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Rent a Other cruiser in Oceanside, CA near me
$198+ /hour

Oceanside, CA

5.0 (6 bookings)

45' Sailboat, Experience the Ocean in a Big Way

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $116+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (50 bookings)

Yamaha Fun! 🎉 Cruise, WB 🌊🏂, Ski, BT 🎶 Large Bimini - Must See!

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a SEA-DOO pontoon in Copperopolis, CA near me
Icon $100+ /hour

Copperopolis, CA

5.0 (3 bookings)

SeaDoo Switch 18 Cruise Pontoon

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a EPIC BOATS ski and wakeboard in Lake Havasu City, AZ near me
$125+ /hour

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Epic Time In The Waves/ Surf * Party* Explore/ Lake Havasu

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a SOUTH BAY PONTOONS pontoon in Lakeport, CA near me
$75+ /hour

Lakeport, CA

4.9 (19 bookings)

20' Pontoon Boat (for 6 persons)

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Bali  catamaran in Marina del Rey, CA near me
Icon $500+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

5.0 (34 bookings)

Stunning 46' Bali Catamaran

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in , AZ near me
Icon $90+ /hour

, AZ

5.0 (52 bookings)

2021 Yamaha AR-190 WATERSPORT READY!

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Lagoon  catamaran in Marina del Rey, CA near me
$400+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

Absolutely Charming and Adorable Catamaran Lagoon 390

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a MB SPORTS ski and wakeboard in South Lake Tahoe, CA near me
$375+ /hour

South Lake Tahoe, CA

4.9 (21 bookings)

23' Premium Wakesurf/Wakeboard Lake Tahoe

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Tahoe by Tracker Marine ski and wakeboard in Henderson, NV near me
Icon $69+ /hour

Henderson, NV

5.0 (2 bookings)

Wakeboard Lake Mead w/ cruise control!!!

8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $175+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (30 bookings)

24 ft Big Beautiful Yamaha 🤩 Cruise/Party/Fun 🎶 🥳🏄‍♂️ - 12 people

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Boston Whaler cuddy cabin in Strawberry, CA near me
$71+ /hour

Strawberry, CA

27 foot Boston Whaler with twin 150 engines

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Hatteras motor yacht in Los Angeles, CA near me
Icon $650+ /hour

Los Angeles, CA

4.8 (125 bookings)

Up to 40 Passengers! Cruise Long Beach & LA Harbor!

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 40 passengers
Rent a Uniflite cruiser in South Lake Tahoe, CA near me
Icon $600+ /hour

South Lake Tahoe, CA

36' Cruiser for Memorable Experience in South Lake Tahoe, CA!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a HEYDAY WAKE BOATS ski and wakeboard in South Lake Tahoe, CA near me
Icon $200+ /hour

South Lake Tahoe, CA

4.6 (149 bookings)

22" Wake-Surf (up to 11) Premium Lake Tahoe! Memorial Day Sale!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a MONTEREY BOATS express cruiser in Newport Beach, CA near me
Icon $275+ /hour

Newport Beach, CA

29ft Luxury Sport Yacht Charter In Newport Beach

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a MB Sports deck boat in Victorville, CA near me
Icon $119+ /hour

Victorville, CA

5.0 (6 bookings)

DECK BOAT SEATS 12

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Bluewater Yachts motor yacht in Marina del Rey, CA near me
Icon $551+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

5.0 (54 bookings)

59ft Island Boat: 🥳HUGE Deck 🎤Karaoke 💃Dance Floor 🌅Marina Del Rey

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

How to rent a boat in California?

1

Find the perfect boat

Enter your desired location and date to explore our fleet of boats.

2

Select a captain

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3

Book with ease

Connect with your boat owner and complete your booking online.

4

Set sail

Enjoy your day on the water with friends and family!


Why Boatsetter?

As the global leader in peer-to-peer boat rentals, Boatsetter offers an easy, safe and accessible way to experience on-the-water adventure. With boat rentals in 600+ locations, finding a boat is easy and with the option to tap into the largest network of USCG licensed captains, boating experience is not required.

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Get out on the water worry-free, knowing our insurance covers every boating trip

Choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your peace of mind while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

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Frequently asked questions

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer boat rental. We know choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

How to rent a boat on Boatsetter?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today.

-First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent.

-Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on.

-Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner.

That’s it! You’re officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.

How much does it cost to rent a boat?

The cost to rent a boat depends on whether you are renting for a half-day or a full day, the boat features and the boat size can impact your boat rental price. Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000 plus depending on the boat rental itself and the length of time of the rental.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on boat rental largely depends on the boat’s size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on the boat’s size and the amount of time you’ll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our yacht specialists for a custom quote by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht for the day?

Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day yacht rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

Booking a month-long yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of yacht charter specialists. We tailor each yacht charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How to rent a private yacht?

Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private yacht rentals experience please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you’re wanting to charter the yacht overnight.

How much does it cost to rent a boat for the day?

The cost of renting a boat for the day on average ranges from $200 to $1200. The cost to rent a boat varies depending on the size of the boat and the length of time that you will be using the boat.

How does the boat insurance work?

Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need boat insurance when renting with Boatsetter. Coverage is provided under the Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy, which is underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. The policy was written from the ground up as a stand-alone recreational boat rental insurance policy covering the period of time that the boat is being rented and is available for all non-commercially insured boats.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains and favorite captains in your area that you would like to operate your boat.

Top boat rentals reviews in California

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  • Beautiful, elegant boat and super helpful crew. Was a wonderful experience for my clients and me! Communication ahead...

    Stephanie

    Apr 2024

  • Captain Eric created an amazing experience for our sunset cruise! We saw a beautiful Fin Whale and spent a good...

    Shari

    Apr 2024

  • Ryan was great to work with and the boat was exceptional! We had a great time and would rent again for sure!

    Mike

    Apr 2024

  • We had a great time. The boat was in great shape and Steve was easy and wonderful to work with.

    Mike

    Apr 2024

  • Eli's rapid response time and superb service aloud us to have a great experience. The boat was in fantastic...

    Jose

    Apr 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    These guys were absolutely amazing! Boat was great, clean and a lot of fun.

    They helped launch and pick up, plus...

    Bryan

    Apr 2024

  • My group and I had a great time on the boat! Eli was very accommodating and had the boat all ready for us when we...

    Collin

    Apr 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    Edna

    Apr 2024

  • Aaron has an excellent boat and is a very responsive and great host. I couldn’t complain about a thing with this...

    Jason

    Apr 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    Eli was super helpful and friendly, the boat was in great condition, and everyone had a blast!

    Lorie

    Apr 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    Edwin was very accommodating and made our boat rental so easy and enjoyable. Thanks!

    Vida

    Apr 2024
  • 5/5 stars

    Super fun day on the water which started off great thanks to our host. They made it super easy to get out on the...

    Donovan

    Mar 2024

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