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With more miles of canals than any other city in the world, Cape Coral is a destination that must be explored from the water! Here you have easy access to the Gulf of Mexico in addition to winding canals and tons of great beaches. It's close to Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, and it's a friendly community. While it's primarily known for being a retirement community, it's also a relaxed destination for family vacations. There are tons of golf courses, great restaurants, tennis courts, the Sun Splash Family Waterpark, and two great beaches, one being on the Caloosahatchee River, which is the best place in Cape Coral to go for enjoying fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
Boaters are in good company in Cape Coral. 400 miles of canals makes it an ideal place to rent a boat. Choose from powerboat and pontoon rentals to paddleboard and kayak tours. Paddle through the mangroves and spot manatees, get out on the water with a fishing charter, or soak up the sun on world-renowned Gulf Coast beaches.
Here are GetMyBoat’s top picks for things to do with a boat rental in Cape Coral
Don't waste your vacation in Cape Coral - plan at least one boat day! Whether you’re looking for the freedom to navigate your own vessel or would prefer an experienced captain to drive you around to the best spots in Cape Coral, GetMyBoat has you covered! Rent a boat and search for dolphins, reel in a great catch, or watch the sun go down over the horizon from the boat deck. With prices starting at $249 for an entire day, you can cruise with your group and enjoy all that Cape Coral has to offer from the water.
Fishing is a popular activity enjoyed by visitors to Cape Coral, and the best way to make the most catches is by renting a fishing charter with a professional guide. They will give pointers, bring you to the best fishing spots, and even provide fishing equipment. You can expect to catch tarpon, redfish, snook, spotted seatrout, largemouth bass, and more game fish! Pick up your fishing license at a local bait and tackle shop and then explore the waters of Cape Coral with your fishing rod.
A kayak rental is a popular option in Cape Coral enjoyed by both locals and tourists. You can find single, tandem, and fishing kayaks available on GetMyBoat. Guided kayak tours are a great way to sightsee and explore the area from the water, as well as learn about the wildlife of Cape Coral. While paddling you may encounter manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, and stingrays. You can choose from the following guided tours:
Looking for a thrilling experience on the water? If so, a jet ski rental in Cape Coral is a must-do! Enjoy the scenic views that Cape Coral has to offer as you zoom through the waves. A jet ski rental is sure to be the highlight of your vacation and an activity that can be enjoyed with family and friends. Cruise over to Cayo Costa or Pine Island with your jet ski and have fun checking out unique spots in Cape Coral.
Cape Coral is a destination that you can visit all year round, but we recommend visiting during late summer to the early spring months. You will avoid the peak-season crowds and extremely high temperatures.
Located in the Yacht Club Community Park. Launch here and cruise out to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee. There are two boat launches at this location.
Address: 1048 Dolphin Dr, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Boat launch facility spanning 4.5 acres that provides access to the North West Spreader canal and lake system, Matlacha Pass, and the Gulf of Mexico. Picnic shelter and restrooms are available at this location as well.
Address: 230 Burnt Store Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991
Boat launch facility spanning 5 acres that offers access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River. Picnic shelter, playground equipment, restrooms, walking bathroom, and river views at this location.
Address: 2600 SE 26th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Escape to Captiva Island, a tropical palm paradise home to white-sand beaches, unique seashells, and iconic sunsets. Love fishing? There’s a wide variety of fishing opportunities on the island—fish from your boat deck, the beach, docks, or one of the piers.
Sanibel Island stretches 15 miles and is a great place to fish because it is home to over 200 different types of fish species. Be sure to check out the Sanibel Lighthouse, which was constructed back in 1884. It's famous for being a spot to collect seashells, so keep your eyes peeled for the perfect one.
Calling all anglers - Boca Grande is a must! This area is considered a hot spot for tarpon, so many fishing organizations host their tournaments here. You do not want to miss the world-class fishing in Boca Grande. If fishing isn’t your thing, you can stop by Boca Grande Beach for some fun in the sun, go shelling along the surf, enjoy a picnic beachside, and so much more!
Enjoy seafood and steak in an upscale atmosphere with patio seating and beautiful waterfront views. Try the beloved seafood pot pie and a cocktail with a stunning view of the water. You can pull your boat right up to the docks at Rumrunners.
Address: 5848 Cape Harbour Dr, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Indulge in seafood and steak in an upscale atmosphere with patio seating and beautiful waterfront views. Get ready to party - they often have live music and this is a great spot to bring a big group. Share a platter of nachos, celebrate your birthday, or dance the night away on the patio enjoying the tiki bar vibes that give this place tropical charm.
Address: 5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Caribbean lobster rolls and jerk shrimp? Amazing Waygu burgers and fast service? Check out Fathom for excellent food and a delightful atmosphere. Pull up on your boat and enjoy food and drinks on the outdoor patio.
Address: 5785 Cape Harbour Dr #106, Cape Coral, FL 33914
216 boat slips available that can accommodate boats up to 75 feet, a fueling station, and a ship store.
Address: 6179 Black Marlin Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Full-service marina with wet slips, dry storage, shopping, and waterside restaurant.
Address: 5828 Cape Harbour Dr, Cape Coral, FL 33914
89 boat slips available that can accommodate boats up to 55 feet, fuel dock facility, fishing pier, picnic area, playground, public beach, and restaurant.
Address: 5818 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33904
The cost for a boat rental in Cape Coral is around $200/day on average for a powerboat or pontoon rental. You can find great deals on boat rentals or splurge on luxury yacht rentals on Cape Coral.
Cape Coral is an excellent Florida destination for boating and getting on the water. Powerboat rentals, pontoon rentals, sailing, and jet skiing are all popular activities to enjoy in Cape Coral.
What a great day we had on Joe’s boat! It was exactly as described, clean, well kept, and perfect for spending time on the water around the Cape Coral area. Joe was able to help us out at with a boat rental at really short notice and was great at getting back to us fast.
This company is a class act. Excellence service, the boat ran great, and I feel that it was a good value. Nick was our contact and he stayed in touch and communicated when we needed to. I will try to rent from these guys again. I would recommend them to anyone in the area that needs to rent a boat!
Nick was amazing. Everything was super easy to coordinate and get out on the water. He is prompt on arrival and pick-up and communicates very well. Does a good job explaining the boat and what to expect out on the water. Really nice guy - I will be renting from these guys again when I am back in Fort Myers!
We boarded the boat early and cruised the bay, went into the gulf. We stopped at beaches to swim and had lunch up in Ft Mters beach. it all performed wonderfully and we all were tired wfro. a full day of sun and water. Highly recommend.
Joseph was professional and courteous. The boat was clean and very sufficient for a great day on the water! He communicated to us efficiently and got us on the water in no time! Will most definitely book with Joseph again! Thank you!
The boat was great and owner, Joseph, did great with communicating and with drop off / pick up.
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