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4.8(Average of 64 reviews in this area)
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38' Luhrs Sport Cruiser . Sand bar , snorkeling, cruising , sunset tours , party’s , special events!!
Events in Florida Keys · 6 guests

38' Luhrs Sport Cruiser . Sand bar , snorkeling, cruising , sunset tours , party’s , special events!!

5.0
Superowner
$99hour
22' Mako Center console for rent in Key Largo, Florida!
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

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

4.7
$395day
Boston Whaler 27' Center Console for Rent in Key Largo
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 10 guests

Boston Whaler 27' Center Console for Rent in Key Largo

4.3
$649day
6 Person 22' Mako Center Console Rental in Key Largo
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

6 Person 22' Mako Center Console Rental in Key Largo

5.0
$395day
Cobia 24 WA Boat Rental in Key Largo, Florida
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 7 guests

Cobia 24 WA Boat Rental in Key Largo, Florida

4.7
$475day
Ride the 24ft Bowrider in Key Largo, Florida
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 12 guests

Ride the 24ft Bowrider in Key Largo, Florida

5.0
$550day
Motor Yacht rental in Key Largo (No fishing day)
Events in Florida Keys · 8 guests

Motor Yacht rental in Key Largo (No fishing day)

5.0
$1,200day
21ft Sea Hunt 207 Triton Center Console for rent in Islamorada Florida!
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

21ft Sea Hunt 207 Triton Center Console for rent in Islamorada Florida!

5.0
$600day
Twin Vee Power Catamaran Guided Boat Tours in Key Largo
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

Twin Vee Power Catamaran Guided Boat Tours in Key Largo

5.0
$150hour
Private yacht snorkeling experiece Key Largo
Events in Florida Keys · 6 guests

Private yacht snorkeling experiece Key Largo

New
$175person
Fun Guided Kayak Tour Adventure in Key Largo
Adventures in Florida Keys · 8 guests

Fun Guided Kayak Tour Adventure in Key Largo

New
$40day
Rent 29' Mako Marine Center Console In Key Largo, Florida
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

Rent 29' Mako Marine Center Console In Key Largo, Florida

New
$150person
28’ Catamaran for Fishing or Cruising Adventure in Key Largo
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 4 guests

28’ Catamaran for Fishing or Cruising Adventure in Key Largo

New
$200hour
21ft Century Center Console Ready for adventures in Key Largo, Florida
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

21ft Century Center Console Ready for adventures in Key Largo, Florida

New
$800day
24ft ProLine Center Console in Key Largo, Florida
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

24ft ProLine Center Console in Key Largo, Florida

New
$50hour
NEW 2022 Sportsman 227 Masters Platinum Center Console Rental in Key Largo, Florida
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 8 guests

NEW 2022 Sportsman 227 Masters Platinum Center Console Rental in Key Largo, Florida

New
$100hour
Key Largo's Funship 25ft famous Pontoon Boat with the Slide!
Powerboats in Florida Keys · 6 guests

Key Largo's Funship 25ft famous Pontoon Boat with the Slide!

New
$199hour

Key Largo Boat Rental FAQs

How much is it to rent a boat in Key Largo?

Prices for boat rentals in Key Largo vary depending on the type of boat and duration of the rental. A modest powerboat rental starts at $99/hour and the prices can go up to over $1000/hour for a luxury yacht charter in Key Largo.

When is the best time to visit Key Largo?

The best time of year to visit Key Largo is from April to June or November through mid-December. This way you can avoid hurricane season and still have warm and sunny weather for your trip to Key Largo.

What is the water temperature in Key Largo?

The water temperature in Key Largo is warm year-round, with the high in the summertime falling around 87℉ and the low in the winter at 69℉.

Key Largo Reviews

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    jennifer
    38' Luhrs Sport Cruiser . Sand bar , snorkeling, cruising , sunset tours , party’s , special events!!

    Tony and his crew are amazing! We had a great day out at the sandbars We toured a few different locations and an abandoned ship Beautiful boat, great music and good vibes!

  2. Cole
    Cole
    38' Luhrs Sport Cruiser . Sand bar , snorkeling, cruising , sunset tours , party’s , special events!!

    Anthony made our charter a great experience for the entire family. I will book with Anthony every time I am in the keys.

  3. JG
    Jessica
    38' Luhrs Sport Cruiser . Sand bar , snorkeling, cruising , sunset tours , party’s , special events!!

    Captain Anthony’s ad is exactly what you will see - beautiful and clean. Great amenities. He will also help you choose the best places to see if you’re not familiar with the area. First mate Ernie was equally as gracious to our family. Highly recommend!

  4. BD
    Bonnie
    38' Luhrs Sport Cruiser . Sand bar , snorkeling, cruising , sunset tours , party’s , special events!!

    Great day with Captain Anthony! Everything was clean, relaxing, and fun! Capt. Anthony was congenial and accommodating to our family including our two small kids. I will certainly be calling again next time I’m in the area, and we highly recommend!

  5. AO
    Amanda
    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.

  6. ET
    Evan
    Boston Whaler 27' Center Console for Rent in Key Largo

    Jay yet again was excellent to rent from. He went above and beyond to help me get out of a sticky situation that I myself created. Can't say enough good things about him or the boat (Boston Whaler) we rented from him. Thanks again Jay! Will be back soon enough

The Key Largo Boating Guide 2023

  • First Published Sep 15, 2022
In This Guide
Key Largo Guide

The GetMyBoat Guide to Key Largo

How does that song go again? Key Largo, Montego, baby why don’t we go… Ok, sorry if now you have The Beach Boys stuck in your head. It will be worth it though, we promise. While Kokomo is not a real place, Key Largo certainly is, and it’s a top destination in Florida for a boat rental.

Key Largo at a Glance

Key Largo Guide

The first stop in any Florida Keys road trip or boat trip, Key Largo is an incredible boating destination. Close to the Everglades and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, there are so many wonders of the world to experience right here.

And while we’re biased, we think that a boat rental or charter is an essential part of any visit to Key Largo. Find pontoon rentals, yacht rentals, houseboat rentals, and catamaran charters — there are so many vessels to choose from to enjoy a visit to Key Largo for a day of cruising, swimming, fishing, sunbathing, visiting sandbars, dolphin-watching, and so much more!

Whether you’re looking to slow down and enjoy island time or go on a water adventure, Key Largo has it all. We recommend taking a boat ride during sunset where you can enjoy a picnic at sea. There’s no better way to end the day than relaxing on a boat during golden hour.

4 Hours

The average rental duration for GetMyBoat bookings in Key Largo — perfect for a long and leisurely cruise around the shore.

March to July

March to July rentals account for 66% of all GetMyBoat trips in Key Largo, though the weather allows for year-round boating.

GetMyBoat Key Largo Statistics
As of
Most popular month
April
Average group size
5 people
Average cost per booking
$500 USD
Measuring 16' to 33', these are the most popular boat rental in Key Largo, followed by jet skis and catamarans
Medium Power Boats

Boating Season in Key Largo

It’s year-round! The consistently warm temperatures and ample sunshine make it possible to rent a boat at virtually any time of year. Hurricane season runs from June to November, but unless you see a hurricane in the forecast, chances are that it’s still a good time to rent a boat.

When are the best times to visit?

There’s never a bad time, really. The summer will have the most going on, of course, but the winter months are actually quite nice. Florida natives will consider it “cold” during that time, but if you’re visiting from a truly cold part of the country, the high 60º to low 70º temperatures will feel downright balmy, and you won’t have the sticky humidity of the summer months.

We like going between March and May, when you’ll get both warm temperatures and off-peak rates. And since the summer can be very hot and humid, be prepared to spend time in the water if you’re visiting between June and September.

What’s the water temperature like?

In a word: perfect. The water temperature is always comfortably warm, in a consistent range between 71ºF–79ºF (or 22ºC–26ºC), with July typically being the warmest month for the water.

Current Conditions

Temperature

77 °F

Water temp.

76 °F

Humidity

76 %

Pressure

1022 hPa

Wind

ESE 16.40 f/sec

Visibility

15 mi

Cloudiness

21 %

Local Events

What Types of Boats Can I Rent in Key Largo?

Key Largo has many different types of boats to rent. Everything from pontoons to luxury motor yachts, sailing catamarans, fishing boats, and jet skis are available to rent for enjoying Key Largo on the water.

Here’s more information on the average prices for different types of boat rentals in Key Largo and what you can expect to pay for boating experiences.

Where to Eat, Drink, Stay, and More

Key Largo has so much to offer — where to even begin planning your itinerary when you’re in town? Here’s a start. We’ve pulled some of our favorite local spots for every aspect of a Key Largo getaway, like boat-up restaurants to experience the “dock & dine” lifestyle. And that’s to say nothing of all the amazing boating destinations, spread all throughout the surrounding waters.

A map of Key Largo

Local Boating Services

A note: if you’re renting a boat through GetMyBoat, please contact the boat owner before utilizing any of the following services. They may have a preferred provider or the services may be covered through insurance or within your rental agreement.

Marinas & Boat Services

Garden Cove Marina

Home of the Buzzard’s Roost restaurant where the chef will “cook your catch” this marina has the basics for any boater. It’s located on the ocean side of Key Largo, making it an easy spot to cruise into the Atlantic from.

  • Gas
  • Bait
  • Wet Storage
  • Dry Storage
  • Boat on Trailer Storage

21 Garden Cove Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4694

Key Largo Harbor Marina

Need repairs or other services on your boat while in Key Largo? This spot has you covered. It’s a boatyard and marina with a helpful staff of mechanics and technicians to repair and take care of all your boat needs.

  • Full-Service Marina
  • Daily, Weekly, & Monthly Storage
  • Wash & Wax
  • Boat Detailing
  • Engine Repair
  • Indoor & Outdoor Storage
  • Electronics Installation

400 Ocean Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037 (786) 322-4596

Mangrove Marina

Mangrove is the largest full-service marina in the upper keys, and it offers a lot of special amenities for boating enthusiasts visiting Key Largo.

  • Wet slips for liveaboard
  • Racks & yard storage
  • Houseboats for lodging

200 Florida Ave, Tavernier, FL 33070 (305) 852-8380

Reasons To Rent a Boat in Key Largo

Are you visiting Key Largo for a special occasion? Make the party planning easy and book a party boat for an unforgettable celebration. A captained boat charter makes a Key Largo Booze Cruise much safer — so hire a professional to keep your group safe while having a ton of fun on the water.

Safety, Preparation, and Navigation

What to Bring on Your Boat Rental

Bringing the right stuff can make or break your boat day, so get together a checklist of what you’ll want well ahead of time so that you don’t forget on the day of.

What to bring will depend on your itinerary and weather conditions, but that being said — it’s always a good idea to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, towels, a warm extra layer of clothing (in case it gets chilly), as well as boat shoes. Your boat captain or owner that you rent from can give you more ideas on necessary essentials to bring.

And while most boat captains, owners, and boat rental services should include lifejackets and safety gear, if you have a personal lifejacket that you prefer to wear while enjoying watersports or other activities, it’s a good idea to bring it along.

It might feel like overkill for a casual day on the water, but it’s always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared.

Safety, Preparation, and Navigation
Boating at Night

Visibility is reduced at night, so it’s essential to slow down and be aware of your surroundings. Chartplotters and marine radars are beneficial tools to use in the dark and help you feel more confident when navigating the waters at night. Between the hours of sunset and sunrise or during times of reduced visibility (fog, rain, haze), recreational vessels are required to display navigation lights.

Wake Zones

“Wake” are the waves that form as your watercraft moves through the water. It’s important to be on the lookout for a “no-wake zone” - an area where a vessel must operate at a slow speed that doesn’t create a wake. You can usually identify a no-wake zone by white and orange floating markers or a row of markers.

Emergency Services

Key Largo Police: Dial 911 from any Key Largo land or cellular phone for emergencies, or (305) 292-7000 for non-emergencies.

U.S. Coast Guard, Key West Sector: Dial (305) 295-9865 for emergencies or (304) 433-3352 to reach the incident command post for non-emergencies.

Key Largo Boat Rental FAQ

Boat Rental Basics

What makes GetMyBoat different from other boat rental apps?

GetMyBoat is the world’s largest boat rental and water experience marketplace. We connect more people to boat rental services than any other company. Our mobile app available for iOS and Android makes it possible to find and book boating experiences right on your phone.

You can access thousands of professional boat captains and companies to help plan your perfect day on the water. GetMyBoat’s 24/7 customer service team is always available to help with any step in the booking process. We also enable you to read real user reviews and see photos added from past users, so you can book with confidence that you’re choosing a 5-star boat rental or water experience.

GetMyBoat is committed to taking the lowest booking fees in the industry to save the customer money in pursuit of their perfect day on the water.

What is a boat charter?

A boat charter (vs. a boat rental) includes a professional captain to drive the boat. Frequently, it also includes crew members to provide services to the passengers, like food and beverage, as well as being there to assist the captain. The number of crew members working a boat charter will depend on the size of the vessel and the number of guests onboard.

A boat charter with a licensed, professional captain is the best option for inexperienced boaters or people unfamiliar with the waterways they wish to explore. A captain can provide an amazing experience on a private boat rental and help make the experience safer and more relaxing for boaters.

Can I rent a boat for a week?

While half-day and full-day boat rentals are the most commonly booked trip durations on GetMyBoat, some boat owners and operators allow for multi-day or week-long rentals. Some owners and boat rental services offer discounted rates when you book for more than one day. Ask about weekly deals on rentals if you’re hoping to go boating for more than one day.

Where do I pick up the boat rental?

While it’s common to meet at a marina or public dock, boat captains and owners can often coordinate a drop off at a boat launch or ramp, or another spot if it’s more convenient. Get the exact directions to where you need to meet your boat owner/captain to determine where to pick up the vessel. Send your captain a message to clarify if you’re unsure where to go!

Where do I refuel the boat?

If you need to refuel your boat rental before you return to the dock, ask the boat rental service or owner where they recommend that you refuel. Most waterways will have several fuel stations to choose from, and often the docks that you meet at for your boat rental will also have them. Many captains and owners will take care of this for you, but it’s a good idea to ask what their specific policy is for fueling. Check out local marinas to see if they have a fuel dock.

Can I bring my dog on my boat rental?

Dogs are often welcome on boat rentals and charters — but be sure to ask first! Some boat captains do and some don’t allow pets to come along.

It’s also a good idea to do some research to make sure your pet will be okay with boating if they’ve never been before. Check out our guide for boating with your dog, and if you do decide to bring your dog along, make sure you have the appropriate lifejacket and other safety gear for them!

Services, Costs, & Fees

How much does it cost to rent a boat near me?

GetMyBoat’s mission is to make boating more accessible and affordable. To do this, we’re constantly growing our team of boat owners, captains, and operators around the world to offer a wider range of boat rentals and services at different price points. We want to provide the joys of boating to everyone - regardless of their budget.

Boat rental costs will vary depending on the size and type of boat you wish to rent. Other factors that impact the price of a boat rental include: trip duration, desired route, and itinerary. A boat rental usually costs between $50 and $150/hour but can range up to over $400/hour. Renting a boat for a few hours is usually less expensive than renting a boat for a whole day, but you can sometimes save money on the hourly rate by renting for longer - some owners and rental services offer discounted rates.

There’s no booking obligation at the inquiry stage with GetMyBoat - so you can send an inquiry message to a captain to get a price quote before you commit.

How much is a boat rental near me for a day?

The cost of a boat rental will depend on the duration of your rental, the size of the boat, and the size of your group. Sometimes, specific itineraries (i.e., traveling far distances to get to a famous swimming spot) can add extra costs if they require additional fuel. Typically, a half-day boat rental is 4-hours, and a full-day is 8 hours. Depending on your specific needs, you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 to over $1000 for your boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a boat on the Key Largo River?

Boat rentals on the Key Largo River start at around $100/hour and can range from there to over $500/hour for a larger yacht. You can find boat tours of the Key Largo River for as affordable as $40/person, but this is generally with a larger public group and not an individual boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a party boat in Key Largo?

Renting a boat in Key Largo starts at $100 an hour for a small powerboat and goes up to $800 an hour for a luxury motor yacht.

How much is a yacht rental in Key Largo?

Yacht rentals in Key Largo start at around $250/hour and go up to over $1,000/hour depending on the size of the vessel, capacity, and special features.

How much should I tip the boat captain?

When a captain and crew provide excellent service on the water, leaving a gratuity as a show of appreciation is a common custom. In many places, 10-20% of the rental cost is standard, but this can vary depending on where you are using boat rental services. GetMyBoat does not handle tips or gratuity payments, so please bring cash with you to tip, or many boat captains also have the option of CashApp or Venmo for leaving a tip after your boat charter.

How much does fuel cost for a boat rental?

Sometimes the boat owner/captain you are renting from will include fuel costs in the total fee charged, while others will charge on a usage basis - so depending on how much you use on your boat day. Inquire with the boat owner/captain about the typical fuel costs for your boat rental duration.

Are there additional costs for renting a boat near me?

Costs for your boat rental will vary from owner to owner, so be sure to inquire about any extra costs that might not be covered in the listed price - like fuel, captain’s fees, or additional charges for unique itineraries. Your captain will let you know what to expect if there is any deviation from the price on the boat listing.

Safety, Laws, and Regulations

How old do you have to be to rent a boat?

You must be at least 18 years old to rent with GetMyBoat. To operate a boat without a captain, you will need to ensure you meet the correct boating safety requirements. Boat owners and operators on GetMyBoat sometimes have their own individual age requirements for renting, so inquire with them on their minimum age when you send a booking inquiry.

How old do you have to be to rent a jet ski?

To rent a jet ski independently, you have to be at least 18 years old. Often 16 & 17 year olds can operate a jet ski rental if they have a guardian present to sign a waiver for them. No one under the age of 16 should operate a jet ski without being in direct supervision of a parent or guardian.

How many people can I bring on my boat rental?

The boat's capacity will vary depending on the captain’s licensing rules, size of the boat, style of the boat, and the location you’re renting in. Every boat listing on GetMyBoat indicates the maximum number of people allowed on the boat, so you’ll know before inquiring if it will suit your group’s size.

Do I have to rent a boat with a captain?

Whether or not you rent a boat with a captain will depend on many factors. If you do not have boating experience - it is recommended that you book a boat rental with a captain service for safety. Some locations require that renters have a licensed captain onboard operating the boat at all times. If you do have boating experience and want to rent a boat without a captain, in most locations you are able to rent it bareboat to go on your own. Ask the boat rental service provider for information on renting a boat without a captain and let them know information about your boating experience.

Where should I go with my boat rental?

When you rent a boat, it’s a great idea to do some research on your own or ask the boat owner/company for recommendations if you’re not from the area. With a boat rental, popular places to venture to include sandbars, islands, beaches, coves, and waterfront restaurants. It’s a good idea to inquire with the boat owner for recommendations on what to do and advice on navigating there safely.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need your own insurance to rent a boat.

Are lifejackets Included in the price of a boat rental?

Most boat owners and boat rental services will include all lifejackets and safety equipment within the price of your listing. It’s always a good idea to ask where the equipment is located onboard before you leave the dock. Your captain or the owner should give you a briefing at the beginning of your rental experience, so you’re aware of all safety features and equipment on the boat.

Boating Licenses

Can anyone rent a boat in Key Largo?

To rent a boat in Key Largo you must be 18 years of age and have completed a boater safety education course. If you have a boating license from another state, this can apply to the requirements to rent a boat in Key Largo.

Where can I take a boating safety course?

Many boat safety courses are offered online and you can earn a certificate that will qualify you to rent a boat on your own. You can also often take in-person boating lessons which will teach you the necessary hands-on skills to operate a boat independently. Check out BoatEd for more information on local boating safety requirements and courses. You can also check out our Top Boating Safety Tips resources.

Do you need a boat license to rent a boat in Key Largo?

Boat license rules depend on your age. If you were born after 1988 you will need to complete a boat safety education course and receive a safety identification card. Check out BoatEd for more information on earning a boat safety card so you can rent a boat in Key Largo. For more information please check out our Boating Laws and Regulations by State Guide and download our Boating Safety Checklist.

Boating Safety Education Identification Card

Yes, You Need a Boater Education Card if You:
  • Were born after 1/1/88
  • Failed to complete an approved boating safety course in your state
  • Operate a 10+ horsepower boat
  • Operate in state or federal waters
  • Did not complete an approved boating safety course out of state
  • Are not accompanied by a person who is 18+ years old with a Boating Safety Education Identification Card
  • Are not accompanied by a person who was born before 1/1/88
No, You Don’t Need a Boater Education Card if You:
  • Were born before 1/1/88
  • Obtained a Boating Safety Education Identification Card
  • Completed an approved boater safety course in another state
  • Operate a less than 10 horsepower motor boat
  • Operate on a private lake or pond
  • Accompanied by a person who is 18+ years old who has a Boating Safety Education Identification Card
  • Accompanied by a person who was born before 1/1/88
  • Accompanied by a person licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard
How much is a Boater Education Card?

A Boater Education Card will cost anywhere from $0-$50 depending on the type of test you take and if you want your ID card professionally printed.

How long is a Boater Education Card good for?

A Boating Safety Education Identification Card has no expiration date, however, the temporary safety course certificate (proof of online course completion that you can print out and use before the ID card comes) expires after 90 days.

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