Best Boat Charters
in San Diego

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored boat charters on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best boat charters in San Diego, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Adventure R.I.B. Rides

Adventure R.I.B. Rides is a whale watching tour agency in San Diego, California that offers private charter excursions. The whales commonly seen from May to December are blue whales, fin whales, humpback whales, and minke whales. The whales seen from January to April include gray whales, fin whales, and humpback whales. Adventure R.I.B. Rides is a proud member of the California Gray Whale Coalition and has the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

San Diego, CA(619) 808-2822


Adventuress Luxury Catamaran

Adventuress Luxury Catamaran is a boat rental service in San Diego, California. As a private yacht charter, they offer charter options, corporate events, whale watching, weddings, entertainment, and catering. Adventuress Luxury Catamaran is a proud member of Meeting Professionals International, San Diego Concierge Association, and the San Diego Tourism Authority.

San Diego, CA(619) 781-7100


Aolani Catamaran Sailing

Aolani Catamaran Sailing is the first private yacht charter company business in San Diego, California. Their comfortable, well-appointed catamaran vessel is certified by the Coast Guard to sail with up to 48 passengers including in the open ocean. Aolani Catamaran Sailing won San Diego A-List's Best City Tour twice, in 2014 and 2016 and was rated #1 Activity by Lifestyle Magazine for San Diego & Coronado.

San Diego, CA(619) 807-8000


Boat Bed & Breakfast

Boat Bed & Breakfast is a bed and breakfast yacht hotel in San Diego, California that offers charter and dockside accommodations. This establishment owns seven beautiful boats that have been converted into an extraordinary bed and breakfast experience. Their yachts include the Agavero, Mea Culpa, Elegante, Czech Mate, Ode to Our Joy, Seas the Day, and Slipaway. Boat Bed & Breakfast has outstanding ratings and reviews on Yelp and VRBO.

San Diego, CA(619) 743-8600


California Cruisin' Yacht Charters

California Cruisin' Yacht Charters is a boat rental service located in San Diego, California. Their yacht charters include sailboats, powerboats, weddings, dinner cruises, and overnight stays. California Cruisin’s San Diego yacht charters and bay cruises are an exciting way to see the city’s spectacular skyline and world-famous harbor, or to just soak up the sunshine while cruising the San Diego Bay.

San Diego, CA(619) 296-8000


Cast Off Sailing

Cast Off Sailing is a boat rental business located in San Diego, California. A mild climate and steady winds make San Diego the ultimate playground for boating of all kinds. They offer a sailing adventure for $85 per person for three hours, a whale watching adventure for $85 per person for three and a half hours, and a private sailing adventure for $499 for three hours and up to six guests.

San Diego, CA(858) 952-9390


Chere Amie Yacht Charters

Chere Amie Yacht Charters is a cruise agency and boat charter business founded in 2008 in San Diego, California. They host birthdays and private parties, weddings and formal events, and business meetings. Their crew has already served 217,000 passengers on 2,100 cruises for more than 8,700 hours and counting. Chere Amie Yacht Charters is where luxury meets affordability.

San Diego, CA(888) 749-6559


Coletta Sportfishing

Coletta Sportfishing is a fishing charter service located in San Diego, California. Their Captain, Christopher “Chris” Coletta, has more than 35 years of fishing experience.Their charter boat, Wanu, is a custom 32′ Marshall flybridge sport fisher powered by a 250 HP Cummins Turbo Diesel with the latest in digital controls. Wanu was specifically designed and built to fish the coastal waters of Southern California. Coletta Sportfishing was voted as the Top Charter Boat in San Diego for 2015 by

San Diego, CA(858) 922-4328


Duffy of San Diego

Duffy of San Diego is a rental and charter service in San Diego, California that offers corporate event services. They provide 90 minute captained charters with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers. Their rental boats include the Snug Harbor, Sun Cruser 1, and Sun Cruser 2. Their charter boat, the Bay Island, is available for a public or private cruise. Duffy of San Diego won the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

San Diego, CA(888) 582-6080


Harbor Yacht Clubs

Harbor Yacht Clubs is a boat charter company with locations in San Diego and Long Beach, California that has been in business for over 20 years. They offer a sailing club, sailboat rentals, and sailing lessons. Their sailboat fleet is composed of 11 boats, and their sailing school is award-winning.

San Diego, CA(619) 291-7245


Mai Tai Yacht Charters

Mai Tai Yacht Charters is a yacht charter business in San Diego, California with a 41’ sporting yacht harbored in Harbor Island. Clients can experience the beauty of San Diego Bay from the deck of their yacht charter. Customers are free to bring their cameras, as the photo opportunities are plentiful. This yacht charter offers beautiful sunset cruises, corporate outings, special events, private celebrations, and snorkeling tours.

San Diego, CA(858) 583-3447


Next Level Sailing

Next Level Sailing is a boat tour agency founded in 2003 in San Diego, California that specializes in corporate and private charters. Their charter services include corporate entertainment, groups up to 76, corporate whale watching, catering/dining, and weddings. Next Level Sailing is the official partner of the San Diego Maritime Museum.

San Diego, CA(619) 577-4008


Sail JADA Charters, LLC

Sail JADA Charters, LLC is a boat tour agency established in 1938 in San Diego, California. Their sail charters include corporate charters, private charters, memorials at sea, sunset cruises, whale watching, weddings at sea, and public charters. Sail JADA Charters, LLC has a public charter as well and is the only authentic classic wooden sailing yacht available for charter in San Diego.

San Diego, CA(858) 222-9479


Sail San Diego

Sail San Diego is a charter boat company that provides 12 different sailing and fishing options for 2 people to up to 50. They also have a yacht brokerage and specialize in private fishing trips and sailing lessons located in San Diego. Their crew has over 80 years of experience in the chartering business. Sail San Diego won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence six years in a row and in 2016, they received the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award. The fishing division was rated #1 Charter Company in 2016 by Fishing Booker, and their boat won fourth in the Make-a-Wish Tuna Challenge, with their captain winning first place in 2016. Sail San Diego is used by concierges of top hotels throughout the San Diego metro area.

San Diego, CA(619) 297-7426


San Diego Bay Cruises

San Diego Bay Cruises is a private yacht charter network located in San Diego, California. They provide sailing yachts, sport fishing boats, motor yachts, mega yachts, small boats and sport crafts, and boatels- boat hotels. Their featured yacht is Antonina. San Diego Bay Cruises is a proud sponsor of the San Diego Brews Cruise.

San Diego, CA(619) 928-2441


San Diego Luxury Sailing

San Diego Luxury Sailing is a sailing charter boat located in San Diego, California. Their charter options include sunset sail, day sail, whale watching, romantic sunset sail for two, overnight at anchor, engagement proposal, and more. They also offer fun yachting activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking, a dock and dine at one of San Diego's finest restaurants, the Humphreys and Summer Pops concert series, and swimming and snorkeling. In 2015, San Diego Luxury Sailing received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

San Diego, CA(404) 441-9414


SV Sweet Angel

SV Sweet Angel is a sailboat charter business in San Diego, California that boasts over 42 years of sailing experience. This establishment has one of the newest and best-looking 42-foot charter sailboats available. They are a competitively priced sailing charter service with an experienced captain. SV Sweet Angel has excellent reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor.

San Diego, CA(909) 496-7800


Waterhorse Charters

Waterhorse Charters is a SCUBA tour agency located in San Diego, California that provides trips to Wreck Alley, Coronado Islands, Kelp Beds, and various points in between. Their custom vessel, the Humboldt, was designed especially for scuba diving with an overall length of 45' and a 16' beam. They can carry 22 passengers on board at a top speed of 30 mph and a cruising speed of 26 mph. Waterhorse Charters offers SCUBA diving with ample space, a friendly crew, good food, and all the details that make for an unforgettable dive.

San Diego, CA(619) 224-6195


West Coast Multihulls

West Coast Multihulls is a boat dealer in San Diego, California that specializes in sailing lessons, Catamaran charter, and fleet. With Catamaran charter, they offer charter with a captain, San Diego day sails and tours, bareboat charter, and boatel- a fresh alternative to a staying in a hotel. West Coast Multihulls has great reviews and ratings on Yelp and Trip Advisor.

San Diego, CA(619) 517-5630


Zolna Yachts

Zolna Yachts is a boat rental service business, formerly known as San Diego Bay Vacation and Zolna Yacht Charters. This company is located in San Diego, California and offers yachts, charters, and lodging. Their services range from basic to elegant catering, wedding planning and coordination, corporate event and team building, party planning, and even massage therapy on the bay. They offer an exceptional level of skill, knowledge, and professionalism to their clients.

San Diego, CA(858) 688-1063


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