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What to know about renting a boat in Clearwater
Sitting right on the shores of the beautiful blue Gulf, there are endless options for boat rentals and charters in Clearwater. Dolphin tours, catamaran rentals, jet ski tours, pontoon cruises and powerboats are wonderful options for spending a day out on the water. Fishing charters, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards are available for sporty travelers looking to make the most of their vacation.
For families traveling with children, a dolphin tour in Clearwater is an absolute must. Most boat charters offer the option of enjoying the sunset from a boat, a Clearwater favorite. For larger groups, pontoon rentals provide the space needed for a day of meandering through the Gulf.
Another popular choice of watercraft for visitors to Clearwater is the jetski. Renting a jet ski is an excellent way to cover a lot of ground, see lots of wildlife including manatees, dolphins, and birds. While jet-skiing is more popular with young adults, the trained professionals at jetski rental companies will provide safety instruction for families traveling with younger children.
While there is a lot of emphasis on power boats and other motorized watercraft in Clearwater, traveling by wind is a great alternative. Sailboats are plentiful and offer excellent water experiences. Book an evening trip to see the orange skies ignite over the Gulf as the sun goes down. Check out the catamaran and sailing yacht options in Clearwater for your wind-powered boat trip.
Deep sea fishing charters are a popular option for travelers looking to reel in a big one during their stay in Clearwater. The fishing captains are well versed in the best spots for great fishing action. Mackerel and barracuda are the popular catches of Clearwater, and charters will take care of all the dirty work for you.
For the athletic traveler, Clearwater, Florida is an excellent destination to experience stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing, kiteboarding and many more watersports. Rent a kayak for a day and spend it paddling in one of the many nature reserves and state parks. Caladesi State Park, Fort De Soto Park, and Honeymoon Island State Park are all great places to start.
The warm weather and calm winds of Clearwater Florida make it a perfect water sports destination.
Events in Clearwater to Attend on Your Rental Boat
The Clearwater Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival is by far the most popular boating event in the city. Bringing in 180,000 visitors in September, it’s one of the biggest boat races in Florida. The event features boat races of the top of the line powerboats that hit speeds up to 180 mph during the races.
Other Things To Do in Clearwater
While you’re on land, consider a visit to Clearwater Beach. You can enjoy a day of sunbathing, trying out beachfront restaurants, and playing in the soft white sand. Some of the best restaurants worthy of trying while on the beach include SHOR American Seafood Grill, Island Way Grill, and Clear Sky Cafe.
While wandering the beach, be sure to take a walk down Pier 60 to see various vendors, street performers, shops and watch the sunset over the water.
For nature lovers looking to escape the beach crowds, pay a visit to the Moccasin Lake Nature Park. You’ll experience a gorgeous walk through lush greenery, see countless species of birds, alligators, a butterfly garden, turtles and much more. There are guides and the trails are all on boardwalks. Best part - it’s free to enter the park!
Marinas in Clearwater for Great Boat Rentals
There are several marinas to choose from for a boat rental in Clearwater. Clearwater Beach Marina is a modern facility with great shops and restaurants. Cove Cay Marina is a good choice for kayak rentals. Freedom Boat Club Clearwater is known for excellent customer service and for full-service boat charters. During the busy season, it’s recommended to book in advance, as charters, boat rentals, and water sports reservations can get booked up.
Clearwater is a city in Florida located northwest of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Sitting on the Gulf of Mexico, it’s a family-friendly vacation destination. Clearwater sees far smaller crowds than the spring break destinations of Miami or Daytona. It doesn't have the cheesy, artificial entertainment of Orlando, making it a fantastic choice for old-fashioned Florida.
The best time to visit Clearwater is January-March and September-November. This is also the busiest and more expensive time of the year to visit. Summers can be hot and humid with more rainfall than in winter, but are a good option if you’re looking to avoid high prices.
There are two primary airports that will give you access to Clearwater. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, and Tampa Bay International Airport have the best fares. If you plan on exploring Clearwater beyond what is accessible by boat, a car rental is essential as public transport is rather limited.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Clearwater.
Adrian was amazing and delievered a top notch experience for us. He communicated promptly and clearly and was able to accomodate the needs of our family without issue. We are so happy to have found him and will definitely book him every time we are back in the area. Definitely an experience I recommend to everyone.
This is the best deal, super nice guy, really easy to work with Couldn’t get better than an afternoon and evening with family out on the water!! Price is good boat is really nice very clean we will definitely be coming back to them the next time we visit!!
We had such a great time with Adrian. He was punctual, super friendly, and easy going. We are glad we had him Capitan the trip bc he took us to a great spot on Honeymoon Island. We saw manatees and dolphins which was super cool. He was really great with our girls, as he is a dad himself and knows how to make sure everyone is safe. The boat was almost brand new and perfect for our trip! Would love to book with Adrian again!
Rory was an excellent host that truly accommodated my family and our needs. He was very responsive and courteous. The boat was very clean and well cared for. We had an amazing experience and we definitely will be reaching out to Rory for our future excursions. Thanks again Rory! We had a blast.
Adrian is the easiest to rent from hands down. You get a brand new super strong and fast boat that makes you feel like the mustang of the water. He’s extremely communicative and there to make sure you enjoy your day on the water. I couldn’t be more pleased. Gentlefolks if your looking for an awesome day on the water, a really fun and fast boat and a Hassle free experience. Adrian’s got you covered. Thank you so much boss man!!!
The whole experience couldn’t have been easier. Adrian communicated via Get My Boat messages throughout our reservation. He provided a cooler for our outing to Three Rooker Island. He was at the ramp with the boat, ready to go, right on time. The boat was brand new and performed perfectly. I would definitely rent from him again!