Pontoon Boat Rentals

Are There Pontoon Rentals Near Me?

There are if you’re near Panama City Beach!

Book a trip for a half or full day on one of our beautiful pontoon boats to explore some of the top spots Panama City Beach is known for. Whether it’s snorkeling at Shell Island with family and friends or just enjoying the gorgeous waters Panama City Beach is known for, you will be creating memories that will last a lifetime!

For an additional fee, take advantage of the VIP “No Worries” package, which includes one of our experienced guides for your day on the sea for up to 11 people. The guide will do all the work, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy some fun in the sun! The guide will take you to all the local hot spots and you may even see some dolphins along the way. Also offering VIP private Sunset Dolphin Tours with your own personal guide. *Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance for any VIP package*

**Please bring your own coolers with food & drinks. Food & drinks are not provided on the pontoon rentals. No glass bottles are allowed**

*Shirts, hats, sunscreen, underwater cameras, and waterproof phone cases are available for purchase*

*Customers can purchase snorkeling equipment at check-in if available or bring their own*

A common question we get asked is “Can you drink and drive a pontoon boat?” No. Alcoholic consumption while operating an aquatic vessel is treated the same way as it is on our roadways. It is unlawful to operate a pontoon boat while under the influence and can result in a DUI charge. If alcohol consumption is part of the plans for your pontoon trip, there must be a sober designated operator at all times.

How Much Does A Pontoon Boat Rental Cost?

Rates for Pontoon Boat Rentals start at $275 for a half-day (4-hour) rental. Additional options are available to add such as sightseeing tours and personal guides.

Do You Need A License To Drive A Pontoon Boat?

Florida State Regulations:
Also, anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for $8.99. Any driver that completes the online test and shows proof will be reimbursed $5 at check in. If you would like to receive the card, you can take the test at our Marina. Lifetime cards are also available at



Do I need a boaters license?

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Anyone born after January 1, 1988, is required to have a boaters license. The certification must be shown at check in. https://boattests101.com/united-states/florida/florida-rental?mcid=TgGCkSWQ
We do reimburse you $5.00 at check in

What’s the minimum age to rent a pontoon?

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You must be 18, to legally rent any watercraft in Florida.

What is included in your pontoon rental?

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USCG safety equipment
Bimini top
Radio or portable blue tooth speaker
Map of the area
One tank of fuel

What should we bring?

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  • Depending on what you would like to do
    Coolers with food and beverages (no glass bottles)
    Snorkel Gear
    Beach chairs and umbrella

Can we pull a tube or skis behind the pontoon boats?

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Due to the liability and wear on the motors, we do not allow anything pulled behind our pontoons

Do I need a fishing license?

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If you are 16 and over, you must have a fishing license. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission | FWC (myfwc.com)

Are you allowed to go fishing?

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If you are going to fish, you will be responsible for any damages caused to the boat including the seats. In the event the boat comes back bloody and gutty, you will be charged a cleaning fee.

Are pets allowed?

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Service animals only.

Is there a weight and person limit for the pontoons?

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The weight can not exceed the maximum of what the boat displays per the manufacturer.

Per the US Coast Guard, all bodies including infants count as a body on the pontoons and can not be exceeded under any circumstances.



The “Privateer”, is a 52 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified Catamaran that carries up to 78 passengers. Built in 2012, the “Privateer” Catamaran is one of the newest Catamarans in the United States and offers a large and spacious deck with plenty of covered seating for the hot summer days and outside seating for those that want to catch the perfect Panama City Beach Sunset!


The “Footloose” Catamaran, is a 40 foot, U.S. Coast Guard Certified Catamaran that carries up to 38 passengers. The Footloose Catamaran has seating for over 50 guests throughout the boat. In the front of the boat, you will find a large sunning net and deck seating. One clean restroom on board, along with two steps off the back of the boat for our snorkel trips.

Center Console

Paradise Adventures has been providing fun, safe and memorable experiences daily in Panama City Beach for almost a decade! If you are looking for a more private tour, we offer this option on one of our center console boats!