Cruise to Shell Island and explore St. Andrew Bay aboard your own pontoon boat from Panama City Beach Boat Rentals located in St. Andrews State Park and home of the famous Shell Island Pontoon Boats.
Recreational boating is one of the top things to do in Panama City Beach, and nothing can match a pontoon boat from Panama City Beach Boat Rentals when it comes to fun on the water with a family or other large group. Safe, stable, and spacious, pontoon boats have earned their “party barge” nickname for good reason. Comfortable seating for 10 adults with plenty of room left over for coolers, beach gear, and other necessities makes it easy to let the good times roll with a pontoon boat.
Panama City Beach Boat Rentals is conveniently located right in St. Andrews State Park. We are the closest boat rental facility to Shell Island and we give you direct access to St. Andrew Bay. This means the fun starts when you leave the dock, and you can be exploring the waters off Shell Island within minutes. Cruise the Bay waterfront, watch for dolphins, swim, fish, snorkel, and hit the beach on Shell Island on your own schedule. There is no better way to enjoy a day with family or a large group of friends, and as the captain, you decide the itinerary:
Panama City Beach Boat Rentals now offers Double-Decker Pontoon Boat Rentals. With seating for 12, lots of sightseeing and sunbathing space on the upper deck, and twin water slides, a double-decker pontoon boat can really bring the fun offshore. With room to spare for picnicking or even barbecuing, a double-decker pontoon makes the perfect offshore headquarters for a long day on the beaches of Shell Island.
Our new, well-maintained pontoon boats come with all US Coast Guard required safety equipment and enough life jackets for all passengers. A full day’s worth of fuel for the quiet, efficient 4-stroke motor is included, as are maps of the area, operator training, and plenty of free advice concerning the best spots to visit and sights to see. You will leave the dock with everything ready for a relaxing and worry-free day on the water.
If you need water toys and beach gear, our Jetty and Camp Stores can get you set with beach chairs & umbrellas, snorkel gear, kayaks or paddle boards, fishing bait & tackle, and snacks & drinks. Our pontoons have lots of storage space available so you can come prepared for an active day, and that includes bringing pets along for the ride.
Make your visit to Panama City Beach unforgettable with a Panama City Beach Pontoon Boat Rental. Plan ahead during the busy season because our pontoon boats are very popular with locals and guests alike. We are often booked solid far in advance, and you don’t want to miss out. Just give us a call at (850) 630-1278 or come visit in person at Panama City Beach Boat Rentals, 4607 State Park Lane in St. Andrews State Park.
Do I need previous boating experience to operate a pontoon?
No, because our pontoons are safe and easy to operate. We’ll give you a quick rundown of the USCG safety equipment on board as well as a map of the area and some insider tips on the best locations. If you can tell forward from reverse, you’ll do just fine driving a pontoon. The kids will also love helping you drive and it is fine to let them.
What’s included in your pontoon boat rentals?
Our pontoon boats come fully-equipped and there are no hidden fees or extra charges. All the fuel you need is on board, along with required USCG safety equipment and a retractable Bimini top to keep you in the shade if you want. We also include a map of the area and helpful tips to make your day on the water as enjoyable as possible.
How many people can your pontoon boats hold?
Bring the whole gang! Our pontoon boats can hold up to 10 people, making them a great way for your entire group to spend the day together. If you have more than 10 people, consider getting two boats. Our pontoon boats are a great value and can work out to cost little more than Shuttle tickets for large groups.
Are pontoon boats safe for kids?
Yep. Our pontoons are safe for everyone, including pets! You’ll find that a pontoon boat offers a smooth and stable ride. Top speeds are low, and safety railings all around provide security. That said, life jackets are strongly recommended for young children while the boat is traveling.
What if I am not sure which day I want to rent a boat?
We get this question a lot. We understand that you are on vacation and it can be hard to pin down a firm schedule. But our pontoons are one of the most popular attractions in Panama City Beach and reservations can be tight. The best solution is to plan a day on the water and reserve your boat for early in your visit. Do this BEFORE you arrive in Panama City Beach so you avoid the risk of missing out. And a day of boating can be a great way to get familiar with the area when you first arrive.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you must cancel you can do so for any reason up to 24 hours in advance. Respect the 24-hour deadline to allow others the chance to enjoy the pontoon experience. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will be charged full price except in the case of bad weather.
What is the inclement weather policy?
If case of inclement weather, you will be given priority for rescheduling to ensure that you don’t miss out on a spectacular day on the water.
What’s the minimum age for renting a pontoon boat?
You must be at least 21 years old and have a Florida Boater’s License to rent any watercraft in Florida. The Boater’s License can be obtained online.
How do I reserve a pontoon boat?
Book a rental online, call us at (850) 630-1278, or come see us in person at the St. Andrews State Park boat ramp.