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Many people dream of having their very own boat to sail along the Florida coast, but this isn’t always a feasible or affordable option. That’s why we love boat Airbnbs that allow you to enjoy the boat life for a little while and have a truly unique vacation experience! The Sunshine State has many boats available through Airbnb that you can stay on overnight and explore the local area.
Here are some top boat Airbnbs in Florida to choose from.
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Two guests can stay on this cozy houseboat via Airbnb and be at the Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage in Stuart. It’s just a five-minute walk to the historic downtown area with all the shops and restaurants. Right at the marina where the boat is docked, you’ll find a coffee bar and restaurant too. When you stay here, it’s only six miles to get to the lovely beaches of Martin County. The Airbnb host also provides two bikes that you can ride to check out the area. Amenities provided on the boat include Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, and a kitchen. Pets are allowed to join you on the boat.
Here’s a unique boat that was built in 1973 in Sweden and made of concrete. It had gone around the world twice before arriving to Sanford. The boat has been updated with modern amenities and has a nice sundeck. There are many amenities at the marina too, including a restaurant/bar, pool, showers, store, and laundry facilities. Since the boat is in the water, it does move and rock a bit while you’re on it. But that’s just part of the adventure! The boat sleeps up to four people but does not allow pets.
Although this isn’t a traditional boat, it is definitely a unique way to stay on the water off the coast of Florida! This tiki suite sleeps two people and is equipped with a hardwood deck and flooring, TV, king-size mattress, freshwater tank, electric mini fridge, and other updated fixtures. Your rental also comes with two inflatable paddleboards, snorkel gear, a double hammock, swim ladder, and Wi-Fi mobile hotspot. It is only possible to access this Airbnb by boat, and the local marine services company can shuttle you out here. Book this Airbnb for an off-grid living experience that you’ll never forget.
Another houseboat in Stuart, Florida worth considering for your next trip is this one in the Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage. It’s close to downtown and comes with complimentary bikes to use. Two people can stay here and sleep on the sofa bed in the bedroom area. This is a pet-friendly boat that is affordable and that comes with a fridge, microwave, air conditioning, TV, and Wi-Fi. The docked location of this boat is just a half mile from Downtown Stuart.
Up to four or five people can stay on this sailboat Airbnb that has been transformed into a floating hotel at a lovely marina. This boat offers a glamping-style experience but has comfortable amenities, such as electricity and air conditioning. There are no bathrooms onboard the boat though, so you’ll have to walk to the marina bathrooms nearby. These facilities are open 24/7 and maintained daily. This boat is within walking distance of many Cocoa Beach attractions, such as the kayak and SUP rental shops, restaurants, and the beach. Book this Airbnb for a true adventure, and bring your pet along!
Get to know a different side of Miami with a stay on this boat that’s anchored in Key Biscayne Bay. From here, you can see the Miami skyline and enjoy a unique experience of living onboard a boat. The host transports you from the shore to the boat and offers two kayaks that you’re welcome to use. If you want to get back to shore and the host isn’t available, you can pay to take the water taxi instead. Onboard the boat, you’ll find a basic toilet and fresh water. This is a very popular and highly rated Airbnb boat but one that does not allow pets.
It’s fun to stay on this small yacht when you’re in the Panama City area of Florida and get a sense of what boat life is all about. It’s a nice spot for two people and has a queen-size bed in the main living area for sleeping. Amenities provided here include a kitchen, TV with standard cable, Wi-Fi, breakfast, air conditioning, and a dedicated workspace. Long-term stays are allowed on this rental boat. However, pets are not allowed onboard.
Six people can sleep on this 43-foot SeaRay yacht that is located just outside historic Downtown St. Augustine. In addition to overnight stays, captain-chartered private cruises are also available. This is a comfortable yacht that has two staterooms – one with a queen-size bed and the other with a bunk bed and double sofa bed. Features of the boat include a kitchen with basic appliances, Wi-Fi, bathroom with shower and toilet, air conditioning, and radio. Pets are not allowed on the boat, but the host has other vessels that are pet-friendly.
The Ocean Angel Motor Yacht is a boat for rent in the Pensacola area that sleeps five guests and is 40 feet in length. This Ocean Alexander 390 Sundeck has a large outdoor sundeck, flybridge, and bow with seating. It is docked at the Perdido Key Resort and Marina in Perdido Key, which is just outside of Pensacola. Airbnb guests can use the resort’s bathhouses, laundromat, pool, and clubhouse. It’s a nice rental because you’ll have access to all of the boat and all of the resort’s amenities. Meanwhile, there are great restaurants within walking distance or a five-minute car ride away.
This 31-foot powerboat is a fun Airbnb rental with a small cabin that can sleep two people. It’s docked in an upscale marina that’s close to a nice restaurant, two bars, and a pool and gym. There is a bathroom and kitchenette located on the boat, but it’s best to primarily use the marina bathroom. The boat also has an outdoor seating area and small table in the cockpit area so enjoy some time outdoors. This boat stays at the dock, but if you want to go out on the water, there are charter boats available here at the marina, which is about five miles from Downtown Key West.
Relax and enjoy this houseboat that can sleep up to four guests when you’re looking for a unique Florida experience. It’s docked in a marina with four restaurants, a pool, paddleboard rentals, a yoga studio, and a farmers’ market on Fridays. The sleeping arrangements are two twin beds and a futon. The boat is also equipped with Wi-Fi, a TV, games, a fridge, microwave, hot plate, grill, and kitchen supplies. The host makes a 12-foot rowboat and two bikes available for you to use. However, pets are not allowed on the boat.
This yacht can accommodate up to six guests and is 54 feet in size. It has two bedrooms, a dining area, kitchen, two bathrooms, and living area. The boat is kept in a protected area that has calm waters for sleeping. You can book a charter sunset cruise or dolphin cruise for an extra fee upon request and with advance notice. The boat is just off the Intercoastal Waterway and includes access to a shared pool. It’s possible to get to shopping and restaurants within just five minutes from the boat. This is a pet-friendly boat rental on Airbnb.
Docked in the Biscayne Bay, this sailboat accommodates two people looking for a fun trip in Miami. It’s in the Coconut Grove area and comes with two kayaks for you to use. The host will take you from the dinghy dock to the rental boat. Guests should know that there is no air conditioning or hot water on the boat and that some nights can be rocky depending on the weather conditions. For preparing meals, you can use the charcoal grill and the cooler with ice. The sleeping arrangements are two single beds, but pets are not allowed on this boat.