Rent a Motorboat in Charleston at the best price

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Boat Rental in Charleston with Click&Boat

Charleston, South Carolina voted America's favorite city by Conde Nast Traveler is a true boating paradise. From the warm temperatures native to the south, to the fresh coastal breeze of the Atlantic, Charleston has every reason to be on your radar for your next vacation.

With Click&Boat, choose from an array of boats in Charleston and get out on the water!

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

The price of renting a boat in Charleston can depend on several factors. Such as the type and size of the boat, as well as if it is high or low tourism season in the area. Extras such as fuel, water sport equipment and services of a captain may not be included in the initial price. So be sure to message the boat owner if you have any questions.

  • The price of a sailboat charter in Charleston is as little as about $200/hour for 4 people on board. Many boat owners offer 2 and 3 hour sails, as well as half and full day trips.
  • Motorboat rentals in Charleston start at $160/hour, and can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 12 guests on most boats. For daily prices, motorboat rentals typically range from $750/day to $1,400/day, depending on the size and model of the boat.

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Boating in Charleston...

With a private boat rental in Charleston you can cruise along the St. Mary River. On this little trip, stop by the quaint little town of St. Mary and then continue till you reach Osprey Cove, an ideal place for all water lovers.

For the best surfing (and sunbathing), head to Folly Beach and check out the 'washout' area, where surfers claim to find the best waves on the east coast. For extra thrills, you can also rent a boat in Charleston to visit the picturesque Morris Island, Isle of Palms or Shem Creek.

Enjoy the view from Charleston’s Harbor

A walk along the historic Charleston Harbor will travel you back to an era when Charleston was perhaps the most important port in the country. It’s not a coincidence that Charleston is often included in lists of the most friendly and hospitable cities in the US. Formed at the meeting point of the rivers Ashley and Cooper, the harbor is the ideal place for a boat rental in Charleston. History buffs will remember that this is also where Fort Sumter is located; in other words, the place where the American Civil War started.

Charleston- The ultimate fishing experience

Charleston is one of those places where fishing is sort of a religion. Nearly everyone is an amateur fisherman here! There is no question that you will find plenty of mackerel, tarpol, amberjack, and billfish to catch here. Every year Charleston hosts the Charleston Harbor Billfish Tournament where boats from nearby North Carolina and Georgia come and take part in the fishing competition. These days are filled with lots of boating and fishing for the fishermen, while back on land, families and friends celebrate in the city.

When is the best time to rent a boat in Charleston?

Charleston SC has mild weather most of the year, meaning you can go boating year round. However, during the summer, also peak tourist season is when there are generally more boaters out on the water.

We recommend you plan your boating trip anywhere from mid May to late September. And trust us, you’ll need a day out on the water to cool off from the hot summer sun!

Boat rentals in this area are very popular, especially in the summer! So be sure to make advance reservations/bookings with Click&Boat so that you can have your dream boat.

Can I rent a boat in Charleston with a captain?

Yes you can! With Click&Boat you have the option to rent a boat with or without a captain, depending if you have the required boat licenses/qualifications.

For those you have a boat license, bareboat rentals are available. However, if you prefer to sit back and relax then choose to rent with a captain. Our captains are local experts who know the area best! Let them show you all the top places to check out including, secluded beaches and coves, as well as give you recommendations on the best restaurants and bars- if you are interested in docking’n’dining.

Renting a boat with Click&Boat

With Click&Boat, the leading boat rental service, select from a large offer of boat rentals in Charleston. From center consoles to deck boats, and plenty of sailboats, you’ll find a boat that fits your budget and suits your needs!

Once you have found the boat of your dreams, send a message using our messaging system to the boat owner in order to clarify any questions you may have. Then all you have to do is book. It is as easy as that. And after your rental, be sure to leave a review about your experience and the boat.

If you prefer, you can also request a quote for free and our team of expert sailing advisors can help you plan your boating experience in and around Charleston. 

So what do you say, are you coming on board? 

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