Rent a boat in Oakland at the best price

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Oakland Boat Rental with Click&Boat

Located near the city of San Francisco, Oakland is a must for your next sailing trip! Both cities share the famous San Francisco Bay, home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. However, even though they are neighbors, when it comes to climate, Oakland remains mild all year due to consistent sunshine and the bay breeze. Whereas San Francisco tends to fluctuate between extremes a lot more.

When in Oakland, be sure to visit the Jack London District, Oakland's waterfront neighborhood. Here you will find a mix of fantastic restaurants and bars, lively events, and of course stunning scenic views of the bay. You can also visit some marinas, perhaps the home base of your next yacht charter in Oakland!

From Oakland, there are many sailing opportunities to try. Visit Angel Island where you can dock the boat and then hike to the top for amazing views. Or sail under the Bay Bridge for a unique perspective and continue to Clipper Cove at Treasure Island. It has one of the best-protected anchorages in the area and from the shoreline, you might be able to spot sea lions in the water!

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

The price of renting a boat in Oakland may depend on several factors. Factors like the size and type of the boat, as well as if it is high or low tourism season in the area. Extras such as fuel, water sports equipment, and the 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 prices for a boat rental in Oakland start at $495/half-day and $795/day for up to 6 people on board.
  • For sailboat charters, expect to pay between $1,000/day and $1,175/day.

Since you are interested in a boat rental in the San Francisco/ Oakland area, here are some of our other offers in nearby destinations:

Boating in Oakland…

If you are looking for countless day trip sailing options, the San Francisco Bay is the place to cruise. With a yacht charter in Oakland, you can sail along the picturesque landscapes that contrast the busy city skyline, which many claims to be the best sailing conditions in the world. Here are some of our recommendations:

  • Set sail for Alcatraz Island, once a notorious federal prison, and today, is one of San Francisco's most popular landmarks.
  • The Sausalito Houseboats are also a must-see. You can sail from downtown San Francisco to spend the day at this quaint waterfront town. Plan to anchor overnight in Richardson Bay, just off of Sausalito and you will also have an impressive view of the city in the distance!
  • For those who crave a little more adventure, try sailing to the Brothers Islands, just past the San Rafael Bridge. Or sail up the Napa Rivers and experience wine country by boat!
  • Charter a yacht and spend a long weekend or even a week at Santa Catalina Island. Fall in love with the Mediterranean-esque towns of Avalon or Two Harbors that offer plenty of dining options, shopping, and entertainment. By boat, you can moor in the bay and take advantage of sunbathing, snorkeling, and practicing water sports like wake surfing, wakeboarding, and water skiing.
  • Perhaps you can set out on a beach/town hopping adventure down the SoCal coast. Make a stop at Redondo Beach, see the sea lions, check out Newport Beach, and end up in San Diego. And if you’re a passionate angler, you will want to take an extra couple of days in San Diego for some fishing!
  • The Channel Islands are another can’t miss, and a true adventure if you are looking for a thrill.

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

Because of Oakland’s location, boating is an activity you can enjoy year-round due to plenty of sunshine and mild to warm temperatures! However, you can expect a lot more boaters out on the water during the late Spring (April), throughout the Summer, until early October.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy boating as a way to cool off from the hot summer sun. So with this in mind, think about booking your Oakland yacht charter in advance to make sure that you can have your dream boat for the day or even the week!

Can I rent a boat in Oakland with a captain?

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

For those who have a boat license, bareboat rentals are available. However, if you prefer to sit back and relax, then choose to rent with a captain. This is also a great option for those who are planning get-togethers, celebrations, and parties on board!

Our captains are local experts who know the Californian coast the best. Let them show you all the top places to check out including, the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful restaurants, as well as give you recommendations on the best restaurants and bars- if you are interested in docking’n’dining.

Renting a boat with the Click&Boat platform

With Click&Boat, the leading boat rental service, select from a large variety of boat rentals in the Oakland and San Francisco area. From luxury yachts and motorboats to fishing charters, and plenty of sailboats- we will help you 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 internal 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 along the Californian coast.

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Nov 3, 2019
Lovely peaceful place to rent a boat. Ideal really, perfect for sailing San Francisco Bay and all the sights! Would do it all over again. Perfect for a one day charter and convenient location. Rented from 9am to 7pm and this was just about right to get around. Motor a bit and have a good sail !