Sailboat Rental: How Much Does a Catamaran Cost?

Sailboat Rental: How Much Does a Catamaran Cost?

Sep 27, 2021

Paradise has been found, and it’s yours to cruise! Whether you’re a local in Nicaragua looking for a weekend plan or a tourist wanting to explore, renting a catamaran sailboat is a great option.

This excursion is perfect for both groups of people and anyone else who wants to get out on the water. It is regularly named as one of the top things to do in the area. This fast boat can offer you a one-of-a-lifetime experience. A catamaran rental is a “can’t miss” way to spend the day!

You may have questions if you’ve never chartered a sailboat rental. How much does it cost to charter a catamaran? What does it include? Here, we will go over all you need to know about renting a boat in San Juan del Sur, so pack your things and let’s dive in!

How Much Does a Catamaran Tour Cost?

friends chilling on a catamaran

We know this part might be stressing for you, but don’t worry! At Esmeralda Sailing, we count on different packages that will make your decision easier.


Mid-Day Experience

A mid-day package of 4-hours leaving from San Juan del Sur without drink service costs $600 for six people or less. It provides water, ice, the right to uncork, and crew service: two sailors and one captain. *Additional person $ 75 (capacity up to 25 people). *Kids under 4 years FREE. *For groups of 12 people or more, we offer veggie, chicken or fish curry with rice that we cook at the beach.

Full-Day Experience

For $1050, a full-day package departing from San Juan del Sur without beverage service is available for groups of six or fewer. The package includes water, ice, the option to uncork, and comes with a crew consisting of two sailors and one captain. *Extra person: $125 each (maximum 25 individuals). *Children under 4 years old go free. *We provide vegetable, chicken, or fish curry with rice cooked on the beach for groups of 12 or more.

Custom Experience

We offer the ability to create a custom package to ensure you get everything you’re looking for. If you’re interested in organizing a unique event onboard, feel free to reach out to us for a customized package. Our services cover engagements, birthdays, weddings, corporate events, overnight stays, honeymoons, international trips, diving, surfing in various locations, and more.


There are also numerous additional services you can choose to add. You may want ceviche and fresh fruit, the perfect treats to eat under the sun. Would you like a DJ on board playing all your favorite songs? We can do it all!

What To Expect With Our Catamaran Rental

At Esmeralda Sailing, our catamaran provides a unique sailing experience in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, but also through the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua! San Juan del Sur is known for a string of nearby Pacific beaches. Some of them are:

  • Isla Anciana
  • Playa Blanca
  • Brasilito
  • Playa Trebol
  • Maderas
  • Marsella
  • and others

You have a choice between mid-day and full-day packages. The right one for you may depend on which destination you want to visit, as some are further away than others. Each package includes convenient items like:

  • Lifejackets
  • Fishing gear
  • Towels

Additionally the safety equipment, you can find fun water toys and equipment such as paddle boards, snorkeling gear, balls, table games, and more.

What Does the Price Depend On

women eating fruit on a catamaran

The charter fee you pay will depend on three things:

#1 How Long You Want To Be Gone, Mid-Day or Full-Day

The length of your catamaran tour is a significant factor in determining the cost. Opting for a mid-day or full-day excursion will affect the overall price. Longer trips naturally incur higher costs but you are sure to enjoy more from this amazing trip.

#2 Your Chosen Destination

The price of the catamaran tour is also influenced by the destination you choose. Different destinations may have varying rates. This depends on factors such as the distance from the starting point and the availability of facilities and attractions in that area. Considering these factors when planning your catamaran tour is important to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience.

#3 Whether or Not You Opt for an Open Bar

Esmeralda Sailing gives you the choice of having an open bar on the tour. With this add-on, you get to soak in the amazing views and enjoy a great selection of drinks. While this add-on slightly increases the overall cost, it enhances your experience, adding extra luxury and relaxation to your journey.


How Many People Can Fit on a Catamaran?

people relaxing on a catamaran

When you opt for a standard catamaran rental with Esmeralda Sailing, you’ll have corkage covered for a group of up to six individuals. Additionally, our spacious catamaran can accommodate larger groups of up to 25 guests for those special occasions that call for a bigger celebration.

Book Your Sailboat Rental With Us!

Now that we have answered the most common questions, we invite you to book with us at Esmeralda Sailing for an unforgettable experience.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and ask! To make the experience as simple as possible, you can also book your sailboat rental online via our website’s booking platform. We can’t wait to sail with you!

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