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Where to sail… 

Fort Lauderdale offers an impressive "playground" for boaters to take advantage of. If you charter a yacht in the area, you can spend your day cruising around the homes and inland landscapes of the canals. You can also consider these places to set sail to:

  • Miami- This vacation hotspot is only a short ride away from Fort Lauderdale and has lots to offer as well. From world-class beaches, trendy nightlife, to unique art and culture- Miami will keep you on your toes!
  • The Bahamas yacht rental- It may be a surprise to many, but Bimini is only 50 nautical miles away. With over 700 islands that have dreamy beaches and exotic landscapes to discover, an island-hopping tour is a perfect way to get a feel for the Bahamian way of life.
  • Key Largo- Head for the Florida Keys and be sure to make your first stop at Key Largo. Heaven for scuba divers and snorkelers- explore the nearby coral reefs and get a glance at ‘Christ of the Deep.’

Things to do and see in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a thriving city with lots of things to see and do. Be sure to spend at least one day on the water, enjoying watersports, beaches, and relaxing- and for the rest of your time, consider looking into these activities:

  • Plan a boat tour and admire the beautiful inland landscapes and Millionaire’s Row
  • Going shopping on Las Olas Boulevard
  • Set sail for a day of fun at the sand bars
  • Plan your visit for the end of October/early November and attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
  • Grab a bike and cycle along the Riverwalk
  • Sunbath at one of Ft. Lauderdale’s Blue Wave Certified Beaches (Dania Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Hillsboro Beach, Pompano Beach…)
  • Learn about historical landmarks like Pier 66 and Port Everglades
  • Go freshwater and saltwater fishing
  • Dock’n’dine for a delicious waterfront meal
  • Host a bachelorette party onboard a yacht and sightsee
  • Take a walk through the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Can I charter a yacht with a skipper in Fort Lauderdale?

Yes, no problem! There are plenty of boats that can be rented with a skipper in Fort Lauderdale.

With an experienced captain, don’t worry about navigation and docking. Instead, sit back and relax and let them show you all the best spots and hidden gems of the Ft. Lauderdale area. And remember, requesting a captain and/or a crew may be considered an additional service depending on the boat owner. 

A Fort Lauderdale boat rental with Click&Boat

With Click&Boat, the world’s #1 boat rental service, you can pick from a large selection of vessels: motorboats, catamarans, yachts, pontoon boats, jet skis, and sailboats. And depending on your credentials and sailing experience, you may charter a yacht in Fort Lauderdale with or without a captain.

Booking a boat rental has never been so easy! With over 40,000 boats to choose from, an integrated messaging tool for owners and renters, and a team of experienced advisors ready on deck- planning your next boating trip is simple.

So let’s get boating!  

FAQs for yacht charter bookings in Fort Lauderdale 

What kind of boats can I rent in Fort Lauderdale?

In Ft. Lauderdale, you can rent sailboats, catamarans, and yachts. However, motorboats are the most popular.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat with Click&Boat?

No, you do not need a boat license to rent with Click&Boat; however, if you do not have one, you will need to rent a boat with a skipper.

Can you rent a fishing charter with Click&Boat?

Yes, there are several fishing charters available on Click&Boat’s platform.

When is the best time to visit Fort Lauderdale?

Ft. Lauderdale can be enjoyed all year-round; however, it is suggested that March to May is the best time to visit because there are fewer visitors, and daily temperatures remain warm. June to August is when Ft. Lauderdale is at its most humid and rainiest. From September to November, there is still the possibility of rain. And December to January remains Ft. Lauderdale’s peak season with many tourists and higher prices.

Which airport will I be using when flying to Fort Lauderdale?

You can fly into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), which is about a 15-minute car ride to Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Or you can also choose to fly into Miami International Airport (MIA), which is 25 miles away, and about a 45-minute car ride to Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

What is the water temperature in Fort Lauderdale?

The water temperature from November to March can be anywhere between 71- and 76-degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 24 degrees Celsius). And from April to October, the water temperature can be between 77- and 86-degrees Fahrenheit (25 to 30 degrees Celsius).

Are there any dockside dining options?

South Port Raw Bar, 15th Street Fisheries, Pelican Landing, and Coconuts are all dockside restaurants located in Ft. Lauderdale. Don’t forget to check out other dockside eating options in neighboring towns like Hollywood and Boca Raton.

How far away is Ft. Lauderdale from the Bahamas and how long would it take to get there?

Bimini, Bahamas is 50 nautical miles away from Fort Lauderdale. Crowded ferries take about 2 hours to make the journey, depending on ocean conditions and your rental boat, it may take you more or less time.

Are there any sandbars in Ft. Lauderdale?

Yes, try Fort Lauderdale Sandbar, also known as “The Triangle,” Sylvan Lake, Whiskey Creek, The Spit, and Beer Can Island.

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Yacht Charter in Fort Lauderdale with Click&Boat

Known for its many water canals and marinas, Fort Lauderdale belongs to the northern metropolitan area of Miami and is easily accessible due to its large airport: The Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.

With 300 miles of waterways and 40,000 resident boats, this city has often been called "The boating capital of the World" or "The Venice of America." It is also worth mentioning that the city also hosts the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest shows in the United States. Needless to say that it is very popular among tourists and locals.

In Fort Lauderdale, you will find picturesque beaches with large piers, and people roller skating along the beach's boardwalk. It is the perfect city to rent a boat in because of the numerous full-service marinas and beautiful waters waiting for you to navigate.

How much does it cost to charter a boat in Fort Lauderdale?

When it comes to renting a boat in Fort Lauderdale, prices are dependent on a few important factors. Like, the type of boat, onboard capacity, if it’s peak or low season, and if additional services (captain/crew) have been requested. So for your next boat rental, make sure you consider these factors when choosing the best boat for your wants and needs!

  • The average boat rental in Fort Lauderdale costs between €600/day to €1,000/day.
  • Rent a motorboat for as low as €300/day and on average no more than €1,200/day.
  • A sailboat rental costs between €625/day and €800/day for up to 6 guests.
  • If you’re looking to sail in a bigger group, consider a catamaran rental which typically costs between €900/day and €1,200/day for a group of 12 people on board.
  • Luxury yacht charters in Fort Lauderdale range between €2,200/day and €12,000/day when accommodating up to 12 guests.
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While on the water we saw beautiful houses and boats/yachts. It was a great experience and weather held up beautifully. It was our first time in the boat and we didn’t have any trouble driving in the water with other boats. Surrounding boaters were friendly and respectful. Will definitely rent again.


Great place to enjoy the water all year round. Excellent restaurant's and bars on the water. Would highly recommend visiting the area.


Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida's southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. The Strip is a promenade running along oceanside highway A1A. It's lined with upscale outdoor restaurants, bars, boutiques and luxury hotels. Other attractions include the International Swimming Hall of Fame, with pools and a museum of memorabilia, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, featuring trails and a lagoon.

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