Frequently Asked Questions
Blind Pass Marina and Sea Hags Bar & Grill share the same parking lot. Single vehicles may park in the marked Marina Permit Parking spots (permits given at Rental Hut). Additional vehicles will be asked to park in the overflow lot on the southeast side of the property. Staff on site will help to direct you.
Yes. The Marina grants our customers access to the facilities on site. Restrooms remain locked at all times, so a key must be obtained from staff at the Rental Hut.
The fleet at Blind Pass Boat and Jet Ski Rental is comprised of a variety of boats. The fleet can also change from season to season or even month to month, as new boats are added and older models removed. But as a general rule of thumb, no vessels or motors in the fleet are older than three (3) years old.
The crew at Blind Pass is full of ideas on how to make your day on the water special. Afterall, we play on these waters all the time, so make good use of our experience. Some of our favorite spots and how to get there include: Shell Key (boat rental, jet ski tour, charter), John’s Pass Sandbars (boat rental, jet ski tour, charter), Bunce’s Pass Sandbar (jet ski tour, charter), Egmont Key (charter only).
If you are not taking advantage of our Dockside Delivery & Pick Up, all vessels must board, depart, return and disembark from our docks a 9555 Blind Pass Rd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706.
You must be at least 18 years old with valid I.D. to sign our contracts.
Yes, if you are born after January 1, 1988. You can apply to get a temporary boating license in the state of Florida here. Please follow these easy 4 steps:
1. Register and pay the course fee
2. Study the material and/or take the test
3. Once you’ve passed the test, complete your certificate info and create your 4-digit PIN
4. Download or print your course completion document and bring it with you
Other states’ boater cards may be applicable in the state of Florida if bearing an N.A.S.B.L.A. accreditation.
Age 16 is the youngest a person can be to operate a jet ski with Blind Pass. Mom or Dad still must be present to sign the minor up for the activity and operator prerequisites must be met, including valid driver’s license, Florida or N.A.S.B.L.A. boaters education card, and a $500.00 deposit per jet ski.
Just a valid driver’s license and major credit card for a refundable deposit. Also, operators born after January 1, 1988 are required to have proof of completing the Florida or N.A.S.B.L.A. Boaters Education Course on their person while driving.
All vessel departures require a $500.00 deposit per vessel. This is most commonly done with a major credit card, and the funds will be released once the vessel has finished the Return Check-In.
Yes, a child may ride aboard the jet ski. We do express caution when conditions are more dangerous than mild and will always insist the child sit behind the operator.
No, we will limit the riding area based on water conditions. Normally the riding areas are the following:
- Rental Skis: in the Gulf of Mexico between the Don Cesar Hotel on St Pete Beach, and the Bilmar Hotel on Treasure Island
- Rental Boats: in the intra-coastal and near coastal waters from the Northern coast of Shell Key to the Reddington Long Pier
For safety reasons, everyone has to be back to the docks at least one hour prior to sunset. Our operating hours are 9:00 AM to 1 hour before sunset, everyday weather permitting. Vessels participating in our Dock Side Delivery & Pick Up may only operate 1 hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset.
- Jet ski rental: No reservations are taken for Jet Ski Rentals, all skis are available on a First Come, First Served basis.
- Jet ski tour: Yes, you may make a reservation for the Jet Ski Tour, but a minimum of 2 skis must be participating for the Tour to depart.
- Boat rental: Yes, you may make a reservation for any boat, we recommend planning weekend trips at least three days in advance and even farther ahead for Holiday Weekends. We have several boats in the fleet and it is not uncommon to walk in for a boat rental, but specific boats may be unavailable.
- Charter boat: Yes, you must book ahead for any Charter activity. Please confirm all activities you would like included in your charter with your captain prior to your scheduled departure time.
*You may make a reservation in person at 9555 Blind Pass Rd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706.
*Call in to book over the phone at (727) 360-8669
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your departure. There is paperwork to read and sign. We also need sufficient time to instruct the driver on the riding area, particulars to their float plan, and orientate them to the features of the boat. If you are late you are cutting into your rental time.
Yes, 24 hour notice is required for all cancellations to avoid a $50 cancellation fee. No-Call/No-Shows will be charged the full rate of their reservation.
If you make a reservation and the weather is bad (Small Craft Advisory, Marine Hazard Statement, Limited Visibility), there is no cancellation fee. You have the option to cancel or to reschedule for a better time or day. We recommend scheduling your boat rental at the beginning of your stay to allow for cancellations in case of bad weather.
If you are already on the water when the weather turns bad, you will only be charged for time on the water, or until you are back at the docks.
Yes, all boats are equipped with a chart of the riding area. If using your own source to navigate, please ensure it is updated for the most relevant information.
Jet ski rates include fuel; boat and charter rates do not.
Just like driving a car, we cannot estimate the amount of fuel that you will burn during your rental time. It will depend on which boat you are renting and what you do during your day on the water. Fuel economy will change with speed, weight being carried (persons, and cargo), and sea conditions. The best we can tell you is that the tank will be full when you depart and upon return we top-off the boat so that we have an exact measurement of fuel consumed. A good rule of thumb: the slower you go, the less you burn.
Yes, prices on the website are always accurate. Vessels options may changes as new boats are acquired and older boats removed from the fleet.
Yes, liability insurance is included in the rate, but you are financially responsible in the case of damages to the equipment.
Should the vessel develop any issues during your trip call us IMMEDIATELY for assistance. We can solve problems very quickly, but only if we are made aware of the issue.
Yes, in Florida you must now have a fishing license anytime you put a line in the water. Contact the F.W.C. for purchasing a fishing license at 1-888-347-4356 or at myfwc.com.
Fishing is not available on all vessels; check with staff if your vessel can be used for fishing.
No, for safety and insurance reasons we do not allow the vessel to be used for any towing activities.
We do provide a Captained option for those who would like to participate in watersports such as tubing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing.
Currently sailboats are not part of our fleet.