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Address: 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone Number: 941-383-1311
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Cannons Marina is located on Longboat Key, a beautiful barrier island just...

Cannons Marina is located on Longboat Key, a beautiful barrier island just off of Sarasota and Anna Maria. We have the area's best boat rentals, water skis and tubes for your day on the water. It's super fun and seriously easy to rent a boat by the day, week or month.Here at Cannons Marina, our mantra is simple: We’re passionate boating people! When you buy a boat or rent a boat from us, you’re dealing with an award-winning boat dealer who wants you to have the best and safest boating experience. We have impressive line-up of new boats for sale and used boats for sale, including Grady-White fishing boats, Jupiter Boats, Scout Boats, SouthWind Deck and Hybrid Deck Boats and Yamaha Motors. We also offer used boats, used yachts and yacht broker services. And if you are looking for a boat rental - we have the area’s nicest fleet of boat rentals for you and your family.

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Great service & great time

Family has been going to Sarasota/ Longboat Key for years! Every year we take some time to rent a boat at Cannons. Always had great boats and service! Made our vacation memorable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family has been going to Sarasota/ Longboat Key for years! Every year we take some time to rent a boat at Cannons. Always had great boats and service! Made our vacation memorable.

Thank Pisan2509
goldsboro nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a great place to rent a boat for the day. When you come to vacation on the Bay it certainly helps to spend a day or two on it. We rented for 2 days and enjoyed the comfort of our boat from this rental.

Thank berkemp
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very friendly. Boat was new and clean. Had bait and other tackle. We rented a tube which was high quality. Great day on the water.

2 Thank Kurtis M
Toronto, Canada
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

They have been on the key forever. Staff are generally friendly & helpful. It's a good place to rent a boat for the day & get fishing supplies.

Thank Ted P
Gales Ferry, Connecticut, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We decided to rent a boat for the day to tour the area. My nephew referred us to Cannons Marina. A great referral. Very helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable staff. The selection of boats was top notch and the rental rate and security deposit very attractive. The boat was ready and fueled as promised. The staff provided us with charts and... More 

1 Thank Richard M
Greensboro, NC
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

From the booking online, all the way through to the execution - the entire experience with Cannons was great. We reserved our boat several months ago - and it was just as we ordered. The day was beautiful - and staff was very helpful. If you are looking for fun - check out these guys.

Thank DNLeeper
Birmingham, AL
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We rented the 20' foot Grady center console for a day. Great boat equipped with trim tabs and Garmin's newest GPS. The GPS trackback feature of previous boat renters trips made for a much more pleasurable, stress-free trip. We did a pleasure trip where we went to look at the Ringling mansion, went into Sarasota sailboat bay, had lunch at... More 

4 Thank SKinBhamAL
Fredericton, New Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I got a few friends together and rented from Cannon Marina a 24' Southwind Deck boat. We had a lovely afternoon cruising around Anna Maria Island and into Sarasota Bay. On our return to the gas dock a young attendant filled the tank, noted our gas usage and moved the boat to another dock. Just after we... More 

3 Thank Canam778
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Rented a super boat for a full day fishing, ten people, including four under twelves. Boat was very luxurious and comfortable with plenty of places to sit if required. Clear maps etc were provided and easy to follow.. When suitable, put foot down and went very fast , which went down well with everyone. We all caught a variety of... More 

3 Thank vixmum7
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We had made a reservation for a 20' boat over a month ago in anticipation of a long weekend visit to Longboat Key. Close to trip time, the weather was looking iffy so we called to cancel the reservation. The folks at Cannons suggested that we stop by if the weather looked good and chances were they would have a... More 

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