How to Make Your Boat Rental Experience Smoother

As the weather heats up, there’s nothing better than spending a day on the water. And what better place to do that than in Florida, on the Indian River? If you don’t have your own boat, no worries – you can easily rent one with us!

First, decide what type of boat you want to rent :pontoon boats, deck boats ?

Once you’ve found a boat you like, call us or go online and make a reservation!


With 321Boat, you won’t have any disappointment. We have professional crew, great boats and no slip fees. Our pricesare transparent and you can easily find them in our website or you can stop by and ask us.


How do you choose the perfect rental boat? Here are a few tips:

First, decide what type of activity you’ll be doing on the river. If you’re just looking to relax and soak up the scenery, a pontoon boat might be a good choice. But if you’re hoping to do some serious fishing, you’ll want a different boat.

At 321Boat, you can choose among 30 boats: pontoons, deck boats, center console boats. We have a boat for all the activities you want to do!

Next, think about how many people will be joining you on your river adventure. 

PONTOON BOATS aka party boats

Pontoon boats can accommodate large groups (from 5 to 10 people) and they are our top choice for partying on the water because of their double hulls that make them incredibly stable. 


Center console boats are a good choice when you want to go fishing; they offer plenty of rod holders and you can move around the entire outside. 


Deck boats offers front-facing seating to watch for wildlife and appreciate the sight.

Renting a boat doesn’t have to be complicated – just use these tips to find the perfect vessel for your needs.


In the search for a boat rental company, you need to consider many things. You want something that will give your family an awesome time on vacation so it’s important they select wisely! 

When you are looking for a boat rental company, it is important that the operator has good reviews from customers

321 Boat has been around since 2005, and we’ve had great reviews since then. 

We have 5 stars on every network: GoogleTripadvisorFacebook, etc. You can’t go wrong renting a boat with us. Customers praise our boats but also our dedicated team which help you get your stuff on and off the boat, they will explain everything you need to know about the boat you have chosen in order for you to have a smooth sailing, the points of interest you may interested in, and so on.


Be familiar with the boating rules and regulations in the state of Florida – you can find these online. You can also consider taking a boating safety course before hitting the water. This will give you the confidence and skills you need to operate a boat safely.

Rental Boat Licenses and Regulations

Anyone looking to rent a boat or charter a captain in the state of Florida should be aware of the rental boat licenses and regulations set forth by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). All operators are required to have a valid license, which allows them to carry anywhere from 4 to 11 customers on board, depending on the type of charter boat license they have. 

In addition, Florida law requires anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to successfully complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification card before operating a vessel. You can usually take a boating safety course . Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll need to take a short test and submit your application to the FWC. After that, you’ll be ready to hit the open water!

 By following these simple regulations, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience out on the water.

What Safety Equipment is Provided?

Before you rent a boat, we will make sure to provide you with a tour of the vessel and points out all of the safety equipment. This includes life jackets, fire extinguishers, and flares. Make sure that you know where this equipment is located and how to use it before you set out on your trip. It’s also important to ensure that everyone on board is wearing a life jacket. 

Children are required by law to wear life jackets at all times, so be sure to adjust them properly before setting sail. By following these simple safety tips, you can help keep your boat rental experience enjoyable and safe for everyone involved.


First, make sure you have a valid driver’s license. You’ll need this to rent a boat. 

Rental Agreement

When you’re looking to rent a boat for the day, it’s important to take a close look at the rental agreement before signing on the dotted line. You’ll want to make sure you’re aware of all the details before setting sail. 


Our boats have a limit on how far, how fast you can travel from the dock.  You can rent tow tubes, knee boards or skis. 

Arrive early to enjoy fully your day on the water !The rental period begins at 9.30 am and need to be returned before 4.30 pm, and you are expected to return the vessel as clean as you found it. 

You will be responsible for paying for the repairs if you damage the boat and you will be asking to leave a deposit that will be returned after the boat inspection. To avoid any surprises, be sure to ask about weather-related cancellations because the wind can sometimes be an issue on the river.


A tracking application will be offered to download, and we encourage all our customers to do it : you will find the zone of boating, the points of interests, restaurants with a deck, public toilets, and more than that, if you have a problem we can be there faster because we will know where to find you quickly! Imagine being stranded on a sandback, and describing where you are … :“ I can see trees, water, houses! “

Insurance coverage

If you’re renting a boat, it’s important to know that you are responsible for any damages that happens to the boat. That is why we will insist that you be careful and respect the safety rules and speed limits.

It can be worth contacting your own insurance company to see if you have any insurance coverage under your policy. This way, you can be sure you’re covered in case of an accident. And, if you’re planning to rent a boat regularly, it might be worth getting a policy that specifically covers rentals. That way, you can relax and enjoy your time on the water, knowing that you’re covered no matter what happens.

Most people are aware that their personal automobile insurance doesn’t cover them when they’re driving a rental car. It is the same with a boat rental. 

Perform a Rental Check

You’re finally going on that long-awaited boating trip. But before you can set sail, there’s one more thing to take care of: the rental check. Make sure to do a thorough inspection of the boat before you sign anything, and outline any damage in the agreement. This way, you won’t be held responsible for any pre-existing damage. Look for things like scratches and dents on the hull, damage to the motor or propeller, seat stains, windshield cracks, and missing, broken, or loose fittings. By taking a few minutes to do a rental check, you can avoid any headaches down the road.


If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spend your summer, look no further than the Indian River. This gorgeous body of water is perfect for boating, fishing, and swimming, and there’s no better way to enjoy it and have a wonderful boating experience. But if you don’t have a boat of your own, don’t worry – boat rentals are easy!

 So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the Indian River all year long!

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