The Best Boat Hires in Daytona Beach, Florida

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What to know about hiring a boat in Daytona Beach

Hiring a boat while in Daytona Beach is a fantastic way to spend a day (or a whole week!) of your holiday. From powerboat rentals to kayaks, there’s something for every group and budget available in Daytona. You can cruise to nearby cities like Ormond Beach and Port Orange, or explore the Intracoastal Waterway and inlets surrounding Daytona.

For a pleasant day of cruising, check out powerboat hires available in Daytona Beach. Hiring a boat with a sundeck is the best way to work on your tan! Cruise around and explore the coastline of Daytona from a new perspective. You can hire a pontoon on your own or hire a captain to take you to the best destinations in the area. Be sure to stop for a swim to cool off!

A popular boating choice for visitors to Daytona Beach is a full-service fishing charter. Enjoy a few hours of fishing off the coast on a boat, with a crew that will filet the fish for you! Fishing charter captains are professionals with knowledge of the best fishing spots that will guarantee you reel in a good one on your trip. All equipment, bait, and tackle are included on most fishing charters, so you have nothing to worry about when you book! It’s great for beginners and experienced anglers alike.

Paddle sports are a great choice for active travelers visiting Daytona on a holiday. If you like to fit in some exercise while on holiday, hire a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak and spend a day exploring the Intracoastal Waterway and the coastline on the Atlantic. Hire equipment on your own or opt for a guided tour!

Watersports are a fantastic way for thrill-seekers to enjoy all that Daytona has to offer. A popular choice for travelers to Daytona is kiteboarding. Due to the consistent winds off the beach, this is a popular choice for many visitors. Hire some equipment or take a lesson to learn from the pros!

If you have a need for speed, jet ski hires are the perfect choice to get an adrenaline rush. Climb on a Waverunner and fly through the waves, it's sure to be an experience you'll never forget.

Events in Daytona Beach for Your Boat Hire

There are a few boating events that take place in Daytona Beach throughout the year that are fun for visitors and locals alike. The Daytona Boat Show fills up the Daytona International Speedway with hundreds of boats for sale annually. It’s a 3-day event and is open to the public. There’s no admission cost and consists of lots of different types of boats and marine equipment.

Halifax and a few other marinas put on different regattas and races throughout the year. This includes sailing regattas, rowing regattas, and other specialty boat races. They are small with around 30 participants but are a fun thing to see while walking around Daytona.

An annual holiday tradition in Daytona Beach is the Christmas Boat Parade. Boat owners decorate their boats in elaborate lights and cruise around the Halifax Marina. It’s a lovely event to view from the shore to get you in the holiday spirit.

Other Things To Do in Daytona Beach When Not Renting a Boat

While on land in Daytona Beach, there’s plenty to do to stay entertained. Watching the sunset on the Sunglow Fishing Pier is a must. For car racing enthusiasts, make sure to schedule a visit to the Daytona International Speedway.

If you’re in a mood to shop, check out the Daytona Flea Market. This massive venue hosts over a thousand vendors, snack shops, and endless types of merchandise available for sale.

If you’re traveling with kids (or adults) who like a good thrill, stop by the Oceanwalk Daytona Beach boardwalk and pier. Strap into the slingshot ride for a real adrenaline rush.

Marinas in Daytona Beach for Great Rental Boats

A few of the main marinas in Daytona Beach include Halifax Harbor Marina, Suntex Marina, Daytona Marina & Boat Works, and Seabo Marina. These marinas have knowledgeable staff to give you boating advice about the area. There are hundreds of boats in their berths, attached restaurants and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. The facilities are well-maintained and they offer all the amenities a boater needs.

About Daytona Beach

Located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, Daytona Beach is a great holiday destination for motorsports and beach enthusiasts alike. Considered to be the “World Center of Racing” it’s home to NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway. It’s a wonderful place for families, university spring breaks, or anyone looking for a beach escape. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can legally drive your own vehicle on the beach.

The best time of year to visit Daytona is during spring and early summer or early autumn in September and October. Thanks to ocean breezes, it never gets unbearably hot in Daytona, but it can be humid in the peak summer months of July and August. Winters are mild, but December and January will be too cold to enjoy a swim in the ocean.

To get to Daytona, you can catch a direct flight to the Daytona city airport, or to Jacksonville (2-hour drive) or Orlando (1-hour). Hiring a car is the best way to get around, as public transport in these parts of Florida is very limited. There are buses through Voltran, a public bus system for Volusia county, and you can check timetables through their app.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Daytona Beach.

  1. SW
    10 Person Suntracker Pontoon Rental in New Smyrna Beach

    For our first time using a private boat rental, the whole experience, including communication and transaction were flawless. Ray was kind, polite, and patient. He was very informative and made you feel comfortable understanding how to maneuver his boat. He is accessible via phone and makes himself readily available for any questions. In addition to taking care of his customers, he also maintains his boat very well (like new). The boat was clean, had enough room for storage and floating equipment, and very comfortable (no tears or stains). We will definitely rent from Ray again! Thank you again.

  2. VH
    10 Person Suntracker Pontoon Rental in New Smyrna Beach

    We chose to captain our own trip but Ray suggested a few places for us to go. Beautiful vessel! Great communication via text messaging; Ray is so nice and very helpful. We will definitely do this again.

  3. TH
    20' Manitou Pontoon for 8 People in Daytona Beach

    Had a great time and the captain was amazing he new were the best place was to go for a swim the boat had everything we needed a Bluetooth speaker, cooler,and chairs so rent this boat you won't be disappointed.

  4. KK
    10 Person Suntracker Pontoon Rental in New Smyrna Beach

    Captain Ray is the best. Very knowledgeable of the area. Very clean boat. Will accommodate your activities for a great day on the water. We’ll definitely be back again. Thanks

  5. DM
    Tidewater 2500 Center Console New Smyrna Beach, Florida!

    It’s a must , from start to finish this was a very good experience, very was amazing completed my birthday trip...definitely will be booking with Paul again !!!

  6. DP
    Suntracker Party Barge!! Lounge On the Water Pontoon Boat!

    Best boat rental experience we have had in Daytona! Josh provided a clean and safe boat. He was also prompt and courteous. Can’t wait to rent again!