May 26, 2023 - Things to Do
Airbnb-style boat rentals have arrived in Richmond
The "Airbnb for boats" has dropped anchor in Richmond.
Driving the news: Two peer-to-peer boat rental companies are now active in the area: GetMyBoat, a more than 10-year-old company that calls itself the "Airbnb for boats," and Boatsetter.
How it works: Like Airbnb, users simply create an account and request to rent the watercraft, many of which have the option of adding a captain for folks who don't have boat licenses.
- In the Richmond area, you can rent a bowrider for around $125 an hour, a pontoon for $700 a day or a roughneck for $300 a day.
Zoom out: If you're willing to make the drive to Lake Anna or Hampton Roads, there are dozens of options, including speedboats, fishing boats and Karri's personal obsession: jet skis.
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