The Best Boats for Hire Near Folly Beach, South Carolina

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What to know about hiring a boat in Folly Beach, South Carolina

Hiring a boat during your visit to Folly Beach is a must. You can explore on a boat from Charleston or hire in Folly Beach and cruise around, stopping at spots like Sullivan’s Island or Morris Island. Hire a boat on your own or charter a boat in Folly Beach for the perfect South Carolina boat day.

Sailboat hires and sailing charters from Folly Beach are a popular choice among visitors and locals alike. Cruise in the gentle breeze around Folly Beach, catching the wind and seeing the coast from the comfort of your own sailboat. Monohull and catamaran sailboats are available to hire or charter from Folly Beach for the perfect sailing day.

If you want to enjoy water sports during your stay in Folly Beach, head over to Charleston to try out a variety of fun and exciting water sports. Try your luck at kiteboarding or take a lesson from the pros in Folly Beach. If you’ve always wanted to experience flyboarding, you can book it with GetMyBoat in this stunning part of South Carolina. Fly out of the water on a jetpack and learn this unique water sport in Folly Beach.

Captained fishing charters are a popular option in Folly Beach. A local fishing guide will load up a boat and take you and your fishing crew to the best spots around Folly Beach for a day of casting off and catching lots of fish. Book a fishing charter with a captain, or you can hire all the equipment and a boat on your own if you’d prefer to go out with just your fishing buddies.

A fantastic experience to have in Folly Beach, especially for active travelers and fitness-focused folks is a kayak hire. Hiring a kayak and paddling yourself on the Folly River or in the open ocean is a great way to get some exercise while getting to see the natural beauty of this part of South Carolina. Reconnect with nature in Folly Beach on a kayak. You might even get to see dolphins and other wildlife.

Events in Folly Beach

Folly Beach is an excellent spot to visit if you love summer festivals and other city-wide events. From the Sea & Sand festival in September to the Bill Murray-look-alike Polar Plunge, you can find a fun event on the beachfront at any time of year in Folly Beach. Visit for the Christmas Parades or go on a Folly Beach boat party for an unforgettable time.

Top Things to do in Folly Beach, South Carolina

While on land in Folly Beach, there are plenty of things to see and do to keep yourself busy! Visit the pier and take a walk on the boardwalk, lay out your beach towel in the sand and work on your tan, or chat with a fisherman casting off from the docks. There is a bait & tackle shop in case you want to stop and throw a line out yourself to see what you can reel in!

The Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve & Beach Access is a big draw in Folly Beach, where you can take photos with the iconic lighthouse, and it’s the perfect spot for bird watching since it’s a nature preserve where many wild birds inhabit.

Marinas in Folly Beach

There are several marinas in Folly Beach to check out during your stay in this seaside city. Sunset Cay Marina, Mariners Cay Marina, and Tolers Cove Marina are all spots worth visiting if you’d like to get boating advice or maps of the local area. The marinas in Folly Beach are also a great place to go for a walk, enjoy a sunset, or have a meal at a nearby restaurant like Pier 101 Seafood Restaurant or Loggerhead’s Beach Grill.

Using GetMyBoat to Hire Your Next Boat

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About Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach is a beautiful seaside city in South Carolina, just a 20-minute drive outside of Charleston. It’s a famous summer resort town, but it does attract visitors all year-round. It’s a beautiful place for whale-watching, boating, and relaxing. If you’re lucky, you might even run into local celebrity resident, Bill Murray!

The best time of year to visit Folly Beach and Folly Island is during the spring when temperatures are warm, and the city is full of gorgeous blooming flowers. Winter is mild, but it can be too cold to enjoy the beaches, and sometimes there is even light snowfall. The summer is the rainiest season, with the risk of occasional hurricanes hitting the coast. The summer can be a great time to visit, however, as it also has high temperatures and sunshine for enjoying the outdoor activities of the city.

To get to Folly Beach, you can drive in from Charleston if you are flying to the international airport there. Folly Beach is small, you can walk around a lot of the beachfront and city center on foot, but having a car will make visiting local towns and attractions easier. Hire a car from the airport in Charleston or drive in from other major cities on the eastern seaboard of the United States.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Folly Beach.

  1. BG
    17' Classic Boston Whaler Charter in Folly Beach

    What a great experience! Billy was easy to communicate with and personanable. The boat ride was fun. He made a special effort to help us experience dolphins, collect beautiful seashells, see the lighthouse and even take dip in the ocean from a sandbar! Highly recommend!

  2. CC
    Sailing Catana 431 Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    Thank you Captain Ryan and Co Captain Barrel for rolling out the red carpet for my friends and I during my birthday celebration. We are definitely going to be booking you again and counting down the days in making that happen! Thank you from the bottoms of my heart and God Bless! Hope to see you soon and now I am ready to sail!

  3. DS
    Sailing Catana 431 Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    Sometimes it feels like things are just meant to be! That’s how the experience with Cpt. Ryan was. My sons’ and I had a chance to sail for the first time, learn local history, play our music, get a quick dip in the water and even a moment behind the wheel. This was the BEST part of our vacation in Charleston.

  4. TK
    Sailing Catana 431 Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    My wife and I, four teenagers and the dog and we all loved it! Do yourself a favor and book with Ryan. Perfect way to finish the day with a sunset sail with the sky on fire.

  5. SL
    The sandbar explorer, lets go find our own private island!

    We had a great time. We were able to stop and tour as needed. Boat was in great shape. Timing was flexible and we never felt rushed. I would definitely recommend.

  6. BB
    Sailing Catana 431 Catamaran Yacht in Folly Beach

    Ryan-10/10. We had the best time. Super accommodating and we we’re running late due to traffic and he was so flexible and made sure we had the best time. Had speakers and cookies...what else does a girl need!