Shell Island Pontoon Boats

Shell Island Pontoon Rentals - An Exciting Way to Experience the Water
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The pontoon boats at Shell Island Pontoon Rentals are dubbed party barges for good reason. They're the perfect way to take your party offshore to explore the islands, bays, and beaches of the area. Do some fishing, slide down a waterslide into the ocean, or snorkel with dolphins — it's all up to you. And if you need to rent some gear, the staff is happy to make it happen. 

- The Local Expert Team

Shell Island Pontoon Rentals is your invitation to leave your worries on the shores and set sail for on an adventure. Located in St. Andrew’s State Park, this premier rental company is there when you’re ready to cut loose and have a truly carefree time.

Nicknamed party barges, the boats are roomy enough to handle large groups of all varieties, plus all the gear, snacks, and drinks you need to take your outing to the next level. You’ll be in charge of the boat, but all you really need to know is how to go forward and back. The steering and navigation is so easy that anyone can do it! 

You’re free to make this excursion your own because you’re the one who decides the itinerary. Maybe all you want to do is cruise the waterfront before you dock for lunch, or maybe you’d rather spend your time seeing what Shell Island is all about. Spend an hour mastering the art of paddleboarding or just work on your tan. There are also plenty of private beaches available where you can really enjoy the water and shore without distractions. 

The Double-Deckers 
The standard pontoon boats can handle up to 10 people with plenty of room left over, but the double-deckers are built for up to 12. But there’s a lot more to these boats than just the extra seating. The twin water slides are a thrilling way to really make a splash. The upper deck is perfect for laying out in the sun or catching all the sights in the area. You can even barbeque if the mood strikes!

The Nuts and Bolts 
Shell Island Pontoon Rentals may promote fun, but they don’t do it at the expense of passenger safety. These boats are all equipped with the required safety gear and life jackets for everyone. Every trip includes a full day of fuel, maps of islands and bays, plus all the tips you need to build the perfect itinerary for you. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, we highly recommend striking up a conversation about where to go and what to do.

The Extras 
If you’re on vacation, chances are you weren’t able to fit that beach umbrella into your carry-on. But no need to worry if you don’t have any of the gear you want because Shell Island Pontoon Rentals can hook you up with snorkel gear, kayaks, fishing gear, paddleboards, beach chairs, and even food and drinks. 

When you head out to Shell Island, you have the opportunity to see St. Andrew’s Bay in a whole new light. Note that, Shell Island Pontoon Rentals are not for last-minute excursions, so be sure to plan your specific date far in advance. Need to cancel? Give them at least 24 hours in advance. If you don’t follow these guidelines, you are subject to being charged the full price.

Get out your snorkel to see all the sea life below, or try your hand at fishing if you can’t catch the biggest one under the surface. Keep your eyes peeled for frolicking dolphins and exotic birds as you connect with friends and family in a way you could never do on land.

Insider Tips:
– These boats are pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave anyone behind. 
– Fishing, snorkeling, and stopping at restaurants for a drink is not only allowed but it’s also encouraged. 
– Standard boats seat up to 10 people while double-deckers have seating for 12. 
– There are no bathrooms onboard.