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Rental Motorboat Striker Striker Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo

Striker - Striker | 15 people (1975)

Super owner
With a skipper

From $2,232 per day

Rental Motorboat Mako 233 Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas

Mako - 233 | 9 people (1989)

With a skipper

From $580 per day

Rental Motor yacht Robertson and Caine Leopard Power Yacht Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo

Robertson and Caine - Leopard Power Yacht | 35 people (2014)

With a skipper

From $5,804 per day

Rental Motor yacht Azimut Bennetti Coco

Azimut - Bennetti | 1 person (2007)

Without a skipper

From $19,868 per day

Rental Catamaran Caribbean Beach Limon

Caribbean - Beach | 23 people (2019)

With a skipper

From $670 per day

Rental Catamaran Lagoon 2012 Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo

Lagoon - 2012 | 50 people (2012)

With a skipper

From $637 per day

Rental Sailboat Catalina 22 La Fortuna
La Fortuna

Catalina - 22 | 4 people (1990)

With or without a skipper

From $223 per day

Rental Sailboat Surfari del Mar Morgan 72 clásico Guanacaste

Surfari del Mar - Morgan 72 clásico | 12 people (1972)

With a skipper

From $670 per day

Rental Motorboat Yamaha FL150BET Coco

Yamaha - FL150BET | 6 people (2004)

With a skipper

From $1,051 per day

Rental Motorboat Ocean Master 34ft Guanacaste

Ocean Master - 34ft | 9 people (1998)

With a skipper

From $1,343 per day

Rental Motor yacht Sea Ray Sundance 500 Playa Panama
Playa Panama

Sea Ray - Sundance 500 | 18 people (2000)

With a skipper

From $3,237 per day

Rental Motor yacht Azimut 105-foot Azimut Jumbo yacht Guanacaste

Azimut - 105-foot Azimut Jumbo yacht | 21 people (2010)

With a skipper

From $7,841 per day

Rental Catamaran Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 Tamarindo

Fountaine Pajot - Athena 38 | 22 people (1995)

With a skipper

From $1,185 per day

Rental Sailboat Beneteau Oceanis430 Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo

Beneteau - Oceanis430 | 10 people (1989)

With a skipper

From $1,339 per day

Rental Motorboat Proline DF300AP Culebra

Proline - DF300AP | 12 people (2012)

With a skipper

From $2,159 per day

Rental Motorboat Stamas Tarpon 25 Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo

Stamas - Tarpon 25 | 5 people (2015)

With a skipper

From $1,183 per day

Rental Motor yacht Viking Princes 2000/2022 Playa Panama
Playa Panama

Viking Princes - 2000/2022 | 25 people (2000)

Without a skipper

From $6,809 per day

Boat Rental in Costa Rica

Welcome to the amazing world of Costa Rica! This special place is in Central America and is famous for its natural beauty. Imagine being surrounded by the big Pacific Ocean on one side and the calm Caribbean Sea on the other side – it's like a paradise for boating and sailing! Costa Rica has jungles, tall mountains, and beautiful beaches that make it a perfect spot for adventures. And guess what? You can even rent boats here! That means you can hop on a boat and explore the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It's like having your own mini-adventure on the water. Whether you're an expert sailor or just trying it for the first time, Costa Rica is the place to be. So get ready to have an awesome time sailing and discovering new things in this incredible country!

Want to know where you can rent a boat in Costa Rica? Check out these cool spots and get ready for a fun boating adventure!

Boat rental in Playa Flamingo 

Boat rental in Coco 

Boat rental in Culebra

How much does it cost?

If you’re considering renting a boat in Costa Rica, the price will differ depending on the time of year, the number of passengers on board, and the size and type of boat you choose. Of course, additional amenities or services could also affect the price, such as having a skipper on board. Below are the average prices of a private charter in Costa Rica by boat type.

Sailboat: Set sail in style for just $225 per day.

Motorboat: Enjoy a smooth ride on the waves for $1,870 per day.

Catamaran: Explore Costa Rica’s waters in comfort for $2,110 per day.

Yacht: Sail like a VIP on a yacht for $9,630 per day or $67,410 per week.

What does this include?

When you rent a boat with Nautal, you can expect a fully equipped vessel with all the necessary safety gear, navigation equipment, and amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable sailing experience. Our boats are well-maintained and regularly serviced to ensure the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Best port or dock to keep your boat

Marina Pez Vela, Quepos: A modern marina located in Quepos on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It provides water, gas, electricity, and even WiFi services. The marina has a restaurant on-site where you can enjoy delicious meals. Rental equipment is available for water activities. The marina has over 200 berths, and boats up to 200 feet in length can be accommodated here.

Marina Papagayo, Guanacaste: Situated in the Guanacaste region and is known for its excellent facilities. It offers water, electricity, and WiFi services. Although gas is available, it's recommended to contact the marina beforehand. There are restaurants nearby for dining. The marina has around 180 berths and can accommodate boats up to 220 feet.

Los Sueños Marina, Herradura Bay: A popular choice for boaters. It provides water, electricity, and WiFi connectivity. The marina has restaurants and shops, ensuring a convenient experience. Gas services are available upon request. With around 200 slips, boats up to 180 feet can be accommodated here.

Where to sail in Costa Rica?

  • Gulf of Papagayo: Sail along the Gulf of Papagayo's shiny waters and find awesome beaches and secret spots where you can snorkel and chill.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park: Sail to this famous park where the lush forest meets the ocean – see the cool sea life and enjoy the beach.
  • Cocos Island: Take a longer trip to Cocos Island, a special place with amazing diving spots and lots of underwater treasures.
  • Tamarindo Bay: Sail to Tamarindo Bay where the water is super clear, and everyone – even beginners – can enjoy the fun coastal vibe.
  • Playa Conchal: Go sailing to Playa Conchal, a hidden beach with clear water and a peaceful feel – it's the perfect spot for a relaxing day.
  • Isla Tortuga: Set sail to Isla Tortuga for a secret paradise with white sandy beaches and great places to snorkel and see colorful coral reefs.
  • Bahía Drake: Visit Bahía Drake for a calm sailing time, surrounded by nature and amazing views of the ocean.
  • Santa Rosa National Park: Sail to Santa Rosa National Park for calm bays and quiet places to anchor your boat, all in a beautiful natural setting.

What can you see and do in Costa Rica?

  • Arenal Volcano: Hike around the iconic Arenal Volcano to witness its majestic beauty and natural hot springs.
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest: Explore the mystical Monteverde Cloud Forest, home to diverse wildlife and unique hanging bridges.
  • Zip-Lining Adventures: Experience the thrill of zip-lining through the treetops and enjoying breathtaking views of the landscapes.
  • Tortuguero National Park: Cruise through Tortuguero's intricate canals to spot exotic animals, including turtles, in their natural habitats.
  • Whitewater Rafting: Navigate the thrilling rapids of Costa Rica's rivers for an adrenaline-packed whitewater rafting adventure.
  • Corcovado National Park: Discover the untouched wilderness of Corcovado National Park, teeming with rare species and untouched ecosystems.

Rent a boat with or without a skipper

Many of our boat charters in Costa Rica come with the option of sailing with a skipper and/or crew. Although this may come at an extra cost, having a skipper on board can, no doubt, provide you with an even more enjoyable experience! Your skipper can adapt the sailing route so that your voyage best suits the desires of you and the rest of your party.

Additionally, setting sail with a skipper will make your voyage even more comfortable! The skipper will take care of all the technical aspects of sailing, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

If you would like to take charge of your boat charter in Costa Rica, then bareboat charters are the way to go. Enjoy a bareboat charter if you have a license and set sail at your own pace. You need a valid boating license to enjoy a boat this way so check with the boat owner beforehand to see that your license is valid.

When is the best time of year to rent a boat?

The best time to go on a boat adventure in Costa Rica is during the high season, which happens from December to April. It's when the weather is really nice, with temperatures around the mid-70s°F. This kind of weather is perfect for sailing and having fun on the water.

If you want a quieter time but still want good weather, you can visit during the shoulder seasons, like November and May. In these months, the temperatures are usually in the upper 60s°F, which is still comfy for sailing and exploring the beautiful places in Costa Rica.

What type of boat is best for a Costa Rica boat charter?

Before choosing the right vessel for your boat rental in Costa Rica, you first have to think about the duration of your holiday. If you’re only going to sail for a few days, it is best to opt for a daily charter such as a motorboat or a RIB. With the speed of these vessels, you’ll be able to see everything on your wish list in no time. If you’re planning a longer charter of a week or more you should choose a vessel that includes amenities you’ll need during your stay. Catamarans and yachts have the space and accommodations on board to ensure a comfortable stay on the water. For a more luxurious holiday, you might consider a gulet, and for an authentic sailing experience a sailboat.

If you’re unsure about whether or not a vessel suits your needs, feel free to contact the boat owners to get a better sense of what is included on board. With our large fleet, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect boat for your Costa Rica boat charter.

Charter a boat near Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, privately owned boats are available for charter. See other boats located in the area.

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