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Things to Know About Hiring a Boat in Fort Lauderdale

Whether you’re an experienced boater or a novice, there are dozens of ways for you to experience the water. On GetMyBoat, you can find both captained charters and bareboat hires depending on your level of experience. Luxury yachts are an excellent way to bring people together and cruise in Fort Lauderdale or a nice sailing charter. Consider chartering a boat as a venue for a special event if you’re hosting in Fort Lauderdale.

We also offer non-motorized experiences like kayaks for hire, surfing, or stand up paddleboarding in Fort Lauderdale. Paddle sports are a great way to get exercise while enjoying your vacation and travels in this part of Florida.

If you want to venture inland for a tour, consider booking an Everglades airboat tour while you’re in Fort Lauderdale. Get up close with alligators and see the wild side of inland Florida on a swamp tour.

Jet ski hires are an exciting way to explore the Atlantic. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the city and skyline. Hire a jet ski and fly through the waters around Fort Lauderdale, making memories with your adventurous friends.

If you’re a fishing fanatic, book a fishing charter during your trip to Fort Lauderdale. Spend a day reeling in big catches like snapper and grouper, and have an experienced captain to take you to all the best fishing spots around the city.

A catamaran hire is another excellent way of exploring the waterways of Fort Lauderdale and the local sandbars. Sailing is a liberating feeling and a memorable experience to have when you’re traveling, and there’s nothing better than feeling the wind on your face as you admire a city from the perspective of the ocean. Hire or charter a sailboat in Fort Lauderdale for a day that you’ll never forget.

Boating Events in Fort Lauderdale

Known as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” Fort Lauderdale also hosts international boat shows towards the end of October and the beginning of November. If you happen to be in the city during this time, don’t miss the magnificent display of runabouts, express cruisers, superyachts, cabin cruisers, and more.

Other Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

If you don’t want to spend all day every day on a boat while in Fort Lauderdale, there’s plenty to see and do on land. During the daytime, experience Fort Lauderdale by bike. The city bike tour provides a unique experience with a local guide. You can also enjoy some history at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, which will show you what life was like for upper-class Floridians in the early 20th century Check out the iconic Las Olas Boulevard for some shopping opportunities if you’re in need of retail therapy. For a beach day, head to Fort Lauderdale or Las Olas Beach. Relax in the sand, soak up the sun and enjoy your vacation outdoors. The water surrounding this area of Florida is calm and great for swimming, even if you are traveling with kids.

Travelers hoping to connect with nature during their time in Fort Lauderdale can find plenty of ways to do this. Head to Secret Woods Nature Center or Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for a relaxing day, walking amidst Floridian trees and observing local wildlife.

If you’re looking to explore beyond Fort Lauderdale, check out nearby cities like Pompano BeachHollywood Florida, and Boca Raton.

Marinas in Fort Lauderdale

Ready to dock for some time on land? You can find and make a dock reservation at one of Fort Lauderdale’s marinas using Dockwa. We suggest checking out The Strip – the city’s dining, shopping, and entertainment district that rules along A1A.

About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale shares the same lively spirit as its neighbor, Miami. (Fun fact: They’re just twenty miles apart on Interstate 95.) Fort Lauderdale is an Atlantic city with seven miles of beach, and it's known for great shopping, boating, and dining. With over 165 miles of waterways and canals, the town is a boating enthusiast’s paradise.

With a tropical rainforest climate and few temperature variations between seasons, you can enjoy Fort Lauderdale all year round. Soak in the sun during hot and humid summers, or enjoy warm, dry winters in this coastal city.

Multiple airports service the greater Fort Lauderdale area. You’ll have no problem arriving by plane or driving in. To get around Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas, it’s recommendable to hire a car.

Using GetMyBoat to Hire Your Next Boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit inquiries, and pay for your hire or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for customers to facilitate a seamless transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of boaters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each hire.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Fort Lauderdale.

  1. DB
    David
    Fishing or island hopping in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Firstly, Nick is great to deal with and his communication, demo and recommendations are all first class. The boat was perfect for our group of 6 and was easy to pick up the operational after only a little time. Brilliant value and a day to remember for me and my family. Thanks Nick!

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    joe
    Charter 61' Viking Sport Yacht In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    We rented this boat through Captain Todd for a day trip down to the haulover sandbar. Our crew was Captain Paul and Yancy. Captain Paul was very knowledgeable and obviously has been doing this a long time. Yancy catered to our every need. He Carried our stuff and was super helpful in every way. Our baby fell asleep and we put her in the main bedroom. He checked on her constantly for us and made sure she was well cared for. The ONLY mild bummer I can comment on is that bc the boat is larger, they can’t physically get it very close to the sandbar. We were able to all jump in and swim and had a great time nonetheless. A strong swimmer surely could’ve made their way to the sandbar, but it wasn’t an option for our group with small kids. All in all, a great memory and highlight of our trip without question. Thanks again, captain Todd, captain Paul and Yancy!

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    Edward
    2019 Rinker QX18 OB Bowrider for 8 People in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    This was my first time renting a boat via the Internet. It went as smoothly as any of my experiences renting a car from an outstanding rental car company. Michael's associate Andy handled the rental for us. He was very friendly and helpful and made the whole process simple and straightforward. He also gave us excellent suggestions for areas to visit on the water. The boat was in great shape, exactly as represented and was perfect for our needs. The pickup location for the boat was centrally located and made for an excellent starting point for boating on the intercoastal and seeing the cruise ships in Port Everglades. We look forward to renting a boat from Michael again next time we come to Florida.

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    Susan
    Amazing & Immaculate 40' Yacht rental in Fort Lauderdale, Boca, or Miami

    We took a two hour cruise down the Intercoastal waterway. Our experience was awesome, starting with the first communication I had with Nona. She answered all questions promptly and completely. In the morning, our captain, Gary called to go over all of the specifics. He met us on time exactly where he said. It was just an awesome experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to travel on the intercoastal waterway in style. We will definitely go back.

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    Stephen
    Charter 61' Viking Sport Yacht In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Captain Todd and his Mate Yancy were terrific. They accommodated every request we made. We were able to extend our cruise so we did not have to skip any sights. Yancy was super ensuring we always were offed drinks or food. It was great being pampered for the day.

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    Brett
    Fishing or island hopping in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    What a wonderful day with friends on the water. Nick was super easy to work with and the boat was clean. The boat was a bit slow — given that most of the area is largely slow zones it wasn’t a big deal, but an experienced boater may find it a bit annoying.