Panama City 12 Person Pontoon Boat Rental

Just minutes from Shell Island, NO speed or wake restrictions from our docks!

Captain your own boat from the still waters of Grand Lagoon just minutes from Shell Island where you can pull up on the beach and have a picnic or do some shelling. Enjoy a day in and out of the beautiful Emerald Waters in comfort and safety. It is guaranteed to please.

Activity Highlights
→ Captain your own boat as you cruise to Shell Island.
→ See dolphins and other marine wildlife.
→ Fuel Included with purchase of rental.

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 to the booth at the very far end of the Marina next to the Marina Store. The boats are located at slip #4. Please arrive at least 20-30 minutes early to sign the liability waiver and receive operating orientation. When you arrive, you will be charged a $35.00 plus tax Non-Refundable Damage Waiver that will make the renter exempt from minor damages to the vessel and/or equipment. It is best to confirm your booking at least 24 hours prior to your arrival date.

Departure Details
This activity offers daily departures March through October. Customers are asked to reserve at least one day in advance due to limited availability. Customers may request a departure time upon booking, but must confirm prior to arrival due to possible time changes.

Duration of Activity
4-8 Hours.

Inclusions
● Stereo
● Safety/Operating Orientation
● Life Vests
● Fuel
● Swim ladder
● Safety Gear

Exclusions
● Gratuity (optional)
● Cooler & Ice

Parking
Public parking is available at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant.

Restrictions
● Boats cannot be used as a shuttle.
● Customer must be 18 to book this tour. Those who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 can operate the boat but are required to take a Florida Boaters Test. Boaters tests can be given prior to departure for $3 (paid upon arrival). If you were born before Jan 1, 1988 you do not need this license. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early if you need to take this test.
● Boat may not exceed 12 passengers.
● Boats are not allowed in the Gulf of Mexico due to rough surf.
● Scuba gear is not allowed on the pontoon.

Additional Information
● It is recommended to bring suntan lotion, coolers with food and beverages, sunglasses, towels, snorkeling or fishing gear and a camera.
● Boating tests consist of 25 multiple test questions. They are not intended to be difficult. A photo ID must be available for each person taking the test.
● If the weather is unfavorable for your rental, another time/date will be scheduled. If another time cannot be reschedule, customer will be given a full refund.

Cancellation Policy
When you arrive, you will be charged a $35.00 plus tax Non-Refundable Damage Waiver that will make the renter exempt from minor damages to the vessel and/or equipment. 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 forfeit the entire amount paid. If the boat cannot depart due to weather or mechanical issues, a full refund will be issued to the customer. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.

Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Panama City 12 Person Pontoon Boat Rental. 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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  • Richard USA about 2 months ago

    Pontoon Boat

    Boat was in pretty bad shape but I enjoyed the experience. The gas guage was broken, the ladder was on the back instead of the side, and the gear shift was hard to work.

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  • Chad USA about 2 months ago

    SLOW

    The boat was really slow. Took 45min to get to shell island. The boat was not in good shape with screws sticking out. There was no map and the directions were not good.

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  • Shane USA about 3 months ago

    Pontoon Rental

    Everything went ok.

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  • Anthony Blair USA about 3 months ago

    Family Tradition rental

    Tripshock.com facilitated a pontoon rental through Family Tradition rentas. Tripshock.com was great, with great customer service. Family Tradition rentals was not as good. The pontoon we received was very old maybe from the 70s, and lots of damaged to the exterior. It was a 12 person pontoon and we only had 7 this day and the boat did not handle the waves very well as the came over the front deck. They also wanted us to buy insurance for 25.00 but we declined. After we turned the boat back in I was charged an additional 25.00 because I took a fishing pool. We felt this was a hidden unfair charge. When we questioned FTR they did promptly refund that fee. I would not recommend FTR.

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  • Chris Musgrove USA about 4 months ago

    Boat ride

    Great trip! Would love to go again next year when we come back!

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  • Madora USA about 4 months ago

    Pontoon boat

    We had trouble with the boat and came back couple hours early. Amy tried to help but the boats were old and needed help. A couple in front of us refused the boat they booked online and we should’ve too. We asked for a refund but they said the boat was working. The gas gauge did not even work. Nobody wanted to go out on any other boat when offered because of what happened. I felt a partial refund was indicated

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  • jared cowart USA about 7 months ago

    Pontoon rental

    Nice pontoon boat.nice day on the water but the radio did not work we had a Bluetooth speaker.

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    Thanks Jarrod for taking the time to review us. We are in the process of replacing the pontoon radios now. Some have new ones and some do not. Take care

  • Jamie Orval USA about 7 months ago

    Great experience

    Pontoon boat was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to review us!

  • Richard Ruland USA about 7 months ago

    Pontoon boat rental

    Great people to work with and so cost effective.

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    Thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure meeting you and your crew! I’m sure y’all shared loads of laughs together on your boating adventure! Hopefully we will see you next time around

  • Kesa Berry USA about 7 months ago

    Review

    Great customer service. Great boat. No issues at all. Family enjoyed

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  • Management Response, about 7 months ago

    I’m so glad y’all enjoyed your boat Kesa! Thank you for the nice review! We pride ourselves on customer service

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