Pensacola Pontoon Boat Rentals
If you’re visiting Pensacola or Pensacola Beach you’d be crazy not to spend a day on beautiful Pensacola Bay or Santa Rosa Sound and Float My Boat Rentals has the perfect option for you to do just that. Load your family and friends aboard one of our cool pontoon boats and cruise around to see what the area has to offer. Pensacola was recently ranked one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world by Trip Advisor and our emerald green water around Pensacola Pass is a site that everyone should get to see. The only problem is that unless you’re willing to walk a few miles through the sand the only way to can get to Pensacola Pass is by boat. Our insurance policy does not cover anyone taking our boats into the Gulf of Mexico, but we do allow our customers to take our boats to Pensacola Pass. This is the inlet that connects the Gulf of Mexico to Pensacola Bay.
Anyone can rent our boats, even if you’ve never driven a boat before, all it takes is a little paperwork and a quick demonstration and you’ll be on your way to having a fun day on the water. Pontoon boats are incredibly easy to drive, so there is nothing to worry about. Our boat cruise along about thirty miles per hour, so plenty fast enough to get where you’re going, but not fast enough to get you into very much trouble. They all also come with a bottom machines and GPS chart plotter, so you can find your way home. A chart plotter is a practically a digital map, so you can see where you’re located and there will be a red star on the map to where you need to return to at the end of your adventure.
Float my Boat Rentals Located at Flounders on Pensacola Beach!
When it comes to spending a day on the water with our pontoon boats, it’s important to bring essential items to ensure you have the best time boating. Here’s a few things to load the boat with;
- Cooler with ice
- Food and drinks
- Credit card, photo ID, and money
- Sunglasses (remember to bring a floating strap)
- Waterproof or water-resistant camera
- Cell phone (just in case of emergencies or you want to take a cool selfie)
Of course, feel free to bring any other items you feel are essential for the trip. Remember, try to have a fantastic day because you’re getting the opportunity to go boating off the beautiful coast of Pensacola Beach, Florida!
Our customers love to take our boats to areas where they can get away from the crowd. Pensacola has a couple “boat access only” places where you can stop and put your toes in the sand and do some swimming without dealing with a large crowd. The public beaches on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key are beautiful, we know that, but who doesn’t want to have some private time with their family and friends. One of our most popular spots for our boaters is what we refer to as “Sand Island” this is also located near Pensacola Pass at the eastern end of Big Lagoon. It’s a giant sandhill, you can climb it and get into the middle that is the perfect spot to make some sand angles and take some awesome selfies.
Fort McRae is located near “Sand Island” and it’s only accessible by water. Our other two forts in Pensacola (Fort Pickens & Fort Barranacs) are accessible by car, so you’ll definitely want to use your day on the water to visit Fort McRae. The first troops stationed at Fort McRee, the men of I Company, 3rd Artillery, arrived on May 2, 1842. There’s not a whole lot left to it, but it’s definitely worth taking a look while in the area. When you climb to the high point and stand on the wall the view over the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Pass is incredible.
Pensacola is home to some excellent water front restaurants where you can pull the boat up and enjoy a great fish sandwich or shrimp salad. The boat will have all of the ropes you need to tie up, so don’t hesitate to make a stop. Flounders Chowder House on Pensacola Beach or the Oar House in Pensacola are a couple of the favorite stops for both locals and tourists looking for a good bite to eat on the water. All we ask if that you keep a close eye on the boat while at the restaurant, just walk down to the dock and take a quick look every few minutes.
A lot of boat rental companies don’t allow customers to use their boats for fishing, but we don’t have a problem with it. You’re responsible for cleaning up after yourself if you decide to do some fishing, but why not take advantage of the situation and wet a line while you’re out there on the water. Don’t forget that anyone on the boat who is going to be fishing be purchase a Florida fishing license. Although if fishing is your primary reason for renting a boat, you’ll be a lot better off going on a fishing charter. We have some excellent charter companies in the area, but none better than Pensacola Fishing Charters.
Another popular thing to do with our boats is take them to a spot where you can do some snorkeling and we can point you in the right direction. We also rent snorkels and fins if you don’t have some to bring with you, please just let us know in advance. You’ll want to find a spot that has clear water, minimal current, and some type of structure or grass to hold fish and sea life. The list of things you might see while underwater is endless. It’s very exciting and a lot of the fish will swim right around you basically pretending that you aren’t even there. All boats come with anchors in case you want to anchor the boat, but someone should remain on board unless the boat is parked on a beach or dock.