The Boat Boat Hires in Cape Coral, Florida

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What to know about hiring a boat in Cape Coral

If you want to enjoy Cape Coral on the water, hiring a boat, kayak or embarking on a fishing tour is a great way to experience all that this city has to offer. From a boat, you can explore the miles of canals surrounded by plants and wildlife, cruise around in the open water of the Gulf, or drop a line to catch some fish in the ocean. For the sporty vacationer, you can paddle around the mangroves in a kayak. There’s an abundance of options for boat hires. From small power boats to pontoons, chartered fishing tours, small power boats to jet ski hires, and endless choices for watersports, Cape Coral has it all. Visit Fort Myers Beach for a day, park your boat at one of more than 40 waterside restaurant for a seaside lunch, and watch the breathtaking sunset from the water. The hot, sunny temperatures and mild winds make Cape Coral a perfect destination to enjoy by boat.

While you can visit Cape Coral at any time of the year to enjoy the water and hire a boat, the late summer and early autumn months are the best times to go. You'll avoid the tourist crowds September-November. March tends to be the peak busy season during the weeks of Spring Break vacations. The summer months of June-August have the highest amount of rainfall and can be uncomfortably hot.

Captiva Island is an excellent destination in Cape Coral for fishing. You can cruise there on your own for a day of great catches; Bass, Snapper, Mackerel, and many more. Sanibel Island is also easy to reach from Cape Coral by boat and offers beautiful beaches and water sports. Boca Grande is also an excellent choice for fishing, as it is host to many fishing tournaments and has a large tarpon population.

A great day trip that will help you get the most out of your boat hire is a stop at Cayo Costa. It's a protected state park that is only accessible by private boat or ferry. Its pristine, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters make it the perfect stop for nature lovers who want to escape the rowdy crowds. Park your boat for a day of swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and nature walks in this special spot.

Things to Do Near Cape Coral

Fort Myers is also nearby, offering a beach and shopping opportunities as the commercial center of the area. Fort Myers is also considered the gateway to the Southwest Florida region and offers a variety of activities including restaurants and nightlife. This metropolitan area offers a variety of dining choices as well as opportunities to visit different historical sites for those interested in Florida history.

There is something for everyone in Cape Coral, whether you take a vacation to relax or to explore. The abundance of wildlife and beautiful vistas available in this region of the Gulf Coast will charm any visitor, and there are alternatives in nearby locations for those who are more interested in hitting the mall or trying out new cuisine. For the beachcombers and water babies, Cape Coral boat hires offer a wide variety of ways to interact with nature, the ocean, and the coastline. One of the best activities available in Cape Coral is watching the sunset over the water, as the sunsets in Florida are not to be missed. It’s a great way to end your day on the Gulf coast and enjoy the warm breezes of the Cape Coral area as the stars come out over the water.

Marinas Around Cape Coral

Cape Coral (and nearby Fort Myers) have over 20 marinas to serve your boating needs. Most of the marinas are situated within the canals off of the Caloosahatchee River, which leads into the Gulf. Some of the most popular are Cape Harbour Marina, Tarpon Point Marina, and Cape Coral Goldman Yacht Basin. These marinas will give you access to the gulf, canals, and river for all your boating needs.

Other Things To Do in Cape Coral

If you prefer to paddle your own vessel to explore the waters, a day of stand-up paddle boarding around Pine Island South Aquatic Reserve is a great choice. It’s a fantastic way to become immersed in local flora and fauna of this protected area.

Planning Your Trip to Cape Coral

Located on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida, this “Waterfront Wonderland” has more miles of canals than any other city in the world! This makes it a popular destination for boating and fishing. The waterways are a habitat for manatees, as well as local bird species in the mangroves. It’s a great destination for families and retirees, as well as young vacationers who want a more relaxed vacation experience.

The best time to visit Cape Coral is within the months of September-November. September is the least crowded time with temperatures between 20-26°C. October is the sunniest month in Cape Coral, and the average water temperature is around 80℉. Because of the high levels of sun exposure, be sure to pack sunscreen for all activities, especially days spent out on the water.

When on land, be sure to check out nearby wildlife hikes. At the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve there are nature walks that will guide you to see the flora and fauna. If you get hungry, stop by the Saturday Farmer’s Market for food trucks. Consider taking a distillery tour at the Wicked Dolphin to get a taste of the local rum. If you are looking to work on your swing, check out Cape Royal or Coral Oaks golf courses for a day out on the green.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Cape Coral.

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    Chaitan
    21' Private Trip Boat In Saint James City

    Bruce is awesome along with his knowledge of places to visit. I loved the way he customized our places to visit per my family choice. Every penny is worth and can't wait for a trip back again. Kids will love it and beaches we visited are something we should not miss.

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    Kari
    Beautiful 28 ft. Boston Whaler Outrage in S.W. Florida

    Could not have asked for a more patient and awesome captain for the day! He Took the time to get to know my kids and catered the day to the things they wanted To do/see. While the fish did not bite, we still had an amazing time and will definitely call Fernando next time we are in town!

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    Keagan
    21' Private Trip Boat In Saint James City

    Capt Bruce provided a fantastic experience. We found some amazing spots on the water, and beautiful island hide-aways. We saw dolphin, manatee, and turtles. He was very knowledgeable about each locale, and we felt safe and well taken care of throughout. Our 7 and 5 year-olds had one of their “best days ever!”

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    Betsy
    New Addition! Brand New Lowe SF232 Pontoon in Cape Coral

    We had a group of 9 that rented a pontoon for the day and we had a great time! It was easy to book, we had an experienced captain in our group, and the boat was really nice! The pricing was good and we would definitely do it again!

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    Michael
    Beautiful 28 ft. Boston Whaler Outrage in S.W. Florida

    Fernando laid out a plan that accommodated the entire family as we had some who wanted to fish, some beach lovers, we wanted dolphin sightings and great beach and sightseeing. Fernando delivers it all! Fernando was at our pickup location early and also flexed to accommodate weather. It was super easy to get to the boat. Just as shown in the pictures, Fernando has a beautiful and well maintained Boston Whaler which was roomy and nice. Fernando was in constant communication before the trip letting me know what to expect and pre-planning our outing. Make sure everyone has a swimsuit! I would recommend you book with Fernando, you will not be disappointed.

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    Lindsey
    Beautiful 28 ft. Boston Whaler Outrage in S.W. Florida

    Captain Fernando is a great and super fun boat captain. He is very knowledgeable and his boat is beautiful. He will cater your experience to whatever it is you’re looking for. In four hours we cruised around 4 islands, swam, got out on a beach, fished, got to see several pods of dolphins. While resting at a sandbar where there will several people swimming and anchored, a little boy and a woman got in trouble in a rip current. Captain Fernando helped pull the woman out of the water while another boat got the little boy. It was something you never expect to be a part of but I am glad we were there with him to help them. It was just an overall a great adventure and he will do it all whether you’re an avid fisherman or just looking for a relaxing way to explore the ocean and enjoy a fun boat ride. He’s very knowledgeable and willing to teach you about boats and driving if that’s something you’re interested in. My husband learned a lot. Great with kids, very laid back, but also keeps safety a priority. He will completely cater your experience to whatever want. Highly recommend!