What we chose to do
I googled pontoon boat rental for Panama City Beach FL and came up with several companies offering 1/2 day and full day rentals, including this one.
I booked our rental online one week away from our trip.
My friends and I have always wanted to rent a boat, so we could explore the intercoastal waters to look for dolphins or other wildlife, and to relax boating around.
We took a short drive from the Pier Park area to board our pontoon, and it was easy to find!
Justus went over all of the general boating rules and information. He was professional and knowledgeable, answering all of our questions and covering some we hadn’t even thought about.
He also said we could contact the company with any questions we might have while boating, which made us feel completely at ease.
We will forever remember our first ever boat rental as it was even more than we had hoped for. We spotted many dolphins, a starfish, a ray and many fish.
The most memorable sighting was a dolphin and her baby that swam all around us (motor off). They were super playful and kept swimming all around our boat for 15-20 minutes.
The dunes have changed since hurricane Michael, but it is still so beautiful with its white secluded beach. It was peaceful and while Michael’s devastation left boats shipwrecked here and there on the dunes, it was still beautiful and interesting to see from afar.
All four of us would recommend this trip to anyone looking to sightsee or relax while boating and snorkeling! We loved it!