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South Florida Local Boating Guide

Written by Boatsetter Team
October 29, 2020

The Destinations You Need to Visit in 2020

We all know Florida as the “Sunshine State,” and this summer, things are only heating up. With so much water surrounding this U.S. peninsula, there are boating opportunities abound. From Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale, you and your crew can rent everything from yachts to fishing boats and everything in between. So whether you’re a local looking to raft up at Haulover Sandbar or a snowbird coming from the north to rent a boat in South Florida, these destinations have a little bit of something for every type of adventurer. To help you make the most of South Florida experience, we’ve created this useful guide on the best places to visit when you rent a boat in South Florida, courtesy of Boatsetter.

Haulover Sandbar

When it comes to sandbar parties with your South Florida boat rental, few can match the excitement of a day rafting up at Haulover Sandbar. Here, you can dock up your Miami boat rental and join up with the thousands of other boaters that came to Miami to experience the endless sunshine and crystal blue water. You can go for a nice swim or relax on the boat with a bottle of champagne and the sun on your shoulders. Either way, you can rest assured that whether you’re looking for privacy and relaxation or want to party as the locals do, you’ll be thrilled to be at this boating hangout right in Miami Beach.

South Beach

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Perhaps one of the most talked-about beaches in Florida, South Beach is also known as “SoBe,” is filled with great local restaurants, pristine beaches, and good ole’ parties. You can layout on the sand and enjoy that endless Florida sun or just let the breeze brush through your hair, but if you’re looking to take things to the next level, you can rent a speedboat in South Beach and get in on the water sports action. Since many of our Miami boat rentals come with water sports equipment such as tubes, water skis, and wakeboards, you can rest assured that your time out on the water will be one epic adventure.

St. Petersburg

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Everyone seems to know about Tampa, but nearby St. Petersburg is where all the serious boaters hang out. St. Pete’s, as the locals call it, is a beautiful town filled with everything from the Salvador Dali Museum to local eateries and a wide range of marinas and boat rentals. When you rent a sailboat in St. Petersburg, you feel like you’ve started your own regatta. You’ll be sharing the waters with other local boaters, and if you happen to be into fishing, then you won’t be surprised to find that St. Petes has some of the best fishing opportunities in Florida. After a long day out on the water, you can dock up at one of the area’s waterfront restaurants and enjoy the view of the water.

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