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.
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.
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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.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Eddie and his first mate were incredible. Communication was easy throughout, and service on the yacht was unbelievable! They recommended great places to swim and to eat, and handled everything so we didn’t have to lift a finger. Plus, the yacht was beautiful, perfect for our group of 8, and Captain Eddie is clearly a skilled boater. Highly recommend!
Easy to book. Good communication a few days before. No worries if you have a little boating experience. If you want to dock somewhere to eat just note places aren't super easy to find and need to be patient for a courtesy slip to open. Also recommend downloading Navionics app as you can search for fuel, restaurants, etc and find spots easily. Michael was easy to work with and I'd recommend to anyone.
This was our 2nd time chartering with Ray and Captain Barry. I would recommend them both again and again!! We set out for a holiday cruise to see the Christmas lights, due to COVID-19 there weren’t as many on the intracoastal, but Barry knew just where to go to find them. Loved the commentary!! We all had a wonderful time!! 5 stars for sure!!
Gary was a wonderful captain and host. Communication was top notch! He was prompt. The boat was amazing and really nice inside. He provided water and sodas and towels. We had a party of 6 adults and 2 children and Gary was very accommodating. Also i believe the cruise was best pricing /value for an amazing boat. Gary was also very informative and we loved seeing all the sights in ft lauderdale. Thank you so much!!
This trip exceeded me and my families expectations. I booked this boat as a celebration for my graduation and it was so nice, clean and peaceful! Exactly what I was looking for. The captain was so polite and easy to talk to. I will definitely be booking with this owner again in the future, whenever we return to the area.
Ray and Barry made for a wonderful outing. We had three generations of family ranging from 21 to 90. All couldn’t have been happier! Will definitely look forward to chartering again