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San Francisco, CA

5.0 (40)

San Francisco, CA

33’ Pearson NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS! LET'S GO SAIL!

4 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
Rent a Pearson classic in San Francisco, CA near me
$495+
4 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
5.0 (40)

I am fully vaccinated (Pfizer) as of April 24th; Invictus is once again available to set sail! I have been doing charters again since May, and it feels GREAT!

That being said, for the time being and likely the rest of 2021 or until the CDC says we have herd immunity PROOF OF CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED OF ALL PASSENGERS 12 AND OLDER PRIOR TO BOARDING. This is not a Boatsetter requirement, it is mine; it is not flexible, there will be no exceptions and I am not willing to discuss or debate it. I will not have my boat be the reason that Covid or one of it’s variants was able to spread. The upside is that per CDC guidance since we are all vaxxed masks will will not be required when aboard; we can breathe easy and have some sense of normalcy! All CDC and local health dept. requirements and recommendations will be followed, which is easy when we are all vaccinated. :-)

I anticipate it will be a busy season as stir crazy as we all have going, so booking early is probably a good idea. I am REALLY enjoying taking people out on the Bay again and helping everyone reset and enjoy themselves again! OK, back to the original description:

First off - why am I renting such a nice boat for so little money? I'm a retired fire captain, and while I have been taking friends and family out for the 30 years I have been sailing, I am a recently (2017) certified Coast Guard licensed boat captain, and want to get people going out on my boat so I can hone my skills as a host (we are a package deal... though if you are an experienced sailor I can be very much in the background). I also like to get people out on the water sailing who have not experienced the sport and may not normally have the opportunity. So even though my reviews are all 5 star, my rates are still competitive. :-)

Secondly, why charter with me? There are many choices of very nice boats and fine captains on Boatsetter and other sources, this is a good question. These are some of the reasons why you should come sailing with me:

- While I am a very seasoned and experienced sailor (over 30 years), I only recently became a USCG certified Captain for boats after my retirement from the fire service (my last 10 years as a Captain) and started doing charters (and I love it! I have done nearly 70 charters so far!). I am keenly aware that my competition is very stiff. So the first reason is that bearing this in mind I try to make sure that my boat is one of the least expensive (if not THE least expensive) compared to similar boats, while being just as nice, capable and comfortable. I believe that I am one of the best, and maybe even THE best value for sailing on the Bay.

- I do not charge extra for my services as Captain, and you can be as involved or not involved with the running of the boat as your ability and desire dictate (and I am happy to give informal sailing lessons for those wishing to learn). I also do not charge for fuel (it's a sailboat.... it really doesn't use that much even when the motor is running).

- While I do have a tour that I recommend (because it is hard to beat), we can go wherever you would like, time and circumstances permitting (McCovey Cove to anchor next to a Giants game, Clipper Cove at Treasure Island for some beach time, it's all your call). My usual / recommended tour is pick up at Pier 1 1/2, sail past and do a close flyby of Alcatraz, then out to Angel Island for lunch / beach time / hiking / whatever.

After lunch we sail up along Sausalito / Marin and then out under the Golden Gate Bridge to hopefully spot some porpoises (which I see about 75% of the time) and if we are real lucky maybe even a whale or two (if it's the right time of year, and I have seen them by the Golden Gate a few of times now)!

Then we turn around, and do a nice relaxing downwind sail back in under the Golden Gate, past the San Francisco city waterfront, going by sights such as the Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf (with a WWII liberty ship and submarine), Pier 39 (& the sea lions) and the Embarcadero, finishing up right around 5pm back at Pier 1 1/2.

Sound like an awesome day? That's because it is!

- Personal attention and planning. My services begin long before the day of the charter, as I will work with you prior to the day of your sail to custom tailor your sailing experience to any kind of event.

My charters to date have included six surprise marriage proposals (they all said "YES!"), an overnight 2 day getaway for a couple, and several birthday celebrations. Once you are aboard I am not just your Captain but your host, you will be treated like friends, and I (along with any crew, if present) will do everything I can to provide for your comfort, fun and safety; from having a bluetooth linked stereo ready for your playlist (or you can use my Spotify) to making sure you get the perfect picture while out on our adventure. I LOVE helping people to have a good time!

- As a dad myself who has raised kids going out sailing all the time, children are MORE than welcome aboard Invictus, in fact there is a good chance that my 15 year old son (who has been on sailboats since he was 18 months old) / First Mate will be crewing for me (especially during the summer).

- Also, I don't care who you are, where you're from, the color of your skin, what you look like, who you love, or what you do or don't believe. All are welcome aboard S/V Invictus, and our day will be about sailing, adventure, the sea, discovery and, most of all, FUN! Every time you look out on the Bay I want you to remember our day as a happy place you can go to when all the silly nonsense we all have to deal with back on shore in the real world becomes a bit much. :-) (it's what I do when things start getting to me...).

- Finally, for my brothers and sisters who are still putting themselves in harms way for the benefit of others - all firefighters who are members of the IAFF, active duty law enforcement officers, active duty military, EMTs / Paramedics as well as any currently working nurses or teachers will receive 15% off any booking! My (21 year) watch is over. Thank you for still standing yours. I would love to give you a well-deserved break.

So those are the reasons I think that I stand apart from the other very fine captains and boats available to you, and I would be honored and delighted if you would join me for a great day on the Bay. :-)

Now, about the boat:

Pearson yachts are known for build quality, performance and comfort thanks to their efficient layout and use of space (the larger sister ships to Invictus, the 36 Mark II with the exact same layout and build, were recently featured as one of the best affordable bluewater cruisers in a book dedicated to such - ”Bluewater Sailing on a Budget” by Capt. Jim Elfers).

Invictus is a great example of this, as one of the 33 Mark II models she feels bigger than 33', her 11' beam providing ample elbow room below, her 3 cabin layout providing privacy when desired (with actual doors) and her head, located port and aft, makes for a much less, um, "exciting" experience if you have to use the facilities while underway than more traditional sailboats with the head forward just before the V-berth (where you experience much more of the boat's pitching), and even has a shower (with hot and cold pressurized water).

Invictus also features a VERY large cooler and plenty of storage space for provisions and gear. She has a galley with a sink and hot and cold pressurized water, a propane stove, and a Magma marine BBQ mounted on her stern pulpit. So bring whatever food and beverages you'd like, and we can even fire up the Q!

Thanks to the inventive cabin design, her main salon can comfortably seat 6 for a meal. She also sports new mainsail (February 2020), new standing rigging (as of September 2017) , a 16 hp Yannmar diesel that runs like a swiss clock, depth sounder, knot meter, Raymarine wheel autopilot, chart plotter, radar, 2-speed self-tailing winches, GPS enabled DSC VHF radio, stereo with bluetooth and remote, Pineapple 95% roller furling jib, and a flat screen TV, DVD player and (while on shore power) microwave.

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (65)

San Francisco, CA

Great times, great views, great sailing!

2 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
Rent a Catalina daysailer & weekender in San Francisco, CA near me
$518+
2 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
5.0 (65)

Doesn’t it feel like it’s been too long since we had fun with friends? Not ready yet to throw a big party?

If you’re looking for a safe and fun outdoor alternative, well, we’re happy to help! And have the million $ views to go with that.

Join us for a great day out on the San Francisco Bay.

Bring your pod, the cockpit is large enough for safe social distancing from your Captain, and there is always a breeze going ... the perfect outdoor setting for a break from the remote-work-routine these days!

Bring picnic, and some bubbly, beer or white wine if you’d like to celebrate a special occasion (like being out there on the Bay, just saying ...), just no red wine. You don’t want those stains if the boat rocks. And no hard liquor, trust us, doesn’t really go well when the boat is moving with the waves.

We typically go from the Embarcadero towards Angle Island, around Alcatraz, and to the Golden Gate, passing by Sausalito. But it’s your day! Tell us what you’d like to see. We can adjust our route to anything you like, wind and weather permitting.

One day we even saw whales right under the Golden Gate Bridge - and have the photo to prove it!

With easy passenger pickup at the public dock at Pier 1.5 right next to the Ferry Building, you'll be right in downtown SF, on the Embarcadero, and close to the Oracle Ballbark and SOMA.

See the amazing and ever changing skyline of San Francisco from a great new perspective, on a fun boat that'll treat you well in any weather.

This Catalina 36 is a roomy sail boat that's perfect for enjoying a sail on the Bay, going under the Golden Gate, or mooring at Angel Island for lunch or some afternoon splashing around and having some fun ....

It comes with the safety of a larger keel boat, the known comfort of the Catalina series, and the amenities for making a day sail an excellent way of experiencing the beauty of San Francisco, checking out Alcatraz, or seeing the new span of the Bay Bridge from the water.

Our Captain is a life-long sailer and world circumnavigator who’s built his own boat before taking it around the world (literally) with his wife and two kids.

It's the way to see the Bay, and safely break your Covid routine!

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (13)

San Francisco, CA

65ft Wyliecat Sailing Yacht with Captain & Crew!

3 - 4 hours
Captained
24 passengers
Rent a  cruiser racer in San Francisco, CA near me
$2,300+
3 - 4 hours
Captained
24 passengers
5.0 (13)

Break out of the stay-at-home cycle and explore our beautiful San Francisco Bay in style aboard a one-of-a-kind custom Wyliecat exclusive private sailing yacht with your very own captain and crew! They will take you where you want to go. With the wind in your hair and the fresh ocean air all around, this is the best Corona Virus entertainment option for everyone. Let's go sailing!
You can board in Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond or at Pier 40 in San Francisco, as well several ports in the East Bay.

The vessel is a truly exquisite blend of elegance and function, and has been outfitted for celebrating weddings, a birthday, retirement or just cruising with friends and family. She's hearty, strong, sleek and fast, and will serve you well, for any occasion.

In her other life, the vessel is used by scientists for shark tagging and marine floor mapping serving as a 21st century work-boat. She also has lounging and meeting space for CORPORATE EVENTS while stylishly cruising around the Bay. After 1 year of Zoom, bring the team together face-to-face in the fresh air. If you need to spend a week offshore conducting research, she is your go-to vessel with her mini science laboratory on board.

This is a large vessel (65ft) and we can normally comfortably handle 35 passengers for a day-sail or 10 passengers overnight, but currently we are limited to 20 guests due to COVID restrictions. However, his may soon change - so mark this page if you are already planning your next festivity.

We welcome you to bring the food and BYOB! There is NO CORKING fee for your beer, wine and champagne. We will provide dishes, cutlery, glasses and iced coolers. All this is included for free.

Sail Magazine called her the "Innovative Boat of the Year"! Come see what all the fuss is all about, or at least write us with your questions.

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (2)

San Francisco, CA

72 Foot Scow Schooner - Corporate Events/offsites

4 - 8 hours
Captained
49 passengers
Rent a Other schooner in San Francisco, CA near me
Icon $4,800+
4 - 8 hours
Captained
49 passengers
5.0 (2)

***PICKUP IN RICHMOND, CA*** Due to COVID restrictions we will be starting our charters in Richmond, a 20 minute drive out of San Fransisco.

Gas Light is fashioned after the famous San Francisco scow schooners that sailed in the 1800s carrying goods and freight from town to town throughout the Bay and tributaries.

The original Gas Light was commissioned in 1874. More than a century later, the craftsman and accomplished sailor Billy Martinelli, with the help of Harold Sommers and Karl Kortum (co-founder of the SF Maritime Museum), conceived the new steel-hulled Schooner Gas Light and began building her in Sausalito as a window on the proud heritage of the original working scows. After ten years of labor, meticulous attention to detail, and loving care, she was completed and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry up to 49 passengers.

Gas Light is located in San Francisco and can pick up guests near AT&T Park at pier 40, Sausalito or Marina Bay in Richmond, docking fees may apply. She is available for day charters to groups of up to 49 people. Although she appears to be a replica of the 1874 schooner, Gas Light boasts many of the guest comforts and conveniences of modern-day sailing yachts (not the least of which is a terrific sound system!). Charter voyages may last three hours or longer and are fully customizable by clients with many catering and beverage service options.

Gas Lights’ crew is extremely attentive to guest experiences and feedback. As such, our staff is well able and happy to provide suggestions and assistance with plotting your voyage and arranging the details of your trip, helping to ensure that every minute of your charter is as fun and fulfilling as possible.

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (1)

San Francisco, CA

Charter the Loveliest 37 footer on the Bay

2 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA sloop in San Francisco, CA near me
$800+
2 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
5.0 (1)

The Beneteau 37 offers unparalleled performance wrapped in a luxurious package. Roomy, fast, stable and comfortable. Her huge cockpit is perfect for entering and the teak interior is perfect!

Sail her today!

US Coast Guard Maximum is 6. If you have more people please book Yukon Jack or Bay Lady (also on this site)

$300/hr midweek

$350/hr weekend

San Francisco, CA

NO REVIEWS

San Francisco, CA

Protector 28 RIB RHIB

2 - 8 hours
Captained
4 passengers
Rent a Other rigid inflatable in San Francisco, CA near me
Icon $600+
2 - 8 hours
Captained
4 passengers
NO REVIEWS

MAX CAPACITY: For your comfort and best experience on the water we recommend 4 people maximum. In some cases we can accommodate 5 passengers, please inquire. With the COVID situation we are limited to a max of 4 persons. The boat is sanitized before each use and the crew will wear masks for your protection.

The one and only! This is our flagship, built by Rayglass Protector Boats and customized by none other than Mr. Pablo Sanchez over at Protector USA in Richmond. It is about 30 feet long by 10 feet wide, powered by EPA rated Ultra Low Emissions 4 stroke twin Yamaha 150HP, it weighs in at about 7,000 lbs as equipped (no passengers). The cabin is big enough to sleep 2, it also has a private toilet. Cruises at 32 mph with a wide open throttle max speed of 40 mph. It is very clean and comfortable and is fitted with the latest technology in marine electronics.

For those who don't know, this is one of the most seaworthy boats ever made. If comfort and above all safety is important, then you have chosen the right watercraft. Originally designed for the New Zealand Coast Guard and other law enforcement and military groups, this watercraft is virtually unsinkable and shines in heavy seas. Private and government special intervention agencies throughout the world rely heavily upon RHIB boats to conduct both tactical and rescue operations in gale force storms. Protector is used by America's Cup officials and teams and is the official supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand.

This boat will take you there and back. Safely! Your only obligation is to relax and enjoy the trip.

CAPTAIN SERVICES ARE INCLUDED IN PRICE! Please NOTE: We cannot rent this boat out without a captain because the insurance companies we have tried so far do not offer this type of coverage anymore. Thank you for your understanding.

Services available:

- chase boat for swimming events!!

- sportfishing

- 4th of July fireworks watching

- escort boat, protection and security

- We go to the Farallon Islands!

- eco tours

- diving trips

- camera boat

- custom charters

- boat support for numerous events

- SF Bay tours, Monterey Bay tours, Bodega Bay Tours

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (2)

San Francisco, CA

Rent the 38' "Hyperfish" Delta Fishing Boat

3 - 8 hours
Captained
12 passengers
Rent a Delta Boats (CA) trawler in San Francisco, CA near me
$1,050+
3 - 8 hours
Captained
12 passengers
5.0 (2)

Enjoy fishing in San Francisco Bay aboard the 38ft "HyperFish" Delta Fishing Boat for up to 24 people. Rates as low as $300 per hour (2 hours minimum) with captain only.

Rates:

• Hourly: $300 per hour (2 hours minimum)

Rates quoted are subject to fuel surcharge.

What To Expect Onboard:

HyperFish is a 38 foot Delta boat with a current COI for 24 passengers She features a large cockpit and aft deck. There is bench seating for 24 passengers or 15 fishermen.

Below is a roomy cabin with a berth and bathroom with vanity and hot shower. She is powered by twin Cats 800hp and speeds up to 25 knots HyperFish is perfect boat for sport fishing, whale watching, scuba diving and open water swims.

San Francisco, CA

NO REVIEWS

San Francisco, CA

Up to 18 pax - Sail Yukon Jack

2 - 8 hours
Captained
18 passengers
Rent a Santa Cruz Yachts sloop in San Francisco, CA near me
$1,450+
2 - 8 hours
Captained
18 passengers
NO REVIEWS

Yukon Jack Charters for $450/hr including Captain & Crew for up to 9 guests. Add $50/hr for up to 18. We have a three hour minimum. We've just finished a complete restoration of Yukon Jack's exterior. New paint, gelcoat , hardware...all of it...2000 hours! Her interior remodel was done a year ago and now she looks like a brand new Santa Cruz 50. Come take a look!

Named after the famous author, Jack London, Yukon Jack embodies his sense of adventure and travel. She won the San Francisco to Tahiti race in 1995, an accomplishment that would surely please Mr. London. Yukon Jack is the perfect site for entertaining customers (a captive audience indeed) a great idea for your next corporate meeting or employee team builder, maybe a birthday or celebration for the "old salt" in the family, or perhaps an intimate anniversary or wedding with the Captain performing the ceremony.

Handmade by the famous boatbuilder Bill Lee, this Santa Cruz 50 class yacht was built to sail and sail she does! Yukon Jack can offer any type of sailing cruise. Enjoy a relaxing trip around San Francisco Bay, viewing all the sights, or adventure out under the Golden Gate into the deep blue Pacific for an exhilarating sail. Yukon Jack's spacious hand-rubbed teak interior offers a full galley complete with microwave, a wonderful sound system, full navigation station including radar, a unique dining area -with a view- seating up to ten guests.

Max 18 Passenger... Plus $100 cleanup fee and $75/crew tip (x2 crew). We will send you a contract after you book. You can bring your own food (self contained, no buffets) and soft drinks. You can't bring any alcohol aboard as it violates our insurance. We have beer & wine for sale onboard at $8/beverage...cash only.


If you have 6 or less, checkout the Beneteau 37 (ultra luxury) or the J/105 (ultra fast) on this site!

San Francisco, CA

NO REVIEWS

San Francisco, CA

Experience a real offshore racing boat

4 hours
Captained
4 passengers
Rent a Beneteau USA sloop in San Francisco, CA near me
$500+
4 hours
Captained
4 passengers
NO REVIEWS

The Figaro 2 was the one-design boat on the elite program of short-handed offshore racing circuit in France from 2002 until 2018. Winners of the Vendée Globe the non-stop solo race around the world without assistance have raced them in the Solitaire.
Experience the power of this offshore racing machine on San Francisco Bay. Note that as an active race boat, it is quite bare and there is no toilet on board. Not to worry, we can easily stop at a dock if need be.
Pickups are available in both San Francisco and Oakland

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (1)

San Francisco, CA

Lady Fish - Shamrock 29 Twin Diesel

4 - 8 hours
Captain optional
8 passengers
Rent a Rampage By Cruisers Yacht offshore sport fishing in San Francisco, CA near me
$800+
4 - 8 hours
Captain optional
8 passengers
5.0 (1)

Lady Fish is a Shamrock 29 Walk Around (now sold as a Rampage 30). She is in great condition and perfect for fishing or a family outing on the Bay. It is suitable for use fishing on the ocean, or an overnight at Angel island.

Has full electronics including radar, auto pilot, chart plotters, fish finders and has AIS class B that tracks your movements and makes you visible to other vessels.

Has a marine head, shower, a refrigerator all down below in the cabin that can sleep 4.

For fisherman it includes downriggers, rod holders, fish box, and bait well. Details need to be worked out ahead of time for those needing to use downriggers.

A California boating license/card is required to rent. However if you can show evidence of other training or certification from other states that may suffice.

You will need to demonstrate offshore/ocean knowledge in order to take the boat past the Golden Gate.

If a captain is required then only 6 passengers are allowed.

If children will be on board they must have an appropriate sized life vest. This needs to be confirmed prior to arrival. I have a few child sized life vests, but not to cover every size or quantity.

Fuel charge is based on approximate $5/gallon which is the rate on the water stations. Charge is $125 per 1/8 tank with a minimum charge if $125. A typical 4 hour rental would consume a quarter tank, so $250, but may be as much as 3/8 or as low as 1/8. Boat holds 200 gallons total.

If the head is used you will need to leave time (maybe 10 mins) to pump it out at the marina on your return. There is a $40 charge for not doing this.

The boat is a twin engine inboard. If you only have experience with a small outboard boat, then this may not be for you.

San Francisco, CA

NO REVIEWS

San Francisco, CA

Rent 22ft "Alpha" Zodiac Hurricane Inflatable Boat

4 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
Rent a Zodiac of North America rigid inflatable in San Francisco, CA near me
$700+
4 - 8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
NO REVIEWS

Enjoy San Francisco Bay by boat! Rent the 21ft "Alpha" Zodiac Inflatable Boat with Captain for up to 6 people. Rates as low as $175 per hour (2 hours minimum).

Rates:

• Hourly: $175.00 per hour (2 hours minimum)

Rates quoted are subject to fuel surcharge.

What To Expect Onboard:

Alpha is a 22 foot Zodiac Inflatable boat with twin 115 Mercury 4 strokes outboards. This boat was built for the Coast Guard in 1992 for Search and Rescue Missions. Alpha is fast and very stable in rough water. It is a six passenger vessel that is trailerable and can be taken to your location. Alpha has Radar, GPS and a Chartplotter to help find locations and operate in any weather.

• Water Event Safety and Rescue
• Crew Boat
• Sightseeing and Eco Tours
• Swimmer Escort and Rescue
• Water Taxi
• Camera Boat
• Oil spill Response and Recovery
• Alpha is available for Scuba Diving Charters on the North Coast from Monterey to Mendocino.

San Francisco, CA

NO REVIEWS

San Francisco, CA

Bravo is a 43 delta charter boat

8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
Rent a Delta (IN) commercial in San Francisco, CA near me
$3,425+
8 hours
Captained
6 passengers
NO REVIEWS

Bravo is a 45 foot Delta charter boat fast and stable and can carry up to 46 passengers and the captain and one crew.
Bravo has a large house to keep passengers warm and dry even when weather is rough or rainy outside.
Their is a awesome stereo system for party with usb and bluetooth connection.
Bathroom and galley with fridge.
Bring your own food, booze friends or co workers and have a party on the beautiful San Francisco Bay!


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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.

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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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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?

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San Francisco’s Most Popular Experiences

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.

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Glide by the Golden Gate Bridge

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.

Loop Around Alcatraz

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.

Take in some Nature

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.

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    Jody and his crew were amazing. We celebrated our daughter’s 21st birthday on the Wylie Charter, and had great. Crew...

    rampy

    Jul 2021

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    JS

    Jul 2021

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    Jul 2021

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    Korey

    Jun 2021
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    Marc was great! The boat was as expected. We had a great time on the boat! Would definitely book again. Marc was very...

    Kaitlin

    Jun 2021
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    I love the boat and the experience. Georg is a great person and he even explain us interesting history about San...

    Elena

    May 2021

  • What an amazing day on the water! Cap'n Jon (pronounced 'yawn') treated me and my son to a thrilling day on the...

    James

    May 2021

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    Eddy

    May 2021
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    Great day.
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    May 2021

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