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Florida Keys and Key West Boat Rentals


Boat rentals - anywhere in the Florida Keys. For boat rentals such as fishing boats, speedboats, sailboats, pontoon boats - click on the appropriate area of the Keys for listings of local boat rentals. Opportunies for fishing (oceanside or backcountry) abound. Look for great snorkeling and diving in the Keys with your rental boat as well.


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We found a lot of boat rentals up and down the Florida Keys, so we split them up into zones:

Upper Florida Keys Boat Rentals


Rental boats for Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier down to Long Key
 

Middle Florida Keys - Marathon Boat Rentals


Rental boats including Key Colony Beach and Duck Key
 

Lower Florida Keys - Key West Boat Rentals


From Big Pine all the Way to Key West


Florida Keys and Key West boat rentalsBoating in the Florida Keys....
For fishing, diving, catching a sunset, or just cruising - renting a boat locally is the way to go. You will find a lot of helpful staff at these rentals to assist you for a very enjoyable outing, they will familiarize you with the boats operation and equipment. Coming down to the Keys and not going out on a boat must be a violation of some ordinance somewhere.....

Boating in the Keys is not rocket science, but does require you to stay alert to weather and other conditions. Help us protect the eco-system by staying off shallow grass flats and be real careful of running aground  and causing damage to our fragile reef. Bring your trash and all your passengers back with you.

 

 

 

Pontoon Boat Rentals in the Florida Keys


These friendly boats are ideal for families out for a day on the water in the Florida Keys and Key West Fishing with the kids or jumping in and out to snorkel or swim-  rental pontoon boats have a lot to offer. Most have a tabletop to lay out the box lunch, awnings for shade from that direct sunlight, comfortable bench seating, etc. They are available up and down the Florida Keys in a variety of sizes from local Florida Keys and Key West boat rental companies. These boats are generally easier to operate and you tend to keep out of trouble. Great for leisurely sightseeing and eco-tours.
 

Florida Keys and Key West Fishing Boat Rentals


There are several styles of rental boats available for fishing in the Florida Keys and Key West. For back-country or flats fishing, you may opt for a shallow draft boat such as a skiff or flats boat (one that you can stand up on for casting). Inshore waters can be shallow when fishing for bonefish and other flats species and these are ideal.
Most other rental boats are center console vee hulls - great for heading out in the reef and deeper waters. The driver is either standing or on a raised bench -better visibility and also helps keep you out of trouble by seeing and reading the water better. You can use them in shallow areas -just be careful.
These rental boats also double-up as pleasure boats for sightseeing and water skiing. Don't be afraid to ask for a banana or tube for the kids to get dragged around on.

Florida Keys and Key West Sailboat Rentals


From little cats to live-aboards, you can find several types of sailboat options available. Sailing in the Florida Keys is terrific!

Florida Keys and Key West Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Some of these listed companies have rental canoes and/or rental  kayaks, so do watersports and eco-tour companies. This can be a great experience, educational, scenic and fun.

 

This page last edited on: 05/14/2011