The best Boat Hires in Venice, Florida

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What to know about hiring a boat in Venice, Florida

Hiring a boat in Venice is the best way to enjoy all that the city and the Gulf have to offer. Cruise for hours with your travel mates in the Gulf or explore the wildlife-filled Intracoastal waterways. Hire a motorboat to explore the stunning shoreline of Venice, Florida and surrounding cities like Osprey or Siesta Key.

Are you traveling with a big group? Consider hiring a pontoon for a fun day of cruising around on a private boat! Bring a picnic on board and enjoy a fun-filled day of activity. It’s a family-friendly way to spend a holiday in Venice, and you can choose where you want to go when you hire the pontoon on your own.

Love fishing? Book a fishing charter in Venice for a fun day of casting off and reeling in big fish. Your captain can take you to all the best spots around Venice, where you'll catch fish like grouper and snapper. You can go fishing in the open water of the Gulf, or check out spots throughout the Intracoastal waterway.

Want to explore beneath the water’s surface while in Venice? Check out diving trips to go scuba diving in this part of Florida. You can see lots of fish and find tons of shark teeth to take home as souvenirs! These unique fossil dives are unlike any scuba experience elsewhere in the world, something you’re sure to remember once you return home from your trip.

Boating Events Near Venice Florida

The big boating events in Venice, Florida are the sailing regattas organized by the Venice Sailing Squadron. Check their events calendar for specific dates of boating events.

Nearby in Sarasota is the Sarasota PowerBoat Grand Prix. There are exciting boat races, car shows, live entertainment, and lots of activities for families and kids to enjoy. It takes place over the course of a week, and the whole city comes alive with visitors and locals getting out to enjoy all the beauty and fun Sarasota has to offer. Sarasota is about a half-hour drive from Venice.

Best Things To Do in Venice Florida

While on land in Venice, be sure to check out some of the best spots around this Floridian city. Hire a bike and go for a ride through the Venetian Waterway Park and check out the wildlife. Continue to Centennial Park to see more of the city, and enjoy a picnic on a beautiful day. If you’re traveling with your furry friend, you can take them out for a swim at the Brohard Paw Park, the only pet-friendly beach in the entire county.

If you want to do some hiking, check out the Oscar Scherer State Park where you can hike for miles through thick forests, canoe through the wetlands, and connect with nature outside the city. There are also many great campsites to stay in for a few nights.

Marinas in Venice Florida

A few of the top marinas in Venice include Fisherman’s Wharf, Dockside Store / Gulf Harbor Marina, and Roberts Bay Marina, LLC. The marinas in Venice are lovely spots to go for a walk and admire the boats cruising in and out of port. Enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant with a stunning waterfront view. Watch the sunset over the horizon with ships sailing in the foreground.

About Venice, Florida

Venice is a city in Sarasota County on the Gulf coast of Florida. Considered the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World” it’s a great city to spend a holiday in, with miles of beautiful beaches and coastline, classic “old-Florida” style architecture, and entertainment for families and travelers. Comb the beach for your own shark tooth finds, soak up the sun in the sand, and relax in this quiet Floridian city.

The best time of year to visit Venice, Florida is during the autumn and winter months and through April. This season is the best time for favorable weather conditions, minimal risk of encountering a hurricane, and plenty of sunshine to enjoy. Escape the cold from wherever you live and fly south, enjoying the warmth and beauty of Venice, Florida.

To get to Venice, Florida, the closest international airport is the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, a 35-minute drive. You can also easily access Venice by the major highways in Florida, and hiring a car is the best way to get around. There is public transport, but it’s infrequent and a bit of a hassle.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Venice.

  1. MM
    2019 Sportsman 23' Center Console for rent in Florida

    Our boat day with Shaun was better than we could’ve imagined! He took us to some local tiki bars and drove us around to all the spots we didn’t even know to see. Highly recommend using him if you’re vacationing in the area, you won’t be disappointed!

  2. BC
    2019 Sportsman 23' Center Console for rent in Florida

    Highly recommend choosing him to rent a boat from! Gets the job done and is very helpful!

  3. BV
    26' Sea Ray Deck Boat with swimming platform and head!

    We had a great time and the weather was perfect. Captain Ryan did a nice job taking us to many cool locations. We saw dolphins right next to the boat and picked up several sand dollars with our feet. Great experience. I highly recommend.

  4. AE
    Bareboat charter up to 12! 2006 Regal Motor Yacht Charter in Siesta Key, Florida

    My children and I had so much fun exploring Sarasota with captain Frank!

  5. WV
    Proline Sport Fish CC 20' - SWFL Boat Rental

    Awesome day out in the water, Alec was on time, I will for sure recommend it & for sure I’ll come back again.

  6. GM
    2019 Sportsman 23' Center Console for rent in Florida

    Shaun was awesome!! Showed us all the cool spots and made sure we had a good time!