The Best Boat Hires in St Petersburg Florida
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What to know about hiring a boat in Saint Petersburg
There's a variety of boat hire options in Saint Petersburg, offering everything from yachts to jetskis. St. Pete's is in Pinellas County, which has more registered boats than any other county in Florida. the calm waters and great weather during most of the year make it the perfect spot for special events and family holidays.
Boating is one of the best ways to discover the city of St. Petersburg. Caladesi Island is a fantastic state park to access by boat where you can see dolphins and comb the beach for beautiful shells. Egmont Key is a great spot for snorkeling, with calm and clear waters, perfect for young or novice snorkelers. There’s a huge variety of sea life, from tiny fish to dolphins swimming in these waters.
Boca Ciega Bay is a great destination for nature lovers in St. Petersburg. There are miles of sandy beaches, protected wildlife areas, mangroves and oyster beds to explore by boat, either motorized or manpowered. It’s also a great spot to go fishing and snorkelling. Try a fishing charter if you want a full day on a boat reeling in great catches. It’s also an excellent destination for avid bird watchers.
Eastward from St. Petersburg is Tampa Bay, which is a fantastic location to explore by boat. There are tons of marinas and spots to anchor in order to explore a bit more, including Coffee Pot Bayou and Riviera Bay.
Beachfront restaurants are a great choice for boaters looking to take a break and get a bite to eat, and there’s no shortage in St. Pete’s Beach.
Boating Events in Saint Petersburg
In September, the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship is a boat racing event that is sure to get everyone excited. Boats zip by at nearly 200 mph and you can watch it from shore or from your own boat parked outside the course. It’s a great, 3-day family event. In addition to the adrenaline-charged races, there is a boat parade, food vendors and live entertainment.
In the winter months, the Saint Petersburg Power and Sail Boat show is an interesting event for visitors and locals. It hosts a display of thousands of boats, marine seminars and youth fishing clinics.
Other Things To Do in Saint Petersburg
If you’re looking for a rainy day activity off the water, check out The Dali Museum to see the artwork of Salvador Dali and learn about his life and career. It has the largest collection of Dali paintings outside of Spain. If you’re not into museums, Saint Petersburg check out the Free Fall and American Stage theaters for a performance. You can explore nature reserve areas and the historical section of the city by foot or Segway.
Another land activity that will be a holiday highlight is horseback riding on the beach. C Ponies Beach Rides, Cypress Breeze Beach Horseback riding and Beach Horseback are all great choices for this experience. Downtown Saint Petersburg is teeming with bars and restaurants, art museums, great shopping and vibrant nightlife.
Marinas in Saint Petersburg
There are tons of marinas located around the peninsula of Saint Petersburg, with thousands of boats to choose from. A few of the most popular marinas are Harborage Marina, the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, O’Neill’s Marina, Marina Bay of St. Pete’s Beach and many more. The harbors give access to the intracoastal waterways, the Gulf of Mexico and fantastic beaches that comprise the city of Saint Petersburg. Many are connected to hotels and resorts, making it even easier for holidaymakers to find the perfect boat hire.
About Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is the 5th largest city in Florida. It's located on the peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a relaxed but vibrant place to visit on holiday, providing the atmosphere of the Caribbean. It’s one of the sunniest places in the world, with a record of the most consecutive days of sunshine (768) recorded from 1967-1969. While noted for hosting a large population of retirees, it’s becoming a more youthful city due to its relatively low cost of living, growing art scene, and favorable climate. It’s commonly known by locals and visitors as St. Pete’s Beach
The best time to visit Saint Petersburg is between March and May. The temperature during this time falls between 65-87℉ with only 1-3 inches of rain on average. During this part of the year, a wide range of events take over the city, making hotels and other bookings more expensive. It’s worth the extra money to visit in the springtime, especially if you catch the beautiful purple Jacaranda trees as they bloom. The summer months bring sweltering temperatures, heavy rainfall and hurricane season. The winter months are also considerably colder.
While onshore, be sure to check out some of the incredible events that go on in Saint Petersburg. In the spring, the top events include the Firestone Grand Prix, the PGA Tour Valspar Championship and the Tampa Bay Blues Festival. In the fall, check out the John’s Pass Seafood festival and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday festival.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Saint Petersburg.
We had a family trip and decided to book a boat with captain Randy. Randy was easy to communicate with and kept us informed the whole time. We rented out a double decker for my family of 10. The boat was beautiful with a slide for fun. We had an awesome captain named Matt, who was very down to earth and Good to my family especially with our kids! We saw dolphins, stingrays and seagulls. We went to a island where we collected shalls and went swimming. My favorite was the dolphins they were so close to us and it was breath taking. All in all they made our MothersDay and awesome experience and we will definitely do this again. FYI pricing was great. Thank You !
. It was a wonderful day, thanks to the owner, and his caretaker. A professional interaction. Everything was perfect. I would highly recommend, renting from him, and will definitely do it again. The owner helped me make a dream come true for my mother on Mother’s Day. Thank you!!!!!!!!!
If you want the best experience renting a boat then Adrian is your man. Adrian is an amazing host and my family had an awesome time. The boat was brand new and in fantastic shape. We will definitely be renting with Adrian again and cannot recommend him enough!!!
One of the best experiences we've had so far! This boat was perfect for our fishing trip. So easy to use and perfect amount of space. We are definitely booking with Captain Jeff in the future. Happy to say we made another friend while here in FL. Both very sweet and professional. Definitely recommend
Adrian was a great captain. We all had fun and it was a wonderful experience. We were a little worried at first because we were not good swimmers but he made us so comfortable and we trusted him to keep us safe. He made sure we were happy and gave us choices to explore the area. We saw a lot of dolphins and it was a perfect day to be out. Thank you, Adrian for a great day!!!
Shout out to Adrian for 8 hours of fun and laughter. He provided us with an amazing boat experience. The boat was very clean and sanitized. We loved that he took us island hopping and gave my husband the thrill of driving a boat for his birthday. I would highly recommend his boat services to everyone.