Fort Lauderdale, Florida is often referred to as the “Venice of America.” Over 300 miles of canals split off from Intercoastal Waterway and weave through the city. Yachting and luxury lifestyle define Fort Lauderdale, which is also called “the yachting capital of the world.” Expensive cars, excessive yachts, multimillion-dollar homes, and world-class hospitality turn this city into a high-end destination.
While the city often gets overlooked by Miami, Ft Lauderdale is one of the best destinations in Florida to get on the water by cruise, boat, yacht, paddleboard, kayak, or jetski. Boat rental in Fort Lauderdale is available with Click&Boat. We have plenty of vessels ranging in size and purpose for cruising the beautiful waterways of South Florida.
Locals will say that you can travel almost anywhere in Fort Lauderdale by boat (it’s a big city!). Water taxis, tours, boat rentals, private yachts, and jetskis cruise the waterways stopping at sandbars, restaurants, attractions, or residences. Boaters can travel north on the Intercoastal Waterway to Pompano Beach or Boca Raton, or travel south to Dania Beach or Miami.
Prices for boat rentals in Fort Lauderdale vary depending on the type of boat, onboard capacity, if it’s peak or low season, and additional services (captain/crew). For instance, a newer motorboat rental may cost more than chartering an older sailboat. Plus, you have to consider extras including water toys, snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, or captain/crew.
You’re never too far away from a Fort Lauderdale marina. With over 40,000 resident yachts and boats cruising the waterways, they have to dock somewhere. Within the Intercoastal Waterway are plenty of harbors and marinas for boat rentals in Fort Lauderdale.
If you haven’t noticed by now, Fort Lauderdale isn’t your average city. Being able to travel anywhere by boat makes it unique and provides plenty of opportunities to get on the water and enjoy the outdoors. But when you’re not cruising the canals on a luxury yacht, here are some ideas for fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale:
The state of Florida allows boaters to cruise without a boating license. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea to rent a boat without a boating license. Click&Boat offers plenty of boat rental options with experienced captains in Fort Lauderdale to make it easy for you! When you rent a boat with a captain, you get to enjoy more of the boating adventure without worrying about navigation, anchorage, docking, or boating laws in Florida.
Having a local captain assist with your yacht rental in Fort Lauderdale is a game-changer for an unforgettable sailing, boating, sightseeing, snorkeling, or fishing experience. 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 possible requests.
The boat you should rent depends purely on what type of boating experience you are looking for. For those who wish to have more of a hands-off experience, a yacht charter may be the best option. For others looking to spend the day out on the water fishing or try some water sports, look into our wide selection of motorboats. Whatever your adventure, you are sure to find something with Click&Boat!
If you’re looking to get the most out of your boat charter experience in Fort Lauderdale, the best time would be somewhere between December straight to April. During this period, you will experience a warm climate, perfect for escaping the cold winter temperatures.
In Fort Lauderdale, privately owned boats are available for rental. See other boats in the area.