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Here are the Best Longboat Key Boat Rentals

Sarasota, Florida, is an outdoor lover’s dream. Our gorgeous year-round weather means that you can enjoy some fun in the sun no matter when you stay! If you’re looking for a day out on the water, consider these Longboat Key boat rentals and charters. There’s nothing better than exploring the beauty of southwest Florida by boat! 

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Do You Need a License to Rent a Boat in Florida?

If you were born after January 1, 1988, the State of Florida requires you to present a valid boating license at the time of your boat rental purchase. If you were born before January 1, 1988, you must have boating experience, but a valid boating license is not required.

3 of the Best Places to Get Longboat Key Boat Rentals

1. Cannons Marina 

Cannons Marina knows what’s best when it comes to Longboat Key boat rentals. They offer a variety of rental options to fit your needs. If you’re planning on boating a decent amount during your stay with Florida Vacation Connection, consider a weekly or monthly boat rental. Otherwise, you can rent by the day or half-day! They also have a variety of boats and sizes to choose from. If it’s just you and your sweetheart, you might want to go with the smallest option, a 17’ Scout Center Console. If you’re entertaining a crowd, they have larger boats, too! 

2. Coastal Watersports

If a sailboat rental is more your speed, head to Coastal Watersports. They offer an 18-foot catamaran for intermediate and advanced sailors and lessons for beginners. They also have an array of other fun rentals such as jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks. Get out on the water and explore!

3. Catherine’s Florida Charters

It’s always a good idea to treat yourself when you’re on vacation. If you don’t feel like driving a boat yourself, consider a charter. Catherine’s Florida Charters is always a good option on Longboat Key. All of the cruises are private, so you’ll never be stuck with another couple or family. Sail the stunning Gulf of Mexico for the day or opt for a romantic sunset cruise! 

Book Your Getaway Today

vacation rentalNow that you know where to get the best Longboat Key boat rentals, it’s time to officially book. Don’t settle for a typical hotel– go with a vacation rental. Make memories that will last a lifetime when you book your stay with Florida Vacation Connection! We have gorgeous Longboat Key and Lido Key vacation rentals located all over the area. Whether you’re looking for a multi-bedroom home with a private pool or a villa right on the water, we have the property for you. Book your stay today!