I'm going to spend a week in Daytona and would like to get a boat for half a day. All my googling leads me to jet skis, pontoons, and captained cruises. Does anyone know someplace I can call to rent a sailboat for a few hours?
I did not. I called half a dozen marinas, I talked to several companies renting other kinds of boats, and I did a ton of internet searching. The general consensus that I found was "no one rents sailboats of any kind in Volusia county". I even found a guy that had at least 6 hobies on the beach, but he would only allow them out for lessons.
The closest I got was a pontoon that we rented and drove around the intercostal a bit. We started south of Ponce Inlet, motored about a mile north of the inlet and had lunch, then anchored on disappearing island and played on the beach.