Cannons Marina
Cannons Marina
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Boat Rentals, Boat Sales, Boat Brokerage, Yamaha Outboards - Cannons Marina is a family-owned and operated boat dealership for more than 64 years, our boutique-style operation allows us to put together the boating solution that best suits your needs, your passions, and your own distinct style. We have the area’s best boat rentals by the day, week or month. Based on Longboat Key, we are conveniently located to the area's best boating, sandbars, dining and sightseeing on Anna Maria, Sarasota, Bradenton & Longboat Key.
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Tony P
Orlando, FL2 contributions
Mar 2022
I just had my 2020 Yamaha 300hp engine and boat serviced at Cannons last week. It was one of the best service experiences I have ever had, especially with marine dealerships. The service manager, Levi, was very attentive, gave me an estimate as to when the boat would be ready and then was sure to complete it when promised. I received total costs up front as well as an estimation of what some unknown issues might cost. The final price was exactly what was quoted including parts and labor. No surprises!
We have been working with Cannons for over a year and have found that they are a first class organization. This can only start at the top, so kudos to management and the owners.
Written March 16, 2022
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Hi Tony, A little bit late but just wanted to let you know that we are happy to hear we delivered the service experience you were hoping for. Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review and we hope to see you soon.
Written July 4, 2022
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Joel B.
Chicago, IL9 contributions
Apr 2021
Really enjoyed our boat rental experience with the Cannons. Helpful staff who did a great job of giving us first timers to Longboat the lay of the land. I’m not sure on names but I think Jim and Tati or Tami (front desk) were out of this world with their customer service and even helped us get a ride home when there was no help on the island including our hotel to do so! Great boat, easy to navigate and all around awesome experience.
Written April 5, 2021
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Michael P
Ankeny, IA189 contributions
Mar 2020
rented a boat for a day trip with family and friends and couldn't be more pleased with the service. very helpful staff gave great recommendations. boat was well maintained. price was very reasonable. really enjoyed it, thanks cannons marina
Written March 22, 2020
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SKinBhamAL
Birmingham, AL4 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
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 Dry Dock (excellent), went out into to the gulf and up to Passage Key. Then on our way back, inshore, stopped for a while just east of the north Longboat Key bridge, near Cannons. Great stop to end the day. Cannon's provides you with a quality large nautical map. Nice staff. Highly recommend for folks with some previous boating experience.
Written April 2, 2015
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Canam778
Benalmadena, Spain117 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
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 left Cannons I realized that I had left my camera onboard the boat(in a drink holder at the helm). Just after we left the Marina closed for the day. I called and left a message as to where to look for my camera. I called again just as they opened the next morning. They went to the boat and found no camera. I know where I left the camera...........so who took it.
I would have posted some pictures of our trip on this review but someone else has my camera. My hope would have been that Cannons management would have been more assertive in trying to find out what happened to my camera. There was no call back and no apology. Not a happy customer.
Written March 3, 2015
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SHESAIDYES09
Doylestown, PA226 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
I want to start by saying that we have been renting boats here for the past 2 years with a friend who sets it all up and we come along as guests of his. Yesterday, we rented without our friend and went out on our own, so, you could say this is our first true rental.

The service at the desk was awesome, the young lady was professional and very informative and friendly. The boat was nice! ( we originally booked the 20 ft deck boat, but received the 24 ft deck boat to the smaller one needing some service. It was a nice upgrade.

The dock assistant was less than professional, however. He was young, grumpy and seemed to really hate his job, or even worse- the customers.

The day on the water was amazing. Towards the end of our trip we saw a storm on the horizon and decided to head back to the marina. We pulled in just in time to hand our boat off to the same "friendly" dock assistant. As we pulled in I was trying to joke with him saying that we just made it time for the monsoon, and he wasn't amused. He grumbled something like "I wasn't worried about you guys, I was just worried about my boat". WOW. How do you respond to that?

Any ways, we unloaded the boat, paid for the gas and were unable to leave due to the strong wind, heavy rain and lightning. We were invited in by the store staff to wait out the rain and made some fun conversation with a few employees...once the rain let up we left for home.

All in all it was a great experience. Too bad one bad apple had to leave us with such a nasty impression. We will be back, we will just try to avoid Mr. Sunshine, I guess...
Written August 20, 2013
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Kurtis M
7 contributions
Jul 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.
Written July 30, 2015
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vixmum7
London, United Kingdom116 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
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 fish, identified for us by our biologist dad and the children enjoyed seeing the fish close up. Docked carefully for a delicious lunch then slowly made our way back in the sunshine ..perfect end of a lovely relaxing nd fun day.
Staff helpful, informative and friendly.
We are having another trip with them in April when we are in Florida again.
Well recommended
Written December 25, 2014
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Rob D
Liverpool6 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
Boat we received for the day was in very good condition and was perfect to our needs, however it should have been given the price. We ended up having a really good day in the boat, so as a day out this is 5/5. However, the staff both in reception and on the dock were not very cheerful and bordered on rude, and ruined it a bit. Great day but this loses a star because of the staff.
Written August 5, 2013
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mandyd007
london13 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Had a great day on the boat, it was clean and well maintained, stopped off at Long Pass for a bite to eat, excellent!! the only thing that spoilt the day was the staff at Cannons. They were surly and very uncommunicative, no safety guidelines were given and they had a very `couldnt care less` attitude. After all the great service we have received during our holiday this was a huge disappointment, especially as it was a celebration for our silver wedding anniversary, next time we will look at Bradenton/Anna Maria for boat hire!
Written May 16, 2012
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Hi mandyd007, We are happy that you had a great day on the water. Here at Cannons we provide navigational maps and go over general safety guideline along with having every customer sign 2 forms accepting safety regulations and responsibility. Please know that if you felt uncomfortable with any safety issues before leaving the dock we certainly would have addressed them with you. Thank you.
Written August 31, 2013
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