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Top Charleston, SC Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters

Rent a Sea Hunt center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$88+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (99 bookings)

Sea Hunt 232 Captained by a Charleston Native!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Boston Whaler center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$48+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (102 bookings)

Classic Whaler Family Fun

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Hunt Boats dual console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$56+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (40 bookings)

Make memories on the water! Fueled and Delivered!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a ROBALO center console in Charleston, SC near me
Icon $138+ /hour

Charleston, SC

ROBALO 24ft. Sit back & enjoy CHS from the water

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Everglades by Dougherty center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$206+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (41 bookings)

Catchin, Cruisin, Chillin!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA cruiser in Charleston, SC near me
$223+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (12 bookings)

Sail in Style through the Charleston Harbor

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Bayliner runabout in Charleston, SC near me
$63+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (23 bookings)

2015 Bayliner - Fun Times on the Water Ahead!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Pro Boats center console in Charleston, SC near me
$50+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (4 bookings)

Great Fishing or cruising boat

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Hunt Boats center console in Johns Island, SC near me
$75+ /hour

Johns Island, SC

5.0 (3 bookings)

Center console cruising and fishing in Charleston

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Sea Fox fish and ski in Charleston, SC near me
$72+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (36 bookings)

Awesome Dual Console for Fishing or Cruising!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Sea Fox center console in Charleston, SC near me
$94+ /hour

Charleston, SC

4.4 (14 bookings)

25 Foot Center Console

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Sea Hunt Boats center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$113+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (7 bookings)

Sea Hunt 20' Center Console

3 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers

How to rent a boat in Charleston?

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.


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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Top boat rental reviews in Charleston, SC

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  • 5/5 stars

    Ben was awesome and flexible when our inclement weather nearly ruined our trip. Excellent fun and fast boat for a...

    Kate

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great experience!

    Elena

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    So much fun and easy to operate

    Lorraine

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Chris was a fantastic captain! The trip was perfect and we had a fantastic time. Would recommended 10/10.

    Leah

    Oct 2021

  • Diane

    Oct 2021

  • Absolutely fantastic experience and interaction with Agli. The boat was great and Agli went above and beyond to make...

    Elisabeth

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Renting the boat with Captain Chris was an absolute pleasure. Definitely one of the highlights of our recent trip to...

    Andrew

    Oct 2021

  • We had such a great time with Linus! There were 9 of us for a bachelorette party and we were more than comfortable....

    Olivia

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Thanks Chris! My family and I had a blast!

    Stephanie

    Oct 2021

  • Karen

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Loved Captain Chris! Our boat trip was one of the highlights on our first visit to Charleston. We will definitely...

    Laurie

    Oct 2021

  • Zach was awesome - he had the boat, running, in the water for us, was in time and a good communicator.

    I would...

    Robert

    Oct 2021

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