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Rent a SYLVAN MARINE pontoon in Cape Coral, FL near me
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Cape Coral, FL

4.9 (287 bookings)

2022 SYLVAN PONTOON 22ft 115 hp YAMAHA

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a SYLVAN MARINE pontoon in Cape Coral, FL near me
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Cape Coral, FL

4.9 (69 bookings)

Quick and Easy Rental New 2023 Tritoon's Sylvan Mirage 22ft LZ

4 - 6 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Hurricane Boats deck boat in Cape Coral, FL near me
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Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (29 bookings)

๐Ÿฌ10 passenger hurricane fun deck boat ๐Ÿฌ

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Tiara Yachts center console in Cape Coral, FL near me
$553+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

2020 Tiara 43LS

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Suncatcher / G3 Boats pontoon in Cape Coral, FL near me
$50+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (11 bookings)

Fishing Tritoon and beach cruiser

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a HURRICANE BOATS deck boat in Cape Coral, FL near me
$55+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (46 bookings)

21ft Hurricane Deck Boat, Seats 9 150hp

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a FOUR WINNS bow rider in Cape Coral, FL near me
$56+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (22 bookings)

2021 FourWinns HD5 RS OB - 250 hp

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a GODFREY MARINE pontoon in Cape Coral, FL near me
$53+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

2022 Godfrey 22โ€™, 200hp Tritoon with seating for 12

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Chris Craft center console in Fort Myers Beach, FL near me
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Fort Myers Beach, FL

5.0 (25 bookings)

29FT Chris Craft Center Console

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Scout Boats center console in Matlacha, FL near me
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Matlacha, FL

5.0 (4 bookings)

2016 Scout XSF w/150 Yamaha in the heart of Matlacha and Pine Island

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER pontoon in Cape Coral, FL near me
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Cape Coral, FL

4.3 (7 bookings)

LIKE NEW Suntracker Tritoon Party Barge 22 XP3

6 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 11 passengers
Rent a SEA HUNT BOATS center console in Cape Coral, FL near me
$55+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (72 bookings)

22โ€™ Sea Hunt Center Console in Cape Coral!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Aloha pontoon in Fort Myers Beach, FL near me
$61+ /hour

Fort Myers Beach, FL

4.6 (11 bookings)

Charter this 22' Aloha Tritoon in Fort Myers!

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Nx bow rider in Punta Gorda, FL near me
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Punta Gorda, FL

5.0 (3 bookings)

NX 360 cruising Yatch

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER pontoon in Cape Coral, FL near me
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Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (64 bookings)

Brand New! 2020 Suntracker Fishin Barge 24 DLX

6 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Pro Boats center console in Cape Coral, FL near me
$87+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (2 bookings)

SEA Pro 239 DLX 300HP up to 10 People

8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Stingray Boats deck boat in Cape Coral, FL near me
$60+ /hour

Cape Coral, FL

5.0 (19 bookings)

Stingray 234 LR

6 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

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Rent a Boat in Fort Myers

All along the Sunshine State’s 8400 miles of coastline are beach and island communities with their own personalities and unique reasons to visit. Many are popular for one feature or another, such the best beaches, fishing, or the most sun. However, few Florida locations are more popular than Fort Myers.

Located on the bank of the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers sits inland from nearby Pine Island, Captiva Island, Sanibel Island, and Fort Myers Beach. From the river, boaters have easy access to snorkeling, diving, and fishing along the coast or in the Gulf of Mexico. It is even possible to cruise the Caloosahatchee River all the way to Lake Okeechobee and beyond making Fort Myers a terrific place for boaters to visit. 

What To Know

From May to October, Fort Myers can be hot and see average temperatures above 87 degrees. August can bring even higher temperatures, with lots of days in the low 90s. In the cooler months, temperatures drop into the high 70s, although January can be see colder days. With access to the Gulf, river, flats, and back bays near Fort Myers, some of the most popular boats in the area include – 

  • Pontoon and deck boats are popular for cruising and exploring, sunset cruises, wakeboarding, snorkeling, and exploring the wide variety of coastal ecosystems. With access to the fresh waters of the Caloosahatchee River, Bass boats and small aluminum fishing boats are also popular options.

  • Center consoles of all sizes and mid-sized cruisers are also popular since the Gulf of Mexico is only a short ride away. Closer to the Gulf, bigger sportfishing boats and other deep water vessels are also popular. 

Safety Requirements:

  • Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • A child under the age of 6 must wear a USCG-approved Type I, II or III personal flotation device while onboard a vessel under 26 feet in length while the vessel is underway. "Underway" is defined as anytime except when the vessel is anchored, moored, made fast to the shore or aground.

  • Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to learn more. 

Where to dock your boat or meet your rental:

Whether trip plans include a ride upriver or out to the Gulf, there are plenty of docks and marinas nearby, including - 

Sweetwater Landing Marina

Old Bridge Marina

Landings Marina

Sanibel Harbour Marina

Weather Conditions

Sitting near the Gulf of Mexico in Southern Florida, Fort Myers summers can be hot and humid, with the warmest days reaching into the 90s. Summer is also the wetter season, with August averaging 22 days of rain. 

The rest of the year can be comfortable, with temperatures falling into the 70s, and even the 50s occasionally. During the cooler seasons, Fort Myers weather is cool and dry, with clear skies and an average of only 4 days of rain. Fort Myers can be affected by hurricanes so it’s good to plan with that possibility in mind. 

Avg. Temperature High: August is typically the hottest with temps around 86°F

Avg. Temperature Low: December and January are the coolest with temps around 67°F

Avg. Water Temperatures in and around Fort Myers:

  • 72°F to 86°F in the Summer (June, July, August)

  • 70°F to 80°F in Spring (March, April, May)

  • 85°F to 75°F in Fall (September, October, November)

  • 70°F to 72°F in Winter (December, January, February)

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Fort Myers Islands

Explore the Islands

At the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, boaters can find everything from beautiful beaches to picturesque sounds and bays, all surrounded by a variety of populated and natural islands and wildlife preserves.  Just outside of the river mouth, Picnic Island is a great place to stop and visit. Although the island has no facilities, it makes the perfect destination for a quiet picnic.

The largest of the islands include Pine, Captiva, and Sanibel Islands. Some of these have beaches that are accessible to boaters, although it's important to check local resources for closures. Sanibel does not have any beaches accessible to boaters, although it is still a beautiful place to visit by water. 

Just south of the river mouth, Estero Island, also known as Fort Myers Beach, is the closest beach to downtown Fort Myers. With seven miles of hard-packed sand, the beach is perfect for walking or just relaxing in the sun. At the island's north end, boaters can beach, but it’s best to check local resources or guides to ensure things have not changed.  

Many of the islands include restaurants, marine facilities, and piers where boaters can get out and explore the area. The islands around Fort Myers are so full of attractions, activities, and places to explore that it would be easy to spend an entire visit to Fort Myers doing nothing else but exploring. 

  • Location: Google Maps Link

  • Closest boat ramp:  Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, Landings Marina, Matlacha Boat Ramp, 

  • Lat/Long: 38.10204° N, -92.59960° W 

Fort Myers Fishing

Fish in the Gulf, Flats, and Back Bays

The Fort Myers area offers anglers a variety of opportunities for fishing in both salt and freshwater all year long. Although fishing in the Gulf of Mexico’s deeper waters can require a longer ride, there are larger fish waiting, such as marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. To reach the deeper waters, anglers can often trek 50 to 75 miles from shore, but many of the newer center consoles and other fishing boats can make that ride easy. 

For a shorter ride and calmer waters, inshore fishing is productive all year long with snook, redfish, spotted sea trout, and much more waiting for the right bait or lure. During the spring season, tarpon migrate through the area, making Fort Myers one of the top spots to catch the Silver King. The area's many natural and artificial reefs also make great destinations for grouper and snapper. 

The area's back bays and flats are also full of fish, while the area's freshwater rivers and tributaries produce bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Either can make perfect destinations when the wind blows, and the open water is too rough.

Fishing the Gulf of Mexico

  • Target species: Mahi-mahi, tuna, marlin, swordfish, shark, amberjack, king mackeral

  • Seasonality: Although there are fish to catch year-round, May through October are the most active months for many species. 

  • Boat selection: The ride out to deep water can be long so big, fast center consoles, and comfortable sportfishing boats are most popular. 

Fishing Inshore

  • Target Species: Snook, tarpon, redfish, bonefish, permit, pompano, spotted trout, tripletail

  • Seasonality: Fort Myers offers terrific fishing all year long, although some fish like tarpon, are more prevalent at certain times of the year.

  • Boat Selection: Center consoles, Dual consoles, pontoon boats, skiffs, runabouts

Fishing Freshwater

  • Target Species:  Bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish 

  • Seasonality: There are freshwater fish biting in Fort Myers all year long.

  • Boat Selection: Flats skiff, bass boats, aluminum fishing boats, center consoles, runabouts

Caloosahatchee River

Cruise and Explore the Caloosahatchee River

From Fort Myers Beach all the way to Lake Okeechobee and out to the Atlantic Ocean, the Caloosahatchee River provides boaters with a scenic and historic waterway filled with natural beauty. Boaters can cruise between Fort Myers and nearby Cape Coral, with abundant access to marine facilities and restaurants.

The Caloosahatchee River is also home to a wide variety of birds, including eagles, cranes, and egrets. The river is also home to dolphins, manatees, and alligators, and provides plenty of fishing opportunities.

Whether cruising out to islands and Gulf or meandering upriver to see the wildlife and natural beauty, there are lots to see. There are also guided Caloosahatchee River tours and eco-cruises for those who want to leave the driving to someone else. 

  • Location: Google Maps Link

  • Closest boat ramp:  Davis Boat Ramp, Ramp Caloosahatchee, Horton Park & Boat Ramp

  • Lat/Long: 26.68219° N, -81.83754° W 

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Pine Island Sound

Pine Island Sound

Just outside the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River and a short ride from Fort Myers or any of the area's boat ramps, there are many populated and natural islands. Between two of the area's largest islands, Pine Island and Captiva Island, the Pine Island Sound allows boaters to explore, eat, relax, fish, or do anything else desired. 

The island is ringed with channels and passes, but boaters must pay attention to markers and lights. The sound is also accessible by cruising north outside of Captiva Island and entering through Redfish Pass. 

The sound is home to beautiful natural resources and parks such as Buck Key Preserve, Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the historic Pine Island Sound Fishing Shacks. Several restaurants can also be found in the sound, including the Cabbage Key Inn and the Harborside Bar and Grill. 

Closest Boat Ramp: Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, Landings Marina

Wake Zone: There are many areas and inshore waterways that are marked as No Wake Zones, especially since slow-moving manatees can often be found in the area. Pay attention to warning signs and buoys and, above all else, be courteous to other boaters, swimmers, and the area wildlife. When in doubt, slow down. 

Hours: There are official visiting hours for the sound although some of the parks have visiting hours. The area restaurants also have hours that may change so check appropriate resources. 

ProTips: Be sure to take plenty of fresh water and snacks in case of breakdowns. Also, ensure there is plenty of sunscreen onboard and shade from the South Florida sun when necessary.

Lat/Long: 26.58093 N, -82.16990 W 

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Caloosahatchee River

Caloosahatchee River

The Caloosahatchee River runs from the Gulf of Mexico, through Lake Okeechobee, and all the way across Florida until it connects with the Atlantic Ocean. Boaters can cruise for a day or take longer trips through beautiful natural areas, small riverfront towns, and undeveloped areas. 

Whether setting out on a day trip before returning back to port or cruising to Lake Okeechobee for a longer visit, the Caloosahatchee River has much to offer. Boaters can also stay close to downtown Fort Myers where the river is at its widest, and fish the bridges and passes or cruise down toward the Gulf. There are also areas where wakeboarding and tubing are possible.

Nearby Marinas: Landings Marina, Old Bridge Marina, Sweetwater Landing Marina

Closest Boat Ramp: Landings Marina, Boat Ramp Sanibel, Paradise Marina

Wake Zone: No Wake Zones exist in all protected waterways like marinas and channels. Pay attention to warning signs and buoys and, above all else, be courteous to other boaters, swimmers, and the area wildlife. The Fort Myers area is also home to manatees, so watch for these slow-moving animals.

Lat/Long: 26.63220 N, -81.89831 W    

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Fort Myers Gulf

Gulf of Mexico

Cruise west down the Caloosahatchee River and out into the Gulf of Mexico to go island hopping, visit the many area beaches, or head south to Estero Island to beach or drop anchor and enjoy the hard-packed sand. On the Gulf, every area attraction is within easy reach by boat, including state parks, historic landmarks, and even restaurants.  

The gulf can be choppy or calm depending on the weather, so the waters off Estero Island might make the best destination when the weather is less cooperative. With the south end of Sanibel Island offering some protection, San Carlos Bay and the waters off Fort Myers Beach can be a great place to hit the open water. 

Nearby Marinas: Snook Bight Marina, Sanibel Harbour Marina, Salty Sam's Marina

Closest Boat Ramp: Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, Salty Sam's Marina

Wake Zone: The areas in the harbor and marinas are all designated No Wake Zones, as well as areas near launch ramps. The open waters of the Gulf have no special zones, but always be courteous of other boaters. 

Lat/Long: 26.46182 N, -81.99152 W    

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Dock-and-Dine at Fort Myers Waterfront Restaurants

With the Caloosahatchee River offering boaters access to so many waterfront locations in and around Fort Myers, there are lots of waterfront restaurants, and many are accessible by boat. Cruise down to Fort Myers Beach or up to the top of Pine Island Sound to find a variety of great restaurants near Fort Myers.


Deep Lagoon Seafood and Oyster House

  • Address: 14040 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
  • Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Reservations: Accepts Reservations
  • Type of food: Caribbean, Seafood, with vegetarian options
  • Dockage available: Yes, fees may apply


Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

  • Address: 2500 Island Inn Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Reservations: Accepts reservations
  • Type of food: Caribbean, seafood, vegetarian options
  • Dockage available: Yes, fees may apply


Pinchers

  • Address: 2360 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Reservations: Does not accept reservations
  • Type of food: Seafood, sandwiches
  • Dockage available: Yes, fees may apply


The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill

  • Address: 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914
  • Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Reservations: Accepts reservations
  • Type of food: Seafood, bar, with vegan and vegetarian options
  • Dockage available: Yes, fees may apply


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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Fort Myers?

The cost to rent a boat in Fort Myers ranges from $40 to $600 per hour. Boat rentals in Fort Myers can be captained or bareboat for a half or full day.

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

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.

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat in Fort Myers?

The cost to rent a pontoon boat in Fort Myers ranges from $40 to $47 per hour. Half day and full day pontoon rentals are available.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on boat rental largely 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.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on the boat's size and the amount of time you'll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our yacht specialists for a custom quote by visiting: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Fort Myers?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht in Fort Myers for the day?

Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day yacht rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

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 charter specialists to plan your trip here: https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

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 yacht 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

How to rent a private yacht?

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

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat ?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

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.

How much does it cost to rent a boat for the day?

The cost of renting a boat for the day on average ranges from $200 to $1200. The cost to rent a boat varies depending on the size of the boat and the length of time that you will be using the boat.

How does the boat insurance work?

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.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need boat insurance when renting with Boatsetter. Coverage is provided under the Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy, which is underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. The policy was written from the ground up as a stand-alone recreational boat rental insurance policy covering the period of time that the boat is being rented and is available for all non-commercially insured boats.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

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.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

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.

How much does it cost to rent a boat?

The cost to rent a boat depends on whether you are renting for a half-day or a full day, the boat features and the boat size can impact your boat rental price. Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000 plus depending on the boat rental itself and the length of time of the rental.


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