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Boat rental in Galveston, TX with Click&Boat

Galveston is an island-city off the coast of Texas. It’s made up of 32 miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico and West Bay. Texans flock here during the summer months to cool off at the beach or boat along Galveston Bay. The downtown area offers a ton of history through the architecture, museums, and art galleries. Galveston is quirky. There are tons of attractions for all ages including Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and Pleasure Pier. Plus, year-round events include Mardi Gras, ARToberFEST, Oktoberfest, and more.

Some of the best things to do in Galveston involve getting on the water. And, lucky for you, boat rental in Galveston is available with Click&Boat! We have plenty of vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising along the Gulf of Mexico, West Bay, and Galveston Bay.

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

It depends on what you’re looking for! Click&Boat offers peer-to-peer motorboat, sailboat, and yacht rentals in Galveston. If you opt into hiring a captain or crew, it might cost a little extra than if you choose to rent a bareboat. The addition of water toys, fishing gear, length of charter, age/model of the boat all affects the price of a Galveston boat rental.

  • On average, Galveston motorboat rentals start at $500/day and can cost up to $900/day for 8 passengers.
  • Due to favorable winds, sailing is popular in this area. Sailboat rental in Galveston starts at $400/day and can cost up to $1,300/day for 6 guests.
  • Catamaran rental in Galveston averages $1,100/day.

Where to boat in Galveston

Boating is super popular in Galveston. There are tons of tours and charters to choose from including jet boat rides, sunset cruises, fishing charters, kayak adventures, ferry rides, jet ski rides, duck tours, and airboat tours. But the best way to experience Galveston is on a private yacht rental. That way, you beat the crowds while enjoying an exclusive experience in Texas. Coordinate with your captain about your boating itinerary before you depart. Here are some ideas for boating destinations in Galveston:

  • Stop by Kemah where you can enjoy waterfront dining, entertainment, and a boardwalk with great views.
  • Navigate your way to Galveston Island State Park, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, and bird watching.
  • Dock n’ dine at one of the waterfront restaurants in San Leon.
  • Looking for the party? Sail to East Beach. It is the biggest beach in Texas and hosts live concerts, festivals, and events. Plus, there are a ton of outdoor bars.
  • Slow cruise around the waterways of Tiki Island.
  • Stop and throw out a line at Pelican Cut, a great spot for fishing in the area!
  • Sail through Sievers Cove and to Stingaree Restaurant & Marina.

Harbors in Galveston

There are plenty of opportunities to get on the water in Galveston. Your boat rental may start or end at a local marina where you’ll meet your captain, get acquainted with the boat, and map out your day. Be sure to pack plenty of water, sunscreen, and towels for your trip. It might even be worth it to pack a cooler full of food and drinks so that you can enjoy lunch on the water. If you plan on snorkeling, fishing, or participating in water sports, ask your captain ahead of time what items you need to bring and what items they can supply!

Pelican Rest Marina is a centrally located harbor that serves as a social and commercial hub and destination for boaters along the entire Gulf Coast. Waterman’s Marina is not only an excellent spot to start/end your Galveston Island boat rental but also a great place to dine on the bay, buy live bait, and purchase fishing and boating supplies for a fun day on the bay! Your motorboat rental might start at Sunset Marina where you’ll find secure parking and lockers for your day on the water.

Things to do in Galveston

Galveston Island may be small, but boy, does it pack in the fun. With excellent weather during the summer months, locals and visitors flock to the shores for an exciting family vacation. Amusement parks, dining options, stunning beaches, fishing charters, art museums, and more will keep everyone entertained. Here are some of the best things to do in Galveston, Texas:

  • Grab a coffee and spend the morning at The Strand, a historic area near the pier.
  • Step into the wild world of Moody Gardens. Not so much a garden but an entertainment complex with an aquarium, rainforest, 3D and 4D theaters, paddlewheel boat, and zip line. Everything’s bigger in Texas.
  • Spend the afternoon at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, a German-themed amusement park with water coasters.
  • Enjoy the great outdoors at Galveston Island State Park.
  • Book a Ghost Tour for Hotel Galvez.
  • Explore Pleasure Pier, which hosts a variety of carnival rides and games.
  • Check out the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience of the offshore industry on a retired jack-up drilling rig.
  • Pack a picnic and spend the day at Stewart Beach.
  • Discover the exhibits at the Galveston Railroad Museum.
  • Book a yacht rental in Galveston to cruise around the waters at your own pace.

Rent a boat with a captain in Galveston

Click&Boat offers plenty of boat rental options with a captain in Galveston! When you rent a boat with a captain, you can enjoy more of the boating adventure without worrying about navigation, anchorage, docking, or boating laws in Texas.

Galveston Bay is busy. And it can be overwhelming for those who are unfamiliar with the area. Having a local captain assist with your boat rental in Galveston is a gamechanger for an unforgettable sailing, boating, or fishing experience. A captain and/or crew may come as an additional cost to your rental, depending on the size of the boat, the number of crew, and other requests. Enjoy your private charter for a full day or half a day, and don’t worry about the hassle of navigating the vessel!

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