The Best Boat Hires in Jacksonville
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What to know about hiring a boat in Jacksonville
While it’s not anything like Miami, there is still a strong boating culture in Jacksonville and the surrounding beachside suburbs. You can enjoy boat rides both out in the Atlantic or in the Intracoastal Waterway. Charter a yacht on your own in Jacksonville, or choose from a group tour.
If you’re planning an event or traveling with a large group to Jacksonville, check out our offers for pontoon hires and large catamarans. You and your group will enjoy a day cruising the Atlantic on your private vessel, admiring the ocean coastline of Jacksonville or the Intracoastal. Enjoy a meal onboard, and customize the entire experience to how you want!
Sail onboard a sailboat charter in Jacksonville to feel the wind on your face. It's an unforgettable experience to watch a sunset from a sailboat. Your captain will provide a relaxing experience while you enjoy all the luxury of sailing.
Soak up the sun on the deck of your motor yacht hire in Jacksonville. It's a great way to experience a city from a new perspective entirely.
For adrenaline travelers, check out jet boat tours in Jacksonville. They are an exciting way to speed around the coastline.You might see dolphins racing you!
Fishing charters from Jacksonville are a popular choice for visitors hoping to reel in the perfect catch. A full-service fishing charter will supply you with all the necessary equipment, bait, and tackle, and a professional captain to bring you to the best fishing spots. Head out for a day, or choose a multi-day fishing trip, with all accommodation and food included!
Jacksonville is a great place for active travelers who enjoy paddle sports. Hire a standup paddleboard, surfboard or kayak and spend hours paddling. It's a great way to get exercise on your trip! You can explore the coastline in the Atlantic or the Intracoastal Waterway. Hire a board or take a lesson from a professional. Choose a kayak fishing tours, or opt for a wildlife tour where you could see manatees and turtles swimming below your kayak.
Top boat hires and water experiences in Jacksonville
Boating Events in Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Boat Show is a major event in Jacksonville. It brings together boat vendors and marine recreation exhibitors join together for a long weekend. It's open to the public and there is a lot to see and experience.
A big regatta event is the Jacksonville Boat Races. In September this event is an exciting collection of races in stunning dragon boats, with teams competing for trophies and prizes.
Other Things To Do
While on land in Jacksonville, there are many great activities to do and things to see. There are many art museums, historic neighborhoods, and markets and festivals to explore and enjoy. Be sure to check out the Cummer Art Museum and Gardens, Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and Jacksonville Landing.
Some of the best beaches in this area include the Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, a state park with a great beach, hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. You can camp in the park. Another natural area to check out is Big Talbot Island State Park, with vast beaches and small crowds.
Marinas in Jacksonville
There are many marinas located throughout Jacksonville, both on the ocean and in the Intracoastal Waterways. Some of the top marinas include Palm Cove Marina, Beach Marine, Fort George Island Marina and the Ortega River Marina. Many of the marinas are combined with accommodation options for travelers and have full-service maintenance facilities and helpful staff to give you boating advice for the area. There are nearby restaurants and bars to visit, as well as shops and promenades to walk down and enjoy views of boats moored in their berths./boat-r
Jacksonville is a large city on the Atlantic coast of Northern Florida. It’s the largest city in terms of land area in the United States and is a major economic center for the state. There are nearby barrier islands which are popular for surfers and for swimming. It’s known for many museums, attractions, sports games (Jacksonville Jaguars!) and other cultural and urban experiences.
The best time of year to visit Jacksonville is during the shoulder seasons from March through May and September & October. This way you’ll avoid the crowds of families who are off school, while still enjoying the sunshine and warm beach weather. The winter in Jacksonville is mild but much cooler than southern Florida destinations like the Keys and Miami. Most people do not swim in the Atlantic during the winter here.
Jacksonville has a large international airport. This is the easiest way to access the city. You can also arrive by train, there is an Amtrak train station. There are Greyhound bus terminals for people arriving from certain US origin cities. It’s well-connected to many major cities in the United States.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Jacksonville.
Stephen was super personable and went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed on his boat. His customer service was an A+ and the boat was detailed and in immaculate condition. He gave us great tips on where to go. We will definitely be renting his boat again!
We loved this experience! Boat and Captain Terry were early and waiting on us when we got to the dock! The catamaran boat was a lot of fun, our first time on one and we loved laying out in the sun! Captain Terry gave lots of information about the area. Highly recommended!!
Absolutely rent from Eric! The boat is well maintained and he’s there to set you up and ensure you have a fantastic day on the water. Even provided a cooler on the boat so all you need are your drinks/food and ice and you’re set!
Captain was there waiting for us. Super helpful getting us comfortably situated. Great outing on the water. We will do again soon!
This was an amazing trip. We rent boats all over the country as we travel full time, and this was by far the best boat rental yet. The boat was immaculate, well cared for and gorgeous. The captain was accommodating and very kind. For this type of boat the price was super reasonable. We will be back for sure!
The boat is fantastic! Feels like new and rides like a dream! Brian was super easy to work with and made our excursion great. Highly recommended!