Rent a Boat for Your Family on a Gulf Shores Vacation

Boating in Gulf Shores Alabama on family vacation

Your Gulf Shores vacation should include a ton of time soaking in some time near the gorgeous water. While staying on the beach is fun and relaxing, you can’t miss the hands-on experience of getting on a boat and exploring the area for yourself. Boating in Gulf Shores can be one of the best family-friendly activities for you and your group.

Gulf Shores Boat Rentals

There are lots of different boat rental companies to choose from in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. One such company is Wallace Boat Rentals, a family-run operation that will help you make the most of your day on the boat. Their wheelchair-accessible boats are ideal for anyone at any skill level, and life jackets and safety gear are included in your price. You don’t need a boating license, and their friendly staff will teach you how to operate the boat for the best experience.

Another great local company is Orange Beach Boat Rentals, which prides itself on having a clean boat and a convenient location. You will need a bit of previous boating experience to rent here, but the staff will ensure you are fully comfortable with operating the vessel before you leave. They invite you to bring your coolers and your pets along! You’ll have more than 20 miles of water to explore and, hopefully, spot some wildlife!

Gulf Shores Marinas

The area also has several marinas for you to get everything you need for a fun day on the boat. ICC Marine Storage in Gulf Shores makes it easy to store your boat, as they’re conveniently located in the Intra Coastal Canal. They also offer electrical and mechanical repairs to make sure you’re safe and secure on the water.

Additionally, Homeport Marina is a popular option for boaters in Gulf Shores. They’re located near tons of great stops like LuLu’s Restaurants and the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, so you’ll be able to continue the fun even once you get off the boat. Their dock store provides all your basic needs, and their staff is always friendly and helpful.

One convenient marina in Orange Beach is Happy Harbor. They feature the highest quality fuel to keep your boat in tip-top shape, and they have a fully stocked store to be your one-stop shop before you get on the water. You can store your boat for as long as you need with their monthly, weekly, or daily rates, and the staff takes careful care of your boat every time you dock.

Where to Take Your Boat

So once you get on your boat, where do you go? Head to Orange Beach to explore the nature at Robinson Island and Bird Island Park, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many boat-friendly restaurants, like Tacky Jack’s or Flora-Bama Yacht Club.

Of course, you can also pack your own lunch and head out into deeper waters to try your hand at fishing! If you don’t mind traveling just a bit down the coast, head to Fort Morgan for some great fishing opportunities. The possibilities are truly endless.

Margarittaville West vacation rental gives you direct access to the beach.

Where to Stay

Fort Morgan Property Management is proud to have tons of selections for Gulf Shores home rentals for your group, and many give close access to the water and potential sightings of sea turtles so you never have to be far from the action! Whether you bring your own boat or choose to rent one for your stay, we have rentals that are conveniently located, well-priced, and perfect for your special requests.

Contact us today for more information about our vacation rentals on Gulf Shores. Our knowledgeable staff can’t wait to help you plan the getaway of your dreams!


Fort Morgan Property Management
6930 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
(800) 959-7326