Facts About Renting a Pontoon Boat

Having fun with a Panama City Beach Pontoon Boat Rental is a great way to spend a vacation day. Renting a pontoon is easy with some basic information in hand.

Plan Ahead for Your Panama City Beach Boat Rental

If you’re new to recreational boating, you may be intimidated by the thought of renting and operating your own pontoon boat. There is no need to be worried at all because the rental process is easy to navigate and pontoons are very simple and safe craft to operate. And with the rental location based in St. Andrews State Park, you are only a few minutes away from Shell Island. In fact, Panama City Beach Boat Rentals has the closest pontoon dock to the Island.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for spending a day on the water with a pontoon boat.

Age Requirements

Florida State Law requires that you be at least 21 years old and in possession of a Florida Boater’s License in order to operate any boat with an engine of 10 horsepower and above in Florida waters. This means you meed a boater’s license to rent a pontoon boat. The boaters license can be obtained online by doing a little studying and taking simple quiz, much like getting a driver’s license. Once you have your boater’s license, you can rent and operate a pontoon boat, and it is fine to let the kids help you drive if you want.

Rules of the Water

The boating education class will let you know all of the important rules of the water. In addition, every pontoon boat rental from Panama City Boat Rentals comes with maps of the local waters and any information needed about local rules and regulations. All US Coast Guard-required safety equipment is also included in your pontoon boat rental.

Passenger Capacity

Panama City Beach Boat Rentals has a stock of new pontoon boats that include the standard 10-passenger boat and the large 12-passenger pontoon that offers an upper-level sundeck and twin water slides. All pontoon boats have plenty of extra room for coolers, water toys, and other gear. Pontoon boats are very stable craft, and there is no danger of tipping over when at full passenger capacity.

Try One of the Most Popular Panama City Beach Activities

Now that you know the basic considerations involved in renting a pontoon boat, there is no reason to miss out on the fun of a day on the water with family and friends. Cruising and playing on pontoons is one of the most popular things to do in Panama City Beach and is an excellent way to enjoy a day out at Shell Island. Be sure to give it a try with a pontoon boat from Panama City Beach Boat Rentals.

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