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Explore Our Island With St George Island Boat Rentals

The ‘Forgotten’ Coast of Florida is a true haven for water lovers. The wide-open seas offer endless opportunities for swimming and watersports while local creeks and marshes offer calm avenues for exploration and fishing.

Getting out onto the water is fairly easy with more than 40 public boat ramps and 10 commercial marinas on or within a short drive of St. George Island. The boat is the missing component for many casual vacationers—but fret not, as the area offers ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby through rentals and guided charters.

St. George Island Boat Rentals & Charters

Whether you want to borrow your own boat for a few days, or you want to put your trust in the experts for an afternoon out on the water, check out these top-rated boat rentals and charters on St. George Island.

Journeys of St. George Island

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240 3rd St E, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-3259

 

Rental Pricing: Starting at $300 / Day

 

Located in the heart of St. George Island, Journeys offers a full fleet of boats available for rent. Options include the 19’ Twin Vee Catamaran, which can accommodate 4 for fishing or 5 for riding, or the 23’ Beachcat Deckboat, which can accommodate up to 10 guests for riding. Boat rentals are offered by the day with discounts for multiple days in a row. Journeys is perfect for the recreational boater looking for a convenient and low maintenance rental during their stay on St. George Island.

 

Island Charters

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367 Cook St, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 542-2542

 

Charter Pricing: Starts at $250 for a 2-hour trip

 

If you’re looking for a more ‘hands off’ boat rental experience, Island Charters is just what the doctor ordered. Though Island Charters is most well-known for their fishing charters, they also offer a handful of other charters that are perfect for families and groups looking to get out on the water. Notable, they offer dolphin tours, shelling trips, and sunset cruises. Or, their ‘Fish & Fun’ charter does a little bit of everything! Booking a charter means less time planning and more enjoying. The certified charter guides know the best spots for recreation and will share their expertise for a truly memorable boating experience.

 

St. George Island Charters

705 Randolph St, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 370-0220

 

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St. George Island Charters features guided trips and excursions with two local captains: Coble Griffith and Lee Chapin. Together, they run one of the most fun and well-reputed charter businesses along the Florida Gulf Coast. Though their shelling tours, dolphin encounters, and sunset cruises are all highly recommended, they really put on a show during their dedicated ‘Kids Trip’. This impressive excursion includes a little bit of everything and can be customized per group. Entertainment options include crab catching, island hopping, cast net fishing, dolphin encounters, and even a hidden treasure hunt.

 

Bay View Charters of St. George Island

423 N Sawyer St, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2433

 

Charter Pricing: Starts at $250 for a 2-hour trip

 

Though Captain Wes was born in central Georgia, he spent much of his childhood fishing and exploring the ‘Forgotten Coast’ with his father and grandfather. He was finally able to make St. George Island his permanent home in 2010 and started a charter and tour business to share his passion with island visitors. Bay View Charters offers a variety of charters, including fishing trips, shelling adventures, and sunset tours. Captain Wes’s vast local expertise and charming sense of humor will make for a memorable boating excursion!

 

Wefings Marine

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131 US-98, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 670-8100

 

Rental Pricing: Starting at $225 / Day

 

Located just north of the Island Drive stretch over to St. George Island, Wefings Marine is a top-rated purveyor of local boat rentals. Their impressive fleet includes seven different boat models that are available for rent. Adventure and fishing options include the 17’ Carolina Skiff, the 21’ Sea Pro Bay Boat, and the 22’ Seahunt Navigator—to name a few. And, there are two different pontoon models available for groups that prefer to float for fun! The smaller Carolina Skiff is available for only $225 per day, while other rentals are offered at $300 per day; Welfings does offer discounts for multi-day rentals. Rental pricing includes free delivery and pick-up to select local ramps; other deliveries are available for a small fee.

Check out our St. George Island blog for more ways to hit the water during your island adventure, or check out our seasonal specials to start planning your stay!

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Where To Find The Best St George Island Bike Rentals

There’s no better way to take in the sun and the sand than a scenic bike ride along the beach. St. George Island offers 28 miles of shoreline to explore and saddling up for a bike ride is the perfect way to get in a little exercise and enjoy the stunning seaside scenery.

Guests often inquire about where they can snag a great deal on a bike rental. Whether you’re looking to borrow a bike for a few hours, or you want to rent a full set for the entire family over the course of several days, check out these top-rated bike rentals on St. George Island.

Island Adventures

235 E Gulf Beach Dr, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2604

Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Price: $15 per day – $45 per week

With over 20 years of experience on St. George Island, it’s not hard to see why Island Outfitters is considered the area’s top provider of beach rentals. Locally owned and operated, Island Outfitters is your one-stop shop for beach supplies and rentals. They provide bikes for guests of all ages and rentals start at only $15 per day and top out at $45 for a week. Island Outfitters also offers a generous 20% off discount for active duty and retired military service members. Based on location, we recommend Island Adventures for guests on the east side of the Island.

Jolly Roger Beach Shop

139 W Gorrie Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2999

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Price: $7 per hour, $20 per day. $45 per week

Jolly Roger Beach Shop has a long reputation for servicing the St. George Island area. This well-stocked beach supply paradise has everything you could need for a fun-filled beach vacation; they rent everything from fishing supplies and golf card to kayaks, beach bikes, and more. Bike rentals through Jolly Roger start at $7 an hour and go up to $20 per day or $45 per week; they also offer a few more bike and accessory options, including tandem bikes, adult tricycles, and kids tag along trailers. Based on location, we recommend Jolly Roger Beach Shop for guests on the west side of the island.

St. George Island Bike Rental FAQs

Still on the fence about renting a bike during your beach vacation? Check out a few of our FAQs to help you make the right choice!

Can you ride bikes on the beach?

Yes, you can ride a bike directly on the beach! We recommend early morning or early evening rides, as the weather will be more enjoyable, and the beaches will have more room for exploration.

What is a tandem bike?

A tandem bike is simply a single bike that is built for two riders! Only the front rider has the ability to steer the bike, though both riders will have the ability to pedal.

Do we have to wear helmets?

Under Florida state law, bike riders and passengers under the age of 16 years of age must wear a helmet that is properly fitted and securely fastened. We always recommend that all riders wear a helmet at all times, regardless of age or experience.

Do baskets come with bike rentals?

Yes, rental agencies do have some bikes with baskets. Please call a provider above to inquire about availability.

Do bikes come with training wheels?

Yes, bikes with training wheels are available. Please call a provider above to inquire about availability.

Can I reserve bikes in advance? And, if so, how far in advance should I reserve?

Yes, you can reserve bikes in advance. The process varies per agency, so please contact one of the providers mentioned above to inquire about reservations and deliveries. We recommend reserving at least a few weeks in advance during peak season to ensure you are able to get the right number of bikes in the appropriate sizes.

Are there local bike laws that I need to be aware of?

Yes, the state of Florida has bike specific regulations that should be kept in mind. Bicyclists must obey all traffic signs and signals. The number of riders on any bicycle is limited to the maximum number for which the bike was designed; no handle or spike riding allowed.

At least one hand must be help on the handles at all time while riding a bike. And, every bike must be equipped with working brakes that are capable of stopping the bike within 25 feet. Don’t worry — any bike that you rent through a local agency will be road ready.

Use common courtesy when sharing the road and obey all posted signs and signals during your rides. Unlike in many states, bike riding on the sidewalk is legal in the state of Florida. However, keep in mind that bikes on a sidewalk or at a crosswalk have the same responsibilities as pedestrians.

Bikes must be equipped with the proper lighting and reflectors at night, and riding with headphones is considered a distraction and is illegal.

There you have it—everything you need to know about finding the best bike rental on St. George Island. We hope you find this guide useful while you plan your next beach getaway!