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Boat rental in Key West, FL with Click&Boat

Anyone who’s ever visited Key West, Florida will tell you that it’s one of a kind. The southernmost point of the continental United States is a popular destination for every type of traveler. As soon as you arrive, vacation mode switches on and it’s as if you’re on a tropical island.

Key West is known for being quirky, artsy, laidback, and eccentric. Art galleries, boutique shops, dive bars, and seafood restaurants line the streets of this walkable city. Despite being a tropical destination, beaches aren’t too popular among locals and tourists. It’s more about getting on the water on a motorboat, catamaran, sailboat, or luxury yacht.

Boat rental in Key West is available with Click&Boat! We have plenty of vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising around the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas National Park. 

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

There are many factors to consider that may affect the price of a Florida Keys boat rental. The model, type, and size of the vessel, as well as the tourist season, may influence the price. Optional extras such as a captain and/or crew, fishing equipment, and snorkeling gear may also be added to the final price as well.

  • Motorboat rentals start as low as approximately $541/day but on average cost between $1,000/day for about 6 guests.
  • If you are looking for a pontoon party boat rental, expect to pay around $600/two hours for up to 26 guests.
  • A luxury yacht rental in Key West starts at around $9,000/day for 12 guests.
  • Catamaran charters in Key West start at $729/day and can reach up to $1,500/day for up to 12 people.
  • The average cost for a Key West sailboat rental is, on average, about $1,100/day for 6 people. But there are also a variety of other packages available such as 2-hour sunset cruises starting at $400. 

Boating destinations in Key West

Key West is surrounded by water on all sides, so boating opportunities are endless. The gulf side is rather shallow and takes a bit of navigation knowledge to get around the basins. The Atlantic side is more of a boater-friendly playground, where you can navigate to smaller keys or coral reefs. Here are some places you can visit on your boat rental from Key West:

  • Sand Key Lighthouse is an awesome spot for snorkeling. You’re bound to see barracuda, nurse sharks, and other tropical fish here. Mooring buoys are available on a first-come basis.
  • Boca Chica Sandbar is a popular spot about three miles northeast of Key West. Your captain can safely anchor so you can jump out of the boat and meet the locals.
  • Ballast Key is about 8 miles west of Key West and is home to protected wildlife and native plants.
  • Take your motorboat rental to Islamorada and grab lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants.
  • Navigate your way to Key Largo and stop at Ocean Reef Club for golf and dinner.
  • Keen to explore the other keys? Check out Little Palm Island Resort for lunch.
  • Ask your captain about taking your private yacht charter to Dry Tortugas National Park. It’s about 70 miles west of Key West and only accessible by boat. It’s a beautiful destination for exploring, camping, or getting off the grid.
  • If you booked a multi-day Key West yacht rental, plan a trip to The Bahamas with your captain! 

Things to do and see in Key West

Key West is one of those destinations that you never want to leave. Heck, you might even find yourself saying “I want to move here” because it’s that awesome. For a small area of land, there are plenty of things to do. But you might find that the lifestyle of Key West promotes relaxation and doing… nothing. Here are the best things to do in Key West:

  • First stop in Key West should be the Green Parrot Bar. Order an ice-cold beer and get yourself into Key West mode.
  • The Conch Tour Train is a great tour of Key West where a guide will share some of its histories and drive past local attractions.
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic Park has watersport rentals, a beach, and a fort that you can tour.
  • Go to Mallary Square during sunset to watch street performers and shop for local goods from vendors.
  • Snap a photo in front of the Southernmost Point Buoy.
  • Bike ride along A1A for incredible ocean views.
  • Book a snorkeling tour so you can explore the Florida Barrier Reef!
  • Embark on a fishing charter with the hopes of catching wild mahi-mahi.
  • A sunset cruise on a Key West yacht charter is an unbeatable experience.
  • Spend the morning at Higgs Beach Park where you can splash around at a small beach.
  • Rent a boat in Key West to get on the water and explore more of the Florida Keys!

Rent a boat with a captain in Key West

Click&Boat offers plenty of boat rental options with a captain or crew. When you rent a boat with a captain, you can appreciate the boating experience more without worrying about navigation, anchorage, docking, or maritime laws in Florida. A captain and/or crew may come as an additional cost to your rental, depending on the size of the boat, the number of crew, and other requests.

Once you find a couple of boats that fit your expectations and budget, send a message to the captain using our internal messaging system. This way, you can clarify any questions about your boat rental in Key West, or the overall experience. Then all you have to do is book a yacht and enjoy the water! After your rental, be sure to leave a review about your experience and the boat!

The best time to visit Key West

If you are looking for the best time for a boat rental in Key West, why not book your vacation in December or January? During the winter months, the weather is still pretty warm and there is much less rain compared to other months of the year. The average temperature is 75°F in December and 73°F in January. There is only an average of 25mm/month of precipitation in December and 31mm/month in January. The water temperature stays warm year-round, so don’t let the idea of winter scare you away from your boat rental in Key West.

Key West has a tropical climate which means that it is warm year-round and has both a wet and dry season. The rainiest months in Key West are August, September and October, so it is best to avoid these months if you want a relaxing, dry Key West boat rental experience.

Also, if you are looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of other tourists, definitely aim to visit Key West in January. In booking just after Christmas break, you will be able to have your perfect, peaceful boat rental experience.  

How much does it cost to charter Boat in Key West?

Chartering Boat in Key West can cost from $250.00 per day for small boats and up to $16,000.00 for larger boats.

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18 ago 2021
Fun place with beautiful waters and nice reefs for snorkeling or diving. Good food and bars onshore also.