How do I go about reserving and renting a pontoon boat?
Reserving your boat is easy! Call us, or stop by our location on Destin Harbor. Call ahead to reserve your boat, or schedule your rental once you’re already on vacation.
What equipment is included with a rental pontoon boat, and what should I bring?
Your boat will have:
- a full tank of gas
- USCG safety gear
- charts of the local waterways
- The boat is equipped with a bimini top (shade canopy)
You should consider bringing:
- beach towels
- coolers with food and beverages
- snorkeling or fishing gear
If you do plan on fishing, you will need to get a Florida fishing license, available at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Are pontoon boats a kid-friendly option?
Absolutely! In fact, even your four-legged “kids” can join you for the ride. Our pontoon boats are so safe and simple to operate that even kids can take a turn at the wheel. The stability of the boat makes it easy to corral even very young children while you’re in motion. It’s also easy to disembark for a swim or an exploratory expedition on a beach.
How many people can cruise in your pontoon boat?
Our boats are certified for as many as a dozen passengers (that does include children). If you have a larger group, consider renting two boats. When you get to your destination, tie them together, and have a floating party dock.
Do I need special certifications to operate a pontoon boat?
If you were born on or after January 1, 1988, you are required to have a boater’s license at the time of rental. If you don’t have one already, don’t worry! We will take you through a simple half hour boating safety course, and issue you a license at the end.
What else do I need to know about renting a pontoon boat?
The boat’s renter is required to be more than 18 years old, but there is no age limit for passengers. Our staff members will give you the simple demo of how to drive the boat before you take off, and you will be good to go! We will also familiarize you with the boat’s safety equipment (such as the personal floatation devices required by the U.S. Coast Guard). We will also be happy to go over the chart (water map) of the waters around Destin before you head out. Ask for the inside tips of local favorites and you will find some spots the tour boat crowds never see!
Why rent a pontoon boat? What are the advantages?
When you rent one of our comfortable pontoon boats, you make the entire Destin seascape your own playground. Rather than being held to the schedule (and expense!) of a tour boat operator, you can set the agenda AND the course of sail! You and your group can enjoy each other’s company without being crowded onto a deck full of other tourists. Go where you want, when you want.
By renting our pontoon boats and captaining them on your own, you give yourself the freedom to enjoy vacation at your own pace, instead of being at the mercy of a tour boat captain and crowded with other tourists. Enjoy the emerald waters of Destin and the Gulf coast without picking from the fixed menu of the tour boats. Embrace the freedom of doing it your way.
Pontoon Boat Rentals in Destin Florida
When visiting the gorgeous white quartz beaches of Destin, Florida, renting a pontoon boat to cruise the emerald waters gives you a little extra freedom to see what’s out there on your own schedule.
There’s certainly fun to be had with boat tours around the Gulf coast of Florida, but when you want a day of peace and quiet, with no one else’s demands infringing on yours, there’s nothing quite like taking one of our Wet-N-Wild pontoon boats out into the peaceful splash of the waves.
A pontoon boat is a flatish looking boat. Depending on the design, two or three pontoons rest in the water, with a platform over them. Pontoon boats are easy to pilot, because they only draft 8″ or so of water, and they’re comfortable for a day on the water. They’re easy to get in and out of, and are a great boat for those who aren’t as experienced as captains.
Captained boat tours are very popular around Destin, but there’s also something special about getting out on the water with just your family and friends, and listening to the sound of the waves hitting the sides of the pontoons. You can cruise around, looking for the whitest of the white beaches—some of the whitest in the world, because of the quartz that washes down out of the Appalachians—or ask for tips from our experienced staff on the most likely places to see dolphins playing in their natural environment. Drop anchor and go hunting for sea shells, or eat at a restaurant on the water and listen to some great music around Crab Island.
If you want to hold an all-day event on the water, ask about our 24ft Pontoon boat with 115 HP; it’s the only one in the Harbor!
Whether you want to sail the ocean, fish for sport, or cruise into the sunset, Wet-N-Wild Watersports will provide you with the best boat for you and your party. There are so many ways to enjoy the water around Destin that your trip will make memories to last a lifetime.
Need more reasons to book a pontoon boat adventure?
- Pontoon boats are easy to drive. First timer? No problem!
- The cost of gas is included in your rental.
- Sick of seeing the same touristy views? By taking the boat out yourself, you’ll see fresh views and new landscapes.
- You don’t have to wash the boat at the end of the day! It’s your vacation!
- Bring your own food and drinks in a cooler; you don’t need to stop for anything.
- Enjoy the fresh salt air and the Florida sunshine!
- Pontoon boats are big enough for the whole family! Or out of town guests, or bachelor/bachelorette party.
- All the safety equipment you might need is included.
- Did we mention that it’s your vacation?
Whether you’re looking for a night out on the water with your friends to celebrate, or you want to enjoy the peaceful relaxation of calm ocean waters with your family, Wet-N-Wild Waterworks in Destin has you covered. We’ll make sure that your group has the experience of your lifetime, and you come away with memories to spare.
To book your pontoon boat rental, contact our office in Destin Harbor today!