Welcome to Beachside Boat Rentals!
Beachside Boat Rentals offers affordable boat rentals for fishing, birdwatching and exploring scenic East-Central Florida’s Indian River Lagoon and Sykes Creek. We feature 18-foot and 24-foot pontoon boats, comfortably seating groups of up to 4 and 10, respectively. We also maintain 23-foot Hunter sailing vessels, perfect for seafaring the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, right off the coast of world famous Cocoa Beach.
Rental rates start at just $125.00 for up to 4 hours on the 18′ pontoon. The 24′ pontoon starts at 220/half-day.
We are conveniently located near many East Florida and Central Florida attractions and tourist destinations including the Orlando area amusement parks, Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.
Fishing the Indian River Lagoon
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 Cocoa 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. Come visit us at the newly opened Harbortown Marina Store for gear, bait and snacks for your trip! Don’t have a fishing license? No problem! We can access the Florida State licensing board, process and print a license right from our office.
Nature Lovers Welcome!
Some visitors may be asking themselves, What on earth is a manatee? Only the cutest cuddly critter in Cocoa! Picture a puppy dog, except bigger, maybe 1300 lbs…with a flipper. These docile creatures are often seen lumbering about through the Indian and Banana Rivers. Bottlenose dolphins make for another common sight, frequently providing a unique escort to vessels as they glide abeam and race the bow. Bird watchers will want to bring their binoculars as the Lagoon has a growing reputation for one of the most diverse birding spots in the country. The nature lover will be delighted by sightings of herons, egrets, ibis, and roseate spoonbills, to name a few.
Indian River Lagoon
The Indian River Lagoon is North America’s most diverse estuary with more than 2,200 different species of animals and 2,100 species of plants. It is home to hundreds of bottlenose dolphin and nearly 1/3 of the nation’s manatee population. Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Common Snook and Tarpon are among the gamefish sought after by anglers.
Contact us at (321) 624-5537 to schedule a boat rental today!
We are located at:
2700 Harbortown Drive
Merritt Island, FL 32952
For additional information regarding Sailing Lessons and Sailboat Rentals, visit us at Beachside Sailing.