Boat Rental FAQs

To rent and operate a boat you must be born before 1988 with a valid driver’s license or at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license and a valid Florida Boating Safety license. Proof will be required.

We offer Center Console boats and Pontoon Boats. They are all well-maintained.

Some boats may be rented for a minimum of 4 hours and others may have an 8 hour minimum.

Standard, adult, coast guard regulation life-jackets (the orange ones we’ve all seen) are provided. If you have an infant, small youth, or prefer a vest type life jacket, you will need to provide your own.

Pets are allowed on board. Any damage caused by pets will incur a fee. We can discuss the fee at the time of arrival

Yes, fishing is permitted on the center console boats and pontoon boats

Yes. If you are a Florida Resident an annual saltwater fishing license is $17. Non-residents of Florida have 3 options: Nonresident Annual License ($47), Nonresident 3-day License ($17) or a Nonresident 7-day License ($30). Licenses are available for purchase online at or over the phone at 1-888-FISH FLORIDA (347-4356)

You are welcome to bring your own food, beverages, and paper goods. No glass containers and no grilling. If we find evidence of glass or grilling on a boat, you will be charged a minimum $50 fee.

We do not have licensed captains available at this time.

Yes, you may rotate people on and off the boat as long as you don’t exceed the legal capacity or weight limit at anytime. To rotate people on and off of the boat, the boat must be properly secured to a dock.

All our boats come equipped with FM/AM Bluetooth radios. Connect on your phone to play your favorite music.

The boat will be full of fuel at time of rental. The rental price includes the gas.

Simply click on the package you want and follow the instructions. Cancellations with at least 72 hours notice of the scheduled reservation will be reimbursed; otherwise, there will be no refund if you are within the 72 hour window. No credit or partial credit will be provided for returning a boat to the dock before the scheduled return time (if you return a boat early, there Is no credit for unused time).

You will have to give us a call and full payment Is due at the time of the reservation. The only way to hold a reservation is to make it and pay for it in full. This is for special events and holidays.

You have 72 hours to cancel from the date of reservation, if it is within the 72 hours there will be no reimbursement. If the cancellation is due to bad weather you will be reimbursed or we can arrange another day for you.

If there is inclement weather (storms with high winds, lightning and thunder) at the time of your reservation and we cancel your outing, you will be contacted and reimbursed or ask to move to another day. If there is inclement weather during your outing and we call you back to the dock canceling the outing, you will be provided a partial reimbursement for the time unused. If it is raining on the day of your outing, you may contact us at least two (2) hours prior to your reservation and we will discuss the options.

We require a valid credit card at the time of reservation and pick up of rental. $200 will be charged at the time of reservation. If one does damage to a boat/equipment, and/or fails to represent any of the items as set out, but not limited to, in the rental agreement, and Is responsible for all damage repairs which are payable immediately. For example, one sinks the he/she is required to replace the boat for equal or greater value. Your card will automatically be charged the amount of damage you have caused.

If you are more than 30 minutes late for your scheduled reservation and our office has not heard from you, your reservation will be canceled and the deposit will not be reimbursed. If you are running late and we are aware of it, no problem, we will hold your reservation. However, you will not be allotted additional time to your reservation. For example, if your reservation is 2 to 6 and you don’t arrive until 3, the boat is still due back at 6.

If you are late returning the boat you will be charged $50 for every 15 minutes the boat is not at the dock – NO EXCEPTIONS

Boat Up Fishing Rentals LLC reserves the right to cancel any reservation at any time due to weather, safety, mechanical or behavioral issues.

The boats are provided to you clean and you are required to return it as such – picked up and all trash removed. If you return the boat dirty and it requires additional cleaning, you will be charged a minimum $50 cleaning fee. If the boat is returned excessively dirty, you will be charged a minimum $100 cleaning fee.

No boat may be retained after dusk, unless of course boats are rented for more than 1 day.

All boats will be delivered on the water and do not require trailering.

No boat may be trailered to another location. However if you call us and depending on location we may be able to accommodate you. A delivery fee and pick up will be added to the rental if you choose to be out the area.

To obtain your Florida Boating Safety License, follow the link provided. Please note this is a time consuming course, please plan your rental accordingly. Boater Exam