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Charleston, SC - a boating playground for you to enjoy with Sailo

Well known for its stunning location, Charleston is just crying out for you to discover its hidden gems with a sailboat, catamaran or motor yacht rental. Rent a boat with Sailo in Charleston, and you’ll be able to enjoy the local scenery at its best. Take your time and unwind on the deck of your own private boat with captain, or take the helm and enjoy the thrill of being on the water on a bareboat charter in South Carolina.

Charleston, SC is perfect for renting a sailboat!

We’ve been asked many times if a sailboat rental is a good choice to explore Charleston, SC from the water. With more than 3 charters rented every day during the season, our answer is YES, you’re set for an amazing experience when you rent a sailboat in Charleston! Our boats are available with or without captain, with prices starting at $250 per day, depending on the boat type you choose. Browse, find, and book in minutes the best sailboat for you in Charleston, SC!

Learn how to find your yacht for extraordinary boating experiences

Wondering how to find the best charter for a memorable experience on the water in Charleston, SC? We have created a set of advanced filters to help you navigate easily our database of Charleston boat rentals and yacht charters, and find the one for you. First pick a start date and then choose your trip duration. You can go for an extraordinary of 2, 4 hours or full day experience. Next, select the number of guests, the type of boat and the price range you are comfortable with. The crew filter helps you narrow down the results to the boats with the captain included in the price, or bareboats that you’ll captain yourself. Choose the boat you want in South Carolina, to view more pics, read description and reviews. Message the owner if you have any questions or continue with your booking request.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Charleston, SC?

Charleston, SC yacht charters for daily trips are available at an average of $1100 per day. Cheaper boats (sometimes with no captain included) may be rented for $250. Our Charleston premium charters may have price tags up to $6500, with crew, fuel, docking fees and other extras added to your budget.

Do I need a licence to rent a yacht on Sailo?

No, you do not need a license to rent a boat on Sailo as long as you are renting a boat with a captain included. There are two types of boat rentals and yacht charters available on our website: bareboat and captained charters. If you rent a bareboat yacht, then your charter comes without any crew, and you or someone in your group will need a license. The boat owner will require you to upload the boating resume or license of the person who will drive the boat. Most of our boat owners might also like to test your boating skills before you take your bareboat charter out on the water. When you charter a yacht with a captain included or add the captain and/or crew as an extra to your sailing adventure, then a certified skipper will be provided.

Sustainable boating tips

Sailing is a great way to experience nature. So we like to remind everyone that keeping nature as beautiful as possible involves a little effort from all of us. Some of our tips for responsible boating include:
  • Don’t litter or throw waste overboard - take rubbish home and dispose of it responsibly
  • Eco-friendly sunblock can help prevent damage to marine life
  • buy local and sustainable food products
However long you’re sailing for, a little goes a long way. Read more about responsible boating.