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Plan Around Traffic
Many guest arrive late due to traffic so we recommend morning rentals to skip the traffic plus more wildlife such as dolphins are more active in the morning hours. Plan on arriving early for your trip!
Use Restroom Before arrival
Before 11am we have limited restroom access so we recommend going before arrival. There are also public restrooms in various places on the water during your trip!
Arriving all at once saves a lot of time in the checkin process!
Drive to the BACK FOR UNLOADING
We have a designated unloading zone for coolers and bags by the booth with carts. Need a hand a dockhand will gladly assist! Unload there and park in any available space.
Have the Drivers Credentials ready
We need to see a valid Drivers License and or international government issued ID plus proof of boats safety education for anyone born after 1987 prior to starting rental paperwork.
USCG Approved Life Jackets
We offer USCG approved life jackets for all children. When bringing your child’s own jacket please make sure it has a proper USCG approval stamp and or code on the jacket.
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FISHING LICENSE RULES
We do not sell bait, nor licenses to fish but do allow for fishing on our boats. Please visit myfwc.com for detailed fishing rules, permits and limits.
PADDLE BOARD RULES & REGULATIONS
Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has determined that a paddleboard is a vessel in most situations and is required to have the same safety equipment as other small human-powered vessels (canoes/kayaks)?
Here is what this means if you are using a paddleboard:
Unless the paddleboard is being used within a “swimming, surfing or bathing area,” the paddleboard must have a USCG-approved life jacket for each person and a sound-producing device on board while on the water.Although persons on the paddleboard are not required to wear the life jacket while on Florida waters (unless they are less than 6 years of age), it is advisable to find a comfortable life jacket that you can wear or easily carry while on the water.A “sound-producing device” is a small whistle or horn that can be heard for a least one-half nautical mile. “Referee-type” whistles or other similar devices that can be attached to your life jacket should work well.If you are operating in limited visibility or at night, you will also need a flashlight or lantern that produces a white light. It should be displayed to approaching vessels in enough time to prevent a collision. The light should not be continually displayed.If using a paddleboard offshore or on certain coastal waters at nighttime, visual distress signals may be required, per the Code of Federal Regulations.
Half- & full-day pricing subject to change depending on the season.
There is a $500 security deposit hold on weekend rentals.
Island Watersports Company does not issue refunds, discounts or rain checks due to weather after departing the marina on equipment.
Start and end times are firm.
Renters must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, is also required to provide proof of boater safety education. If you do not currently have a boater’s ID/Certificate please go to boat-ed.com/floridarental PRIOR to your arrival at the marina to get a temporary certificate. The test takes around 30 minutes and is valid for 90 days in the state of Florida.Start times are firm. We recommend your ENTIRE party arrives at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure to ensure a full 4- and 8-hour rental.
WHAT TO BRING
You are welcome to bring food and drinks on board.NO GRILLS or TOWABLE tubes will be allowed on the vessel.We recommend bringing sunscreen, towels, and anything else you need for a relaxing time on the water!