Rent a boat in California at the best price

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Year of manufacture
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+100 boats available

Sailboat Clapham Sailing Yacht 11.5m

Santa Cruz
6
With or without a captain

From $374 per day

Sailboat Santa Cruz Sailboat 12.1m

South Lake Tahoe
15
With or without a captain

From $1,511 per day

40 foot Party Boat (2000)

South Lake Tahoe
1
With captain

From $4,183 per day

Motorboat Avalon Double Decker Pontoon

South Lake Tahoe
13
With or without a captain

From $2,937 per day

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The Grateful Red (2000)

South Lake Tahoe
12
With captain

From $1,411 per day

Chaparral Sunesta 274 (2016)

South Lake Tahoe
6
Without captain

From $1,866 per day

Cobalt 242 (2011)

South Lake Tahoe
8
With captain

From $1,875 per day

Grand-Craft Commuter 36 (2006)

South Lake Tahoe
12
With captain

From $2,520 per day

Motorboat Custom Electric

Santa Barbara
6
With or without a captain

From $202 per day

Stabicraft 2500 ultracab XL (2015)

Santa Barbara
6
With captain

From $1,976 per day

Amazing Sailing Cruise on San Francisco Bay (2000)

Oakland
4
With captain
 1

From $1,040 per day

Sailing Cruise in beautiful San Francisco (2013)

Oakland
3
With captain
 1

From $1,203 per day

Motorboat Grand Banks 42 420hp (2019)

Oakland
6
With captain

From $1,673 per day

Catamaran Lagoon 38' (2018)

Oakland
2
With captain

From $1,150 per day

Bennigton Tritoon (2019)

Tahoe Vista
12
With captain

From $2,225 per day

A beautiful sailboat with a captain! (1987)

Emeryville
4
With captain
 4  · Super owner

From $828 per day

Luna Sea - Islander 36 (1980)

San Francisco
6
Without captain
 7  · Private · Super owner

From $750 per day

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Motorboat Armstrong 35' (2015)

Lake Tahoe
12
With or without a captain

From $1,711 per day

Boat rental in California with Click&Boat

California is the Golden State, known for its stunning Pacific coastline, big beaches, tall palm trees, redwood forests, dry deserts, and prime real estate. That’s a lot! But the Golden State is somewhat of a golden destination with a laidback lifestyle, yet high-end taste. Over 200 million people visit California each year. Big cities such as San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Franciso offer plenty of things to do for visitors from all over the world.

California is a big state — the third largest state by square miles. And with nearly 900 miles of coastline along the big Pacific Ocean, you better believe it’s a popular destination for all types of boating, including sportfish, sailing, yachting, and cruising. Get on the water with Click&Boat! Browse our selection of yacht rentals in California using different filters such as the model of the boat, price per day, boat length, and super owners.

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

The cost to charter a boat in California may vary according to the type of vessel, length of the boat, duration of the rental, and extra options (captain, crew, water sports equipment, etc...). So when searching for your next yacht charter, be sure to consider these!

  • A sailboat rental in California costs about $500/day for 6 people. Larger sailboats, great for parties can cost up to $1000/day for up to 7 guests.
  • Motorboat rentals may range from $1,200/day to $1,800/day.
  • For luxury yacht rentals, prices range from $6,100/day to $15,000/day, depending on the size and age of the vessel, as well as included services.

Things to do in California

As we said, California is a big state. You could live there your whole life and still not tackle every activity. (Or maybe you could!) California is divided into the northern part of the state (including San Francisco, Oakland, Napa Valley, and San Jose) and the southern part of the state (Santa Barbara, San Diego, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach). California is a year-round destination thanks to sunshine and mild temperatures year-round. Here is a narrowed-down list of some of the top things to do in California:

  • Visit the vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley.
  • Walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
  • Eat a burger and fries from In-N-Out at least twice!
  • Check out the redwood forests of Redwood National and State Park.
  • Tour Alcatraz Island, a mid-19th century prison.
  • Try surfing in Huntington Beach!
  • Explore the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.
  • Spend a weekend drinking wine in Santa Barbara.
  • Book a catamaran rental in San Diego and sail along Mission Bay.
  • Visit the film studios in Hollywood.
  • Rent a yacht in California and spend time cruising along the beautiful coastline!

Boating destinations in California

With 900 miles of coastline, there are plenty of boating destinations to choose from. San Francisco and Oakland are more geared toward sailing adventures as the winds are generally in your favor. Plus, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge is an experience you’ll never forget!

Huntington Beach and Newport Beach in SoCal are great sports to get on the water and watch dolphins and whales migrate during certain times of the year. Balboa Island sits in the middle of Newport Harbor, where you will find tiny cottages from the 1920s and 1930s that were symbolic summer getaways from busy Los Angeles.

People flock to San Diego to rent catamarans and sail to Catalina Island, which offers scenic views and pristine nature. And, of course, Lake Tahoe during the summer is beautiful and popular for motorboat rentals in California. And let’s not forget California yacht rentals in Los Angeles, where you may end up passing by celebrity-owned boats on the water!

Rent a boat with a captain in California

Click&Boat offers boat rentals in California with an experienced captain and crew. Licensed captains are local experts who know the area and respective boating laws. They can also show you their favorite California boating destinations including sandbars, hidden coves, and private beaches. A captain might even have recommendations on the area’s best restaurants and bars if you are interested in dock n’ dining. These recommendations will be invaluable for ensuring that you have a truly memorable trip full of memories that will last forever.

Booking a California yacht rental is a breeze with Click&Boat as you can browse from a large selection of vessels including pontoon boats, party boats, catamarans, fishing charters, sailboats, and more! We are committed to helping you find a boat that fits your budget and suits your needs. For those interested in bareboat charters and who have the proper sailing qualifications, don’t hesitate to contact our owners on Click&Boat for more information and availabilities.

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