Trip Advisor has awarded Shell Island in Panama City Florida as one of the “2021 Traveler’s Choice Awards”.
Pontoon boats are one of the best ways to experience the freedom of exploring Panama City’s most scenic areas while being the captain of your own pontoon boat. Pier 98 Marina’s pontoon boats are new and comfortable. They are a safe, stable, and easy way to get on the water with family and friends to enjoy a day filled with memories. Enjoying the day on one of Pier 98 Marina’s pontoon boats is easy. Once you leave the Pier 98 Marina dock you’ll have the opportunity to:
For Reservations Call (407) 791-1680 or 407-288-9478
Explore Shell Island
You can pull up directly on the bay side of Shell Island or anchor in one of the shallow lagoons. Shell Island is an uninhabited island of wilderness where you can encounter unique wildlife, enjoy the clear waters, walk on snow white sand, and of course find shells to bring back as souvenirs.
See The Dolphins
Wild Bottlenose Dolphins are always friendly and curious. Have your cameras ready and don’t be surprised to see them following or swimming alongside your pontoon boat. They love to play in the wake.
Try Your Luck At Fishing
You can find a wide variety of gamefish in St Andrews Bay and the surrounding waters. Drop a line. You will never know what you’re going to catch.
Find A Secluded Beach
Exploring the area by pontoon boat opens the door to countless opportunities to find your own private spot. Get out your picnic basket and load up the coolers! You’ll have no trouble finding a perfect spot.
Pontoon boats are ideally suited for large groups and can handle relatively rough water. Pier 98 Marina’s pontoon boats can hold up to 7 passengers for the 60 horsepower motor and 10 passengers for the 90 horsepower motor. They are equipped with either a 60 or 90-horsepower motor, depth finder, anchor, and lifejackets for all the passengers (including children and infants).
The pontoon boats come with a retractable Bimini top to keep you from burning in the sun and a swim ladder for easy on and off in the water or at the beach. A full tank of gas is also included.
Driving the pontoon boat is fun and easy! Our experienced staff will guide you through the safe operation of the pontoon boat and make sure you are comfortable with its operation before you leave the dock. We also will supply a map highlighting some of the best areas to explore. Make sure to bring your own personal supplies for the day but if you forget something the Pier 98 Marina Convenience Store and Deli can hook you up. Pier 98 Marina also has a complete line of live and frozen bait, and tackle.
Florida State regulations require that anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, must pass an approved boater safety course and have in their possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
If you would like to receive the card, you can take the test at BOAT-ED. Coast Guard regulations state that children of any age, including infants, are counted as a passenger when calculating the capacity of a boat. The pontoon boats are also limited to a total passenger weight of 977 pounds. Pier 98 Marina does not allow anything to be pulled behind our pontoon boats. We require a 48-hour notice to cancel or reschedule.
Pontoon boat rental rates:
-7 passenger pontoon boat with 60 horsepower motor
-$199 half-day rentals: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM/1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
-$299 full day rentals: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
-Major credit card required
-Book your pontoon boat rental early since our pontoon boats are in high demand.
-Call for your reservation: 407-791-1680 or 407-288-9478