Boat Rental Information

*YOU MUST HAVE OPERATED A BOAT AT LEAST 10 TIMES TO RENT FROM US! We require moderate experience in order to rent to keep our guests safe and happy. If you have not operated a boat at least 10 times, it is not safe for you to operate a vessel on your own.

*YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO RENT A BOAT

Boater Safety Card Required If Born After January 1st, 1988!

FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL DRIVERS BORN ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1988 MUST TAKE AND SHOW PROOF OF PASSING THE FLORIDA STATE BOATERS SAFETY COURSE.

THERE ARE 2 OPTIONS FOR THE COURSE:

1. TAKE THE FLORIDA BOAT RENTAL TEST. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE 25 QUESTION TEST (76% CORRECT OR HIGHER) YOU WILL BE ISSUED FLORIDA RENTAL TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE WHICH WILL BE VALID FOR 90 DAYS. THE COST FOR THIS COURSE IS $9.95 ON THE WEBSITES THAT WE INCLUDED A LINK TO BELOW. WE HAVE PROVIDED THE LINKS BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL OTHER OPTIONS ONLINE TO TAKE THIS TEST IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVES.

Florida Boat Rental License & Online Test | Boat Ed®

https://boattests101.com/united-states/florida/florida-rental

2. TAKE THE FULL FLORIDA BOATERS SAFETY COURSE ONLINE OR IN THE CLASSROOM, WHICHEVER YOU PREFER. THE ONLINE VERSION TAKES APPROXIMATELY 4-8 HOURS TO COMPLETE. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL BE ISSUED A FLORIDA STATE BOATERS SAFTEY CARD AND YOU WILL BE PERMITTED TO OPERATE BOATS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR LIFE. BOAT US OFFERS THE CLASS FOR FREE, PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL OTHER OPTIONS ONLINE TO TAKE THIS TEST IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVES.

https://www.boatus.org/florida

NOTE: LESSEE MUST PRESENT THE BOATERS SAFETY CARD FOR THE FULL COURSE OR THE TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE THAT IS ISSUED AFTER SUCCESSFULLY PASSING THE RENTAL COURSE AT THE TIME OF RENTAL. IF THIS PROOF IS NOT PROVIDED LESSEE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RENT THE BOAT. THE LESSEE WILL HAVE TO TAKE AND PASS THE TEST ON ONE OF OUR TABLETS OR THEIR PHONE AT THE MARINA BEFORE WE CAN LEGALLY RELEASE THE BOAT.

**PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE COURSE IN ADVANCE THIS MAY RESULT IN LESS TIME ON THE WATER WITH YOUR RENTAL**

Damage Deposit

There will be a $1,000 hold for damages that will be put on your card the morning of the rental. If the boat is returned in the same condition it left in, the hold will be lifted in 3-5 business days depending on your bank

Late Fee

If you arrive after your booked time, you will automatically be charged for another hour that will be calculated based on the hourly rate for your boat.

Pet Policy

Pet policy is determined case by case, please call us!

Fuel and Damages

Fuel: The customer will be responsible for his or her fuel charges. The boat will be provided to you completely full, and you will be responsible for filling it up when you return to the dock

Other Damages: Below is a list of common damages, with general pricing that of course may vary. The renter will be responsible for all damages to the vessel that were not previously there excluding normal wear and tear.

Propeller…………………………………………………………………………$150

Skeg………………………………………………………………………………$350

Prop Shaft………………………………………………………………………$650

Dive Flag and Pole………………………………………………………….$40

Complete Lower Unit/Gear Housing Replacement…………….$2,000-$4,000

Fiberglass Repair Under 1” Circumference………………………..$225

Fiberglass Repair 3” to 6” Circumference…………………………..$350

Extensive Fiberglass Or Boat Damage……………………………….$QUOTE

Bimini Top Complete…………………………………………………….…$730 

Bimini Top Frame Only……………………………………………………$324 

Bimini Top Canvas…………………………………………………………..$405

Ladder……………………………………………………………………………$150 

Child & Adult Ski Vest……………………………………………………..$30/$40 

Safety Life Jacket…………………………………………………………….$16 

Flare Kit………………………………………………………………………….$36 

Fire Extinguisher……………………………………………………………..$40 

Throw Cushion………………………………………………………………….$20 

Anchor Kit……………………………………………………………………….$120

Dock Line………………………………………………………………………..$15 

Fender……………………………………………………………………………$25 

Optional Prop, Skeg, and Anchor Insurance

** As an add on, you can purchase prop and keg insurance for $75.00 per boat. This will cover damages to the prop and skeg.

Our Boundaries

Our boating boundaries span from Molasses Reef (Mile Marker 97 on US 1) to Alligator Light (MM 80 on US 1) oceanside, and Robbie’s Bayside. On boats 23′ and up, you can go offshore up to a maximum of 15 miles, and smaller boats a maximum of 5 miles offshore.

Local coral reefs that are accessible within our boundaries include:

  • Cheeca Rocks: Great for the novice snorkelers and kids. Less than one mile offshore. Like swimming in the pet store!
  • Hens & Chickens: Great for all – just 1.5 miles offshore. Like swimming in the fish market!
  • Alligator Reef: Our family’s personal favorite spot! Great for swimming, snorkeling, and floating around
  • Pickles
  • Conch
  • Little Conch
  • Davis,
  • Crocker
  • Islamorada / Whale Harbor Channel Sandbar
  • Rodriguez Key Sandbar

More things to do during your boat rental:

  • Self-Guided Eco Tours: Everywhere you go on your Keys boating adventure, keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins, turtles, stingrays, sharks, ospreys, eagles and more!
  • Bay and Reef Fishing: Try your luck at mangrove snapper, yellow tail snapper, grouper, hogfsh, tarpon, barracuda, sharks, Florida lobsters and much more!

Deposits & Cancellation Policy

Deposits are 25% of the price of your rental.

FULL AND HALF DAY RENTALS

Full refunds will be provided with advanced notice of a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of the rental/reservation time.

Cancellations between 24 hours and 48 hours prior to the start of the rental / reservation time will be billed at a rate of 50% of the full rental fee.

Cancellations made inside 24 hours of the rental / reservation time will be charged the full amount of the rental fee.

MULTI DAY RENTALS

Full refunds will be provided with advanced notice of a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of the rental/reservation time.

Cancellations between 48 hours and 72 hours prior to the start of the rental / reservation time will be billed at a rate of 50% of the full rental fee.

Cancellations made inside 48 hours of the rental / reservation time will be charged the full amount of the rental fee.

WEEKLY RENTALS

Full refunds will be provided with advanced notice of a minimum of 1 week prior to the start of the rental/reservation time.

Cancellations between 72 hours and 1 week prior to the start of the rental / reservation time will be billed at a rate of 50% of the full rental fee.

Cancellations made inside 72 hours of the rental / reservation time will be charged the full amount of the rental fee.

In order to make a cancellation you must call and speak to a staff member within the specified time period. You cannot cancel a reservation via Voicemail, Email, Text or any other electronic means as the cancellation request will not be honored.

REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IN THE EVENT THERE IS A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WARNING ISSUED IN THE AREA.

REFUNDS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED IN THE CASE OF ANY EQUIPMENT FAILURES THAT RENDER THE VESSEL INOPERABLE AND A REPLACEMENT VESSEL IS NOT AVAILABLE.

UNFORTUNATELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED BASED ON INCLEMENT WEATHER SUCH AS, CLOUDY SKIES, WIND OR RAIN AS THE WEATHER IN THE FLORIDA KEYS IS VERY UNPREDICTABLE AND CHANGES QUITE RAPIDLY. AGAIN UNFORTUNATELY, IF THERE IS NOT A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WARNING, OUR CANCELLATION POLICIES ABOVE WILL STILL APPLY AND THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR CANCELATION POLICIES PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US!

Grilling/ Cooking

There is no grilling or cooking permitted on the boats at any time, and no propane and or charcoal is permitted on the boats.

Cleaning Fee

If the boat is returned excessively dirty, a cleaning fee of $50 will be charged. Examples would be excessive trash, left over bait, chum, etc.

Amenities at Tavernier Creek Marina

Full bait and tackle on property at Tavernier Creek Marina, both fresh and frozen bait, fishing tackle, snacks, drinks, ice and fuel. Grab your sandwiches to go at Habano’s Restaurant. There are also air conditioned restrooms with showers.

Reserve Your Boat! Call 305-896-2219 Now!