(42 bookings)
18 ft
Boat length
Up to 9
Captain optional
This boat is rented with or without a captain
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The boat

WHY RENT FROM ME? <br/> <br/>Hassle free rental service, reliable, clean boats and great customer service. No additional fees for cleaning or delivery or unexpected fees at checkout! The offer you receive is what you pay for your boat rental! Full transparency!! <br/> <br/>Enjoy a relaxing day on the crystal clear waters surrounding Clearwater beach where you will most likely see dolphins and other marine life along your way! Or if you prefer a more extreme and active time on the water, you can enjoy some of our exciting water toys on the list below. Get ready to create fun and lasting lifelong memories! <br/> <br/>We deliver to other locations like Tampa, Tarpon Springs and St. Pete for additional fees : ) <br/> <br/>A little about me… I grew up in the area and have been boating these waters for over 30 years. I use to be a competitive wakeboarder and love deep sea fishing; on my days off I’m usually at the island with my family. I know the waterways very well so I can direct you to all the best spots on the water based on the experience you’re looking for. On the day of your rental, I will send you a list of island and restaurant recommendations and give you access to a free app that helps you navigate the waters with ease. <br/> <br/>FOOD AND DRINKS <br/> <br/>You are welcome to bring food and drinks. All you have to do is hop on the clean, fully fueled boat and start your adventure! It’s that simple!! <br/> <br/>SAFETY <br/> <br/>We provide all safety equipment and lifejackets. Children lifejackets available upon request. Please send your child’s approximate weight for proper fitting. <br/> <br/>FUEL <br/> <br/>Per Florida law, we cannot include fuel in the price. Therefore, fuel is not included and will be charged to your card once the trip is completed. Fuel fees ranges $30-50 per 4 hour rental. Good news, we trailer the boats and fill up at the gas stations which is half the cost of marinas! <br/> <br/>CHECK IN <br/> <br/>We will need you to arrive 20 minutes early to give you time to park and check in. We will also review all the safety equipment and the operations of the boat together and go over any questions you may have. <br/> <br/>AGE REQUIREMENTS <br/> <br/>If you have born before 1988, you are not required to have a boaters safety license. If not, please contact me directly for instructions. You will need to take a 25 question multiple choice test online that usually takes people 20-30 minutes to pass : ) Please ask for the link to take your test. <br/> <br/>All children ages 6 and under need to wear a life vest at all times per Florida law. <br/> <br/>NEED A CAPTAIN? <br/> <br/>I have a list of qualified captains and guides. Captains range from $50-60 per hour. The law does not require you to use a certified captain. Feel free to request help for recommendations, I’m here to help. Please understand, the Captain fee is not included in the offer, even if the offer says “Captain included”. This is a way for us to know if you need a captain or not, we do not have control of the app’s context. <br/> <br/>WATER TOYS <br/> <br/>We have an inflatable 7 feet slide, Paddle boards, cooler, pop-up tent for shade, wakeboard, water skis, tow tube, and sand castle water toys available for small additional fee. <br/> <br/>Slide $40 <br/> <br/>Tube $25 <br/> <br/>Wakeboard $30 <br/> <br/>Skis $30 <br/> <br/>Paddle board $30 <br/> <br/>10x10 Pop up tent $30 <br/> <br/>Sand castle free (limited available upon request) <br/> <br/>Cooler free (limited available upon request) <br/> <br/>Please keep in mind there’s limited availability on all items so first come first serve! <br/> <br/>*all accessories are included so a tube comes with tow rope and pump and skis/wakeboard come with ski rope. <br/> <br/>MORE IMPORTANT DETAILS <br/> <br/>If you need a captain and the boats capacity is 9 total. You can bring 8 adults. If you have children, there’s a weight limit so please advise on your approximate group size… usually 2 children equal 1 adult. <br/> <br/>Please no smoking. You can smoke on the islands or in the water. <br/> <br/>Small animals are welcome. Please inquire about larger animals. <br/> <br/>Minimum booking rate of 4 hours. <br/> <br/>Long and short term rentals available at discounted rates. Ask about our 1 week special. <br/> <br/>A waiver will be emailed to you the morning of your rental, please make sure to complete before boarding the boat. <br/> <br/>TIPS AND TRICKS <br/> <br/>1. When returning, the red marker is always on your right… red right return <br/>2. Never leave the boat unattended at the island, the tides change quickly and you could end up beached like Gilligan! <br/>3. Always have your lines ready and someone ready to catch the dock when docking the boat. <br/>4. Watch out for the no wake zones typically by marinas, bridges and homes. <br/>5. If you get pulled over by the authorities, show them your bareboat rental agreement when prompted. <br/>6. If docking the boat, please make sure to compensate for tide fluctuations. YouTube a refresher if needed : ) <br/> <br/>PLEASE REVIEW THE FWC MOTORBOAT RENTAL SAFETY SHEET BELOW <br/> <br/>Get out on the water and enjoy the fresh air in Clearwater, Florida!

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With over 25 years of boating experience, I grew up on the water in Gulf Harbors. I was blessed with my first boat at age 8 to cruise around in with older brother. I’ve owed boats ever since and sometimes feel like I was born with gills : ) I love watersports like wake surfing and wakeboarding; I use to compete when I was younger.
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kids under 12

  • Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 3-5 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start time are non-refundable.
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A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.