What we chose to do
My husband and I found TripShock on Google when searching for pontoon rentals to Shell Island. The prices were good and booking was easy.
I even had to make a change a coulple of days before arrival, and it was incredibly easy and hassle free.
We booked our pontoon boat about six weeks in advance.
My husband and I took the kids out on a pontoon to Shell Island and they have talked about it for years, so we wanted to take them back this year as adults.
The water was crystal clear and the marine life is unreal. We snorkeled and found many star fish and crabs. We saw about six dolphins on the way out.
Getting to the marina was about a 10-minute car ride from our condo.
The staff was very kind and knowledgeable of the boats and gave easy operating instructions to my husband and son-n-law who drove the boat. They also helped us load and unload the boat.
We saw about six dolphins on the ride to Shell Island and stopped while they swam all around us for some great photos.
We anchored at Shell Island and the water was calm and clear. We brought floats and enjoyed the beautiful water. We also brought all of our snorkeling gear and saw amazing marine life.
We saw a sea lion, a sea turtle, tons of fish and star fish. I highly recommend this trip no matter the ages of the kids. We did this when they were all young, but enjoyed it just as much as adults.
I highly recommend this trip! If you like to jet ski you can anchor your boat and rent right there at Shell Island.