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Rent a Other cruiser in San Diego, CA near me
$457+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (4 bookings)

44' Express Cruiser Motor Yacht

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Hartog other in Richmond, CA near me
Icon $212+ /hour

Richmond, CA

5.0 (7 bookings)

Cruise San Francisco Bay on a 60’ wood Schooner!

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Tollycraft Boats motor yacht in South Lake Tahoe, CA near me
$313+ /hour

South Lake Tahoe, CA

5.0 (3 bookings)

40ft Tollycraft

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Jeanneau Sailboats cruiser in Marina del Rey, CA near me
$190+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

Ocean Therapy Aboard a Beautiful Jeanneau 58

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray motor yacht in San Diego, CA near me
$488+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (111 bookings)

Miss Jen II, 50 ft Sport Cruiser with Captain

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Morgan by Catalina ketch in Sausalito, CA near me
$600+ /hour

Sausalito, CA

5.0 (65 bookings)

Beautiful, fast & comfortable ketch sailing yacht

2 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 30 passengers
Rent a Other cruiser racer in San Francisco, CA near me
$588+ /hour

San Francisco, CA

5.0 (63 bookings)

Your event on our 65ft Yacht with Captain & Crew!

3 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 28 passengers
Rent a Pursuit cruiser in San Diego, CA near me
$300+ /hour

San Diego, CA

Party Cruiser in the Bay for Up To 12 People!

3 - 4 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Azimut cruiser in Marina del Rey, CA near me
$833+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

5.0 (21 bookings)

64 feet luxury yacht for charter in Marina del Rey

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Carver Yachts motor yacht in Marina del Rey, CA near me
Icon $273+ /hour

Marina del Rey, CA

4.9 (41 bookings)

Spacious 40ft Luxury Power Yacht in Marina del Rey

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Coastal Yachts cruiser in San Diego, CA near me
$725+ /hour

San Diego, CA

5.0 (48 bookings)

50' Bella Luna Yacht Party on the Bay

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 40 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in San Francisco, CA near me
$167+ /hour

San Francisco, CA

Come Cruise the San Francisco Bay on a 40ft Yacht!

2 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 6 passengers

How to rent a yacht in California?

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!


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.

Top yacht rentals reviews in California

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  • 5/5 stars

    Katie

    Aug 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Sailing with Jim was a great!
    Latitude is such a gem making for a smooth time on the water. We trusted Jim for where...

    Heather

    Aug 2022

  • Loved our experience! Great boat and great crew. Highly recommend.

    Shayna

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Amazing! Had an incredible time and Capt. Paul was the best. Would recommend to anyone and definitely planning to use...

    Kelsey

    Jul 2022

  • The crew was very friendly and accommodating ! I highly recommend them ! My friends and I had An amazing time

    Sneha

    Jul 2022

  • My friends and I had a great time on Jody’s boat! The crew was great and Jody and the team were very responsive when...

    Julianne

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Our family of 4 had a great time on Colin and Sarah’s beautiful 40 ft yacht!

    sue

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Captain Paul was a fantastic host and guide. The boat was also perfect for our needs. A fabulous experience overall!

    Chi-Chi

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Scotty, Rob, and their boat were amazing! We had a last minute cancellation and couldn’t be more thankful we ended up...

    Mikaela

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Amazing experience! We rented the boat for 3 hours and wanted more time! Captain Tony was great! Highly recommended.

    Vicky

    Jul 2022

  • Great crew and a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday! Thank you

    Farheen

    Jul 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Amazing ride ! Chef was amazing, Crew was amazing DEF 5 stars. I would ride with them again

    Briona

    Jul 2022

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