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Find The Best Boat Rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida.

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24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island
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24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island

Renting a boat on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a small, barrier island off the coast of west Florida near St. Petersburg. It’s the perfect location for renting a boat or booking a water experience, since here you can enjoy stunning sunsets, cruising the waves, and soaking up the sun nearly any time of year. If you're visiting with your family, rent a pontoon or a powerboat (or ski boat) for a fun time cruising around Anna Maria Island. You can enjoy watersports like wakeboarding or tubing, a super fun option if you're traveling with kids or adventurous companions.

Are you looking for a fun day out with the guys or are your kids obsessed with fishing? Rent a fishing boat for a fun fishing trip on Anna Maria Island, or book a fishing charter with a local guide to take you to the best fishing spots around Anna Maria Island, around Rod and Reel Pier, or cruise to Shell Key Reserve Park.

Another popular experience on Anna Maria Island is a dolphin tour - it’s a great way to see and connect with these creatures in the wild.

When booking a boat trip or fishing charter on Anna Maria Island, you can choose between going out yourself or hiring a captain. With a captain, you don’t have to worry about navigating, which can make the boating experience much more relaxing. Book a boat tour with a captain for a sunset cruise, dinner cruise, harbor tour, or another type of tour by boat around Anna Maria Island. Boat charters with captains on Anna Maria Island are perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, family gatherings, and other special celebrations.

For travelers and folks on vacation who want to enjoy a workout while soaking up the sun on Anna Maria Island, renting a kayak is a fantastic option. Paddlesports rentals are not only a great way to get out on the waves, but you’ll get in an upper body workout, making it a good way to keep up your fitness.

When booking your boat rental on Anna Maria Island, make sure to ask clarifying questions when getting it organized. If you’re renting with a captain and crew, inquire if gratuity is included, make sure you understand all charges i.e. fuel surcharges, and coordinate the drop-off and pick up locations. It’s a good idea to ask if any special extras are included and make sure the boat capacity can accommodate your group size.

Things to See and Do by Boat on Anna Maria Island

Good places to go boating around Anna Maria Island include off the coast of the beaches like Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Egmont Key. The waters are typically calm, and you can boat out in the open Gulf or in the more protected waterways between Anna Maria Island and mainland Florida.

Some restaurants to check out right on the waterfront and perfect to enjoy during a boat day include The Waterfront Restaurant, The Sandbar Restaurant, Rod and Reel Pier, and Island Ocean Star. Dock your boat and relax while admiring views of the ocean.

When you rent a boat on Anna Maria Island, you can add watersports equipment to your boat rental to enjoy your boating day even more, especially if you’re visiting with some adventurous travelers. Waterskiing, tubing, and wakeboarding on the ocean can be incredibly fun experiences to have while visiting Anna Maria Island.

About Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to rent a boat. Cruise around the stunning coastline, basking in the sun and admiring the beaches of the island from your private watercraft. It’s also a great spot for fishing charters and seeing dolphins on a dolphin tour.

When preparing for your boat rental, stop off at Publix Supermarket at nearby Holmes Beach, the Anna Maria General Store, or Island Fresh Market. Stop here to get food and drinks to bring onboard, and don’t forget to stock up your cooler with ice.

The best time of year to visit Anna Maria Island for boating and outdoor activities is within the early autumn months or early summer. Peak summer of June, July and August can be unbearably hot and humid with a lot of rain. September and October will have less precipitation and more manageable temperatures, while still being warm enough to swim and enjoy a boat rental. Enjoy the beaches, the gentle waves, and the sunshine of Anna Maria Island.

A few accommodation options on Anna Maria Island include the Dream Inn, Tortuga Inn, Waterline Marina, and Mainsail Beach Inn. There are lots of beach resorts and holiday homes to choose from to rent for the perfect boating and beach vacation on Anna Maria Island.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Anna Maria Island.

  1. CE
    Beautiful Deck Boat with ample seating perfect for a family to lounge, fish, swim and tube all day right on Anna Maria Island. Insurance Included

    Meghan and Martin were very communicative and flexible. We had to move our day on the water due to the hurricane and it was no problem at all. Our family loved our time on the water and the boat was we maintained. We would definitely rent again and it really was a great experience!

  2. vM
    Beautiful Deck Boat with ample seating perfect for a family to lounge, fish, swim and tube all day right on Anna Maria Island. Insurance Included

    PERFECT! It was just the 2 of us and it was the highlight of our trip. The boat is as advertised. I would rent this with no more than 4 people to be totally comfortable. The communication was quick, reliable, and friendly. I will for sure rent again from Meghan and Martin when I visit AMI again.

  3. CM
    Beautiful Deck Boat to Explore, Swim, Tube and more off Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Insurance Included

    The boat was great, and was just as described. The boat was waiting in the water for us and Martin was there when we returned to help get against the dock. Hassle free, and we had a great time!

  4. CB
    Beautiful Deck Boat to Explore, Swim, Tube and more off Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Insurance Included

    The owner was very responsive to my inquiries and questions. The owner showed up on time and went through everything on the boat and how to set it up. The boat was in great working order. I really enjoyed the chart plotter since I was only used to just using a simple depth finder on previous boats I’ve used. If you want to have a hassle free and stress free experience i would definitely recommend these folks for sure.

  5. SW
    Open Cruiser Hurricane Sundeck 2000 in Bradenton or Sarasota

    Awesome experience! Brian was great and we had a great time on his boat. Impeccable communication, and everything was in perfect condition. Brian gave us navigation tips and we ended up following his guidance, which resulted in us having a great time on his boat. Highly recommended.

  6. DR
    Gorgeous Bowrider for groups of up to 10! Enjoy Anna Maria in style. Perfect for exploring the area and hanging at a sandbar!

    We rented martin and meghans 23 foot bowrider for 4 days, 3 nights. They were very nice and explained things about the boat very well. We really enjoyed the boat. It started and ran very good. The Dolphins liked it too, they were always jumping in our wake. we especially liked that we were able to use the boat whenever we wanted during the four days and not just from 8am until 4pm. like many other rental places. And not restricted to where we could go. Found a lot of sand dollars, shells and star fish around the sand bars. watched a guy in a boat right next to us fight and finally catch a huge Tarpon. We had a great time and can not wait to call up Martin and Meghan do it all over again.