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Boat Rentals

Set sail for fun on the water with half day or full day boat rentals!

Cape Crossing Resort & Marina is nestled on a waterway connecting the Indian River and Banana River. Resort guests can explore the Indian River Lagoon, home to amazing wildlife and is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the northern hemisphere.

So much to see and do while boating in our area.

Sail out on the river and watch dolphins & Manatees or even a Rocket Launch! Or just relax on one of the river islands and sandbars. We have a boat perfect for you. All our boats come equipped with:

  1. Registration/ Insurance Documentation
  2. GPS/Depth Finder
  3. Bluetooth Radio
  4. Flairs
  5. Fire Extinguisher
  6. Anchor
  7. Throwable life jacket
  8. Whistle
  9. Life Jackets for all party members
  10. Lines/Rope
  11. Full Gas tank
Cape crossing pontoon boat rentals

Indian River Lagoon

What better way to spend the day than on the beautiful blue waters of the Indian River. Whether you are zipping around on the Indian River Lagoon on a CraigCat or pontoon boat, fishing the flats on the Indian River, or just hanging around one of our many sandbars on a pontoon boat, come join the fun at Cape Crossing Boat Rentals. 

New on the water? No worries.

Click here to access our resource library of waterway maps, boating HOW-TO videos, instructions, checklists and more.

Pontoon Boat Rentals – 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 Rental Rates:

Full Day: $299*

Half Day: $199*

CraigCats Rentals – 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 Rental Rates:

Full Day: $60*

Half Day: $120*

Cancellations and Weather

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Required Documentation

Below are downloadable PDFs of information and forms that must be completed before setting sail on one of our boats. Simply click on each to open and/or download:

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!  We have defined specific waterway parameters that are detailed on this map: (click to download)

What happens if there’s bad weather during your scheduled time?

We do have a bad weather policy and offer full refunds, or the option to reschedule, if it is raining at the time of a scheduled reservation or if there is a 60% chance, or higher, of rain for the day. Because of the nature of Florida weather, we can not offer

 full refunds on a small chance of rain. We also reserve the right to cancel a reservation due to the weather if the conditions are unsafe.

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 Resort & Marina Location:

201 Ivory Coral Lane, Merritt Island, FL 32953

(at the NW corner of SR528 and SR3)

Phone: 800.727.6845

Latitude:      28.4           Longitude:    -80.7