Rent a Pontoon Boat With Kids | 162/365 Things to Do

Bonita Springs Boat RentalWe  do not live on gulf access land and we are not boat owners but one of our favorite activities to do a couple times a year is to rent a pontoon boat. The kids just absolutely love it and we enjoy a great day on the water. The night before we go out on the pontoon I usually order Publix sandwiches from our local store. There is an app, by the way. We grab snacks, fruit and we pack a cooler full of waters and Gatorade.

We usually take a nice long ride around just cruising the bay for a bit then will hit the beach at New Pass by dog beach or on Lover’s Key where there is usually a pretty good crowd of boats.  Before we go we also  fill our beach bags full of buckets, shovels and lots of sunscreen! You can get tons of water toys at the dollar stores and save a fortune.  Another good tip is to bring a tent to set up on the beach once you anchor. It is nice to have a spot out of the sun so the kids can eat and relax.

Boat rentals are usually for 2 hours or up to 8 hours.  We usually find 6 hours to be plenty and rent 9:00am-3:00pm.  If you are looking for fun things to do with kids and you’d like to do something different than just sit on Bonita Beach, consider renting a boat.

We always rent from Bonita Boat Rentals which is located 26395 Hickory Blvd, Bonita Springs, Fl 34134. Pricing can be found on their website


About the Author - Jenna Hatfield is a life-long resident of Bonita Springs, Florida and mother of two boys.