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5 Sites to Explore With a Key West Boat Rental

Organized watersports excursions are a fantastic way to explore the waters of Key West, but sometimes it’s nice to be your own captain. For those seeking to enjoy ocean adventures on their own schedule, renting a boat or a private custom charter is the perfect option! We offer half and full day rates for our brand new, state-of-the-art vessels, which include a 18′ Hurricane Sundeck Sport, a 16′ Scarab Jet Boat, or a 19′ Deluxe Scarab Jet Boat for the perfect Key West adventure! With a convenient departure point located right on the Key West Harbor, you’ll have quick and easy access to the most popular points of interest. Snorkel equipment is not included with our rentals so please bring your own gear if you plan to snorkel.

Where to explore with your rental

Here’s a sampling of sites to explore with a Key West boat rental or private charter from Fury.

Sand Key (24° 27.138’N, 81° 52.573’W)

If it’s the coral reef you’re craving, then head to Sand Key, seven miles south of Key West. This popular snorkel spot is home to a historic lighthouse and its shallow reef formations are ideal for novice and experienced snorkelers alike. Tie your boat up to one of the white-and-blue mooring buoys and swim among the rainbows of colorful reef fish. Be sure to wave hi to the Fury Catamaran if you see it! This area is specially protected, so please take only photos and leave only bubbles.

Western Dry Rocks (24° 26.692N, 81° 55.581’W)

Southwest of Key West along the reef tract is Western Dry Rocks. Like Sand Key, it has large rows of shallow coral reef alternating with sand channels, making it a great snorkel spot for scoping colorful fish, the occasional angelfish or even a blue tang!

Boca Grande (24° 32.148’N, 82° 00.594’W)

If you’re in the mood for a backcountry boat ride or soaking up sunshine on a remote beach, then head to Boca Grande 14 miles west of Key West. As you approach the beach on the southwest side, motor slowly for a chance to see groups of dolphins! The island is a wildlife refuge, and while part of the beach is closed for nesting wildlife, the northern half is a perfect picnic spot.

Boca Chica Sandbar (24° 33.295’N, 81° 42.935’W)

In search of sand-between-your-toes relaxation closer to Key West? Then the sandbar south of Boca Chica is just the place for you! Though civilization is within sight, you’ll feel worlds away surrounded by white sand and shallow clear water. You may even be lucky enough to spot a Bahama sea star or queen conch, but be sure to leave nature in its place since both are protected animals.

Cottrell Key (24° 37.131’N, 81° 54.670’W)

The Keys may be famous for their reef, but the mangrove-fringed islands of the backcountry are equally as breathtaking! Cottrell Key, five miles west of Key West, is a great snorkel spot on days when it’s too windy for the reef. Here you’ll find smaller corals nestled among sponge gardens and sea grass meadows. Keep an eye out for sea urchins, nurse sharks, stingrays and possibly sea turtles! If you see our Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Excursion or Island Adventure here, be sure to say hi! Whether you want to snorkel, see dolphins, chill on a sand bar or all of the above, experienced Fury captains will help customize your half-day or full-day adventures, ensuring memories to last a lifetime.

Boat Rentals Departure Points

All boat rentals depart from the dock by the Galleon Resort & Marina located at 617 Front Street.

Please note that GPS coordinates should always be used in conjunction with nautical charts, and boaters are encouraged to stay within marked channels and avoid shallow areas.

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