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Boat Rental Rates

We have several powerboats that are designed for shallow water fishing and for getting close to the beaches.  We have a  16 foot Sea Cat, an 18 foot Carolina Skiff  plus two 19 foot Carolina Skiffs, a 20 foot Sundance Skiff and a very fast 22 foot Famous craft.  We also have four colorful deck boats with couches and some with two fishing chairs in our fleet that hold 10 to 12 people.  These are perfect for parties and family outings!  Our powerboat rentals are equipped with GPS with navigational tracks which makes boating an unfamiliar territory very easy. They are all in very good condition with new upholstery and all work very well for ICW mangrove touring, fishing plus they are economical.  If you need a cooler, we can provide one free of charge.  Our boat rental service areas include: Englewood, Port Charlotte, Don Pedro Island, Palm Island, Little Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande and Punta Gorda, Florida. 

For the Carolina Skiff type of boat rentals, the price is $250 for a half day and $300 for a full day.  These types of boats can also be rented weekly for $1050 plus tax.

For the 22 foot deck boats, the price is $350 per day or $300 per half dayThe weekly rate is $1250.  

For the 22 foot Famous Craft, prior boating experience is necessary because it is a very, very fast boat  The price for this vessel is $400 per day, and $350 for a half day.  Please call Captain Stu directly to talk about renting this boat for a weekly rental.  This is a custom made boat with a 8'-9" beam so he will need to approve your docking facility prior to leasing.  

We do give customers price breaks for weekly rentals that exceed five consecutive days.  Please see the tables below.  

Optional Services - No Boating Experience.....No problem!  If you need a Captain, that is no problem with advanced reservations.  This is the best way to see the dolphins and manatees as well as other wildlife because tour guides are familiar with the areas the animals frequent. This is your safest option if our areas are unfamiliar to you and you don't know where the best anchorages and beaches are. 

If a guide is not selected, the boats will be rented out as a bareboat rental.  You must be 21 or older with ID and the person that rents the boat is considered the navigator and main person in charge of the bareboat rental.

***Please take note:  During peak holidays, all ten of our boats are rented and we are working around the clock to manage the fleet (gassing them up, checking the equipment, cleaning the boats, etc.)  Therefore, due to our extended working hours, you can expect the prices to be a  bit higher on our rentals during these periods.  These up charges apply to all busy holiday periods including Christmas week, Spring break, Easter break, St. Patrick's (which usually occurs during the last two weeks of March) Spring break, St. Patricks Day, July 4th week, and the long weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day.  We do not issue refunds for no shows.  However, we will give you two years to use the deposit on your rental boat.  You must discuss a cancellation for inclement weather with Captain Stuart Keel.  He makes the determination whether a boat can go out safely or not.  We can assure everyone though, we will not send a boat out during unsafe weather conditions.  Normal Florida conditions call for rain from May until October daily, but that isn't a true low pressure system (tropical storm, hurricane.)  We only allow for cancellations during a true low pressure system. If red tide is present in the Gulf, we advise people to take their boats up into Charlotte Harbor or the Peace River as these areas don't get affected by red tide.  Punta Gorda is a fun destination because of Fisherman's Village with their indoor/outdoor mall.  Laishley's Marina is another great stop in Punta Gorda where you can park your boat and take a walk under the bridges and check out the Tiki bar at the Sheraton with live entertainment.  You can also cruise up the Peace River for an amazing wildlife journey or have some alligator bites at The NaviGator Bar.    

Carolina Skiffs
(Or similar boat based on availability)

Max. Persons:
Carolina Skiff

 7-8
Boat Length:
 
 19 ft
Boat Width:
 
 6 ft
Draft:
 
 2 ft
Engine HP:
 
 70hp
Speed:
 
 25 mph
Half Day Rental:
8am–12noon or 1pm–5pm
 $250.00
Full Day Rental:
9am–5pm
 $300.00
Weekly Rate:
 
$1050.00

Famous Craft Boat
(One of a kind!)

Max. Persons:
Famous Craft

     9
Boat Length:
 
  22 ft
Boat Width:
 
  8'-9"
Draft:
 
  18"
Engine HP:
 
  250 hp
Speed:
 
  40+mph
Half Day Rental:
8am–12noon or 1pm–5pm
 $300
Full Day Rental:
9am–5pm
 $350
Weekly Rate:
 
Call Capt. Stu

Deck Boats
(Or similar boat based on availability)

Max. Persons:
Deck Boat

 12
Boat Length:
 
 22 ft
Boat Width:
 
 7 ft
Draft:
 
 2 ft
Engine HP:
 
 115hp
Speed:
 
 25 mph
Half Day Rental:
8am–12noon or 1pm–5pm
 $300.00
Full Day Rental:
9am–5pm
 $350.00
Weekly Rate:
 
$1250.00

Updated Boating Safety Education Requirements

  • Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  • The following operators are exempt:
    • A person licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a master of a vessel.
    • A person operating on a private lake or pond.
    • An operator who is accompanied onboard by a person who is least 18 years old and possesses the required Boating Safety Education Identification Card, provided that person is attendant to and responsible for the safe operation of the vessel.
    • An operator who is accompanied onboard by a person who is exempt from the educational requirements, provided that person is attendant to and responsible for the safe operation of the vessel.
    • A non-resident who has in his or her possession proof that he or she has completed a NASBLA-approved boater safety course or equivalency examination from another state.
    • A person who is operating a vessel within 90 days after the purchase of that vessel, provided they have available for inspection aboard that vessel, a bill of sale meeting all the requirements as established in Chapter 328.46(1), Florida Statutes.
    • A person operating a vessel within 90 days after completing an approved boating safety course, as required in Chapter 327.395(1), and has a photographic I.D. and a boater education course completion certificate showing proof of having completed the required boating safety education course. The course completion certificate must provide the student's first and last name, date of birth, and the date the course was successfully completed. (Effective Oct. 1, 2011.)
Contact us
Gasparilla Island Boat Rentals
Placida, FL 33946
941-505-8687
gulfislandtours@aol.com
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