New to Boatsetter

To rent a boat through our website, please enter the following information in the search bar:

  • Location (city and state)
  • Date(s)
  • Number of Passengers
  • Rental Type (Captained or Non-captained)

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 have identified a boat (or a few!) that looks like a good fit, you can confirm its availability by sending the owner a message using the "Message Owner" button towards the bottom of the listing description, under the owner's name. This will prompt you to include dates and package type. 

Please note: unavailable dates will reflect in gray, and you won’t get charged to enter dates and message an owner!

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 inquiries will be blocked from approval. Should you wish to book multiple boats on the same day, please reach out to our support team by emailing us at