Florida Keys Boat Rentals: Boating Guide

Make the most of your Florida Keys boat rental by learning more about the local boating regulations. From basics like speed restrictions to specifics like seagrass awareness, get informed and avoid tickets or fines. You can even download FWC’s inexpensive ebook of Florida’s Boating Laws and Responsibilities to carry with you, if desired. Know the regulations aboard your Florida Keys rental boat and your vacation will be the best it can be.

See what’s in season and know the limits to what you can catch and keep. Find out where to get a fishing license, or get one online in advance of your Florida Keys vacation. Learn more about spearfishing and lobstering regulations. Local regulations are strictly enforced, so we attempt to keep fishing aboard Florida Keys Boat Rentals a hassle-free experience for you with plenty of information and links.

Many boaters new to the often shallow waters of the FL Keys have had the unpleasant experience of running aground. Even though your rental boat will be equipped with GPS, learn some simple rules about navigating with your Florida Keys rental boat. Reading the water color and being aware of common hazards like buoys and reefs will help keep your FL Keys vacation full of fun.

Fishing is one of the most popular activities enjoyed aboard our rental boats. Whether it’s to stay afloat of local regulations, or to know what your freshly caught meal is going to be, knowing the local fish species is key. See photos of fish caught aboard our Florida Keys Boat Rentals, and click through to see descriptions and even recipes. Fully experience the Keys lifestyle by catching one of the many pictured fish for a delicious ‘hook and cook’ meal!

From Hoisin-style Tuna to Grilled Mahi, see how the locals prepare their fresh catch. Every fish is uniquely suited to a particular style of cooking, whether it be grilling for a firm fish like Wahoo or pan-searing for a flaky fish like Grouper. With the addition of local island-style flavors like tropical salsa, your dinner of fresh-caught fish will make your boat rental experience deliciously memorable!

Are you staying in Marathon?
Check out our Marathon Boat Rentals.

Our marina on Coco Plum in Marathon has Florida Keys Boat Rentals within driving distance from Grassy Key, Conch Key, Key Colony, & Duck Key.

Call us at 305-849-5567 to confirm availability & reserve your rental boat.