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Rent a Chaparral Boats bow rider in San Diego, CA near me
$575+

San Diego, CA

5.0 (1)

Enjoy this beautiful Chaparral 6 seater boat

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Cobalt bow rider in San Diego, CA near me
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San Diego, CA

5.0 (16)

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

3 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats cruiser in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $500+

San Diego, CA

5.0 (15)

Super Fantastic 28ft Chaparral w/sound system

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Rinker Boats bow rider in San Diego, CA near me
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San Diego, CA

0.0 (0)

Cruise or Tube 26FT Captiva Rinker SD Bay 300HP

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Silverton Marine flybridge in San Diego, CA near me
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San Diego, CA

5.0 (1)

Best Party and Sound System in San Diego

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA trawler in San Diego, CA near me
$1,040+

San Diego, CA

5.0 (1)

Prime Time - 44 Foot Swift Trawler

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Bentley pontoon in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $475+

San Diego, CA

5.0 (2)

Amazing 25FT Bentley Lux San Diego Bay-Coronado

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Other pontoon in San Diego, CA near me
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San Diego, CA

0.0 (0)

Nothing but fun on a 24 Ft. Pontoon in Mission Bay

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a Harris-kayot Boats deck boat in San Diego, CA near me
$895+

San Diego, CA

4.9 (14)

Cruising/Wakeboard/ Ski- Party Boat- holds 12

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Centurion by Fineline ski and wakeboard in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $740+

San Diego, CA

5.0 (6)

WakeSurf/WakeBoard on a New 2020 Centurion Ri237

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats cruiser in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $500+

San Diego, CA

4.9 (24)

Ultra Gorgeous 26ft Chaparral Ready for Fun

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sportsman Boats center console in San Diego, CA near me
$450+

San Diego, CA

0.0 (0)

2016 Sportsman 19’ Center Console

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 5 passengers

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

    This Birthday boat trip was amazing. Andrew was accommodating and explained everything really well before we hit the...

    Joanna

    Sep 2021

  • We had the best time out on the boat with Larry! We had the entire 4 hours and he was great company for our group of...

    Arham

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    jorge

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Thank you Tariq, communication and your service was spot on. Such an amazing, memorable time for Labor Day weekend...

    William

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    This was a fantastic boat ride for my sister's bachelorette party! We loved the seating on the boat and ability to...

    Gina

    Sep 2021

  • Kyle

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Eduardo was a great host. The boat was in excellent shape and we enjoyed a fabulous day on the bay. I would...

    Lisa

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    It’s very good boat and good customer service thank you very much

    Roy

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a wonderful time exploring around San Diego from the water. I had to reschedule at the last minute and they...

    Karl

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    great day had a blast on July 4th weekend

    robert

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Tariq and his team were great! Very communicative and professional. Our group had a great time renting his boat for a...

    Jordan

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Honestly a great experience. Plans had changed a few times after booking and Tariq was able to work with us on all of...

    anthony

    Aug 2021

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