Renting or chartering a boat is technically the same thing; however, these two terms refer to different boating experiences. This decision comes down to what you want to do, how comfortable and relaxed you want to be, and do you want to be responsible for your experience.
If you seek adventure and have the necessary experience to operate the boat yourself, the boat rental is for you.
Ready to relax and want to experience the Florida Gulf Coast with a local captain, then Chartering is for you. It is almost like taking a cruise, but you can go wherever the wind takes you. The captain is on your schedule and is there to make your trip unforgettable.