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Our Pontoon boat rentals all have quiet, fuel efficient 4 stroke motors for your cruising pleasure up and down the Homosassa. With bench seating they are set up perfectly for a day of cruising with cocktails or fishing with the family. A Bimini top provides protection from the Florida sun. Pontoons are user friendly and very comfortable! * 18-25 foot Pontoon Boat * 4 stroke engine (40-60 horsepower) * Plush bench seating for 6-12 (depending upon boat choice) * For Moderately experienced boaters * Half Day (4 hour) rentals available at 8am or 12:45pm. Please note that half day rentals are not long enough to go scalloping during scallop season. * Full Day (8 hour) rentals available at 8am. * Fuel Included
When renting any vessel at River Safaris, you must stay within the channel Markers and the designated waterways for your own safety and the protection of our fleet.
You must be 25 years of age or older to rent a boat! Have valid drivers license and credit card.
River Safaris and Gulf Charters
4 or 8 hour boat rental
USCG required safety equipment
Food and drinks
Propeller and Skeg Insurance
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Propeller and Skeg Insurance is Available upon arrival if interested
Minimum age is 25 years old to rent a boat
A current valid drivers license and credit card are required on day of travel to rent boat
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
They overbooked and had no more nice pontoons so they gave us a crappy one w/ the pvc chairs. It was so slow and uncomfortable. Worst company. We drove 2 hours to get there so it wasn't like we had a choice. Would not recommend...More
Captain Gavin was the best!! He was very knowledgeable and had no problem adjusting tour to meet our requests. Had a great day floating in the springs and got to see several manatees up close . Will definately be back!!More
Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Renee R
RiverVentures, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
We appreciate you reaching you out, it really means so much to us! We love the fact that you mentioned he was able to adjust to your requests. Our priority is to deliver you the experience you long for, what you expect....we want you to...More
River Safaris and Gulf Charters are the best folks to work with to arrange your pontoon boat rental and tour. This is the second time I have rented a beautiful pontoon boat from them and it was wonderful. Our son, his fiancee and her mother...More
Date of experience: August 2019
SusanB6071, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019
It was our pleasure to host your family once again! It's always great to see familiar faces!
My family has reserved 2 boats a year in advance for several years now. Last year our second boat was cancelled without notifying us and half our family had to stay at the dock. This year, called to confirm and once again we were told...More
Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kathleen H
SusanB6071, Manager at River Safaris And Gulf Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019
My sincere apologies for the manner in which your reservation was handled. In researching your reservation I did find that we did not charge you for the boat rental as we agreed upon when you arrived.
If there is another issue I am not aware...More
WOW, we had the best time! We had seven family members on this trip. It was our 2nd time to rent one while visiting FL and we had a blast. We got to see all the beautiful scenery, waterways, monkey island, new and existing homes...More