Cape Coral Boating

Cape Coral boating, canoeing, and kayaking - find out about boat rentals, boat ramps, and marinas - fun on the water in our Southwest Florida paradise!

Cape Coral has over 400 miles of canals, lakes, the Caloosahatchee River and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.

If you like boating, you will love it here!

It's so much fun to take the boat out for a day, head over to Ft Myers Beach and anchor off shore. 

Then have a picnic lunch, and relax and float in the water.  Or, head over to Sanibel to look for shells .......... or maybe Lover's Key to find a deserted stretch of beach.

You'll also want to explore the islands of Captiva, North Captiva, Useppa Island, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Pine Island and Matlacha.

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There are so many places to discover amongst the canals, lakes, river, mangrove stands in the estuaries and bays, islands small and large, and the Gulf.

You'll be able to see dolphins, manatees, and all kinds of fish, and birds.

Then, on the way home if you have time, stop at The Boathouse for snacks or meals at Yacht Club Beach, here in Cape Coral.

And when we get home, it's so refreshing to jump in the pool after being in the saltwater and having our hair and faces wind-whipped by the salty air.

Scroll down to see Cape Coral boat launches, marinas, boat rentals, kayaking information, and boating regulations.

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Ft Myers Beach

Cape Coral Boat Launches

  • Burnt Store Boat Ramp
    230 Burnt Store Rd. South
    Boat Ramp, restrooms, parking, freshwater access.
  • Horton Park
    2600 S.E. 26th Pl. off of Everest Pkwy.
    Boat Ramp, restrooms, park, and boat trailer parking.
  • Rosen Park on Chantry Canal
    2414 SE 15th Terrace
    Two Saltwater Boat Ramp, boat trailer parking, restrooms, walking trail, and boardwalk.
  • BMX Park Boat Ramp
    SW 7th Court, north of Trafalgar
    Double boat ramp, freshwater canals and lakes, parking, restrooms.
  • Yacht Club Community Park
    5819 Driftwood Pkwy

    Two Boat Ramps, public beach, fishing pier, tennis and
    racquetball courts, pool, BBQ grills, shuffleboard courts,
    playground with handicap accessibility, senior center, and
    meeting rooms.

To get more info and view photos of the the above launches, go to my Boat Ramps and Launches page.

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Cape Coral Florida Marinas

  • Cape Harbour
    Deepwater slips, annual and transient dockage.
    Indoor boat storage, boat sales, and services.
    Free visitor docking for restaurants, dock to boat
    food service available.
  • Tarpon Point Marina
    Wet Slips, boat rentals and services, boating
    instruction, ship store, lounge, pool.
    Harbor Master - Dennis Raney
    6095 Silver King Blvd
    Cape Coral, FL 33914
    (239)549 4900
  • Cape Coral Marine Centre
    Inside dry slips and services, boat rentals,
    boat sales and consignments, repairs.
    1503 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral, Florida 33904
  • Everest Marina
    Wetslips, dry slips, boat sales and services, bait and tackle.
    1838 Everest Parkway
    Cape Coral, FL 33904
    Phone -(239)458-6604
    Fax - (239)458-3804
For more details and photos of these marinas, go to my Cape Coral Marina Information page.

And, just on the border of Cape Coral and Punta Gorda is Burnt Store Marina, a beautiful gated community with golf, tennis, and restaurant.

lovers key

Lovers Key

Cape Coral Boat Rentals

  • Tarpon Point Boat Rentals and Charter Services
    Boat rentals up to 23', kayak rentals, back bay fishing, private parties, corporate outings, dolphin and sunset cruises, shuttle to Ft Myers Beach.
  • Paradise Boat Rentals
    Bowrider deck, pontoon, and center console boats,
    free water toys, beach, and fishing equipment, no
    cleaning or briefing fees, sunrise to sunset.
  • Cape Coral Boat Rentals
    Family-owned business, deck and fishing boats,
    delivery to vacation home available, no cleaning charges,
    fully equipped and insured, instructions provided, extras.
    Cape Harbour
  • Cape Coral Boat Club
    Great selection of rentals, you only have to 21 to rent, also has dry storage and sales of pre-owned boats.
For more information on rentals, sales, and clubs, go to my Cape Coral Boat Rentals and Sales page.
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Tarpon Point and Marina Village


When you think of Cape Coral boating options, don't forget, there is some fantastic kayaking in our area!

You can launch your kayak from the above marinas and boat launches or from these locations that specifically have kayak launches:

  • Sirenia Vista Park on Ceitus Pkwy, to North Spreader Canal system and Matlacha Pass.
  • West Tropicana Pkwy at the dead end, to North Spreader Canal system and Matlacha Pass.
  • Eco Park, which also has single and tandem kayak rentals that run on weekends from October-May, and eco tours along creeks that lead out to the Caloosahtchee River.

The D&D Boat Launch on Pine Island Rd in Matlacha is another good spot. Go to my Cape Coral Kayak Launch Sites page to get more information and see photos.

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Eco Park Kayak Launch

More Cape Coral Boating Info

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Go to my Cape Coral Fishing Page for more boat rentals and fishing charters. Remember to practice safe boating.

Watch out for manatee zones, and sea grass beds.

Manatees are protected by law, they can not be hunted, captured, killed or harassed in any way.

Sea grass beds are homes to manatees and green sea turtles, another protected species.

Find out about the Cape Coral boating regulations regarding wildlife, plus laws, citations, about life jackets, safety, statistics and other information about everything to do with boating in Florida.

To make it fun for kids and adults, you can download a Scavenger Hunt at Florida By Water.

It is recommended that your dog wears a life vest if they are going on a boat or kayak.  Many pet owners worry that their pets will overheat with a vest on and therefore don't use them, but there are more pressing concerns:

  • Make sure the vest fits properly, if it doesn't that could be worse than no vest at all.  Make sure straps and buckles don't rub sensitive parts.
  • Look for foam flotation centered on your dog's body to make swimming easier.
  • Get a vest with a handle or lifting strap.  This is important if your dog abandons ship and you want to bring a slippery, wet dog back on board easily and without capsizing, especially if you're on a canoe or kayak.

Go to BoatUS for more information about dog life vests and other boating information.

Well ....... I don't know about you, but when I think of boating in Southwest Florida, I think of airboat rides in the Everglades.

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Well, you don't have to drive that far because we have the wonderful Archer Airboat Tours, just over in Matlacha, for scenic tours or fishing.

You will definitely want to go on this unique Florida boating experience at least once.

If you prefer something a little more relaxing, you'll want to know about the catamaran charters from Captain Bud at Sail Cape Coral.

You can go for a half-day, all day, sunset, or after-dark cruises.

It's so nice, I can't even describe it ......... you'll just have to go! For more information, go to Cape Coral Sailing.

For more ideas for cruises in Cape Coral and nearby in Ft Myers and even beyond to Key West and the Caribbean, go to my Cape Coral Cruises page.

cape coral sailing

Life is so much better on a boat. So buy, rent, or charter a boat ....... go kayaking, airboating, sailing, and cruising ....... just get out on the water and go boating!

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Cape Harbour

Cape Coral Boating Supplies

For boating supplies in Cape Coral, West Marine, the world's largest boating supply store, is conveniently located at 1012 East Cape Coral Pkwy, (239)540-7300.

Related Pages

Cape Coral Beaches
Yacht Club Beach
Ft Myers Beaches
Lovers Key Beach
Sanibel Beaches
Cape Coral Diving
Cape Coral Cruises
River Boat Cruises

Captiva Beaches
Cape Coral Fishing
Best Fishing
Cape Coral Fishing Charters
Airboat Tours Florida
Cape Coral Golf Courses
Cape Coral Canals
Things to Do in Cape Coral

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