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The Best Boat Hires in St Petersburg Florida

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

    If you are looking for an amazing day on the ocean on a boat with an excellent captain you definitely need to have Eric take you out for the day. You won’t regret it! His experience and expertise of the water is wonderful and you will have the best day on his boat!

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    Mariana
    18' Bayliner Element for 9 People in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa Markets available!

    Great experience from beginning to end. Rory was always a message away, he answered every question I had and accommodated our requests. We asked for the tow tube for the kids. They had so much fun. We had an amazing time. I will definitely recommend him and his listings for a fun boat day under the Clearwater sun! Thank you!

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    Misty
    24ft Yamaha Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete Area

    Absolutely everything was perfect about our boat rental. There's not one thing I could complain about. It was the highlight of our family vacation. I would and will rent from Erica again!!!! Communication was on point and all questions answered in a very timley manner. Our captain Victoria was a blessing to have as well. She did an amazing job and we all had the best time. Can't wait to do it again.

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    Denise
    Must See!!! Best Prices Guaranteed!! Brand New 21ft Yamaha !! Family Fun Boat in Tampa Bay!

    Our outing with Adrian was the highlight of our trip! He was so personable and accommodating. He took us to see celebrity’s houses, private islands for swimming and shelling. Pods of dolphins were swimming next to our boat. You will not be disappointed if you book with Adrian!!! We will definitely book again with him when we return to Clearwater!!

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    Matthew
    Must See!!! Best Prices Guaranteed!! Brand New 21ft Yamaha !! Family Fun Boat in Tampa Bay!

    Adrian was an awsome host and captain. His boat is in top notch shape, and he knew the best places to go. If you want a day on the water or just a few hours, you would be a fool not to choose him. Even if you have boating experience, it is so nice to have someone take care of all of it for you. I can't wait to go back on the water with Adrian

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    Kevin
    Must See!!! Best Prices Guaranteed!! Brand New 21ft Yamaha !! Family Fun Boat in Tampa Bay!

    This was our first boat rental experience and Adrian made it outstanding. He is easy to communicate with, very responsive and made sure our experience was top notch. The boat is fantastic (clean, performs well) and is as good as advertised. As part of the experience, Adrian takes care of refueling the boat when we return - he refueled the boat at a cost per gallon that was cheaper than what we put in the rental car! Just shows you can trust Adrian - he's fair and wants you to have a great experience.