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Top Galveston, TX Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters

Galveston, TX

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Robalo R227 Fishing and Fun at Lake Conroe

8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

La Marque, TX

4.9 (100)

Seahunt Triton202 Center Console

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 7 passengers

Galveston, TX

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Searay 185 Sport

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

Galveston, TX

5.0 (15)

2018 21 foot pontoon boat "Bells and Whistles"

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

Texas City, TX

5.0 (3)

Bay and offshore fishing

8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

Galveston, TX

5.0 (2)

24ft Hurricane Sundeck - 250hp - 12 Passenger

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Galveston, TX

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22’ FishMaster Center Console For Fishing!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers

Galveston, TX

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20' Hurricane - Perfect for family fun and Fish!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 9 passengers

Galveston, TX

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Private Fishing Guide in Galveston Bay!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

Galveston, TX

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BIG CAT - 2021 Shoalwater 23' Cat

8 hours No captain
Up to 5 passengers

Galveston, TX

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25' Dusky for Fishing in Galveston, TX!

8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

Galveston, TX

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"PONTOS" 36' Contender for Fishing in Galveston!

8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
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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.


Galveston’s Most Popular Experiences

Here are some of the best things to do on your Galveston boat rental.

Galveston Seawall
Use your Galveston boat rental to visit the Galveston seawall. It was built after the Galveston hurricane in 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. This is a good place to bring the family and to jog, walk, or ride bicycles. It runs for 10 miles, and there are lots of little shops and restaurants along the way.

Saltwater Fishing
Galveston offers some of the best saltwater fishing in Texas. The city’s beaches, jetties, piers, bays, reefs, and flats provide easy access to a wide variety of game species, such as flounder, cobia, and even sharks. Your chances of catching redfish in Galveston are very high too

Parasailing and Kayaking
When you try some parasailing, you’ll be launched up to 500 feet in the air. This is an incredible adrenaline rush, and the ocean views from up high can be terrific. For kayaking, visit Galveston Island State Park, where you’ll soon discover the best places for you to paddle.

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Galveston’s Best Bodies of Water

Galveston Island State Park

West of town, you will find Galveston Island State Park, a real haven for bird watching. There are also numerous hiking trails, places to launch kayaks, and interesting fishing holes. You’ll find Stewart Beach and East Beach are on the island’s eastern end, and these can be good places for swimming and sunbathing.

Stewart Beach and East Beach

Stewart Beach has been called one of the top 10 Best Beaches for Families. There are plenty of amenities for kids and adults such as concessions, volleyball courts, showers, sandcastle competitions, and even free concerts. East Beach is less of a family-oriented beach and more of a party beach. If you are looking for loud music parties, dock your Galveston boat rental here.

Pleasure Pier

Set sail on your Galveston boat rental to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier for waterfront fun and entertainment. There are family-oriented attractions like rides, midway games, food venues, and retail shops. If you’re hungry for funnel cakes, turkey legs, pizza, or hot dogs, you'll find just what you're looking for.

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Top boat rental reviews in Galveston, TX

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  • I booked a rental with Fred recently to take my son out for a day of fishing in West Bay, and we had the best time....

    Charles

    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    This experience was awesome. They had the boat waiting at the dock running and ready to go on time. They had extreme...

    Silas

    Mar 2021

  • Fred is a stand up guy and easy to deal with. Days before we took the boat out he messaged me of the conditions and...

    Larry

    Jan 2021

  • Our family had a great day with this boat. Fred is a real kind and good gentleman, answers my questions quick and...

    Israel

    Jan 2021

  • Fred is the coolest man in La Marque. Very knowledgeable about the area and charts your path out to some good fishing...

    Jamie

    Dec 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Outstanding service and a fun boat. Great trip!

    James

    Nov 2020

  • Fred does great job

    Keith

    Nov 2020

  • Boat was very nice and Captain Fred extremely helpful. Would recommend him without reservation.

    Feroz

    Nov 2020

  • Boat is just right for West Bay and jetty fishing. Fred is prompt and very pleasant to work with. This is our...

    James

    Nov 2020

  • Easy to work with. Reasonable price. Will rent again, thanks Fred!

    James

    Oct 2020

  • Fred is super easy going and was a pleasure to deal with. The boat was perfect for our needs.

    Colt

    Oct 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Everything went perfectly! Mike was great at communicating. The boat was in fantastic shape. He gave me a quick tour...

    Curt

    Oct 2020

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