Pontoon Rental with Free Paddleboard or Kayak


Captain your own pontoon boat for up to 12 people as you cruise the Destin Harbor and Choctawhatchee Bay. Sightsee for dolphins and other wildlife, anchor at Crab Island for some fun in the sun, or claim your own spot of private beach along the National Seashore where you can snorkel, look for seashells, and play in the water. Rentals will depart from Heron Harbor Marina on the Destin Harbor, approximately one third of one mile from Crab Island, or 5 minutes by boat.

About the Vessel:

destin boat rentals pontoon crab islandMake: Bentley
Model: Encore
Length: 24 ft
Engine: 60hp Mercury 4 stroke
Year: 2017, 2018, 2019 (cannot guarantee a particular year)
Capacity: 12 total passengers (including infants/children)
Fishing allowed? Yes. Bring your own gear and fishing licenses.
Pets allowed? With $50 per pet cleaning fee.
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 $5. Bring your ID and arrive 30-45 minutes early if you need to test.

Boat Rental Includes:

  • Rental Orientation
  • Choice of one kayak or paddleboard to bring with you during your rental period.
  • Life Jackets (infant/child vests too!)
  • Fuel
  • Swim ladder
  • USCG required safety gear
  • 10’ bimini top for shade
  • Anchor
  • Bluetooth Stereo.
  • Parking available on site.

Booking Information:

Rental period: Half day rental is 4 hours (9am-1pm or 1:30pm-5:30pm), full day is 8 hours (9am-5pm). 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.

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 made prior to the 24 hour deadline will be issued a refund of the deposit less a $5 processing fee.

Regular Rates:

  • Jan 1-May 15, 2020: $200/half day or $300/full day
  • May 16-Sept 1, 2020: $275/half day or $450/full day (excluding holidays)
  • Sept 2-Dec 31, 2020: $200/half day or $300/full day

Holiday Rates:

  • May 23 & May 24, 2020: $550/full days only
  • June 6, 2020 (Billy Bowlegs Pirate Fest): Bowlegs Festival Prohibited.
  • July 3-5, 2020: $550/full days only
  • Sept 5-6, 2020: $450/full days only


Destin 24′ Bentley Encore Half Day