Dockside Watersports
Boat Tours • Waterskiing & Jetskiing • Gear Rentals • Boat Rentals
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8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
We provide the most personable Destin boat rental, jetski rental andTiki Boat rental experience in Destin! We specialize in high performance pontoon boat rentals, double-decker pontoon rentals, tiki boat rentals, jetski rentals, and dolphin tours! We have a private parking lot allowing for easy, direct access to your rental and hassle free parking on Highway 98 (Harbor Blvd). We are handicapped and pet friendly! We offer military and pilot discounts. Let us help you make your Destin vacation memories!
Destin, Florida

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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(22 reviews)
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Joey E
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a great time with our pontoon boat through dockside. The online reservation process is very easy, their prices were the best in the area, their pre-trip training was concise and didn’t eat into the paid hours of rental, their dock hands were very helpful and courteous to our young kids. I will definitely be working with them with future rentals!
Written August 25, 2022
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Aaron S
1 contribution
Jun 2020
I have rented all boats and jet skis at Dockside and have had excellent service and care every time. I have tried 3 other companies in the area and nothing compares to the service and cost that Dockside gives. They are easy to work with, always answer the phone, and eager to correct any potential issues. Crab Island is always a favorite for my family. Don't waste your time looking at all the rental places just rent from Dockside and you'll be taken care of.
Written June 22, 2020
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Hey!!!! All we can say is WOW! Thank you so much for such an incredible review! We work very hard to make sure our guest have the best trip possible! Reviews like these let us know we are doing a good job! Thank you so much for the kind words, my friend! They are very appreciated! We look forward to seeing you in the future for all of your rental needs! Dockside Crew
Written July 16, 2020
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Scot
Milford, OH388 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is about the 3rd time I have rented pontoons from Dockside. Great folks and excellent location. Plus they are the only place in Destin I know of that rents the 115 HP pontoons. Everyone else rents the 60s. We actually rented twice this June. The first time went flawlessly but we had a few issues the second rental. I expressed my concerns and the Owner Mike called me within an hour. All I will say is that he went overboard and way beyond the call of duty to rectify the situation and make me the customer happy which he did! I will be back to Dockside again next time I am in Town. Thanks again, Mike!
Written June 4, 2022
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Hello! Thank you for the wonderful review. We love to hear that our customers have amazing trips and that our staff accommodates all of our customers needs. We will make sure to let Mike know of your gratitude and we look forward to having you as returning customers in the future! Aloha! Dockside Crew
Written June 17, 2022
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Kelsey C
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Dockside Watersports was so wonderful! They have a great staff, awesome pricing and clean well kept boats. We only got to rent for 4 hours because we booked late, but next time we know to book with them in advance and get the full day for Crab Island. Highly recommend Dockside for any Pontoon boat rentals - we had such a blast!! We will be back & Thank you!!
Written July 16, 2020
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Thank you so much for the Awesome review! Our crew works very hard to make sure all of our guests have a great day experiencing our beautiful coast! Reviews like yours help us know we are doing a great job. We hope you choose Dockside for your future rentals! We would love to for you share any pictures with us on our FB/ IG pages! See you next time! Dockside Crew
Written July 16, 2020
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Caroleta J
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
Not a fan of this business and the rainout policy. They do not give refunds although it is not the fault of the customer that the weather can be unpredictable. Will not use them again. Customers have to book in advance and have a small window to use their reservations. Not good business practice to be greedy.
Written July 24, 2021
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kimberlee b
Destin, FL12 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Dockside is the best! Our pontoon boat reservation was scheduled for a day that was extremely windy. Dockside called us that morning and gave us option to reschedule for the following day as they felt that we wouldn’t have a positive experience because of the high winds. How impressive - that they would actually contact us and offer us an option! I will always rent from them!
Written April 13, 2022
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Hey Kimberlee! Thank you for the great review! We are so happy that you and your family had such a great trip! We look forward to having you in the future! Aloha. Dockside Crew
Written June 17, 2022
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Matt B
1 contribution
May 2020 • Friends
We made a last minute trip to Destin for Memorial Day to surprise some family members. Dockside was the only place with available pontoon rentals. Parking is not a problem, the staff was friendly and helpful. Along with helping to explain the area and places to visit, they go over a quick review of the boat and make sure you are comfortable before you leave. The pontoon was clean and drove great. We had a quick ride to crab island, anchored and enjoyed it tremendously. There were no extra fees for gas or a prop fee, which I have come across with other companies. Next time I visit Destin, Dockside will for sure be my first call.
Written May 31, 2020
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Matt, Thank you so much for the great review! We are glad to hear that we were able to accommodate your rental needs. Our crew works hard to make sure all of our guests have a great day experiencing our beautiful coast! Reviews like this help us know we are doing a great job. We hope you choose Dockside for your future rentals! We would love for you to share any pictures with us on our FB/IG pages! See you next time! Dockside Crew
Written July 16, 2020
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Marian S
Montgomery, Alabama2 contributions
Jul 2022
Staff very pleasant and helpful. We arrived earlier than our scheduled time and fortunately a pontoon boat was available for our use.
Docking was the easiest yet as they have staff that secure the boat waiting on the dock.
We have used other companies in the past but this was by far the best.
Written July 23, 2022
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Tom Conrad Jr
Destin, FL1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a large group of friends and families down on vacation. I had called and stopped by 4 other locations and when I called Shelby she was nothing short of amazing. She worked with us and our large group and we had a great day. So much that we booked for an additional day. If you go please ask for Shelby. She was amazing.
Written August 28, 2020
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Hello Friend! Thank you for the awesome review! Our staff strives to make our customers' day on the water easy and enjoyable! We are beyond excited that you had an awesome trip and that our staff was able to accommodate your group! Thank you so much for choosing Dockside, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip! Aloha!
Written August 29, 2020
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LK
New Albany, IN2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Dockside was fabulous to work with. We had concerns about weather on the day we initially booked and they worked with us to let us change our date. The double-decker pontoon party boat with slides was fun for kids and adults and we had a blast on the JetSki. Their harbor location is so easy to get in and out and unload and their employees were very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend.
Written July 13, 2021
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