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5.0(Average of 2,112 reviews in this area)
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Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge to Enjoy the Beauty of San Diego!!
Events in Mission Bay · 10 guests

Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge to Enjoy the Beauty of San Diego!!

5.0
$325hour
Yamaha Jet Skis for rent in San Diego Downtown Bay
Water Sports in San Diego · 6 guests

Yamaha Jet Skis for rent in San Diego Downtown Bay

4.3
$75hour
Private Powerboat w/ Captain in Mission Bay
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 8 guests

Private Powerboat w/ Captain in Mission Bay

5.0
$160hour
Comfort and Speed with Waverunners VX - Downtown Bay, SD
Water Sports in San Diego · 6 guests

Comfort and Speed with Waverunners VX - Downtown Bay, SD

5.0
$75hour
Enjoy a Zodiac Pro 21' in Mission Bay!
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 8 guests

Enjoy a Zodiac Pro 21' in Mission Bay!

5.0
$150hour
53' Sea Ray Sedan Bridge for Day of Luxurious Yachting
Events in San Diego · 12 guests

53' Sea Ray Sedan Bridge for Day of Luxurious Yachting

5.0
$495hour
Charter 36' 1967 Cal Jensen in San Diego, California
Sailing in San Diego · 6 guests

Charter 36' 1967 Cal Jensen in San Diego, California

5.0
$127person
2-Hours Sailing Tours in San Diego Bay
Sailing in San Diego · 12 guests

2-Hours Sailing Tours in San Diego Bay

5.0
$90person
San Diego's Most Elegant Private Yacht Charter for Your Special Events
Events in San Diego · 100 guests

San Diego's Most Elegant Private Yacht Charter for Your Special Events

5.0
$1,200hour
2018 Tige R21 Bowrider Rental in San Diego, California
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 11 guests

2018 Tige R21 Bowrider Rental in San Diego, California

New
$385hour
2022 Axis T250 Bowrider Rental in San Diego, California!
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 12 guests

2022 Axis T250 Bowrider Rental in San Diego, California!

New
$450hour
We take pride in our customer service & quality jet skis: 1 or 2 Sea Doo GTi SE Jet Skis available for rent in San Diego
Water Sports in San Diego · 3 guests

We take pride in our customer service & quality jet skis: 1 or 2 Sea Doo GTi SE Jet Skis available for rent in San Diego

New
$125hour
🍾🥳 MOST AFFORDABLE BOAT IN SAN DIEGO!!   *Onboard Toilet* 🥳🍾
Powerboats in Mission Bay · 10 guests

🍾🥳 MOST AFFORDABLE BOAT IN SAN DIEGO!! *Onboard Toilet* 🥳🍾

5.0
$150hour
40' SeaRay Motor Yacht in San Diego - Mission Bay
Events in Mission Bay · 17 guests

40' SeaRay Motor Yacht in San Diego - Mission Bay

4.6
$325hour
Motor Yacht for Charter/Cruise
Events in San Diego · 12 guests

Motor Yacht for Charter/Cruise

5.0
$300hour
BRAND NEW 2022 Sea-Doo Spark® 3-up in San Diego
Water Sports in Mission Bay · 2 guests

BRAND NEW 2022 Sea-Doo Spark® 3-up in San Diego

4.2
$350day
Best Party and Sound System in San Diego aboard a Luxury Yacht!!
Events in San Diego · 12 guests

Best Party and Sound System in San Diego aboard a Luxury Yacht!!

5.0
$550hour
Brand new 35' catamaran Tiki boat for up to 30. Tropical themed, bar & swim platform on San Diego Bay!
Events in San Diego · 30 guests

Brand new 35' catamaran Tiki boat for up to 30. Tropical themed, bar & swim platform on San Diego Bay!

5.0
$700hour
Power-fishing on Polar 2300cc Dynasty Boat in San Diego, California
Fishing in San Diego · 8 guests

Power-fishing on Polar 2300cc Dynasty Boat in San Diego, California

5.0
$700day
Amazing Classic 80s King Craft Passanger Yacht for Charter in San Diego!!
Events in San Diego · 6 guests

Amazing Classic 80s King Craft Passanger Yacht for Charter in San Diego!!

4.6
$800hour
Enjoy a 35' Sloop J/105 Sailing Charter in San Diego, California
Sailing in San Diego · 6 guests

Enjoy a 35' Sloop J/105 Sailing Charter in San Diego, California

5.0
$600day
Enjoy a J/80 Performance Sailing Sloop in San Diego, California
Sailing in San Diego · 4 guests

Enjoy a J/80 Performance Sailing Sloop in San Diego, California

5.0
$300day
Cruise San Diego in comfort. Sea Doo GTI 155 SE Jetski
Water Sports in El Cajon · 3 guests

Cruise San Diego in comfort. Sea Doo GTI 155 SE Jetski

5.0
$80hour
29ft Cruise/Party Pontoon In San Diego/Mission Bay
Powerboats in San Diego · 13 guests

29ft Cruise/Party Pontoon In San Diego/Mission Bay

5.0
$170hour

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San Diego Reviews

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    Sarah
    San Diego's Most Elegant Private Yacht Charter for Your Special Events

    The boat ride was very nice also the barkeeper, DJ and service staff which were organized by the team did an awesome job during the event. We had a great evening on the boat with our corporate event!

  2. HD
    Hanna
    40' SeaRay Motor Yacht in San Diego - Mission Bay

    Great experience and recommend for your large celebrations!! Reasonably priced! No coolers needed the boat has an awesome large ice chest that requires about 4 large bags of ice. I would recommend this boat for a younger party because to get to the front of the boat may be a little tricky for older people. Justin was an awesome captain and was great for our large group!!

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    Vivian
    🍾🥳 MOST AFFORDABLE BOAT IN SAN DIEGO!! *Onboard Toilet* 🥳🍾

    Chris was a great host and captain! Our group of friends had an awesome time being out on the water for Labor Day to cool off from the heat wave. We got to bring our own snacks and beverages, play our music on the Bluetooth speaker and anchored for a quick dip. 10/10 would recommend.

  4. RP
    Rachel
    Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge to Enjoy the Beauty of San Diego!!

    We had a great time and definitely would recommend to anyone looking to rent a boat! Ken and Donna were both so sweet and helpful. They had paddle boards, rafts, and cooked the food we brought for us. The boat is beautiful and well-kept. It was a fun experience and perfect for a birthday or bachelor/bachelorette party!

  5. KD
    Kiran
    Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge to Enjoy the Beauty of San Diego!!

    Ken and his partner provided one of the best private boat trips I’ve ever been one. They were so accommodating. Not only are they fully prepared with ice, speakers, cups, towels, they also had some fun floating toys and paddle boards for us to experience. My Bach trip was a success with this mini yacht party we had.

  6. Rae
    Rae
    Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge to Enjoy the Beauty of San Diego!!

    Ken and Donna were absolutely amazing! They accommodated us and made sure we all had a good time. I would highly recommend renting this beautiful with these lovely people. They go above and beyond and really welcome everyone into their boat! Thanks so much again guys! Will definitely rent again soon.

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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