Rent a boat in San Diego at the best price

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51 boats available

BRAND NEW 2021 18ft Bayliner in Slip ready to go (2021)

San Diego
8
With or without a captain
 2  · Private

From $1,335 per day

Sport Cruiser 50, 840 HP (1996)

San Diego
12
With captain
 3

From $3,894 per day

Sailboat Topaz Express 28 Topaz express with tower 8.53m (1990)

San Diego
6
With or without a captain

From $2,543 per day

Catalina 42 (1995)

San Diego
6
With captain

From $842 per day

65' ft Luxury Cruising Yacht (2015)

San Diego
1
With captain

From $14,342 per day

Bonner Navigator 73 (2000)

San Diego
4
With captain

From $7,557 per day

Sea Ray 560 (2006)

San Diego
13
With captain

From $4,973 per day

Hatteras - 60 ft (2005)

San Diego
12
With captain

From $6,507 per day

Sailboat fake data

San Diego
With or without a captain

From $16 per day

Catalina 40 - DAY SAIL (2015)

San Diego
3
With captain

From $695 per day

Gorgeous Maxum 46' ft (2015)

San Diego
12
With captain

From $6,507 per day

Sea Ray - 50 ft (2008)

San Diego
12
With captain

From $6,507 per day

Catamaran World Cat Four Pack 27 foot 8.23m (2005)

San Diego
4
With captain

From $1,113 per day

Motorboat Jersey Sportfishing Yacht 45 350hp (1990)

San Diego
6
With or without a captain

From $3,115 per day

Chriscraft 50 (1990)

San Diego
6
With or without a captain

From $2,893 per day

Motorboat Bertram Bertram 42 150hp (1990)

San Diego
6
With or without a captain

From $3,004 per day

Fishing charter in San Diego (2020)

San Diego
6
With or without a captain

From $2,003 per day

WakeSurf/WakeBoard on a New 2020 Centurion Ri237, Wake Surfing in San Diego (2020)

San Diego
10
With captain
 1

From $4,072 per day

Boat Rental in San Diego

Sunny San Diego, California is known for its beaches, laidback lifestyle, and warm weather. Oh, and street tacos. The city is the last stop in California before heading into Tijuana, so San Diego’s food and culture are heavily influenced by Mexico. The city is big - extending from La Jolla down to Point Loma and inland toward San Pasqual Valley - but the heart of downtown is easily walkable. San Diego Bay is protected by land, making it an ideal harbor for the United States Navy, but also an ideal spot for boating, kayaking, jetskiing, or paddleboarding.

San Diego is an excellent destination to get on the water and discover the southern coast of California. Need a boat? Good news! Boat rental in San Diego is available with Click&Boat! We have plenty of vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising around Mission Beach, San Diego Bay, and even Catalina Island.

Where to sail in San Diego?

A mild climate and steady winds make San Diego a desirable destination for boating. Visitors and locals can discover San Diego and its neighboring coastal towns via catamaran, sailboat, superyacht, motorboat, and more; with Click&Boat, you can rent a boat in San Diego to enjoy the city beyond land!

  • Mission Bay is the world’s largest man-made saltwater bay that’s protected from the wild Pacific Ocean. And it’s also an ideal spot for your San Diego boat rental (especially pontoon boats, electric boats, or jet skis)! This aquatic playground has waterways, inlets, isles, beaches, waterfront dining, Sea World, and watersports to facilitate a fun day on the water.
  • Point Loma is on a rugged peninsula that’s bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Diego Bay to the east. When you rent a boat in San Diego, ask your captain about sailing around Point Loma during sunset. You can even dock n’ dine at Point Loma Marina, which features a promenade with shops, bars, and restaurants.
  • San Diego Bay is a top sailing destination in Southern California. Cruising around the bay offers incredible views of San Diego’s skyline! Plus, you’ll pass by military ships such as the USS Midway, which is always a unique experience.
  • If you book a multiday catamaran charter in San Diego, consider sailing to Catalina Island. It will take some time and planning with your captain, but once you get there, you’ll find that it’s a beautiful destination to enjoy the outdoors with family or friends!
  • Sportfish fanatic? Consider a fishing charter to La Jolla! Depending on the season, you can catch bluefin tuna, calico bass, yellowtail, or mahi-mahi. Keep in mind that there are certain areas around San Diego that require a fishing license. That’s why it’s best to go with a captain or a boat tour so that you can safely fish and enjoy your day.  

How much does it cost to rent a boat in San Diego?

There are plenty of factors that influence the price of a yacht charter in San Diego including the size of the boat, model, time of year, or the number of guests. For instance, a used pontoon boat that can host a lot of people may cost less than renting a sailboat with a captain for two guests. Plus, you have to consider extras including water toys, fishing gear, snorkel gear, or captain and crew.

  • San Diego motorboat rentals start at around $800/day for up to 6 guests and can cost up to $7,500/day for 8 guests.
  • A sailboat rental in San Diego starts at approximately $900/day and can cost up to $3,500/day, depending on the number of guests.

The harbors in San Diego

A boating and sailing mecca, there are plenty of harbors to begin your boat rental in San Diego! Some marinas include amenities for fuel, slips, toilets, showers, and dining. Pack a cooler full of food and drinks and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Your yacht rental in San Diego may start/end at Point Loma Marina, which also doubles as a promenade with shopping and dining. Mission Bay is also a popular spot to kick off fishing charters at Seaforth Marina or Driscoll Mission Bay. Pier 32 Marina is 6 miles south of downtown San Diego but offers parking and facilities before starting your boat rental.

What can you see/do in San Diego?

San Diego is a coastal city that covers a lot of land; it’s an ideal destination for those who love being outdoors or on the water. But it’s also a food lover’s paradise with a lot of great restaurants, microbreweries, and unique local attractions. 

Here are the best things to do in San Diego:

  • Visit the San Diego Zoo. It’s a great experience for the whole family!
  • Check out the USS Midway and learn its impact on America’s role during World War II.
  • Go to a baseball game at Petco Park and cheer on the Padres!
  • Go bar hopping in the Gaslamp quarter. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and breweries that offer happy hour specials.
  • Grab lunch at Ocean Beach and walk around the craft markets.
  • Take the kids to SeaWorld (and try not to get splashed during the shows!).
  • Walk around the gardens of Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre park with a Spanish-Renaissance influence.
  • Visit Old Town San Diego, the first European settlement in California.
  • Consider action sport rentals at Mission Bay.
  • Rent a boat with a captain in San Diego and spend time on the water!

Renting a boat with a skipper

Click&Boat offers a range of boat rentals with a captain in San Diego. Boaters who are unfamiliar with the area can rent a boat with a captain without having to worry about navigation, anchorage, and docking. Keep in mind that a captain and/or crew may come at an additional cost depending on the number of crew members, the size of the vessel, and other requests. Your San Diego sailing adventure awaits!

What boats should I rent?

Whether you are looking to host a special event, a family vacation, or even a party boat, you are sure to find something that suits your vacation plans by searching for, “boat rental San Diego” on our platform. Depending on your boat charter plans, you may find that a catamaran fits better into your plans than a motorboat, for example. Before renting a boat, make sure to know how many people will be on board, the type of activities you would like to do, and whether you want a captain and/or crew on board. 

The best time to visit San Diego

San Diego has a Mediterranean climate. This means that summers are hot and dry whilst winters are mild.

Looking for the best time for your San Diego boat rental? You should definitely plan your vacation between May and November. During this time, temperatures will be warm, with monthly averages ranging from 68-77°F. There is also very little rain during this time and the water remains pretty warm.

If you’re looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of summer break, we recommend planning your trip between September and November. The weather will still be warm – the average temperature is 77°F in September, dropping only to 68°F in November. There is also very little rainfall, with only 9mm of precipitation (or four days of rain) expected in September and October. What could be better than this?

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In San Diego, privately owned boats are available for rental. See other boats in the area.

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