Home to Fenwick Island, Rehoboth Beach, and much more, Delaware is a great state for exploring via boat. And don’t worry if you don’t own one! Whether you’re looking to jet ski or spend a serene day paddleboarding, check out the best boat rental places in Delaware for some excellent options.
This full-service marina offers jet ski rentals, boat rentals, fishing licenses, bait and tackle, and marina supplies. One of Delaware’s largest water recreational rental facilities, it is also one of the oldest, having been established in 1958. With on-beach power hookups, free Wi-Fi, and over 190 slips, Rehoboth Bay Marina has got it all. Plus, rent a pontoon boat, semi-v hull, or skiff for a day of a half-day and go fishing, crabbing, or clamming out on the water.
With dockside refueling and over 50 available slips, the full-service marina at Fenwick Island offers boat sales & service, boat rentals, paddleboards, kayaks, bait & tackle, and more. Take one of their many state-of-the-art jet skis out for the day, and get towables, too, like wakeboards, surfboards, and tubes. Oh, and Island Watersports is a service station where you can bring your boat for repairs a tune-up or buy boat parts and accessories.
Explore the Delaware waterways in style with Cape Water Taxi. Explore forgotten wharves, special estuaries, and hidden beaches or maybe takes a sunset or an island cruise and experience the Atlantic like nowhere else. You can even charter the taxi for a group and plan your own weekend or evening adventure.
Get on a jet ski and speed across the bay, or maybe don the captain’s hat for the day and cruise the ocean with friends and family. Better yet, rent a kayak and see the waterways up close and personal, taking the unique plant and wildlife of the surrounding area. Rent by the hour or half-hour and by the day or half-day, and, yes, DBW does take reservations.
For a different kind of boat rental, one that is more intimate and explores the inner waterways and estuaries of the First State, you have got to check out Wilderness Canoe Trips. Get a kayak or a canoe and glide under waterways, through pastoral fields, by forgotten towns, and even around craggy canyons. The gentle Brandywine River is perfect for families and first-timers.
Tucked away along Indian River Bay, you will find a hidden gem of beachfront heaven. This family-owned community is going on 16 generations ownership by the same brood. In continuous operation for almost 70 years, the summer beach destination was once a farm and has roots all the way back to 1677. Enjoy the beach and the sun, rent jet skis boats, paddleboard, kayaks, and more from White House Beach.
Offering boat sales, repair services, and rentals, Delaware City Marina sits at the northern side of Delaware Bay and the mighty Delaware River. They boast a sizeable fleet of boats, including power boats, speed boats, catamarans, fishing boats, kayaks, and sailboats available for half and full days. Plus, Delaware City Marina is a full-service marina, and you can refuel right at the dock, as well as get oil changes, fiberglass repairs, and more.
Established in 1999, Shark’s Cove offers parasailing, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, banana boats, and more. Plus, a full-service marina, Shark’s Cove offers dock-side gas, boat repairs, and various water merch items. You’ll find that this hidden gem of a marina offers more than just water sports, too, as you will be amazed by the area wildlife, from turtles to osprey.
RBSA is a non-profit sailing club that offers boat rentals, sailing instruction, and a sailing school. Rent sailboats catamarans, kayaks paddleboards, and more. Currently, there are seven 25-foot Catalina sailboats, a fleet of Flying Scots, Hobie, and a slew of Sunfish.
This last entry is all about fishing. At Angler’s, you can choose to go out in style on the mighty Angler Party boat, or you can charter the Pirate King II and get down to business. The Pirate is equipped with radar fish finder, GPS plotter, and a heated captain’s cabin, while the party boat can accommodate large groups and is known for its specialty cruises.