Can I rent a boat if I have no boating experience?
Yes, if you are a novice or have not boated in a while our rental boats are easy to use. We are experienced at getting you to your destination and back. Each boat has a GPS and easy-to-navigate color chart of the local waters that cover topics such as General Safety, What to Do in Case of Grounding, No Wake Zones, Using the VHF Radio, Notes on Anchoring, Navigation to Keewaydin / Naples / Marco Island and Engine Problems.
We have an easy to navigate color chart taking you to sugar sand beaches, dockside restaurants + beautiful landscapes.
Is there a speed limit in the waterways?
A federal speed limit of 30 MPH exists in all of the channels and inter-coastal waterways of Collier County. Be safe in your boat rental and obey the speed limit.
Is there an age limit to rent a boat?
You must be 21 years of age or older to rent a boat and if you were born on or after January 1, 1988 you are required by Florida State Law to have a Boater Safety Card. You can get your boater safety card online at www.safeboatingcard.com or http://www.boatus.org/onlinecourse/Florida.asp This is an "open book" test. Once you have your Boater Safety Card, it is valid for the rest of your boating life with no expiration date.
Can we go into the Gulf of Mexico?
Yes. The Everglades center console boat can venture out near shore and offshore up to 5 miles. The deck boats are not allowed in the Gulf of Mexico but can ply the waters of the inter-coastal exploring sugar sand beaches, dolphins and beautiful real estate.
What if we have a problem while we are out on the water?
We monitor VHF Channel 16 and Channel 68 for any questions or requests for assistance. Boat Rentals at Naples Bay Resort is also a member of Sea Tow.
Do I need a credit card to rent a boat?
Yes, we accept Discover, Master Card, Visa and American Express. You may pay with cash or travelers checks; however credit card must be used with the reservation.
Boat Rentals at Naples Bay Resort1500 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102239-530-5134