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Cape Crossing Boat Rentals

Cape Crossing Boat Rentals offer pontoon boats, kayaks, and paddleboards to rent at a very affordable price. We are located right on the barge canal in Merritt Island on our private marina and is the perfect place to explore the Indian River, Banana River and Sykes Creek. It is the perfect place to see manatees, dolphins, and rocket launches!

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Cape Crossing Boat Rental Prices

*10% guest discount

Pontoon Boats

$19900Half Day:
  • Full Day: $299.00


$1000For One Hour:
  • Half Day: $20.00

Paddle Boards

$1500For One Hour:
  • Half Day: $30.00

Indian River Lagoon

What better way to spend the day than on the beautiful blue waters of the Indian River. Whether you are cruising  around the Indian River Lagoon on a kayak or paddle board, fishing the flats on the Indian River, or just hanging around one of our many sandbars on our pontoon boats, come join the fun at Cape Crossing Boat Rentals.

Florida Disclaimer:

By law in the State of Florida, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel powered by 10horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the FWC or a Florida boater education temporary certificate issued by an authorized vendor. Surf & Ski Watersports Rentals proudly provide tests approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). We are registered as authorized vendor for temporary certificates by the FWC. and also state requires you can only rent if you are 18 yrs old and older.

Fishing Information

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.

Who needs a recreational hunting or fishing license or permit?

Florida residents and visitors are required to possess a Florida huntingfreshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in fishing and hunting activities.

  • A license is required to attempt to take fish.  If you cast a line or catch and release, you need a fishing license.
  • A saltwater fishing license is required to attempt to take any native or nonnative marine organisms, such as crabs, lobsters, and marine plants.
  • Licenses and permits are required to help or assist in the take. Someone who is passively participating (setting decoys, calling birds or baiting hooks), whether actively fishing or hunting or not, must have a license and appropriate permits.

Questions and Answers

  • How old do you need to be to drive a boat?

A person must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft in Florida. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is required to either have successfully completed a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating education course or have passed a course equivalency or temporary certificate examination and have in their possession a boating education ID card and a photo identification card before operating a vessel with a motor of 10 HP or more in Florida. Identification cards for persons completing the course or the equivalency exam are good for a lifetime. Temporary Certificate exams are made available to the public through contractors. The temporary certificate is valid for 12 months from the issue date.

  • How old do you need to be to rent a boat by myself?

Must be 21 years old to rent our boats.

  • Do you allow pets on the boats?

We allow your pets to enjoy the boat ride!

  • Where can we go with your boats?
You can explore the Indian, Banana River, and Sykes Creek!
  • Is there a deposit required?

We require a credit card and signature for the damage agreement for any damages to the vessel.