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San Francisco, CA

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Great times, great views, great sailing!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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33’ Pearson TENTATIVELY ACCEPTING BOOKINGS 5/1/21

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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65ft Wyliecat Sailing Yacht with Captain & Crew!

3 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 24 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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72 Foot Scow Schooner - Corporate Events/offsites

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 49 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Charter the Loveliest 37 footer on the Bay

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Rent the 38' "Hyperfish" Delta Fishing Boat

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Protector 28 RIB RHIB

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Sail with up to 85 aboard the "Bay Lady"

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Experience a real offshore racing boat

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Rent 27ft "Tango" Fletcher Inflatable Boat

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Bravo is a 43 delta charter boat

8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

San Francisco, CA

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Rent 22ft "Alpha" Zodiac Hurricane Inflatable Boat

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
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Renting a boat is easy as

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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.


San Francisco’s Most Popular Experiences

San Fransisco deserves a fair bit of time to allow you to get to know the city on both water and land. Here are some of its best experiences.

Explore Fisherman's Wharf
This traditional part of the city is where the links to the water are clear. It makes for a good starting point when you visit the city. Take in the sights, smells and the music as you kick off your vacation to San Fransisco, gazing at the boats which you might want to sail on the next day.

Head out for a Sunset Sail
With thousands of miles between you and the next landmass, there is nothing blocking your view as the sun makes its way down the horizon. The sunsets here are famous for a good reason and you’re all set to enjoy it with a San Fransisco boat rental.

Pack your Binoculars for Whale Watching
There is a range of migratory species of whales that pass by the Californian coast at different times of the year. Depending on when you visit San Francisco the magnificent and well-known species such as killer, blue, grey, and humpback whale make their way by the city.

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Glide by the Golden Gate Bridge

The bridge is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks and you can get up nice and close when you are aboard a San Fransisco boat rental. Not only is the bridge spectacular as you sail underneath it but the scenery is also sublime. A trip over here is the cherry on top of any trip to San Fransisco.

Loop Around Alcatraz

Take in this well-known landmark from your San Fransisco boat rental! This island prison held some of the country’s most notorious criminals and was known to be near impossible to escape. When you sail past on your boat rental you’ll understand why.

Take in some Nature

Boating in San Fransisco is not all about the city and its landmarks. You can also escape to the wild too. Take your San Fransisco boat rental to the south of the bay to Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and take in some of the birds and other wildlife that inhabit this reserve.

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Top boat rental reviews in San Francisco, CA

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  • 5/5 stars

    Great day.
    Booked a Mother's Day sail for our family of four.
    Georg was super friendly, easy to deal with,...

    David

    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Such an incredible experience! Jon made sure we were well informed, comfortable and having an amazing time. Could not...

    Katie

    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Marc was fantastic! He made our day feel extremely special. He's a talented captain and a very friendly person. Our...

    Schuyler

    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Wonderful boat, well maintained, made for a great time. Flexible in changing reservation time due to weather...

    Michael

    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    What a great experience! I chartered the Derek M Baylis for my birthday this past weekend and Jody and Marja made the...

    Marija

    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    The most fun and easy/seamless experience ever. Georg could not have been more responsive or supportive as we tried...

    Olivia

    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Georg was great with communication. His boat was also great! Fits 7 people quite cozy.

    Gloria

    Nov 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Great captain, fantastic sailing.
    Highly recommended!

    Emmanuel

    Sep 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    We had such an amazing day with Jon! He was such a great host from beginning to end. Only two people in our group of...

    Samantha

    Mar 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Jon was awesome! He is extremely knowledgeable about sailing and taught us amateur sailors a lot.

    In addition to...

    Siddharth

    Jan 2020
  • 5/5 stars

    Jon was great, he was very nice and was an excellent tour guide. His instructions were very clear and he clearly was...

    Dennis

    Dec 2019
  • 5/5 stars

    The absolutely best way to watch the Blue Angels airshow is on the Bay aboard your privately chartered sail boat...

    Jo

    Oct 2019

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