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Choose to drive yourself or select a USCG licensed captain.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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
All DC boat operators must complete a boating safety course and carry a boater education card.
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 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.
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
The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices start at $85 per hour.
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.
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.
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.
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.