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“boat rental” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Marine Rentals

Island Marine Rentals
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We rent all sizes of boats, bikes, scooters, paddleboards and kayaks at reasonable prices. Rent for an hour or all day. Everything you'll need is provided for an adventure you'll never forget. Imagine a family adventure while enjoying the warm breezes, sparkling water and the beautiful Florida sun while you cruise on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. If it’s FUN You’re After, We Have it! Everything you’ll need on your adventure is provided. Visit Caladesi State Park, Honeymoon Island & John’s Pass, to name a few. See dolphins and pass the luxurious mansions along the intracoastal. Amazing beach scooter trips from Clearwater to Ft. DeSoto and more. Navigate your way on a single or double kayak while you enjoy the sun. From our docks, we are one hour from John’s Pass where you can sight more dolphins than anywhere else. Along the way you will cruise through The Narrows, a bird sanctuary for Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, and the beautiful pink Rosetta Spoonbills. Take some more time and continue north to explore Caladesi Island, voted #1 beach in America. On the island you can enjoy the day picnicking, searching for shells, swimming the turquoise waters or just relaxing on the beach. The Hurricane deck boats can head out of Clearwater Pass into the Gulf of Mexico and anchor off Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island and Three Rookers, where the water is clear enough to snorkel. Cruise down the coast enjoying the open sea and try spotting the dolphins jumping. You can head back into the bay through John’s Pass and stop at your choice of over a dozen plus restaurants for a great meal on the water. And as you come back in, Island Marine’s courteous staff will be there to help you dock the boat. If you’re thinking maybe you’ll get lost, not to worry, our boats have Garmin GPS, just follow the line! We also have other pre-planned routes and fun destinations on detailed maps built in. All boats have GPS trackers giving us details of your position so you and your family are safe. Would you like to play on the water without a motor? Try paddleboarding (the latest craze) or single or double kayaking. The intracoastal waterways are wide and safe enough you'll be able to enjoy yourself motoring around on paddle power. You'll see birds and fish of all kinds, even dolphins, plus homes of the rich and famous. And great way for the family to enjoy the day and we provide everything you'll need and then some. Would you prefer to stay on the ground? Try a breezy trip on a bike or a scooter. Go North towards Clearwater beach where you'll find incredible dining and unique shops. Go South towards John's pass and you'll find the same, plus entertainment. Go for a few hours or spend the day. The speed limit on Gulf Blvd is limited to 30 mph and there's a dedicated bike lane so it's a very safe place to ride up and down with the Gulf of Mexico within a glance to either side, depending on which direction you're going. We hope to see you soon on your next trip to sunny Florida.
United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“boat rental”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

We are from the UK and regular visitors to this area and love to rent a boat for the day or just a few hours.. this is the only place we go to for that rental. the service is excellent and Greg is the most happy and helpful guy... we have recommended them to many of the people we meet during our vacation.. we will be back in 2015 and look forward to seeing the guys at island marina once again.. dont go anywhere else people..

Visited May 2014
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Leesburg, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
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“Renting a boat in Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat from Neil at Island Marine Rentals during our vacation in Clearwater Beach and it was beyond our expectations! We had a party of 10 that included 6 kids (ages 3 to 14) and Island Marine was helpful in everyway! When we showed up we were immediately greeted by a boat hand that unloaded our entire car and wheeled it to our boat. We went inside and were greeted with another friendly smile and hello and filled out all of the paperwork etc.. Once on the boat we were given very detailed information on the boat and operating it. It was very thorough and very helpful. We set off on our journey heading North to see the beautiful scenery of Caladessi Island and three Ruckers Island which is a barren natural island perfect for shelling and exploring! We stopped at a great Fish Taco Restaurant that Neil back at Island Marine had recommended. It was awesome to pull right up to a dock at the restaurant and hop off for lunch. We made it to Ruckers Island and were enjoying our trip when all of a sudden we realized that the tide had started going out and we needed to push back or risk being beached. Well, unfortunately, we ended up being beached on a deserted island and had to call back to Island Maine to let them know, that we needed help:) Neil was awesome and told us it was no problem and they would be out to help us as soon as they could. We sat and waited patiently enjoying the beauty of the island and witnessing the most beautiful sunset! Neil and his Dad showed up and we were rescued:) We again were greeted with friendly smiles, and warm hellos and immediately we all felt at ease. We felt awful that we had to inconvenience Neil and his Dad and have them come out after their long day working. We felt really bad for his Dad because he had to stay with our beached boat until the tide came back in and he could unbeach the boat. That ended up being a long time--he returned back to the marina at 3:15 am:( Neil returned us to the marina at 9:30 and after a long day of exploring the beautiful waters of the area we were happy to on dry land and feed the kids! Neil never once seemed put out or annoyed with us, and instead made us feel like we were out on the boat for a really nice evening cruise with a friend. He even called his wife and asked her to have the bathrooms opened for us and our loading carts at the dock so we could unload quickly and use the facilities. We really appreciated his laid back attitude and friendly professional demeanor. We can't recommend Island Marine enough and even with out going above and beyond they were 5 star. I wish we could give them 10 stars!

Visited April 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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“Bike Rental”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We rented bikes form here back in 2012. The bikes are a little bit well used but the employees were over the top accomodating to us.They delivered the bikes and picked them up from us in Clearwater Beach.

Visited May 2013
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IslandMarineRentals, Owner at Island Marine Rentals, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thanks for your posting and being a loyal customer. We updated our entire bike fleet with top of the line Giant beach cruisers and hybrids in December 2013 and would love to see you come back in again!
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great place to rent Kayaks and Boats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We've been coming to the area for a few years and have been wanting to go kayaking and/or boating and just never get around to it. We are so happy that we stopped by Island Marine to see what they had available on Saturday. We rented Kayaks on Saturday then a 19' Hurricane on Sunday. Both rental experiences were easy and seamless. For the kayak, we were charged initially for one hour and were told we could come back whenever we're ready. We really liked this approach instead of having to commit up front to a specific time period. We started our trip in the inner coastal for about an hour and a half, then the guys gave us some wheels and we were able to cross over to the gulf for an hour.

On Sunday, we booked a boat for a 4 hour trip. When we arrived, Neil recognized us from the day before and we were greeted by name, nice touch! We were given thorough instructions on how to operate the boat and some suggestions on where to go by Cody. The weather wasn't the greatest so we started to come back an hour early. When we got there, we were able to use the facilities, then the guys convinces us to go back out and use the rest of our time. We're so glad we did, the sun came back out and we had 4 dolphins following us almost the whole time.

This guys working at Island Marine, Josh, Neil and Cody were all sincerely friendly and incredibly helpful. in contrast to what were are used to experiencing in tourist locations, we really had the feeling that they wanted us to enjoy ourselves and were not just there to make money. The rental equipment was all up to date and easy to use. We felt it was a great price for the overall experience. We will definitely rent from Island Marine the next time we are in the area and suggest the place to anyone who is looking for a fun experience.

Visited March 2014
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IslandMarineRentals, Owner at Island Marine Rentals, responded to this review, April 6, 2014
Thank you so much for the post and for being loyal friends of our business! We really appreciate you coming in! We hope to see you again soon!
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Brantford, Canada
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“The highlight of our vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

We rented a 24' Tritoon for $300 for 10 hours and headed up to Three Rooker Island. Neil was unbelievably helpful in seeing to all our needs and answering all our questions, going above and beyond to help us have a great day fishing.
The boat was fully stocked - cooler with ice ($2 / 8 lb bag), live/bait wells, music, bimini top, toilet - perfect for myself, husband and mother-in-law for a great day out. The island was gorgeous and I could have spent all week there. We saw lots of stingrays, and caught trout, barracuda, shark, lizardfish, catfish and sail catfish. We went for a swim at the island - the water was beautiful, clear and warm.
We used 13 gallons of gas the whole day which cost $68 on top of the rental fee.
We were all very happy with our experience and can't wait to do it again in the near future. I would recommend Island Marine Rentals to everyone!

Visited November 2013
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