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Rent a Other pontoon in South Lake Tahoe, CA near me
Icon $241+ /hour

South Lake Tahoe, CA

5.0 (36 bookings)

Private Charters and Guided Tours

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Hatteras motor yacht in Los Angeles, CA near me
$650+ /hour

Los Angeles, CA

4.9 (111 bookings)

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

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 40 passengers
Rent a Crestliner Boats pontoon in Bethel Island, CA near me
Icon $73+ /hour

Bethel Island, CA

5.0 (27 bookings)

PONTOON/FISHING BOAT <br/>FREE GAS, OFFERING THE LOWEST RATE$ AROUND.

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sun Tracker by Tracker Marine pontoon in Perris, CA near me
$92+ /hour

Perris, CA

Room for 10 to cruise & fish Lake Perris! Sun Tracker party barge 🌞

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a GODFREY MARINE pontoon in Chula Vista, CA near me
Icon $219+ /hour

Chula Vista, CA

5.0 (24 bookings)

Cruise/Party on a NEW 2022 Godfrey Pontoon in San Diego Bay

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in San Diego, CA near me
$108+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (41 bookings)

2022 Yamaha AR190

2 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Centurion by Fineline ski and wakeboard in Bradley, CA near me
$100+ /hour

Bradley, CA

BAD AZZ CENTURION ENZO!

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Maxum cruiser in Coronado, CA near me
$104+ /hour

Coronado, CA

San Diego Bay Ride

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Duffy Electric Boats cruiser in Marina del Rey, CA near me
Icon $94+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

5.0 (21 bookings)

Duffy on the water at Marina Del Rey with complimentary captains hat.

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Custom  pontoon in Peoria, AZ near me
$289+ /hour

Peoria, AZ

5.0 (31 bookings)

Pink party barge

2 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a MASTERCRAFT BOATS ski and wakeboard in Modesto, CA near me
$138+ /hour

Modesto, CA

5.0 (6 bookings)

X24 Mastercraft. 2023! Absolutely gorgeous! The Bentley of boats!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Hatteras Yachts motor yacht in Marina del Rey, CA near me
$744+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

Imagine Celebrations: Your Event, Your Yacht

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray motor yacht in Newport Beach, CA near me
$275+ /hour

Newport Beach, CA

4.9 (185 bookings)

40ft Luxury Yacht Charter In Newport Beach

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a ENCORE BENTLEY pontoon in Peoria, AZ near me
Icon $100+ /hour

Peoria, AZ

Luxury Bentley Pontoon

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Four Winns Boats bow rider in South Lake Tahoe, CA near me
$275+ /hour

South Lake Tahoe, CA

5.0 (9 bookings)

Private Charter | Captain & Gas Included | 24ft

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Tahoe by Tracker Marine cruiser in Surprise, AZ near me
$57+ /hour

Surprise, AZ

Great Family Boat Seats 7

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER BY TRACKER MARINE pontoon in Lake Havasu City, AZ near me
$56+ /hour

Lake Havasu City, AZ

5.0 (30 bookings)

WILD IN HAVASU Pontoon rental

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Catamaran Cruiser catamaran in Marina del Rey, CA near me
Icon $292+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

5.0 (87 bookings)

Sail Your Stress Away on Our Comfortable Catamaran!

2 - 6 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

Choose to drive yourself or select a USCG licensed captain.

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.

Boating with Boatsetter

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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Got questions?

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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  • 5/5 stars

    Fantastic vessel, large and comfortable.
    Mario was very helpful, and our trip went smooth. All guests were happy, so...

    Dmitriy

    Nov 2023

  • Sandra and Chris were great. They were responsive, friendly, and professional. The boat was clean, well kept, and...

    Aaron

    Nov 2023

  • Boat was great, prompt communication, looking forward to booking again!

    Eduard

    Nov 2023
  • 5/5 stars

    Boat is a bit outdated but crew was great
    Overall great experience!!!

    Daniel

    Nov 2023

  • Kai and his boat were great - 100% would book again.

    Kai was accommodating, punctual, and really friendly. The boat...

    Dan

    Nov 2023

  • Tami was the best host - we rented for my boyfriends birthday and she decorated the boat for the occasion, was very...

    Lauren

    Nov 2023

  • Colin was such an amazing host!
    He was kind, welcoming, fun, and has a wonderful boat.
    We had the absolute best time...

    Bethany

    Nov 2023

  • Esmee

    Nov 2023

  • Excellent night can’t wait to do it again soon

    Matthew

    Nov 2023

  • Very easy process they were very easy to work with and very responsive to all my questions. Thanks for a great day.

    Jeffrey

    Nov 2023

  • The boat is so fun and in perfect shape! Kai was so nice and accommodating as well. Overall great experience. We’ll...

    John

    Nov 2023
  • 5/5 stars

    Alfred the owner is a great host! Very active on rental. A 10/10 experience

    Viviana

    Nov 2023

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