About Us

Welcome to Capitola and Santa Cruz Boat Rentals, where the azure waves of Monterey Bay beckon you to embark on a premier aquatic adventure like no other. Nestled in the heart of California's scenic coastline, our passion for the ocean and devotion to the art of fishing propel us to offer an unparalleled experience. As your gateway to the mesmerizing marine world, we take pride in delivering not just boats but gateways to excitement and joy on the water.

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Monterey Bay with our top-notch boat and fishing equipment rentals. Our commitment extends beyond providing vessels; it's a promise to craft moments that linger in your memory. From the thrill of navigating the open waters to the satisfaction of a successful catch, every detail is meticulously considered to ensure your time with Capitola and Santa Cruz Boat Rentals is nothing short of extraordinary.

Our Story

Established with a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and rich marine life of Monterey Bay, Our two locations Capitola Boat and Bait & Santa Cruz boat Rentals were born out of a shared enthusiasm for exploration and a desire to share the wonders of the Pacific Ocean with locals and visitors alike. With a commitment to excellence and safety, we strive to make your experience on the water as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Fleet: Our fleet of boats is meticulously maintained, ensuring both reliability and safety. Our fleet contains excellent 16’ wooden skiffs with and 8hp outboard motors.

Scenic Locations:
Nestled between the charming Capitola Village and the vibrant Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, our rental locations offer breathtaking views and easy access to some of the most picturesque spots along the California coast.

Fishing Excellence:
Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice looking to try your hand at fishing, we provide top-of-the-line fishing equipment and accessories. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready to offer tips and guidance to enhance your fishing experience.

Customer-Centric Approach:
At Capitola and Santa Cruz Boat Rentals, customer satisfaction is our top priority. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service, ensuring that your time on the water is hassle-free and enjoyable from start to finish.

Our Vision

At Capitola and Santa Cruz Boat Rentals, we strive to make every nautical journey effortless and memorable, offering a seamless boat rental experience that combines convenience, quality, and the breathtaking beauty of California's central coast.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create lasting memories for our customers by providing unparalleled access to the beauty of Monterey Bay. We aim to foster a love for the ocean and fishing while promoting responsible and sustainable practices to preserve our marine environment for future generations.


See what our customers have to say

I rented fishing equipment from Capitola Boat & Bait, it was just as advertised and at a fairly reasonable price.

Mark Thorndill

Avid Fisher

One time I rented a boat from them, my experience was great, I was given a decent discount plus Capitola Bay is beautiful...

Isaac J

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