Rent A Boat Near Jacksonville, Florida

rent a boat in jacksonville

Jacksonville is also called Jax by its hip young population. It offers relaxation, fun, adventure, and heritage. From sampling delicious coastal cuisine to sinking your toes into the warm sandy beach, there’s plenty to do here. Located in northeast Florida, the city provides easy access to the Atlantic Ocean with some of the most beautiful beaches. For a truly unique holiday, why not explore Jacksonville by boat? Hire one and explore uncharted spots in coastal Florida—choose locations from 40 miles (64 kilometers) of pristine Intracoastal Waterway canal and the enchanting St. Johns River. Whether you want a short boat ride, a bed and breakfast on the marina, or a weekend away on the waters, you will be able to find a vessel that is just what you are looking for! And to make it easier for you, we have put together a list of options if you want to rent a boat near Jacksonville, Florida.

1. Romantic catamaran in downtown St. Augustine (from USD 269)

Less than five minutes from St. George Street and Castillo de San Marcos Fort, this romantic catamaran sailboat is the most beautiful stay in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. It offers all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including WiFi, a TV, bath essentials, air-conditioning, central heating, a kitchen, and a bathroom with hot water. This comfortable stay sleeps up to four people and allows pets as well for an additional fee. With this option, you’ll surely enjoy the unique over-water camping feel and the peaceful marina life.

Infinity Yacht in Downtown St Augustine ★★★★★
210 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable
we stayed on two diff boats and both were super cute super clean and comfortable
very cool space beds were super comfy my partner is 6’7 and fit nicely in this boat (surprisingly)
everything was very clean
the boat was very clean and accommodating for two adults and a small dog
we felt very comfortable safe and the space was very clean
great price clean quarters professional and friendly host
awesome experience and hospitality by the host
very friendly owners with quick responses and hospitality
the hosts were great at answering any questions we had
the host was very helpful and quick to respond
she is very friendly and showed us how everything worked
nice small boat in good location within 5 minutes drive from downtown st
very cozy and a great location
the location was perfect everything being 5 minutes away at most
very close to the main attractions of st augustine and very easily accessible
cool experience close location to a lot of the fun touristy things in st augustine
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2. Fantastic Catalina sailboat in a private marina (from USD 202)

Located in the heart of the historic downtown St. Augustine district, this sailboat sleeps three people. It is a quaint home on the marina, with a kitchenette, an intimate seating, two double beds, and a small working space. With both heating and air-conditioning available, you are sure to have a comfortable night’s sleep here. With local beaches and attractions a short a ride away, this is a great base to explore the city. Spend your mornings sipping coffee as you gaze at the river and maybe see some dolphins swim by. End your days with sunsets over San Sebastian River as you unwind with your favorite drink.

Endless Summer in Downtown St. Augustine ★★★★★
178 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
clean showers and bathroom facilities in the marina
very nice boat and wonderful flexible host
hosts were very helpful and accommodating
great hosts that were incredibly accommodating to my schedule
great hideaway close to everything
it is very close to downtown and the scenery is beautiful
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3. Sparkling-clean houseboat near Vilano Beach (from USD 165)

Dorothy M. is a charming sailboat with wooden trims and a vintage feel. It offers two comfortable cabins, two bathrooms, a saloon with a dinette table, a galley with modern equipment where you can cook meals, and even a propane grill on deck for barbecues. You can also use the toilet, shower, and laundry facilities at the marina. Stay on this houseboat for a peaceful vacation with simple pleasures, like enjoying the glorious sunlight, exploring the excellent dining options nearby, and gazing at the stars and reflections at night.

Dorothy M. Sailboat 42' Saint Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
48 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room sizes were perfect exceptional communication; checked in around 7 p
the marina is fantastic with a great cafe (odd birds) for breakfast lunch and coffee
the bed in the captain's galley was extremely comfortable
2 nice bathrooms with a separate shower in the captain’s quarters which is rare for a sailboat
marina was very clean and quite
clean and well furnished sailboat with an excellent hostess
location was fantastic marina very well kept with super clean restrooms & showers
his boat was very clean and everything we needed
rachel is an awesome host
amazing host that answered questions promptly
rachael was a great host and very responsive
we look forward to more time on this sailboat liam and elise are just lovely hosts as well
liam and his wife were extremely gracious and helpful
close to lots of local attractions and beaches
beautiful boat in an amazing location we truly enjoyed our stay here
we had a great experience and the location is fantastic
great place to relax totally
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4. Highly rated and luxurious catamaran (from USD 380)

Explore the romantic St. Augustine like a sailor would—by living in a houseboat that blends marine living with the luxuries needed for a comfortable stay. There are four bedrooms here, along with air-conditioning, hot water, WiFi, parking, and many other facilities. Anchored at the premier St. Augustine Marina, the boat includes the use of the pool, lounge, bathing area, and facilities on-site. It is close to historical attractions downtown too. If you really want a feel of marine living, you can book sailing lessons and sailing charters as well.

38' Lagoon Luxury Sailing Catamaran - St Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
14 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable for the 4 of us
nice location great off deck facilities
clean and well put together
wonderful experience great staff clean everything one could ask for
good place to stay rose ann is a good host
fantastic host great location spacious accommodations for a yacht (catamaran)
a fun place to stay and not far from downtown
$7 uber ride to downtown made it a perfect location
great location beautiful nights spent on the deck
you cannot actually shower on the boat but bathrooms are a close walk and they are clean
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5. Conveniently located, fully equipped boat with stunning views (from USD 85)

Ideal for visitors who plan to catch a game at Jacksonville Jags Stadium or a show at Daily’s Place, the boat offers two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with two single beds. All the amenities that you might need are provided for, including air-conditioning, heating, TV, WiFi, a kitchen with cooking facilities, private bathrooms with bath accessories, and linen. Offering great location, easy access to tourist attractions, superb views, and clean facilities, this boat is a favorite among travelers.

Come stay aboard the “Runaway”
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
123 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was definitely a huge plus with 100 degree weather this past weekend
even though the ac went out josh did his best to keep us comfortable
the beds were super comfortable there is also additional seating and a table for two on the main deck
host is very responsive and helpful
josh was a great host
the restaurant staff was very nice and accommodating as well
josh is an outstanding host
josh is a great host
cool location but must be flexible
excellent location walkable to downtown jax landing and stadium
the location was great and the restrooms were very close by
location is perfect close to everywhere wanted to go
in the heart of downtown and walking distance to many fun places
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6. Cozy houseboat with gorgeous marina views

The comfortable 30-foot (9-meter) Larson Boat Serenity is anchored on St. Johns River and can be accessed through River City Brewing Company. It is fitted with modern comforts like a gate with digital code so you don’t have to carry access keys, along with a small working fridge, air-conditioning, and a fan. While the boat does not have a bathroom, you can use the community restrooms at the marina. At night, you can sit back with a drink and enjoy the shimmering view of Main Street Bridge, and if you are lucky, you can even catch a pod of dolphins swimming!

Jacksonville 30 Foot With Living Quarters
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
142 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and power to run a/c or heater (both provided)
key only worked for men’s bathroom luckily i had my boyfriend there to guard the door
the sleeping quarters were surprisingly comfortable and stayed cool through the hot june night
the bed setup is quite cozy - slept like a baby
better than any hotel room unique experience with me bestie :)
clean and as described
clean and comfortable with exceptional cost
jorge was a great host
jorge is a great hospitable host
i thoroughly enjoyed staying on the boat jorge was a great host and communicator
adorable boat jorge was quick to respond and very helpful
very helpful and responsive host
pretty unique and great location
great location and fun idea
great location locals are very friendly
great value and super location
location is convenient and the nights are quite and peaceful
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7. Luxurious yacht ideal for romantic cruises

This spacious yacht offers all the required amenities and many luxurious highlights—from a cozy salon with leather couches to a bright upper-deck sitting area. There is also a well-equipped kitchen and a full bath with shower and linen. This boathouse is exceptionally bright, with panoramic windows in every room, which when opened allow you to really enjoy the ocean breeze! Explore the waterways of Northeast Florida with a unique cruise.

Beautiful Yacht with Luxury Amenities
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
32 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the boat: large with nice details: loved the wood and furnishings were very comfortable
very clean and everything we needed was in the boat
the marina had clean bathrooms and showers
todd is an awesome host
host is very responsive via phone and text
todd is a flexible and knowledgeable host and my way is a beautiful smooth riding boat
extremely kind host and very nice yacht great time in st
todd is responsive and the boat is really cool and interesting
super close to down town st
close to downtown can walk to local restaurants and entertainment
great location that is walkable to everything in st augustine
it was a great location
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8. Enchanting sunrises and starry nights aboard the Princessa

This huge sailboat is a spacious home on the water, with space for up to six guests. There are two bedrooms with comfy beds, a common space with a cushy sofa, and a TV with cable channels, Netflix, and Amazon. There’s a microwave oven as well as a coffeemaker, in case you want to have your breakfast or small meals on the boat. All staterooms feature an overhead hatch so that you can gaze at the stars as you fall asleep! And the thoughtful inclusions by the hosts, like chocolates and tips on the best local restaurants, are much appreciated by all who’ve been here.

"Princessa" 44' sailboat
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
102 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we greatly appreciated the air conditioning as well as the bottled water and ice
super comfortable bed and way more amenities than we were expecting from a boat
boat was comfortable with all the creature comforts we enjoy
super clean and cozy
it was also very clean
very responsive and clean boat
very clean very thoughtful host all around a great place to stay
it's clean well decorated and the hosts are friendly and very helpful
the host kind and accommodating
hosts were very helpful and polite
amazing place with a kind host :)
chuck was a great host
karen was a very thoughtful host
classy boat in a convenient location with 3 restauraunts in walking distance
very fun location and super relaxing
the location is great because it’s about a 5 minute drive from st
the experience was unique and the location was great too
definite stay consideration if you want to experience accommodations other than a hotel great location to historic st
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9. Impressive power boat with two staterooms

Located in downtown St. Augustine, this boat is close to the main attractions of the area—Castillo de San Marcos Fort and St. George Street are both just a five-minute drive away. The boat offers many amenities, including air-conditioning, heating, tinted windows, a mini-fridge, a bath and shower at the marina, a radio, and WiFi. The rental even has fishing poles and tackle boxes so that you can spend a quiet morning fishing! If you have some work to catch up on, there’s also a laptop-friendly nook aboard. And you’ll have a gorgeous sunrise view that you won’t find at any hotel.

36' Motor Mouth in Downtown St Augustine!! ★★★★★
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
54 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love that there was air conditioning and a fan in the sleeping quarters and cabin
would recommend just don't expect reliable wifi
it had full working ac inside which made it very comfortable to just hang out inside as well
space was clean and comfortable
the bath houses are neat and clean
host was friendly and prompt
the hosts are super cool
the hosts are really nice and friendly
absolutely outstanding host family and great setup
a beautiful boat with accommodating hosts :) true to their description
location was great a short walk/drive to downtown st
as advertise and great location
great location minutes away from everything
awesome stay very close to the downtown
very nice place great location very quick ride to st george street
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10. Charming and homely boat at Amelia Island Marina

Live in this cozy and delightful boat docked at Amelia Island Marina—one of the best spots in the area, with easy access to the charming and hidden Amelia Island. Popular spots like Fernandina Beach, Omni, and Ritz are all a short drive away. The vessel is spacious, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully functional kitchen, and homely living space. Great for family reunions, friends’ trips, or a couple’s vacation, this rental is managed very well by the hosts, who ensure that all your needs are taken care of. The highlight of living on this boat is the spectacular sunset views.

53" Hatteras-Never Better
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
35 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we think you'll love the salon which is super comfortable and has great views in three directions
it was clean convenient and comfortable
very clean and easy check in check out process
great boat clean boat great surroundings would stay again on board again
stacie was a very patient and responsive host
well worth the cost and stacie was very responsive and helpful throughout the stay
this was an amazing experience stacie is very helpful and extremely quick to respond to your questions
a 2 minute walk from downtown and close to many friendly neighbors
the downtown has amazing charm great restaurants and live music - all within walking distance
this was such a fun and different place to stay
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Experience Jacksonville, Florida, like a sailor!

Get a unique and adventurous experience of Jacksonville by living on a houseboat. For your next trip, just hire a boat in Jacksonville, Florida, and have a memorable holiday by yourself or with friends, family, and loved ones.

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