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Experience deep-sea fishing and challenging boating activities like water skiing, wakeboarding, and open water diving. Here are three other popular things to do while exploring the Fort Lauderdale area on your rental boat.
Surf, Paddleboard, Fish, and Relax
During your Ft. Lauderdale boat rental, visit Dania Beach and enjoy the excellent surfing conditions and beautiful scenery. Ride a paddleboard along the Stranahan River. Begin sailing your fishing boat rental north and try your luck catching sharks off the waters of Pompano Beach. At the end of your busy day, while relaxing on your rental boat, take in the gorgeous sunset with a carefree cruise around the waters.
Eat at the Southport Raw Bar
There are all kinds of activities to enjoy on the Fort Lauderdale coast, as well as tons of waterfront bars and restaurants to try, such as the Southport Raw Bar, which offers two compelling reasons to visit: free docking fees and platters of king crab!
Hit the Town
Once the boat is docked at the marina, head to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Las Olas Boulevard is perfect for high-end shopping and buzzing nightlife. The historic Himmarshee Village is ideal for people of all ages to mingle with other boaters, as well as with tourists from all over the world.
Fort Lauderdale is right between the vast Everglades and miles of incredible beaches to explore. There are plenty of kid-friendly attractions, cruises, watersports, and sightseeing opportunities. Kids will love the Everglades, Butterfly World, and Flamingo Gardens, which are all easily accessible from Fort Lauderdale.
Start sailing Fort Lauderdale boat rental north to Deerfield Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and Dania Beach. These are some of the cities that line the Atlantic Ocean coast and have convenient municipal piers for docking your boat.
Just outside Fort Lauderdale is Port Everglades, one of the busiest cruise terminals in the world, which brings in tourists by the boatloads year-round. The warm climate and prime location make this an interesting place to visit on your boat tour.
Frequently asked questions
The cost to rent a boat in Fort Lauderdale starts at $89 per hour, depending on the amount of time that you would like to use the boat.
For those that want to rent a boat in Florida, Florida law requires individuals born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card issued by the FWC.
A person must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft in Florida. A person must be at least 18 years of age to rent a personal watercraft in Florida.
The cost to rent a small yacht in Florid starts at $1500 for a half-day on the water and $3,500 for a full day with a captain.
Yes, passengers can drink alcoholic beverages on a boat in Florida. It is against the law, however, to operate a motor vehicle in Florida with an open container of alcohol. But if you travel by boat, or plan a party aboard your vessel, it is not illegal for the operator to be drinking an alcoholic beverage -- it is, however, illegal to drive a boat while drunk or while drinking an alcoholic beverage.
Boat insurance isn't legally required in Florida, however you should have boat insurance so that you don't have to pay out of pocket for any boating instances. Good news is that Boatsetter has you covered with full insurance coverage on your boat rental. Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.
No, you do not need a boating license to rent a boat in Florida. The short answer is no; the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which regulates boating in Florida, does not require a Florida "boating license". However, it does require that you be familiar with boating safety.
If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains and favorite captains in your area that you would like to operate your boat.
At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today. First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent. Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on. Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner. That's it! You're officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.
What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer boat rental. We know choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.
Renting a yacht for a day costs anywhere from $1,200 to $4,000 plus. Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private yacht rentals experience please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters
Booking a month-long yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of yacht charter specialists. We tailor each boat charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters
Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our yacht charter specialists to plan your trip here: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters
A yacht ride in Fort Lauderdale costs anywhere from $2,800 to $10,000 for a full day out on the water with a captain and crew.
The number of people who can fit on a Fort Lauderdale boat rental depends on the boat's size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat rental.
The cost of renting a pontoon boat in Fort Lauderdale is between $230 and $1,300. It depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $250 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,500 for longer rentals.
Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.
Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!
Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.
The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you're wanting to charter the yacht overnight.