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Discover New Day Trips with Dockshare’s Private Dock Rentals

For much of us across the country, boating season is finally here and we’re ready to start making plans to get out on the water. You may have some of your favorite waterways to cruise, or your tried-and-true waterfront restaurants to visit, but with Dockshare, new adventures and new destinations are now possible. Dockshare’s daily private dock rentals make spontaneous day trips a reality. 

Get ready to think BIG. We’re talking rocket launches, swimming ponies, biking on rail trails, maritime museums, distilleries, and farm-to-table dining!

Chincoteague, VA

wild horses swimming across a wetland

Most people wouldn’t say that boats and ponies go together, but it’s the norm in Chincoteague, Virginia! This residential dock on Chincoteague Island offers easy access to see the world-famous wild ponies of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Better yet, book this dock for the week in July when the famous pony swim takes place, a tradition that goes back 100 years! BOOK THIS DOCK.

Pensacola Beach, FL

If you’re cruising the panhandle of Florida, we’ve got a laid-back beach day planned for you! Dock at this quiet spot and walk to the beach and grab a bite at Peg Leg Pete’s. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, explore the Florida National Scenic Trail for a few miles for some exercise in the salt air. BOOK THIS DOCK.

Gloucester, MA

several boats docks and moored in a harbor of private dock rentals near gloucester ma

Need something educational for the kids one day? This dock is just a 15-min walk from the Maritime Gloucester, a museum packed with exhibits about maritime heritage and marine science. While you’re in town, be sure to stop at one of the many Gloucester eateries, well-known for fresh seafood and farm-to-table cuisine! BOOK THIS DOCK.

Warsaw, KY

Next time you’re floating the Ohio River, consider making a pit stop at this dock! The host highly recommends catching an Uber to various attractions close by. Try your luck at Belterra Casino, grab some grub in the town of Warsaw, or experience a family-owned distillery at Neeley Distillery. BOOK THIS DOCK.

Ocean City, MD

go karts speeding along a raceway

Manteo, NC

Who doesn’t love a good dock n’ dine? This dock provides easy docking in Manteo, NC right near Stripers Bar & Grille. And if you’re looking for more than just dining, the town of Mantero is just a 15-min walk away. BOOK THIS DOCK.

South Haven, MI

rail trail near south haven michigan

Dock for the day on Lake Michigan! This dock is less than a mile walk into town which is packed with restaurants, as well as museums, and of course the beach. The Kal-Haven bike trail is also super close to this dock. Rent a bike in town or bring your own and pedal up to 34 miles! BOOK THIS DOCK.

Tilghman, MD

Tilghman Island is located smack dab in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay and is a quiet, quick escape from the hustle and bustle of Annapolis. This daily dock rental is just a short walk from Marker Five, serving the freshest Chesapeake seafood around. After lunch, consider walking over the iconic Tilghman Island drawbridge to check out Phillips Wharf Environmental Center or catch a tour to the Poplar Island Ecosystem Restoration Project. BOOK THIS DOCK.

Cocoa Beach, FL

rocket launching into the air, viewable from private dock rentals

Parking can be scarce when there’s a rocket launch happening in town! Consider arriving by boat and booking this dock for the day instead. It’s just a stone’s throw from Shepard Park, providing unobstructed views of Cape Canaveral and the “space coast.” Combine your trip with a bite to eat at one of the local eateries like Sandbar Sports Grill. BOOK THIS DOCK.

Tom’s River, NJ

Did someone say brunch? How about brunch by boat? Cruise into Tom’s River, New Jersey for some steak & eggs and a mimosa on Sunday morning at Aqua Blue Kitchen & Cocktails. This residential dock is a short walk from a few excellent restaurants. BOOK THIS DOCK.

Unlock new horizons with Dockshare’s private dock rentals, turning your day trips into extraordinary escapes. Whether you’re seeking culinary delights, natural wonders, or cultural experiences, these top 10 destinations offer something special for every boating enthusiast. Start planning your next boating adventure today with Dockshare!