Planning Your Perfect Summer Florida Boating Trip

There’s no better way to spend time in the Sunshine State, than out in the sunshine. Whether you are a Florida resident or just visiting to bask in the sun for a couple of weeks over the summer, odds are you are looking to get out on the water. Florida is the perfect place for your boating trip, whether you own your own or are looking for Florida boat rentals. Safeguard has your back with everything you need to keep in mind when planning your summer Florida boating trip. 

Best Florida Boating Cities

Before you can even start thinking about boating in Florida, you need to consider where you are going. With so many options available, it can be hard to narrow down which Florida city is best for you. 

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a 100-mile stretch of islands at the southern tip of Florida. Famous for the sunset along the Key West shoreline and the incomparable snorkeling opportunities, the Florida Keys are a family-friendly city for you to get some time on the water. 

Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is home to more than the Buccaneers and Rays. This bay community is home to some of the best fishing spots and boating opportunities in the country. Not only is Tampa Bay the perfect spot for you to get some water time in, but it’s also close to many islands and other destinations. A trip to Tampa Bay can very quickly turn into a trip to St. Pete, Caladesi Island, or Passage Key. 

Ft. Lauderdale/Miami

No Florida boating trip is complete without a visit to one of the most popular boating destinations on the planet. Ft. Lauderdale and Miami share some incredible canals that can take you on a tour of these incredible cities. There are great fishing spots in these warm, tropical waters with a picture-perfect view of the Miami skyline in the background.

Have a Plan for Your Boat

Knowing where you are going on your boating trip is only half the battle. Now, you have to figure out how to get around on the water. If you’re a resident, that means making sure your boat is registered properly. If you are a visitor, it means making sure you’ve considered all your boat rental options. 

Florida Boat Registration

Similar to cars, and other street vehicles, boats need to be registered within 30 days of purchase. To register your vehicle, visit the Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. Before going, be sure to have all the necessary paperwork to make your visit as seamless as possible.

Florida Boat Storage 

A major challenge of owning your own boat is trying to figure out where to store it during the offseason. While Florida weather is almost always nice, it’s not always the right time to take the boat out for a spin. When it is time to put the boat away for a while, visit Safeguard Self Storage to learn about our boat storage opportunities.

Florida Boat Rentals

If you are flying into Florida, odds are you aren’t flying your boat down there with you. If you are looking to really enjoy your time in the sunshine state, make sure you have control over your boat rental, and boat rental rates as well. While the city you visit is likely to advertise boat rentals at a lot of the local marinas, there are third-party boat rental aggregators that help you compare rates and make sure that extra money is going toward enjoying some great Florida seafood, not just your boat rental.

Florida Self Storage 

Once you have your destination and know how you are going to move around on the water, the rest of the trip is about which places you’re going to visit, what you’re going to eat, and what else you’re going to do. There’s no shortage of ways to spend your vacation time in Florida.
Once you’re home, whether you’re a Florida resident or a distant traveler, you have the hard task of figuring out where to keep everything from your trip. Whether it’s those big suitcases that take up needed garage space or the fishing poles you took with you that you want to keep from getting damaged by being crammed in with the rest of your stuff. If that’s the case, visit Safeguard Self Storage to see which location is the best fit for you. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about what Safeguard has to offer. If you are ready to reserve your storage unit today, visit our website or contact us to get started.

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