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Sailing Texas does not rent sailboats. I often get asked where to rent or charter sailboats, so I put together this list which I still add to when I find a place you can rent sailboats. If you charter or rent sailboats and would like a free link on this page, or want to report a broken link, just email Alison, (click on "contact" above right).


Sailboat Shop, Sailboat Shop rents 25-30' sailboats out of the Pleasant Harbor Marina at Lake Pleasant just North of Phoenix. We are an ASA Sailing School and have been serving sailors in Arizona over 25 years. (928) 501-7245


Bahamas Yacht Charters - Yacht rental services offered by Worldwide Boat, Phone: 305-396-6996


Action Watersports at Timber Cove Marina, keelboat cruises, 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, California 96158, 530-544-JETS

Bay Adventures, large yachts for rent on the San Francisco Bay, 85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito, California, 94965, Phone 415 331 0444

Boat Rentals of America, Capri 14, Capri 22 and Catalina 30 rentals, Marina Del Ray - (310) 574-2822, Balboa - (949) 673-7200, Oceanside - (760) 722-0028

Captain Kirk's San Francisco Sailing Charters, San Francisco Yacht charters on a custom yacht ((Santa Cruz 50) with an experienced captain. Phone 650-492-0681 or 415 328 6480

Carrera Sailing, 32' Capo sloop charters, Monterey Bay, (831) 375-0648

Euro Sail, US Sailing Courses and sailboat rentals and charters, Ports o' Call, Berth 75, San Pedro, (310) 831-2363

Kings Beach Aqua Sports, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, California, 530-546-2782

Marina Sailing, ASA classes, rentals and charters, Oxnard, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, (800) 262-7245

Monterey Bay Sailing, bareboat charters, Old Fishermans Wharf #1, Monterey Bay, (831) 372-SAIL (7245)

Sailing Ventures, cruises with captain, 2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, California, Phone (775) 691-8200 � Toll-Free (877) 542-1691

Santa Barbara Sailing Center, cruises with captain, sailboat rentals and charters, from 16.5' to 85', lessons, 133 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California, (805)962-2826 or (800)350-9090

Sail Away Sailing School, J/24 and Laser rentals, Sausalito, California, 415-320-0722

Sailing Ventures, captained charters, 2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, (775) 691-8200, Toll-Free (877) 542-1691

Mission Bay Sportscenter, Mission Bay, San Diego, (858)488-1004, They rent Hobie Waves and Getaways, Catalina 14.2, 16.5, and Capri models.

Seaforth Boat Rentals, Hobie cat, Capri and Catalina rentals, three locations, San Diego, California, Phone Mission Bay (619)223-1681, San Diego (619)239-2628, Coronado (619)437-1514

Shoreline Aquatic Center, Capri 14 and windsurfer rentals, Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, 650.965.7474


Cooper Boating, Cooper Boating offers courses and bareboat sail and powerboat charters out of Vancouver, Victoria and Powell River, with close access to Desolation Sound, the Gulf Islands and the San Juans.


Windrider of the Rockies, Catalina and Windrider rentals, The Frisco Bay Marina in Frisco, Colorado


Greenwich Community Sailing, Greenwich residents only, small boat rentals, (203) 698-0599


Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, Sunfish, Catamarans, Daysailers, Kayaks, and Windboard rentals, Located on Rehoboth Bay, just south of Dewey Beach, Delaware, (302) 227-9008


Key Sailing is located Northwest Florida.. They have clean, late-model Hobie Waves, and Get Aways.

Destin Vacation Boat Rentals. Fishing, pontoon, or power boat rentals in Destin, Florida (850) 650-BOAT

Clearwater Community Sailing, Inc., dinghy and hobie wave rentals, Clearwater, (727) 517-7776

Emerald Coast Yachts, ASA School, charters, Pensacola, 888 204 0241

Fort Lauderdale Boat Rentals, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (954) 376-3770

Key Lime Sailing Club and Cottages, Sailboat sailing adventures, rentals and charters, Florida, Key Largo. Also Also Sailing Lessons by the American sailing Academy. Paul The Owners on site Direct number - 305 453 5456. Cindy for Reservations - 305 451 3438

TripShock Destin Sailing Charters, Book private or group sailing charters in Destin, FL. 850-424-5125.


Lanier Sailing Academy, Lake Lanier Georgia, located just north of Atlanta, with three (3) additional offices in the southeast including one in the British Virgin Islands, 800-684-9463


Chicago Sailing, J/22, J/24, J/30 and Hunter 326 rentals, charters, Belmont Harbor, Chicago, 773 871 7245

Sail Chicago, Lessons and boat rentals for members, 800 Austin Street, Evanston, IL 60625, 312-409-9000


Eagle Creek Park, sailboats, catamarans and windsurfers for rent, Indianapolis, (317) 327-7130


Linekin Bay Resort, 92 Wall Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538, 866-847-2103

Stuart Marine Corp., Many sailboats for rent, Rockland, Maine, 207/594-5515


Annapolis Sailing School, rent a Rainbow, Annapolis, 800.638.9192

Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters, 90 minute Day sails and Featuring "Rock Hall's Original Sunset Cruise". Departing up to five times a day from Waterman's Crab House in Rock Hall, Md. Phone 410-708-1803

Downtown Sailing Center, charters, Baltimore, 410 727 0722

Ultimate Watersports, Windsurf and Hobie catamaran rentals, yearly plan, June through August, Gunpowder Falls State Park, 410-335-5352


Break'n Waves Inc., 1401 US 31 North Traverse City, Michigan, (231) 929-3303

New Jersey

Barnegat Bay Sailing School, 19 to 23 foot sailboat rentals, Cedar Creek Marina, 100 Harbor Inn Road, Bayville, New Jersey 08721, 732-269-1351

Lake View Docks, Hobie Wave rentals, 7118 Park Blvd ,Wildwood Crest, (609) 522-0471

New York

Atlantic Yachting, US Sailing Courses, private charters, and the 160 foot Clipper City for up to 144 passengers, Manhattan, 212-518-4604

Yankee Boating Center, small sailboats, Tanzer 22 and Pearson 26, 3910 Lakeshore Drive (Route 9N), Diamond Point, New York 12824, (518) 668-5696

North Carolina

Cape Fear Sailing Academy, 910-279-2355 I have colgate 26's and Catalina Capri 22's for rent as well as club memberships.

Bow to Stern, Over 30 Sailboats - choose a sailboat under 19', from 20' to 29', or a larger sailboat over 30'. For fishing or just fun day on the water 252-474-6000.


Redbud Marina, Catalina 22 and 27 for rent, Oologah Lake, Claremore, 918-341-5190

Rhode Island

Sail Newport, J/22, Rhodes 19, Vanguard Nomad and kayak rentals, 60 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, Rhode Island, 401-846-1983

South Carolina

Wallace Sailing Charters.Captain Dave at (843) 902-6999 or email us at


B Sailing Club, J/80 rentals to members, Seabrook Shipyard, Texas

Fun Time Sailing, I charter my 2005 Hunter 36 on Lake Lavon for Sunset cruises. Fun Time Sailing, sunset and day cruises with a USCG Captain on a 36' Hunter on Lake Lavon, 214-442-0182, 214-215-9162 cell

Sail Galveston Bay, private charters and daysails on an Irwin 43, Galveston Bay, Clear Lake Shores, Texas, 713-829-2164

Texas Sailing Academy, charters with captain and bareboat rentals, 103 B Lakeway Drive, Lake Travis, Texas, (512) 261-6193, (800) 864-7245


Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Dinghy, keel boat and kayak rentals, 1 Lake St Burlington, Vermont, winter 802 862 8993 x122, summer 802 864 2499


Center For Wooden Boats, Lake Washington, Seattle, (253)238-0519 This one is fun as they have a fairly large and diverse fleet of older wooden boats that they maintain and rent very reasonably.

Northwest Boat Rentals, Catalina 22 for rent, Poulsbo, Washington, 360.265.8300

Oday 25

Hobie Getaway

Kiwi 35

Tartan 37