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Sunset Boat Rental | Pontoon and Deck Boat Rentals

A Pirate Monkey Boating company - Don't just rent, adventure!

Looking for the best boat rental experience near Bradenton or Anna Maria Island? Look no further than Sunset Boat Rental! Our premium fleet of pontoon and deck boats is perfect for exploring the beautiful waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the water or an adventurous fishing trip, we’ve got you covered. Our location in the heart of Palmetto, FL makes it easy to access the area’s top attractions, and our affordable prices ensure that everyone can enjoy the thrill of boating. So if you’re searching for boat rentals near me, come check out Sunset Boat Rental and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water.

Serving Palmetto, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Central Florida.

Why Sunset Boat Rental? Aside from our great location, our dedication to the customer experience. We strive to ensure your safety and make sure you have the best possible adventure on the water.

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Temporary Boating Safety CourseIn Florida, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must pass an approved boater safety course and have in their possession photographic identification and a boater safety identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

For a temporary 90 day license (30 minutes to complete) please take the test HERE

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About Sunset Boat Rental (Now a Pirate Monkey Boating company)

At Pirate Monkey Boating we believe in adventure for everyone, whether you’re a local, familiar with our pristine waters, or a visitor, eager to explore our nook of Florida coastline. We strive to make your day on the water a smooth process so the only surprises you encounter are fun. “Don’t just rent, adventure” is more than our tagline. Our entire crew embodies this passion, from our experienced dockhands, to our owners—a Special Ops veteran and his diabolical writer wife. When our clients return to the dock, sun-drenched and delighted, we’re reminded why we love what we do. We share in the adventure too.

Sunset Boat Rental is a marina based boat rental company located on the Manatee River. We offer deck boat and pontoon rentals with the least restrictions, and pride ourselves on a well-maintained fleet.