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The Best Boat Hires in St Petersburg Florida

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2018 Yamaha 19ft Jetboat! Tubing Now Available!
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Saint PetersburgBowrider
Super Owner4 guests

2018 Yamaha 19ft Jetboat! Tubing Now Available!

The Funship is Great For Families and Parties!
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Saint PetersburgPontoon
8 guests

The Funship is Great For Families and Parties!

The PERFECT BOAT for  your day on the water!
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Saint PetersburgDeck Boat
6 guests

The PERFECT BOAT for your day on the water!

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.

  1. SA
    Shams
    2018 Yamaha 19ft Jetboat! Tubing Now Available!

    Mathew is the best! He is very knowledgeable. He took us to the best places & was a phenomenal host! We can’t thank him enough. We definitely recommend him for anyone who wants to spend a magical day with an amazing Captain! Thank you so much!

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    Debbie
    24ft Yamaha Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete, Tampa

    Erica & Goeff are awesome. They are very easy to work with on your boat rental and you were extremely accommodating to our family as we needed to make a few changes. Geoff met us at the boat dock and after a quick review of everything we were on our way. He even watched us leave and saw us turn around and stop. He called to check on us to find only to find out that we had stopped to enjoy the jumping dolphins which started out our trip amazing. We had the most amazing time going up the 3 Rooker Islands and the south tip of Anclote Key. We had the BEST time and highly recommend this great adventure.

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    Brandon
    LOOK HERE!!!! SUPER DEAL!!! 2020 MOTOR!! Center Console with Easy Access to Tampa Bay / Gulf of Mexico (Right on Tampa Bay) Center Console Sea Fox 237CC 200HP—>DEPART FROM RESIDENTIAL BOAT LIFT

    Five stars. We booked very last minute and Chandler was very accommodating and quick to reply. He had everything ready to go when we got there and ran through everything we needed to know before we took off. I highly recommend. Was the perfect day with the perfect boat!

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    angel
    2018 Yamaha 19ft Jetboat! Tubing Now Available!

    First time booking through website and Matthew was great. Everything went as expected, communication was clear & service was good. Will definitely be returning next time in Tampa!

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    Chris
    24ft Yamaha Bowrider in Clearwater, St. Pete, Tampa

    Ok.... this is an awesome boat to take out. Perfect size. Great value! I will definitely do this again in the future , if the owner lets me. Only problem was the overconfident captain who got schooled in a sand bar. It only cost us a couple hour delay til the tide came to our rescue. The owner was very gracious and didn’t shame us at all. We would do it again today if we weren’t leaving.

  6. TG
    Tanekia
    2018 Yamaha 19ft Jetboat! Tubing Now Available!

    Hands down a day on the water with Matt is well worth it! He is very professional and accomodating. The day of our trip the water was choppy, but the alternate route that Matt took us on was very calm, beautiful, and relaxing. His boat is clean, his personality is pleasant, and seeing the dolphins playing in the water is a super added bonus. Book with Matt!