Here Are the Best Boat Rentals in Chatham, MA

Beach view with a bike with overlaying text saying "download our free Vacation Guide"One way to ensure that you make the most of your trip to Cape Cod is to enjoy the water! Our coast is one of the most beautiful in the world, and you don’t have to stay on the beach to enjoy it. Boat rentals in Chatham, MA, are a great way to have fun with your loved ones while getting a whole new perspective of Cape Cod! Read on to discover some of our favorites and start planning your visit today. We also offer a free Vacation Guide to help you find the top local spots. This great tool includes our favorite restaurants, museums, shops, events, outdoor adventures, and more.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Boat Rentals in Chatham, MA


Chatham Sailboat Rentals

The company we most often recommend to our guests is Chatham Sailboat Rentals. It’s a family-owned company that has operated for more than 50 years on Ridgevale Beach in Chatham. The locals love this company because they offer an abundance of water activities. Whether you want to try sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or even boating lessons, they can help you have a great time on the water! Their rentals are affordable and high-quality. Best of all? They even offer a snack bar—the perfect place to grab lunch on the patio!

Chatham Sailboat is open daily (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last boat departing at 5 p.m. Parking is available at the Ridgevale Beach private parking lot (complimentary with rentals over $50)!

More Rentals on Cape Cod

If you’re driving around the Cape and wish to find other rental companies, Down Cape Charters & Boat Rentals is a great option. They’re located on the eastern shore of Pleasant Bay, which is the largest along the Cape Cod National Seashore (bring your camera, the views are unbelievable!). Down Cape offers a wide selection of highly reliable powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, and paddleboards, as well as many private tours that can entertain the whole family. Some of our favorites include the Sunset Harbor Cruise and the Chatham Harbor & Seal Tour! 

Down Cape operates seven days per week (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the spring and fall, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer.

Book Your Stay at Chatham Gables Inn!

Chatham Gables Inn Exterior at DuskChatham Gables Inn is one of the top B&Bs on Cape Cod, and when you stay with us, you’ll understand why! Our inn is full of charm and elegance, and makes for the perfect oasis for you and your loved ones. After all, what’s better than a little relaxation after a fun day out on the water?

Our Coatue Room is a second-floor guest room featuring soft, pastel decor. Curl up with a good book on the custom-made reading chair and enjoy our complimentary spa basket! You can slip into a hot bath, put on a complimentary robe, and snuggle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand. Our plush queen bed is all you need to dream the night away!

Did we mention we offer a delicious breakfast every morning? All of our dishes are made with local and organic ingredients. Our breakfast is so good you’ll wish it were morning all day long!


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