Boating in New Smyrna Beach

Boating in New Smyrna Beach is an excellent past time. Whether It’s relaxing down the intercoastal, doing not much more than a few knots or speeding out of the inlet for some additional stimulus; boating sure is fun. There are many places to go in the area for all types of boaters.

Many like to turn the key and go but on what type of boat. Each type of boat has its place in the New Smyrna Beach Waterways. There is pleasure in the super yachts that are parked at the new Marina being built as well as sport fisherman boats found in the other City Marina and New Smyrna beach Yacht club. Bay boats offer a nice blend of pleasure boating with the family as well as fishing with friends on an early morning.

Flats boats are popular with the world famous Mosquito Lagoon and Callalisa Creek that is navigable easily by locals and attempted by out of town adventurists.

A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel.


Boating is the leisurely activity of travelling by boat, or the recreational use of a boat whether powerboats, sailboats, or man-powered vessels (such as rowing and paddle boats), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. It is a popular activity, and there are millions of boaters worldwide.

Recreational boats (sometimes called pleasure craft, especially for less sporting activities) fall into several broad categories, and additional subcategories. Broad categories include dinghies (generally under 16 feet (5 m) powered by sail, small engines, or muscle power), paddle sports boats (kayaks, rowing shells, canoes), runabouts (15–25 feet (5–8 m) powerboats with either outboard, sterndrive, or inboard engines), daysailers (14–25 feet (4–8 m) sailboats, frequently with a small auxiliary engine), cruisers (25–65 feet (8–20 m) powerboats with cabins), and cruising and racing sailboats (25–65 feet (8–20 m) sailboats with auxiliary engines).

There are many adventures to be had with sail boats in the New Smyrna Beach Indian River. We do have a low bridge on Flagler Avenue so be prepared to call in for the draw bridge to open but this is part of the charm of this town. There is a chapter of Sea Scouts for sailing small vessels as well as some local captains that can be hired on for a sunset cruise with their larger sailboats.

Gerry’s Marina not only allows for boating in New Smyrna Beach but encourages and supports boating in New Smyrna Beach. Give us a quick call (866-881-1100) for any more information about boating here in beautiful New Smyrna Beach.

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