BOAT RENTAL POLICY INFORMATION

BOATING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST SOME PRIOR BOATING EXPERIENCE. WE PREFER THAT YOU HAVE OPERATED A BOAT SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE RENTING WITH US TO HELP ENSURE YOUR SAFETY.

MINIMUM AGE TO OPERATE

YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO RENT A BOAT

BOATER SAFETY CARD OR RENTAL CERTIFICATE 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 LIFTED IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS DEPENDING ON YOUR BANK.

LATE FEE

IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER YOUR TIME DUE BACK IN, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CHARGED A LATE FEE

PET POLICY

PET POLICY IS DETERMINED CASE BY CASE, PLEASE CALL US!

MULTIDAY/ WEEKLY POLICIES

*FOR MULTIDAY/ WEEKLY RENTALS:
– IF YOU WISH TO KEEP THE BOAT OFF PREMISES, YOU MUST RECEIVE PRIOR APPROVAL AND SIGN AN OVERNIGHT WAIVER IN ORDER TO KEEP IT OVERNIGHT OFF PREMISES. IF YOU RECEIVE APPROVAL, THE MUST MUST BE RETURNED TO THE PLACE OF DOCKING 15 MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET EACH NIGHT AND MAY NOT LEAVE THE DOCK UNTIL 30 MINUTES AFTER SUNRISE.
– IF YOU ARE RETURNING THE RENTAL BACK TO THE MARINA EACH DAY, THE BOAT WILL BE DUE BACK 8 HOURS FROM THE TIME YOU LEAVE THE DOCK

FUEL

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

DAMAGES

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.

PROPELLOR…………………………………………………………………….……………$250

SKEG……………………………………………………………………………………..………$500

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

BiIMINI 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

Snorkel Set…………………………………………………………………….$50

OPTIONAL PROP AND SKEG INSURANCE

** AS AN ADD ON, YOU CAN PURCHASE PROP AND SKEG INSURANCE FOR $75.00 PER MOTOR PER DAY. THIS WILL COVER DAMAGES TO THE PROP AND SKEG ONLY.

OUR BOUNDARIES

OUR BOATING BOUNDARIES SPAN FROM MOLASSES REEF (MILE MARKER 97 ON US 1) TO ALLIGATOR LIGHT (MILE MARKER 80 ON US 1) OCEANSIDE. BAYSIDE IT SPANS FROM SNOOKS BAYSIDE RESTAURANT TO WORLDWIDE SPORTSMAN AKA ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY. YOU CAN GO OUT A MAXIMUM OF 5 MILES OFFSHORE OCEANSIDE. BAYSIDE, THE FURTHEST YOU MAY GO IS THE INTERCOASTAL CHANNEL WHICH DOUBLES AS THE BOUNDARY FOR THE EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK WHICH WE DO NOT PERMIT ACCESS TO DO TO SPECIAL PERMITS ETC. FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE BOUNDARIES WILL RESULT IN A $500 FINE! EXCEPTIONS TO THESE BOUNDARIES MAY BE MADE CASE BY CASE DEPENDING ON SKILL LEVEL, EXPERIENCE, ETC. PLEASE CALL FOR INFO!
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
  • Molasses Reef
  • 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, hogfish, tarpon, barracuda, sharks, Florida lobsters and much more!

DEPOSITS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

DEPOSITS ARE 25% OF YOUR RENTAL, AND ARE NON REFUNDABLE DURING HOLIDAYS AND MINI SEASON.
DURING HOLIDAYS AND MINI SEASON, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY IN FULL AT THE TIME OF BOOKING AND RESERVATIONS ARE NON REFUNDABLE
FULL AND HALF DAY RENTALS
FULL REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ADVANCED NOTICE OF A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RENTAL/ RESERVATION TIME.
CANCELLATIONS BETWEEN 24 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 WITHIN 24 HOURS INSIDE OF THE RENTAL/ RESERVATION TIME WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE RENTAL FEE.
MULTI DAY RENTALS
FULL REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ADVANCED NOTICE OF A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RENTAL/ RESERVATION TIME.
CANCELLATIONS BETWEEN 48 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 WITHIN 48 HOURS INSIDE OF THE RENTAL/ RESERVATION TIME WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE RENTAL FEE.
WEEKLY RENTALS
FULL REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN 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 WITHIN 72 HOURS INSIDE 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 DIRECTLY 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 BOATS.

CLEANING FEE

IF THE BOAT IS RETURNED EXCESSIVELY DIRTY, A CLEANING FEE OF $50 WILL BE CHARGED. EXAMPLES ARE EXCESSIVE TRASH, LEFTOVER BAIT, CHUM, ETC.