Salty Pontoons

Salty Pontoons, Panama City Beach: Address, Phone Number, Salty Pontoons Reviews: 4.5/5

Salty Pontoons
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Pontoon boat rental business in PCB. Nice boats, friendly staff, provide a memorable day on the waters of the worlds most beautiful beaches.
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Susan R
4 contributions
Family
This is not the cheapest pontoon rental on the beach, but it is well worth the extra money spent! The boat was immaculate, deck hands were knowledgeable and helpful (make sure you take some cash to tip them, they deserve it and we didn’t realize this and didn’t have cash to tip)! Compared to the other rental boats we were next to in the water, these are well worth the small amount more. This was by far the highlight of our trip, we went to shell island and snorkeled all day. Blue tooth radio was nice and the seats were plush and comfy. Cannot recommend this company enough!
Written July 8, 2022
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Wendy J
Mt Pleasant, United States2 contributions
We arrived and quickly shown to our pontoon for day. It was super nice & clean. We took coolers, beach & fishing gear. Craig reviewed everything and were on our way out within 20 minutes of arrival. Took a little bit to acclimate to the direction in the bay (just used our GPS on our cell phones). We had a great day just boating around, stopping at Shell Island at differ points, and taking in the area. Highly recommend if you're looking to make memories with your family while in Panama City, contact Salty Pontoons! The online process is quick & easy!!!
Written March 31, 2021
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Malinda F
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We rented a 12 person pontoon for our family of 5. The boat was in good condition and clean. Staff was very customer friendly and knowledgeable, booking process was easy. Highly recommend renting a pontoon to go to Shell Island. It was our first time renting and driving a pontoon, was the highlight of our trip! Would definitely recommend Salty Pontoons to anyone looking to have a great time on the water!
Written September 15, 2021
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Brian
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The day we scheduled to take out our pontoon it was rainy. We decided to go anyway because it looked like it was supposed to clear up in a couple hours. The guy at the dock told us that if we saw lightning, we needed to get back to the dock as fast as possible, and assured us they would work with us if we had to return it early. About an hour or so in, it began lightning, so we did as he asked and returned to the dock. We used hardly any gas and were out for around two of the ten hours we had scheduled. He told us he would try to get us at least 50% of our money back, but we later received a message saying we would only be getting back 25%. On top of this, they cancelled all reservations for the remainder of the day, so even if we had wanted to return and take the boat back out, we wouldn't have been able to. It stopped raining shortly after we returned it and didn't rain at all from then to the time we would have had to return it at 5:30pm (FYI, 8am-5:30pm is 9.5 hours, not 10 as advertised). I would have been fine with 50% of our money back as I understand there is a certain fee associated with departing from the dock, but because of what we were told, the assurance we received that the company would work with us and the fact that we couldn't return despite the weather improving, I am very dissatisfied with this experience. I will not be doing business with this company on my future trips to PCB.
Written April 14, 2021
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Patrick B
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Our 50 hp boat was damaged so they let us upgrade to a 90 hp boat. Had to pay the extra 50 dollars for their mistake. Manager was not very customer friendly. The 90hp boat was definitely older and showing its age too but did the job. Its gas gauge broken, seats were moldy, and other cosmetic damage showing. Deck hand was a nice kid. The Salty Pontoon location made the travel time to Shell Island a bit longer than other rental places.
Written July 27, 2022
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KristyS
Ottoville, OH3 contributions
Family
Staff was friendly, and we were able to board our pontoon quickly. The pontoon itself was somewhat old and several seats were torn. While the website advertises life jackets for all, and we were told the child life jackets were in the boat, they were all adult sized and many covered with mold. We had a great boat ride and enjoyed our time at Shell Island, but just be careful to ask specific questions before selecting a boat rental company.
Written July 26, 2021
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Tommy M
15 contributions
Family
This was a wonderful part of our vacation. Blake and his crew were amazing. They boats are fantastic and Blake’s advice on where to fish was spot on we caught redfish trout and sheep head 2 days straight. If you are considering a boat rental this is the place rates are great boats are like new and the staff is wonderful. We will be back. Thanks again Blake for helping me and my family make memories.
Written June 7, 2020
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We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and time on the boat. Thanks for the kind words about Blake!
Written June 9, 2020
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T O
3 contributions
This area of open water is very large. It calls for a full day to go one step or another to explore. The Salty gives you all the flexibility to go where you need to go. The people give you a great boat and you chart your adventure. Go. Go. Go. Your day is your adventure and it is yours!
Written July 5, 2022
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peachsalsa227
Cumming, GA6 contributions
Couples
Easy booking and once we arrived we were on the boat and ready to go within five minutes. Great explanation as to where everything was and low tide warnings. The map was super helpful. I’d love to give them five stars, but the condition of the boat was horrible. Every seat was moldy and ripped. And, if you weren’t careful, you would fall into the seat wells. I was not careful. Twice. 🥴 The doors didn’t want to stay locked in place, either. The boat got us there and back but I think if we are having to use a boat that looks like this one did, we should have received a discount. Would book again but would not accept that same boat. If there had been other boats there when we arrived, we would have insisted on a different one.
Written August 7, 2021
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Carson B
Lawrenceburg, TN6 contributions
Renting a boat at Salty Pontoons was a fantastic experience. Although the bay was extra choppy the day we went out, the staff discussed with us how to navigate to the best location on Shell Island and how to stay safe throughout our journey. They provided a map and quick and thorough boating instructions after we loaded the boat. Upon arrival, the intake process was efficient, quick, and easy, and we were able to depart in a matter of 10 minutes. The staff was friendly and helpful, and our overall experience was delightful.
Written June 19, 2020
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