New to Boatsetter

To rent a boat through our website, enter your rental location in the search bar and a list of available boats will appear. Be sure to filter by date, duration, captain, and number of passengers.

For booking requests and inquiries, you can message owners directly through the site. Each owner will have specific boat rules and policies on fuel, crew, time slots, etc. The best way to get answers to your questions is to message the owner of the boat you are interested in directly. 

Once you've identified a boat that looks like a good fit, you can send a booking request to the owner by clicking the "Request to Book" or "Instant Book" button. You will be required to fill out booking details such as the date, duration, start time, and number of passengers. ​If you prefer to ask the boat owner questions before entering payment information, scroll down on the listing past “Boat location” and select "Message owner.”

The booking is not considered finalized until it’s approved by the boat owner and payment is collected. You will be charged the full rental amount upon approval. If the boat has “Instant Book” enabled, you will be charged the full rental amount once you complete the checkout process.

We suggest allowing owners 24 hours to respond to your message or booking requests. We also suggest looking for similar boats that check the boxes you're looking for in a rental and messaging those owners. This will increase your chances of getting out on the water!

A renter cannot be double charged for a second booking on the same date. This means you can send multiple booking requests for any given day without worrying about being charged twice. We only charge a renter on the first booking that is approved by the owner and all other booking requests will be blocked from approval. Should you wish to book multiple boats on the same day, please reach out to Boatsetter Support at contact@boatsetter.com for assistance.