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Destin Vacation Boat Rentals

612 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL
+1 850-650-2628
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Ranked #54 of 101 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Rented pontoon boat for day! Daughter, son-in-law, and kids ranging from 2-16! Had a great time, employees were exceptional! Very helpful with loading boat and kids! Couldn't have been a nicer group of people!

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Grapevine, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The boat we rented was horrible took forever to start once we stopped it. The trim didn't work so when we went to crab island we got stuck because the motor buried in the sand and with no trim I had to push the boat to deeper water with the other 6 people sitting in the front of the boat... More

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Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We rented with Destin Vacation Boat Rentals for a second time on our recent trip to Destin. Back in 2010 we also rented from them as well. Both times we were treated wonderfully by the whole staff. On Monday, June 23rd, we went back again to Destin Vacation Boat Rentals. Prior to our arrival, I communicated with Heather through several... More

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Sunbury, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I called to reserve a pontoon for our family, spoke with Heather and asked about the water conditions due to recent storms. I told her that we had vacationed in Destin the previous year and had a great time on a pontoon, going to Crab Island and taking my kids tubing. I also told her that we talked with a... More

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

Hi again, It's always difficult to respond to reviews like this, especially when we worked so hard to make you happy. We go to great lengths to educate our customers about the differences between boats. As we have previously discussed, you were given the option between a boat with a 90hp motor and a boat with a 70hp motor. By... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I called many places in Destin looking to purchase a gift certificate for a boat rental as a honeymoon present for my friends. I was extremely frustrated with the lack of response and/or options from almost every rental business until I finally found Destin Vacation Boat rentals and spoke to Heather. She was very friendly on the phone and extremely... More

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

Hi Katie, Wow, thanks so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and I really appreciate that you took the time to leave us a review. I hope you do make it to Destin one day and that I have the chance to meet you in person! Sunny Regards, Heather Thomas Communications Director, Destin Vacation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

My family rented a pontoon for the day. I own a 21' SeaRay Laguna but didn't want to deal with the hassle of towing it to Destin. Found this place on google, reviews were good, called to make a reservation. Heather took my reservation and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable on the phone. When we showed up for our boat,... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience with Destin Vacation Boat Rentals! We're so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon! Sunny Regards, Heather Thomas Communications Director, Destin Vacation Boat Rentals More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The only reason why this was not rated lower was that we did get some money refunded. Had a hard time finding the place, as there were no descriptions of the building (yellow cottage on 98, lack of signage) so we were 20 mins late for our half day morning rental of a pontoon boat, 2 jet skis, and tubing... More

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

Thank you for your feedback! I apologize for the confusion with your rental. We recently moved to a new location and some of our renovations are behind schedule, such as our jet ski docks. This has caused a delay as we have to bring jet skis around from another location in the meantime. At this time, we are not booking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had a great time on the Xcursion pontoon boat that we had for a full day on Saturday 24th (Memorial Wknd 2014). I had previously booked the boat almost 2 months ahead. I came in early on Sat (9:10am) to fill out the paperwork/pay and told the young lady at the reception desk that I would return by 10:00... More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! As you mentioned, we are in the process of working out the kinks of moving to and renovating a new location, and constructive criticism definitely helps us to get things in better working order as we move forward. We are nearing completion on running fuel lines to the docks and that will better... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Paid for fishing pontoon and rod rental. Rods wouldn't work properly eyes were cut and drags are stripped. The tackler was rusted and undersized. Suppose to get bait . Got 5 shad and was told anyone could catch a ton of bait and told us to catch our own. No bait balls were up so no bait. Complete waste of... More

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

Hi there, I'm genuinely sorry about the experience you describe with your fishing package, which seems to have ruined your whole boating experience and made you feel "trailer-park" ish. Could you please email me the date of your rental, and the name under which the boat was reserved (I can't find a reservation under Tipton)? We just (May 1st) redid... More

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