Frequently Asked Questions For Double-Decker Pontoon Boat Rentals:

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

    • Our pontoon boats are located in Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton Beach and each hold 14 people. 
  • I hear the Coast Guard says that only 12 passengers are allowed on the boat. How are you able to have 14 on the boat?

    • We petitioned the Coast Guard and received written authorization to have 14 people on the boats.
  • How far are your docks from Crab Island?

    • Our boat docks are located in the Destin Harbor, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton Beach and are about a 10-25 minute boat ride to Crab Island depending on the dock location you are boating from.
  • Do you provide captains for the boat?

    • No, you are responsible for captaining your own boat. 
  • Can I purchase damage protection for my boat?

    • Yes. We offer damage protection for $75 which will protect your boat covering up to $2,000 in accidental damages. 
  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?

    • Customers may cancel anytime up to 24 hours before the start of your outing and will receive a full refund of your deposit or payment. Cancelations made after 24 hours are non-refundable and the full balance of your outing will be charged to your credit card (if you selected the "Deposit" option at checkout). Please help us and yourself by canceling with a 24 hour or more notice. We understand that unforeseen circumstances come up, and will do everything we can to reschedule your outing. If we are able to rebook your outing, your original payment/deposit will be transferred to your rescheduled booking. If the location you're renting from deems the weather unfavorable for boating before the start of your outing, then they will try and reschedule your booking. If you cannot be rescheduled then you will be refunded. However, once you have left the dock and are on the water, there is no refund if it begins to rain.
  • What is the minimum age to rent a boat?

    • Customers must be 25 years of age or older to rent a boat. 
  • Can I rent a boat if I have never driven a boat before?

    • No. We require that the person who will be driving the boat have previous boating experience in order to rent a boat. 
  • Do I need a Florida boating license to drive the boats?

    • It depends on your age. 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 either a Florida Boating License or a Florida Temporary Boating Certificate. Test packages are provided on location, or you can take your Florida state-approved boat rental course and obtain your Certificate online at https://www.boat-ed.com/floridarental.
  • When does boating season begin and end?

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

    • Yes! You can call or go online to reserve your boat at any time within the current calendar year. View the calendar to see when a boat is available and then book the time that works best for you. 
  • 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 Santa Rosa Sound with public restrooms. 
  • Are there ice chests/coolers aboard the boats?

    • No, we encourage you to bring your own cooler(s) iced-down with water, drinks and food for the day.
  • 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, masks, snorkels, & sunscreen! All the necessities for a fun day out on the water.
  • Are there Bluetooth speakers on board?

    • Yes! All boats are equipped with a Bluetooth radio & speakers for you to connect your iPhone or Bluetooth device and enjoy music all day long! 
  • 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 the Destin and Fort Walton Beach area, we require our boats to stay within the Destin Harbor, Choctawhatchee Bay, or Santa Rosa Sound.  Pontoons cannot go out of the Destin pass and into the Gulf of Mexico because the pass is dangerous for pontoons.
  • Are there dolphins at Crab Island?

    • Dolphins are very common all over Destin and the surrounding area. They are regularly spotted in the Destin Harbor, Choctawhatchee bay, near Crab Island, and in the Santa Rosa Sound.
  •  Does the rental price include gas?

    • Yes, the vessel comes with plenty of fuel for a typical day on the water. However, if for whatever reason, the rental party buys additional fuel then they would be responsible for the cost of that fuel. Note: 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 chest-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 your own fishing poles onboard the boat. Please note that we do not provide fishing poles or licenses. 
  • Can I bring a pet(s) on the boat?

    • Yes, for a $50 fee, you may bring your pet (or pets) onboard the boat.
  • Can I pull a tube behind the boat?

    • No, we do not allow tubing behind the boat under any circumstances for safety reasons. 
  • Do the boats have charging stations?

    • No they don't. We encourage you to bring your own portable charging stations.