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The Best Boat Hire in San Diego

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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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    Pooja
    47ft Carver Yacht Captained Charter in San Diego

    CAPTAIN KEN WAS GREAT!! HE WAS VERY FUNNY AND LET US BE WHEN WE PARTIED! HE TOOK US EVERYWHERE AND WAS VERY UNDERSTANDING WITH OUR LARGE GROUP! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!!

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    Kendra Renee
    Charter 50ft "Bella Luna" Luxury Motor Yacht in San Diego, California

    We are so happy we booked with Captain John and the Bella Luna for my husband's surprise 50th birthday party. Captain John was extremely accommodating and informative. The boat offers multiple areas for socializing-plenty of shade and sun opportunities with different vistas from each area. It was a wonderful tour around the bay and we all really enjoyed seeing the sea lions perch! We would definitely do it again and highly recommend it to people looking for an unusual, memorable and relaxing event site! Thank you Mike and Captain John for everything.

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    Sara
    Sunset Sail aboard a Beneteau Oceanis 40 Sailing Yacht

    The entire experience was great! I selected this listing because I have sailed on this type of vessel before and liked it. Aaron was communicative from the start and made everything very easy. Once on board he was easy going and friendly, told us whatever we wanted to know, provided wine and snacks and the cutest puppy to play with if we wanted to! The weather was beautiful, Aaron is a great sailor and guide and we couldn't have loved it more. We arrived a few minutes late and at the end he offered us more time at no charge to compensate for the missed time, which was really nice. We plan to come back during the Jan - March time frame and will definitely hit up Aaron for a trip out to see the Whales! Highly recommend. Don't look further!

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    Giovanni
    Jet Ski rental Mon-Thurs 3 hr special $175

    Will is great, he made sure we know how everything works and made sure we are accommodated properly. Communication was excellent and was on time, and gave us tips on where to ride especially since we have our daughter with us who is driving for the first time. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends and the fact that his jet skis are in excellent condition and well maintained. Thank you for an amazing time and experience.

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    Kyle
    FAST FUN Bowrider + Wakeboard & Tubes Rental Ready

    Lisa and Anthony’s boat was great. They included an inner tube, wakeboards (a Hyperlite 137 and one other) and ropes. Everything we needed. They were super accommodating and made sure we were all set with everything before we went out. Pickup and return of the boat was super smooth. Would highly recommend!

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    Andrew
    FAST FUN Bowrider + Wakeboard & Tubes Rental Ready

    If you are looking for the perfect boat with the perfect hosts, this is it. The price was right and the boat was awesome! Anthony and Lisa responded to our requests and also offered two different types of rafts and/or wake boards. We will be renting again with them!!