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Rent a BAYLINER bow rider in Arlington, VA near me
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Arlington, VA

4.7 (85 bookings)

Quality Time & Fun Bayliner 180 BowRider (BLK)

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Bayliner 180 bow rider in Arlington, VA near me
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Arlington, VA

5.0 (91 bookings)

Relaxing, Comfortable and Fun Bayliner 180 (BLU)

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats bow rider in Arlington, VA near me
Icon $300+ /hour

Arlington, VA

5.0 (7 bookings)

Wonderful Day Time Fun - Chaparral Bowrider 26 FT

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Sealver  jet boat in Washington, DC near me
$130+ /hour

Washington, DC

BRAND NEW JETSKI BOAT

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers
Rent a BAYLINER deck boat in Washington, DC near me
Icon $144+ /hour

Washington, DC

5.0 (22 bookings)

Beautiful Deck Boat in Washington, DC!

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$328+ /hour

Washington, DC

5.0 (104 bookings)

Don't Dream It...Live It! 37' Sea Ray Sundancer

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Maxum cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$140+ /hour

Washington, DC

DELIGHTFUL Experience on the Potomac River

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 5 passengers
Rent a Rinker Boats cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$171+ /hour

Washington, DC

Why Knot

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$303+ /hour

Washington, DC

5.0 (12 bookings)

Relax Enjoy & Celebrate on our Beautiful Cruiser

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Bruno & Stillman cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$475+ /hour

Washington, DC

5.0 (48 bookings)

Cruise on Classic Down East Yacht - IMPRESSIVE!

4 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Washington, DC near me
$549+ /hour

Washington, DC

4.5 (3 bookings)

50' Sea Ray Luxury sport Yacht

3 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a Meridian Yachts motor yacht in Washington, DC near me
Icon $328+ /hour

Washington, DC

4.8 (10 bookings)

Cruise on Potomac in luxury and style on Arabella!

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 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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  • 5/5 stars

    Hamilton

    Aug 2022

  • Sharon

    Aug 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Very clean boat and spacious and a smooth ride overall.

    William

    Aug 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Prefect boat for grandpa and the g-kids
    Easy to get in and out of plus g-kids swimming near the three sisters rock...

    rick

    Aug 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat was as described (lovely) and a Pamela was very responsive.

    Caitlin

    Aug 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    I celebrated my 30th birthday and Captain Marty made it thoroughly enjoyable! The boat was super clean and Carmen...

    Sophia

    Aug 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Tk

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat is beautiful. Plenty of seating for our group of 6. The bathroom is nice and clean, the fridge kept our...

    Eunji

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Fun and very safe driver

    Nicole

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat is super clean. Reliable boat.

    ryo

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Boat was very clean and neat, with good amenities & bathroom

    Mario

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Robert

    Jul 2022

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