Boating and fishing are huge passions in southwest Florida. If you’re visiting Sarasota or Siesta Key, you can rent one of eight kinds of boats at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters. If you’re thinking of staying in Siesta Key for a month, Peppertree Bay has you covered for nightly “ZZZ”s and CB’s Saltwater Outfitters has you covered for your daily “SEA”s.
Located at 1249 Stickney Point Road, right at the Stickney Point Bridge, CB’s is open daily from 7 am to 6 pm. They offer a variety of boat rentals, including runabouts, center console models, deck boats, and pontoon boats. Take your pick! Go fishing or simply cruise the ocean.
The largest boat they have is their pontoon. The 25-foot boat hold 10 people comfortably, and the 27-foot pontoon holds 14. You can rent a pontoon for half a day (4 hours) or a whole day (8 hours). Their boats are for sightseeing and fishing in the bay only.
Here’s the list of boats you can rent at CB’s.
- 17′ Carolina Skiff Center Console
- 19′ NauticStar Deck Boat
- 19′ NauticStar XS Center Console
- 23′ NauticStar Deck Boat
- 22′ Proline Dual Console
- 20′ Berkshire Pontoon Boat
- 24′ Berkshire Pontoon Boat
- 27′ Berkshire Pontoon Boat
Boat rental customers must be at least 23 years old, have a Boater’s License, and some boating experience. Rentals run from 8 am to 5 pm. They also offer jet ski rentals and parasailing.
Let’s Go Fishing!
If fishing is your thing, the most popular varieties in these waters are snook, redfish, ad spotted sea trout. Who knows, maybe you’ll go home with a trophy and a memory to last a lifetime.
You can buy your fishing tackle and live bait at their store, where you can also purchase sunglasses, flip flops, T-shirts, and any number of other beach souvenirs.
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters has a boat club and even offers the Orvis Fly Fishing School. They offer fishing charters, in-shore or fly fishing. With 13 expert charter captains, they can arrange a trip to the shallow water back country for sightseeing and more.
If you’re up for a fishing trip to the inshore reefs of the Gulf of Mexico, you might be lucky enough to catch a giant tarpon, bonito, cobia, kingfish, spanish mackerel, tripletail, or a jack crevalle.