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Find The Best Boat Rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Average of 129 reviews in this area.
13 listings
Open Cruiser in Bradenton or Sarasota
day$435
Anna Maria IslandPower
Super Owner9 guests

Open Cruiser in Bradenton or Sarasota

24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island
day$700
Anna Maria IslandBowrider
Super Owner9 guests

24ft Yamaha Bowrider near Anna Maria Island

2018 12 Person Pontoon
hour$70
Anna Maria IslandPower
12 guests

2018 12 Person Pontoon

2018 12 Person Pontoon
hour$70
Anna Maria IslandPower
12 guests

2018 12 Person Pontoon

Renting a boat on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a small, barrier island off the coast of west Florida near St. Petersburg. It’s the perfect location for renting a boat or booking a water experience, since here you can enjoy stunning sunsets, cruising the waves, and soaking up the sun nearly any time of year. If you're visiting with your family, rent a pontoon or a powerboat (or ski boat) for a fun time cruising around Anna Maria Island. You can enjoy watersports like wakeboarding or tubing, a super fun option if you're traveling with kids or adventurous companions.

Are you looking for a fun day out with the guys or are your kids obsessed with fishing? Rent a fishing boat for a fun fishing trip on Anna Maria Island, or book a fishing charter with a local guide to take you to the best fishing spots around Anna Maria Island, around Rod and Reel Pier, or cruise to Shell Key Reserve Park.

Another popular experience on Anna Maria Island is a dolphin tour - it’s a great way to see and connect with these creatures in the wild.

When booking a boat trip or fishing charter on Anna Maria Island, you can choose between going out yourself or hiring a captain. With a captain, you don’t have to worry about navigating, which can make the boating experience much more relaxing. Book a boat tour with a captain for a sunset cruise, dinner cruise, harbor tour, or another type of tour by boat around Anna Maria Island. Boat charters with captains on Anna Maria Island are perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, family gatherings, and other special celebrations.

For travelers and folks on vacation who want to enjoy a workout while soaking up the sun on Anna Maria Island, renting a kayak is a fantastic option. Paddlesports rentals are not only a great way to get out on the waves, but you’ll get in an upper body workout, making it a good way to keep up your fitness.

When booking your boat rental on Anna Maria Island, make sure to ask clarifying questions when getting it organized. If you’re renting with a captain and crew, inquire if gratuity is included, make sure you understand all charges i.e. fuel surcharges, and coordinate the drop-off and pick up locations. It’s a good idea to ask if any special extras are included and make sure the boat capacity can accommodate your group size.

Things to See and Do by Boat on Anna Maria Island

Good places to go boating around Anna Maria Island include off the coast of the beaches like Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Egmont Key. The waters are typically calm, and you can boat out in the open Gulf or in the more protected waterways between Anna Maria Island and mainland Florida.

Some restaurants to check out right on the waterfront and perfect to enjoy during a boat day include The Waterfront Restaurant, The Sandbar Restaurant, Rod and Reel Pier, and Island Ocean Star. Dock your boat and relax while admiring views of the ocean.

When you rent a boat on Anna Maria Island, you can add watersports equipment to your boat rental to enjoy your boating day even more, especially if you’re visiting with some adventurous travelers. Waterskiing, tubing, and wakeboarding on the ocean can be incredibly fun experiences to have while visiting Anna Maria Island.

About Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to rent a boat. Cruise around the stunning coastline, basking in the sun and admiring the beaches of the island from your private watercraft. It’s also a great spot for fishing charters and seeing dolphins on a dolphin tour.

When preparing for your boat rental, stop off at Publix Supermarket at nearby Holmes Beach, the Anna Maria General Store, or Island Fresh Market. Stop here to get food and drinks to bring onboard, and don’t forget to stock up your cooler with ice.

The best time of year to visit Anna Maria Island for boating and outdoor activities is within the early autumn months or early summer. Peak summer of June, July and August can be unbearably hot and humid with a lot of rain. September and October will have less precipitation and more manageable temperatures, while still being warm enough to swim and enjoy a boat rental. Enjoy the beaches, the gentle waves, and the sunshine of Anna Maria Island.

A few accommodation options on Anna Maria Island include the Dream Inn, Tortuga Inn, Waterline Marina, and Mainsail Beach Inn. There are lots of beach resorts and holiday homes to choose from to rent for the perfect boating and beach vacation on Anna Maria Island.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Anna Maria Island.

  1. BB
    Bryan
    Beautiful Deck Boat with ample seating perfect for a family to lounge, fish, swim and tube all day right on Anna Maria Island. Insurance Included

    Booked a boat that was still in the shop being repaired. So it wasn’t ready for us for the weekend. However Meghan was fantastic. She offered us a great deal on her bigger boat. She was always very communicative and quick to reply to any questions. Her husband was a great guy. Very nice. Would love to rent from them again. Boat was nice. It had a small issue with acceleration and getting up to speed. When we told him he was very open to hearing issues and thankful we told him. Said he would clean the injection lines which will solve the problem, so that won’t be an issue after today. Overall we had a great time with the boat and they were both great. If you can rent from the them, go ahead.

  2. TL
    Tana
    Gorgeous Bowrider for groups of up to 10! Enjoy Anna Maria in style. Perfect for exploring the area and hanging at a sandbar!

    Thank you so much to the owners who made our day on the water simply perfect. They were wonderful from start to finish; from booking to departure. The boat was in great condition and was exactly what we needed for our bigger group. Can't recommend or thank them enough!

  3. SB
    Stephen
    Beautiful Deck Boat with ample seating perfect for a family to lounge, fish, swim and tube all day right on Anna Maria Island. Insurance Included

    Meghan rented my family and I her boat with only two days notice. Despite launching fifteen minutes late, she still let us use the full four hours we paid for. She responded immediately and the price was beyond reasonable. Five star experience. We will definitely be back!

  4. TS
    Tammy
    Gorgeous Bowrider for groups of up to 10! Enjoy Anna Maria in style. Perfect for exploring the area and hanging at a sandbar!

    We are new to the area (and to living near the ocean) so knew we for sure that we wanted a boat with a captain. We were celebrating my husband’s 51st birthday (because 50 was a bummer year-thanks Covid). Martin took us to some beautiful spots and we had a great day (even though the water was a little choppy). We’d definitely book with them again.

  5. dc
    dara
    2018 12 Person Pontoon

    we absolutely love this boat! we rented it to celebrate a family member's 60th birthday, and we couldn't have had a more perfect experience. karrie and mike are beyond nice, and they made everything so easy for us. we definitely recommend renting this boat! thank you karrie & mike!

  6. MB
    Mary
    Beautiful Deck Boat with ample seating perfect for a family to lounge, fish, swim and tube all day right on Anna Maria Island. Insurance Included

    So Easy and pleasant to work with! Gave us great advice on boating lanes and instruction on their awesome GPS system. Very friendly and helpful - nice boat! We had a great time - went down the intercoastal about 5 miles to Beer Can Island and back. Walked a couple of sand bars and saw lots of dolphins! Added so much to our vacation!