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Rent a Sea Hunt Boats center console in Riviera Beach, FL near me
$69+ /hour

Riviera Beach, FL

5.0 (63 bookings)

Beautiful Fishing & sand bar boat!!! 21FT

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Hurricane deck boat in Palm Beach Gardens, FL near me
Icon $63+ /hour

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

5.0 (230 bookings)

Sand Bar Special 22' Hurricane SunDeck

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a SUN TRACKER BY TRACKER MARINE pontoon in Riviera Beach, FL near me
Icon $81+ /hour

Riviera Beach, FL

4.9 (28 bookings)

party barge /pontoon boat/sunset cruise

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Choey Lee motor yacht in West Palm Beach, FL near me
$2,338+ /hour

West Palm Beach, FL

WPB TO BIMINI ROUNDTRIP CRUISE 4DAYS 3 NIGHT ALL INCLUDED! (Max 6 p)

8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Starcraft deck boat in Palm Beach Gardens, FL near me
$70+ /hour

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

5.0 (71 bookings)

Cast off in a brand new 2021 Starcraft Deck Boat!

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats bow rider in Lantana, FL near me
$138+ /hour

Lantana, FL

5.0 (2 bookings)

Chaparral 26 Ft all open bow rider

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Boston Whaler classic in West Palm Beach, FL near me
Icon $31+ /hour

West Palm Beach, FL

5.0 (4 bookings)

Fully restored 17 foot whaler with 2021 Engine

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 5 passengers
Rent a SPORTSMAN BOATS center console in Riviera Beach, FL near me
$106+ /hour

Riviera Beach, FL

Sportsman Open 252 perfect for family or fishing

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats motor yacht in Jupiter, FL near me
$329+ /hour

Jupiter, FL

5.0 (100 bookings)

Luxury 51' Sea Ray Start $362 / h : 10% off Nov

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a SunChaser by Smoker Craft pontoon in Riviera Beach, FL near me
Icon $75+ /hour

Riviera Beach, FL

5.0 (51 bookings)

Clean pontoon boat / party barge/Sunset cruise.

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a COBALT dual console in West Palm Beach, FL near me
Icon $269+ /hour

West Palm Beach, FL

5.0 (2 bookings)

*NEW* 30 ft. Cobalt - Perfect All-Around Boat

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Horizon mega yacht in Palm Beach Gardens, FL near me
$1,537+ /hour

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

"85' Horizon"

8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Galeon motor yacht in Palm Beach Gardens, FL near me
$581+ /hour

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

4.9 (10 bookings)

LUX 2019 Galeon 500 Yacht

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 13 passengers
Rent a Princess motor yacht in North Palm Beach, FL near me
$845+ /hour

North Palm Beach, FL

5.0 (5 bookings)

65’ Princess Yacht

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray deck boat in Riviera Beach, FL near me
$163+ /hour

Riviera Beach, FL

4.9 (37 bookings)

Sea Ray 270 Sundeck for charter in Riviera Beach!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Other mega yacht in West Palm Beach, FL near me
$853+ /hour

West Palm Beach, FL

Book your Cruise on a 81’ Superyacht enjoying Gourmet Italian Cuisine!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Cobia Boats center console in Palm Beach Gardens, FL near me
$125+ /hour

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

5.0 (6 bookings)

Completely Updated, 30ft Cobia. Perfect for cruising or fishing.

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Rinker Boats cruiser in Palm Beach Gardens, FL near me
$200+ /hour

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

5.0 (12 bookings)

32 Foot Luxurious Yacht Certified Cruiser

2 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers

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Rent a Boat in West Palm Beach

Located on the southeast coast of the Sunshine State, West Palm Beach (WPB) welcomes adventure seekers to explore this elaborate world of turquoise blue waters, mangrove forests, sandy beaches, and waterfront mansions. Home to some of the country’s wealthiest people, this boating hub is also the home port to many international charter yachts and privately owned superyachts. From Palm Beach, it's easy for boaters to access to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), and you’re in close proximity to destinations like Bimini (Bahamas), Miami, and the Florida Keys—offering a lot to love whether you are passing through or calling WPB home.

What to Know 

To enhance your boat rental experience in West Palm Beach, choose from one of these popular boat types:

  • Day boats like pontoons and bowriders are the perfect ride for cruising up and down the Intracoastal Waterway, heading to a sandbar, or pulling up at your favorite dockside restaurant.

  • Rent a motor yacht or larger cruising yacht for birthday celebrations or family reunions—or if you’re looking to celebrate a momentous occasion, like a wedding proposal or corporate event.

  • Heading offshore into the Atlantic can present some rough waters, so it’s best to book a boat that can handle the swells—like a center console, catamaran, or sailboat.


Safety Requirements:

  • Boating License/Education Rules: All Florida residents born after January 1, 1988 who operate vessels with 10-horsepower or more must carry a Florida Boating Safety Education identification card. You must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft (PWC).

  • Life Jacket Requirements: Children ages 6 and under must wear a PFD.


For more information, visit the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Where to dock your boat, or meet your rental:

  • Sailfish Marina Resort

  • Safe Harbor Rybovich

  • Palm Harbor Marina

  • Riviera Beach City Marina

  • Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens

Weather Conditions

The hot season in West Palm Beach is characterized as being hot and humid, whereas, its cold season is somewhat cloudy and windy, but comfortable. Generally, most days lend themselves to warm activities like boating, fishing, and swimming at the beach or your local sandbar. Boaters should take advantage of West Palm Beach’s moderately warm season (late October to early May) for the best boating experience.  

Avg. Temperature High: Peaks around 90°F in July and August. 

Avg. Temperature Low: Daily high is 75°F; drops as low as 57°F in January.

Avg. Water Temperatures in West Palm Beach during the Summer

  • 79°F in May

  • 82°F in June 

  • 84°F in July 

  • 86°F in August 

  • 85°F in September  


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Things to Do in West Palm Beach by Boat

Snorkeling Peanut Island

Snorkeling at Peanut Island

Peanut Island is one of Florida’s hidden treasures, nestled within the Intracoastal Waterway near the Lake Worth Lagoon, Riviera Beach. After a quick 5-10 minute boat ride, you and your crew can enjoy the snorkeling lagoon (located along its southeast coast), picnic areas, campgrounds, a fishing pier, walking paths, and more. Plenty of land animals, birds, and marine life call Peanut Island home, and while you’re snorkeling you’ll want to look for stingrays, starfish, parrotfish, barracuda, Atlantic spadefish, and more.  

Pro Tips: During the Cold War era, President John F. Kennedy had a secret bomb shelter built on Peanut Island; unfortunately, the bomb shelter is no longer available for tours.

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link

  • Available dockage: Peanut Island docks (west and east sides), as well as 14 boat slips available for day-use only.

  • Lat/Long: 26.7733° N, 80.0472° W

Palm Beach Island Sunrise

Catch the Sunrise at Palm Beach Island

Palm Beach Island is a quiet, exclusive community that is the winter home to some of the world’s most rich and famous, such as former President Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Jimmy Buffett, and Rod Stewart. It is also one of the best places for boaters to catch a breathtaking view of the sunrise on the water. Pack a cooler with breakfast you can eat onboard, and maybe even a mimosa or two if you’ve booked a captained rental. After the sunrise, you can enjoy the rest of your day by taking in the sights of these multi-million dollar mansions or snorkeling along the small breakwaters.

Pro Tips: Palm Island Beach is a close boat ride to Phil Foster Park, which is open to the public from sunrise to sunset and features an underwater snorkeling trail and fishing areas.

  • Location: Google Maps Link

  • Closets boat ramps: Currie Park Boat Ramp, Phil Foster Boat Ramp, Jim Barry Light Harbor Park 

  • Lat/Long: 26.7056° N, 80.0364° W

Birdwatch by Water at The Bingham Islands

Birdwatch by Water at The Bingham Islands

Bingham Audubon Preserve (The Bingham Islands) is a scenic, nature escape, sitting just 10 minutes (driving) from West Palm Beach’s downtown area, right near the Mar-a-Lago Club. Protected by the Audubon Society, these islands are bird sanctuaries. Boaters in the area will cruise through some of Florida’s most precious natural features, including subtropical hardwood hammocks, and mangrove forests. 

Pro Tips: Manatees are known to frequent the waterways surrounding West Palm Beaches, especially in the winter. Be conscious of manatees and other marine life, and be sure to follow Florida’s Manatee Protection Rules and Zones.

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link

  • Closest marinas: The El Cid Dock and Town of Palm Beach Marina to the north, or the Floating Docks Palm Beach to the south.

  • Lat/Long: 26.6755° N, 80.0441° W

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Where to Go Boating in West Palm Beach

Downtown Waterfront West Palm

Downtown Waterfront

As the host of the world-renowned West Palm Beach Boat Show, this subsect of downtown Palm Beach is sacred ground for boaters. Tourists (and boaters) ooh and aah over the line of luxurious yachts, docked here. If you’re lucky you may see a few infamcous superyachts! At Palm Harbor, you’ll also find extraordinary vistas of Royal Park Bridge and Palm Beach Island. Make sure to take pictures. Then walk down Clematis Street (Historical District) for a bite to eat and a refreshing cocktail. 

Pro Tips: The South Cove Islands is a natural oasis sitting a few minutes away from downtown Palm Beach. Book a full-day boat rental to explore Palm Beach’s all-embracing downtown area.

For the anglers of the group, target fish species in the downtown waterfront area include: Tarpon, snook, peacock bass, and others. 

Where to dock  

There are a number of places to dock your boat or meet your rental at Downtown Waterfront are: 

  • Palm Harbor Marina

  • West Palm Beach Public Dock 

  • Palm Beach Yacht Club


Boat ramps 

There are several places to launch your boat along the shores of Downtown Waterfront area. 

  • Boat Ramp (WPB Public Dock)

  • Currie Park Boat Ramp 

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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a barrier island located just 20 minutes from the downtown area that is the home of coastal and tropical forest. If you’re interested in planning your boat rental around a snorkeling or scuba diving excursion, this is a great place to explore, especially in the shallow waters near the reef. You’re likely to spot reef squid, tarpon, snook, and a variety of tropical fish. Be sure to use a diver down flag, as required by law.

Pro Tips: Munyon Island is located within the park just 2.3 miles north of the Blue Heron Bridge at ICW Marker 30, and is only accessible by boat. Called “Nuctsachoo” by the Seminole tribe, meaning “Pelican Island,” this location is a prime example of a mangrove habitat. There is dockage on the island to accommodate day-use for up to 20 boats (check up-to-date operating status).

Fish species in John D. MacArthur Beach State Park are predominantly tropical, and may include snapper, rays, mullet, and snook.

Where to dock 

There are several places to dock, or meet your boat rental, near John D. MacArthur Beach State Park: 

  • Munyon Island Public Boat Dock

  • Safe Harbor Old Port Cove

  • Anchorage Park Marina

Boat ramps 

There are several places to launch your boat:

  • Boat Ramp (Juno Road) 

  • Phil Foster Park Boat Ramp


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Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee, nicknamed “Florida’s Inland Sea,” is located approximately a one-hour drive northwest of downtown West Palm Beach. As the largest freshwater lake in the state, this lake is a massive playground for boaters who are looking for a different kind of boating experience away from the coast. Anglers flock to Lake Okeechobee to fish for bass at Bay Bottom, located between Belle Glade and Grassy Island, and for a challenge, fish in the wiregrass in the South Bay.

Pro Tips: While Lake Okkechobee is known for its large size, it is not known for its depth. Boaters beware of running aground, as the average depth in the lake is close to nine feet. 

Target fish species at Lake Okeechobee include: Largemouth bass, speckled perch, black crappies, blue gill, redear sunfish, and others. See fishing regulations before fishing here. 

Where to dock  

There are a number of places to dock your boat or meet your rental on Lake Okeechobee:

  • Roland Martin Marina 

  • Pahokee Marina and Campground

  • Jolly Roger Marina 

Boat ramps 

There are several places to launch your boat:

  • Boat Ramp (Near Eagle Bay) 

  • C. Scott Driver Park Boat Ramp 

  • Nubbin Slough Boat Launch 


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Dock-and-Dine at West Palm Beach Waterfront Restaurants

E.R. Bradley's Saloon

  • Address: 104 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Hours: Mon - Thurs 11am - 2am, Fri 11am - 3pm, Sat 8am - 2pm, Sun 8am - 3pm
  • Reservations: Unavailable
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor and outdoor
  • Type of food: American, seafood, bar
  • Dockage available: Yes


Frigate's Waterfront Bar & Grill

  • Address: 400 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
  • Hours: Mon - Thurs 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun 9am - 10pm
  • Reservations: Available online
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor and outdoor
  • Type of food: Seafood, Bar
  • Dockage available: Yes


Sailfish Marina Restaurant

  • Address: 98 Lake Dr, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 7am - 10pm
  • Reservations: Unavailable
  • Seating capabilities: Indoor and outdoor
  • Type of food: Casual American, seafood, bar
  • Dockage available: Yes


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  • Great afternoon with our son and his friends out on the water. The boat was perfect and Kevin and Anna Lise made...

    Lizbeth

    Nov 2022

  • Great boat. Went with the family and 2 pups. Roomy and comfortable. Easy on and off. Had a great day

    Tricia

    Nov 2022

  • Great boat, clean, a good size boat for 8 guests and good communication

    Agnes

    Nov 2022

  • Great day on the water. Boat in top condition

    Henri

    Nov 2022

  • Boat was wonderfully kept and had great handling. Had a great time out on the water, thanks for this experience!

    George

    Nov 2022

  • Belle façon de visiter les canals
    Bateau d’une bonne dimension
    Kevin le propriétaire fut accommodant
    Belle...

    Guy

    Nov 2022

  • This is a beautiful boat, perfect for a day out with family or friends! Ken is also a super responsive and helpful...

    Michele

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    The boat was great - perfect size for a day cruising up and down the Intracoastal Waterway with you and a few friends.

    Ben

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Andrea

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    We had such a wonderful relaxing time. We will be back for sure.

    Luz

    Nov 2022

  • We had a great day but the boat was a touch dated and small for a 10 person visiting crew

    Scott

    Nov 2022

  • Great time!! Boat handled well. Really nice location, easy trip to Peanut Island. No complaints!! Thanks for a...

    Jamie

    Nov 2022

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