The Best Boat Hire in Key Largo, Florida

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What to know about boats for hire in Key Largo

With gorgeous natural surroundings, beaches, and clear waters, Key Largo is a fantastic place to hire a boat. Hire a boat on your own and cruise at your leisure with your travel mates. You can explore little coves and bays, stop for a swim and snorkel and get off at different keys and tiny islands.

For a full-service, luxury experience, charter a boat or yacht with a captain who will take care of the driving. Great for private events or larger groups, you can enjoy meals and drinks onboard and get a great tour of the keys. Check out catamarans, motor yachts, and sailboats for the perfect charter.

Key Largo is well-known for its excellent scuba diving sites. Scuba charters leave from Key Largo daily, bringing divers to a variety of interesting spots around the keys. While in Key Largo on a dive trip, you must check out the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first underwater state park in the country. It’s a gorgeous stretch of colorful coral reefs with many fish species swimming around. There are also different wrecks and other interesting sites to check out on a dive.

Fishing Charters are an excellent choice for visitors to Key Largo. Book a full-service charter and you’ll be off with a fishing captain catching snapper, marlin, and much more. Your trip includes all the gear, tackle, bait and licenses that you need. It’s a great experience for skilled and novice anglers alike. It's also a popular destination for sports fishing.

For families with kids and animal enthusiasts, a dolphin tour in Key Largo is an unforgettable experience. Certified eco-tour guides will take you to different spots in the ocean where resident pods of dolphins play. You can enjoy seeing them in the wild, a special experience. For active travelers who like to incorporate fitness into their holiday, there is a variety of paddle sports options as well as Jet ski hires in Key Largo. Hire a kayak or take a guided tour of the coastline, mangroves, and back channels. Try hiring a stand-up paddleboard or take a lesson on how to maneuver on one. If you've never been windsurfing, you can take a lesson and sail around the waters of Key Largo.

Boating Events in Key Largo

During the holidays in Key Largo, there is a holiday lighted boat parade along the shore, which is a festive event to see if you’re visiting at this time. There are also sailing regattas and boat races that occur throughout the year in Key Largo and other parts of the Florida Keys. The Quantum Key West Boat Races is a big annual sailing event in nearby Key West. There’s a lot of activities for both spectators and participants visiting the keys during race weeks.

Other Things To Do

There are loads of great restaurants in Key Largo. For seafood, check out the Lazy Lobster Seafood Cafe, Hobo’s Cafe, the Key Lime Cafe and The Fish House Key Largo. Don’t forget to try some key lime pie while staying in the keys!

Spending a day at the beach while in Key Largo is a relaxing experience. Most of the beaches are man-made in Key Largo, and there are both private and public beaches around the key.

If you hire a car while in the Keys, you can spend time driving through the other islands and exploring what they have to offer. From Key Largo to Key West it is about a 2-hour drive, and you'll pass through many other beautiful locations.

Marinas in Key Largo

A few of the top marinas for boaters in Key Largo include Key Largo Harbor Marina, Marina Del Mar Resort and Marina, and Garden Cove Marina. These marinas have all necessary amenities for boaters, full-service maintenance, restaurants and some have attached accommodation. Go for a walk by the marinas and enjoy a view of the water and boats sailing in and out of the port.

About Key Largo

Key Largo is an island in the Florida Keys off the tip of southern Florida. It is the largest of the Florida Keys at about 53 kilometers long. It’s a beautiful holiday destination, with gorgeous white sand, sparkling blue water, and lot’s of activities to enjoy in the sunshine. It's also close to Everglades State Park and other interesting cities in Florida.

Key Largo has a tropical climate and warm temperatures year-round. The best time of year to visit Key Largo is between the months of March and May. The summer in Key Largo can be very hot and humid and you risk hurricane season ruining your holiday. It’s also the rainiest season on the Keys. The winter months are the busiest, with northerners looking to escape cold temperatures, which drives up prices.

The easiest way to get to Key Largo is to fly to Miami or Fort Lauderdale and then drive the scenic route through the keys to Key Largo.

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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Key Largo.

  1. AO
    22' Mako Center console for rent in Key Largo, Florida!

    Absolutely the best! Easy paperwork, easy instructions and we had a blast. The boat worked perfectly well in all the areas we went to. We were able to snorkel, resort hop thanks to guest docks and ride around. The full tank lasted all 3 days we had the boat. Everything was in working order. Jay was so informative with options, places to go and where to stop at. Very kind. Worth the money for sure. Best price around! Loved renting for 3 days and going/returning on our schedule.

  2. TY
    Boston Whaler 27' Center Console for Rent in Key Largo

    Jay was a pleasure to work with on this rental! He was competent and thorough. He was flexible when the weather wasn't great and his efforts ensured we had a great time.

  3. JS
    22' Mako Center console for rent in Key Largo, Florida!

    Great value and punctual staff. Boat ran well and had no issues turning on every time. Would recommend.

  4. MB
    Ride the 24ft Bowrider in Key Largo, Florida

    This has been the best of many interactions with getmyboat, and other related listing sites. Victor went above and beyond in every single way to make sure we had a good trip and were prepared for our rental. The boat was in great condition, and operated perfectly.

  5. MS
    Ride the 24ft Bowrider in Key Largo, Florida

    Awesome experience. The boat was basically brand new and has all of the necessary equipment for an awesome day out on the water. Victor was a great host and made sure that we had a good time. Will definitely be renting again next time we are in the keys.

  6. RP
    Ride the 24ft Bowrider in Key Largo, Florida

    Had a great time on Victor's boat. The boat is beautiful, handles very well and rides very smooth. Also ample space and seating for a 24' boat. Victor was also very accommodating and helpful. We had a great experience altogether and will rent from Victor again.