This crowd-pleaser suggests a cruise in a caddy with your fist on the wheel at twelve o’clock. While noontime is great, it’s “five o’clock somewhere” in the Florida sunshine. The boat features a great turn radius, hosts 6-8 people well, and makes the fishing fine. Meander around the river and have some lunch, or cruise to the islands to look for seashells. No fuzzy dice required.
Welcome to Pirate Monkey Boat Rentals
Don’t Just Rent. Adventure!
Serving Palmetto, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Lower Tampa Bay
Ready to set sail on an unforgettable boating experience? Pirate Monkey Boat Rentals has you covered. Whether you’re longing for a relaxing day on the water, seeking thrilling fishing expeditions, or simply want to soak up the sun with your favorite people, our boat rentals are here to make your maritime adventures a reality.
Located in the scenic paradise of Bradenton FL and serving the lovely boating community of Anna Maria Island, Pirate Monkey Boat Rentals offers a fleet of top-notch vessels that are just itching to hit the open waters. Our team of boating enthusiasts is here to ensure that your journey is smooth sailing from start to finish.
Renting a boat on Pirate Monkey Boat Rentals is simple and hassle-free. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you navigate through the process:
- Choose the type of boat: We offer pontoon and deck boats. Think about your needs, preferences, and the activities you plan to do on the water to select the perfect vessel for your adventure. Call us at 941-735-8385 if you have questions about the right type of boat to rent.
- Decide on destination: Determine where you would like to go boating. We operate in the largest rental area so you have plenty of options to choose from. Whether you want to explore local sandbars or spot dolphins and manatees, pick a destination that suits your interests.
- Consider a boat captain: Depending on your boating experience and personal preference, determine if you need a professional boat captain to accompany you. If you opt for a captain, make sure to call Capt Josh at 941-735-8385 for rates and availability prior to booking your rental.
- Confirm your reservation and sign your waivers: Once you have booked your boat check your confirmation email. Ensure that all terms and conditions are clear, such as rental duration, rental day, and our location. Also in your confirmation are links to your rental agreement and liability waivers. Please have the driver fill out the rental agreement and all members of your party over 17 fill out the liability waivers ahead of time. This allows us to get you on the water faster so you spend more time adventuring in our little spot of paradise.
- Enjoy your day on the water: Congratulations! With your reservation confirmed, you are now ready for an unforgettable day out on the water. Arrive at our marina location where we will familiarize you with the boat’s features, and set off on your adventure, whether it’s fishing, cruising, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the open water.
Now get ready to embark on an incredible boating experience with Pirate Monkey Boat Rentals!
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Choose a boat for your next adventure
Our most popular boats, these jack-of-all-trade-winds will have your group traveling in style with two captain’s chairs and spacious seating. Flexible and responsive, its handling will ease you into a cozy fishing spot or a relaxing beach getaway. Whatever fun you envision, the tri-hull design keeps you feeling chill on the water and remembering why every Jimmy Buffett song makes sense.
Our customer favorite “Sunburned Sal” is now updated with new loungers, helm, and electronics to keep you shipshape, safe, and taking your backyard picnic out on the water. Though not the “pretty girl next door”, Sal’s beauty lies in her flexibility and handling, offering more towel time at your choice hangout beach or cooling off with your pup at Desoto. Her sweet tri-hull design slices through the water so you can dish out the fun to your friends and family. Chips and dessert not included, but she has plenty of space and seating to enjoy it.
Still thinking about that day on the water, relaxing at a sandbar with family and friends, but haven’t picked a date? No worries. Purchase a gift card and book your rental when you’re ready.
Decide on your destination
Egmont Key, a small island off the coast of Anna Maria Island, FL, is a must-see destination. With a boat rental from Palmetto, FL, you can set sail for Egmont Key and explore all its hidden treasures. Discover the stunning natural beauty and rich history of the island, including the lighthouse built in 1898 and Fort Dade, which was constructed during the Spanish American war. Don’t miss the opportunity to relax on the beautiful beaches, go snorkeling along the reefs, and explore the nature trails where you might spot a turtle or two!
Anna Maria Island is a popular barrier island known for its miles of white sandy beaches nestled between the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and peninsular Florida. Immerse yourself in the island’s laid-back atmosphere as you soak up the sun, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline. With its charming shops, restaurants, and stunning natural landscapes, Anna Maria Island offers something for everyone.
Jewfish Key sandbar, located between Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island, is renowned as one of the most beautiful sandbars in Florida. Take a boat ride to this picturesque spot and experience the crystal-clear waters, soft sandy beaches, and abundant sea creatures. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic, collect seashells, go fishing, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
Fort De Soto is a popular destination that offers a diverse range of activities. Visit the historic fort, lounge on the beautiful beach, play in the white sand, and explore the many trails, tidal pools, and unique lagoon. This serene destination provides calm waters and fantastic wildlife views, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying a variety of recreational opportunities.
The Manatee River, flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, is a 36-mile river that provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Explore its calm waters, witness the abundant marine life, and appreciate the natural beauty of this scenic river.
Palma Sola Bay is a small bay located off the intercoastal waterway near Anna Maria Island. This popular destination offers opportunities for fishing, swimming, and viewing wildlife. Take in the breathtaking views, witness the diverse marine ecosystem, and enjoy the serenity of this picturesque bay.
Confirm your boating license
Get your temporary Florida boater’s safety card
In Florida, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must pass an approved boater safety course and have in their possession photographic identification and a boater safety identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
For a temporary 90 day license (30 minutes to complete) please take the test HERE
About Pirate Monkey Boat Rentals
At Pirate Monkey Boat Rentals we believe in adventure for everyone, whether you’re a local, familiar with our pristine waters, or a visitor, eager to explore our nook of Florida coastline. We strive to make your day on the water a smooth process so the only surprises you encounter are fun. “Don’t just rent. Adventure!” is more than our tagline. Our entire crew embodies this passion, from our experienced dockhands, to our owners—a Special Ops veteran and his diabolical writer wife. When our clients return to the dock, sun-drenched and delighted, we’re reminded why we love what we do. We share in the adventure too.
Pirate Monkey Boat Rental is a marina based company located on the Manatee River. We offer deck boat and pontoon rentals with the least restrictions, and pride ourselves on a well-maintained fleet.