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Destin Pontoon Boat Rental with Gilligan's Watersports

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Be your own captain aboard your very own pontoon boat. Gilligan's Watersports is your destination for boating with the best equipment and helpful service. Each boat is equipped with 50 HP engines and can hold up to 12 passengers. Visit the popular Crab Island or even try your luck at some inland fishing in one of our popular bayous.

Activity Highlights

  • See the beautiful sights of Destin at your own pace
  • Clean and comfortable 12 passenger boats
  • Friendly & professional instruction
  • Lockable watertight storage compartments

What's Included

  • 12 passenger pontoon boat
  • Fuel
  • Life vests & safety equipment (Children sizes available)
  • Operating & safety orientation
  • Swim Ladder
  • 10% off coupon to Gilligan's restaurant upon arrival of activity

What to bring

  • Towels
  • Coolers with food & drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water toys
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Restrictions

  • Those who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 can operate the boat but are required to take a Florida Boaters Test. If you were born before Jan 1, 1988, you do not need this license. This test can be administered upon arrival for $3.
  • The person who books the pontoon boat must be at LEAST 18 years old have a valid drivers license & credit card.
  • A $500 cash deposit or credit card hold is required and will be refunded/released once the boat is returned without damage.
  • Pontoon boats cannot go into the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Glass bottles or items are strictly prohibited on the boat.
  • Pets & grills are not allowed on the boats. However, pet-friendly boats are available upon request.
  • Late fees may be assessed for late return of the equipment. Please arrive back on time.

Additional information

  • Free parking on site.
  • Gratuity not included.
  • This activity offers 4 and 8-hour rentals daily.
  • Customers must reserve at least one day in advance. Available departure times are varied, check times for your date in the calendar.
  • Boats must be returned no later than 6:30 pm.
  • If you have any kids under 6, the vendor will have complimentary usage of life jackets for them.
  • All boats are furnished with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Life jackets for everyone & any other required safety equipment.
  • If you don't know the waterways, a map of the waterway to help guide you through your trip is provided.
  • If the weather is unfavorable for boating, the trip will be rescheduled for another time or day. If the customer demands cannot be met, a refund will be issued for the full amount.
  • If there is rain or dangerous conditions while boating, the price will be prorated accordingly.
  • Handicap accessible.
  • Service dogs allowed.

Cancellation policy

A $500 cash deposit or credit card hold is required and will be refunded/released once the boat is returned without damage. Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable, the rental may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.

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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Destin Pontoon Boat Rental with Gilligan's Watersports. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • steven bowen USA about 2 months ago

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    The boat was worn out. Radio would not work. Had to leave a credit card with the desk and no one reminded me to get it so had to drive back the next day to retrieve. However the dock crew was very helpful and the weather was good. Had a good day but will not use gillians in the future.

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  • Kenneth Litschgi USA about 3 months ago

    Poor

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  • david USA about 1 year ago

    Pontoon Rental

    It was off season and the boat we took out was less than par to say the least. The front gate would not stay shut and the metal on it was bent and coming apart. My 4 year old grand son almost sliced his leg on it. The engine sounded like it was on its last leg! The boat barely went. We did not stay out the alloted time for fear we would not get back in. We have been renting boats from Gillian’s for years. Absolutely the worst experience ever, boat wise. The weather and time together were good. I will not leave a google review this time. Thanks for asking.

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Thanks for booking with us and for sharing your experience. Gilligan's is aware of the issue you described with the front gate and will make sure that any necessary repairs are addressed immediately. The boats undergo rigorous inspection and constant maintenance to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time. I assure you that the engine works just fine but you may have noticed that the horsepower is lower with many of the rentals. Many of our visitors have never driven a boat so the speed is controlled simply for safety reasons. In speaking with the manager at the location, he informed me that these issues were not brought up upon your return so they were simply unaware until this post. If there is anything else we can do, you're welcome to contact Gilligan's directly or feel free to...

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    Thanks for booking with us and for sharing your experience. Gilligan's is aware of the issue you described with the front gate and will make sure that any necessary repairs are addressed immediately. The boats undergo rigorous inspection and constant maintenance to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time. I assure you that the engine works just fine but you may have noticed that the horsepower is lower with many of the rentals. Many of our visitors have never driven a boat so the speed is controlled simply for safety reasons. In speaking with the manager at the location, he informed me that these issues were not brought up upon your return so they were simply unaware until this post. If there is anything else we can do, you're welcome to contact Gilligan's directly or feel free to reach out to me at 850.424.5125. I'd be happy to help however I can. Thank you again for sharing and we appreciate your business. Hope to see you next time! TripShock Guest Service Manager

  • Jontae Cunningham USA about 1 year ago

    Pontoon rental

    I rented the pontoon not knowing there aren’t any rope to save lives or float ring. Radios don’t work so it’s a silent and boring trip. Doors fly open while riding and valuable items may slide out into the ocean.

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    Thanks for booking with us and letting us know. We have informed the vendor of your feedback just in case you didn't address it with them on site. The salty air in our area does create a constant battle for our vendors as it does cause corrosion to the radios on many of the vessels, so I'm sorry yours didn't work. As far as safety goes, pontoons are actually very safe as they do not go very fast and they are not permitted in the gulf. If there are any issues, it's typically because the driver and/or passengers are being reckless. You are always welcome to bring your own life jackets, flotation devices, etc. We always suggest that you don't keep your personal items close to the entry and that they are also secured as even high winds can cause items to fly out. I hope you were still able to...

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    Thanks for booking with us and letting us know. We have informed the vendor of your feedback just in case you didn't address it with them on site. The salty air in our area does create a constant battle for our vendors as it does cause corrosion to the radios on many of the vessels, so I'm sorry yours didn't work. As far as safety goes, pontoons are actually very safe as they do not go very fast and they are not permitted in the gulf. If there are any issues, it's typically because the driver and/or passengers are being reckless. You are always welcome to bring your own life jackets, flotation devices, etc. We always suggest that you don't keep your personal items close to the entry and that they are also secured as even high winds can cause items to fly out. I hope you were still able to enjoy your time out on the water and thank you again for booking with us! Hope to see you next time! TripShock Guest Service Manager

  • Dana USA about 2 years ago

    Pontoon boats

    We booked a 1:05p departure time and were told to arrive at 12:45, which we did. We then were told our boats would not be ready til 2p. We had 11 young children with us and were extremely disappointed in the fact that we were there on time and had to make them wait an hour and 15 minutes. This time change should have been communicated either email or phone call.

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  • doug USA about 2 years ago

    Poorly kept boat

    The crew were great. The boat seats were dirty all the exit doors were broken. The boat needed alot of work

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