Carefree Membership Are Your Keys to The Water
Welcome to Carefree Boat Club of Amelia Island, where we make boating on the intracoastal fun and easy! Owning a boat is a lot of work and costs add up quickly. At Carefree Boat Club, you get all the benefits of boat life without the hassle. Our affordable membership options connect you with the premium boats you want and get you out on the water with family and friends sightseeing, swimming, wakeboarding, fishing, and more while we handle the logistics and maintenance. Boating couldn't be easier!
Don’t spend another summer dreaming about cruising the beautiful, world-class waters of Amelia Island. At Carefree Boat Club, we have options to fit most budgets and members get access to club boats around North America! Give us a call with questions or schedule a tour and take a step closer to a summer of fun on the water you’ll never forget!
How the Carefree Boat Club Works
Members can reserve boats in advance or take advantage of boats on a "Spur-of-the-moment" basis when available. Your boat will be clean, maintained, and waiting for you at our private boat club dock, leaving nothing for you to do but hop in and hit the water. New to boating? We provide excellent customer service, operation instruction, and boat safety training. We will show you where to go, where not to go, and wonderful places to go, like Cumberland Island.
Membership is as little as 1/3 the cost of owning a boat. No boat financing hassles or high interest rates; no-slip fees or insurance; no maintenance, repairs, and taxes; no towing, cleaning, and winterizing. Just 100% carefree fun out on the water!
Use our boats as often as you like at no additional cost. Our online reservation system allows you to pick the day, time, boat, and location easily.
Try Different Boats
Choose your own adventure on a different boat each time out! Cruise with friends and family on our exclusive top of the line pontoons and bowriders. Or, spend the day fishing in our offshore and bay boats. As membership grows, so will the number and variety of boats. We have the most diverse fleet in Fernandina Beach! Schedule your free tour today!
With the LOWEST member-to-boat ratios in the industry, operating from Amelia Island Marina, an easy-to-use online reservation system, and spur of the moment walk-on access, we have boats available throughout the spring, summer, fall, and winter. Request more information to learn why Carefree Boat Club of Amelia Island has the best boat availability in town!
EXPLORE WATERS AROUND NORTH AMERICA
Want to explore waters beyond Amelia Island? Members have access to boats at no additional charge at all US and Canada Carefree Boat Club locations.
ON THE WATER INSTRUCTION
Instructors certified by the National Safe Boating Council provide boat safety training and handling skills so our members can comfortably and safely enjoy our boats for all activities.
Carefree Boat Club of Amelia Island gives you the opportunity to try different types of boats and boating activities on the water, from cruising and water skiing to fishing and swimming. When you’re done for the day, just motor back, hand us the keys, and you’ll be on your way.
Choose your own adventure on a different boat each time out! Cruise with friends and family on our great selection of exclusive luxury boats. As membership grows, so will the number and variety of boats.
Enjoy Our Member-Only Boat Fleet
Carefree Boat Club of Amelia Island
Amelia Island Marina
251 Creekside Dr, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Member Benefits & Amenities!
- No Dock Fees or Insurance
- No Cleaning or Maintenance
- Unlimited Use (All Day, Any Day, Every Day!)
- Boats are Fueled and Ready For You to Hop On Onto
- Full Dock Staff to Assist You
- Pick Any Kind of Boat
- Boat Year-Round, From over 100 Locations Across the Globe
- Explore Waterways Near You
- Safe: We Teach You How to Operate Each Boat
- Reserve or Boat “Spur of the Moment”
- FREE Tours of Our Docks and Boats
- Dogs are WELCOME!
Your Carefree Experience...
- Unlimited Use (All Day, Any Day, Every Day!)
- Great Availability
- Boats Are Fueled, Cleaned and Ready To Go Anytime
- Full Dock Staff Ready to Assist You
- Boat Year Round, Anywhere In the U.S.
- Luxury And Specialty Boats Range In Size From 22ft – 25ft
- Exclusive Member Only Yacht Club Pool Area And Facilities
- Easy Booking: Online Or Phone
- Boat “Spur of the Moment”
- Before, After Hours, And Overnight Usage
- Access to All 140+ locations and hundreds of boats
We Take Care Of The...
- Dock Fees
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Boat Club?
Carefree Boat Club is a private club. This means that our boats are only available to Members. We do not rent or charter our boats. Our members are the only ones with unlimited access to the fleet and they never pay a fee to use the boats.
Is It Truly "Unlimited?"
Yes! Members have true unlimited access to boats. Boat as much as you like.
Is It Worth The Price?
It really is. With membership as little as 1/3 cost of owning a boat, you can cross numerous expenses off your list such as: boat purchase, slip fee, insurance, maintenance, repairs, taxes, towing and winterization.
How Does The Training Work?
All members get as much training as they need on and off the water. "On The Water" training is done with a certified instructor. Training covers CBC processes, general navigation, docking and safety.
Are The Boats Well-Maintained?
Absolutely, in fact, all boats are inspected weekly by the CBC dock staff using a 50 point checklist of safety equipment, hull condition, electronics, and general mechanical items.
"Fall In Love With The Premier Boating Lifestyle"
"I joined Carefree a little over a year ago. My experience has been nothing short of excellent. I have enjoyed boating for years but was never the captain. When some life circumstances changed, I thought I would have to give up this relaxing pleasure. I was not ready to do that, so boating without owning was the perfect solution for me. The Carefree Boat Club instructors were patient and made sure that I was completely comfortable before going out on my own. The price is reasonable, and the extras that come membership are great!"
"This is our 3rd year at the Carefree Boat Club and we continue to thoroughly enjoy the experience. The concept works well for us, just make a reservation on-line and show up at the dock. The boats are new or nearly new, are always clean and ready to go. The staff are terrific people, they run the club like family. Always friendly, courteous, and accommodating to most any situation. They encourage you to get out there, help make it happen, and make the club experience very enjoyable."