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Top San Diego, CA Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters

San Diego, CA

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Miss Jen II, 50 ft Sport Cruiser with Captain

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

San Diego, CA

4.9 (35)

23ft Fishing machine in slip & ready to go

8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers

San Diego, CA

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Very Clean Catalina 27 Sailboat For Rent

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers

San Diego, CA

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Jet Ski + Wave Boat Combo in San Diego

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 5 passengers

San Diego, CA

5.0 (13)

Double Decker Party Boat on Mission Bay

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers

San Diego, CA

4.9 (19)

Ultra Gorgeous 26ft Chaparral Ready for Fun

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

San Diego, CA

5.0 (7)

Super Fantastic 28ft Chaparral w/sound system

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

San Diego, CA

5.0 (8)

Luxury 24' Party Pontoon

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

San Diego, CA

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Yachta Yachta Yachta

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

San Diego, CA

5.0 (14)

Amazing Day Toys Included.

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers

San Diego, CA

5.0 (11)

Cobalt 20'- Bow Rider: Mission Bay/SD Bay

3 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

San Diego, CA

5.0 (9)

SEA FOX PRO 186 COMMANDER

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 5 passengers
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How to rent a boat in San Diego?

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!


Why Boatsetter?

As the global leader in peer-to-peer boat rentals, Boatsetter offers an easy, safe and accessible way to experience on-the-water adventure. With boat rentals in 600+ locations, finding a boat is easy and with the option to tap into the largest network of USCG licensed captains, boating experience is not required.

Why Boatsetter?

Get out on the water worry-free, knowing our insurance covers every boating trip

Choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your peace of mind 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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.


San Diego’s Most Popular Experiences

With its prime location on California’s shores, San Diego is a boating paradise. Let’s take a look at what you can get up to with a boat rental.

Surfs Up
California and surfing go hand in hand. If you want to surf somewhere in the U.S. then California’s Pacific coast is the first that should come to mind. There are a plethora of world-class beaches with great waves that you can steer your San Diego boat rental to, and catch onto the drifts.

Gaze in Awe at a Great Migration
Luckily the sun can be found year-round in San Diego. If you head out on a San Diego boat rental in February, you could be lucky enough to witness Californian gray whales making their annual southbound migration.

Watch the Sun Drift Below the Horizon
The sun sets in the west, and with nothing but the ocean between your San Diego boat rental and Asia, you can view one of the most magnificent sunsets you can imagine. As it heads downwards, the orange gaze lights up the rocking waves, bringing forth a sense of wonder and delight.

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San Diego’s Best Bodies of Water

Find a Sheltered Spot in Mission Bay

Protected from the high waves yet still taking in that ocean breeze is Mission Bay. If a sailing boat is the San Diego boat rental you’re after, you can’t go wrong with this water body. Join the rest of the fleet, looping their way round this peaceful stretch.

Take a Tour Around Coronado

Located on the peninsula opposite from Downtown San Diego, across the San Diego Bay, Coronado is a boating gem. The area offers you subdued beaches and wondrous scenery to explore on your San Diego boat rental.

Scutter Across South San Diego Bay

Chula Vista is located in the southern sector of San Diego Bay. Southern Stand sits to the west of you and Chula Vista to the east as you cruise through this wildlife reserve on your San Diego boat rental, drink in hand.

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Top boat rental reviews in San Diego, CA

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  • 5/5 stars

    Brandon is awesome, and his boat is perfect. He delivered it exactly when he said he would. It was clean, and he...

    Troy

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Had a wonderful time this past Sunday morning, 18th July. Mike was very responsive to my questions leading up to the...

    Lloyd

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Such an enjoyable thrilling time! All of my friends absolutely loved the boat and the company we had. The double...

    Celena

    Jul 2021

  • We had a great experience with Tanya and had a wonderful time on the boat. She was easy to work with, reliable and...

    Josiah

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Perfect experience. Brandon is on time, friendly, knowledgeable and a great host. I plan on doing it again.

    Johann

    Jul 2021

  • We had a wonderful experience all around. Tanya was great to work with, quick to respond to questions and the day of...

    Sue

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    This trip was amazing! We ended up cruising the bay with captain Rob and Brittany. They made us feel more than...

    Dane

    Jul 2021

  • Tanya was very helpful throughout the day. Her boat is beautiful! We enjoyed every min. We would rent again! Thank...

    Rocky

    Jul 2021

  • We had a great time on the boat! Easy parking and bathrooms right near the boat launch/dock. Would highly recommend...

    Laurie

    Jul 2021

  • Boat was great, Tanya was incredibly nice and the family had a blast.

    Brycen

    Jul 2021

  • Tanya and her family are just delightful! Tanya was very patient with us and was just lovely in general. We had a...

    Geneviéve

    Jul 2021

  • What a wonderful way to end our family vacation! We rented Tanya's pontoon boat to cruise mission bay for the day and...

    Luis

    Jul 2021

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