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Boating on the Forgotten Coast

Franklin County is a boater’s heaven with hundreds of miles of freshwater creeks, sloughs and rivers that empty into nutrient-rich bays and out to the Gulf of Mexico.

Getting out on the water is the easy part here – Franklin County, Florida features more than 40 boat ramps and primitive paddling launches stretching from Alligator Point to Apalachicola. Bring your boat and tie up at one of the area’s 10 commercial marinas. Some can even accommodate you and your boat.

No boat? No problem! You can rent a boat from boat rental operations or charter a trip from one of the many experienced guides in the area.

Boat Rental Companies

Pirates Cove Pontoon Rentals

Pirates Cove Pontoon Rentals

Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Eastpoint, St. George Island

Whether you want to go shelling on Little St. George, cruising the Apalachicola River, or doing some fishing in the Bay...Pirates Cove Pontoon Rentals makes you the captain! Full day…
Adventure Coast Boat Rentals

Adventure Coast Boat Rentals

Eastpoint

If you’re coming to St. George Island or the surrounding areas and don’t have a boat to enjoy the water fishing, watching the dolphins, or just relaxing and looking at…
Gunner Pontoon Rentals

Gunner Pontoon Rentals

Carrabelle

Located on Avenue A in Carrabelle, Gunner Pontoon Rentals has pontoon boats, paddleboards, and bay boats for rent. Their boats are high quality, clean, and affordable. You won't regret renting…
Apalachicola Boat Rentals

Apalachicola Boat Rentals

Eastpoint

Located on Highway 98 in Eastpoint, Wefings Marina does more than boat sales and boat repairs, they have a number of boats available for rent for a day up to…
The Jetski Hut

The Jetski Hut

St. George Island

You can have a blast on a jet ski right on the beach next to the Blue Parrot. The jet ski rental hours of operation are daily from about 10:00…

Marinas

Scipio Creek Marina

Scipio Creek Marina

Apalachicola

Scipio Creek Marina is Apalachicola’s largest marina facility. Dry boat storage, Pure gas and diesel, pump-out station, ship store, jet ski storage, lighted wet slips, shore power available, shower facilities…
Apalachicola Marina Inc.

Apalachicola Marina Inc.

Apalachicola

Accommodates large vessels. Serving commercial fishing boats and recreational boaters.
Water Street Hotel & Marina

Water Street Hotel & Marina

Apalachicola

Located only four blocks from the center of Apalachicola, the Water Street Hotel and Marina is a unique 30 suite hotel and 20 slip marina in an Old Florida setting…
Alligator Point Marina

Alligator Point Marina

Alligator Point

Just off Highway 98 on County Road 370, 14.62 miles southwest of Panacea, Florida, and 25.03 miles east of Carrabelle, Florida is the Alligator Point Marina.  The marina offers dry…
C-Quarters Marina

C-Quarters Marina

Carrabelle

Located in the heart of Carrabelle on Highway 98, C-Quarters Marina is a great place to buy your bait, ice, and drinks before going out on the water. They are…
Carrabelle Boat Club

Carrabelle Boat Club

Carrabelle

Set in one of the most scenic and protected areas of Florida’s coast, Carrabelle Boat Club is an intimate haven for newcomers and natives alike. Delight in secluded beauty while…
Dockside Marina

Dockside Marina

Carrabelle

Full service marina with 60 ton travel lift, wet slips, dry storage, ship store, working yard, and mechanics on duty. Cat authorized dealer. Located on Timber Island in Carrabelle, Florida.
Apalachicola Boat Slips and Ramp

Apalachicola Boat Slips and Ramp

Apalachicola

Providing long-term and overnight guests with the perfect location and amenities. Accommodates vessels up to 40 feet in beam. Each slip offer power, a pump out station, clean restrooms with…
The Moorings

The Moorings

Carrabelle

Guests with pets are welcome at Moorings Carrabelle with a small deposit.  The Moorings offers hotel rooms, with marina views, and condo units, with full-size kitchens.  Both hotel rooms and…

Boat Ramps

Marine Street Boat Ramp

Marine Street Boat Ramp

Carrabelle

The Marine Street Boat Ramp is located in Carrabelle just off of Highway 98 on Marine Street. There is plenty of parking for trucks with boat trailers, a fish cleaning…
Seafood Landing Park

Seafood Landing Park

Apalachicola

Franklin County Seafood Landing Park and public boat ramp are located near the westerly entrance into Apalachicola on US Highway 98. This park features covered platforms with picnic tables and…
Ochlocknee Bay Boat Ramp

Ochlocknee Bay Boat Ramp

Alligator Point

Located at the southwest end of the Ochlockonee Bay Bridge. Due to tidal fluctuations and shallowness of the water, this ramp is recommended for kayaks and small boats, not big…
Indian Creek Park

Indian Creek Park

Eastpoint

Indian Creek Park & Public Boat Ramp is located on a five-acre park on Indian Creek that leads to Apalachicola Bay East. There is ample parking space available at the…
Timber Island Boat Ramp

Timber Island Boat Ramp

Carrabelle

Timber Island Ramp is located at the end of Timber Island Road in Carrabelle, FL. Just turn off Hwy 98 at the Carrabelle Boat Club. Limited parking and a small…
4th Street Boat Ramp

4th Street Boat Ramp

Carrabelle

Located on Hwy 98 at the corner of 4th St W (in the center of town across from Veteran’s Park and next to C-Quarters Marina).  There is a small area for parking…
St. George Island Boat Ramp

St. George Island Boat Ramp

St. George Island

The St. George Island boat ramp is located on the northeast side of the St. George Island fishing bridge. This newly constructed concrete ramp has become very popular and can…
Abercrombie Boat Ramp

Abercrombie Boat Ramp

Apalachicola

Located in Apalachicola at the end of Bluff Road on the Apalachicola River, the Abercrombie Public Boat Ramp is a great place to launch your boat, fish from the dock,…
Scipio Creek Boat Basin

Scipio Creek Boat Basin

Apalachicola

Located at the north end of Market Street in downtown Apalachicola, the Scipio Creek River Basin is currently a commercial fishing marina and park. The boat ramp is open to…
Battery Park

Battery Park

Apalachicola

Located beneath the John Gorrie Bridge at the entrance to Apalachicola, Battery Park is not only a greatly frequented boat ramp but also the site of the annual Florida Seafood…
Patton Drive Public Boat Ramp

Patton Drive Public Boat Ramp

Eastpoint

Located at 340 Patton Drive in Eastpoint, Florida, the Patton Drive Public Boat Ramp offers easy access to the Apalachicola Bay.  This location provides plenty of parking and a picnic…