If you don't have your own boat, then you certainly should rent one to explore all Marco Island has to offer. The island boasts many options for boat rentals. You can rent by the hour, for a half day, or even weekly. Goodland and the Isles of Capri also have several options for renting. The rental companies are dedicated to giving their customers a good time. They all have above four-star reviews. What can you expect? Beautiful views, catching some great fish, exploring new places, fun with the family. From pontoons to deck boats and fishing boats, these companies have all your boating needs covered. Never rented a boat before? Not a problem! Keep reading for a breakdown of boat rentals, reviews, and pricing.
Companies That Rent Boats
Dolphin Cove Marina: Offers weekly rentals at less cost. Dolphin Cove Marina has a great location on the very Northern part of Marco Island. It has the most selection for boat rentals. They also offer kayak, paddleboard, and Jetski rentals. Pricing an availability vary by season. Call for exact pricing and options.
Rating: 4.9 stars
Address: 1135 Bald Eagle Dr. Marco Island, FL, 34145.
Pricing: 20’ Deck Boat - $240 Half day/$360 Full day
23’ Deck Boat - $280 Half day/$400 Full day
22’-23’ Sportfishing Boat - $300 Half day/$460 Full day
Pontoon - $240 Half day/$360 Full day
23’ Tri Pontoon - $260 Half day/$380 Full day
Eco Endeavors: Kayak Rentals and Boat Tours. They offer plenty of options for personal tours around Marco Island and the other islands around Naples. If you are looking for a more personal experience, then check out Eco Endeavors.
Rating: 5.0 stars
Address: 909 Collier Ct. Marco Island, FL, 34145.
Pricing: Kayak - $50 Half day/$65 Full day
Isle of Capri Marina: Pontoon Rentals on Tarpon Bay just to the North of Marco Island. They also offer kayak rentals and even rent out their boat docks.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Address: 292 Capri Blvd. Naples, FL 34113
Pricing: Pontoon - $220 Half day/$320 Full day
Rose Marina: Pontoons, Deck Boats, and Offshore Boats can be rented here right on Factory Bay, which opens into the gulf. They also have a cool store that can outfit you for all your boating needs. Forget the fish tackle? Rose Marina has it covered. Rose Marina is located in the Old Marco area on the north end of the island.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Address: 951 Bald Eagle Dr. Marco Island, FL 34145.
Pricing: Pontoon – From 7 passenger $220 Half Day/$320 Full day to 12 passenger $260/$380
Deck Boat - $285 Half day/$385 Full day
Offshore Boar - $385 Half day/$485 Full day
Walker’s Hideaway Marina: Pontoons, Bowriders, Center Consoles. Located on a canal inside Factory Bay. They offer multiple day rentals and have a tackle package for hassle-free fishing. Walker’s is a less touristy boat rental facility and is more focused on experienced boaters.
Rating: 4.6 stars
Address: 705 E. Elkcam Cir. Marco Island, FL 34145.
Pricing: Starts at $285 Half day/$385 Full day
Pontoon Boat Rentals
Are you wondering what boat to choose? Pontoons are a very popular choice and for a good reason.
Pontoons can come in anywhere between 16’ and 35’. They are great for hosting larger crowds. Worried about the kids? Pontoon boats are more kid-friendly than other boat options. The boat is gated in, and the areas that are dangerous are typically sectioned off. Plus, pontoons are much larger than a standard boat. The kids have room to move around, eat snacks or color.
If you have never boated before, pontoons are very user-friendly. They can turn a corner and do not move too fast. Also, due to their size and weight, you don’t have to worry about tipping them over. Many boats are small and do not provide storage: no extra room for those coolers, bags of snacks or change of clothes. But pontoons are great for all of your can’t-go-without items.
Why not a fishing boat? While fishing boats can maneuver better in shallower waters, pontoons are a good compromise. They are very stable and comfy, giving you room to relax on your longest fishing days out.
If you have doubts about what kind of boat to rent, then try the pontoon.
Jetski and Waverunner Rental
Jetski, or a boat? Why choose the Jetski?
There is less of a learning curve for a Jetski. Plus, they go very fast and can perform tricks. Probably the most notable difference, however, if their size. They are smaller than boats and more fuel efficient. This can make them cheaper to rent and gives you access to harder to reach areas around the isles where boats just can’t go. Plus, they have brakes, which makes them more familiar for driving than a boat.
Plenty of places around Marco Island offer Jetski and Waverunner rentals. Listed below are some popular companies to check out. Many hotels also offer Jetski rentals if you choose to stay at the hotel.
Splittin' Waves: This is a great location to rent from. They are just inside the Caxambas Pass which opens to the gulf on one side and other bays and canals on the other.
Address: 909 Collier Ct. Marco Island, FL 34145
Pricing: $99/Hr. up to $540/8 Hrs.
Marco Island Water Sports: This rental location is right on the gulf and offers open water cruising. Also, they also offer parasailing and tours.
Address: 600 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145
Pricing: $100/Half Hr. or $165/Hr.
Regency Watersports: Located just down the street from Marco Island Water Sports on the gulf. Regency Watersports offers Waverunner rentals in addition to beach chair, paddleboard, and kayak rentals.
Address: 5304, 500 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145
Pricing: $90/ Half Hr. or $150/Hr.
The Boating Lifestyle
Life on Marco Island is special is a million ways. The boating lifestyle is just one thing available to residents of our heavenly little place. For more information about getting a place of your own here, contact us today. We are year-round residents and dedicated to serving our customers and neighbors when it comes to maximizing their Marco Island real estate investments. All of the waterfront homes on Marco Island allow boat docks and lifts right in your backyard. Boating condos like South Seas East are a great investment too. Keep up with Marco Island lifestyle news here.