The Best Boat Hires in Clearwater, Florida

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What to know about hiring a boat in Clearwater

Sitting right on the shores of the beautiful blue Gulf, there are endless options for boat hires and charters in Clearwater. Dolphin tours, catamaran hires, 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 to hire for sporty travelers looking to make the most of their holiday.

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 hires provide the space needed for a day of meandering through the Gulf.

Another popular choice of watercraft for visitors to Clearwater is the jetski. Hiring 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 hire 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. Hire 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 for Memorable Boat Hires

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 Clearwaterfor Great Boat Hires

There are several marinas to choose from for a boat hire in Clearwater. Clearwater Beach Marina is a modern facility with great shops and restaurants. Cove Cay Marina is a good choice for kayak hires. 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 hires, and water sports reservations can get booked up.

About Clearwater

Clearwater is a city in Florida located northwest of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Sitting on the Gulf of Mexico, it’s a family-friendly holiday 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.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Clearwater.

  1. SS
    SUSAN
    Inshore Cruise, Shelling, Fishing in Clearwater, Florida Aboard a Mako pro 17

    One of the best experiences we've had so far! This boat was perfect for our fishing trip. So easy to use and perfect amount of space. We are definitely booking with Captain Jeff in the future. Happy to say we made another friend while here in FL. Both very sweet and professional. Definitely recommend

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    Roy
    MUST SEE!!! BEST PRICES GUARANTEED!! Brand New 21ft Yamaha !! Family Fun Boat in Tampa Bay!

    Adrian was a great captain. We all had fun and it was a wonderful experience. We were a little worried at first because we were not good swimmers but he made us so comfortable and we trusted him to keep us safe. He made sure we were happy and gave us choices to explore the area. We saw a lot of dolphins and it was a perfect day to be out. Thank you, Adrian for a great day!!!

  3. EM
    Evelyn
    MUST SEE!!! BEST PRICES GUARANTEED!! Brand New 21ft Yamaha !! Family Fun Boat in Tampa Bay!

    Shout out to Adrian for 8 hours of fun and laughter. He provided us with an amazing boat experience. The boat was very clean and sanitized. We loved that he took us island hopping and gave my husband the thrill of driving a boat for his birthday. I would highly recommend his boat services to everyone.

  4. MF
    Marko
    MUST SEE!!! BEST PRICES GUARANTEED!! Brand New 21ft Yamaha !! Family Fun Boat in Tampa Bay!

    Adrian was great to deal with. I had an issue on my trip that i wasn't going to be able to make it on time to pick up the boat, he was super cool about it and worked with my schedule. Boat was in great shape, clean easy to captain and FUN!! Definitely will book with him again!

  5. IK
    Iryna
    BRAND NEW 2020 Bayliner Deck Boat in Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Tampa, FL

    We had a wonderful experience with Rory and his boat. The boat is super clean, has blue tooth speaker, very comfortably fits 6 adults, more than 6 would be a little tighter but still doable. Rory was very good about communicating location and exact time and even suggested an app we can use to know the waters around us. We had tube and wakeboard for us to use. Overall it was a great experience.

  6. VP
    Vanellys
    LOOK HERE!!!! SUPER DEAL!!! 2020 MOTOR!! Center Console with Easy Access to Tampa Bay / Gulf of Mexico (Right on Tampa Bay) Center Console Sea Fox 237CC 200HP—>DEPART FROM RESIDENTIAL BOAT LIFT

    I was celebrating my significant other’s birthday with him and his friends. We had an AMAZING time! The captain was wonderful and definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were enjoying ourselves! I will absolutely be booking again really soon! Chandler was very well in answering any questions I had as quickly as possible! I would rate 10 stars if I could, truly, we all and a great time!