6 Best Yacht Charters Near Galveston, Texas

Nicole Ann
Nicole Ann 
| 3 min read

A busy life can be stressful and exhausting. If you’re looking for a place where you can refresh your mind, visit Galveston. This island city boasts wonderful places for every vacationer. Top sights to explore around the bay are Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and Clear Creek Channel Lake. NASA Space Center Houston is a great spot for kids. Serene views of the sunrise, sunset, and midnight sky can be enjoyed on a cruise. The best way to discover Galveston is by having a taste of marina life. Many yacht rentals that can accommodate day tours and evening hangouts by the sea are available. Experience life aboard by checking out our selection of the best yacht charters near Galveston, Texas.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. Fully equipped yacht with a spacious salon

This yacht, which is set in Clear Lake Shores between League city and Kemah, includes two staterooms with a double bed and a convertible twin bed, a salon with two couches, a flat-screen TV, and an elevated dining area with lovely marina views. It has a dual-zone air conditioning system and a kitchen with essential appliances, such as a microwave, a stove, a blender, a fridge, and a coffee maker.

Moreover, the clean and family-friendly houseboat has a great location since it is close to Kemah Boardwalk Lighthouse District.

Stayed at this property?
Clear Lake Shores, between League City & Kemah, Texas, United States
6.02 km (3.8 mi) from Space Center Houston
148 reviews   Superhost
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was great since we were there during 106f temp outside
there was plenty of space for 4 females (plus luggage) to be comfortable and relax for the weekend
beautiful yacht comfort bed with cool music system
the 44 foot searay is a beautiful vessel and was very comfortable and accommodating
it was a clean environment
it was very clean and had a lot of cool features
the area and surroundings are also super nice clean and peaceful
very clean yacht wonderful restroom access and parking was great inside the gated community
yacht is clean comfortable and more spacious than you might think
the host is fabulous
kind and attentive host
they were helpful towards me
my privacy was respected by the host
thank you to our host added bonus
great hidden gem but also close to kemah boardwalk
the marina is quiet yet close to the kemah waterfront for shopping restaurants and entertainment
great quiet place- stayed here with my family of 4 - super close to kemah boardwalk
this is a great option for a quiet getaway
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2. Cozy sailboat with two bedrooms (from USD 102)

Located just five minutes away from Kemah Boardwalk, this 36-foot (11-meter) sailboat offers waterfront views and features two bedrooms, a kitchen, a workspace, and a TV area. The kitchen has a refrigerator, an oven, and a coffee maker. The sailboat is also equipped with Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Outside the boat, you will find facilities in the marina, such as the pool, party room, barbecue grill area, showers, and laundry spot. You can join the welcoming host for a cruise and watch a fireworks display off Kemah.

Nearby places to visit are Space Center, TopGolf, Tanger Outlets, Lone Star Flight Museum (Ellington Airport), Haak Vineyard & Winery, Seawolf Park, The Strand-Galveston, and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

Stayed at this property?
Kemah, Texas, United States
5.5 km (3.5 mi) from Space Center Houston
118 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was generally amazing but the only issue we had was with the shower and bathroom setup
what a great experience boat was wonderful and clean and steven’s communication was excellent
steven was a fantastic host
steven was an excellent host
steven is an amazing host
steven was a great host and responded to messages promptly
steven is very nice and helpful
good location within a nice marina
the location is awesome too
great weekend getaway located in a nice quiet marina
best place for a unique yet perfect experience in kemah
you will definitely enjoy your stay on this boat we plan on visiting this airbnb location again
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3. Spacious sailboat with three private cabins

yacht charter galveston | spacious sailboat with three private cabins
Source: airbnb.com

If you’re searching for a boat that’s suitable for your small event, this spacious sailboat is a great fit for you since it can accommodate up to 25 people. The yacht has three private cabins, each furnished with one double bed. A convertible sofa bed is also available in the common area.

Take a dip in the pool or have a soak in a hot tub available on shore. Watch the sunset and fireworks display at night. Extra service for a private lesson aboard the boat can also be availed of, with a separate fee.

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5.37 km (3.4 mi) from Space Center Houston
4 reviews  
Boat 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
so clean we just had a great time
otherwise super clean super quiet super fun marina
a great place to go with a few younger children
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4. Newly remodeled houseboat with decks

Close to Kemah Boardwalk, this newly remodeled, air-conditioned houseboat comes with a bedroom furnished with one double bed, one small double bed, and a bathroom with handy tools, such as a hair dryer, an iron, and hangers. The galley is equipped with cooking and dining essentials. You can marvel at wonderful views during the day on the front, back, and upper decks.

An exclusive man-made island can be a hangout place for you since it features an outdoor shower, a hot tub, a gas grill, canoes, and kayaks. Additional services offered by the host are fishing boat tours, sunset sails, and sail by the bay for the fireworks show in June and July.

Stayed at this property?
Kemah, Texas, United States
4.21 km (2.7 mi) from Space Center Houston
370 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the back air conditioner worked better
beautiful houseboat great theaters chairs and tv in living area very comfortable
they’ve thought of toiletries games kitchen amenities and comfort
houston can be hot but the a/c was more than adequate to keep the boat cool
to really enjoy the experience accept you are on a boat and not in a hotel room
very well kept and clean
super clean and extra cozy we will be returning
drake was very accommodating and the place was very clean
the boat house was well decorated and very clean
the marina’s pool area and locker room were clean and neat
the hosts are great
drake is a great host
a great host and neighbors
he was an excellent host
drake is a great host and very responsive
the location and marina were awesome
close to all clear lake attractions but far from the hustle and bustle
very close to everything and just beautiful
this was an ideal place to stay and look at sailboats for sale close by
cool old houseboat and close to our event on the boardwalk
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5. Lovely yacht with a hot tub

“Love Shack” is a 40-foot (12.2-meter) yacht that can accommodate a maximum of four guests, and it includes one bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom with a hot tub. The bedroom is fitted with one double bed, and a sofa bed is available too. You will have access to a mini pool where you can admire beautiful views of the sky. At night, you can watch a fireworks display from Galveston Bay, which is held on Fridays of June and July.

Make the most of your trip by relaxing on the floating island next to the houseboat. Chill out in the pergola or hot tub and make a sumptuous meal by using the barbecue grill.

Stayed at this property?
Kemah, Texas, United States
4.24 km (2.7 mi) from Space Center Houston
81 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
it was clean and the host is very nice and accommodating
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6. Elegant sailboat with a living room

Set on Clear Lake in Kemah, “Lady Ayra” is a fully equipped sailboat with two bedrooms, a complete kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room. The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed while the other has one double bed. In the living room, you will find a TV and a sofa bed. The boat is also equipped with Wi-Fi and air-conditioning and heating systems. In the patio, pool, or hot tub in the marina, you can take in views of the waterfront or various birds that fly around the dock.

Nearby places to tour are Kemah Boardwalk, which is just 10 minutes away from the dock, NASA Space Center Houston, Galveston, and Moody Gardens.

Stayed at this property?
Kemah, Texas, United States
4.08 km (2.6 mi) from Space Center Houston
150 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we stayed in kemah in early february and we're comfortable with the electric fireplace on the houseboat
the houseboat was cozy and we appreciate all extra blankets were provided on the boat
the a/c on that boat was excellent; it got cold in the middle of the night lol
the a/c kept the boat at perfect temperature even the in middle of the texas summer
the boat was great a/c was plenty coooold exactly as described
the boat was clean and just as the photos represented
their sailboat was clean and very comfortable
the boat was clean and easy to get to
the boat itself was clean and comfortable
the boat was clean and outfitted perfectly for a weekend stay
drake & karen were great hosts
drake and karen were wonderful hosts
drake was a fantastic host
drake was a wonderful host very kind and attentive
they were great hosts and took good care of us
the location was fabulous
great central location to houston and galveston
the location is very convenient to stores restaurants and many attractions
the location is close to many of the attractions within kemah and houston
the location is beautiful and it was a fun experience
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Experience a marina life

A busy life can sometimes be tiring. You can relieve your stress by experiencing a marina life near Galveston Bay; go on sunset sails and watch a fireworks display. Have a great time aboard one of the best yacht charters near Galveston.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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