I have lived in South Florida for 3 years now. One of the few things I have missed was to spend a day by renting a boat and going out with a couple of friends. I had the pleasure to do this through the Pontunes Company down in Key Largo. One can reserve a boat by calling one of their very hospitable employees. There are four types of boats that can be rented, Luxury Pontoons, Sundeck Boats, Snorkel/Dive Boats, and Fishing Boats. All boats have a GPS and Sirius radio. Each boat can be rented for $375 per ½ day or $425 for a full day. Full days are only available during the weekends. The other thing they will charge is the gas. One must also have some sort of boating experience.
Located on the bayside of Key Largo, there is quick and easy access to many areas. We spent our time drinking, hanging out at sand bars, and jumping into the open seas. The only issue I have with the place is the customer service etiquette of some of the employees. After we returned the boat, after a small argument, one of their employees commented, ‘I should go to my truck and get my gun.’ As a person that has worked in the retail setting, at no point should one ever threaten their customer. I hope this was learning experience for the company and that employee. (Then again, we are also in South Florida.)
Overall, I would probably come back and rent a boat again (and maybe get threatened again.)
My Rating: A+ (before being threatened), D (after being threatened)