Top 9 Yacht Charters Near Houston, Texas - Updated 2024

Rachelle Anne
Rachelle Anne 
Contributing Writer
Updated
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Houston is the most populated city in Texas and is associated with iconic figures like Beyoncé, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion, and Hilary Duff. Known as the “Capital of Space Exploration”, the state’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration center has contributed greatly to space exploration and is responsible for training NASA’s astronaut corps. On top of that, it’s home to the world’s largest medical center. Houston is also known to have some of the best places to eat out, with over 10,000 restaurants and eateries that sell more than 70 different cuisines. Not only this but the city attracts millions of attendees with events like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Southwest International Boat Show. Check out these top yacht charters near Houston, Texas, and get a chance to experience life on a yacht during your stay in H-town.

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 May 22, 2024.

1. It's Five O’Clock Here

Savor the dreamy sunset scenery by the bay in It’s Five O'Clock Here, a luxury yacht rental near Houston. This high-powered motorboat, which accommodates up to six guests, is furnished with two staterooms for resting, a complete kitchen, roomy lounges, and outdoor decks where guests can enjoy their gatherings.

Apart from its onboard amenities, guests can also access the Waterford Harbor Marina with its communal pool and hot tub to cool off their bodies. There are lots of things to explore with this yacht. Guests can avail of any of its exciting all-in packages.

Stayed at this property?
Kemah, Texas, United States
5.22 km (3.3 mi) from Space Center Houston
1 review   Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

2. Cozy houseboat with two bedrooms (from USD 199)

This houseboat offers accommodation for four people. It has two bedrooms and a cozy seating area with a flat-screen TV. There is also a small kitchen and dining nook where you can prepare and serve quick meals. Enjoy sunbathing on the deck and swimming in the lake.

This rental boat in Houston is fully air-conditioned, and you will also be provided with access to the internet. You can visit the nearby park in the afternoon and take a walk along the boardwalk at night.

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4.89 km (3.1 mi) from Space Center Houston
Wifi Available
Boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
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3. Fully equipped sport yacht

This 40-foot (12.2-meter) sport yacht is complete with 2 private staterooms, air conditioning, 2 televisions, and a fully equipped galley. While guests can prepare their own meals on the stove and stock their groceries in the fridge, they can also enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants nearby. The yacht can accommodate 4 guests, and only allows children older than 13 onboard. Note that guests aren’t allowed to use the yacht’s toilets or showers, and are required to use the marina’s toilets and shower facilities, which are right next to the yacht.

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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4. Two-bedroom sailing yacht with a party deck (from USD 102)

Located 15 minutes away from NASA and docked near Kemah boardwalk is a 36-foot (11-meter) sailboat. Equipped with air conditioning, heating, free wifi, a television, and a dedicated workspace, this yacht rental in Houston is perfect for three guests.

On top of that, guests have full access to several facilities on the marina, including a laundry room, a party room, a grilling area, a pool, and a showering area. Guests can also enjoy nearby restaurants in Houston, like Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille and Hubcap Grill, as well as fireworks every Friday night from June to July.

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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
Cleanliness:
what a great experience boat was wonderful and clean and steven’s communication was excellent
Host:
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
Location:
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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5. Comfy houseboat for four, Kemah

This remodeled 52-foot (15.9-meter) houseboat is complete with a large bedroom, an en suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, wifi, 2 flat-screen televisions, electric recliners, ironing facilities, and air conditioning. In addition to that, guests also have access to the owners’ private man-made island that features an outdoor shower, a hot tub, a gas barbecue grill, and water activity equipment. During their free time, guests can go on a fishing boat tour, have a relaxing sunset sail, or head to the marina’s bird sanctuary.

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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6. Newly remodeled houseboat at Marina Del Sol, Kemah (from USD 105)

This houseboat is quite the home away from home, complete with air conditioning, an indoor fireplace, two smart televisions, a bathroom with a bathtub, and two heaters. The boat also has a fully equipped kitchen that features a refrigerator, a microwave, a stove, and a coffee maker.

Guests can bring their own equipment and fish at the marina’s fishing pier, which is only a short walk away from the boat, or rent a kayak from one of the nearby shops. Guests can also head to Kemah Boardwalk for rides, live music, food, and more.

Stayed at this property?
Kemah, Texas, United States
4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Space Center Houston
374 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the boathouse was as perfect as an apartment with all the amenities
great boat nice cozy and charming with all the comforts of home
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and well maintained
it was very clean and quiet
the houseboat was wonder clean cute and comfortable
it was clean and so cute
the space was clean
Host:
the host was very kind and attentive
fey is an amazing host
very helpful hosts
host was wonderful and very helpful
very friendly hosts
Location:
very unique experiences in a great location
marina is close to a strip mall with good restaurant options especially the sushi place
it was close to kemah and easy to access local shopping and outlet malls in texas city
it is in a very quiet location and within driving distance of many great restaurants shopping etc
peaceful spot and great location
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7. Love Shack, Kemah

Love Shack is a 40-foot (12.2-meter) houseboat berthed right next to the owners’ floating island, complete with a barbecue, a hot tub, and a pergola. The boat’s highlights include air conditioning, a bathroom, a refrigerator, a television, a washer, and wifi.

Guests can cook their meals in the well-equipped kitchen on board, or have a taste of local food at one of the nearby restaurants. Not only this, but guests can also catch Kemah Boardwalk’s firework displays from June to July.

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
Cleanliness:
it was clean and the host is very nice and accommodating
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8. Lady Ayra, Kemah

Lady Ayra is a 31-foot (9.5-meter) sailboat on Clear lake, which is 10 minutes away from Kemah Boardwalk. The sailboat provides guests the utmost comfort and has two bedrooms, air conditioning and heating, wifi, a television, a well-equipped kitchen, and a toilet. Although the boat lacks showering and laundry facilities, guests can make use of the marina’s showers and laundry. Guests can also spend some time at the marina — it has a pool, a bathhouse, a gym, and a hot tub.

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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9. Spacious sailboat with a hot tub, Kemah

spacious sailboat with a hot tub, kemah
Source: airbnb.com

Capable of sleeping up to 6 guests, this 45-foot (13.7-meter) sailboat features 3 private cabins, restrooms, showers, and even coin-operated laundry machines. On top of that, the sailboat boasts a lovely pool and hot tub that guests can chill in during their stay. Guests are also welcome to catch some fireworks from Gavelston Bay, enjoy a quick sunset cruise, or have a look around the area. If guests ever want to learn how to sail, the owners offer private sailing lessons for an additional fee.

Stayed at this property?

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
Cleanliness:
so clean we just had a great time
otherwise super clean super quiet super fun marina
Location:
a great place to go with a few younger children
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Experience the marina life near Houston

Running out of ideas on what to do for your next weekend trip? Texas promises visitors unique experiences like a glimpse of the marina life for a few days. Make sure to check out these yacht charters near Houston, Texas, and spend your weekend in a house on the water.

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