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Rent a Suncatcher / G3 Boats pontoon in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
Icon $105+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

4.9 (37 bookings)

Pontoon Rental

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet ski / personal water craft in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
$68+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

Jet Ski Experience

2 hours No captain
Up to 2 passengers
Rent a Leopard catamaran in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
$228+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

5.0 (5 bookings)

Hilton Head Catamaran Tour

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Maverick flats boat in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
$100+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

17’ Beavertail Micro Skiff

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 2 passengers
Rent a Suncatcher / G3 Boats pontoon in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
Icon $190+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

Private Dolphin Tour

2 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Craig Cat catamaran in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
Icon $145+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

Creek Cat Tour

2 hours No captain
Up to 2 passengers
Rent a Zodiac  inflatable outboard in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
Icon $175+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

Mini Boat Cruise

2 hours No captain
Up to 4 passengers
Rent a Campion Marine bow rider in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
$81+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

5.0 (38 bookings)

Fun in the sun on Hilton Head Island

4 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Classic classic in Hilton Head Island, SC near me
$600+ /hour

Hilton Head Island, SC

Replica harbour launch vessel 1930´s

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 18 passengers

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Hilton Head’s Most Popular Water Experiences

Hilton Head, South Carolina, is a favorite destination for vacationers. This Southeast coastal island offers plenty of shopping, dining, golfing options, and numerous attractions. In addition, Hilton Head’s proximity to the warm Gulf Stream waters makes it a pleasant spot even during the winter.

Hilton Head is also popular with water lovers. In addition, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway passes right through Hilton Head. Sailors and powerboaters often stay in the city’s marinas while traveling north or south. Check out the boats during your visit.

Nearshore or Offshore Fishing Trips
The South Carolina coast is renowned for its fishing experiences. You can kick back and enjoy the trip with no responsibility by booking a captained boat rental. And, you can soak up lots of local fishing knowledge while you bask in the balmy weather.

Choose an inshore charter, and check out the prime fishing spots in Port Royal Sound and the nearby creeks. Or, book an ocean-worthy boat and head out to the Gulf Stream on an overnight trip. However you slice it, a Lowcountry fishing trip will indulge your fishing addiction.

Kayaking or Paddle Boarding
Rent a sleek-looking kayak for the day, and glide silently through the salt marshes and creeks. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, such as seabirds and dolphins. Share the experience with a friend, or book a guided tour for real insider knowledge.

For a different way to get on the water, rent a stand-up paddleboard for a few hours. Broad Creek and Skull Creek are favorite paddling spots. If you’re a yoga enthusiast, try taking a paddle board-based yoga class.

Thrill-filled Parasailing Adventure
Enjoy amazing views of Hilton Head Island on a parasailing expedition. A speedy powerboat will tow you while your parachute keeps you aloft. While you soar over the water, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the boats cruising the waters below.

Book a solo trip, or fly with a friend. Triple-rider trips are also available. A parasailing trip is a memorable experience you’ll likely want to repeat.

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Hilton Head’s Best Bodies of Water for Boating

Port Royal Sound

Beautiful Port Royal Sound is the gateway to a veritable boating playground. This coastal sound is adjacent to three sizable islands north of Hilton Head Island. Technically, Port Royal Sound is also an Atlantic Ocean inlet.

Port Royal Sound’s wide-open waters are home to numerous recreational boats. The vessels range from small boats to husky sportfish yachts. Non-boat owners can easily book a daily boat rental.

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (or ICW) is a 1,100-mile north-to-south passage inshore of the Atlantic Ocean. Powerboats and sailboats frequently use the ICW to travel to/from their wintering spots.

Commercial traffic, such as tugs and barges, also regularly traverses the ICW’s well-charted route. Cruising the ICW for a day is an enjoyable experience. However, traveling at a safe speed is important, and waking sailboats is considered bad form.

Atlantic Ocean

Hilton Head is located on a South Carolina Lowcountry barrier island. Besides its protected inshore coast, the island has 12 miles of gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beach. Not surprisingly, sunbathing and beachcombing are popular activities.

Hilton Head’s Atlantic coast offers surfing, waterskiing, boarding, and sailing opportunities. If you’re focused on fishing, snag a captained boat rental and head offshore to try your luck in the Gulf Stream.


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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat at Hilton Head?

The cost to rent a boat in Hilton Head ranges from $68 to $600+ per hour. Boat rentals in Hilton Head can be captained or bareboat for a half or full day.

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 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:

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Hilton Head?

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 in Hilton Head 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

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:

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 boat charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting

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 rental experience please visit

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat ?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat rental depends on the size, location, and rental time of the pontoon boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 to $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 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.

Top boat rental reviews in Hilton Head, SC

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  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great time! Boat was nice and staff was very cheerful and helpful! Thanks


    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat was awesome and the staff were helpful and wonderful to work with. Highly recommend!!


    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Great time out on the water. The check in instructions could have been clearer.


    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Great boat! Great location! Great check-out/check-in. 5 stars all the way!


    Jul 2022

  • Kevin

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    July 4th boating encounter was nothing short of perfect. From the quick booking, to the check in/out. The Dock master...


    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Extremely convenient. Extremely clean. Great instruction before heading out. We encountered bad weather and they...


    Jun 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great experience overall. The boat was in great shape and we were fully briefed on its operation. Everyone...


    May 2022
  • 5/5 stars


    May 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Newer clean boat that operated perfectly. Rental team was very easy to deal with as well. Thank you!


    May 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Not the best day on the water, however, Captain Jack and T made us feel so comfortable and they were very...


    Feb 2021

  • It’s a very experience renting a boat from Jamie. Good communication before the rental. Jamis is patient with my...


    Sep 2020

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