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.

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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. JM
    Julie
    Inshore Cruise, Shelling, Fishing in Clearwater, Florida Aboard a Mako pro 17

    Thank you so much, Jeff! We had a great experience today out at 3 Rooker and Caledesi Island. Your 17 ft Mako skiff was perfect for our family of 4 to get out on the water for the first time! Your professionalism and punctuality made the experience a piece of cake for this momma of 2 young kids! We will definitely rent from you again!

  2. LM
    Lisa
    Charter this Amazing 25' Tritan Center Console for 6 People in Clearwater/Largo, FL

    Superb Captain! My kids and I had a great day with Capt. Les! We went island hopping and got out to swim. We saw dolphins, as well as lots of pelicans. We cruised at high speeds for fun and slower to take in surrounding areas. We docked for a bite to eat and refreshments and heard great live music. I definitely recommend Capt. Les! There's no question we will be looking him up next time we come down to Florida! Don't miss out, he can show you a great day on the waters as only an experienced local can!

  3. DB
    De'Yanira
    2018 Yamaha 19ft Jetboat! Tubing Now Available!

    Matthew helped me surprise my husband for his 31st birthday! He helped me pick the perfect time to be out we saw so many dolphins some within feet of our boat ! What an experience! I would book this trip everyday but I wish that others find this joy, as I experience today! God bless Matthew & Book now ! You don’t want to miss an experience of a lifetime !

  4. KD
    Kelly
    The Funship is Great For Families and Parties!

    Everything was great, Communication was quick and information was clear/upfront. 2 families rented the Funship together and every single person had a great time!

  5. CR
    Cary
    The PERFECT BOAT for your day on the water!

    What a great way to spend a Sunday morning on the water. Captain Randy was really great and shared his vast knowledge of the areas we visited.

  6. BS
    Bruce
    Inshore Cruise, Shelling, Fishing in Clearwater, Florida Aboard a Mako pro 17

    Jeff was an amazing host. The boat ran great and was perfect for my family of 3 . Definitely recommend Jeff , just don’t take my time slot 😀 I will be back soon.