Virtually surrounded by water, New Smyrna Beach offers an unsurpassed playground for boaters, as well as numerous boat ramps providing ample opportunity to enjoy it! In and around New Smyrna Beach, you can launch your boat from ramps including Swoop Site on Boat Ramp Drive. There are also public boat ramps in Ponce Inlet and Port Orange; and the New Smyrna Beach City Marina on Riverside Drive has four ramps for boat launching!
Or, you can opt for the ultimate convenience and affordability of stowing your boat in a water slip or the secure lot at Gerry’s Marina (located right on the North Causeway), which offers excellent access to local waterways as well as the big water.
How about some exploring by boat? When you are boating in the New Smyrna Beach area, you can pull up to places like Disappearing Island where the fun never ends until the tide rolls in, or Chicken Island, about a mile off Ponce Inlet shores, where – back in the day – pirates were known to do some of their best smuggling.
New Smyrna Beach is also a fisherman’s paradise. Run the weed lines in search of dolphinfish, jig the wrecks for tasty grouper or glide across the flats on a quest for bonefish. New Smyrna Beach even provides an inviting habitat for an abundant supply of all sorts of wildlife, including our treasured sea turtles and manatees. So, take a scenic wildlife boat tour in New Smyrna Beach. I promise you won’t be disappointed!