San Francisco, CA
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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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
San Fransisco deserves a fair bit of time to allow you to get to know the city on both water and land. Here are some of its best experiences.
Explore Fisherman's Wharf
This traditional part of the city is where the links to the water are clear. It makes for a good starting point when you visit the city. Take in the sights, smells and the music as you kick off your vacation to San Fransisco, gazing at the boats which you might want to sail on the next day.
Head out for a Sunset Sail
With thousands of miles between you and the next landmass, there is nothing blocking your view as the sun makes its way down the horizon. The sunsets here are famous for a good reason and you’re all set to enjoy it with a San Fransisco boat rental.
Pack your Binoculars for Whale Watching
There is a range of migratory species of whales that pass by the Californian coast at different times of the year. Depending on when you visit San Francisco the magnificent and well-known species such as killer, blue, grey, and humpback whale make their way by the city.
The bridge is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks and you can get up nice and close when you are aboard a San Fransisco boat rental. Not only is the bridge spectacular as you sail underneath it but the scenery is also sublime. A trip over here is the cherry on top of any trip to San Fransisco.
Take in this well-known landmark from your San Fransisco boat rental! This island prison held some of the country’s most notorious criminals and was known to be near impossible to escape. When you sail past on your boat rental you'll understand why.
Boating in San Fransisco is not all about the city and its landmarks. You can also escape to the wild too. Take your San Fransisco boat rental to the south of the bay to Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and take in some of the birds and other wildlife that inhabit this reserve.