Pontoon Rentals

  • Image of a fishing pontoon boat at Tarpon Bay Explorers

  • Image of fishing equipment available at Tarpon Bay Explorers

  • Image of fishing equipment rentals available at Tarpon Bay Explorers

  • Image of pontoon fishing at Tarpon Bay Explorers

  • Image of a man holding a fish at Tarpon Bay Explorers

Pontoon Rentals

Are you looking to spend a day on the water? Tarpon Bay Explorers offers pontoon rentals that are perfect for wildlife viewing, cruising around the back-bay waters or finding a favorite fishing hole to bring home dinner. A day on a Tarpon Bay Explorers’ pontoon is perfect to soak up that warm Florida sun! While cruising around, boaters may spot dolphins swimming by or manatees munching on sea grasses. Tarpon Bay Explorer’s pontoons are also perfect for accessing an ample amount of fishing spots. Tarpon Bay holds a great diversity of sport fish, from sea trout, redfish, snook, pompano, mangrove snapper and much more. Operation of the boat is simple and requires no license or prior boating experience. For wildlife viewing or cruising around (no fishing), pontoon boats can hold up to 10 people, but will be a tight squeeze. While fishing, pontoon boats can hold a maximum of eight people. The pontoon includes a bimini top, ice coolers and gas. Fishing equipment may be rented for an additional fee. Bait, fishing licenses and additional tackle can be purchased separately. Fishing licenses are required for those 16 years of ago or older and may be purchased ahead of time at gooutdoorsflorida.com. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED (239-472-8900)


  • Persons 16 years of age or older must purchase a Florida saltwater fishing license: gooutdoorsflorida.com
  • No Swimming, snorkeling or getting off the pontoon boat
  • All of Tarpon Bay Explorers’ Equipment must stay within Tarpon Bay


Did You Know?

Tarpon Bay Explorers is part of a program called the Dolphin Smart Program. This program conveys to visitors that we conduct responsible stewardship of wildlife dolphins in coastal waterways. Continued harassment of wild dolphins may lead to a shorter life expectancy.  Tarpon Bay Explorers encourages all of our tours and rentals to view all wildlife in a responsible fashion, so that these wild animals may live their lives without harassment.