Rent a Boat

Watercraft options featuring deck, pontoon and center console boats. Canoes are also available. Full and half day rentals.

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Lodging Accommodations

Castaways on the River offers cottage rentals and motel rooms, so you can relax and rest during your visit.

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Freshwater Fishing in Florida

Enjoy fishing under the shade of oaks, magnolias, pine, and palmetto. When you aren't fishing, enjoy other Florida wildlife.

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Freshwater Fishing on St. Johns River

Fish the pristine freshwater of St. Johns River and Lake George for largemouth bass, stripe bass, specs (crappie), shell crackers, and catfish. You will depart from Astor within a 45 minute drive from Ocala, and one hour from Orlando. Astor is located on SR 40 between Ocala and Ormond Beach in the Ocala National Forest.

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History and Wildlife

Depart from historic Astor for a leisure boat tour to the many tributaries of the St. Johns River, where you will experience exotic wildlife steeped in history dating back to ancient Indian and Spanish civilizations. Astor’s exotic wildlife includes: alligators, turtles, manatee, bald eagles, ospreys and many other majestic species you don’t want to miss.

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Boat Rentals - Boat Launching Services

Grady Pontoon - Boat Rental

Want to hit the water as soon as you arrive? Castaways on the River offers everything you need for a day of fun. Give us a call at 352.759.3422 in advance and we would be happy to launch your boat for you.

Quality Cottage Rentals

All accommodations for homes include full kitchens supplied with dishes, pots and pans, microwave, refrigerator and some have dishwashers and washers and dryers. Come check them out!

Jet Ski Rentals

Are you ready for a day of fun on the water? We now have jet skis available to rent by the hour, half day, or full day. They’re ready for a trip up to Silver Glenn Springs or down to Lake Dexter. Learn more »