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The Best Boat Hires in St Petersburg Florida

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24ft Yamaha Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete
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Saint PetersburgBowrider
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24ft Yamaha Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete

24ft Yamaha 242SE Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete
dayA$844
Saint PetersburgBowrider
Super Owner10 guests

24ft Yamaha 242SE Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete

What to know about hiring a boat in Saint Petersburg

There's a variety of boat hire options in Saint Petersburg, offering everything from yachts to jetskis. St. Pete's is in Pinellas County, which has more registered boats than any other county in Florida. the calm waters and great weather during most of the year make it the perfect spot for special events and family holidays.

Boating is one of the best ways to discover the city of St. Petersburg. Caladesi Island is a fantastic state park to access by boat where you can see dolphins and comb the beach for beautiful shells. Egmont Key is a great spot for snorkeling, with calm and clear waters, perfect for young or novice snorkelers. There’s a huge variety of sea life, from tiny fish to dolphins swimming in these waters.

Boca Ciega Bay is a great destination for nature lovers in St. Petersburg. There are miles of sandy beaches, protected wildlife areas, mangroves and oyster beds to explore by boat, either motorized or manpowered. It’s also a great spot to go fishing and snorkelling. Try a fishing charter if you want a full day on a boat reeling in great catches. It’s also an excellent destination for avid bird watchers.

Eastward from St. Petersburg is Tampa Bay, which is a fantastic location to explore by boat. There are tons of marinas and spots to anchor in order to explore a bit more, including Coffee Pot Bayou and Riviera Bay.

Beachfront restaurants are a great choice for boaters looking to take a break and get a bite to eat, and there’s no shortage in St. Pete’s Beach.

Boating Events in Saint Petersburg

In September, the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship is a boat racing event that is sure to get everyone excited. Boats zip by at nearly 200 mph and you can watch it from shore or from your own boat parked outside the course. It’s a great, 3-day family event. In addition to the adrenaline-charged races, there is a boat parade, food vendors and live entertainment.

In the winter months, the Saint Petersburg Power and Sail Boat show is an interesting event for visitors and locals. It hosts a display of thousands of boats, marine seminars and youth fishing clinics.

Other Things To Do in Saint Petersburg

If you’re looking for a rainy day activity off the water, check out The Dali Museum to see the artwork of Salvador Dali and learn about his life and career. It has the largest collection of Dali paintings outside of Spain. If you’re not into museums, Saint Petersburg check out the Free Fall and American Stage theaters for a performance. You can explore nature reserve areas and the historical section of the city by foot or Segway.

Another land activity that will be a holiday highlight is horseback riding on the beach. C Ponies Beach Rides, Cypress Breeze Beach Horseback riding and Beach Horseback are all great choices for this experience. Downtown Saint Petersburg is teeming with bars and restaurants, art museums, great shopping and vibrant nightlife.

Marinas in Saint Petersburg

There are tons of marinas located around the peninsula of Saint Petersburg, with thousands of boats to choose from. A few of the most popular marinas are Harborage Marina, the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, O’Neill’s Marina, Marina Bay of St. Pete’s Beach and many more. The harbors give access to the intracoastal waterways, the Gulf of Mexico and fantastic beaches that comprise the city of Saint Petersburg. Many are connected to hotels and resorts, making it even easier for holidaymakers to find the perfect boat hire.

About Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the 5th largest city in Florida. It's located on the peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a relaxed but vibrant place to visit on holiday, providing the atmosphere of the Caribbean. It’s one of the sunniest places in the world, with a record of the most consecutive days of sunshine (768) recorded from 1967-1969. While noted for hosting a large population of retirees, it’s becoming a more youthful city due to its relatively low cost of living, growing art scene, and favorable climate. It’s commonly known by locals and visitors as St. Pete’s Beach

The best time to visit Saint Petersburg is between March and May. The temperature during this time falls between 65-87℉ with only 1-3 inches of rain on average. During this part of the year, a wide range of events take over the city, making hotels and other bookings more expensive. It’s worth the extra money to visit in the springtime, especially if you catch the beautiful purple Jacaranda trees as they bloom. The summer months bring sweltering temperatures, heavy rainfall and hurricane season. The winter months are also considerably colder.

While onshore, be sure to check out some of the incredible events that go on in Saint Petersburg. In the spring, the top events include the Firestone Grand Prix, the PGA Tour Valspar Championship and the Tampa Bay Blues Festival. In the fall, check out the John’s Pass Seafood festival and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday festival.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Saint Petersburg.

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    Cassidy
    Yamaha 242X Wake Boat in Saint Pete Beach, FL, for the price of Jet-Ski as low as $150 per hour ! Tax Included! Unbeatable Deal for Luxury Top of the Line and Fastest Jet Boat!

    Rei was super responsive and was willing to accommodate to our schedule. The booking was super easy and quick. Th boat is BEAUTIFUL(very sporty/modern looking), comfortable, and plenty of shade! He knows what he is doing and felt very safe riding with him. He knows the area very well, and he took us to wherever we wanted to go, within the time frame of course. It was the most perfect time out on the water, and the sunset was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Thanks Rei!!!!

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    Sandy
    Lexington 524C Pontoon in St Petersburg, Florida in style with Subwing and Yeti-style coolers included!!

    Eric was awesome from the moment we booked to the moment he dropped us off. He took us around to different islands and recommended stuff for us to do! His boat is equipped with an awesome sound system, and he is nice enough to bring coolers and ice. He’s super personable and made our boat day awesome!

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    Michael
    24ft Yamaha 242SE Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete

    Had a blast out on the water. Visited Florida on vacation and took out the boat for the whole day. I don’t think there was anything that could have made this whole experience better. We captained the boat ourselves and this thing was BEAUTIFUL.

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    Noeli
    Yamaha 242X Wake Boat in Saint Pete Beach, FL, for the price of Jet-Ski as low as $150 per hour ! Tax Included! Unbeatable Deal for Luxury Top of the Line and Fastest Jet Boat!

    Our family sunset cruise with Rei was truly such a wonderful experience and memory that we will appreciate for years to come. We were celebrating multiple special occasions within the family and had never done a captained boat rental before but he had us all eat ease from the start. He was incredibly accomodating for each member of our family (we had my pregnant Sister in law and young niece on board) , approachable, and so skilled. We felt safe the entire trip and had so much fun. We loved that he made it a point to follow some dolphins so my niece could see them up close in the wild. 10/10 would recommend and would absolutely use Rei again in the future!

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    Adrian
    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

    GetMyBoat is all the way legit. I was skeptical at first since no one's really heard of this...but it's for real. Chandler is a great facilitator and very clear with making sure the renter understands the general logistics. We had Silas as the captain; awesome, super helpful, laid back, just overall good dude and captain. The boat is good. We had max capacity but still there was room to move around and sit around comfortably. I was very hopeful for this trip since we booked it for a vacation, and the experience exceeded my expectations!

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    Briana
    24ft Yamaha Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete

    Literally the best all around! Owner answered back quickly and was very nice to me! our captain was the best ever!!! I felt so comfortable and he made sure we all had a fun time. Book Patrick McCrady for your next boat ride! You won’t regret it. I will definitely be booking again!!