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Top California Fishing Charters

Rent a Sun Tracker by Tracker Marine pontoon in South Lake Tahoe, CA near me
Icon $169+ /hour

South Lake Tahoe, CA

5.0 (8)

21' SunTracker Pontoon up to 12 (20% off weekdays)

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Other cruiser in Marin County, CA near me
$125+ /hour

Marin County, CA

5.0 (2)

Speedy + Comfortable Yacht w/warm cabin+ amenities

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER pontoon in Lake Havasu City, AZ near me
Icon $156+ /hour

Lake Havasu City, AZ

5.0 (1)

Az Aqua Holics 2

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a Riviera Yachts convertible in Long Beach, CA near me
$241+ /hour

Long Beach, CA

0.0 (0)

Riviera flybridge fishing/cruising/sight seeing

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Delta Boats (CA) trawler in San Francisco, CA near me
$350+ /hour

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (2)

Rent the 38' "Hyperfish" Delta Fishing Boat

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a JEANNEAU offshore sport fishing in Long Beach, CA near me
Icon $194+ /hour

Long Beach, CA

5.0 (8)

Weekday DISCOUNT- Captained Cruises

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Rampage By Cruisers Yacht offshore sport fishing in San Francisco, CA near me
$216+ /hour

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (1)

Lady Fish - Shamrock 29 Twin Diesel

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Riviera Yachts cruiser in Newport Beach, CA near me
$286+ /hour

Newport Beach, CA

5.0 (6)

43' Riviera Sportfishing Yacht

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a sea  walkaround in San Diego, CA near me
Icon $269+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (2)

Beautiful 26 ft. 2016 Sea Fox Walk-around.

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Sea Fox center console in Marina del Rey, CA near me
$219+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

5.0 (5)

Speedy and Spacious Center Console Cruiser

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Cabo Yachts cruiser in Sausalito, CA near me
$148+ /hour

Sausalito, CA

5.0 (1)

enjoy your day aboard a great boat!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Other rigid inflatable in San Francisco, CA near me
Icon $188+ /hour

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (1)

Protector 28 RIB RHIB

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

Booking a charter is easy as

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Find the perfect boat

Enter your desired location and date to explore our fleet of boats, including full-service charters or bareboat rentals.

2

Select a trip

Choose from the standard durations offered, or share a custom request. The boat owner can create a custom trip offer for you once you’ve initiated a request.

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Book with ease

Confirm reservation details and pay online.

4

Fish on!

Enjoy your day on the water with friends and family! Keep those lines tight!


Why Boatsetter?

As the global leader in boating experiences, Boatsetter offers an easy, safe and accessible way to experience on-the-water adventures including fishing charters. With boats in 600+ locations and the largest network of USCG licensed captains, finding a charter is simple.

Why Boatsetter?

Get out on the water worry-free, knowing our captains are verified

Choosing the right boating 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 by creating the largest network of USCG licensed captains and making sure every boat is insured. Charters that list on our platform either have verified insurance coverage or are covered with insurance from our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. No matter what boat you choose, you can boat confidently by booking on Boatsetter.

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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.

Top Fishing Charters reviews in California

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  • Danny was an incredible host & safe captain. I’d proposed earlier and wanted to end the evening with watching the...

    Alexandra

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great boat, awesome host. Easy communication. Would rent again and recommend to anyone!

    Dmitriy

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    There was a little miscommunication between us about where and when to arrive, so we got out onto the water a little...

    Matthew

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great time. Nick was great and informative. Would highly recommend! Thank you again!

    Pat

    Oct 2021

  • Super cool boat and handled our party of 6 (4 Adults / 2 Kids) easily. Clean and comfortable.

    Nolan

    Oct 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had an awesome time. Everything was exactly as described. Josh and his wife were very helpful and explained...

    Christian

    Sep 2021

  • Boat was very nice and comfortable, I totally recommend this boat !

    Mariela

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Josh was great towork with and very accommodating. Would highly recommend him and his vessel

    Hilary

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Very nice time on the water. Boat was as advertised. Owner was responisve, accomodating, and helpful.

    DAVID

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Alex is awesome and we had a great time on the boat! Can't wait to do it again!

    Danny

    Sep 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Alex was very helpful and kind! He helped us by directing us in the right direction, from renting life vests,...

    Reina

    Aug 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    It was a pleasure booking with Nick! He was very accommodating and responsive, and the boat was the perfect size for...

    Wes

    Aug 2021

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