Destin Pontoon Boat Rental with Gilligan's Watersports

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Use Promo Code PONT95 for $5 OFF ($175 Min) or code PONT86 for $10 OFF ($250 min.)

Be your own captain aboard your very own pontoon boat. Gilligan's Watersports is your destination for boating with the best equipment and helpful service. Each boat is equipped with 50 HP engines and can hold up to 12 passengers. Visit the popular Crab Island or even try your luck at some inland fishing in one of our popular bayous.

Activity Highlights
→ Clean and comfortable 12 passenger boats.
→ Friendly & professional instruction.
→ Yamaha 50 HP engines on all boats.
→ Lockable watertight storage compartments

Booking Details:

Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification. Gilligans Watersports is located at 530 Harbor Boulevard E, Destin, FL 32541. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early with a valid ID and credit card for incidentals. It is best to confirm your booking at least 24 hours prior to your departure date. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.

Departure Details
This activity offers 4 and 8 hour rentals daily. Customers must reserve at least one day in advance. Available departure times are varied, check times for your date in the calendar.

Duration of Activity
4-8 Hrs.

● 12 passenger pontoon boat
● Fuel
● Life vests & safety equipment (Children sizes available)
● Operating & safety orientation
● Swim Ladder

● Coolers & Ice
● Gratuity (optional)

Public parking is available at the location.

● Those who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 can operate the boat but are required to take a Florida Boaters Test. If you were born before Jan 1, 1988 you do not need this license. This test can be administered upon arrival for $3.
● The person who books the pontoon boat must be at LEAST 18 years old, have a valid drivers license & credit card.
● Pontoon boats cannot go into the Gulf of Mexico.
● Glass bottles or items are strictly prohibited on the boat.
● Pets & Grills are not allowed on the boats. However, pet friendly boats are available upon request.
● Boats must be returned no later than 6:30pm.

Additional Information
● Customers are recommended to bring towels, coolers with food & drinks, suntan lotion, water toys, and sunglasses.
● If you have any kids under 6, we have complimentary usage of life jackets for them.
● All boats are furnished with U.S. Coast Guard approved Life jackets for everyone & any other required safety equipment.
● If you don't know the waterways, a map of the waterway to help guide you through your trip is provided.
● If the weather is unfavorable for boating, the trip will be rescheduled for another time or day. If the customer demands cannot be met, a refund will be issued for the full amount.
● If there is rain or dangerous conditions while boating, the price will be prorated accordingly.
● Late fees may be assessed for late return of the equipment. Please arrive back on time.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable, the rental may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.
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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Destin Pontoon Boat Rental with Gilligan's Watersports. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Don USA Jun 22 2017 07:27am

    Great Experience

    Out of town family coming to visit. Rented the day before. Nice boat, friendly service .would rent again.

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  • Management Response, Jun 22 2017 11:22am

    Thanks Don for the great review!

  • Kyle USA Jun 16 2017 09:52am


    Great for traveling to crab island.

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  • Patricia Von Fremd Destin, Florida, USA May 29 2017 07:10am

    So much fun!

    The reservation was easy. The communication was great. The day of our rental went without a hitch. Our pontoon boat was really big, clean and easy to drive. Thanks for an awesome day!

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  • Drake New Iberia, Louisiana, USA Apr 17 2017 07:45am


    Very nice and helpful people at Gilligan's. Had a Wonderful trip to Crab Island! We will totally go to Gilligan's thru TripShock for our next booking. Beautiful vessel! Amazing trip!

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  • Cindy Nesbit, Mississippi, USA Oct 2 2016 05:00pm

    Great times

    Great deal & the staff at Gilligan's are the best. Got rained out on our original rental date & they pushed it back to our next trip later in the month. Again rain pushed us back until later in the day, but we were able to go out again the next day to get our time. Called from the boat & got some extra hours for a great rate. Upon docking, one of the guys even carried our cooler up all the stairs for us! Please tip these people, because they are friendly & go the extra mile!

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  • Jeremy Frazier League City, Texas, USA Sep 8 2016 07:37am

    Great Service

    Awesome staff and great service. Has us in and out on the water in no time. No issues with the boat at all. Would definitely use them again.

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  • Management Response, Sep 13 2016 10:38am

    You guys were awesome too! We hope to see ya'll again soon! Our prices have gone down since we are in "off season" and the water traffic isn't as busy so this is a great time of year to take the kiddos out on the water.

  • Kathleen Fort walton beach, Florida, USA Sep 8 2016 05:17am

    affordable,friendly, best service

    easy to reserve

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  • Management Response, Sep 13 2016 10:13am

    Thanks for booking us! We hope you'll come back soon!

  • Carissa Atlanta, Georgia, USA Sep 5 2016 07:46am

    Awesome experience!

    We had an awesome experience! The boat was clean, in great shape, and the pricing was much more affordable than most other companies. We saved over $100 comparatively! We had an amazing time and will definitely be back.

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  • Management Response, Sep 6 2016 09:20am

    Carissa, We are so glad you enjoyed it! We hope to see you and your family again next summer!

  • Ann Munger Paulding, Ohio, USA Aug 25 2016 12:56pm

    Pontoon Rentals

    Outstanding service from the employees, they were all very friendly and helpful. Will definitely rent from them again!

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  • Management Response, Sep 6 2016 11:00am

    So glad you enjoyed it! Please come back soon!

  • LILLIAN Matthews, North Carolina, USA Aug 1 2016 09:04am

    Pontoon rental experience = A+++++++!!!

    Rental was easy. Thanks to Amy for her suggestions and flexibility!!! Rented a pontoon for 4 hours and was well worth it. Easy check in and return. Would definitely recommend!! 5 stars here!!

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