Find The Best Boat Rentals in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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What to know about renting a boat in Daytona Beach
Renting a boat while in Daytona Beach is a fantastic way to spend a day (or a whole week!) of your vacation. From powerboat rentals to kayaks, there’s something for every group and budget available in Daytona. You can cruise to nearby cities like Ormond Beach and Port Orange, or explore the Intracoastal Waterway and inlets surrounding Daytona.
For a pleasant day of cruising, check out powerboat rentals available in Daytona Beach. Renting a boat with a sundeck is the best way to work on your tan! Cruise around and explore the coastline of Daytona from a new perspective. You can rent a pontoon on your own or hire a captain to take you to the best destinations in the area. Be sure to stop for a swim to cool off!
A popular boating choice for visitors to Daytona Beach is a full-service fishing charter. Enjoy a few hours of fishing off the coast on a boat, with a crew that will filet the fish for you! Fishing charter captains are professionals with knowledge of the best fishing spots that will guarantee you reel in a good one on your trip. All equipment, bait, and tackle are included on most fishing charters, so you have nothing to worry about when you book! It’s great for beginners and experienced anglers alike.
Paddle sports are a great choice for active travelers visiting Daytona on a vacation. If you like to fit in some exercise while on vacation, rent a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak and spend a day exploring the Intracoastal Waterway and the coastline on the Atlantic. Rent equipment on your own or opt for a guided tour!
Watersports are a fantastic way for thrill-seekers to enjoy all that Daytona has to offer. A popular choice for travelers to Daytona is kiteboarding. Due to the consistent winds off the beach, this is a popular choice for many visitors. Rent some equipment or take a lesson to learn from the pros!
If you have a need for speed, jet ski rentals are the perfect choice to get an adrenaline rush. Climb on a Waverunner and fly through the waves, it's sure to be an experience you'll never forget.
Top Boating Events in Daytona Beach to Attend while on a Boat Rental
There are a few boating events that take place in Daytona Beach throughout the year that are fun for visitors and locals alike. The Daytona Boat Show fills up the Daytona International Speedway with hundreds of boats for sale annually. It’s a 3-day event and is open to the public. There’s no admission cost and consists of lots of different types of boats and marine equipment.
Halifax and a few other marinas put on different regattas and races throughout the year. This includes sailing regattas, rowing regattas, and other specialty boat races. They are small with around 30 participants but are a fun thing to see while walking around Daytona.
An annual holiday tradition in Daytona Beach is the Christmas Boat Parade. Boat owners decorate their boats in elaborate lights and cruise around the Halifax Marina. It’s a lovely event to view from the shore to get you in the holiday spirit.
Other Things To Do in Daytona Beach When Not Renting a Boat
While on land in Daytona Beach, there’s plenty to do to stay entertained. Watching the sunset on the Sunglow Fishing Pier is a must. For car racing enthusiasts, make sure to schedule a visit to the Daytona International Speedway.
If you’re in a mood to shop, check out the Daytona Flea Market. This massive venue hosts over a thousand vendors, snack shops, and endless types of merchandise available for sale.
If you’re traveling with kids (or adults) who like a good thrill, stop by the Oceanwalk Daytona Beach boardwalk and pier. Strap into the slingshot ride for a real adrenaline rush.
Marinas in Daytona Beach for Great Boat Rentals
A few of the main marinas in Daytona Beach include Halifax Harbor Marina, Suntex Marina, Daytona Marina & Boat Works, and Seabo Marina. These marinas have knowledgeable staff to give you boating advice about the area. There are hundreds of boats in their berths, attached restaurants and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. The facilities are well-maintained and they offer all the amenities a boater needs.
About Daytona Beach
Located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, Daytona Beach is a great vacation destination for motorsports and beach enthusiasts alike. Considered to be the “World Center of Racing” it’s home to NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway. It’s a wonderful place for families, university spring breaks, or anyone looking for a beach escape. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can legally drive your own vehicle on the beach.
The best time of year to visit Daytona is during spring and early summer or early autumn in September and October. Thanks to ocean breezes, it never gets unbearably hot in Daytona, but it can be humid in the peak summer months of July and August. Winters are mild, but December and January will be too cold to enjoy a swim in the ocean.
To get to Daytona, you can catch a direct flight to the Daytona city airport, or to Jacksonville (2-hour drive) or Orlando (1-hour). Renting a car is the best way to get around, as public transport in these parts of Florida is very limited. There are buses through Voltran, a public bus system for Volusia county, and you can check timetables through their app.
Daytona Beach Boat Rental FAQs
What is Daytona Beach best known for?
Daytona Beach is best known for beach parties, boat parties, fishing trips, and being out on the water. It's a great spring break destination, or to visit any time of year.
Can you fish on Daytona Beach?
Daytona Beach has some excellent fishing opportunities. You can catch fish right off the shore, or rent a fishing boat and head out on the water off the coast. In Daytona Beach, you can expect to catch Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Flounder, Tarpon, and Black Drum.
What does Daytona Beach have to offer?
Daytona Beach is a great destination for boat rentals, jet boat tours, fishing charters, kayak rentals, and pontoon rentals. Boat parties, beach parties, swimming, and enjoying waterfront restaurants are some of the best things to enjoy in Daytona Beach.
GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Daytona Beach.
Had a great afternoon on the water with Captain Ray. He was kind, punctual, and accommodating. We were one mom (me!) and 7 kids, ages 12 & 13. He was patient and made sure safety was a priority, but let the kids have fun too.
If you’re thinking about booking, definitely do it!! We all had a great time. Elliot was so nice and personable from the very beginning, he even hung out with us playing spike ball and gave us advice on places to visit in New Smyrna. We’re already discussing when to book him next for another trip! Definitely recommend!!
Thanks to Capt. Ray for a wonderful time out on his great pontoon boat with my family. We celebrated my grandson’s 8th birthday onboard. Unfortunately the weather turned bad, but his boat was very seaworthy and in excellent condition. His communication from the time we rented until the time we got back to the dock was a unbelievable. I highly recommend Capt. Ray’s boat if you want to see the Intracoastal from a great boat!
Our captain was the friendliest, most accommodating captain we could have asked for. Between the perfect boat and his amazing tour of the inlet and jetty we could have not asked for a better experience. 5 stars all the way
We had a wonderful time. Paul was very friendly and made us all feel very comfortable, he took pictures and played a very special song for us. It was the first of many outings with Paul. It is a must do when you’re here.
Great communication, pontoon, location, easy and efficient! We saw a few dozen dolphins in the intracoastal waterways as well as lots of sea life. Captain ray took care of everything (we did not need a captain).