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Boat Rental Seekers Process & Policies

This page will help give you an idea of what to expect when you call, the basic requirements for boat operation, and any other information that will help you plan your adventure. 

On the Day of
Boat Operating
Requirements to Rent a boat

On the Day of Your Rental

**Please arrive on time!**
If you're running late, please call or text us at

Our fleets are launched from various public access boat ramps in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. Each boat ramp offers plenty of free parking.

  • After reaching the boat ramp location you selected during your booking, park your car in the free parking lot, which provides ample parking spaces. From there, it's just a short walk to the boat ramp.

  • At the boat ramp, the captain or mate will be ready and waiting on the boat, which will be docked and prepared for your adventure.

  • The captain or mate will guide you through a boat safety checklist. Following this, a few signatures will be necessary, including confirmation of your booking receipt and the waiver.

If you have many items to bring aboard, you're welcome to bring your car to the boat ramp, unload your belongings onto the boat, and then return your car to the parking lot.

Click here to access a map image showing the boat's docking area, car parking instructions, and the walking path to the boat.

For those who may not be aware, we also offer a 'Private Home Delivery' service for an additional fee of $50, covering both boat drop-off and pick-up.

If you'd like to utilize this service, you can either select the "Home delivery to your home" option during your booking or request it by calling us at

239-9552-800, and we'll be happy to make the necessary arrangements.

Boat Operating


An understanding of how to operate the boat (once onboard) is necessary. It is essential for the safety of everyone in the rental group that they understand the safety information and operating instructions provided for them.

Boat Rentals Seekers LLC reserves the right to refuse service to any individual (or group) if in the opinion of our staff, a question exists regarding their ability to understand and follow the rules, regulations, safety instructions, laws, and/or operation of the boat.

Requirements to Rent a boat

To rent a motorized boat, you must have boating experience.

For those born after 1988, a Boater’s Safety Course and a valid driver’s license are also required.

Click here to find out more about how to get your boater identification card.

Payment & Fuel

You can pay online through our website or over the phone using your credit or debit card.

$600 refundable damage deposit is required.

Fuel charges will be deducted from the security deposit. You will start with a full tank.


Cash payments are accepted, however, you must have a Credit Card for the $600 security deposit to put it on hold. Phone reservation required.

What's Allowed on Your Boat Rental

  • Food and drinks are allowed on board.

  • One dog allowed (under 40lb).

  • Alcoholic beverages allowed (driver cannot drink and drive).

  • Inflatable lounge tubes and rafts are welcome. You can rent tubes from us.

  • Keep a working cell phone with you.

  • Bring fishing rods for fishing. You can rent a Fishing Package from us.

Additional Recommendations:

  • We recommend bringing a bag or a zipper plastic bag to keep your phone, wallet, and car keys safe and dry during the boat ride.

  • For your convenience, we recommend having a trash bag on board if you plan to eat and drink. This makes it easy to dispose of any generated garbage.

What to bring? (optional but recommended)

Cooler / Comfortable Footwear / Bathing Suit / Towels / Sunscreen / Light Jacket / Sweatshirt / Hat / Sunglasses / Change of dry clothes.

What's Allowed on your boat rental



  • Cancellations need to be made 24 hours prior to your rental or you will not receive a full refund. ​

  • If you cancel your reservation last minute you will receive no refund. So please be sure of your dates. We have a very short rental season and cannot afford to have last-minute cancellations.

  • Cancellations need to be made by phone call to (239) 955-2800. We can not receive text or email cancellations.

  • Payment will include a security deposit of $600 – return minus fuel usage. The security deposit must be done by credit card.

  • There is one exception to our policy. If the National Weather Service issues a small craft advisory for our area, we will not allow any rental boats to launch. In this case, you will receive a full refund and you will not be charged any cancellation fee.

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