If you’re considering a boat tour on your next trip to Florida’s Emerald Coast, you may have wondered why there are so many options. Jet Skis, WaveRunners, pontoon boats, sailboats, motorboats – what’s going to be right for your family? Here are five reasons you might want to choose pontoon boat rentals on your next trip to Panama City Beach.
Easy to Handle
If you want to drive the boat yourself, but don’t have a lot of experience, a pontoon boat is the simplest boat to handle on the water. Since the boat basically floats on top of the water, as opposed to motor boats, which draft down into the water, or sailboats where you need to remember to consider the keel, you can take a pontoon boat just about anywhere. You don’t get as much interference from currents, and driving is basically the same as driving a car. With a quick introduction to the controls, we’ll be able to send you on your way.
Because pontoon boats are flatter on the bottom, they tend to be a bit more gentle out on the water than traditional U hulled ships. As you turn, accelerate, and decelerate, you’ll usually find that the boat doesn’t tilt or lean in the water as much as traditional motorboats, and nowhere near as much as sailboats. If you have people in your party who are a little more unstable or uncomfortable on the water, a pontoon boat may be more comfortable for them.
Sit Back And Relax
Of course if you want us to do all the work, we’re happy to captain your boat and take you to all the secret locations that we love. Inshore fishing trips, snorkeling adventures, dolphin spotting, Shell Island tours, or anything else that you might have in mind, we can do on a pontoon boat. We schedule both half day and full day rentals!
Plenty of Room for Kids
On most traditional boats, there’s not a lot of room for adventurous little kids. On pontoons, there’s plenty of space for kids to play and be kids. The boat is stable enough that they can enjoy themselves, and you don’t have to spend every second telling them what they can’t do. For older kids or teens, the seating arrangements let them feel like they’re having private conversations where adults can still keep an eye on them. The entire family is more comfortable on a pontoon, especially if your goal is a day of relaxation in the sun.
Better for fishing
If you’re looking for your big catch while you’re on Florida’s Gulf Coast, choosing a pontoon boat might be just right. Since pontoons disturb the water less than a U hull, they tend to spook fish left, making getting a bite a little easier. Unfortunately, we can’t ever guarantee what you’ll find when we go out fishing, and there are some places that a pontoon boat just isn’t safe, but if you’re looking for a fishing trip, you just might find that we recommend chartering a pontoon boat for the day. Let us know what you’re hoping to catch, and we’ll give you our expert recommendation.
Choosing a pontoon boat can be the difference between a comfortable, fun day and a busy, hectic charter. What you choose depends on your family and your needs. Whatever you have in mind, let us know, and we’ll make sure that we do everything we can to make your day a success. Contact us today to schedule your trip!