It’s a little-known secret that Okaloosa Island offers cheaper boat rental prices due to lower overhead. These affordable pontoon boat rentals offer lower prices, upgraded engines, and a slightly different viewpoint of the area’s waterways. Just 15 minutes by boat from Crab Island (6 miles west of Destin), and 10 minutes to the National Seashore, you also have additional opportunities to explore the Santa Rosa Sound Islands, natural islands that dot the intracoastal coastline south of Fort Walton Beach.
About the Vessel:
Model: 20 Sport
Length: 20 ft
Engine: 60hp Yamaha 4 stroke
Capacity: 10 total passengers (including infants/children)
Fishing allowed? Yes. Bring your fishing license.
Pets allowed? With $100 refundable cash pet deposit.
Minimum age to rent: 21
Requirements: If born after Jan 1, 1988 must have a valid Florida Boater’s Safety card (or NASBLA-certified equivalent from another state). Tests available on site for $3. Bring your ID and arrive 30-45 minutes early if you need to test.
Boat Rental Includes:
- Rental Orientation
- Life Jackets (infant/child vests too!)
- Swim ladder
- USCG required safety gear
- 10’ bimini top for shade
- Aux stereo
- Plenty of public parking available.
Rental period: Half day rental is 4 hours (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm), full day is 8 hours (9am-5pm), sunset is 6pm-9pm during peak season. The rental period starts at the time of reservation, not at the time of arrival. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure if you wish to use all of your rental time. You are not required to arrive on time if you prefer to get a late start, however please call us if you will be more than one hour late.
Reservations: Required. Book early as space is limited. 15% deposit is required to hold the reservation, with remainder due upon arrival.
Bring: Driver’s license for person driving the vessel, a credit card, boater’s license (if required), aux cord (male to male headphone jack), portable charger for your devices if needed.
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours cancellation notice required, except in the case of inclement weather at the time of your boat rental or charter. Weather decisions will be made by management at the rental time. Cancellations made with fewer than 24 hours notice for other reasons or “no-shows” will be charged for the full amount of the rental. All cancellations or changes made prior to the 24 hour deadline will be issued a refund of the deposit less a $5 processing fee.
- Jan 1-May 15, 2020: $185/half day or $285/full day
- May 16-June 30, Aug 1-Sept 8, 2020: $250/half day, $395/full day (excluding holidays), $250/sunset (includes captain. 6 passengers max for sunset rentals.)
- July 1-31, 2020: $300/half day or $500/full day
- Sept 8-Dec 31, 2020: $185/half day or $285/full day
- May 23 & May 24, 2020: $550/full day
- June 6 (Billy Bowlegs Pirate Fest): $600/full day
- July 3-5, 2020: $550/full day
- Sept 5-6, 2020: $400/full days only
*Add 6.5% Florida sales tax to rental rates.