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What to do in Siesta Key, FL

If you are planning a trip to the Gulf Coast and you want to experience what Siesta Key has to offer, you should carve out a few hours on a boat rental to enjoy the best things to do in Siesta Key. From epic sunsets to world-class beaches, this corner of Florida is especially popular…

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota!

Where to tie up for a great meal while you’re out on the water. There’s nothing better than sipping drinks and enjoying fresh seafood right alongside the water. Check out these amazing restaurants with docks and seaside dining! Sarasota is a place to go where the views are spectacular and the dockside dining even better….

Best Times & Seasons to Fish near Sarasota (Complete Guide)

In Addition to Siesta Key beach vibes and sandbars, Sarasota also offers some of the best fishing in Florida throughout the year. Knowing the best time of year to fish these rich waters can make a huge difference. The best fishing times for Tampa & St. Petersburg are from May through early September for king…

Keep It Safe – Helpful Tips for Spending the Day on the Florida Waterways

It’s hot outside, the sun’s shining and South Florida families are celebrating the kick off of summer (Florida-style) by feeding their passion for boating and all things related to being out on the water. It’s fun and relaxing but with boating comes a certain amount of responsibility and safety considerations as well. Boating safety should…

10 Tips for Navigating Sarasota Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway

  Sarasota Bay is the perfect place to relax and spend some time with friends or family. Although these waters can appear calm, they are not without challenges. Shoals, sandbars, and passes to the Gulf of Mexico notoriously cause trouble for boaters of all skill levels. You may not be able to control the ocean…

Top Things to pack on your boat trip

  Ready to pack for a boat ride? To help you avoid turning back mid-cruise, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of what to bring on a boat trip for a fun, safe day on the water. Whether you’re heading out for a day of deep-sea fishing or family fun, knowing what to bring can make…

Green Boating: Eco-Friendly Tips to Keep our waterways clean for a fresh summer

  We think boating is certainly the best way to spend time on the water, but we also care about the environment just as much as we do a fun day of boating. When boaters make poor decisions or don’t take the proper preventative measures, many unintentional and unexpected consequences can affect our famous Southwest…

5 Common Boat Renter Mistakes to Avoid

If you’ve never been boating, or have little experience, renting a boat is always an option. Why Rent a Boat? • Not sure yet if you and your family will enjoy boating • Limited free time to justify owning a boat • The ability to try different types of boats and activities • Hassle…