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About Cannons Marina
- Boat Rentals, Boat Sales, Boat Brokerage, Yamaha Outboards - Cannons Marina os 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. 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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Joel B. wrote a review Apr 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Willie Shepherd wrote a review Mar 2021
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Absolutely a GREAT place to rent a Boat if you are on the island or in the area. Staff and owners were on hand and helped plan our trip and get our boats ready and included many great stops and ideas. WOOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM !!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Tony G wrote a review Dec 2020
Longboat Key, Florida1 contribution
BUYER BEWARE! With over 40 years of boat ownership, Cannons was by far my worst boatyard experience. If you love your boat and your hard earn money, look beyond Cannons Marina. There are many other options in the Sarasota – Bradenton area. I can document that I was charged for parts and services never received. I have proof that poor technical capability and diagnosis caused thousands of dollars of unnecessary corrective repairs. I was told I needed expensive parts and repairs, only to learn the parts were not defective and required. When I presented the facts, some of the charges were reversed and I was asked not to return. Arrogance and lack of caring seem to be their trademark. it took some time to expose them. Glad I'm gone. I've discussed my experience with many area boaters and learned I am not alone.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Donald M wrote a review Mar 2020
Miami, Florida12 contributions10 helpful votes
My wife and I are down on Longboat Key FL staying with mother-in-law and riding out Covid-19. What better way to social distance than get out on a boat in Sarasota Bay or the Gulf and do some cruising and some fishing. Went out three times, the first with wife and MIL in a 21 ft Grady White Fisherman center console. Awesome boat--top of my list for retirement. Mostly stayed in the Bay fishing on grass flats and the LBK inlet. A few days later I rented a 17' Scout flats boat for some fishing by myself, entirely in the bay. Another great boat, built for a different purpose, of course. Yesterday I went back to the Grady to get offshore. So the Cannons crew, who have been on LBK for decades, know their boats, know their water and know good service. Highly recommend them. My only complaint is that they have shut down the rental operations for the next couple-three weeks because of all the NY/NJ people fleeing to Florida. That would be me, except I've been here for a few weeks already and satisfied whatever quarantine anyone might want. But I sure wish I could get out again for as long as I'm cooped up here... They also do sales--I may be back in a couple of years for my own GW. Thanks, Cannons!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Michael P wrote a review Mar 2020
Ankeny, Iowa166 contributions72 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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