Fort Lauderdale is an excellent destination for boat rentals and yacht charters. With 165 miles of canals that will take you past incredible mansions, a boat day is a must. You can explore New River, see Las Olas from the water, sip cocktails and stop at sandbars like the Triangle Sandbar or Whiskey Creek.
With a boat charter, you can cruise to nearby beaches like Pompano Beach, Dania Beach, or stop at the floating restaurant, Jay's Sandbar.
Ready to rent a boat in Fort Lauderdale? Here are some of our best captains and boat owners to check out and send a booking inquiry!
Want to enjoy exploring Fort Lauderdale with a local captain and guide? Olaf is your guy, and you and 5 friends can enjoy cruising on his 28’ Pro Kat Center Console. It’s a great boat for all kinds of water activities. Explore the canals, the Intracoastal, or anchor on one of the sandbars and swim around. Captain Olaf has been boating, fishing, and exploring this area for over a decade and will take you where you need to go. With prices starting at $120/hour, it’s an affordable rental for groups enjoying Fort Lauderdale.
“Olaf and his boat exceeded our expectations! We went to the sand bar to float around, cruised the ocean, and even used his goggles to see fish! We also lucked out and saw dolphins! Highly recommend!!!” - Meghan, Sept 2021
Captain Aaron is your full-time host and tour guide to enjoy the boating lifestyle of Fort Lauderdale. He aims to make your day on the water in this city as amazing as possible, so you can let him know your preferred itinerary and what you want to see and do while boating in Fort Lauderdale!
Captain Aaron’s yacht is a 40’ Sea Ray Sundancer named “Life Is Good.” The vessel is equipped with a stereo system that you can connect your boat day playlist to, a full galley, 2 staterooms, and 2 heads (bathrooms). There is a freshwater shower too, perfect for rinsing after a swim. Bring your food and drinks on board - there is a large cooler and refrigerator for keeping your beverages ice cold.
“I would definitely recommend Aaron to everyone. He was great at communicating, very honest, and accommodating. His yacht is very clean, spacious, comfortable and looks brand new. We had such a great time, I would definitely book with him again 👌🏽” - Lisa, June 2021
Want to enjoy Fort Lauderdale by sailboat instead of a motor? Captain Charles has you covered. Charter his 39’ Catalina sailboat for up to 6 people for $125/hour, with a minimum booking of 4-hours. You'll be out sailing the sea in no time!
Captain Charles is a native Floridian, born in Miami Beach. He has his USCG Masters 50 Ton license with the Sailing Endorsement. He has been a sailor his whole life and is very familiar and experienced with navigating in the Fort Lauderdale area. He will provide you and your crew with an unforgettable experience sailing in Fort Lauderdale.
“This will be the best experience you ever had! It was my first time on a sailboat, and Captain Charles gave me and my husband all the information we needed to ensure a pleasurable experience! The weather was beautiful, his boat Daffy was clean and lovely, and Captain Charles was ready to go! I smiled the entire 4 hours and I'll never forget this experience. We WILL be back!!🌹🤗🌻” - Audra, August 2021
Enjoy a custom, fun experience cruising the waters of Fort Lauderdale onboard this gorgeous Sea Ray Yacht. Captain Muffie and his team of captains will show you all the sites and stop for a swim along the way. Bring up to 12 people on this luxury yacht for a fun and relaxing day cruising around Fort Lauderdale.
What else is included? Roll out the Lily Pad and lounge in the water. Connect your Spotify playlist to the boat’s Bluetooth speaker system to enjoy your favorite songs during your yacht day. Sunbathe on the boat deck, or have the captain stop at a sandbar to jump off the boat for a bit and meet other boaters!
“Absolutely amazing !!!!!!! This was my first family vacation and this made our trip even more amazing. Book with this boat, you will not be disappointed.” - Gerridain, August 2021
Let's have a fun and safe time on the water! Captain Ray has over 30 years of experience in boating and will guarantee you and your guests a phenomenal time in Fort Lauderdale. His yacht is a 45-foot Sea Ray Sundancer with 2 Staterooms and 2 full bathrooms with showers, perfect for rinsing off after you swim or snorkel at a sandbar.
Need to prepare food while boating? The yacht is fully equipped with A/C, stove, microwave, 2 refrigerators, and a huge freezer. Ice and bottled water are also provided on the charter too.
Captain Ray’s charters are a minimum of 4-hours, which is a half-day cruise. Want more time on the water? Book an 8-hour full-day charter. His team will also pick your party up and drop off anywhere around the greater Fort Lauderdale area without extra charge, which is a massive bonus if you don’t want to drive to the marina. Book with Captain Ray for your bachelorette party, birthday party, wedding parties, anniversaries, or even a Memorial Service for scattering ashes at sea. There are many reasons to rent, and Captain Ray and his crew are here to help.
“We had an absolute blast!! The yacht was beautiful and perfect for our crew of 9! Plenty of space for us to lounge, move about, dance and store all the food we brought to eat throughout the day. Loved that we could customize the day to check out the sites we were interested in seeing- highly recommend stopping at the sandbar and getting in the water! Speakers were perfect too for connecting our phones to jam out to our fav music. This was definitely the highlight to our weekend!!” - Nicole, Sept 2021
Captain Angie is here to help make your yachting experience the best! Her team of captains are avid boaters with over 30 years of experience with a passion for boats and yachts, making them wonderful guides on the water.
Cruise in the Ft Lauderdale canals where you'll see eye-popping mansions along Millionaire's Row, the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and private islands. Plan your perfect yacht charter itinerary with Angie and her team. You can book a day at the Sandbar at Fort Lauderdale or visit Haulover Sandbar in Miami. Cruise to Lake Boca’s sandbar or enjoy a canal tour in Ft. Lauderdale. Check out Star Island or enjoy a sunset cruise for a romantic experience. There are so many ways to enjoy boating in Fort Lauderdale and around south Florida with Angie. No need to bring your own ice - there’s an ice maker onboard!
“Booked this boat for a bachelorette party with 7 ladies. We cruised down to the Haulover sandbar and threw out some floaties! Gary was the captain and he was knowledgeable, patient and kind. He had the cooler loaded with ice for our beverages when we got there. This was a big hit for the group, and we had a ton of fun dancing and playing in the water!” - Ashley, July 2021
Want to go cruising but don’t have a ton of time? Captain Eddie is an avid yachtsman, and he has only a 2-hour minimum on his yacht charters. Eddie has been in the yachting industry since 1985 and operating charters in South Florida and the Bahamas since 1998. His boat is a SeaRay Express Cruiser, and it can take you and 7 other people onboard to explore more of Dania Beach and Ft Lauderdale.
“Capt Eddie was awesome!! Boat was super nice, clean, and like new!! This was my daughter’s very first yacht ride and we will definitely be booking with Capt Eddie again!!” - Toni, August 2021
Todd is a fun-loving and experienced boat captain. He has been hosting guests on the water for over 40 years and knows how to make a boating experience unforgettable. Charter his gorgeous Viking Princess yacht, refurbished in 2019, perfect for hosting a special event in Fort Lauderdale. Rates as low as $600 per hour and minimum booking of 5 hours for up to 13 guests onboard.
Yacht charter rates on Captain Todd’s boat include a captain, first mate, slow cruise fuel, water, ice, towels, Bluetooth stereo, and a swimming mat. Their tours range from Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key Biscayne.