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Rent a Fontaine Pajot catamaran in Charleston, SC near me
$400+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (58 bookings)

Sail Avanzar

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Boston Whaler center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$56+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (158 bookings)

Classic Whaler Repowered 2021

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Catalina cruiser racer in North Charleston, SC near me
Icon $87+ /hour

North Charleston, SC

5.0 (1 booking)

Catalina 27 Tall Rig, Bareboat or Captained

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Hunt center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$111+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (176 bookings)

Sea Hunt 232 Captained by a Charleston Native!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sportsman Boats center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$91+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (2 bookings)

Charleston Bareboat Charters

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Hatteras Yachts motor yacht in Charleston, SC near me
$200+ /hour

Charleston, SC

Meet The “Hatterass”

2 - 3 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a TIDEWATER BOATS center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$102+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (33 bookings)

2021 21' Tidewater 210 LXF - Family fun/fishing

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Scout Boats center console in Charleston, SC near me
$69+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (6 bookings)

222 Scout Sportfish

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a SEA HUNT BOATS center console in North Charleston, SC near me
$59+ /hour

North Charleston, SC

5.0 (2 bookings)

Sea Hunt Triton for exploring Charleston Harbor

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA cruiser in Charleston, SC near me
$223+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (29 bookings)

Sail in Style through the Charleston Harbor

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Hydrasports Boats express cruiser in Charleston, SC near me
Icon $225+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (23 bookings)

Fish or Cruise - 33' Hydra-Sport triple 250 Yamaha

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a SEA PRO BOATS center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$23+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

4.8 (12 bookings)

Beautiful 22’ center console

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Other motor yacht in Charleston, SC near me
$938+ /hour

Charleston, SC

90' Broward Luxury Motor Yacht

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Key West Boats center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
Icon $103+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (5 bookings)

KEY WEST 203FS - Captained - Cruise, Fish, Party!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Tidewater Boats center console in North Charleston, SC near me
$30+ /hour

North Charleston, SC

5.0 (18 bookings)

Beautiful Tidewater ready to ride!

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Island Hopper other in Charleston, SC near me
$400+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (10 bookings)

30 foot Party boat for up to 18 guests

2 - 3 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Rivolta cruiser in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
Icon $225+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (5 bookings)

42' Luxury Yacht as Charter in Mount Pleasant, SC

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Pro Boats center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
Icon $144+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (6 bookings)

Charter this 25' SeaPro for Fishing in Charleston!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

How to rent a boat in Charleston?

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Find the perfect boat

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Select a captain

Choose to drive yourself or select a USCG licensed captain.

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Book with ease

Connect with your boat owner and complete your booking online.

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Set sail

Enjoy your day on the water with friends and family!


Charleston’s Most Popular Experiences

There’s a load of fun for you to get up to when you’re boating around Charleston. Not only is it a historical city but the surrounding water offers boundless enjoyment.

Drop by Waterfront Park
Here you can stop off to check out the cities waterfront. Take a stroll to examine the boats jettied here, and dream about your next boat rental.

Get up to Top Speed
There is ample opportunity to take your boat rental to its top speeds in the waters around Charleston. With rivers, flats, and an open ocean to explore you’re not going to be short of places to tear up the water ahead of you.

Did Somebody say Fishing?
Here in Charleston, you have a whole range of fishing you can get up to. If you head inland, there is a good range of freshwater rivers and flats perfect for fishing. Then you’ve got the sea right in front of you where you can pull in some bigger game.

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Charleston’s Best Bodies of Water

Check out the Backwaters

The backwaters are a great place to take your Charleston boat rental. Here you can photograph the water birds fly through the reeds. It’s also a great place to go fishing in its calm, shallow waters.

Get into the Open Water

Located off the Atlantic, you can take your Charleston boat rental onto the high seas. This offers a fantastic opportunity to go deep-sea fishing and hunt out some of the passing migratory species that swim through these waters.

Upstream Thrills on the Cooper River

The vast banks of the Cooper River offer a great spot to take your Charelston boat rental up. This is a fantastic place to get your boat up to its maximum cruising speed and unleash a wakeboard on the back as you fly along its waters.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Charleston SC?

The cost to rent a boat in Charleston SC ranges from $45 to $600 per hour.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht in Charleston South Carolina?

The cost to rent a yacht in Charleston South Carolina 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.

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 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.

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 in Charleston 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.

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.

Can you snorkel in Charleston SC?

Snorkeling is a common activity in many of the Charleston South Carolina waters. Common snorkeling spots include Seabrook Island and the Isle of the Palms.

Does Charleston South Carolina have a Beach?

Charleston South Carolina has a few popular beaches in the area: Seabrook Island Beach, Edisto Beach,Isle of the Palms Beach, and many more.


Top boat rental reviews in Charleston, SC

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  • Great experience throughout! Gerald was a very responsive owner. He was there to help us leave the harbor, and dock...

    samuel

    Nov 2022

  • Thank you Wit and Crystal for an INCREDIBLE experience! We had such an incredible time and Wit and his crew ensured a...

    Erin

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    The experience on the boat was awesome. Mom was truly surprised and many thanks to Captain Chris and Logan for the...

    Ohsotravel

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    We had such a great time! 8 adults and two dogs and there was plenty of room! We met for the walkthrough and...

    corina

    Nov 2022

  • A last minute girls trip to Charleston called for a last minute boat booking….Wit was very responsive and was able to...

    Jalisa

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    What a great boat excursion with Cpt. Chris! He had great knowledge of the area, history, and boating experience. ...

    Linda

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Captain Chris was awesome. Extremely skilled and knowledgeable. He took us to beautiful areas and we had a very...

    Shannon

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Chris was an excellent captain! Showed us around with bits of history thrown in, but let the trio be our own. Took us...

    Lauren

    Oct 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Such a great experience! The boat looked brand new and was obviously well taken care of. The crew was great and...

    Kathryn

    Oct 2022

  • Yancy

    Oct 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a delightful time - the boat was great and Captain Glen was very knowledgeable about Charleston history which...

    Chloe

    Oct 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Boat was clean and in good operational condition. Owner communicated timely and tended to all of our needs. We are...

    Peter

    Oct 2022

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