Rent A Boat In Hawaii, USA - Updated 2021

rent a boat in hawaii
Michelle Jamie
Michelle Jamie
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A favorite summer destination, Hawaii is a state in the US that is located in Oceania. It is also the only state which is comprised of islands. All water lovers will surely enjoy its powdery white sand, underwater scenery, waterfalls, and more. Also, you won’t run out of activities to do here, starting from swimming, surfing, fishing, up to hiking its ancient lava flows and horseback riding with “paniolo” or Hawaii’s cowboys. Make sure you bring lots of sunblock when you visit as you’ll need that for all the water activities and exploring that await you. In case you still don’t have a place to stay in the state, check out our list of excellent boat rentals in Hawaii, and rent a boat for the best holiday ahead.

1. Lovely boat cruiser (from USD 125)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a cruiser boat turned two-bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to five guests. You can book a room, or you can have the whole boat for yourself, in case you want more privacy. Aside from the berth cabins, you’re also free to use the common areas, which include the saloon, the cockpit, the galley, and the deck. Additionally, the boat is operational and often goes on sailing trips. The captain will inform you ahead of time to avoid conflicting schedules.

Yacht Glamping in Oahu
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
46 reviews
Private room in boat 13 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the harbour wifi is spotty but my network connection was strong
th view is nice and the bed is comfy
bathroom is easily figure out-able
Host:
tom was a great host
tom is reliable as he is kind
tom is a great host that makes you feel comfy on his boat
stay tuned thank you for being a great host
tom is a great host very friendly and replies timely to messages
Location:
waterfront location close to public bus would definitely stay again
there is a wholefoods super close with a salad and poke bar
the aveia grew to feel like the floating home of a close friend
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2. Floating vacation rental for two (from USD 182)

If you don’t want to stay in another hotel room during your vacation in Hawaii, why not try living in a boat rental? This Airbnb vacation rental will make your holiday a lot more exciting with its unusual scenario. It is a boat so make sure you’re ready for bumpy seas, unexpected weather changes, and more. The boat rental features one bedroom with a queen-size bed that can accommodate up to two persons. Also, it has a galley, a saloon, and a deck, a covered cockpit, and a comfort room. Additionally, it comes with a trampoline area where you can relax and have fun.

Floating Getaway for Two!
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
23 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it might not be for everyone but we found it to be relaxing convenient and comfortable
Cleanliness:
the boat was very clean and the cabins were comfortable too
Host:
ami and tim were great hosts with a nice beer to welcome us
ami was very helpful
great host and a beautiful sunset on the dock
nice host very nice yacht see you at fujitaya kyoto please check (hidden by airbnb) page fujitayawe are always welcome fujitaya kyoto japanmasa
Location:
the location was fantastic convenient walking distance to downtown honolulu and waikiki
the location was perfect literally right next to ala moana beach park
we stayed on a boat in a prime location how awesome is that? tim was very responsive and helpful
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3. Private yacht with a special cruise (from USD 572)

Do you want to experience living in the waters? If so, you have to book this 38 ft (11.58 m) catamaran that has 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 4 guests. It also has a living area, a kitchen, a bathroom, a deck, and a covered cockpit. Another thing to look forward to during your stay in its beautiful panoramic view of nearby beaches such as Ala Moana Beach, Diamond Beach, and the Waikiki Fireworks. Additionally, included in your booking is a cruise in Mamala Bay, which depends on your schedule.

Private Yacht in Paradise with Cruise included!
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
7 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi connectivity worked great
we had the most fantastic time: we got to snorkeling swim with very large turtles
Cleanliness:
vary clean and plenty of room for the four us to move around
Host:
ami was always very prompt in replying and helpful
Location:
the location is also fantastic great beach and places to eat just a few steps away
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4. Beautiful boat with the essential home features

A 57 ft (17.37 m) sportfisher yacht turned 3-bedroom accommodation is the perfect Airbnb vacation rental during your holiday in Hawaii. Though this is a 1990 model, this boat is sleek, elegant, and has modern furnishing. It is also complete with all the usual home conveniences like a living area and a functional kitchen. If you want to cruise, you can avail the sailing services of the yacht, where a captain will take you to his/her favorite marinas and anchorages, and let you swim and snorkel to your heart’s desire. But, this service comes with an additional charge.

Ho'okipa Yacht - Private Charters in Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
81 reviews
Boat 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable
it was so comfortable and so much space just for the 2 of us
super comfortable place with red wood and leather couches
Cleanliness:
nice clean and a memorable spot to stay in while in hawaii
we found it to be extremely clean well maintained and looking brand new
the yacht was beautiful exceptionally clean and was furnished with anything we needed (except food)
the boat was super clean and had everything we need
the boat is incredibly clean and comfortable
Host:
darryl was a great host and easy to communicate with
the boat is immaculate and you can tell owners absolutely love what they do
darryl and lauren were so friendly and accommodating
darryl and lauren were great hosts and we had a fantastic time
darryl and lauren are wonderful and warm hosts that are responsive and very accomodating
Location:
short walk to a nice family beach
the location is perfect and close to everything honolulu has to offer
location is perfect do it
the location is centralized and allows for easy access to restaurants shopping and sightseeing
perfect location away from waikiki but close enough to visit if that is what you want to do
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5. Cute little boat rental

Lovely home on the water, this Airbnb vacation rental is a 26 ft (7.92 m) boat with 1 bedroom that is ideal for a couple or 2 friends looking for an unusual experience in Hawaii. The boat is docked in the heart of Waikiki and has an excellent view of the surroundings. You can lounge at the deck that features a living room-like space, while sipping wine and waiting for the sunset. Although the boat has no bathroom, there is a safe comfort room within walking distance to your boat rental.

Waikiki Boat - Private Oasis with Free Parking
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
10 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
though it is a boat with a perfectly small cabin room is tight
Host:
zeus is a fantastic host he responded really fast
we had really good communication with our host
Location:
good location close to the beach
the boat is in a great location
fun place to stay on a boat
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6. A beautiful houseboat that has it all

A great adventure awaits you when you book this lovely boat rental in Kewalo Harbor. It is located next to Ala Moana Beach and has amazing Waikiki Fireworks view every Friday night. The boat features one bedroom that can accommodate up to four persons. Also, it has everything your regular hotel room has and more, which includes a sitting area, a functional kitchen, and a deck with a lounge area and dining set-up. You’ll surely have fun and a not-so-typical stay here.

Kuu Sunset Yacht with Sun Deck in Gated Harbor
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
5 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. Yacht glamping (from USD 95)

If you and your friends are tired of camping trips, then you have to try living in a boat rental for a day or two, and experience sleeping beneath the starry sky. This 45 ft (13.72 m) catamaran yacht features 2 bedrooms and lots of other sleeping arrangements, which all can accommodate up to 6 people. Apart from the bedrooms, it has a deck, a kitchen, and a saloon. Also, free breakfast is included as well as a hand pressed coffee. Moreover, there is a kayak, which you can use to explore the area or go back and forth from the boat.

Yacht Glamping Under the Stars
64 reviews
yacht 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The only downfall was that the boat is at the mercy of the winds and waves (no motor)
Skinny dipping and sleeping under the brightest view of the milky way was truly epic
The bed was comfortable and we had perfect weather
and it was her favorite part
He's really spruced it up to be a comfortable stay including speakers twinkle lights a fully equipped kitchen space sun-heated bottles for showering and soft blankets and bedding
Cleanliness:
Don't over pack clothes
The views from bed were to die for and Brent was so laid back
Host:
We had a wonderful time on the boat Brent was a great host very uncomplicated to communicate with
Brent was a great host able to answer all questions and turned us on to some great dive sites
He helped us get out to the boat with our things and took us for snorkeling over beautiful reefs
He took us out snorkling and diving
Brent was very accommodating and made us feel right at home
Location:
Brent also went out of his way to make a special gluten free breakfast due to my allergies of gluten
No shortage of maple syrup either
but we found snacks and sandwiches to be easier
We had a wonderful time listening to his and Captain Tom's stories and just being out on the water in beautiful Maui
Bobbing in the bay for a long period of time led both of us to get seasick
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Have an awesome time at Hawaii

A paradise on earth worth visiting for its beautiful beaches and friendly locals, Hawaii will surely make your holiday unforgettable. Make sure to check out our list of wonderful boat rentals in Hawaii, before booking your accommodation.

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Michelle is a book-loving travel-junkie who tries to write for a living. Her goal is to explore the world, get to know as many people as she can, and inspire others to do the same, for she believes...Read more

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