Enjoying the Beautiful Keys Waters
Our vacation boats rentals are safe, clean and ready for whatever you've got planned; snorkeling, lobstering, fishing, diving or just spending a relaxing day on the water! If it's been a while since you've been on a boat, we can provide some refresher boat operation or, if you've never driven a boat before, with a little bit of notice we can find you a captain. Love fishing, but never fished in the ocean? We can match you up with expert fishing guides. So, just let us know how you'd like to spend your time on the water, and we will do everything we can to make your time on a boat the highlight of your vacation! We can provide you with the gear you need to enjoy your time on the water in your vacation boat rental. You bring the sunscreen and we'll help with the rest.
Fishing in the Keys
All of the Florida Keys are a playground for sport fish and anglers alike. Their are tons of great fishing spots. You can fish for Dolphin, Redfish, Bonefish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and so much more. For more information on fishing seasons and locations visit floridakeys.com. If you don't have the gear you need for a successful fishing trip let us know and we will make sure you are prepared for a fantastic fishing experience. Big Pine Key Boat Rentals has the perfect vacation boat rentals for your time in the keys.
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"We have been renting boats from Mya for the last 7 years and have always found her to be friendly and helpful. Her boats are in good shape and perform well which enabled us to enjoy the incredible keys fishing."
~@MrsB2850, Trip Advisor
Snorkeling in the Keys
In the waters off the Florida Keys sits the Florida Reef, the third-largest coral barrier reef in the world. There are so many wonderful snorkeling spots along this reef. One of the best spots to experience the beautiful reefs, coral, turtles and rays of the Keys is Looe Key.
Looe Key is just eight nautical miles southwest of Bahia Honda State Park, Looe Key is home to protected coral reef and a host of marine animals. The reef is home to over 150 species of fish including angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda, and moray eel as well as almost 50 species of coral. Big Pine Key Boat Rentals has the perfect vacation boat rentals for your time in the keys no matter the boating activity.
"We had a great experience renting a boat for 3 days here. I called and spoke with Maya about a month before our stay. She listened to what we were wanting to do (mixed bag of snorkeling and fishing) and what type of boat we have at home and suggested something to meet our needs. We got to meet Maya’s husband when we returned the boat and he is a super personable guy too. Seems like they run a top notch place...They are about their boats and their customers. I would not hesitate to recommend them."
~Karinptrck, Trip Advisor`
Diving in the Keys
The Florida Keys have almost 3,000 square nautical miles of marine sanctuary, 6,000 marine species, nine historic wrecks and an estimated 1000 additional shipwrecks. It is also home to the third largest reef in the world. There are some fantastic opportunities for divers at every level. Some of the best diving spots in the keys are...
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. It is a 70 nautical square mile park and was the first underwater park in the United States. Divers can enjoy the colorful, living coral reef and see the famous Christ of the Abyss, an 8.5-foot-tall replica of the bronze cast of Jesus Christ in the Mediterranean sea, submerged offshore in about 25 feet of water.
Looe Key has depths of between seven and thirty feet, making it a mostly shallow dive that is loaded with beautiful coral and marine life. Visability in some areas can me more than ninety feet.
USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg is just seven miles south of Key West. The depth of the intentially sunk vessel is 165 feet, weighing 13,000 tons and draws divers from around the world. It is At 522 feet long and the second-largest ship ever intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef.