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Here are some of the best things to do on your Galveston boat rental.
Inshore Fishing Trips
Start sailing throughout Galveston bay or West bay until you find a suitable spot. Anchor down and begin a day of fun as you catch some bull redfish, speckled trout, or flounder. At the end of your trip go for a joy ride in a nearby lake and celebrate the day's catch with some drinks.
Offshore Fishing Trips
With the help of one of our captains, begin your deep sea fishing trip by sailing out of the marina and towards the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf is a perfect location for anglers wanting to catch a big fish. Once you're in deep enough waters you could catch a kingfish, a red snapper, or even a shark!
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 Jamaica Beach, where you'll soon discover the best places for you to paddle.
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 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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
The cost to rent a boat in Galveston starts at $90 per hour, depending on the amount of time that you would like to use the boat.
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.
The general rule regarding tipping is to tip 15% to 20% of the charter fee.
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.
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.
You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.
Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!
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.
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.