are available inside our office building on the second floor. While you are renting your boat and out enjoying Newport Beach Harbor, you will have a few different opportunities to stop at one of the multiple public docks if additional bathroom breaks are needed for you and your crew.

If somehow your question was not answered above, give us a shout and an OC Boat Rentals Representative will directly help you out today!

OC Boat Rentals

Main: (949) 534-6227

Docks: (949)220-9909


Marina: Rentals Address
3335 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Office: Mailing Address
3333 W Coast Hwy Ste. 201
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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