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Rent a Premier Marine pontoon in Discovery Bay, CA near me
$62+ /hour

Discovery Bay, CA

5.0 (10 bookings)

Cruise & Fish with Premier 23ft Pontoon boat

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sun Tracker by Tracker Marine pontoon in Bullhead City, AZ near me
$75+ /hour

Bullhead City, AZ

5.0 (7 bookings)

26’ pontoon boat

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Cobalt bow rider in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $79+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (43 bookings)

Cobalt 20'- Bow Rider: Mission Bay/SD Bay

2 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Columbia daysailer & weekender in Marina del Rey, CA near me
$63+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

Grand Visionary Day Sailing

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats cruiser in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $213+ /hour

San Diego, CA

4.8 (77 bookings)

Super Fantastic 28ft Chaparral w/sound system

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Moomba by Skiers Choice ski and wakeboard in Boulder City, NV near me
Icon $94+ /hour

Boulder City, NV

5.0 (18 bookings)

21ft Moomba PowerBoat Wakesetter + WakeBoard Exp

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Yamaha bow rider in Long Beach, CA near me
Icon $156+ /hour

Long Beach, CA

5.0 (41 bookings)

Safe,Reliable,Outdoor,Boating Fun (2 boat options)

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Cruisers Yachts cruiser in Newport Beach, CA near me
$478+ /hour

Newport Beach, CA

43' Cruisers Yacht in Newport Beach! Luxury!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Newport Beach, CA near me
Icon $375+ /hour

Newport Beach, CA

5.0 (45 bookings)

43’ Searay Sundancer Sport Yacht to Emerald Bay

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Sanger Boats ski and wakeboard in Discovery Bay, CA near me
$81+ /hour

Discovery Bay, CA

5.0 (3 bookings)

Wakeboard, Surf & Ski Sanger V215

8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Godfrey Marine pontoon in Lake Havasu City, AZ near me
$74+ /hour

Lake Havasu City, AZ

5.0 (17 bookings)

Pontoon

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Boston Whaler runabout in San Jose, CA near me
$125+ /hour

San Jose, CA

2000 Unsinkable Boston Whaler Sport Fishing Boat

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 5 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.

Why 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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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

    Ken was great! Brought the boat over to the dock on time and the boat was in excellent condition. Had a blast and...

    John

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great day. We went tubing and swimming Boat was as described. We will definitely be back

    Jeri

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We rented two boast from Emmit and the entire process was flawless. We pulled the kids (21 through 30 years old) on...

    William "Joe"

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Jerame

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Dany was great! Easy to work with and very accommodating. Boat was sweet! Plenty big and the sounds were unreal!

    Ryanne

    Oct 2021

  • Our experience renting a boat from Christopher was awesome. He was very responsive with our questions and requests,...

    Terry

    Oct 2021

  • The boat ran good, Sacha was easy to work with and replied quickly. He was very accommodating to us and wanted to...

    Marco

    Oct 2021

  • What a great experience! So easy and
    100% will rent again! Sasha had everything ready for us and communicated...

    Megan

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    My family and I had a great experience on Mike’s boat! I highly recommend renting with him. He and his wife were...

    Diane

    Sep 2021

  • Sacha was fantastic! He was punctual and was very kind. He gave us transportation to and from the river to our...

    Angela

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Everything was perfect, more than what I expected. Tariq was very awesome and easy going, and the boat was...

    Andrea

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great boat and easy communication and very flexible. Already have my next rental scheduled for a family gathering.

    Nimesh

    Sep 2021

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