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What to know about renting a boat in Cape Coral

If you want to enjoy Cape Coral on the water, renting a boat, kayak or embarking on a fishing tour is a great way to experience all that this city has to offer. From a boat, you can explore the miles of canals surrounded by plants and wildlife, cruise around in the open water of the Gulf, or drop a line to catch some fish in the ocean. For the sporty vacationer, you can paddle around the mangroves in a kayak. There’s an abundance of options for boat rentals. From small power boat rentals to pontoon rentals, chartered fishing tours, and endless choices for watersports, Cape Coral has it all. Visit Fort Myers Beach for a day, park your boat at one of more than 40 waterside restaurant for a seaside lunch, and watch the breathtaking sunset from the water. The hot, sunny temperatures and mild winds make Cape Coral a perfect destination to enjoy by boat.

While you can visit Cape Coral at any time of the year to enjoy the water and rent a boat, the late summer and early autumn months are the best times to go. You'll avoid the tourist crowds September-November. March tends to be the peak busy season during the weeks of Spring Break vacations. The summer months of June-August have the highest amount of rainfall and can be uncomfortably hot.

Captiva Island is an excellent destination in Cape Coral for fishing. You can cruise there on your own for a day of great catches; Bass, Snapper, Mackerel, and many more. Sanibel Island is also easy to reach from Cape Coral by boat and offers beautiful beaches and water sports. Boca Grande is also an excellent choice for fishing, as it is host to many fishing tournaments and has a large tarpon population.

A great day trip that will help you get the most out of your boat rental is a stop at Cayo Costa. It's a protected state park that is only accessible by private boat or ferry. Its pristine, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters make it the perfect stop for nature lovers who want to escape the rowdy crowds. Park your boat for a day of swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and nature walks in this special spot.

Things to Do Near Cape Coral

Fort Myers is also nearby, offering a beach and shopping opportunities as the commercial center of the area. Fort Myers is also considered the gateway to the Southwest Florida region and offers a variety of activities including restaurants and nightlife. This metropolitan area offers a variety of dining choices as well as opportunities to visit different historical sites for those interested in Florida history.

There is something for everyone in Cape Coral, whether you take a vacation to relax or to explore. The abundance of wildlife and beautiful vistas available in this region of the Gulf Coast will charm any visitor, and there are alternatives in nearby locations for those who are more interested in hitting the mall or trying out new cuisine. For the beachcombers and water babies, Cape Coral boat rentals offer a wide variety of ways to interact with nature, the ocean, and the coastline. One of the best activities available in Cape Coral is watching the sunset over the water, as the sunsets in Florida are not to be missed. It’s a great way to end your day on the Gulf coast and enjoy the warm breezes of the Cape Coral area as the stars come out over the water.

Marinas Around Cape Coral

Cape Coral (and nearby Fort Myers) have over 20 marinas to serve your boating needs. Most of the marinas are situated within the canals off of the Caloosahatchee River, which leads into the Gulf. Some of the most popular are Cape Harbour Marina, Tarpon Point Marina, and Cape Coral Goldman Yacht Basin. These marinas will give you access to the gulf, canals, and river for all your boating needs.

Other Things To Do in Cape Coral

If you prefer to paddle your own vessel to explore the waters, a day of stand-up paddle boarding around Pine Island South Aquatic Reserve is a great choice. It’s a fantastic way to become immersed in local flora and fauna of this protected area.

Planning Your Trip to Cape Coral

Located on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida, this “Waterfront Wonderland” has more miles of canals than any other city in the world! This makes it a popular destination for boating and fishing. The waterways are a habitat for manatees, as well as local bird species in the mangroves. It’s a great destination for families and retirees, as well as young vacationers who want a more relaxed vacation experience.

The best time to visit Cape Coral is within the months of September-November. September is the least crowded time with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. October is the sunniest month in Cape Coral, and the average water temperature is around 80℉. Because of the high levels of sun exposure, be sure to pack sunscreen for all activities, especially days spent out on the water.

When on land, be sure to check out nearby wildlife hikes. At the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve there are nature walks that will guide you to see the flora and fauna. If you get hungry, stop by the Saturday Farmer’s Market for food trucks. Consider taking a distillery tour at the Wicked Dolphin to get a taste of the local rum. If you are looking to work on your swing, check out Cape Royal or Coral Oaks golf courses for a day out on the green.

Cape Coral Boat Rental FAQs

How much is a boat rental in Cape Coral?

The cost for a boat rental in Cape Coral is around $200/day on average for a powerboat or pontoon rental. You can find great deals on boat rentals or splurge on luxury yacht rentals on Cape Coral.

What is there to do in Cape Coral?

Cape Coral is an excellent Florida destination for boating and getting on the water. Powerboat rentals, pontoon rentals, sailing, and jet skiing are all popular activities to enjoy in Cape Coral.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Cape Coral.

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    Jamie
    Awesome 280 Outrage in Cape Coral-Ft. Myers-Bonita Springs Area

    Fernando is a fantastic captain! He knows where all the great spots are and he made me feel so comfortable and at ease! Going out on the ocean with a stranger can be scary and overwhelming but he really knew what he was doing and his boat was beautiful! Fernando was so laid back yet knowledgeable! I can’t wait to come back next year and we’ll definitely be contacting Fernando again!

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    Nichole
    AVAILABLE UNDER STAY-AT-HOME ORDER! Bennington Pontoon 22' in Cape Coral and Surrounding Areas

    He was a late getting there but communicated well and gave us the option to keep the boat longer than the scheduled return time so it was fine. otherwise everything was great! very nice people and the boat was in great shape. will book with them again!

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    Erik
    2018 Godfrey Sweetwater 23' Pontoon Available Throughout All SWFL

    We rented a pontoon from Justin and the process could not have gone any smoother. Justin was kind, friendly, and accommodating with schedule pick up and drop off. He even filled up the gas tank at a gas station and saved us money on refilling the boat on the water. The boat was in great condition and ran great all week. We were a group of 6 adults and 6 kids. The boat had more than enough space and was comfortable for all us. The boat handled excellent in the bay and around the shore on the gulf side. I rented a deck boat last year and found the pontoon way better from a comfort and ride stand point. We ended up island hopping and fishing all week. We had a great time!!! Thanks again Justin!!!! I would highly recommend renting from Justin if you are planning on renting a boat in SW Florida. A true professional.

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    Jessica
    30ft Scarab Center Console Ready for Fun in Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area

    Captain Randy and Barbie were the best!! We went for my sisters bachelorette party and it was the best part of our trip hands down. They were so fun and made sure we got to do everything we wanted plus more. I would recommend this boat/captain for anyone!

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    Ken
    Boat Charter in Cape Coral (with Captain only) - 4 hour and 8 hour tours

    Fantastic trip. We requested to see dolphin, and manatee, and he delivered - after much searching (they were very elusive this day). Found a great location for my son to drop a line in as well. Excellent conversation and humor. Thanks Captain Christian. We will be back!

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    Josh
    Robalo R200 Center Console 21' Delivered to Your Dock 175HP

    This boat was a GREAT experience. It truly made our family vacation something special. Perfect power to fuel consumption ratio (new motor). Carried 8 folks comfortably. The restroom was a great thing to have. Allowed us to make some incredibly special family trips and memories. Worth every penny. Joseph is a top notch owner / operator.