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Destin Panama City Beach

Frequently Asked Questions For Double-Decker Pontoon Boat Rentals:

  • What is the capacity on your double-decker pontoon boats?

    • The pontoon boats located in Destin, Panama City Beach and Okaloosa Island have boats that hold both 15 and 20 passengers. 
  • How far are your docks from Crab Island?

    • Our boat docks are located on the Destin Harbor and on Okaloosa Island and are both about a 10-minute boat ride to Crab Island.
  • How far are your docks from Shell Island?

    • The boat dock located at Panama City Beach is about a 15-minute boat ride to Shell Island.
  • When does boating season begin and end?

    • Boat rentals are available from March 1st - October 31st.
  • Can I book a boat rental before season starts?

    • You can call or go online to reserve your boat at any time. View the calendar to see when a boat is available and then book the time that works best for you. 
  • Do I need a boat captain's license to drive the boats?

    • No, if you were born before January 1, 1988, you will not need a Florida Boating license. If you were born on or after January 1, 1988 you are required to have a Florida boating license. License test packages are provided on location or you can take the test online at http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/florida/.
  • Are there restrooms on the boats?

    • No, there are no restrooms aboard our boats. However, there are plenty of restaurants along the Destin Harbor and a few at Crab Island with public restrooms. There are no restrooms on Shell Island.
  • Are there ice chests aboard the boats?

    • No, we encourage you to bring ice chests with fresh water and food with you.
  • Are food, beverage, and alcohol allowed on the boats?

    • Yes, food, beverage, and alcohol are permitted, and we encourage you to drink responsibly. The captain must have a blood alcohol content less than 0.08% while operating the boat.
  • What else should we bring?

    • Bring great music, towels, floats, mask and snorkels, sunscreen! All the necessities for a fun day out on the water.
  • Are there Bluetooth speakers on board?

    • Yes! Bring your favorite music and Bluetooth device to play your music while you're on the water.
  • Are there seats on the top deck?

    • No, for safety reasons, seats are located on the bottom deck of our boats only. There is seating both in the sun and shade.
  • Are life vests included?

    • Yes, they are. We will provide life vests for every member of your party renting one of our boats.  We have sizes that fit infants—XL.  Children under 6 are required to wear a life vest at all times.  If you have young children, you may want to bring a swim vest they are accustom to because they like those better. 
  • Where can we take the boats?

    • When boating in Destin, we require our boats to stay within the Destin Harbor and the Choctawhatchee Bay. In Panama City Beach, we require our boats to stay within the inner bay, St. Andrews Bay. Pontoons cannot go out the Destin or Panama City Beach pass and into the Gulf of Mexico because the pass is dangerous for pontoons.
  • Are there dolphins at Crab Island and Shell Island?

    • Dolphins are very common all over Destin and Panama City Beach. They are regularly spotted in the Destin Harbor and in St. Andrews Bay and Choctawhatchee bay, near Crab Island and Shell Island.
  • Does the rental price include gas?

    • Yes, there are no additional charges for gas, docking fees, or service required. What you are quoted is what you will pay to rent one of our boats.  However, the Dockhands work for tips. Please be generous to the dock staff if they serve you well.
  • Are the slides waterslides?

    • Yes, they are, and they are a ton of fun! We use highly-reliable hand-powered "Turbo Pumps," which easily deliver plenty of water to the slides. Our boats must be anchored in at least waist high water before anyone should use these slides. The deeper the water the better so you don’t hit the bottom. 
  • What shoes are appropriate for the boats?

    • We recommend water shoes or any shoes you don’t mind getting wet.
  • Can I bring fishing poles on the boat?

    • Yes, for a $50 fee, you may bring fishing poles on the boat.
  • Can I bring my dog on the boat?

    • Yes, for a $50 fee, you may bring your dog aboard.