The Best Boat Hire in San Diego

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Party Cruiser in the Bay for Up To 12 People!
hourA$359
San DiegoMotor Yacht
Super Owner12 guests

Party Cruiser in the Bay for Up To 12 People!

Double Decker Pontoon Party Boat
hourA$216
San DiegoPontoon
Super Owner10 guests

Double Decker Pontoon Party Boat

60' Power Yacht For Private Charter
hourA$790
San DiegoMotor Yacht
Super Owner12 guests

60' Power Yacht For Private Charter

Cruise Mission Bay on a Double Deck Pontoon Boat
hourA$251
San DiegoPontoon
Super Owner13 guests

Cruise Mission Bay on a Double Deck Pontoon Boat

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 CoronadoLeucadiaChula VistaOceansideDana Point, and Newport BeachLake 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.

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    Eric
    Fun Boating in San Diego (Mission Bay) with 23' Yamaha Powerboat!

    Paul was great!!! He took us to all the cool places in such a chill environment. Easy to work with. Does the work himself like a pro. Easy to talk to and enjoy the time spent on the water. It’s like going on a boat with your friend who just wants to take you out for a good time! Highly recommended if you visit SD use this service and use this boat for your trip! You will not regret it!!

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    Mary
    60' Power Yacht For Private Charter

    This was our first time booking a yacht, but we wanted enough room to have a fun 3 hour boat ride for our whole family. The owner, captain and first mate were all so nice and friendly, attending to our every need and keeping us safe and on schedule. I especially appreciated how kind they were to my young son, often calling him by name to let him know there was something super cool to see. The fridge and bathroom were so handy, just being able to bring food, drinks and let ourselves enjoy the trip. I’d book them again for sure!! Highly recommended.

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    Desiree
    Fun Boating in San Diego (Mission Bay) with 23' Yamaha Powerboat!

    Paul is a great guy! Easy going and funny. Definitely a good time had by all. We will be back. And even though we don't really need a Captain- we will want Paul along for the ride! Thanks again Paul. Hope to do it again real soon

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    Tia
    Prestine 56' Sea Ray Motor Yacht for 12

    Jennifer was so quick at responding to the booking request and any questions we had. The boat was even more stunning than we imagined and the Crew were the icing on the cake. Our party had an amazing experience and we got some wonderful sunset photographs.

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    Calli
    Double Decker Pontoon Party Boat

    Justin and Captain Lewis were great! Easy to organize a time and get everything set up for my boyfriends birthday. Lewis was super accommodating and flexible with whatever we wanted to do with our time on the boat. Would definitely book with them again!

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    jennifer
    Jet Ski rental (per ski) 3 Hour Special $175

    Will was everything he said he was. More punctual and presentable than most services these days! Loved the whole day and experience! Since we can’t fly and get out of town this summer, we chose to fly with Will’s fun Sea Doos... the best in SD!