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Browse Boat Rentals in San Diego, CA

5.0(Average of 2,112 reviews in this area)
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25 - 48 of 142 listings
23' FAST FUN Bowrider + Wakeboards + Tube Ready
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 10 guests

23' FAST FUN Bowrider + Wakeboards + Tube Ready

4.9
$120hour
The Carousel Boat™ Experience
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 8 guests

The Carousel Boat™ Experience

5.0
$175hour
50' of Fun and the Best House Party Yacht on the Bay
Events in San Diego · 40 guests

50' of Fun and the Best House Party Yacht on the Bay

4.9
$725hour
Enjoy 360 Degree Views of San Diego! Pricing Starts at $600/hr
Sailing in San Diego · 30 guests

Enjoy 360 Degree Views of San Diego! Pricing Starts at $600/hr

4.9
Best of 2022
$600hour
GORGEOUS SEA RAY 560 MOTOR YACHT in San Diego Bay
Events in San Diego · 12 guests

GORGEOUS SEA RAY 560 MOTOR YACHT in San Diego Bay

5.0
$683hour
Experience our Carver Yacht 🛥💦perfect for any business event or Bday Party! Nighttime Events or Daytime are the best in Sunny San Diego!
Events in Coronado · 13 guests

Experience our Carver Yacht 🛥💦perfect for any business event or Bday Party! Nighttime Events or Daytime are the best in Sunny San Diego!

4.8
$250hour
Cruise/Party W Awesome 24ft Bentley-Float👌Super BT Sound-San Diego
Powerboats in San Diego · 12 guests

Cruise/Party W Awesome 24ft Bentley-Float👌Super BT Sound-San Diego

5.0
$150hour
Summer Vibe Yacht | Modern & Spacious | Professional Audio and Laser Lighting System |Bar and Dance Floor | Large Viewing Deck with 360 Degree Views
Events in Coronado · 12 guests

Summer Vibe Yacht | Modern & Spacious | Professional Audio and Laser Lighting System |Bar and Dance Floor | Large Viewing Deck with 360 Degree Views

4.9
$900hour
Luxury Yacht Charter in San Diego Bay, California
Events in San Diego · 8 guests

Luxury Yacht Charter in San Diego Bay, California

5.0
$399hour
Most Fun on The Water Period
Sailing in San Diego · 6 guests

Most Fun on The Water Period

5.0
$135hour
Party cruise for up to 6 people (captain included + BYO booze)
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 6 guests

Party cruise for up to 6 people (captain included + BYO booze)

5.0
$225hour
Charter the Silverton Flydeck Motor Yacht with hot tub in San Diego, California
Events in Mission Bay · 12 guests

Charter the Silverton Flydeck Motor Yacht with hot tub in San Diego, California

5.0
$350hour
Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding on our 2022 Malibu LSV 23 in Mission Bay and San Diego, Licensed Captain and all equipment included!
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 12 guests

Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding on our 2022 Malibu LSV 23 in Mission Bay and San Diego, Licensed Captain and all equipment included!

5.0
$400hour
Jet ski Waverunners for Rent in San Diego Downtown Bay
Water Sports in San Diego · 6 guests

Jet ski Waverunners for Rent in San Diego Downtown Bay

5.0
$75hour
Beautiful 44' Tiara Motor Yacht in San Diego Bay!
Events in Coronado · 6 guests

Beautiful 44' Tiara Motor Yacht in San Diego Bay!

5.0
$820hour
See it all Onboard this Luxurious 47' Carver Yacht in San Diego Bay!!
Events in Coronado · 13 guests

See it all Onboard this Luxurious 47' Carver Yacht in San Diego Bay!!

5.0
$400hour
Sail San Diego on 68ft Wooden Sailing Yacht
Sailing in San Diego · 30 guests

Sail San Diego on 68ft Wooden Sailing Yacht

5.0
$550hour
Bayliner Trophy 22ft Sport Fishing in La Jolla/ Mission Bay
Fishing in Mission Bay · 5 guests

Bayliner Trophy 22ft Sport Fishing in La Jolla/ Mission Bay

4.9
$70hour
Fairline 59' Motor Yacht Charter In San Diego Bay
Events in Coronado · 12 guests

Fairline 59' Motor Yacht Charter In San Diego Bay

New
$820hour
70ft Hatteras Motor Yacht - NEWLY REMODELED for rent in San Diego
Events in San Diego · 12 guests

70ft Hatteras Motor Yacht - NEWLY REMODELED for rent in San Diego

New
$820hour
Cruisers 447 Motor Yacht Rental in Coronado California
Events in Coronado · 12 guests

Cruisers 447 Motor Yacht Rental in Coronado California

New
$546hour
Dolphin/Whale Watching Offshore Ocean Adventure on 37ft Express Cruisers Yacht!!
Tours in San Diego · 6 guests

Dolphin/Whale Watching Offshore Ocean Adventure on 37ft Express Cruisers Yacht!!

New
$500hour
62ft Island Yacht: 🥳#1 Party Deck 🎤Karaoke 💃Dance Floor 🏈LIVE Sports in San Diego Bay
Events in San Diego · 12 guests

62ft Island Yacht: 🥳#1 Party Deck 🎤Karaoke 💃Dance Floor 🏈LIVE Sports in San Diego Bay

New
$450hour
Classic Luxury Motor Cruising
Powerboats in San Diego · 12 guests

Classic Luxury Motor Cruising

New
Best of 2022
$625hour

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San Diego Reviews

  1. MS
    Michaela
    Enjoy 360 Degree Views of San Diego! Pricing Starts at $600/hr

    What a way to celebrate! Thirty minutes before we boarded the San Diego skies decided to pour rain with thunder and lightning. Captain Dan was ON IT! He was furiously watching the radar and ensured our safety on board once the storm passed. We ended up with beautiful skies, calm water, and the time of our lives on board! Bernice fit right in with our theme, specialty cocktails, and was an amazing Cruise Director! The whole staff added a level of fun to our evening and took us on the most memorable trip! Thank you so much RTW crew for the best birthday I’ve ever had!

  2. MB
    Mary
    See it all Onboard this Luxurious 47' Carver Yacht in San Diego Bay!!

    Josh and his team (Marlyn) were so accommodating. They communicated with us very well before our cruise to make sure we had everything we needed prior to departing. They made us feel very welcome. Marylyn even took the time to spread out our meat and cheese on a charcuterie board and provided us with blankets since it got a bit chilly. They provided a Bluetooth speaker for us and were nice enough to take pictures for us.

  3. DS
    Denise
    Cruise/Party W Awesome 24ft Bentley-Float👌Super BT Sound-San Diego

    Max was a great host! Super communicative and accommodative. He was super chill also. I would definitely book with Max again. His boat was also the perfect size for our Bachelorette party of 7 (more could definitely fit!) thanks for a great time Max!

  4. EC
    Elizabeth
    Enjoy 360 Degree Views of San Diego! Pricing Starts at $600/hr

    Everything about this trip was perfect. The communication, customer service and the actual day were above expectations. I highly recommend. The boat was clean and comfortable with lots of places to sit. And the harbor was gorgeous! I plan to book with Jim again in the future!

  5. Cherie
    Cherie
    Most Fun on The Water Period

    We had the best time - for us it was a last minute booking, a spur of the moment decision, but Captain was able to accommodate us and was very easygoing, nice and a great captain overall. Highly recommend renting this beautiful sailboat for a great afternoon!! 10/10

  6. Cody
    Cody
    23' FAST FUN Bowrider + Wakeboards + Tube Ready

    Amazing experience! Our group had a lot of fun wakeboarding and tubing. The location was easy to find , there was plenty of parking and the host was very kind. We had about 6 people on board and there was sooo much room. Honestly can’t wait to book again!

Boating Guide - San Diego

Things to know about renting a boat in San Diego.

Oceanside, Mission Bay, and The Big Bay are the three harbors of San Diego. These also offer marina facilities, giving you the advantage of mooring your boat with ease. To explore San Diego waterways, rent a boat, take a private captained charter, or even go for scheduled excursions. With hundreds of boat listings available, GetMyBoat can offer you the best boat rental or charter for your travel needs. Renting a boat in San Diego is the best way to enjoy all that this city has to offer, seeing the stunning buildings from the perspective of the water. Not sure who to rent with in San Diego? Check out our post on our Top Harbor Cruises in San Diego.

Are you hosting a private event in San Diego? Why not have your venue be on a boat? Chartering a boat for private events is a great way to bring your guests together and deliver an experience they'll never forget. 

San Diego has many inland lakes and coastal beaches where you can rent small boats and kayaks. Paddle your way around on a kayak rental in San Diego to get an excellent workout while exploring the city. Stand-up paddleboards are also a unique way to get some exercise while on vacation in San Diego. 

Anglers on a trip to San Diego won't be disappointed if they book a fishing charter. Experience an incredible day on a trawler boat, reeling in great catches. An experienced fishing captain will take you to all the best spots where they're biting. Check out our Guide to Fishing in Southern California for more information on fishing in San Diego and nearby cities.

Pamper yourself by booking a dinner cruise in San Diego. Watch the sunset over the Pacific as you enjoy a meal and a glass of wine while the captain and crew sort out all the details.

For adventurous travelers in San Diego - consider booking a water sports experience or scuba diving. Scuba charters and fun activities like jet skiing, flyboarding, and shark diving are the perfect way to get an adrenaline rush while visiting San Diego. 

Ecotourism in San Diego is also a thriving industry. For an eco-tour, book a whale watching trip to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. 

 If you are in a mood to go beyond San Diego, make sure to explore the waters of the adjoining places such as Leucadia, Coronado, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Dana Point, and Newport Beach.

Make your way up the coast and visit the surrounding waters of Coronado, Leucadia, Chula VistaOceansideDana Point, and Newport Beach. Lake Perris and Big Bear Lake are popular freshwater boating areas near San Diego in Moreno Valley.

While on land in San Diego, be sure to check out the famous San Diego Zoo. It's one of the top things to experience while you're in the city.

Marinas in San Diego

Some of the top marinas in San Diego include Sunroad Resort Marina, Cabrillo Isle Marina, Glorietta Bay Marina & Yacht Club and Kona Kai Marina. The marinas are great places to go for boating advice, to watch yachts cruise in and out, and to explore while you're walking around in San Diego. There are lots of cool bars and restaurants nearby, and you can easily access the marinas from the city. 

About San Diego

With a pleasantly warm temperature, steady winds, and inviting waters, it is hard to escape the lure of the lively beachside town of San Diego. This beloved coastal city in Southern California is a favorite for many travelers making their way through the highlights of the state. Although many believe that the welcoming climate is the primary reason why people love this place, boating is easily a worthy contender. From a laidback recreational pursuit to more adventurous races, San Diego is a boating city. This pastime is further nurtured by the 70 miles of Pacific Ocean beaches that offer ample playground’ to practice the art of cruising.

The best time of year to visit San Diego is during September and October when the temperatures are still pleasant but the peak tourist season has passed. Summer is the perfect time for warm weather, it never reaches unbearable heat in San Diego, but travel will be more expensive in June - August in the city. 

To get to San Diego, catch a flight to its international airport, which is close to downtown. Renting a car is a good way to get around, but you can use the public transport system as well. You can also arrive by car on the major highways from other US Cities, or Amtrak train. 

Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat in San Diego

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to search quickly, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each rental transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

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San Diego Boat Rental FAQs

How much is it to rent a boat in San Diego?

San Diego boat rental prices start at $75/hour for a small powerboat and can cost over $1000/hour for a private luxury yacht charter. There are many boats available at different price points to rent in San Diego.

When is the best time to visit San Diego?

The best time to visit San Diego is between March and May and September and November for fewer crowds and great deals. Summer is a good time to visit, but it can be busy and more expensive.

What are the best things to do by boat in San Diego?

There are many great boating experiences to have in San Diego. Some of the best include:

  • Sailing charters
  • Boat tours of Mission Bay and La Jolla
  • Wildlife tours to see dolphins, sea lions, and more
  • Hot tub cruising on hot tub boats
  • Fishing charters from San Diego
  • Pontoon boat rentals

What is the water temperature in San Diego?

The water around San Diego is cold, typically between 60-70℉, but it can be warmer in the summer months, 75℉ and higher.

Can you take a boat from San Diego to Coronado Island?

Yes, you can take a ferry or a private boat rental from San Diego to Coronado Island. Coronado Island is a great day trip by boat from San Diego.

What is the best month to go whale watching in San Diego?

The best month for whale watching in San Diego is December. Peak whale watching season runs from December through April. During these months, you’re most likely to see grey whales and humpback whales migrating with their calves.

How much does it cost to go whale watching in San Diego?

Whale watching tours in San Diego cost from $75/person on a group tour. Private boat tours for whale watching can cost between $100-$200/hour for an entire boat.

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