Welcome to Carefree Boat Club of Jacksonville – your gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, St Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, and all the great boating the surrounding Jacksonville area has to offer. Our club is the latest addition to the Carefree Boat Club family, with our grand opening scheduled for February 2018. We are based at the Morningstar Marina in historic Mayport Village. Being a member of our club at this prime location, closer to the ocean than any other marina in Jacksonville, means you spend less time and money burning fuel and more time having fun on the water. With Carefree Boat Club, it’s about time, your time spent on the water doing the things you love with family and friends!
First Coast boating the Carefree way
The Jacksonville area offers some of the best boating on the east coast. From the Atlantic Ocean, to the St Johns River and the Intracoastal Waterway, you can enjoy a wide array of different boating activities. Your day will start with one of our dock hands greeting you to assist with loading the boat. Do you need some ice for your cooler, beach towels or perhaps a riding tube or wakeboard? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. Our members enjoy a concierge level experience as we provide all those things to you free of charge!
Whether you are an avid fisherman chasing a prize catch on the Atlantic Ocean or in the flats, a family looking to capture memorable moments in time with your children tubing or wakeboarding on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), empty nesters who simply want to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of leisure cruising down Florida’s First Coast, or a business professional who wants to entertain your clients on a dinner cruise from The Jacksonville Landing, our club can meet your needs. In fact, with the wide variety of boats we offer in our fleet, our club is the only one in the First Coast area that will allow you to do all those things with a single all-inclusive membership!
As a club member, you’re not stuck with one type of boat. Carefree Boat Club members have unlimited access to the perfect boat for the perfect activity, all year round. Our members have quick access to all that Jacksonville and Florida’s First Coast have to offer:
- Bring your friends and family along for a comfortable and spacious ride on a well-appointed pontoon or deck boat as you cruise down the St Johns River or the ICW. Find your perfect spot and drop anchor along Fort George Island for a day of fun in the sun.
- Head out on a saltwater fishing boat for a day of offshore fishing or stay in-shore on one of our bay boats chasing the elusive Grand Slam.
- If you enjoy watersports, try our bowrider equipped with a wake tower for wakeboarding or tubing on the ICW.
- For a grand expedition viewing the First Coast from the water, take the family out on our cabin cruiser for an overnight trip up to Amelia Island for the annual shrimp festival, or down to St Augustine for a carriage ride tour through the Ancient City.
From Mayport Village to downtown Jacksonville, up and down the barrier islands, the beauty amazes and the wildlife is everywhere. Get an up-close view of dolphins while they frolic in the water next to your boat. Watch an Osprey soar overhead and then suddenly swoop down and pluck a fish from the water with its talons. You may even catch the awe-inspiring sight of whales breaching in the Atlantic just off Jacksonville Beach! The awesome experience of viewing the natural beauty of the First Coast by boat is breathtaking!
When you have enjoyed your day to the fullest, return the boat to the marina and one of our dock hands will greet you to assist with docking and unloading the boat. We will handle all the rest for you, from cleaning, fueling and storing the boat to maintaining it so that it will keep you and your family safe and perform as you would expect it to out on the water.