Charleston has beautiful beaches, historical tours, and stunning attractions. When you are visiting the Isle of Palms, you might want to rent a beach chair, jet ski, or a boat to further enhance your experience on Charleston’s favorite playground. Here is our guide to our favorite IOP Beach Outdoor Activities Rentals from umbrellas to speedboats and everything in-between!

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4 IOP Beach Rental Solutions You Should Consider


Beach Equipment Rentals


IOP Beach Chair Co.

While we are all attached to the umbrella and chairs we have been toting around for years, sometimes you do not want to have to lug all of that through the airport or in the car. If you are looking to lighten your load, we love using IOP Beach Chair Co. Rent beach chairs, umbrellas, beach bikes, and surfboards from a locally owned company who has been in business for over 20 years. Worried about having to lug it from a storefront to the beach and missing out on a great spot? IOP Beach Chair Co. offers free beach delivery and pick-up so you can focus on what matters most!


Beach & Games To Go

For all your beach gear & game rental needs for fun in the sun while on vacation, delivered to your vacation destination!

Rentals of all your beach and outdoor fun – beach putt-putt, beach bocce sets, cornhole, horseshoes, outdoor ping pong tables, beach shades, chairs, umbrellas, towels, cargo wagons, beach toys, wheeled coolers, body boards, and more. Packages available! Fully insured. Equipment is delivered prior to your arrival and picked up the day of departure.

Use discount code EastIslandsRentals5 to enjoy 5% off your equipment rental as a valued guest of East Islands Rentals   *discount code valid on online orders only!  Paula (843) 304-1270


Boat Rentals

Renting a boat does not have to be difficult or exclusive! If you are at least 23 years of age and have a valid driver’s license you can rent a boat quickly in Isle of Palms!


Isle of Palms Marina

The Isle of Palms Marina accommodates all types of visitors with boats ranging anywhere from 16 to 25 feet. Rentals include dual consoles, center consoles, and deck boats. Each boat at the IOP Marina holds up to ten people and can be rented for half or full days. Explore the waters surrounding the Isle of Palms while you soak up some South Carolina sunshine or go fishing inshore along the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. Be sure to make your reservations in advance as boat rentals at the Isle of Palms Marina fill up quickly!

If you’re interested in a guided tour, the marina offers dolphin watching Harbor tours, Capers Island tours, and custom excursions (available upon request). Contact the Marina to schedule your boat excursion!

SeaQuest Boat Rental

SeaQuest Boat Rental is located at the Bristol Marina in Charleston, SC, and allows you to customize your own boating experience. Whether you choose to be your own captain or hire one, a SeaQuest boat trip will surely be a fun-filled adventure! You can opt for a four, six, or eight-hour trip. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged as the boat rentals fill quickly!


Bike Rentals

A lot of people automatically assume that because it is hard to walk on sand it would be impossible to use a bike. Not so! Bikes with the proper wheels can have you biking across the sand in no time!


Isle of Palms Beach Chair Company

Isle of Palms Beach Chair Company offers more than just beach chairs. They provide a selection of adult and youth bikes and accessories, along with stand-up paddle boards, surfboards, bodyboards, and more! If you’re bringing young ones along on your bike ride, you can choose the bike with a trailer or bike with a child seat. Additionally, they have baby jogger strollers, bicycle baskets, helmets, and two different sizes of youth bikes. The Beach Chair Company offers free delivery to Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, making IOP beach rentals extremely convenient!

Carolina Bike and Beach

Another great place to find bike rentals on the Isle of Palms, SC, is Carolina Bike and Beach. The family-owned business offers a selection of affordable bikes and free delivery right to your door. From aluminum-framed beach cruisers and adult bikes to kids bikes with training wheels and beach joggers, you’ll find everything at this shop!


Jet Ski Rentals


Tidal Wave WaterSports

Tidal Wave WaterSports, located at the Isle of Palms Marina, offers WaveRunner rentals that can accommodate up to three riders at a time. Enjoy one hour of rental time and a fabulous three-mile riding area. Your rental fee includes a life jacket, but we recommend bringing along sunglasses and sunscreen as well! Reservations are required and rentals require a valid driver’s license.

Tide Wave also offers guided Safari Tours on your Isle of Palms jet ski rentals! This is the perfect family activity and is fun for all ages. Rentals are guided through the Charleston Harbor and make a stop at Capers Island along the way. Enjoy one and a half hours of sun, water, and plenty of wildlife!

Hydrofly Watersports

Another great place for Isle of Palms jet ski rentals is Hydrofly Watersports. Similar to Tidal Wave, each WaveRunner can accommodate up to three riders and is available for one-hour rentals. All rentals are guided at Hydrofly, and you can enjoy a 10-mile riding area. Rental fee includes a lightweight life jacket, but remember to bring along your sunglasses and sunscreen if desired! Rentals required a valid driver’s license, and all drivers must be at least 16 years of age.

Lightning Bugz Rentals

Lightning Bugz Rentals offers non-guided jet ski rentals for one and a half hours. You can choose from different kinds of jet skis experiences based on where you decide to ride. In the Isle of Palms, enjoy a natural, less busy riding experience with the possibility of spotting dolphins! You can also choose a sightseeing ride through the Charleston Harbor or a ride to Folly Beach to see the Morris Island Lighthouse.

Lightning Bugz has a three-ski minimum, so this is a great option for larger parties! Rentals include lifejackets, a waterproof pouch for your phone, a waterproof watch, and an overview of the riding area you choose.


Golf Cart Rentals


Lightning Bugz Rentals

Just Beachy Carts

IOP Golf Cart Rentals




Family Rentals


Charleston Baby’s Away

For all your baby’s rental needs while on vacation, delivered to your vacation destination!

Rentals of quality cribs, Slumber Pods, high chairs, strollers, car seats, toys, gates, exersaucers, monitors, kids wagons, baby beach domes, puddle jumpers and life vests and much more for traveling families. Packages available! Fully insured. Equipment is delivered and set up prior to your arrival and picked up the day of departure.  ~ Airport delivery available for car seats & more ~

Use discount code EastIslandsRentals5 to enjoy 5% off your equipment rental as a valued guest of East Islands Rentals   * discount code valid on online orders only!  Paula (843) 881-3007



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For the most exclusive Isle of Palms vacation rentals, choose East Islands Rentals. Our vacation rentals are spacious and luxurious, offering the finest amenities, close beach access, breathtaking views, well-equipped kitchens, cozy living spaces, and more. We also work with top guest service companies to provide you with everything from beach chairs and baby equipment to groceries and golf carts. When you choose an East Islands Vacation Rental, you have access to all of this while staying just minutes from the activities and attractions mentioned above!