General Questions

Q:  Is this real?
A:  YES, this is real.

Q:  When can I rent a Hot Tub Boat?

A:  Right now! We are open all year, rain or shine.

Q:  Can I make a reservation?

A:  Yes! You can make a reservation directly from our Rentals Page

Q:  Can I purchase a Hot Tub Boat?

A:  Yes!  Please see our purchase page for more information.

Q:  How hot is the water in a Hot Tub Boat?

A:  The Feds say the hottest, maximum temperature for a hot tub is 104 degrees.  So, that’s where we keep it!

Q:  Does the hot tub stay hot while boating?

A:  Yes, the Hot Tub Boat is equipped with a small, diesel fired boiler to maintain the temperature of your choice.

Operating a Hot Tub Boat

Q:  Who drives the boat?

A:  You, your friend, your Aunt, best friend’s cousin; anyone over the age of 18.

Q:  Does the driver need a Washington State Boaters’ Safety Card or any other special license to drive a Hot Tub Boat?

A:  No. Washington State Law only requires possession of a boaters’ education card for drivers of motorboats with engines greater than 15 horsepower and Hot Tub Boats do not fall into this category.  However, the designated captain is required to have a drivers’ license.  

Q:  How do you drive the boat?

A:  The boat is maneuvered with an easy to use joystick.  You can drive the boat while lounging in the tub or sitting on the aft deck.

Q:  Is it difficult to drive?

A:  No, driving a Hot Tub Boat is very easy!  Especially after a quick tutorial from our friendly and approachable staff.


Q:  How is it possible to fill a boat with water and have it not sink?

A:  The sleek design of a Hot Tub Boat allows for a high load capacity.  The Hot Tub Boat has been carefully engineered, and the hot tub is positioned on the boat’s center of buoyancy, allowing for remarkable stability, even with 2100 pounds of water.

Rental Information

Q:  How many people can I bring on my Hot Tub Boat excursion?

A:  Six persons total.

Q:  Can I bring alcohol during my Hot Tub Boat rental?

A:  Unfortunately no.  We know this may be disappointing, however, please  take a moment and look at it from our liability perspective.  Besides, haven’t we always been told that drinking and hot tubs don’t mix?  

Q:  Are overnight rentals available?

A:  Hot Tub Boats offers overnight and weekend rentals for floating homes, houseboats, live-aboards, and those with private dock space.  Delivery is included for Lake Union and special delivery charges apply for Lake Washington, Shilshole, and Elliot Bay.
Hot Tub Boats are available for yacht club rendezvous, regattas, alpine lake camping and other special functions.   We recommend significant advance notice should you require more than one boat.  

Q:  Can I bring Children?

A:  Of course!  Just remember, U.S. Coast Guard regulations require children 12 and under to wear life jackets on any boat at all times.

Q:  Can I bring pets?

A:  This is probably not a good idea.





Q:  Is the Hot Tub Boat available for holidays?

A:  Yes!  However, holiday rates apply and we recommend advance reservation due to limited availability.

Q:  Will the Hot Tub Boat be available to rent for Husky games?

A:  Yes!

Q:  What if someone in my party wants to leave our Lake Union rental early?

A:  Hot Tub Boats operates a towboat for an emergency shuttle service.  We are available at any time during your rental.

Q:  Nudity?  (We’ve gotten it a few times.)

A:  We ask that you please wear appropriate swim attire, whatever that means to you.  Please refrain from nudity while renting a Hot Tub Boat and insure all the “important bits” are covered.  Our goal is to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and welcome on Lake Union.

Q:  Seriously, is this for real???

A:  Yes.  1,000 times, Yes!

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