Rent a boat in Fort Lauderdale at the best price

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Rinker QX18 (2020)

Fort Lauderdale
8
Without captain
 12 · Super owner

From $429 per day

Brand New 2020 Rinker Q3-1 for 12 people 200 HP (2020)

Fort Lauderdale
12
Without captain
 9 · Super owner

From $558 per day

Motor yacht Perishing Epic 80 (2010)

Fort Lauderdale
12
With or without a captain

From $5,933 per day

Motor yacht Absolute 72 (2016)

Fort Lauderdale
12
With or without a captain

From $5,675 per day

Brand New 2020 Rinker Q3 2 for 12 people 200 HP (2020)

Fort Lauderdale
12
Without captain
 8 · Super owner

From $558 per day

Rinker 196 Captiva (2014)

Fort Lauderdale
9
Without captain
 8 · Super owner

From $558 per day

Catalina 387 (2008)

Fort Lauderdale
2
With captain
 6 · Super owner

From $995 per day

Brand New 2020 Rinker Q35 - for 12 people 200 HP (2020)

Fort Lauderdale
12
Without captain
 6 · Super owner

From $558 per day

Best price - all included (captain + gas + parking + ice & water) (2021)

Fort Lauderdale
6
With or without a captain

From $15 per day

Sea Ray Sundancer 40 (1998)

Fort Lauderdale
4
With captain
 7 · Super owner

From $1,451 per day

NEW Attention wherever you go. Speed, Comfort (2019)

Fort Lauderdale
12
Without captain
 4 · Super owner

From $1,396 per day

Hurricane SS188 SE great for a day at the Sandbar or cruising the Intercoastal (2015)

Fort Lauderdale
10
Without captain
 3 · Private

From $500 per day

NEW 2020 Rinker QX18 OB (2020)

Fort Lauderdale
8
Without captain
 7 · Super owner

From $429 per day

Vista View 22RC Tri-Toon (2021)

Fort Lauderdale
12
With or without a captain

From $631 per day

Veranda 22RC (2021)

Fort Lauderdale
12
Without captain

From $645 per day

Motorboat Custom HD8 300hp (2021)

Fort Lauderdale
12
With or without a captain

From $15 per day

11 Passenger Pontoon Boat (2020)

Fort Lauderdale
11
With captain

From $1,075 per day

13 passenger Pontoon Boat (2020)

Fort Lauderdale
13
With captain

From $1,075 per day

Boat rental in Fort Lauderdale

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.

Where to sail in Fort Lauderdale?

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.

Rent a boat in Fort Lauderdale to explore the Venice of America. Click&Boat can help you find a crewed or bareboat charter for a full day or half-day on the water. Whether you’re planning a big fishing trip or a leisurely cruise along the Intercoastal Waterway, consider these boating destinations from Fort Lauderdale:

  • Sail your yacht charter along the New River, which cuts through downtown Fort Lauderdale. Along the way, you’ll see luxury waterfront properties and condos that will make you wonder how people afford to live here.
  • Stop for a splash at Laudy Lagoon, a sandbar in the Intercoastal Waterway that’s packed with party boats on the weekends.
  • Cruise your Fort Lauderdale boat rental north to Bokampers Bar & Grill, it’s an excellent sports bar with dockage for vessels of all sizes.
  • Stop by 15th Street Fisheries and order the blackened mahi-mahi sandwich for lunch!
  • Take a slow cruise down to Hollywood, Florida, and dock at Hollywood Marina to explore the lively beach boardwalk.
  • With a smaller vessel, ask your captain about stopping at Whiskey Creek, a hidden local spot with beach access and kayaking.
  • Zip into the ocean and boat along the beach north to Boca Raton or West Palm Beach.
  • For overnight yacht charters from Fort Lauderdale, consider traveling to Key West, The Bahamas, or Jupiter.

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

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.

  • The average boat rental in Fort Lauderdale costs between $600/day to $1,000/day.
  • Motorboat rental starts at $300/day and can cost up to $6,000/day, depending on the number of passengers.
  • A sailboat rental in Fort Lauderdale costs between $800/day and $1,500/day for up to 6 guests.
  • If you’re looking to sail in a bigger group, consider a catamaran rental at $7,500/day for a group of 50 people on board.
  • Luxury yacht charters in Fort Lauderdale range between $2,200/day and $12,000/day when accommodating up to 12 guests.

The harbors in Fort Lauderdale

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. 

Start and end your adventure safely at one of these marinas:

  • Bahia Mar Yachting Center is on A1A across the street from the beach. This full-service marina hosts hundreds of boat slips for yachts of all sizes and includes facilities such as restaurants, shopping, and bathrooms.
  • You’re most likely to start your boat rental in Fort Lauderdale at Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center. It’s a huge, full-service marina with plenty of slips. Starting here is fun because you get to travel along the New River and get acquainted with the city.
  • Sunrise Harbor Marina is another likely spot where you might start/end your yacht charter. This harbor is situated directly on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.
  • Riverfront Marina is a casual and laid-back marina featuring amenities such as a swimming pool, convenience store, a bar and grill, and much more.

What can you see/do 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:

  • Book reservations for brunch on Las Olas Boulevard.
  • Bar hop in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Wharf, America’s Backyard, Township, and Beer Garden are all lively outdoor venues.
  • Rent a scooter and travel along A1A.
  • Spend the day at Fort Lauderdale Beach. Get there early as parking gets crazy.
  • Bikeride through Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
  • Dock n’ dine at various waterfront restaurants. 15th Street Fisheries, Southport, Coconuts, and Bokampers all offer dockage for boats.
  • Book a half-day fishing charter and cruise into the Atlantic.
  • Rent a boat in Fort Lauderdale with Click&Boat and rock up to one of the sandbars for a fun day in the sun.

Renting a boat with a skipper

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.

What boat should I rent?

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!

When is the best time to go?

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.

Our nearest destinations to Fort Lauderdale

In Fort Lauderdale, privately owned boats are available for rental. See other boats in the area.

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Florina
May 12, 2020
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.
Captain
Mar 9, 2020
Great place to enjoy the water all year round. Excellent restaurant's and bars on the water. Would highly recommend visiting the area.
Michael
Apr 17, 2019
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.
Daniel
Mar 1, 2019
Intercoastal waterways are fun, especially the mansions (floating and on land). The signage can be a little confusing (some of the locals seem to think no-wake means "full throttle.") The Lauderdale Marina is great for refueling (the boat and the people) and the staff is super helpful. If you plan to go intercoastal, give yourself plenty of time. If the waves are calm out to sea, a trip to Miami is also worth a day's trip.