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The Best Boat Rentals in Fort Lauderdale, FL for 2021

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Things to Know About Renting a Boat in Fort Lauderdale

Whether you’re an experienced boater or a novice, there are dozens of ways for you to experience the water. On GetMyBoat, you can find both captained charters and bareboat rentals depending on your level of experience. Luxury yachts are an excellent way to bring people together and cruise in Fort Lauderdale or a nice sailing charter. Consider chartering a boat as a venue for a special event if you’re hosting in Fort Lauderdale.

We also offer non-motorized experiences like kayak rentals, surfing, or stand up paddleboarding in Fort Lauderdale. Paddle sports are a great way to get exercise while enjoying your vacation and travels in this part of Florida.

If you want to venture inland for a tour, consider booking an Everglades airboat tour while you’re in Fort Lauderdale. Get up close with alligators and see the wild side of inland Florida on a swamp tour.

Jet ski rentals are an exciting way to explore the Atlantic. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the city and skyline. Rent a jet ski and fly through the waters around Fort Lauderdale, making memories with your adventurous friends.

If you’re a fishing fanatic, book a fishing charter during your trip to Fort Lauderdale. Spend a day reeling in big catches like snapper and grouper, and have an experienced captain to take you to all the best fishing spots around the city.

A catamaran rental is another excellent way of exploring the waterways of Fort Lauderdale and the local sandbars. Sailing is a liberating feeling and a memorable experience to have when you’re traveling, and there’s nothing better than feeling the wind on your face as you admire a city from the perspective of the ocean. Rent or charter a sailboat in Fort Lauderdale for a day that you’ll never forget.

Boating Events in Fort Lauderdale

Known as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” Fort Lauderdale also hosts international boat shows towards the end of October and the beginning of November. If you happen to be in the city during this time, don’t miss the magnificent display of runabouts, express cruisers, superyachts, cabin cruisers, and more.

Other Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

If you don’t want to spend all day every day on a boat while in Fort Lauderdale, there’s plenty to see and do on land. During the daytime, experience Fort Lauderdale by bike. The city bike tour provides a unique experience with a local guide. You can also enjoy some history at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, which will show you what life was like for upper-class Floridians in the early 20th century Check out the iconic Las Olas Boulevard for some shopping opportunities if you’re in need of retail therapy. For a beach day, head to Fort Lauderdale or Las Olas Beach. Relax in the sand, soak up the sun and enjoy your vacation outdoors. The water surrounding this area of Florida is calm and great for swimming, even if you are traveling with kids.

Travelers hoping to connect with nature during their time in Fort Lauderdale can find plenty of ways to do this. Head to Secret Woods Nature Center or Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for a relaxing day, walking amidst Floridian trees and observing local wildlife.

If you’re looking to explore beyond Fort Lauderdale, check out nearby cities like Pompano Beach for great rentals, cheap boats Hollywood Florida, and powerboat rentals Boca Raton.

Marinas in Fort Lauderdale

Ready to dock for some time on land? You can find and make a dock reservation at one of Fort Lauderdale’s marinas using Dockwa. We suggest checking out The Strip – the city’s dining, shopping, and entertainment district that rules along A1A.

About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale shares the same lively spirit as its neighbor, Miami. (Fun fact: They’re just twenty miles apart on Interstate 95.) Fort Lauderdale is an Atlantic city with seven miles of beach, and it's known for great shopping, boating, and dining. With over 165 miles of waterways and canals, the town is a boating enthusiast’s paradise.

With a tropical rainforest climate and few temperature variations between seasons, you can enjoy Fort Lauderdale all year round. Soak in the sun during hot and humid summers, or enjoy warm, dry winters in this coastal city.

Multiple airports service the greater Fort Lauderdale area. You’ll have no problem arriving by plane or driving in. To get around Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas, it’s recommendable to rent a car.

Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each rental transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Rental FAQs

How much is it to rent a boat in Fort Lauderdale?

The price for a boat rental in Fort Lauderdale starts at $50/hour for a small powerboat and goes up to over $5000/day for a private luxury charter. The cost to rent a boat depends on the size of boat, the size of group, and many other details of the rental.

Where can I boat in Fort Lauderdale?

Dania Beach is the most popular location within Fort Lauderdale to rent a boat. You can rent a boat from many locations within Fort Lauderdale with GetMyBoat. There are boat rentals available from dozens of marinas and private owners, ready to get you out on the water in Fort Lauderdale.

What are the best things to do by boat in Fort Lauderdale?

Some of the best things to do by boat in Fort Lauderdale include;

  • Cruising to sandbars for a swim stop and boat party
  • Sightseeing boat tours of Star Island and celebrity mansions
  • Cruising to Miami Beach for a day
  • Overnight charters to the Bahamas
  • Boat tours of the Intracoastal waterway
  • Fishing trips by boat from Fort Lauderdale

When is the best time to visit Fort Lauderdale?

Fort Lauderdale has warm and sunny weather year-round. The summertime can be very hot, with highs in the 90’s and in the winter, the high is typically around 75-78℉ during the day. You do want to be careful if visiting Fort Lauderdale during hurricane season, which runs from June through November. Always check the weather forecast for your trip.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Fort Lauderdale.

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    Sandra
    28’ Pro Cat for rent with Captain

    We had such a wonderful time on the water. We wanted to do a little bit of everything and Olaf did not disappoint! He knew exactly where to take us so that we started pulling in fish as soon as our lines hit the water ! Snorkeling was wonderful and we saw so many fish and found some cool sea shells. Olaf even put a mat off the boat so the kids who were a bit unsure could lay on it and just put their faces in the water to see the fish! He was so great that we literally booked again for tomorrow morning! 100% recommend booking with him!

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    AJ
    Private Sea Ray Charter for Up to 12 People in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Awesome experience with my family. Thomas was a really cool caption. Originally it was supposed to be Justin but they changed at the last minute. We can back 30 minutes earlier than scheduled but it’s okay. Email communication was delayed by few days. I expected them to contact me once we booked two week earlier which they didn’t.

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    Grant
    Gorgeous 45' Yacht for Charter in Lauderdale

    Ray was great to work with, very responsive and helpful. Alex was our captain and he was also fantastic. We had a great day! The weather was rough and we tried to go out but too rough so toured the canals, went to a sandbar and had a wonderful sunset dinner. Thank you Ray and Alex!

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    Mishel
    Private Sea Ray Charter for Up to 12 People in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Charlotte was freaking amazing...we celebrated my cousins Bachelorette weekend and there was 9 of us. I highly recommend her and this boat...everything was amazing and they provided all they said on their listing...and to top it off she was a great photographer for us too...From Austin Texas...thank you.

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    Olivia
    Amazing & Immaculate 40' Yacht rental in Fort Lauderdale, Boca, or Miami

    I booked this boat for my sisters bachelorette during Spring break and it was the highlight of our trip, our captain who’s name was Garry was by far the best!!! Make sure you have him, he made sure we were comfortable at all times , he put out floats for us he even kept an eye on us to make sure we were safe at all times since we were drinking alcoholic beverages. Naturally us girls wanted a group photo he even offered and took the best pictures with the perfect angles . Girls you’ll know what I’m talking about. Thank you Garry for the best ride I would for sure rent this boat again when I get back ! Five star service with a five star type of boat !

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    Candace
    Charter 61' Viking Sport Yacht In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    We had a great time on our yacht excursion and are so thankful to Captain Todd and Yancy!! They r both so gracious and helpful and the yacht is just beautiful/clean and huge! GReAT day! Thank u both so much and we hope to see U again !!!