FAQ & Rules
Renters must be 25 years of age or older and have some boating experience.
Boat operators who were born on or after Jan 01, 1988, must have a Florida Boating Safety Education Identification Card to operate a motorboat with a 10 HP engine or more.
If you’ve successfully completed an official boating safety course that is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), your boater education card is welcome in every state that requires mandatory boater education.
For additional information or to obtain a FL Boater’s Safety Card, please visit:
An on-the-water instructional briefing will take place for every rental prior to launch.
No additional fees are charged for a regular boat cleaning. However, should the boat be returned unusually dirty, especially after a fishing trip, we reserve the right to charge no less than $50 and no more than $100 to do the appropriate cleaning.
Every boat is equipped with GPS Marine navigation unit, four lines, four fenders, a boat hook, one anchor, floatable throw cushion, 10 standard orange life jackets, horn, whistle, flares (or an electronic distress ResQFlare), and a first aid kit.
Operation of the vessel is only permitted between sunrise and sunset.
Operation in seas greater than 2 ft. is considered irresponsible and negligent; Therefore, the renter assumes responsibility for catastrophic damages that may occur as a result of operating under unsafe or extreme circumstances. Theft prevention is also the responsibility of the renter.
All boats are covered by Sea Tow Cape Coral commercial towing coverage in the event of mechanical issues. This covers all breakdowns. In the event of grounding, negligence, or running-out of gas, the cost of towing becomes the responsibility of the renter. In the event of any mechanical issues or damages incurred, it is also the responsibility of the renter to notify Sea Tow. Renter is responsible for ensuring the vessel is returned on time. A late fee of $79 / per hour will be charged for late returns. All boats must be returned with a full tank of gas.
Sea Tow Boarders:
Navigation of powerboats is confined to the inshore and near shore waters of SWFL. No more than 5 miles out adjacent to Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties.
Sea Tow boarders: North - Captiva Pass/Matlacha Pass South - Big Hickory Pass River - Alva
A minimum of 2 days is required for all rentals. Gulf access is required at the local address of the renter as our boats are transported by water only. We do not currently offer delivery or pick-up services, so it is important to consider the distance from dock-to-dock before finalizing reservations. Our boats are located on private property, and will depart from and be returned to the designated location at an appointed time. In addition to the daily rental rate, a $1000 security deposit is collected for every rental. The security deposit is fully refundable provided the boat is returned on time, without losses or damages, and with a full tank of gas.