The Best Boat Hire in San Diego

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Luxury 32' Double Decker Pontoon Boat in Mission Bay
San DiegoPontoon
Super Owner15 guests

Luxury 32' Double Decker Pontoon Boat in Mission Bay

Party Cruiser in the Bay for Up To 12 People!
San DiegoMotor Yacht
Super Owner12 guests

Party Cruiser in the Bay for Up To 12 People!

Best of 2019: Party & Watersports Boat for Large Groups 🎉
San Diego
Super Owner18 guests

Best of 2019: Party & Watersports Boat for Large Groups 🎉

FAST FUN Bowrider + Covid-19 Ready
San DiegoBowrider
Super Owner8 guests

FAST FUN Bowrider + Covid-19 Ready

Double Decker Pontoon Party Boat
San DiegoPontoon
Super Owner10 guests

Double Decker Pontoon Party Boat

60' Power Yacht For Private Charter
San DiegoMotor Yacht
Super Owner12 guests

60' Power Yacht For Private Charter

Things to Know About Hiring a Boat in San Diego

Oceanside, Mission Bay, and The Big Bay are the three harbors of San Diego. These also offer marina facilities, giving you the advantage of mooring your boat with ease. To explore San Diego waterways, hire a boat, take a private captained charter, or even go for scheduled excursions. With hundreds of boat listings available, GetMyBoat can offer you the best boat hire or charter for your travel needs. Hiring a boat in San Diego is the best way to enjoy all that this city has to offer, seeing the stunning buildings from the perspective of the water. 

Are you hosting a private event in San Diego? Why not have your venue be on a boat? Chartering a boat for private events is a great way to bring your guests together and deliver an experience they'll never forget. 

San Diego has many inland lakes and coastal beaches where you can hire small boats and kayaks. Paddle your way around on a kayak hire in San Diego to get an excellent workout while exploring the city. Stand-up paddleboards are also a unique way to get some exercise while on vacation in San Diego. 

Anglers on a trip to San Diego won't be disappointed if they book a fishing charter. Experience an incredible day on a trawler boat, reeling in great catches. An experienced fishing captain will take you to all the best spots where they're biting. 

Pamper yourself by booking a dinner cruise in San Diego. Watch the sunset over the Pacific as you enjoy a meal and a glass of wine while the captain and crew sort out all the details.

For adventurous travelers in San Diego - consider booking a water sports experience or scuba diving. Scuba charters and fun activities like jet ski hires, snorkeling, and shark diving are the perfect way to get an adrenaline rush while visiting San Diego. 

Ecotourism in San Diego is also a thriving industry. For an eco-tour, book a whale watching trip to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. 

If you are in a mood to go beyond San Diego, make sure to explore the waters of the adjoining places such as Leucadia, Coronado, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Dana Point, and Newport Beach.

Make your way up the coast and visit the surrounding waters of Coronado, Leucadia, Chula VistaOceansideDana Point, and Newport Beach. Lake Perris and Big Bear Lake are popular freshwater boating areas near San Diego in Moreno Valley.

While on land in San Diego, be sure to check out the famous San Diego Zoo. It's one of the top things to experience while you're in the city.

Marinas in San Diego

Some of the top marinas in San Diego include Sunroad Resort Marina, Cabrillo Isle Marina, Glorietta Bay Marina & Yacht Club and Kona Kai Marina. The marinas are great places to go for boating advice, to watch yachts cruise in and out, and to explore while you're walking around in San Diego. There are lots of cool bars and restaurants nearby, and you can easily access the marinas from the city. 

About San Diego

With a pleasantly warm temperature, steady winds, and inviting waters, it is hard to escape the lure of the lively beachside town of San Diego. This beloved coastal city in Southern California is a favorite for many travelers making their way through the highlights of the state. Although many believe that the welcoming climate is the primary reason why people love this place, boating is easily a worthy contender. From a laidback recreational pursuit to more adventurous races, San Diego is a boating city. This pastime is further nurtured by the 70 miles of Pacific Ocean beaches that offer ample playground’ to practice the art of cruising.

The best time of year to visit San Diego is during September and October when the temperatures are still pleasant but the peak tourist season has passed. Summer is the perfect time for warm weather, it never reaches unbearable heat in San Diego, but travel will be more expensive in June - August in the city. 

To get to San Diego, catch a flight to its international airport, which is close to downtown. Hiring a car is a good way to get around, but you can use the public transport system as well. You can also arrive by car on the major highways from other US Cities, or Amtrak train. 

Using GetMyBoat to Hire Your Next Boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to search quickly, compare prices, submit inquiries, and pay for your hire or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for customers to facilitate a seamless transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of boaters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in San Diego.

  1. CD
    60' Power Yacht For Private Charter

    We had rented this yacht for a milestone Birthday, and Justin was very accommodating. He entrusted Chris to be our Captain, Dustin our First Mate and Holly as our Hostess. The night was flawless with their help and they were extremely friendly and willing to go the extra mile. There is nothing I can say I would have changed. Kudos to all who helped us that night.

  2. JT
    Fun Boating in San Diego (Mission Bay) with 23' Yamaha room for 10!!!

    Paul is very easy going and knows where to go in SD. Boat is clean and well taken care of. Great experience and I’d recommend him and his boat for anyone looking for a great guided tour or if you have somewhere in mind he knows all of the SD waters well. Can’t think of anything that could have made our trip any better 5+ stars.

  3. CM
    Fun Boating in San Diego (Mission Bay) with 23' Yamaha room for 10!!!

    You should know that Paul is the nicest captain ever!!! he is very flexible and will show you a good time. Paul has great communication and his boat is packed with essentials like a phone charger, bluetooth for music, paper towels and trash bags. You can bring anything on the boat.

  4. JB
    Fun Boating in San Diego (Mission Bay) with 23' Yamaha room for 10!!!

    Paul was a great captain. Very nice guy and gave us the exact experience we were wanting. He was flexible when our plans changed last minute and was very willing to work something out with us when their was rain in the forecast for our original date. 10/10 would definitely recommend!

  5. am
    Double Decker Pontoon Party Boat

    Don’t look any further! Super fun boat, plenty of room to move around and Capt. Louie was super accommodating to make sure we all had a good time. Make sure you hang out on the top deck, views are cool. We had a great time and will book again!!

  6. RM
    50' of Fun and the Best House Party Yacht on the Bay

    My friends said it was the best party they had ever been to! The staff were super helpful with set up and Captain John was always quick to answer any question I had. Book you won't regret it :)