BYOB – Bring Your Own Boat

Your Boating Guide to the Experiencing St. Lucie by Water

Boating is a way of life for locals in St. Lucie and in Fort Pierce there are plenty of full service marinas where boaters can load up on fuel, supplies and other provisions before spending a day out on the water. Most importantly, all public boat ramps are free!

Looking to slip in by boat & stay overnight in St. Lucie? Many hotels in Fort Pierce offer boat slips with overnight accommodations including the Hutchinson Island Plaza Hotel & SuitesDockside Marina & Resort and Indian River Lagoon Waterfront Cottages. Book your stay today!

Ready to dock and dine? Choose from many waterfront restaurants in Fort Pierce. Popular spots include 12A BuoyCobb’s LandingHarborcove Seafood Bar Grill and SushiLittle Jim Bait & TackleOn the Edge Bar and Grill and Crabby’s Dockside. Some eateries even allow customers to bring their own fish for a catch-and-cook experience—but be sure to call first to confirm.

Rent & Explore

Don’t have a boat? Treasure Coast Boat Rentals can set you up with a daily rental. If you’re a member of Freedom Boat Club, a location at the Fort Pierce City Marina offers a huge fleet of vessels. Picnic on the water aboard your boat and set your anchors at The Cove alongside of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park or at a beautiful island in the Indian River Lagoon. Feeling more adventurous? Take the boat out for some world class fishing out in the deep blue Atlantic ocean.

Sit Back & Relax

Looking to let someone else to take the helm so you can sit back and relax? There’s no better way to experience St. Lucie than on the water! Our locals & visitors alike love these unique tours on our beautiful ocean, lagoon & river.

Salty’s Water Sports Dolphin Tour

Is seeing Florida wildlife in their natural habitat on your bucket list? Book a dolphin tour with Salty’s and you will not be disappointed – spot dolphins, manatees & more on a sunny day or during a beautiful sunset.


Southern Style Airboat Tours

Craving adventure? Hop on Captain Rick’s 6-seat airboat & explore Old Florida on the St. Lucie River. Spot alligators, otters, turtles and other animals up-close & feel the wind in your hair.


Indian River Lagoon Waterfront & Swampland Boat Tours

Take the whole family on Captain Chop’s pontoon boat for an exciting boat tour on the Indian River Lagoon. Spot wildlife & have a fun time out on the water!


Sail Aiki

Spend a day in luxury as Sail Aiki takes you out on a private sail to the open ocean or along the Indian River Lagoon, while you sit back & relax with a refreshing beverage in hand. Captain Kyle & first mate Hannah can’t wait to show you around!


Dolphin Watch Boat Tours

This 25-foot pontoon allows up to 6 passengers to cruise in total comfort while enjoying an up-close and personal view of the Indian River Lagoon, and hopefully – dolphins!

See more fun activities on the water here.