The Best Boat Rentals Near Folly Beach, South Carolina

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What to know about renting a boat in Folly Beach, South Carolina

Renting a boat during your visit to Folly Beach is a must. You can explore on a boat rental from Charleston or rent in Folly Beach and cruise around, stopping at spots like Sullivan’s Island or Morris Island. Rent a boat on your own or charter a boat in Folly Beach for the perfect South Carolina boat day.

Sailboat rentals and sailing charters from Folly Beach are a popular choice among visitors and locals alike. Cruise in the gentle breeze around Folly Beach, catching the wind and seeing the coast from the comfort of your own sailboat. Monohull and catamaran sailboats are available to rent or charter from Folly Beach for the perfect sailing day.

If you want to enjoy water sports during your stay in Folly Beach, head over to Charleston to try out a variety of fun and exciting water sports. Try your luck at kiteboarding or take a lesson from the pros in Folly Beach. If you’ve always wanted to experience flyboarding, you can book it with GetMyBoat in this stunning part of South Carolina. Fly out of the water on a jetpack and learn this unique water sport in Folly Beach.

Captained fishing charters are a popular option in Folly Beach. A local fishing guide will load up a boat and take you and your fishing crew to the best spots around Folly Beach for a day of casting off and catching lots of fish. Book a fishing charter with a captain, or you can rent all the equipment and a boat on your own if you’d prefer to go out with just your fishing buddies.

A fantastic experience to have in Folly Beach, especially for active travelers and fitness-focused folks is a kayak rental. Renting a kayak and paddling yourself on the Folly River or in the open ocean is a great way to get some exercise while getting to see the natural beauty of this part of South Carolina. Reconnect with nature in Folly Beach on a kayak rental. You might even get to see dolphins and other wildlife.

Events in Folly Beach

Folly Beach is an excellent spot to visit if you love summer festivals and other city-wide events. From the Sea & Sand festival in September to the Bill Murray-look-alike Polar Plunge, you can find a fun event on the beachfront at any time of year in Folly Beach. Visit for the Christmas Parades or go on a Folly Beach boat party for an unforgettable time.

Top Things to do in Folly Beach, South Carolina

While on land in Folly Beach, there are plenty of things to see and do to keep yourself busy! Visit the pier and take a walk on the boardwalk, lay out your beach towel in the sand and work on your tan, or chat with a fisherman casting off from the docks. There is a bait & tackle shop in case you want to stop and throw a line out yourself to see what you can reel in!

The Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve & Beach Access is a big draw in Folly Beach, where you can take photos with the iconic lighthouse, and it’s the perfect spot for bird watching since it’s a nature preserve where many wild birds inhabit.

Marinas in Folly Beach

There are several marinas in Folly Beach to check out during your stay in this seaside city. Sunset Cay Marina, Mariners Cay Marina, and Tolers Cove Marina are all spots worth visiting if you’d like to get boating advice or maps of the local area. The marinas in Folly Beach are also a great place to go for a walk, enjoy a sunset, or have a meal at a nearby restaurant like Pier 101 Seafood Restaurant or Loggerhead’s Beach Grill.

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About Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach is a beautiful seaside city in South Carolina, just a 20-minute drive outside of Charleston. It’s a famous summer resort town, but it does attract visitors all year-round. It’s a beautiful place for whale-watching, boating, and relaxing. If you’re lucky, you might even run into local celebrity resident, Bill Murray!

The best time of year to visit Folly Beach and Folly Island is during the spring when temperatures are warm, and the city is full of gorgeous blooming flowers. Winter is mild, but it can be too cold to enjoy the beaches, and sometimes there is even light snowfall. The summer is the rainiest season, with the risk of occasional hurricanes hitting the coast. The summer can be a great time to visit, however, as it also has high temperatures and sunshine for enjoying the outdoor activities of the city.

To get to Folly Beach, you can drive in from Charleston if you are flying to the international airport there. Folly Beach is small, you can walk around a lot of the beachfront and city center on foot, but having a car will make visiting local towns and attractions easier. Rent a car from the airport in Charleston or drive in from other major cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Folly Beach Boat Rental FAQs

How do I get from Charleston to Folly Beach?

A great way to get from Charleston to Folly Beach is by boat. You can cruise on a boat charter or tour from Charleston to Folly Beach and dock at a marina. It’s a scenic way to enjoy more of the coastline of South Carolina, avoid traffic, and get in some boating time.

What is the water temperature at Folly Beach?

In the summer months, the water temperature at Folly Beach is typically between 70℉ and 80℉, making it a great temperature for swimming and water activities. In the winter, it can get as cold as 50℉, too cold for a swim.

Can you swim at Folly Beach?

Yes! Swimming is a popular activity for visitors to Folly Beach, especially in the summer. Wade right in or jump overboard on a boat rental at Folly Beach. Lifeguards and beach amenities are seasonal, so be sure to check what is open and operating for your visit. Always swim at your own risk, even if a lifeguard is on duty.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Folly Beach.

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    Anna Beth
    Sailing Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    Our trip with Ryan was amazing!! It was a special night for my fiancé and I and our sunset cruise with Ryan made it perfect. He made us feel right at home, took us through the beautiful marshes around Folly Beach, sailed around the rain clouds, and took us to some great dolphin hang out areas. We will definitely be booking another sail with Ryan next we are back in Charleston!

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    Briana
    Sailing Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    Cool guy with a nice boat & very friendly. We enjoyed our selves & any needs were met with a smile! Such a relaxing sail through the evening, it was the perfect way to start off our long & happy marriage!

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    Megan
    Sailing Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! Best idea for a bachelorette and best boat rented experience. You can never go wrong with a nice catamaran.

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    Bonnie
    Sailing Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    Captain Ryan provided an exceptional experience for a sunset cruise. He navigated the waters with ease, and provided a perfect spot to watch the sunset (complete with dolphins). Highly recommend a visit!

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    Tiffany
    24ft, 12 Center Console Charter in Folly Beach, South Carolina

    Wow‼️ Great captain && awesome trip 🙂

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

    I highly recommend Christian. We had an amazing time exploring the Charleston area by boat. Christian was very knowledgeable of the area and we saw some beautiful scenery and sea life. Great communication, clean and nice boat, will be referring.