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Set sail for fun on the water

with half day, full day & hourly rentals!

Paddle or motor from the beautiful Cape Crossing Resort & Marina to the river and watch dolphins & Manatees or even a Rocket Launch! Or just relax on one of the river islands and sandbars. In-house guests of Cape Crossing Resort & Marina receive a discount on rentals. We have a boat or board perfect for you. 

Kayak, paddle board, and pontoon rentals are available for exploring the rivers, canal, or many of its tributaries for a relaxing afternoon. Entertain friends and family while cruising at a gentle pace along the river’s edge. Our pontoon boats are 20 to 22 ft. in length and seat up to 8 people. Pets are welcomed too.

Fishing pole rentals are $10, and we sell frozen bait shrimp and mullet for $5 a bag.

Pontoon boat rentals

Pontoon Boats – great for the whole family!

Kayak, paddle board, and pontoon rentals are available for exploring the rivers, canal, or many of its tributaries for a relaxing afternoon. Entertain friends and family while cruising at a gentle pace along the river’s edge. Our pontoon boats are 20 to 22 ft. in length and seat up to 8 people. Pets are welcomed too.

Pontoon Boat Rates:

Starting at

Full Day: $369*

Half Day: $249*

craigcat boat rentals and river fishing

CraigCats – great for couples!

The CraigCat a unique watercraft that is the world’s finest and only compact power catamaran of its kind. The ergonomic, side-by-side seating and dual-action controls provide an incredible experience you can only get with a CraigCat®. It’s the only power catamaran boat that has the versatility for fishing, day cruising, relaxing or diving.

CraigCat Boat Rates:

One Hour: $60*

Two Hour: $100*

Half Day: $140*

Catamaran Sailboat Tour Adventures on Sail Cocoa Beach

Explore the Space Coast aboard catamaran sailing boat trips. Dolphins, SpaceX, sunsets, cruise ships, wildlife and amazing views await at Sail Cocoa Beach.

Resort Guests get $5 OFF each ticket! Book now with promo code capecrossing
paddle board and kayak rentals

Kayaks & Paddleboards

Paddle sitting or standing to one of the river islands and sandbars.

Kayak Rates:

SINGLE

One Hour: $10

Half Day: $20

 

DOUBLE

One Hour: $15

Half Day: $30

 Paddleboard Rates:

One Hour: $15

Half Day: $30

Boat/Board Rental Day & Times:

Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Marina Location:

201 Ivory Coral Lane, Merritt Island, FL 32953 

(at the NW corner of SR528 and SR3)

Convenient to Multiple Waterways.

Cape Crossing Boat Rentals is located at Cape Crossing Resort & Marina – a waterfront “Island” style resort located on Merritt Island, Florida. The resort and marina are situated on a canal connecting the Sykes Creek, Indian River & Banana River!

Boat renters can explore the Indian River Lagoon, an estuary where the salt water from the Atlantic Ocean mixes with the freshwater of Florida. Fish the flats on the river or just hang around one of the many sandbars.

The lagoon is home to amazing wildlife and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the northern hemisphere.

Click to Enlarge the Map to see Boating Hotspots & Boundaries  

Cape Crossing Boat Rentals is located at Cape Crossing Resort & Marina – a waterfront “Island” style resort located on Merritt Island, Florida. The resort and marina are situated on a canal connecting the Sykes Creek, Indian River & Banana River! 

Boat renters can explore the Indian River Lagoon, an estuary where the salt water from the Atlantic Ocean mixes with the freshwater of Florida. Fish the flats on the river or just hang around one of the many sandbars.

The lagoon is home to amazing wildlife and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the northern hemisphere.

Click to Enlarge the Map to see Boating Hotspots & Boundaries  

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

How old do you need to be to drive a boat?

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is required to either have successfully completed a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating education course or have passed a course equivalency or temporary certificate examination and have in their possession a boating education ID card and a photo identification card before operating a vessel with a motor of 10 HP or more in Florida. Identification cards for persons completing the course or the equivalency exam are good for a lifetime. Temporary Certificate exams are made available to the public through contractors. The temporary certificate is valid for 12 months from the issue date.

How old do you need to be to rent a boat by myself?

Must be 21 years old to rent our boats.

Do you allow pets on the boats?

We allow your pets to enjoy the boat ride! There is a $10 pet fee for half day and $20 for a full day. (limit up to two pets)

Where can we go with your boats?

You can explore the Indian, Banana River, and Sykes Creek!

CLICK HERE FOR BOATING PROCEDURES AND CHECK LIST

Fishing like nowhere else.

The Indian River Lagoon is home to a wide array of sport and game fish. Popular species include snook, redfish, tarpon and spotted sea trout. The Space Coast area has indeed been called “The Salt Water Trout Capitol of the World.” Drum, sheepshead, catfish and ladyfish also swim the Lagoon system and its estuaries, making game for lighter tackle. Cast nets are likely to nab mullet schooling in shallow waters of the barge canals and close-to-shore fishing spots. Fishing pole rentals are $10, and we sell frozen bait shrimp and mullet for $5 a bag.   Click to contact us about our Fishing Packages!

*Florida Disclaimer:

Must be 21 years old to rent a boat. By law in the State of 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 his/her possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the FWC or a Florida boater education temporary certificate issued by an authorized vendor.

Cape Crossing Boat Rentals Contact Information:

201 Ivory Coral Lane, Merritt Island, FL 32953 (at the NW corner of SR528 and SR3)

Phone: 800.727.6845

Email: boats@capecrossing.com