What is a Pontoon Boat Rental?

Renting a pontoon boat is a very popular activity for special occasions, holidays or just a day out on the water. A pontoon boat is comprised of two large aluminum drums that are setup parallel of one another and hold up a flat deck. On the deck there are usually seats and tables so that people can relax and enjoy. Pontoon boats can come in all shapes and sizes. The most popular size for rentals is the 24-foot boat. A 24-foot pontoon boat can hold around 12 passengers. Pontoon boats don’t much larger than 30 feet.

How much does a pontoon boat rental typically cost?
Pontoon boats typically cost anywhere from $50-75 per hour for rental. Sometimes fuel will be included, but always check with the rental company first.

What are some things you can do on a pontoon boat?
Some of the things you can do on a pontoon boat include snorkeling, fishing, cruising, sightseeing, and swimming. Make sure the boat has a swim ladder. Also, if you go fishing on a pontoon boat, you may be required to possess a fishing license.

How old do you have to be to rent a pontoon boat?
Most companies require the renter to be at least 18 since they have to sign a contract. However, some states may require the driver to have a valid drivers license or pass a boaters safety exam before driving. It is important to ask the rental company the age restrictions before booking.

Can I hook up my IPOD or CD player to the radio?
A lot of pontoon boats are starting to install the technology for IPOD and CD player ports. This type of equipment is standard on most newer pontoon boats. If your rental company says they have new boats, then you’re probably in luck.

Are pontoon boats difficult to drive?
Pontoon boats are not very difficult to drive. It takes very little practice to understand the basics to enjoy yourself on the water. Because pontoon boats are relatively self-explanatory, most rental companies don’t require safety tests for adults over 22.

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