New Smyrna Beach and boating are a natural fit. There’s water in virtually every direction. Stick your head out the window to see a river, creek or bay. Head to a local park and find a lake. Keep heading east and you will eventually run smack into the Atlantic Ocean.
Boating is embedded into the local New Smyrna Beach culture. Boat rentals give you an amazing opportunity to enter the water and explore it as you see fit along the inlets and bays or out in the Atlantic.
Did you ever want to access the water your own way? Here is your handy guide to boating in New Smyrna Beach. Plan your vacation getaway before it starts. Avoid senselessly driving around with a boat in tow in pursuit of the best place to enter the water. These are the most accessible marinas near New Smyrna Beach.
The New Smyrna Beach City Marina
The city marina should be your first place to look for boat access and rentals. The location is direct and accessible, with near proximity to the Old Street Historic District.
The dockage rates are also consistent and fair, giving you access to dockage at $7.50 per foot, for the week. Daily rates are $1.25 per foot. Annual and seasonal contracts are also available.
The marina itself has a wonderful guide area, with clean amenities and shower spaces. The city marina is also quite famous for its population of manatees that like to float right on up to the boats.
The city marina is located at 201 N Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 and is accessible 24 hours a day.
River Deck Marina
River Deck Marina is a comparatively smaller boat drop-in. The lower foot traffic makes it a nice and appealing place to drop-in for people who want to take their time and learn the ropes.
A marina store offers everything you might need for the trip, including ski ropes, service parts, apparel, snacks, and sunscreen. A separate bait store has live and reel bat and plenty of equipment. The location even provides boat rentals as well as half and full-day charters.
The marina is located at 111 N. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 and it is an excellent place to enter the local waters.
New Smyrna Marina
The New Smyrna Marina is the quintessential location for accessing deep waters by way of Ponce Inlet or the shallower inshore waters of the Indian River. The location is perhaps most famous for its huge deck restaurant, Outriggers. It is one of the most iconic waterfront restaurants in the city.
Furthermore, a combined marina and tackle shop offers everything you need. Frequent events keep the action happening whether you plan to hit the water or lounge out dockside. The marina also assists in hosting yearly tournaments and live music.
The Indian River is also a showcase for some extraordinary wildlife. If you keep a close eye out along the waters of the river, you can spot herons, roseate spoonbills, and even manatees.
Marinas will often list current boating conditions. You can likely stop by any major New Smyrna marina to find tide details, maps, pictures, and a report of the current conditions. Almost all local marinas will have a fishing guide on deck to offer specific daily insight. These professionals are intense boating enthusiasts, and they have seen virtually all conditions and all circumstances.
Contact us for seasonal details, marina access points, and where to find the best vacation condo rentals. We can get you connected to the kind of boating adventure you have longed for.