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

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Open Cruiser in Bradenton or Sarasota
Anna Maria IslandPower
Super Owner9 guests

Open Cruiser in Bradenton or Sarasota

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

24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island

2018 11 Person Pontoon
Anna Maria IslandPower
12 guests

2018 11 Person 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. PB
    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

    I would rent from them again in a heart beat. Boat and engine super reliable and easy to operate. All required safety gear on board along with anchors and extra lines. The engine was a beautiful 2020 150HP Mercury 4 stroke in perfect condition. Boat had a collection of nicks and dings that are to be expected. Pick up and drop off on time and effortless.

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

    We had a fantastic experience renting from Meghan and Martin. Communication was clear and detailed with Meghan. Martin went above and beyond on the day of our trip to show me tips and tricks on boating, and provided a quick boating 101 lesson. He was patient and very polite in answering all my questions. He even took me out on a quick test drive to help me get comfortable with the boat and navigation in the water. Driving this boat and being on the water was the highlight of our trip. We are definitely renting again from Meghan and Martin next time we are in Anna Maria Island.

  3. RH
    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

    If your looking to get on the water and enjoy the day look no further and you can be rest assured that you will be taken great care of! Prompt, courteous, clean and knowledge they shared with us! Cannot thank you enough for being available for our last minute booking. Blessed Rob n Mary

  4. AL
    24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island

    Erica and Geoff were very responsive to messages. They went above and beyond to make the boat available to us on the day we needed it. They delivered it closer to where we were staying and were very helpful when questions were asked. The boat is perfect for cruising the Intercoastal and spending the day at the Sandbar. We will definitely rent from them again! Thank you!

  5. JP
    Gorgeous Bowrider for groups of up to 10! Enjoy Anna Maria in style. Perfect for exploring the area and hanging at a sandbar!

    If you are thinking about renting a vessel that is in great condition and the ability to be on the water on time, Meghan and Martin have it figured out. No hassle, straight forward and on time for everything. Their vessel, 23’ Starcraft was the best choice. Clean vessel, all in working order and accessible as easy as get there and go. YOU GUYS ROCK!

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

    Fantastic day on the water! Great communication before, during and after our trip. Our meeting at the pickup point went as expected and received very good walk through and received recommendation and directions to make today perfect. We will schedule other outing with Meghan’s boat. Thanks