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Find The Best Boat Rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Average of 97 reviews in this area.
13 listings
Open Cruiser in Bradenton or Sarasota
dayCA$545
Anna Maria IslandPower
Super Owner9 guests

Open Cruiser in Bradenton or Sarasota

24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island
dayCA$940
Anna Maria IslandBowrider
Super Owner9 guests

24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island

2018 Silverwave Pontoon
hourCA$88
Anna Maria IslandPower
12 guests

2018 Silverwave Pontoon

Dolphin Tour in Anna Maria Island
dayCA$219
Anna Maria IslandDolphin Tour
6 guests

Dolphin Tour in Anna Maria Island

2018 Silverwave Pontoon
hourCA$88
Anna Maria IslandPower
12 guests

2018 Silverwave Pontoon

Renting a boat on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a small, barrier island off the coast of west Florida near St. Petersburg. It’s the perfect location for renting a boat or booking a water experience, since here you can enjoy stunning sunsets, cruising the waves, and soaking up the sun nearly any time of year. If you're visiting with your family, rent a pontoon or a powerboat (or ski boat) for a fun time cruising around Anna Maria Island. You can enjoy watersports like wakeboarding or tubing, a super fun option if you're traveling with kids or adventurous companions.

Are you looking for a fun day out with the guys or are your kids obsessed with fishing? Rent a fishing boat for a fun fishing trip on Anna Maria Island, or book a fishing charter with a local guide to take you to the best fishing spots around Anna Maria Island, around Rod and Reel Pier, or cruise to Shell Key Reserve Park.

Another popular experience on Anna Maria Island is a dolphin tour - it’s a great way to see and connect with these creatures in the wild.

When booking a boat trip or fishing charter on Anna Maria Island, you can choose between going out yourself or hiring a captain. With a captain, you don’t have to worry about navigating, which can make the boating experience much more relaxing. Book a boat tour with a captain for a sunset cruise, dinner cruise, harbor tour, or another type of tour by boat around Anna Maria Island. Boat charters with captains on Anna Maria Island are perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, family gatherings, and other special celebrations.

For travelers and folks on vacation who want to enjoy a workout while soaking up the sun on Anna Maria Island, renting a kayak is a fantastic option. Paddlesports rentals are not only a great way to get out on the waves, but you’ll get in an upper body workout, making it a good way to keep up your fitness.

When booking your boat rental on Anna Maria Island, make sure to ask clarifying questions when getting it organized. If you’re renting with a captain and crew, inquire if gratuity is included, make sure you understand all charges i.e. fuel surcharges, and coordinate the drop-off and pick up locations. It’s a good idea to ask if any special extras are included and make sure the boat capacity can accommodate your group size.

Things to See and Do by Boat on Anna Maria Island

Good places to go boating around Anna Maria Island include off the coast of the beaches like Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Egmont Key. The waters are typically calm, and you can boat out in the open Gulf or in the more protected waterways between Anna Maria Island and mainland Florida.

Some restaurants to check out right on the waterfront and perfect to enjoy during a boat day include The Waterfront Restaurant, The Sandbar Restaurant, Rod and Reel Pier, and Island Ocean Star. Dock your boat and relax while admiring views of the ocean.

When you rent a boat on Anna Maria Island, you can add watersports equipment to your boat rental to enjoy your boating day even more, especially if you’re visiting with some adventurous travelers. Waterskiing, tubing, and wakeboarding on the ocean can be incredibly fun experiences to have while visiting Anna Maria Island.

About Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to rent a boat. Cruise around the stunning coastline, basking in the sun and admiring the beaches of the island from your private watercraft. It’s also a great spot for fishing charters and seeing dolphins on a dolphin tour.

When preparing for your boat rental, stop off at Publix Supermarket at nearby Holmes Beach, the Anna Maria General Store, or Island Fresh Market. Stop here to get food and drinks to bring onboard, and don’t forget to stock up your cooler with ice.

The best time of year to visit Anna Maria Island for boating and outdoor activities is within the early autumn months or early summer. Peak summer of June, July and August can be unbearably hot and humid with a lot of rain. September and October will have less precipitation and more manageable temperatures, while still being warm enough to swim and enjoy a boat rental. Enjoy the beaches, the gentle waves, and the sunshine of Anna Maria Island.

A few accommodation options on Anna Maria Island include the Dream Inn, Tortuga Inn, Waterline Marina, and Mainsail Beach Inn. There are lots of beach resorts and holiday homes to choose from to rent for the perfect boating and beach vacation on Anna Maria Island.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Anna Maria Island.

  1. KS
    Kurt
    Beautiful Deck Boat with ample seating perfect for a family to lounge, fish, swim and tube all day right on Anna Maria Island. Insurance Included

    Had a great time, communication was good, boat was where it was expected to be and was even given a little extra time (we didn’t need it though) as there were a couple other boats also going in at the same time.Martin also let us know that it may be a little windy and choppy in the afternoon so to take that into account wherever we decided to go. Overall a great experience and hope to use again sometime

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    Austin
    Beautiful Deck Boat to explore, swim, tube and more off Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Insurance Included

    Owners were great! Very generous and flexible. Very nice boat, clean and cared for, not over used like the CBs boats. Came with nimrad navigational chart, gps with a big screen, fish finder. Very helpful to stay out of shallow waters. We went to Egmont key state park and had a great time exploring. Recommend 6 hours total. Saw dolphins in Bradenton bay several times, caught a small lizzard fish off of Egmont key. Cooler on board. Ice vending machine available at boat launch. Owners had plenty of safety equipment, flares, extra life jackets, type IV PFD, fire extinguisher, as per the requirement. Unfortunately no VHF marine radio. had verizon cell service almost the entire time. Bring your own garbage bag. Overall, great experience.

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    Michelle
    Beautiful Deck Boat with ample seating perfect for a family to lounge, fish, swim and tube all day right on Anna Maria Island. Insurance Included

    Martin and Meghan were wonderful to work with and the boat was just what we needed. We loved exploring the inter coastal waters. It was the best part of our trip. We’d definitely look them up again when we’re back in the area.

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    Greg
    Beautiful Deck Boat to explore, swim, tube and more off Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Insurance Included

    New to this platform so was a little nervous but everything went well! Boat was in good condition and clean. Had 2 great days on the water visiting Passage Key, Egmont Key, Beer can Island and sandbars. Easy and quick communication with Megan and Martin. Highly recommend!

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    Brian
    Open Cruiser in Bradenton or Sarasota

    Brian was very pleasant and easy to work with. Her is very responsive and understanding. He goes over the features of the boat very well. The boat was perfectly clean and well maintained. Perfect rental I will definitely refer to friends and family.

  6. NH
    Nicholas
    Beautiful Deck Boat to explore, swim, tube and more off Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Insurance Included

    We had a great experience. Boat was in good condition and handled all of the boating we did very well for the size. We were on some of the larger bays and intercoastal. There was always constant communication and can't say enough about how prompt they were to drop the boat off and pick it up. It was great doing business with Meghan and I will be a repeat customer. Thank you for the great memories we were able to make on your boat !!