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Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$1,100+

Washington, DC

4.9 (79)

39' Cruiser with Captain

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Bayliner bow rider in Washington, DC near me
$200+

Washington, DC

5.0 (2)

20ft Bayliner perfect for a day on the Potomac!!

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Meridian Yachts motor yacht in Washington, DC near me
$1,840+

Washington, DC

5.0 (23)

Beautiful Meridian 391 for the whole family

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a SEA RAY BOATS bow rider in Washington, DC near me
$1,398+

Washington, DC

5.0 (20)

Searay 33 Huge Day Boat 10pl COMFORTABLY

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Bentley Pontoon cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$948+

Washington, DC

4.7 (21)

Bentley Pontoon DC / Jet Skis(extra cost)

3 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$1,200+

Washington, DC

5.0 (24)

Relax...it's all about you on your private cruise

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$880+

Washington, DC

5.0 (33)

Don’t dream it. Live it!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Cruisers Yachts motor yacht in Washington, DC near me
$1,750+

Washington, DC

5.0 (22)

Private DC Cruise!

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Bayliner bow rider in Arlington, VA near me
Icon $320+

Arlington, VA

5.0 (18)

Fun Bayliner 180 OB BowRider

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Bayliner cruiser in Arlington, VA near me
$525+

Arlington, VA

0.0 (0)

Private & Fun Day or Evening Cruise on the Potomac

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Marquis Yachts cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$2,299+

Washington, DC

5.0 (22)

Luxury Private Yacht at National Harbor MGM

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a BAYLINER bow rider in Arlington, VA near me
Icon $320+

Arlington, VA

4.8 (10)

Quality Time & Fun Bayliner 180 BowRider

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers

How to rent a boat in Washington?

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!


Washington’s Most Popular Experiences

Here are some of the best things to do on your Washington boat rental.

Old Town Alexandria
Ocean cruises can highlight the warmer months, usually from May till the end of September. Sail your boat to Old Town Alexandria, Founders Park, Jones Point Lighthouse, and more. Dock your boat rental for a few hours and try out some seafood options near the shore.

Mt. Vernon
Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon on your Washington DC boat rental. You can easily set off on your Mount Vernon journey from The Wharf or quite a few other locations around town.

Fireworks
When it comes to the Fourth of July, it is a great idea to celebrate with your friends and family on your Washington DC boat rental. There are plenty of places to host these types of celebrations on the water and get some incredible views of the fireworks.

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Washington, DC’s Best Bodies of Water

Rock Creek

Sail your Washington DC boat rental to Rock Creek, a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay. Rock Creek is more than 30 miles long, and it flows through the picturesque Rock Creek Regional Park and many parts of Maryland.

Potomac River

The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Most of the Potomac is in Maryland, with some parts in DC and other parts on Virginia’s border. Both Maryland and Virginia claim the river as their own, but that hardly matters when sailing your Washington DC boat rental through it.

Anacostia River

The Anacostia River is almost ten miles long, so you can do a lot of sailing here. The river flows from Maryland into Washington DC, and it finally empties into the Potomac River. The Anacostia River has been called the “Eastern Branch of the Potomac River” by countless Washington DC locals.

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Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat in DC?

The cost to rent a boat in DC starts at $85 per hour, depending on the amount of time that you would like to use the boat.

How much to rent a yacht for a day in DC?

The cost to rent a small yacht in Washington DC starts at $1400 for a on the water, depending on the size and length of the vessel

Do you need a boating license to rent a boat in DC?

All DC boat operators must complete a boating safety course and carry a boater education card.

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 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 in Washington DC?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Can you rent a yacht in DC 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 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 start at $85 per hour.

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 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.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Maryland?

The cost to rent a boat in DC starts at $89 per hour, depending on the amount of time that you would like to use the boat.

Can You boat on the Potomac River?

Boating on the Upper Potomac River can be a rewarding experience for anyone who is willing to take the time to learn more about safe river recreation. Many areas of the river, though, should only be attempted by experienced boaters.


Top boat rental reviews in Washington, DC

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  • Had a wonderful time celebrating my 40th birthday with family. Awesome crew. Time goes fast when having fun on the...

    mary

    Aug 2021

  • Even after a storm caused slight damage to their boat, Keula and the team were such great communicators and so...

    Natalie

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Jonathan made our day perfect and our overall Boatsetter experience perfect. He was very friendly and helpful,...

    Emily

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Jonathan made this trip extremely easy and enjoyable. Laid back guy, responded immediately to my many questions. His...

    Helene

    Jul 2021

  • The boat trip was fantastic! Perfect size and great space for the size of people we had onboard. Capt. Jim was great...

    Kenya

    Jul 2021

  • My family had a wonderful experience. Captain Marty and 1st mate Carmen were great hosts. It’s definitely a repeat...

    Mario

    Jul 2021

  • Great service! Great Staff! Great Experience!!! Booked for a 3 hour cruise for a bachelorette party and Keula warned...

    Creavery

    Jul 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    What an amazing experience! We had a wonderful time chartering Warren's boat for my 30th birthday celebration....

    Melanie

    Jul 2021

  • We had a great family reunion aboard A Blast. I was very impressed with the ease of the booking process, the boat...

    Elisabeth

    Jul 2021

  • Terrific boat, and Orlando was very friendly and helpful, with clear instructions about the boat and advice about...

    Blanc

    Jul 2021

  • Outstanding experience. Thanks.

    Obinna

    Jul 2021

  • We had a great time!

    Jake

    Jul 2021

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