Find the best Washington, DC Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters Near You

Insurance provided by

Top Washington, DC Boat Rentals and Yacht Charters

Washington, DC

5.0 (53)

Cruise the Potomac in this amazing 24' Deck Boat!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 11 passengers

Washington, DC

4.9 (44)

Stunning 24' Bowrider - best rated boat in DC!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Washington, DC

4.9 (69)

39' Cruiser with Captain

3 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 8 passengers

Washington, DC

5.0 (24)

Relax...it's all about you on your private cruise

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Washington, DC

5.0 (22)

Luxury Private Yacht at National Harbor MGM

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Washington, DC

0.0 (0)

Serenity Calls...

4 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers

Washington, DC

5.0 (6)

Fun Bayliner 180 OB BowRider

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers

Washington, DC

5.0 (22)

Don’t dream it. Live it!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 8 passengers

Washington, DC

5.0 (14)

Searay 33 Huge Day Boat 10pl COMFORTABLY

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers

Washington, DC

5.0 (22)

Fantastic Deckboat for Amazing DC Water Adventures

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers

Washington, DC

4.9 (19)

Bentley Pontoon DC / Jet Skis(extra cost)

3 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers

Washington, DC

4.8 (10)

Etiquette Cruises

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
View All

Renting a boat is easy as

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.

Insurance provided by

Got questions?

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.


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.

Search Boats
Washington, DC Boat Rentals

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.

Explore

Top boat rental reviews in Washington, DC

Verified full
61,738
Customers Reviews
4.92
Avg. Rating

  • Great experience and wonderful boat in great condition. Will rent again!

    joseph

    May 2021

  • We had a great experience and would definitely book again. Keula was very responsive and super helpful!

    Andrew

    May 2021

  • Great boat and wonderful to meet Orlando. Would charter from him again in a heart beat!

    Drew

    May 2021

  • Had absolutely the best time. We booked the boat for my husband's surprise birthday party. Keula was super sweet,...

    Sridevi

    May 2021

  • We had a great experience renting Orlando’s boat. Perfect for a fun day on the water. Orlando was very helpful...

    Joshua

    May 2021

  • Amazing night boating, The BayLiner was well equipped and clean. Orlando was very accommodating and supportive. ...

    Brandon

    Apr 2021

  • My family and I had THEE most amazing experience with Ms. Keula and her crew (Carmine, Antonio and Captain Doug)....

    Quanisha

    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Great time!

    Hamna

    Apr 2021

  • Well equipped and like-new boat perfect for potomac cruise. Orlando was punctual and helpful throughout.

    Nic

    Apr 2021

  • I rented Mark's Sea Ray in September for a small 8 person boat day. It was in excellent condition, clean, and so...

    Angie

    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Omg!! This was the perfect backdrop for my 40th Bday celebration!! My friends and I had the most amazing time. ...

    Kaira

    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    10/10 would recommend! The whole process was seamless. Warren provided great communication answering all of our...

    john

    Apr 2021

Boat rentals in Washington, DC




Why Boatsetter?

Own a boat?

Boatsetter lets you make money renting out your boat. Peace of mind and insurance is included in every rental, and you choose who rents your boat.

List Your Boat

Need assistance?

Get in touch with one of our success experts.