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Rent a Sea Hunt center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$111+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (132 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
Icon $63+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (132 bookings)

Classic Whaler Repowered 2021

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Everglades by Dougherty center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$281+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (65 bookings)

Catchin, Cruisin, Chillin!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Fontaine Pajot catamaran in Charleston, SC near me
$400+ /hour

Charleston, SC

Sail Avanzar

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Hydrasports Boats express cruiser in Charleston, SC near me
Icon $225+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (9 bookings)

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

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a SUNCHASER pontoon in Charleston, SC near me
$173+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (11 bookings)

New Spacious Fun & Family Friendly Pontoon!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA cruiser in Charleston, SC near me
$223+ /hour

Charleston, SC

5.0 (20 bookings)

Sail in Style through the Charleston Harbor

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Scout Boats cuddy cabin in Johns Island, SC near me
$187+ /hour

Johns Island, SC

Harbor cruise, eco tours, bachelorette ,fishing

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a SPORTSMAN BOATS center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$112+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

Andy’s Adventure Charters

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Hunt Boats center console in Johns Island, SC near me
$94+ /hour

Johns Island, SC

5.0 (8 bookings)

Center console cruising and fishing in Charleston

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a TIDEWATER BOATS center console in Mount Pleasant, SC near me
$102+ /hour

Mount Pleasant, SC

5.0 (23 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 North Charleston, SC near me
$119+ /hour

North Charleston, SC

2016 Scout 225 XSF w/Power Pole and Trolling motor

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 8 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!


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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Got questions?

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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  • Boat was amazing, and Jolanta was great in the process. 100% recommend to any one visiting Charleston!

    Justin

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Had great time! Craig was excellent, provided lots of helpful information, boat is in fantastic condition, and we had...

    Kevin

    Jun 2022

  • We had a great time in the water. All the rules were laid out beforehand and ice on board. Would definitely book again!

    Jay

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great experience and loved the boat! Hopefully again soon.

    Hannes

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Craig was extremely accommodating and thorough - gave detailed advice/instructions for navigating. We will be back...

    Nicole

    Jun 2022

  • Captain Linus and the boat were great! Despite the cloudy and drizzly weather, we still have such a fun time. He was...

    Katie

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Captain chris was THE BEST! He was happy to be our photographer when asked, blew up our floats without us asking (...

    Juliana

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Craig and Mike were awesome, so kind and accommodating. Their boat is great, very clean, easy to maneuver, and so...

    Michael

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Craig and Mike were great! Highly recommended, will definitely be booking with them again.

    Ben

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Marta

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Jacob

    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Chris was wonderful! Not only is he a fun guy, we had a perfect balance of everything we wanted on our trip! History...

    Rachel

    Jun 2022

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