Salty Pontoons
Salty Pontoons
4.5
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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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Brian
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
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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Susan R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • 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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Todd F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed our pontoon rental from Salty Pontoons. We originally had reserved the pontoon for Wednesday but when we arrived that morning a storm was blowing in. They were very understanding and gave us the option to move our reservation or cancel. We chose to move ours to Thursday. When we arrived on Thursday they upgraded our pontoon from the 90hp to the 115hp completely unprompted! That was very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the bay. I highly recommend visiting shell island and making the short walk to the other side of the island. The water is beautiful and hardly any tourists over there. We did some fishing and caught lots of small fish. We did a full day rental and it is well worth it. I highly recommend Salty Pontoons for their friendliness and the very nice pontoons. They are brand new pontoons.
Written September 22, 2023
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Malinda F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
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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KristyS
Ottoville, OH3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • 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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Patrick B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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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Carson B
Lawrenceburg, TN6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
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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peachsalsa227
Cumming, GA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • 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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Heather C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
From unloading all our items out of our truck to explaining the area perfectly to helping us unload the boat. Salty Pontoons is hands down an amazing place. Great hospitality, kept up and clean pontoons, friendly, and an amazing price. It was the cherry on top of our vacation cake! Thank you so much for the amazing experience. Will definitely be back and will recommend to all family and friends headed to PCB.
Written April 18, 2023
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Trump 2020
Boca Raton, FL9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
When we arrived, there is also another boat rental with the first name Salty (Salty Dog) that has been out of business for over a year. We panicked when we arrived not realizing we were at the wrong place. don't get mixed up! Friendly people helped us and we found Salty Pontoon farther down the dock. The staff was great, the boat run well. The boat can fit up to 12 but we comfortably had 6 plus our Black Lab. Another 2 people would have been enough. We took the boat to Shell Island and back, didn't even get thru 1/2 tank of gas.
Written September 20, 2020
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