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Monterey, California Boat Rentals - 2023

4.9(Average of 28,790 reviews in this area)
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24 listings
Custom Farr 53ft Private sailing Yacht Charters in Monterey, California
Sailing in Monterey · 6 guests

Custom Farr 53ft Private sailing Yacht Charters in Monterey, California

New
$395hour
Hallberg-Rassy 37 Sailing Yacht Charter in Santa Cruz, California
Sailing in Santa Cruz · 4 guests

Hallberg-Rassy 37 Sailing Yacht Charter in Santa Cruz, California

New
$250hour
Fishing With Friends with Boston Whaler Justice Center Console in Santa Cruz, California
Fishing in Santa Cruz · 6 guests

Fishing With Friends with Boston Whaler Justice Center Console in Santa Cruz, California

New
$150hour
Shamrock 22ft Walkaround for Charter!! Book an Adventure in Santa Cruz!
Powerboats in Santa Cruz · 6 guests

Shamrock 22ft Walkaround for Charter!! Book an Adventure in Santa Cruz!

5.0
$200hour
2021 Bayliner VR5 20ft Powerboat w/ Wakeboard Tower
Powerboats in San Jose · 10 guests

2021 Bayliner VR5 20ft Powerboat w/ Wakeboard Tower

5.0
$500day
Malibu Sunscape 21ft Bowrider Rental in San Jose, California
Powerboats in San Jose · 10 guests

Malibu Sunscape 21ft Bowrider Rental in San Jose, California

New
$800night
MacGregor 25’ Trailerable Sailboat Rental in San Jose, California
Sailing in San Jose · 6 guests

MacGregor 25’ Trailerable Sailboat Rental in San Jose, California

New
$329day
2021 Sea Doo Spark Rental By the Day in San Jose, SF Bay, Lake Tahoe, Lake Berryessa, Del Vale, Shasta, Los Vaquaros
Water Sports in San Jose · 2 guests

2021 Sea Doo Spark Rental By the Day in San Jose, SF Bay, Lake Tahoe, Lake Berryessa, Del Vale, Shasta, Los Vaquaros

New
$225day
Pathfinder P73 Paddle Boards 9ft Long for Rent
Adventures in Mountain View · 1 guest

Pathfinder P73 Paddle Boards 9ft Long for Rent

New
$60day
Book the Private Boat Tours in - Brisbane, California on Dream Boat Motor Yacht
Events in South San Francisco · 12 guests

Book the Private Boat Tours in - Brisbane, California on Dream Boat Motor Yacht

5.0
$450hour
2005 Tige 24v Wakeboat in Heritage Ranch California
California · 12 guests

2005 Tige 24v Wakeboat in Heritage Ranch California

5.0
$800day
Schock 35 Cruiser Racer and 44 footer Racer cruiser for 6 people in San Francisco Bay
Sailing in Alameda · 6 guests

Schock 35 Cruiser Racer and 44 footer Racer cruiser for 6 people in San Francisco Bay

5.0
$120hour
30ft Catlina Sailboat Charter in Alameda CA
Alameda · 4 guests

30ft Catlina Sailboat Charter in Alameda CA

5.0
$95hour
80' Monte Fino Luxury Yacht for Charter in Alameda, California
Events in Alameda · 12 guests

80' Monte Fino Luxury Yacht for Charter in Alameda, California

New
$2,000hour
SF Bay Private Sailboat Charter with Captain from Alameda, California
Sailing in Alameda · 4 guests

SF Bay Private Sailboat Charter with Captain from Alameda, California

5.0
$200hour
Private Yacht Experience
Events in Oakland · 12 guests

Private Yacht Experience

New
$700hour
Hurricane 188 Deck Boat in Oakland California
Powerboats in Oakland · 8 guests

Hurricane 188 Deck Boat in Oakland California

5.0
$125hour
22' Centurion RI217 Wakeboard Boat Rental In Bay Area, California
Powerboats in San Joaquin River · 14 guests

22' Centurion RI217 Wakeboard Boat Rental In Bay Area, California

New
$1,400day
18' Crestliner Bowrider Rental In Bay Area, California
Powerboats in San Joaquin River · 7 guests

18' Crestliner Bowrider Rental In Bay Area, California

New
$38hour
21' SeaSwirl Striper Power Fishing Boat in San Francisco and surrounding areas
Powerboats in San Francisco · 6 guests

21' SeaSwirl Striper Power Fishing Boat in San Francisco and surrounding areas

5.0
$125hour
21ft Zodiac Inflatable Boat for rent in San Francisco, California!
Powerboats in San Francisco · 6 guests

21ft Zodiac Inflatable Boat for rent in San Francisco, California!

5.0
Superowner
$250hour
Electric boat for rent in San Francisco
Powerboats in San Francisco · 4 guests

Electric boat for rent in San Francisco

New
$70hour
15ft Aluminum Boat for 4 people for rent in San Francisco, California
Powerboats in San Francisco · 6 guests

15ft Aluminum Boat for 4 people for rent in San Francisco, California

New
Superowner
$200hour
65' Private Yacht in San Francisco
Events in San Francisco · 80 guests

65' Private Yacht in San Francisco

New
$2,684hour

Monterey Reviews

  1. RC
    Racy
    Shamrock 22ft Walkaround for Charter!! Book an Adventure in Santa Cruz!

    Run, don’t walk, yourself to a tour with Captain Dan! This was a super fun family outing. The kids had a blast and saw dancing dolphins, frolicking otters, barking sea lions, seals, jellyfish and other wonders. Captain Dan was super chill and fun and flexible and great with the kids. He even had them try their hand at fishing. He was very knowledgeable about the bay and was prepared with nice touches like blankets when it was a little breezy. This was a special and memorable trip and would be great for a birthday or just a great day out in Santa Cruz. Two hours was perfect with young kids. Thanks Captain Dan, we will be back!

  2. James
    James
    2021 Bayliner VR5 20ft Powerboat w/ Wakeboard Tower

    I couldn’t have asked for more with my reservation. My short notice needs we’re taking care of. Pick-up and drop-off are made short and simple. All gear needed was included. The boat is in great condition and has plenty of space for a day on the lake. Highly recommend. I will be back!

  3. Raj
    Raj
    Book the Private Boat Tours in - Brisbane, California on Dream Boat Motor Yacht

    I booked this boat for my wife's 40th birthday as a surprise for her and her friends. When she came back she was smiling ear to ear. She had an epic time and the boat was perfect. Lots of space to sit and enjoy inside, outside and all around. Great photos to from any angle of the boat. The ability to hang out, enjoy the weather, good food was the best! The owner allowed food on board so the girls got to bring what they wanted and also access to the bluetooth speakers on board allowed them to enjoy their favorite tunes while cruising the bay. She said that this was a very memorable experience and will never forget it. Highly recommend this boat and captain!

  4. Kelly
    Kelly
    Book the Private Boat Tours in - Brisbane, California on Dream Boat Motor Yacht

    Everyone should definitely experience Bay Area from a boat. It was amazing and Giane’s boat was beautiful and had so many different view points. Her communication was quick and transparent as well. 10/10 recommend for special occasions or just for fun! Captain Ryan was a hit with the crowd and made sure to party along with us when he could!

  5. Paolo
    Paolo
    Book the Private Boat Tours in - Brisbane, California on Dream Boat Motor Yacht

    Giane, the boat’s owner, was super responsive and gave us all the info we needed for the day. On the day, everything was seamless and the weather cooperated. Ryan, the captain, kept in good communication with us and made the whole experience enjoyable. My friends and had a really great time. Thank you to Giane and Ryan, would totally boat with you again

  6. KM
    Ken
    Book the Private Boat Tours in - Brisbane, California on Dream Boat Motor Yacht

    Everything was great, especially our captain, Ryan. It was the perfect way to watch the air show in the bay. If I had to criticize anything, it’s that the boat interior was a little dated and worn, but this didn’t prevent us from enjoying a moment of our time on the water. Our entire group had a wonderful time!

Boating Guide - Monterey

What to know about renting a boat in Monterey, CA

Renting a boat and cruising in the bay is a fantastic choice to maximize your time in Monterey. The bay provides gorgeous views of this idyllic California coastline, and getting to experience it from the perspective of the water is even more impressive than seeing it from a car window as you drive.

For a spectacular day, rent or charter a sailboat while you’re in Monterey. There’s nothing more liberating than having the wind in your sails take you out into the Pacific. Sail on your own or charter a sailboat with a captain to be your guide in Monterey Bay. You can book special tours like sunset sailing cruises, dinner cruises, or even host a private event during your stay in Monterey. Boat rentals with custom itineraries are excellent venues for events for both California locals and visitors.

If you’d prefer to explore at a higher speed, rent a rib or motor yacht to power down the coast. You can visit nearby places like Big Sur, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Pacific Grove. Enjoy a picnic onboard, layout and soak up the sun from your private boat deck, or cruise into little coves and secret spots around the bay. Charter a motor yacht with a captain if you want someone else to sort out all the details of your perfect boating day around Monterey Bay.

Fishing charters on a trawler boat are a top choice among visitors to Monterey. Catch Cod, Salmon or Albacore with an experienced guide who will show you a good time on the Bay. Rent a fishing boat with all the equipment if you want to go on your own, or book a charter to have an all-inclusive experience.

For active and sporty travelers visiting Monterey, renting a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard is an excellent option for getting in a workout while still experiencing all the natural beauty of this region. Book a guided kayak tour in the ocean or rent on your own for a fun day of exploring.

The emphasis on conservation and environmental protection of this region makes Monterey an excellent place to go scuba diving. Dive into the extraordinary kelp forests of Monterey Bay with a divemaster who will teach you about the local ecosystems. You might get to see marine life like seals and sea lions!

If you want to see marine life but stay on the boat, book a whale watching tour from Monterey. These ecotourism excursions give you a rare chance to see beautiful whales and dolphins in the wild, an experience that cannot be replicated in captivity. Cruise onboard with your guide who will teach you about the local whale pods that inhabit Monterey Bay.

Boating Events in Monterey

In December, the Brighten the Harbor boat light parade is a fun event to get into the festive spirit for the holidays. Enjoy a waterfront parade of beautifully decorated boats which cruise by in the bay. The California Offshore Race Week finishes in Monterey, and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club hosts a variety of sailing regattas throughout the year.

Top Things To Do in Monterey

While on land, there’s plenty to see and enjoy in Monterey. Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium for an educational and entertaining day learning about the local ocean ecosystem, while seeing lots of animals. There are tons of special exhibits, and it’s enough to keep everyone entertained for a full day.

Go for a walk around the historic part of the old town of Monterey. Walk the Path of History and be sure to check out Fisherman’s Wharf. Admire the massive sea lions perched on the wharf an iconic sight of Monterey Bay.

Marinas in Monterey

The biggest marina in Monterey is the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club. Here you can get advice on boating in the local area, and have a walk to admire the stunning boats moored in their berths. Watch boats cruise in and out of the bay, or visit the Yacht Club’s restaurant for a meal and a drink with a view.

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About Monterey

Monterey is a picturesque seaside city on the central coast of California. It’s a perfect place for a vacation or a stop during a California road trip. Monterey is known for its historical buildings, the gorgeous bay, and the Monterey Aquarium. It’s a fantastic city to visit on a weekend trip away from San Francisco or a break from provincial towns in California. A California road trip is incomplete without a stop in Monterey.

The best time of year to visit Monterey is during the shoulder seasons of summer. May or September and October will offer views unspoiled by massive tourist crowds that flock here from June through August. You’ll be able to find more reasonable prices on accommodation while still having warm temperatures. Just pack some layers - it can get cold at night.

To get to Monterey, you can drive in on the Pacific Coast Highway during a road trip. If you’re arriving by plane, catch a flight to San Francisco or >San Jose airport, and it’s under a 2-hour drive to Monterey. You can take a bus or train, but having a car is the best way to see all the off-the-beaten-path spots in Monterey and the surrounding coastal towns.

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