Pontoon Boats - 30% deposit to confirm your reservation
(plus 7% sales tax).
This deposit comes off your final balance. When you
arrive, you only pay the balance of the rental. We do
not take additional cash deposits or holds on your
Type of Boat
18ft Standard Pontoon
20ft Party Barge Pontoon
20ft Premium Fun & Fish Pontoon
22ft Fun & Fish Pontoon
22ft Premium Party Barge Pontoon
27ft Party Limo
Deposits are only refunded in the
event of bad weather. All
high winds or when the coast guard has issued a small
craft advisory. You have the option of receiving a full
refund or rescheduling your day. After all, it's not
your fault if mother nature has a hissy fit!
CANCEL FOR ANY OTHER REASON, your deposit will not be
refunded. However, if your plans change, you can
reschedule (with 48 hours
notice - except holiday weekends), and you can use your
deposit towards anything else we do. We will hold your deposit
for 6 months before you totally lose it. Memorial
Day, 4th July and Labor Day weekends the 48 hour grace
period does not apply. All holiday cancellations you loose your
If you reschedule or postpone your rental less than 48
hours before the booking, YOU LOOSE YOUR DEPOSIT, and
you will be required to pay another deposit for the new
NO Boater Safety Card discount, repeat customer discount
or any other discounts on holiday weekends including
Easter, Mother and Father's day, Memorial day, 4th July,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Wedding Officiates, photographers and Beach BBQs require
an additional 30% non-refundable deposit of the charge.
If you CANCEL the officiate, photographer or BBQ you
loose the deposit. You may reschedule a wedding or beach
BBQ without losing your deposit provided it is done
within 48 hours of the rental.
You are a
NO SHOW after 30 minutes. CALL
IMMEDIATELY if you are running late
or you lose your deposit.
If you book multiple boats and then cancel one or more
of them THE SAME POLICY APPLIES. We will not offset the
deposit against the boat you are still taking.
Late Fees - if you are late returning the
boat, you will be charged $10 per 15 minutes that you
Boats are confirmed by size within the same category and
not by specific boat. We reserve the right to switch
boats on you due to scheduling or maintenance issues. If
a boat in the same category is not available we will
upgrade you to the next category at no additional
No drinking and driving.
It's the LAW! If you get a BUI (Boating Under the
Influence) it goes on your permanent driving record. No
kidding! FL State is 0.08 when driving a boat, just like
You must be 21 to rent
an engine powered vessel or 18 to rent canoes and
Boats may only be driven by the designated driver/s on
The boat driver
must be born before January 1,
PRESENT a Florida Boater Safety Card, or other
state equivalent. No Exceptions.
Take your test here
and receive 5-10% off your next rental (must show card
for discount, weekends & some holidays receive 5% off,
weekdays receive 10% off with card). The online Boater
Safety Course is FREE!! State
Law requires permanent or temporary Boater Safety Card
be physically carried on you with picture ID.
Boats WILL be cruised
at 3/4 throttle, not full throttle.
Not only is this better for the engine, but outboard
engines at full throttle are going to use a lot more
gas, for very little extra speed. And yes, YOU pay for
BALANCE the passengers
on the boat so it does not list to one side or ride bow
down in the water. To many people in the bow converts
the pontoon into a submarine, and that is never good!
You MUST have a fully
phone on board and keep it turned on. We recommend you
bring a zip lock bag as cell phones and salt water are
No towing of any boat for any reason.
No skiing, tubing or
towing of persons in the water.
No diving or jumping off boats
while in motion,
as tempting as it may seem at the time.
No bow riding - all
passengers MUST remain inside the railings while the
boat is in motion, it's the law.
No fires or grilling on boats
- you may bring a grill to cook out on the island.
All passengers must
board at our docks.
No picking up of extra passengers during the rental.
at other docks, unless prior permission is obtained and
noted on your contract.
Children 6 and under must wear a life jacket at all times
while on the boat - it's the LAW! We provide USCG approved
lifejackets for children and infants of all sizes.
Stay between channel markers at all times
while in a marked channel. Remember: RED, RIGHT, RETURN.
Obey No Wake Zones
at all times. The designated No Wake Zone is from our
docks to the last house in the channel as well as 200
feet away from any anchored vessel or island beach.
You are responsible for your boat, motor, equipment and
passengers. You break it, you bought it! See our
list of charges for any items
lost or broken. And nope, we do not offer insurance.
When trimming up the
engine, do NOT allow the propeller to
come out of the water when the engine is on.
You loose steering and damage the engine. We'll
have a field day with your credit card!
Stay at least one mile from the mainland shoreline.
Watch your depth sounder, when it reads 3 feet or less
slow down and be careful. If you ding the prop, you will
be charged $175+ to replace it!
When a larger boat
approaches you in the channel be aware that their wake
could flood your boat,
Stay away from
Styrofoam balls and other buoys - these are crab traps
that can rip up your propeller. And don't even THINK
about retrieving those crabs - that carries a $5000 fine
in the State of Florida!
If a storm comes in,
call for instructions. Then make sure the boat is
anchored solidly at the island and take shelter under
the bimini. DO NOT attempt to return to dock during a
DO NOT beach the boat.
Drop a stern (back) anchor first, then set a front
anchor ensuring that the boat is floating at all times.
As the tide drops, move the boat out. If the boat is
beached on an outgoing tide you will be charged $250 as
we have to pick you up and leave a staff member to guard
the boat for 10 hours until the tide comes in.
When dropping an
anchor, yank on it first to make sure it is set - the
grass flats in our area can sometimes jam up an anchor
so it just skids and does not set properly the first
Rinse the mud off
anchors before stowing them on board.
If you get lost, call
We will talk you
through using the GPS to find your way home.
DO NOT call the Coast
Guard unless you are unable to contact
us by cell phone and it is a life threatening emergency.
We will get to you a lot faster than they can.
If your boat does not
start, call us. We can probably figure it out on the
phone. If not, we'll come and get you. If we find it was
due to you not following the instructions, you will be
charged $50 per hour for our time and gas.
If you add a captain to your rental your are STILL responsible for any
damages caused to the boat by your party. You are only
absolved from any damages caused in the operation of the
boat (such as damaged propeller, etc.) If you tear the
upholstery or loose the ladder, expect a bill from us!
If you booked a fun & fish pontoon, your
rental includes a fish finder. If you want to use the
fish finder, be sure to ask for it at time of arrival as
the fish finders are portable and not kept on the boat.