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South Pasadena, FL

5.0 (8)

70ft Ultra Luxury Yacht

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0 (7)

Comfortable catamaran great for cruising

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (14)

24' HURRICANE DECK BOAT 200HP - SD237 MODEL (ST.P)

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

Bay Pines, FL

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St. Pete Private Fishing Charter & More

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

St. Petersburg, FL

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21’ Duffy Electric Boat

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

Gulfport, FL

4.9 (19)

Perfect Pandemic Party on the Rubber Duck!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers

St. Petersburg, FL

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Fishing Adventures on a Beautiful 24' Everglades

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

St. Pete Beach, FL

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Maverick Fishing Charters - 40' Dorado in St. Pete

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Saint Petersburg, FL

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Tampa Bay Guided Fishing Trip with Captain Chet

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (1)

Flats fishing skiff or sandbar hopping

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 2 passengers

St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (1)

Forget your worries on “Island Time

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

St. Pete Beach, FL

4.8 (9)

Double decker pontoon boat rental

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
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Find the perfect boat

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Select a captain

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Set sail

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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.


St. Petersburg’s Most Popular Experiences

There’s a fair bit to see when you’re walking around St Petersburg, but the real action is on the water.

Enjoy the Beach Life
The beaches in St Petersburg are truly world-class. Dock up your St Petersburg boat rental at some of the various superb beaches, such as Bahia Beach where you can take some time to lie back and soak up the Floridian rays.

Get your Fishing Gear Together
When it comes to fishing just outside big urban areas, it’s normally not the best spot. In the water around St Petersburg however, there is a great range of marine reserve areas that are quiet and have an abundance of fish.

Have your Camera at the Ready
There are loads of great wildlife to take note of and photograph in the nature preserves that are dotted around here. Seabirds, eagles, and various fauna that roam by the waterside.

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St. Petersburg’s Best Bodies of Water

Sail to Shell Key

Shell Key is a tiny archipelago on the entrance into Tampa Bay. It offers some solitude from the city and busier waters. This nature reserve is a hotspot for nesting birds for you to photograph from a distance, and it is also excellent for fishing.

Take a Tour of Terra Ceia

On the opposite side of the water from St Petersburg lies Terra Ceia Preserve State Park. This is a 2,000-acre site of wetlands and mangrove forests. It’s a truly enchanting place for you to take your St Petersburg boat rental as you gently glide through the marshy waters.

Whistle through Weedon Island

At the north end on St Petersburg is Weedon Island, formed of an amphibious and elevated ecosystem. When you take your St Petersburg boat rental here you can examine the relatively unique botany and fauna at a close range.

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Top boat rental reviews in St. Petersburg, FL

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  • 5/5 stars

    Josh is an excellent host. He patiently explained all the controls of the boats and the routes we can explore. He...

    Nabanita

    Jan 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Josh was a fantastic host! Great responsiveness and overall communication. He did a great job explaining the best...

    R

    Dec 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Everything was great. Boat was nice, Josh was very responsive and helpful. I can recommend him and the boat.

    Tino

    Nov 2020

  • THE BEST NIGHT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! We chartered this beautiful yacht for a Mom's Night Out- and honestly, it was...

    Lauren

    Nov 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Second time renting from these guys. A really great day on the water. Very friendly and helpful. Boat was perfect for...

    Josh

    Oct 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Great host. Very accommodating and easy to deal with. Will rent again.

    Roman

    Oct 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Day out with the family was incredible. Fishing, shelling, hanging out on the island, and just crusing around. We had...

    Jason

    Sep 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Great boat and overview beforehand. Got us to where we wanted to go with no issues.

    Hiren

    Sep 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Very friendly and helpful

    Anthony

    Sep 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Great boat and great experience.

    Ron

    Sep 2020

  • Colleen has been very helpful and available preparing and during our booking, she made every step very easy.
    The...

    denis

    Aug 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Boat was ready well before we got there and we were given great advice on places to explore and how to navigate...

    Edmund

    Aug 2020

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