Your Guide to Fun on the Water with Houston boat rentals

All the boating, sailing, and surfing info you need to explore Houston, Texas

See Houston from a Whole New Angle—Houston boat rentals create adventures for Every Skill Level along Houston’s Lakes, Bays and Bayous.

Houston is home to world-renowned entertainment and A-list dining, but the best way to explore this area is by escaping the crowded city and opting for a fun getaway on the water. From fishing and sailing to kayaking along the lakes and bayous, Houston boat rentals offers a plethora of water activities for every skill level.

Visit Clear Lake and the Bay Area to experience coastal living at its finest. Rent a kayak and paddle through Taylor Lake, take a chartered sailboat out to the bay, or embark on a guided fishing trip. You can also rent a powerboat for a fun-filled day on the water, or spend the night star gazing to the sounds of the sea on a romantic getaway. Sailing lessons for all skill levels are available to help you prepare for your sea voyage.

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Experience the Buffalo Bayou

Take a kayaking or pontoon adventure along Buffalo Bayou, the winding waterway on which Houston was founded, to experience the city from a whole new angle. Paddlers will encounter plenty of opportunities to spot loggerhead turtles and blue herons along the bayou banks, as well as spectacular views of the downtown skyline.

Private charters along the bayou are also available. Rides are generally 1 to 1½ hours long and provide excellent opportunities for admiring historic landmarks (like the notable McKee Street Bridge) and sight-seeing along the heart of downtown.

Summer Sunset Tours

Enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along the bayou waters at sunset with Houston boat rentals. Rides range from 30 minutes to 4 hours, and are the perfect way to unwind after a fun-filled day. Keep an eye on the glistening waters for leaping fish and graceful herons in mid-flight.

Sailing & Jet Skiing

With more than 90,000 pleasure boats registered in the Clear Lake and Galveston Bay area, you’ll notice recreational sailing is a popular activity for many locals. If you’ve always wanted to learn to sail, now is your chance to make new friends and gather some expert tips on how to successfully cast off. Then rent your own sail boat for what will surely be an unforgettable experience.

Ply through the waters on a high speed jet ski, or embark on a day-long guided fishing charter. Houston has something for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor, lessons are available for all skill levels, taught by experienced instructors who will guide you through the basics of navigation, racing and cruising.

Sky Diving

If free falling at 120 mph before gracefully gliding through the air is more your speed, you might consider skydiving. Houston’s vast blue skies are the perfect backdrop for this adrenaline-filled adventure.

Scuba Diving

Scuba divers can explore the plant and marine life of various lake ecosystems (including Lake Livingston and 288 Lake) where visibility is normally optimal, making this area an ideal place to explore the depths. The spring and aquifer fed water of 288 Lake is naturally filtered by limestone, offering divers some of the best visibility in the region.

Thrill Seeking

Take a speedboat into Galveston Bay for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. At speeds upwards of 40 mph with the wind in your hair and waves splashing against your skin, this is one adventure that is sure to thrill!

Canoeing & Kayaking

Take a guided canoe or a boat tour and explore the scenic Armand Bayou at the Armand Bayou Nature Center. You will witness magnificent fauna along the banks of the bayou, as well as river otters and perhaps even an alligator or two.


Don’t miss Collins Park, a 55-acre park with various nature trails and plenty of fishing opportunities along the creek. White bass and crappie abound in late winter and early spring along Cypress Creek, while catfish can be caught year-round.

A little further north you will find Lake Livingston, a large reservoir lake surrounded by natural splendor. White bass and catfish fishery are notable in the lake, while white-tailed deer, mallards, and swamp rabbits commonly frequent the woods. The lake also provides ample opportunities for picnicking, camping and mountain biking.

Have a bigger fishing adventure in mind? Reserve Houston boat rentals and fishing charters, where you’ll catch tarpons, redfish, and sharks!

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Boatsetter has fleets of private boats and various sailing options available to help you embark on your summer escape. Whether you’re looking for recreational boating, fishing charters, power boating, or a quiet sunset tour, Boatsetter has you covered. Reserve Houston boat rentals, then pack your swimsuit and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

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