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Rent a Regal Boats bow rider in Gulfport, FL near me
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Gulfport, FL

5.0 (38 bookings)

NEW Luxury Bowrider - Awesome BT sound system with licensed Captain

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA bow rider in Gulfport, FL near me
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Gulfport, FL

5.0 (62 bookings)

2023 Yamaha AR220 with a Licensed Captain

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Godfrey Marine pontoon in Madeira Beach, FL near me
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Madeira Beach, FL

5.0 (34 bookings)

2015 Sweetwater 12 passenger

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a CRUISERS YACHTS cruiser in Tampa, FL near me
$288+ /hour

Tampa, FL

007 James Bond Yacht- South Beach Edition

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a CREST PONTOONS pontoon in Madeira Beach, FL near me
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Madeira Beach, FL

4.9 (83 bookings)

12 Passenger Pontoon Boat - John's Pass Sandbar / Madeira Beach 🌞⚓🐬

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 14 passengers
Rent a GODFREY MARINE pontoon in St. Petersburg, FL near me
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St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (144 bookings)

Party Pontoon for 12!!

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA bow rider in St. Petersburg, FL near me
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St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (90 bookings)

21' Twin Engine Yamaha AR210 Jet Boat with Captain (Fuel included)

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers
Rent a Premier Marine pontoon in St. Petersburg, FL near me
$185+ /hour

St. Petersburg, FL

31’ PREMIER DOUBLE DECKER WITH SLIDE

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 13 passengers
Rent a HARRIS FLOTEBOTE pontoon in REDINGTN SHOR, FL near me
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REDINGTN SHOR, FL

5.0 (24 bookings)

25' Party Pontoon and Island Hopper / Gas Included / Captain Included

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Bennington Marine pontoon in Treasure Island, FL near me
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Treasure Island, FL

5.0 (192 bookings)

Bennington 22 SSi Pontoon with plush seating

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Lexington  pontoon in Madeira Beach, FL near me
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Madeira Beach, FL

4.9 (95 bookings)

Lexington 517 pontoon rental Madeira Beach!

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a Pioneer Boats center console in St. Petersburg, FL near me
$75+ /hour

St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (73 bookings)

Life is better on the water!

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a 820 OASIS FISH-N-CRUISE pontoon in Madeira Beach, FL near me
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Madeira Beach, FL

5.0 (166 bookings)

21' Sunchaser Pontoon - John's Pass Sandbar / Madeira Beach 🌞⚓🐬

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a SOUTH BAY PONTOONS pontoon in St. Petersburg, FL near me
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St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (39 bookings)

New 2023 Luxury Tritoon 24’ up to 13 people!

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Avalon Pontoons pontoon in St. Petersburg, FL near me
$140+ /hour

St. Petersburg, FL

5.0 (53 bookings)

Dolphins🐬 and Sunsets🌅 Double Decker Tritoon with waterslide

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Hurricane Boats deck boat in Madeira Beach, FL near me
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Madeira Beach, FL

4.6 (30 bookings)

Large Deck boat with twin 150's

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Robertson and Caine catamaran in Treasure Island, FL near me
$309+ /hour

Treasure Island, FL

5.0 (21 bookings)

Luxurious Leopard 40 Catamaran with Water Toys/Paddle Boards Included

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 13 passengers
Rent a Sun Tracker by Tracker Marine pontoon in St. Petersburg, FL near me
$50+ /hour

St. Petersburg, FL

4.9 (179 bookings)

20 ft Pontoon Party Barge DLX , Gas included

3 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 9 passengers

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Things to do in St. Petersburg, FL by Boat

St. Pete Beach is the perfect place to rent a boat in Florida. There's a fair bit to see when you’re walking around St. Petersburg, but the real action is on the water.

Enjoy the Beach Life
The beaches in St. Pete are truly world-class. Dock up your boat rental at some of the various superb beaches, such as Bahia Beach where you can take some time to lie back and soak up the Floridian rays.

Get your Fishing Gear Together
When it comes to fishing just outside big urban areas, it's normally not the best spot. In the water around St Petersburg however, there is a great range of marine reserve areas that are quiet and have an abundance of fish.

Have your Camera at the Ready
There are loads of great wildlife to take note of and photograph in the nature preserves that are dotted around here. Seabirds, eagles, and various fauna that roam by the waterside.

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Things to Do in St. Petersburg by Boat

Visit Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

Visit Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

Just beyond the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and outside of Tampa Bay, the former military base has become a 280-acre state park and wildlife refuge and is home to a wide variety of birds, tortoises, sea turtles, and much more. 

Only accessible by ferry or private boat, the island also has a rich history with ruins left from Fort Dade and a 150-year-old lighthouse. Although boats are not allowed to beach, visitors can anchor and walk ashore to enjoy the pristine beaches, hiking trails, and unspoiled natural beauty.

It's important to remember that pets are not allowed on the island due to the bird sanctuaries and other protected species, and there are no facilities available so it is important to bring plenty of fresh water and sunscreen.

  • Location: Google Maps Link
  • Closest boat ramp: Fort DeSoto Boat Ramp, Point Pinellas, Maximo Boat Ramp Free
  • Lat/Long: 27.58860° N, -82.76198° W

Visit Bean Point Beach

Visit Bean Point Beach

Boaters leaving Tampa Bay to cruise out the Gulf of Mexico pass Anna Maria Island to the south. At the northern tip of the barrier island sits Bean Point Beach, one of the area's most beautiful beaches and the perfect place for an afternoon getaway or a day in the sun.

Although it is not remote or uninhabited, the white sands and turquoise waters make Bean Point Beach a popular attraction. Boaters can anchor up and wade ashore, where it is possible to watch manatees swim past while lounging in the sand, with access to nearby restaurants and other facilities within fairly easy reach. 

No matter what you plan to do once you get there, remember to take plenty of fresh water and sunscreen along to help make your day in the sun a good one. 

  • Location: Google Maps Link
  • Closest boat ramp: Fort DeSoto Boat Ramp, Point Pinellas
  • Lat/Long: 27.54186° N, -82.74383° W  

Fish in the Gulf or Tampa Bay

Fish in the Gulf or Tampa Bay

With quick, easy access to either Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg offers anglers a variety of inshore and offshore fishing opportunities. Well-known for the size and number of tarpon in the area, Tampa Bay offers great fishing when it might be too rough to run out to the deeper water in search of big fish. The Bay is also a great place to fish for redfish, snook, and many other species.

Offshore in the Gulf's deep waters, mackerel, shark, amberjack, mahi-mahi, tuna, and sailfish are common catches, although there are lots of grouper and snapper waiting on the bottom as well. Whether hunting out in the deep or keeping close to home, St. Petersburg offers some of the best fishing on Florida's West Coast.  

Fishing Offshore

  • Target species: mahi-mahi, tuna, shark, amberjack, king mackerel, sailfish

  • Seasonality: St. Petersburg offers great fishing all year long. However, some species are more active during certain times of the year, so check local resources for more info.  

  • Boat selection: The ride out into the Gulf may be longer depending on the desired type of fishing, so newer, faster center consoles and comfortable sportfishing boats are the most popular.

Fishing Inshore

  • Target Species: snook, spotted trout, tarpon, redfish, tripletail
  • Seasonality: There are fish biting in St. Petersburg all year long, although some species, such as tarpon, are best caught at certain times of the year. Check local resources for information on your favorite catch.

Boat Selection: Center consoles, runabouts, dual consoles, flats skiffs, pontoon boats 

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Where to Go Boating in St. Petersburg

Cruise Tampa Bay

Cruise Tampa Bay

At 400 square miles, Tampa Bay offers boaters plenty of places to go for a great day on the water. Whether fishing, heading to a favorite beach, or just going for a lazy cruise in the sun, there is plenty of open water and great places to anchor up.

Tampa Bay has popular parks and destinations like Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge and Shell Key Preserve. Other popular destinations for boaters interested in socializing are some of Tampa Bay's many sandbars, such as Pine Island, John's Pass, Fort De Soto, and others.

Tampa Bay has endless opportunities for cruising, fishing, sightseeing, and more. Just remember to bring plenty of fresh water and sunscreen to make it a perfect day on the water.

Nearby Marinas: O'Neill's Marina, St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, Harborage Marina

Closest Boat Ramp: Point Pinellas, Sunlit Cove Boat Ramp, Maximo Boat Ramp 

Wake Zone: Marinas and many inshore waterways are marked as No Wake Zones. Pay attention to warning signs and buoys and, above all else, be courteous to other boaters, swimmers, and the area wildlife. When in doubt, slow down.

ProTips: Be sure to pay attention to channel markers and buoys, and be extra cautious when visiting a popular sandbar where swimmers may be in the water.

Lat/Long: 27.79528 N, -82.56590 W  

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Explore Sarasota Bay

Explore Sarasota Bay

Just south of the mouth of Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay offers boaters with smaller vessels another place to explore. Although it is shallower than Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay has well-marked channels and plenty of opportunities to fish, stop at a waterfront eatery, or gather with other like-minded boaters at a popular area sandbar. 

Fish in some hotspots around the bay, or snorkel in the shallows to enjoy the creatures hiding in the seagrass. Cruise slowly past luxury homes or take in the area's incredible natural beauty, including a wide variety of waterbirds. Manatees are also common in the area, so it's important to keep watch for these slow-moving creatures. 

Sarasota Bay is also known for its seagrass, so paying close attention to the marked channels is important to avoid fouling a propeller or damaging the ecosystem. 

Nearby Marinas: Long Beach Shoreline Marina, Cabrillo Marina

Closest Boat Ramp: Sunset Aquatic Marina Boat Ramp, Granada Launch Ramp, South Shore Launch Ramp

Wake Zone: No Wake Zones exist in all protected waterways like marinas and channels. Pay attention to warning signs and buoys and, above all else, be courteous to other boaters, swimmers, and the area wildlife. 

Tips: Long Beach has something for everyone. Cruise the harbor for a great view, haul or dock your boat and get out your walking shoes to take advantage of all Long Beach has to offer.

Lat/Long: 27.40136 N, -82.60934 W  

Google Maps Link

Cruise the Gulf of Mexico

Cruise the Gulf of Mexico

Leave Tampa Bay, turn north, and cruise Florida's west coast toward Clearwater and beyond. Or, turn south, and head down to Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Venice. Although many of the coastal areas have been developed, there are parks, preserves and sections of beachfront where Florida's natural beauty is on display. 

 If the weather is good and going deeper is the plan, head straight out of Tampa Bay into the Gulf of Mexico in search of big fish, or stay closer to shore and enjoy the sunshine and privacy of the open water. 

Depending on the waves and wind, being out on the Gulf can make wakeboarding, water skiing, or any other activity fun. However, drifting along the coast for an afternoon can be a great way to relax in the sun.

It is especially important to carry plenty of fresh water, snacks, and sunscreen when running any distance from shore in case of a breakdown. 

Nearby Marinas: The Tierra Verde Marina, Pass-A-Grille Marina, Cut's Edge Harbor Marina, Marina Bay of St Pete Beach 

Closest Boat Ramp: Fort DeSoto Boat Ramp, Point Pinellas, The Tierra Verde Marina, Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp

Tips: The weather can change quickly, and boats can break down. Ensure the vessel has been well maintained, all safety equipment is in good condition, flares are not expired, and communication equipment like VHF radios are tested often. Going for a ride is great, but getting home safely is still the highest priority.

Lat/Long: 27.56175 N, -82.79259 W   

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Dock-and-Dine at St. Petersburg Waterfront Restaurants

Sitting on a peninsula, St. Petersburg has a lot of waterfront real estate and is home to some great restaurants that are accessible by boat. However, there are also many great St. Pete area eateries that are just a short walk from a marina so while in town, be sure to check out:

Woody's Waterfront

  • Address: 7308 Sunset Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
  • Hours: Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm
  • Reservations: Does not accept reservations
  • Type of food: Seafood, pub – has vegetarian options
  • Dockage available: No


The Big Catch at Salt Creek

  • Address: 1500 2nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Hours: Open Mon-Tues 11:00am-10:00pm, Wed-Sat 7:00am-10:00pm, Sun 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Reservations: Accepts reservations
  • Type of food: Seafood, breakfast, brunch with vegetarian options
  • Dockage available: Docking nearby at Harborage Marina, fees may apply


Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille

  • Address: 610 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Hours: Open everyday 11:00am–10:00pm
  • Reservations: Accepts reservations
  • Type of food: Seafood, Caribbean, vegan options
  • Dockage available: Nearby, fees may apply


Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

  • Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00am–10:00 pm, Sat 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 9:00am-10:00pm
  • Reservations: Accepts reservations
  • Type of food: Seafood, American, vegetarian options
  • Dockage available: Yes, fees may apply


The Getaway

  • Address: 13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am–10:00pm
  • Reservations: Does not accept reservations
  • Type of food: Seafood, burgers, vegetarian options
  • Dockage available: Yes, fees may apply


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  • The entire experience was phenomenal! The boat was immaculate and very accommodating!

    tonya

    Jul 2024

  • We had a wonderful time! Booking was easy and team was so patient in planning our itinerary! The boat is wonderful-...

    Ellie

    Jul 2024

  • Nick

    Jul 2024

  • Easy, attentive, helpful. Gorgeous area, takes a bit to travel anywhere too far.

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    Jul 2024

  • Charles

    Jul 2024

  • What a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!!!!

    jennifer

    Jul 2024

  • Such a great boat experience. The boat was large, and had plenty for room for our group, coolers, and tubes.

    Felicia

    Jul 2024

  • Great boat! Kids had a blast fishing.

    Tyler

    Jul 2024

  • We had such an incredible time! We saw dolphins and even a baby one! The boat was just as described, clean, and...

    Alyssa

    Jul 2024

  • Andy

    Jul 2024

  • Boat was well kept and everything worked as it should

    Shem

    Jul 2024

  • We had a great time!! Great directions on how to run the boat and area to go. Thank You

    Carol Ann

    Jul 2024

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