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Browse Boat Rentals in Charleston, SC.

5.0(Average of 762 reviews in this area)
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Private Cruises in the Low Country onboard 6 People Hurricane Deck Boat
Powerboats in Mount Pleasant · 6 guests

Private Cruises in the Low Country onboard 6 People Hurricane Deck Boat

5.0
Superowner
$140hour
It's warming up--and dates are filling up! Book our luxury pontoon boat for Bachelorette Parties, Dolphin Sightings, Sunset Cruises!
Powerboats in Charleston · 12 guests

It's warming up--and dates are filling up! Book our luxury pontoon boat for Bachelorette Parties, Dolphin Sightings, Sunset Cruises!

5.0
Superowner
$250hour
41-ft. The Hottest New Luxury Sport Yacht for Charter in Charleston, featuring Fusion Sound System, Gyro-Stabilizing and Quite-Ride Technology
Events in Charleston · 6 guests

41-ft. The Hottest New Luxury Sport Yacht for Charter in Charleston, featuring Fusion Sound System, Gyro-Stabilizing and Quite-Ride Technology

5.0
Superowner
$425hour
Charleston Harbor Resort Book Rivolta 40ft Motor Yacht for 6 passengers
Events in Mount Pleasant · 6 guests

Charleston Harbor Resort Book Rivolta 40ft Motor Yacht for 6 passengers

5.0
Superowner
$295hour
Smooth Charleston Harbor Sailing on Luxury Catamaran
Sailing in Mount Pleasant · 6 guests

Smooth Charleston Harbor Sailing on Luxury Catamaran

5.0
Superowner
$250hour
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Private Cruise aboard a Center Console with Professional Captain! Fuel Included!
Powerboats in Charleston · 6 guests

Private Cruise aboard a Center Console with Professional Captain! Fuel Included!

5.0
Superowner
$140hour
Enjoy your own PRIVATE island hopping, booze cruise, dolphin watching, a sunset or twilight cruise with us! Weekday 4 hour special!
Powerboats in Johns Island · 6 guests

Enjoy your own PRIVATE island hopping, booze cruise, dolphin watching, a sunset or twilight cruise with us! Weekday 4 hour special!

5.0
$140hour
Sailing Catana 431 Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach, South Carolina
Sailing in Folly Beach · 6 guests

Sailing Catana 431 Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach, South Carolina

5.0
$250hour
Smooth Sailing in the Charleston Harbor on a Luxury Monohull
Sailing in Charleston · 6 guests

Smooth Sailing in the Charleston Harbor on a Luxury Monohull

5.0
$220hour
32ft Sea Ray Sundancer Motor Yacht Charter for 6 People in Charleston,SC
Events in Charleston · 6 guests

32ft Sea Ray Sundancer Motor Yacht Charter for 6 People in Charleston,SC

5.0
$350hour
The Ultimate Bachelorette Boating Experience
Powerboats in Charleston · 15 guests

The Ultimate Bachelorette Boating Experience

5.0
$250hour
2021 Sea Fox 26ft Offshore Fishing and Cruising Trips in Charleston, South Carolina
Powerboats in Charleston · 6 guests

2021 Sea Fox 26ft Offshore Fishing and Cruising Trips in Charleston, South Carolina

5.0
$120hour
24ft Carolina Skiff Center Console Charter in Folly Beach, South Carolina
Powerboats in Folly Beach · 12 guests

24ft Carolina Skiff Center Console Charter in Folly Beach, South Carolina

5.0
$300hour
30' Adventure Craft in Folly Beach, South Carolina
Powerboats in Folly Beach · 6 guests

30' Adventure Craft in Folly Beach, South Carolina

4.9
$225day
2-Hour *Private* BYOB boat cruise  - 28' Carolina Skiff
Powerboats in Charleston · 15 guests

2-Hour *Private* BYOB boat cruise - 28' Carolina Skiff

5.0
$300hour
80' Burger Luxury Megayacht Charter in Charleston
Events in Charleston · 12 guests

80' Burger Luxury Megayacht Charter in Charleston

4.9
$800hour
*Private* Charleston Sunset Boat Tour for up to 15 guests!
Powerboats in Charleston · 15 guests

*Private* Charleston Sunset Boat Tour for up to 15 guests!

5.0
$300hour
#1 Party Boat 35' Catamaran in Charleston 24 people to the beach
Events in Charleston · 20 guests

#1 Party Boat 35' Catamaran in Charleston 24 people to the beach

4.9
Best of 2022
$450hour
3-Hour *Private* Boat Ride to Waterfront Bars BYOB
Powerboats in Charleston · 15 guests

3-Hour *Private* Boat Ride to Waterfront Bars BYOB

5.0
$250hour
27' Tidewater Center Console on Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC
Powerboats in Mount Pleasant · 6 guests

27' Tidewater Center Console on Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC

5.0
$150hour
Charleston's #1 Bachelorette/ Bachelor Party Boat,  Private Party Catamaran in Downtown Charleston Private harbor Cruise in Style
Events in Charleston · 40 guests

Charleston's #1 Bachelorette/ Bachelor Party Boat, Private Party Catamaran in Downtown Charleston Private harbor Cruise in Style

5.0
Best of 2022
$550hour
The sandbar explorer, lets go find our own private island!
Powerboats in Folly Beach · 6 guests

The sandbar explorer, lets go find our own private island!

5.0
$200hour
22' Mako Center Console for Fishing and Day Trips in Folly Beach
Powerboats in Folly Beach · 6 guests

22' Mako Center Console for Fishing and Day Trips in Folly Beach

5.0
$395day
2 Hour *Private* Charleston Boat Cruise
Powerboats in Charleston · 15 guests

2 Hour *Private* Charleston Boat Cruise

5.0
$300hour

Charleston Boat Rental FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Charleston?

Boat rentals in Charleston vary in price but on average cost $200/hour for a mid-size pontoon or powerboat rental. You can find large party boats for over $500/hour, or budget fishing boats for as cheap as $100/hour.

Where can I boat in Charleston SC?

Charleston, South Carolina offers some great boating hot spots like Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, or Morris Island, famous for its idyllic lighthouse. Explore the Lowcountry on amazing boat tours and charters; Charleston is a great starting point for seeing a lot of amazing sights around coastal South Carolina.

Charleston Reviews

  1. FM
    Frieda
    Private Cruise aboard a Center Console with Professional Captain! Fuel Included!

    Awesome day on the boat!! It was so clean and the seven of us had more than enough room. We will definitely be booking again!

  2. Kyle
    Kyle
    It's warming up--and dates are filling up! Book our luxury pontoon boat for Bachelorette Parties, Dolphin Sightings, Sunset Cruises!

    Great boat and Captain! Our Bachelor Party had an amazing time! Highly recommend!

  3. JP
    Julia Paige
    Private Cruises in the Low Country onboard 6 People Hurricane Deck Boat

    Captain Barney and Captain Rachel were amazing captains and tour guides! We learned all about Charleston's history from the water. We saw dolphins- many times!! And went to some beautiful sites. The sunset was amazing and the waters were beautiful. Choose captain Barney and Captain Rachel- highly highly recommend!! Cannot wait for our next adventure with them (:

  4. NM
    Nancy
    Private Cruises in the Low Country onboard 6 People Hurricane Deck Boat

    Five stars! At the last minute I couldn’t go on the trip due to an accident. Captain Barney was so kind and even offered to take me at a later date. My family who did make the trip had such a wonderful time, and Captain Barney kept me in the loop by sending me lots of pictures and updates of their trip. He even spent some extra time with them since it was a first time on the water for one. I could not ask for a better experience for my family- and even me although I was stranded at home. Thanks so much!

  5. Natasha
    Natasha
    Private Cruises in the Low Country onboard 6 People Hurricane Deck Boat

    Captain Barney was amazing. I came from California with three of my girlfriends and I can’t express how comfortable and welcoming he made us feel. We wanted site seeing, swimming and just fun on a boat in general and he provided all of the above. The history lessons, the sandbars we went swimming at and also the spots to see dolphins (there were dolphins almost everywhere). If you’re looking for a boat in Charleston, stop right now, this is no question

  6. LL
    Lauren
    Private Cruises in the Low Country onboard 6 People Hurricane Deck Boat

    My husband and I had the best time on a sunset cruise around the harbor with Captain Barney. He was very helpful in communicating before hand, thought of every detail for things needed on board, took lots of pictures for us and was a blast to hang out with. We will book again!

Boating Guide - Charleston

What to know about renting a boat in Charleston, SC

Renting a boat to cruise on the rivers in Charleston is an unforgettable way to experience the city. Rent a speedboat and explore at a fast pace, feeling the wind whip through your hair as you see the sights from a new perspective. Traveling with a big family or group? Rent a houseboat or overnight yacht while in Charleston with a large party, so you’ll have sufficient space to spread out and enjoy your boating day with comfort.

To explore Charleston at a laidback pace on the water, make sure you book a sailing charter during your stay. Soak up the sun and enjoy the breeze as a skipper steers the boat in the beautiful waters of the Atlantic.

Fishing charters are a favorite activity to book for tourists in Charleston. Fishing is deeply ingrained in the culture and history of this seaport, and local anglers are happy to take you out for a day of reeling in great catches. Try spearfishing or deep sea fishing on a charter from Charleston. It’s sure to be a day of your vacation that you’ll never forget!

In the summertime, the city comes alive with visitors taking over the beaches, and there’s no shortage of water sports to try. Book a kiteboarding lesson to try this exciting sport, learning from the pros on the beach. It's so fun to watch kiteboarders, and getting to learn how to do it yourself is incredible.

For travelers who love organized tours, there are eco and historical boat tours of Charleston. Enjoy learning and exploring from the comfort of a boat cruise. Book a group or private tour to learn more about the rich history and culture of this American city.

A unique thing for both visitors and locals to try in Charleston is a scuba diving trip or lessons. Earn your certification or enjoy time spent underwater, exploring cool dive sites.

If you prefer to get some exercise during your travels, check out your options for paddle sports in Charleston. One popular water activity is stand-up paddleboarding. It's a wonderful upper body workout and it enables you to cruise along the coastline at your own pace. No matter your travel fitness preferences, you’ll find the perfect way to get out on the water and get a workout during your stay in Charleston.

Are you planning a bachelorette party for the bride-to-be in Charleston? Check out our Charleston Bachelorette Party Guide to see why a bachelorette boat party is a must-do!

Looking for more information about Charleston? Check out this Charleston Travel Guide!

Boating Events in Charleston

One major boating event in Charleston is the annual Charleston Boat Show. This 3-day event showcases hundreds of beautiful boats and marine recreational vendors. Be sure to stop by if you’re a boating enthusiast in the city for this weekend.

The Sperry Charleston Race Week is an event not to be missed if you’re in Charleston in April. This exciting sailing event hosts teams from all over Charleston and other parts of the country. There are lots of great events going on during the regattas, and it’s an awesome competition to watch from shore. The races start from Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina.

Other Things To Do

While on land in Charleston, there’s no shortage of activities to do, things to see, and meals to eat. If you want to see more of the city, try a classic carriage tour or walking tour to learn more. You’ll see the idyllic Market Street, and pass by the Charleston Museum Mile.

Need a beach day? Head to Folly Beach or Sullivan’s Island for a relaxing day of soaking up the sun and laying in the sand. If you want more time in nature, try hiking around John’s Island, where you can see the magnificent Angel Oak tree.

Marinas in Charleston

There are many marinas located throughout the city in Charleston. Some of the top marinas include the Charleston City Marina, The Harborage at Ashley Marina and Bristol Marina. These marinas are good spots to go if you need boating advice, or want to take a walk and admire some stunning vessels. The marinas of Charleston are located conveniently close to downtown, and there are nearby restaurants and points of interest at all of them.

Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat

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About Charleston

A stunning port city in South Carolina, Charleston is teeming with charm and history to draw in visitors interested in getting a taste of southern cooking and lifestyle. Two rivers divide the city, the Ashley and the Cooper, which lead out into the Atlantic Ocean. The skyline of Charleston has no tall buildings, it is all classical architecture dating back from the Civil War and earlier. The exploding food scene in this city has put it on the map, and the hospitality has made many travelers fall in love with Charleston.

The best time of year to visit Charleston is during the shoulder seasons of summer when you can avoid some of the humidity and heavy rains that come June through August. Winters are mild, although it will be too cold to enjoy a beach day. April and May or September and October are the best months to take time to visit Charleston.

To get to Charleston, the easiest way is by flight to the Charleston International Airport, from where you can rent a car to get to the city center or take a taxi to get to your accommodation. The city is well connected to major highways if you’re arriving by car, and there is an Amtrak train station as well as a Greyhound bus terminal in Charleston.

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