Destin Pontoon Boat Rental with Gilligan's Watersports

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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  • Brad Forst USA about 27 minutes ago

    Pontoon rental

    We really enjoyed our reservation thank you so much for the painless service you provided !

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  • jeff johnson USA about 2 hours ago

    Pontoon Rental

    Great experience staff at Gilligan was wonderful!! We are planning another trip for a full day next year..

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  • Ron Weimer USA about 22 hours ago

    Gilligan’s Ponttob Boat Rental

    Easy booking, lots of great advice. I had a lot of questions and the person helping me was more than attentive and helped me book a great day at Crab Island.

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  • Jason Rigsby USA about 1 day ago

    Great time!

    Easy to use online reservations! We arrived and getting into our boat at Gillian’s was equally as easy. Thank you!

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  • Kelly Godfrey USA about 3 days ago

    Great customer service!!!

    We had a great experience with Gilligans rentals! Would definitely rent from them again!!

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  • Joe Smiga USA about 3 days ago

    Pontoon boat was a hit!

    Great service! Had a blast cruising the boat around all day. It was nice to be able to anchor away from everybody and swim.

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  • Miriam USA about 4 days ago

    Quality of the boat NOT great

    My time with my family was fun but the boat, itself, was not worth the price $330 for 4 hrs. 3 out of the 4 doors were broken and kept opening on us any time a wave hit whether big or small. We would take on massive amounts of water. It was scary at times especially when you have children on the boat. The stereo didn't work and the anchor didn't work. We drifted terribly.

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  • Francisco Romero USA about 8 days ago


    Very nice and helpful employees! Great time with the family!

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  • Virgina USA about 9 days ago

    Gilligan’s Watersports - Pontoon Boat Rental

    Had a fantastic day at Crab Island! Our thanks to the staff of Gilligan’s for providing excellent and friendly service. The boat was clean, well maintained, and ready for us when we arrived. We definitely look forward to our next opportunity to rent from Gilligan’s!

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  • Randy USA about 10 days ago

    Great even if you have never driven a boat

    Great day at crab Island. Easy to get to. Easy to use boat even if you have never driven a boat before

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