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Who We Are

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to booking your family and corporate outings on the Chesapeake Bay so what is it that makes South River Boat Rentals and our Chesapeake Charters so special that you would choose us?

South River Boat Rentals is a privately-owned company celebrating its 30th anniversary. That is a lot of experience we can put to good use to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Much of our reputation is based on the quality and dedication of our team and our belief in first-class customer service. It is so important that you have a smooth and relaxing outing and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to look after you every step of the way.

Why Book With Us

When you book through us, you are not dealing with a third party, we are right here on site.
Our Chesapeake Bay rental office is based here in the Annapolis area in the Gingerville Yachting Center.

We all know the boats thoroughly, we see them all every day. Not only does this make us extremely on the ball when it comes to maintenance, but it also means our bookings team is able to answer any questions, no matter how specific or unique. This also helps us to match you up with the right boat.

We have been out on the water on all of them, we know their layouts from memory and we also know all the little quirks. We endeavor to answer all email inquiries on the same day, usually within a couple of hours. When you book with us you will find the whole process completely hassle-free from start to finish, giving you time to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Our Rental Fleet

With the best variety of boats available to rent and charter on the Chesapeake Bay, our fleet is sure to meet your expectations for hours of fun on the water!

19' Hurricane (S)

1/2 Day: $550 | Full Day: $900

6 Max / Wt limit: 1410 lbs


21' Kencraft

1/2 Day: $550 | Full Day: $900

6 Max / Wt limit: 1250 lbs


26' Bennington Pontoon

1/2 Day: $800 | Full Day: $1400

12 Max/WT Limit 2200 lbs.


26' Chaparral Sunesta

1/2 Day: $800 | Full Day: $1400

10 Max/WT Limit 2600 lbs.


26' Crest Tritoon

1/2 Day: $800 | Full Day: $1400

12 Max/ WT Limit 2400 lbs.


26' Everglades

1/2 Day: $950 | Full Day: $1700

10 Max including our Captain


46' Carman


12 Plus/ Captain Required


50' LRC Trawler


12 Plus / Captain Required


50' Viking


12 Plus / Requires Captain


Our Customers Love Us!

 Just Google "South River Boat Rentals" to see all the positive reviews we have earned throughout the years. Customer service and ensuring you have an excellent day on the water is our top priority.


We used South River boat rentals this past weekend for a bachelorette party and had the absolute best time. Special thanks to Captain Chris and the rest of the crew who were all kind, courteous, and informative. Definitely will be returning! - Gabby Cooper

Amazing day on the pontoon boat with our extended family. Graham was a WONDERFUL captain and host. He took us to a quiet area to swim, dragged all 4 kids in the tube, and slowed the boat so we could look at wildlife up close. Worth every penny! Highly recommend requesting Graham as your captain. - Meredith Bove

Thank you for a memorable experience. Would recommend this place to everyone. Can’t wait to make another reservation in the future. A big thank you to Nancy for your amazing customer service and friendly personality!! - Nicole Wilkinson

Thank you for an amazing time. We rented the 26' Chaparral for a day of cruising and tubing. We could not be more grateful. The boat ran perfectly and the staff was king, courteous and accommodating. We will return! - Garrick Muench

Had a great experience with them. I even had to reschedule for a later date and they were able to accommodate! Would definitely recommend the 50' Trawler! - Kourtney Ramseur

Such an amazing company to work with!!! From scheduling, to weather related rescheduling, the captain, and the overall boat condition and experience - I cannot say enough good things about South River Boat Rentals! Definitely will return! - Tara Klimovitz

The boat was ready and waiting for us; the service was good from booking to returning the boat. South River made it an easy and enjoyable experience. - Judy Graham

So much fun renting a boat for the day. Our Captain Wayne was awesome and took us wherever we wanted to go. He gave suggestions based on weather/water conditions/our ideas of what we wanted to do. It was really a great day! - Sarah Edwards

Outstanding Labor Day out on the water thanks to South River Boat Rentals! Best prices in the area, great vessel, easy to use, a lot of fun for our family! - Mark Fratto

The staff was awesome and super hospitable. They walked us through everything and made sure we felt comfortable on the boat. Boat was in great condition too! - Dylan Stoskus

We had a wonderful experience with South River Boat Rental! The boat was in perfect condition, very clean, and the staff was a pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend! - Liz Gillette

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