Manatees, Fishing, Relax! We Deliver To You or You Pull to The Water!

5.0
(9 bookings)
FL
18 ft
Boat length
Up to 8
Passengers
No captain
The renter can operate the boat
100%
Owner’s response rate

The boat

This boat is loaded! Not your typical rental boat!



Book Now and receive $25 in FREEZE DRIED TREATS from our 4-time TikTok acclaimed sister business, @EmsCryoTreats, delivered with the boat! We deliver to any body of water within 100 mi of Dunnellon Florida!



This 8-person, 18 ft pontoon is a fish and leisure boat. Three fishing stations, plus room to stretch out and lounge around on the sofa. Premium chart plotter with over 1,000 waypoints of fish, scallops, beaching on sand bars, restaurants, and anything in between that you could possibly do on the water. It was new in 2023 and we've added several amenities that are normally not found on rental boats. After all, this is our personal boat!





Common Destinations include, but are certainly not limited to: Homosassa Springs, Crystal River, Dunnellon, Inverness, and Hernando (lakes) Silver Springs, Lake Eustis, Cedar Key, Wacasassa, Steinhatchee, The Rainbow, and The Withlacoochee River.

In some instances, we also allow our clients to trailer the boat to their choice of water body.





*Manatee Self-Guided Tours*



Admire the habitat and sightings of Florida's West Coast mammals which call the Coastal Springs home during the winter. Certain times of day prove to be very likely that you will see up to 10 in one 4 hour trip. At least 1 Mom with her calf has been spotted in Kings Bay this year. The springs provide a warm habitat, and the vast green beds of seagrass along the west coastline provide literally tons of nutrient-rich food for those majestic vegetarians.





*Fresh and Saltwater Fishing*



The uniqueness of our area gives our clients the opportunity to land both fresh and saltwater species of fish in one single trip! Spotted Sea Trout, Shallow Water Grouper, Reds, Bass, River Trout... Those are just a few within the range of reach for our 'Sweet Revenge'!





*Relaxing*



Well, here's the thing about our pontoon. It's got the amenities to make a really great day of one thing, or a really awesome day of a little bit of everything in one single trip!



Brand New Boat, purchased June 2023! It's an 18' 8-person pontoon boat. 3 fishing positions with swivel seats, 2 forward and 1 aft. At least 3 rod-holders per station plus vertical rod stowing (2 per station). 1 live well at the front. The motor is a Suzuki 60hp EFI 4-stroke, so no oil-gas mixing! It's super efficient on fuel!



If you aren't fishing, you can relax under the Bimini Top on the large round sofa or in the captain's seat! It has a removable table that can be placed in front of the sofa seat for meals and snacking! The sofa also has built-in cupholder cupboards protecting your beverages from wind and the sun!



*USB Fast Charging Cables and ports* provided for Micro-usb, iPhone, and USB-C devices, so if you leave yours at home, We've Got You!



*Sturdy Bow & Stern-mounted Swim Ladder!*





*Brand new Lowrance Elite FS GPS/Sonar/Side-Angle Loaded with the Contour+ Maps of most every body of water in the US. (Have your own compatible charts? Bring your card and pop it in to find great fishing holes!) Both, Navionics and C-Maps charts installed.



Optional Adds





Upon request...

12v Electric cooler/freezer (For prepared human food or drinks only! ***Not for fish/bait)



Tubes and Inflatables (Ask for Availability)



Forgetful? That's OK. We know how strong the sun is here in Central Florida. We will have sun protective lotions and sprays at the dock for purchase!



Each rental will receive a coupon code for $25 in free snacks from our other business, ""Ems Cryo Treats"" (@EmsCryoTreats for social media) Order as many as you want past that! We deliver your order with the boat!



**All Coast Guard Compliant with GPS and SOS devices on board, as well as a marine VHF radio! We stock the boat with emergency vests and PFDs. We require that you bring your own vests and floatation devices for swimming and activities. We provide the orange Type II vests for adults and children Except Children Under 30 Lbs. Any child less than 30lbs must be supplied by you!



Children under 6 or children with disabilities must have their own size-appropriate coast-guard Type II or better, approved life jacket on at all times while aboard.



We deliver the boat to the body of water of your choice with the exception of a few shallow or hazardous waters. May change with tides or problematic water levels.



Delivery and pickup - If the launch is within 25 driving miles, we charge a simple $25 delivery fee, which covers the cost of delivery and pickup. Each launch is different on launch fees, so please message us for an exact cost for launch fees and launch location options.



Here are some of our favorite boating spots...



Scallop season is always a popular thing in the Crystal River/Fort Island area, but they also have unpopulated islands, exposed sandbars, and party spots. There are many dockside bars and restaurants within 5 miles of launch, and even restaurants that will deliver Dockside while you enjoy your trip!



There are many sunken vessels in the area that provide a safe bet that you'll come home with your limit of fish, fun, and entertainment! You're just a few miles from 3 Sister's Springs, where you can spectate the Manatees and enjoy the three springs that boil up crystal clear Florida Aquafer water that provides excellent swim visibility, rod or fly fishing, and beautiful shade and atmosphere! The springs are backed against Kings Bay State Park and there are several hotel, Air-BnB, and Kayak rentals on the water! You can enjoy all Crystal River has to offer, plus the excellent and relaxing pontoon rental of 4 hours all the way up to a full week!



Cedar Key is very nice, offering good fishing and a pleasant cruise just miles from a coast of lots of nature and photo opportunities for the nature lovers! It's the Goethe State Forest and you'll see gators, many species of birds, and beautiful marsh and landscape untouched by urban development.



Lake Inverness - Inverness FL



Lake Eustis - Eustis FL



Lake Weir



Rainbow River - Dunnellon, FL



Lake Rousseau - Dunnellon/Inglis



Let me know if you need more suggestions!

Read more
Emily
Owned by
Emily
5.0
(7 ratings)

Amenities

Rod holders
Stereo
Stereo Aux Input
Bluetooth audio
Inflatable toys
Swim ladder
Children's life jackets
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
Anchor
Fish Finder
Livewell / Baitwell
Depth finder
GPS
Sonar
See all

Specifications

Year
2023
Length
18 ft.
Make
ENCORE BENTLEY
Model
BENTLEY ENCORE 180 3-POINT
Capacity
8
See all

Add-ons

Explore optional add-ons to tailor your booking at checkout.
Cooler / Ice Chest
$20
/ booking
Floating island
$50
/ booking
Kayak
$35
/ booking
/ (excl. fees)
Date
Duration
Start time
You won't be charged yet

Ratings & reviews

5.0
(0 rating)

Boat location

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

Your crew

Boat owner
Emily
Emily
5.0
(7 bookings)
See profile
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Avg. response time: < 2 hours

Things to know

Allowed on boat

swimming
alcohol
kids under 12
fishing
shoes
red wine

  • Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 3-5 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start time are non-refundable.
See policy

A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

Learn more

If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.