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Destin Vacation Boat Rentals

612 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL
+1 850-650-2628
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Ranked #74 of 107 Activities in Destin
Owner description: Destin Vacation Boat Rentals is an award-winning boat rental and charter company located on the scenic Destin Harbor. Our rental fleet includes... more » Owner description: Destin Vacation Boat Rentals is an award-winning boat rental and charter company located on the scenic Destin Harbor. Our rental fleet includes fishing boats, pontoon boats, powerboats, sailboats, and jet skis. Come fish, ski, cruise, or sail with us! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My family and I rented a pontoon boat for a full day. There were 7 of us. 2 adults, four teenagers and our 3 month old son! Being in the offseason - harbor was fairly empty. The price was also half off peak rates. We were given a tube and snorkel sets at no additional charge. I ended up showing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My family and I rented a boat for the day. Six adults and 5 kids ranging in age from 13 to 8. Staff was beyond generous with their time and really worked with us to make sure we had the best day possible. We decided to get a tube and some fishing gear at the last minute. Chris, the owner,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We rented a boat with a tube. After 45 minutes, ran out of gas. Took a whole hour for them to bring us gas. We tubed for a hour, then went to grab island for a hour. We started the boat to leave (we were already late for our dinner reservation since we lost a hour waiting for gas the... More

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Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat for half a day and had so much fun we added more time. (we took our boat back and exchanged it for another one because someone had requested that specific boat) We took the boat to Crab Island, it was a great experience for the whole family. We snorkeled and our 6 year old daughter... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

For the past 30 years we come every year to destin.. we decided to rent from them which was a little closer than the other one we usually rent from.. bad idea!! We always rent boats ...this was far the worst experience ever!! The boat we rented went slow as a trutle and sooo much water was going inside the... More

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have rented boats from DVBR several times over the past few years. Because we have a lot of kids, we like to get a pontoon. The boats are always clean and the staff is friendly. I have recommended this company to many friends.

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Santa Rosa Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We reserved a 23 foot pontoon for a morning about a month ago. Heather was extremely helpful on the phone and helped us narrow down the boat to the best one for our bride's fun day! We had a group of 8 girls and the wet bar and hardwood floors on the boat cinched it for us. The boat was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We rented a fishing boat, which was a 22ft cobia. The boat had a 150hp engine and the boat wouldn't go past 11mph. It took almost an hour just to get to crab island which a regular boat would take about 20min. We called the owner of the boat and his name was Chris. He told us that maybe something... More

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Heather T, Manager at Destin Vacation Boat Rentals, responded to this review

Victor, What you failed to mention when you called about the boat not being able to go very fast was that you had ripped the ladder and the bolts that attach it to the boat completely off of the back of the vessel, causing the boat to continuously take on water during the day through the holes where the bolts... More

Allen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We decided to try Destin Vacation Boat Rentals because a) the reviews were great and B) they were one of the few rental companies with a boat big enough to accommodate our party of 14 people. (6 adults, the rest kids, one adult ultimately couldn't make it so our total group was 13). Upon arrival, I was a little worried... More

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Heather T, Manager at Destin Vacation Boat Rentals, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience! One of our older (2011 model) pontoons that seat 14 had broken a weld at the top of one of the pontoons on that boat, which we had had repaired. Obviously, the repair did not hold and the pontoon started taking on water during your rental. This can happen when lots of people rush... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat from DVBR in 2011 and 2013. While planning our 2014 vacation .. I ran across this listing. First year, 2011, was perfect.. My wife is disabled.. And my back is not in the best shape.... and we have 2 dogs eith us. So, their promise to carry our cooler and other things to the boat... More

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