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Small Group Boat Rides in Jacksonville, Florida

Finding Hidden Gems in Jacksonville


Boat Rental Services

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Jacksonville Boat Rental Essence Magazine

Escape to the tranquil coastal beauty of North Florida with your loved ones. Our private charters and boat rides in Jacksonville FL offer unforgettable experiences.

Boat Rental Jacksonville Fl
  • Most Popular Experience

  • Two Hour Duration

  • Sightseeing speed boat ride in Jacksonville FL, including Intercoastal and/or Open Water

  • A maximum of five attendees

  • $99 per person + taxes/fees for a shared boat ride OR

  • $397 + taxes/fees for a Private Charter 

Jacksonville Boat Rental
  • Four Hour Duration

  • Sightseeing speed boat ride in Jacksonville FL, including Intercoastal and/or Open Water

  • A maximum of five attendees

  • Perfect for date night, enjoying friends and family, or just relaxing 

  • $597 + taxes/fees for a Private Charter

Boat Rental Near Me
  • Six Hour Duration

  • Sightseeing speed boat tour of Jacksonville Waterways (Mayport, Arlington, Jax Beach, Downtown, Mandarin , Atlantic Beach, American Beach, or Fort George)

  • Spend the day on a sandbar, concert, or Jags game with friends after, we do some cruising around the city and stop for lunch

  • A maximum of five attendees

  • $797 +taxes/fees for Private Charter

Are you new to Boating in Jacksonville, FL?

Is Jacksonville good for boating?

Jacksonville, Florida, is excellent for boating due to its access to diverse waterways, such as the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, which runs through the city, and the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is warm most of the year, which makes it perfect for a relaxing boat ride or fishing. The active boating community and the natural scenic beauty make it a prime destination for boat rides.


How much does it cost to rent a boat in Jacksonville?

Boat rentals in Jacksonville, FL, vary depending on the type and size of the boat. Generally, prices range from around $200 to $600 daily for standard motorboats or pontoons, while luxury yachts or larger vessels can cost $1,000 or more daily.


How much does it cost to charter a boat in Jacksonville?

Chartering a boat in Jacksonville, FL, generally costs between $500 and $1,500 for a half-day trip, depending on the size and type of the boat. There are plenty of options in this area. The price of a full-day charter typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000.


How can I find a romantic boat ride in Jacksonville, Florida?

Are you looking for a romantic boat ride in Jacksonville, FL ? Several companies provide afternoon charters and sunset cruises. You might ask if they provide “dock and dine” services or perhaps have a partner that offers picnics.


What river runs through Jacksonville, FL?

The St. Johns River runs through Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of the few rivers in the United States that flows north, extending over 300 miles from its source in the southern part of the state to its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean near Jacksonville. A boat ride in Jacksonville, FL, is the best way to experience its uniqueness and the natural beauty of the St Johns River.


Why is the St Johns River dark?

The St. Johns River appears dark primarily due to the high concentration of tannins in the water. Tannins are organic compounds that seep into the river from decaying vegetation and wetlands, giving the water a tea-like, dark color. A common myth is that it is dirty and polluted. The river's slow flow also allows these tannins to accumulate, further contributing to its dark appearance.

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I truly enjoyed my experience with McCoy Waterways. We were provided with an array of beverages and food that was delicious and refreshing! Being out there on the water was relaxing and we were able to travel all the way to downtown areas. The owners are truly a blessing and wonderful hosts! I would definitely book an experience with them again. It’s WORTH it!

Shanequa T, 

Jacksonville, FL

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