The Best Boat Hire in San Diego

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Party Cruiser in the Bay for Up To 12 People!
hour£183
San DiegoMotor Yacht
Super Owner12 guests

Party Cruiser in the Bay for Up To 12 People!

Cruise Mission Bay on a Double Deck Pontoon Boat
hour£128
San DiegoPontoon
Super Owner13 guests

Cruise Mission Bay on a Double Deck Pontoon Boat

FAST FUN Bowrider + Covid-19 Ready
hour£102
San DiegoBowrider
Super Owner8 guests

FAST FUN Bowrider + Covid-19 Ready

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.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in San Diego.

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    Sarah
    Winter Ready 34 Ft LARGE Double Decker Tiki Pontoon Boat on Mission Bay

    Jake and Taylor made this experience so exciting and memorable for my entire family. During these COVID times going out can be unsettling however these two made us feel so comfortable by providing us with our own space and sanitation needs in order to remain safe. This boat was well equipped for an awesome day on the bay. We were a group of 6 with two dogs and we had tons of space with multiple areas for relaxation. 10/10 would recommend these guys. Thanks again for an amazing experience :)

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    Tara
    Luxury 32' Double Decker Pontoon Boat in Mission Bay

    This boat was absolutely perfect for our group! The pick up and drop off spot worked seamlessly and we had everything we needed on the boat for a fantastic ride. Jeff was very responsive and flexible with our booking. Would definitely take a ride on this boat again!

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    haidy
    Private Boating Party in San Diego downtown or Mission Bay room for 8-12!!!

    Thank you so much it was so lit and your vibe is amazing we literally had so much fun with you, you even gave us extra time on the boat and you had such good communication with us we appreciate you and definitely recommend you!!!!

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    Melynda
    Winter Ready 34 Ft LARGE Double Decker Tiki Pontoon Boat on Mission Bay

    Jake and Taylor are AMAZING! Everything was so well organized and communication was on point. Jake gave the perfect tour of the bay for our friends who had never been to San Diego before. Thank you again for the perfect day out on the water!

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    Antonio
    Luxury 32' Double Decker Pontoon Boat in Mission Bay

    Brian was great. Everybody had good time. All have fun with Paddle-board and Lillypad. I will recommend to book with Jeff and Brian. I will book again soon! Thank You

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    Lesli
    Private Boating Party in San Diego downtown or Mission Bay room for 8-12!!!

    We had a wonderful experience with Paul! We took 7 kids out and he was so friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful day and would highly recommend to anyone!