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Dolphin Cove Marina
Rented Over 25,000 Boats on Marco Island in the past 5 years!
Q. What time should I arrive for my rental?
A. It takes about 20 minutes to complete safety orientation, chart class, & boat review.
Q. Must I arrive at my rental start time?
A. You can arrive when it is convenient for you as long as you have paid for your boat online. You must still return at your scheduled time. Many people rent for the full day but arrive after 8:30, we will hold the boat for you if you have paid for it already.
Q. What are your prices?
A. Here is a printable price sheet -
Q. What are your hours?
A. We are open from 8 am to 5:00 pm everyday.
Q. What should we bring?
A. We have coolers and ice available for rent. Bring sunscreen, snacks, towels, garbage bags, noodles and drinks. Well behaved dogs are allowed, please keep off seats.
Q. What shouldn't we bring?
Q. Do I need a fishing license?
A. Do not bring grills, charcoal, skis, tubes, or dogs that will damage the boat. No sunscreen/tanning lotion on seats please.
A. All non-residents 16 and over and any resident from 16 to 64 are required to have a Florida license. You can get your license online at:
Q. Do you furnish Navigational Charts?
A. We have detailed charts with top destinations on them. Our experienced Dock Attendants will review our charts, safety equipment, boat operation & orientation checklists with you.
Q. Can I go to a beach?
Q. Do your boats have GPS?
A. Yes, all of our boats have GPS.
Q. Where is the depth finder?
A. Our boats purposefully do not have depth finders. Our experience has found that depth finders give renters a false sense of safety. Our depths go from deep to shallow in a hot second. Staying on our lined route & between the channel markers is your best depth finder to keep you off the sand bars and to avoid a tow. Tip - Use Navigation charts first, boat GPS second, and your phone GPS if you get turned around.
A. Yes, you are allowed to go to the beaches designated with beach balls on the maps/charts. Do not go to any other beaches.
Q. Can I tube or ski behind boat?
A. No, boating in the Gulf is not like boating in a lake. It is too dangerous to ski or tube.
Q. Do you sell shirts?
A. Yes, you can purchase them at check in.
Q. Where can I leave a review?
Q. Do you rent beach chairs, umbrellas, etc.?
A. You can rent beach items at:
Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. Full refunds are given with a 48 hour (2 day) notice. Less than 48 hour notice (including weather related) will receive a 25% refund OR you can reschedule at no extra charge. No-shows are non-refundable. Trip Insurance is available for purchase allowing day of cancellation.
Q. How do we pay for gas?
A. The boat leaves full. Upon return, we will top off the gas. You are responsible for whatever is used.
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