The Best Boat Hire in San Francisco
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What to Know About Boat Hires in San Francisco
San Francisco boat hires offer a wide range of options from chartering a boat with a captain to hiring one and take the helm. Chartering a boat in this part of California enables you to kick back and enjoy the cruise, without having to worry about driving or all the other little details. Charter anything from a small powerboat to cruise around or a luxury catamaran for the perfect day of sailing.
Chartering a boat for a day is a very relaxing way to stay close to the waters. Sunset and dinner cruises are also available for a more romantic experience. Hire a motor yacht or a sailboat for a luxurious day of exploring around San Francisco. Cruising beneath the Golden Gate Bridge or taking a ferry that departs from the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street are experiences you'll never forget.
If you're the type of traveler who enjoys getting exercise during your travels, check out our offerings for kayak hires and standup paddleboard hires and lessons in San Francisco. You can embark on a memorable tour with a guide, or hire equipment on your own for a few hours of exploring, It's a fantastic upper body workout, the perfect option for sporty travelers and fitness fanatics.
You can hire watercrafts as small as a kayak to huge power and sailboats on the Bay. If you love fishing, go for a half-day or full-day fishing trip. Depending upon the season your catch might include rockfish, salmon, halibut, albacore, or sanddabs. Book a full-service fishing charter in San Francisco with GetMyBoat for the perfect day of reeling and relaxing on a boat.
For adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies, consider booking a water sports experience while in San Francisco. Try a kiteboarding lesson or book a jet ski to fly through the waves at high speed!
A wonderful experience to have in San Francisco that you're sure to never forget is a whale watching tour. Climb aboard a passenger boat in the Bay and cruise out where you can see gray whales swimming in their natural habitat. It's something that you and your travel companions will never forget.
Boating Locations in San Francisco
The predictable winds and the iconic sights that dot the city of San Francisco often make it a favorite destination for boaters. Although San Francisco has countless ways to keep you busy, spending a day on the Bay is not something you should miss.
Not sure where to spend your time on the bay? Our boats in San Francisco are perfect vessels to spend on the water. Sausalito, Foster City, San Jose, Emeryville, Tiburon, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, and San Mateo are also some of the recommended places to spend time on the water.
Boating Events in San Francisco
A few epic boating events that take place in San Francisco include the Lighted Boat Parade by Fisherman's Wharf, the Master Mariner's Regatta where gorgeous wooden boats sail the harbor in friendly competition, and the Rolex Big Boat Series sailing competition from the San Francisco Yacht Club.
Marinas in San Francisco
A few of the most notable marinas in San Francisco include The San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor, the Marina at Pier 39, and Gashouse Cove Marina. These marinas are all in iconic locations around the city on the water. One of the best free things you can do on a visit to San Francisco is to take a walk by the marinas and admire the boats cruising in and out of the harbor and around the bay. Watch the sunset here for an unforgettable view.
About San Francisco, California
A hilly landscape, classic Victorian houses, and the perfect mild climate is the backdrop for you to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco. Since the city is on a peninsula and is surrounded by water on three sides, the Bay Area promises a lot of exciting opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Whether you have your boat or are hiring or chartering, San Francisco’s waters will never disappoint you.
The best time of year to visit San Francisco is during the autumn months of September and October. The peak summer months are beautiful but can be more expensive, and the winters in San Francisco are usually dreary with lots of rain and gray skies.
San Francisco is easy to get to by flight to its international airport, by Greyhound bus or driving in on major highways.
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 boat hire inquiries, and pay for your boat hire or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for customers to facilitate a seamless hire/charter transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of customers to their boat and provide the security and safety checks on each hire/charter transaction.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in San Francisco.
This experience was incredible! We had the most perfect day and the most perfect captain. Saw all of the sites including the Golden Gate Bridge from underneath, Alcatraz and the SF city coastline. Luxurious way to spend an afternoon! Highly recommend!
Captain Tim was excellent to work with. Quick response time and provided our family with a memorable experience! His boat has all the amenities you could ask for. He pointed out dolphins and brought us to all the iconic landmarks! Great experience. Our 7 and 3 yr old had a blast!!
Captain Tim was an amazing and adaptable captain. You can tell he put a lot of thought into the customer experience. The boat has everything you'd need for a good time. It has soft drinks and snacks on deck, towels, cup holders, sound system, fireplace, and a full galley kitchen. He was very flexible and will take you anywhere you want in the area, but his suggested route was perfect. We got great views of downtown SF, the golden gate bridge, and Alcatraz. He spent some time with us at the very end and we loved being able to learn more about him. He's super friendly with a sexy australian accent, can't go wrong with that.
Giane was the best host and Ryan was the best Captain. We had the best time and the boat was beautiful, the captain Ryan was fantastic, and Giane was so responsive. I would recommend this boat to anyone- thank you so much!
Rick is lovely and very communicative ahead of time, and we felt very safe with Covid protocols and etc. It was a beautiful day for sailing on the Bay—my only regret was not booking more time!
What a wonderful day on the Bay! Rick was friendly, welcoming and educational, he rekindled my love for the wind on the water. His yacht is modern, stable and sleek in the water, he keeps it in great condition too. The Marina location is great too for a loop around San Francisco Bay.