Panama City Beach Boat Rentals

Explore St. Andrew Bay and cruise to Shell Island aboard your own pontoon boat from Shell Island Pontoons. We offer the best in Panama City Beach boat rentals and great family fun with our famous Shell Island Pontoon Boats.

Panama City Beach Pontoon Boat Rentals

Rent a pontoon boat to have the most memorable vacation day ever. Our Shell Island Pontoons are safe, stable, spacious, and easy to operate. A pontoon is ideal for a family or a group of friends looking for adventure on the water and the perfect way to visit Shell Island. You can cruise the clear blue waters of St. Andrew Bay and play on the sugar-white sands of Shell Island with your own private pleasure craft.

Enjoy Your Own Party Barge

Recreational boating is one of the top things to do in Panama City Beach, and of all Panama City Beach boat rentals, nothing can match a pontoon boat from when it comes to fun on the water with a family or other large group. Pontoon boats have earned their “party barge” nickname for good reason: they are the most safe, stable, and spacious boats on the water. 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.

Shell Island Pontoons is conveniently located right on Grand Lagoon. Our boat rental dock gives you direct access to marine adventure and the fun starts when you leave the dock. You can cruise the St. Andrew Bay waterfront, watch for dolphins, swim, fish, snorkel, and hit the beach on Shell Island all 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:

  • Visit Shell Island
  • Find a private beach
  • Picnic, swim, and snorkel
  • Go fishing in the Bay
  • Head out for some dolphin watching
  • Cruise the St. Andrew Bay waterfront
  • Dock at a waterfront restaurant for lunch or a beverage

Try a New Double-Decker Pontoon

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.

Panama City Beach Pontoon Boat Rentals are All-Inclusive

The new, well-maintained pontoon boats from Shell Island Pontoons come with all US Coast Guard required safety equipment and enough life jackets for all passengers. You get a full day’s worth of fuel for the quiet, efficient 4-stroke motor plus 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 want to take water toys and beach gear, our pontoons have lots of storage space available. You can come prepared for an active day and that includes bringing pets along for the ride.

Join the Fun on the Water with Panama City Beach Boat Rentals

Make your visit to Panama City Beach unforgettable with a day aboard your own pontoon boat. Plan ahead during the busy season because our Shell Island Pontoons are very popular with locals and visitors 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 our dock-side kiosk at 5709 North Lagoon Dr in Panama City Beach.

Pontoon Boat Rentals

For the ultimate in freedom and adventure book your own pontoon boat! Due to demand reservations are highly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 date I need for my Panama City Beach Pontoon Boat Rental?

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. It can work out well because 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 our dock-side kiosk at 5709 North Lagoon Dr in Panama City Beach.