Rental Requirements

You must meet the rental requirements below.

  • The minimum age to rent our boat is 35 with 2 years of legitimate boating experience , at least 200 hours at the helm as an operator. A Florida boaters license is required for anyone born after Jan 1, 1988. Anyone acting as an operator of the rental boat MUST be designated as a Sober Driver for the duration of the rental. Anyone suspected (no test required) of drinking alcohol while operating the boat will at the very least, forfeit the $500 deposit.

  • Renters born after Jan 1, 1988 are required to have a Florida boater safety license. Click here for details.
  • A major credit card is required for the $500 damage deposit held on the card for up to 7 days. Any damages caused by the renter are charged to the credit card.
  • Please read our rental FAQ completely.
  • Reservations are required. Book online below.

Cancellation Policy

Below is our cancellation policy details.

  • Cancellations will result in Bluwave issuing a gift card for the full amount for use at a later time. No refunds will be given unless a named storm (Tropical Storm, Hurricane) requires cancellation by Bluwave Boat Rental, LLC.
  • Cancellations due to inclement weather determined by Bluwave Boat Rental as too severe for safe boating operations (Small Craft Advisory or unsafe conditions) will receive full credit in the form of a gift card if re-scheduling is not an option. Refunds will not be given.
  • Weather conditions that are simply not preferred by the boater are not eligible for refunds, however, rescheduling is allowed based upon boat availability with no penalty or gift cards are issued without penalty.
  • Cancellations due to inexperience of the renter determined upon completion of the orientation will also result in a gift card, not a refund. The gift card can be applied toward a charter trip based on availability. If the renter can secure a qualified operator meeting the requirements, rescheduling the rental with the gift card is approved..