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Rent a YAMAHA bow rider in Houston, TX near me
$94+ /hour

Houston, TX

5.0 (7 bookings)

Yamaha Bowrider - Wake Boat + Tower & Speakers

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Regal deck boat in Seabrook, TX near me
$125+ /hour

Seabrook, TX

5.0 (13 bookings)

HoustOnaga- 2019 26OBX w/restroom 300HP Yamaha

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a ENCORE BENTLEY pontoon in Humble, TX near me
Icon $150+ /hour

Humble, TX

5.0 (9 bookings)

New 2022 Bentley Tritoon 12 person

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a NAUTICSTAR BOATS center console in Cypress, TX near me
$67+ /hour

Cypress, TX

Fisherman's Dream-Center Console 20' NauticStar

2 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Yamaha ski and wakeboard in Seabrook, TX near me
$81+ /hour

Seabrook, TX

5.0 (57 bookings)

Get Wet with a Jet

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA cruiser in Kemah, TX near me
$182+ /hour

Kemah, TX

Stella

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Mako Marine center console in Houston, TX near me
Icon $46+ /hour

Houston, TX

5.0 (37 bookings)

MAKO 18LTS, perfect for fishing Clear Lake & Kemah

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 5 passengers
Rent a Jeanneau Sailboats sloop in Kemah, TX near me
$210+ /hour

Kemah, TX

5.0 (8 bookings)

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44 Deck Salon

4 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA sloop in Kemah, TX near me
$190+ /hour

Kemah, TX

41ft Sailing Vessel In Excellent Condition

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a BAYLINER deck boat in Alvin, TX near me
$63+ /hour

Alvin, TX

Bayliner DX2000 FUN Party Boat!!!

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA bow rider in Baytown, TX near me
$125+ /hour

Baytown, TX

5.0 (1 booking)

Surf boat! Available!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER BY TRACKER MARINE pontoon in Spring, TX near me
$75+ /hour

Spring, TX

5.0 (1 booking)

Pontoon 21 for rent

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Cape Dory Yachts cruiser in Seabrook, TX near me
$112+ /hour

Seabrook, TX

5.0 (6 bookings)

Bonte Koe is a powerful, windward performer!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sun Tracker by Tracker Marine pontoon in League City, TX near me
$75+ /hour

League City, TX

5.0 (53 bookings)

Luxury Comfortable Pontoon

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Beneteau cruiser in Seabrook, TX near me
$175+ /hour

Seabrook, TX

Come and rent this beautiful vessel today!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Beneteau cruiser in Seabrook, TX near me
$180+ /hour

Seabrook, TX

5.0 (2 bookings)

Two J Birds is great for big parties!!!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Bayliner center console in Humble, TX near me
$150+ /hour

Humble, TX

4.7 (5 bookings)

This fishing boat is ready to put fish on deck.

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Aphrodite cruiser in Seabrook, TX near me
$121+ /hour

Seabrook, TX

2.0 (1 booking)

Posh is a long, narrow racer cruiser!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

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Rent a Boat in Houston

While this mega metropolis is famous for aerospace and outer space exploration, Houston, Texas is also a buzzing hub for on-water adventures and boating. Whether you book a boat rental on Lake Conroe’s (21,000 acres) crystal clear waters or find a fishing charter to hunt largemouth bass in Lake Raven (203 acres), the old adage holds true even in boating here: everything is bigger in Texas! 


What to Know

If you’re unfamiliar with the lakes in this area, consider opting for a boat rental with a captain that can help 

you navigate and plan a unique itinerary to make the most of your Houston boating experience. And make sure to boat in the Spring, Summer, and Fall for your full satisfaction.

The most popular boat rental styles in Houston include:

  • Pontoons boats and day boats for watersports, lounging, day cruising bodes well on most lakes in Houston. 

  • Fishing boats for day fishing trips and sightseeing are best suited for lakes like Lake Raven and Lake Houston.

  • Sailboats for an active boating experience (or sailing), lounging, day cruising, and sightseeing. 


Safety Requirements:

  • Boating License/Education Rules: A person cannot operate a motorboat with more than 15 horsepower, or personal watercraft unless they were born on or after September 1, 1993 and have passed a boater education class or equivalency examination prescribed by the department.

  • Life Jacket Requirements: 13 and under must wear a PFD.


For more information, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.


Where to dock your boat or meet your rental:

  • Lake Houston Marina

  • Bayland Marina

  • Good Times Marina

  • Ponderosa Marina

  • Marina Del Sol


Learn more in 7 Must-Dos While Visiting Houston, Texas. 


Weather Conditions 

Summer (or the ‘hot season’) in Houston is the best time to take to the water. The hot season lasts about three months between June and the end of August into the beginning of September. During winter, boaters are not only given relief from the hot sun, but also mild weather perfect for your continued boating. 

Avg. Temperature High: Peaks around 91°F in July and August. 

Avg. Temperature Low: Daily high is 70°F; drops as low as 45 °F in January.

Avg. Water Temperatures in Houston during the Summer

  • 75 °F in May

  • 80 °F in June

  • 85°F in July

  • 86°F in August

  • 85 °F in September 

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Lake Raven Texas Boat Rentals

Relax and Enjoy Lake Raven’s Natural Beauty

Lake Raven at Huntsville State Park is a lovely water playground for people looking to go swimming, fishing, and/or paddling. This gorgeous 210-acre lake is open daily from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please keep in mind there are no lifeguards on duty. 

Pro Tip: If you’re short on time, Lake Raven is the perfect destination for your boat since it’s only 30 minutes away from Downtown Houston. 

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link

  • Boat ramps: Cedar Point Boat Ramp, Holiday Shores Boat Ramp, Harbor Point Boat Launch & Park 

  • Lat/Long: 30.6210° N, 95.5374° W

Clear Lake Texas

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping on Clear Lake

Jet-skiing is a popular watersport in the Houston area with a 6 month peak season (March to September). These waters are open to watersports of all kinds, so there’s no need to limit you and your crew to jet skiing. Mix up your activities by taking up wakeboarding, waterskiing, or even kayaking for a full day of excitement. Do be on the lookout for wake zone signs when on the water. 

Pro Tips: Clear Lake connects to the Galveston Bay, a larger, coastal body of water with more than enough room for watersports. Don’t be shy to explore the Bay, but do be mindful of dolphins and other sea life.

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link

  • Boat ramps: League City Boat Ramp and Park, Public Boat Ramp (in Clear Lake Park), CLS Boat Ramp 

  • Lat/Long: 29.5857° N, 95.1328° W

Lake Conroe Texas Boating

Go Sailing on Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe is one of Texas’ prettiest lakes and conveniently stays one hour north of downtown Houston (via IH-45). This ginormous is great for family boating or party boating. Its 21,000 acres makes for a myriad of sailing adventures.

Pro Tips: If you’re new to sailing, opt for renting a sailing dinghy or day sailor, which typically fits one to two people. These are great for children or those just starting out.

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link 

  • Boat ramps: Piney Shores Boat Ramp, Conroe Boat Ramp, Boat Ramp North Shore

  • Lat/Long: 30.4369° N, 95.5985° W

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Galveston Bay Boat Rentals

Galveston Bay

Galveston Bay is a body of water connecting Texan waters to the Gulf of Mexico. This area grants group travelers boatloads of fun year-round. Texas isn’t particularly known for having charming islands to boat to, but just a short boat trip from Houston sits Galveston Island populated with beaches with a range of amenities for every group type. 

Pro Tips: Stewart beach, one of Galveston Island’s beaches, has been listed in “10 Best Beaches for Families” by Family Vacation Critic. It features a concession stand, playground, umbrella rentals, and trained lifeguards for safe swimming—so bring the kiddos! 

Fish stock in the Galveston Bay includes: Black and red drum, flounder, gafftopsail catfish, and sand sea trout. Be ready to see dolphins and wake zone signs in certain areas. 

Where to dock  

There are a number of places to dock your boat or meet your rental along the Galveston Bay. 

  • Pelican Rest Marina 

  • Sunset Marina @ Offatts Bayou 

  • Payco Marina 

  • Galveston Yacht Marina 


Boat ramps 

There are several places to launch your boat along the shores of Galveston Bay. 

  • Public Boat Ramp Galveston 

  • Galveston Island State Park 

  • Noah J. Welch Boat Ramp 


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Clear Lake Seabrook Texas

Clear Lake

This 2,000-acre lake, near Seabrook, is the hot spot for activities like jet skiing, sailing, and fishing. If you’re planning a day trip to this lake, pair your boat rental experience with an on-land adventure like hiking or bird-watching.

Pro Tips: Clear Lake is close to Space Center Houston, so it’s often a great viewing spot for aviation enthusiasts to see the rockets launch.

Fish in stock at Clear Lake include largemouth bass, red drum, and spotted sea trout. This lake also connects to Galveston Bay, where you may sightsee dolphins. Be mindful of wake zone signs when boating here. 

Where to dock

There are several places to dock your boat or meet your rental along the shores of Clear Lake. 

  • Portofino Harbour Marina 

  • South Shore Harbor Marina 

  • Endeavor Marina 


Boat ramps

There are several places to launch your boat along the shores of Clear Lake. 

  • Clear Lake Park Boat Ramp 

  • CLS Boat Ramp 


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Trinity Bay Texas

Trinity Bay

Boat east of Clear Lake, and you’ll find yourself in Trinity Bay. This bay is treated as the northeast subsect of the Galveston Bay. If you’re looking for peace of mind in marshes and quiet shores, this is your bay. This area, which sustains a mild winter year after year, is an angler’s favorite year-round spot. 

Pro Tips: Bordering Trinity Bay, Kemah Boardwalk is the perfect location for families with small children and teenagers, packed with amusement park rides and boardwalk restaurants to explore when you need a break from the water. Dockage is available.

Fish in stock at Trinity Bay spotted seatrout, redfish, sheepshead, sand trout, gulf trout, and striped bass. Be mindful of wake zone signs when boating here. 

Where to dock

There are many places to dock your boat or meet your rental along the shores of Trinity Bay. 

  • Kemah Boardwalk Marina

  • Seabrook Marina 

  • Bayland Marina 


Boat ramps

There are several places to launch your boat along the shores of Trinity Bay. 

  • Sylvan Beach Boat Ramp 

  • Houston Yacht Club Boat Ramp 


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Dock & Dine at Houston's Waterfront Restaurants

LandShark Bar & Grill

  • Address: 600 Margaritaville Parkway, Montgomery, TX 77356
  • Hours: Open Sun-Thurs 11am - 11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1am
  • Reservations: Seating is first come, first serve.
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor & outdoor
  • Type of food: Bar food; Burgers; Fish Tacos; Sandwiches
  • Dockage available: Yes - 30 boat slips


GuadalaHARRY's Bar & Grill

  • Address: 12947 Lake Conroe Hills Drive Willis, TX 77318
  • Hours: Open 11am - 10pm (open until 12am on weekends)
  • Reservations: Seating is first come, first serve.
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor & outdoor
  • Type of food: Louisiana Creole Cuisine; Tex-Mex
  • Dockage available: Yes


Pier 6

  • Address: 113 6th Street, San Leon, TX 77539
  • Hours: Open Mon-Thurs 11am-9am; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • Reservations: Yes - highly recommended
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor & outdoor
  • Type of food: Seafood; Raw bar; Brunch; Happy hour
  • Dockage available: Yes


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Frequently asked questions

How much is it to rent a boat in Houston?

The cost to rent a boat in Houston starts at $31 per hour.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht near Houston TX?

The cost to rent a yacht in Houston starts at $178 per hour.


Top boat rental reviews in Houston, TX

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  • Fun, super clean boat! I love that the gas was included. I would rent this boat again in a heart beat! Fun time on...

    Dixie

    Nov 2022

  • Jesus was very responsive and flexible on our scheduling requests. He met us there early and gave us valuable tips...

    Michael

    Oct 2022

  • Alan

    Oct 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Very nice boat, good for fishing. Host was on time an kind. Suggested many things to do in the area. Will rent again

    Ebony

    Oct 2022

  • I can't say enough as to how great Ibra was! He was beyond accommodating for my request. I got married, and he was...

    Adam

    Oct 2022

  • Renwei

    Oct 2022

  • The boat was great and very easy in and out.

    Greg

    Oct 2022

  • We were looking to rent this boat for a 24th birthday and we’re really wanting to have fun and do a lot of water...

    Sara

    Oct 2022

  • We had the best time with Ibrahim! He’s an amazing host and made sure that my son‘s birthday was perfect… Took us on...

    Christy

    Sep 2022

  • Clean. Inviting, special first class boat.
    Such a nice guy.
    Definitely coming again in a few months.

    Shahryar

    Sep 2022

  • Ibrahim is awesome. He captained the boat for us and took us to some great spots on lake Conroe. All around nice guy....

    Ha

    Sep 2022

  • The boat was just the right size for my family. Beautiful boat

    Sonya

    Sep 2022

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