Crab Island Boat Rental

Conveniently located just 500 yards from Crab Island, this pontoon boat rental offers easy access to Destin’s most popular boating destination. Ideal for first timers who don’t want to deal with Harbor traffic!

About the Vessel:

24ft Harris or Crest 12-Passenger Pontoon Boat



24ft (seats 12 people)


Pickup Location:

Destin (500 yards from Crab Island)



Our best selling pontoon rental! This 24' Crab Island Pontoon Boat features bimini top for shade and plush seating for up to 12 people. Spend the day anchored at Crab Island or cruise Destin’s waterways in style. Only 500 yards to Crab Island – ideal for maximizing your rental time. This is the closest rental to Crab Island in Destin and free parking is available onsite. Minimum age to rent is 21 years old. 


2024 Rental Rates:

  • Spring: May 1st - May 12th: $300 half day | $500 full day
  • Season: May 13th - Sept 5th: $400 half day | $600 full day
  • Fall: Sept 6th - Oct 31st: $300 half day | $500 full day
    *Excludes Holiday Pricing
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Boat Rental Includes:

  • Rental Orientation
  • Free paddleboard to bring with you during your rental period.
  • Life Jackets (infant/child vests too!)
  • Fuel
  • Swim ladder
  • USCG required safety gear
  • 10’ bimini top for shade
  • Anchor
  • Free parking available on site.
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Booking Information:

Rental period: Half day rental is 4 hours (9am-1pm or 2-6pm), full day is 8 hours (10am-6pm). The rental period starts at the time of reservation, not at the time of arrival. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure if you wish to use all of your rental time. You are not required to arrive on time if you prefer to get a late start, however please call the number on your confirmation email if you will be more than one hour late.

Reservations: Required. Book early as space is limited. 15% deposit is required to hold the reservation, with the remainder due upon arrival.

Bring: Driver’s license for person driving the vessel, a credit card, boater’s license (if required), portable Bluetooth speaker/radio as some boats may not be equipped with stereos, portable charger for your devices if needed.

Requirements: Florida boating laws require anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have a Florida’s boater’s safety license in order to operate a Jet Ski or pontoon boat. You can take it on-line and print your certificate (or take a screenshot) to bring with you for verification: Online Boat Rental Course

Cancelation Policy: Full refund if canceled 48 hours prior to start time (click "Book Now" to read full cancellation policy at checkout).

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pontoon boat on crab island

We have ALWAYS had a great time on their pontoon boats. We rent one every year to go fishing in the bay. Great staff and very friendly! We will always be returning customers..!!

-Regina Smith

“Thank you for helping make our sunset cruise/vow renewal perfect! Our captain was accommodating, friendly, and just wonderful. Pastor Eric did a beautiful ceremony. I really appreciate all your help in making our 20th anniversary extra special!”

-Trish Badgett

“We rented a pontoon boat during our 2011 vacation. We had a blast! The boat was very nice. It was the best part of our vacation!"

-Chuck Peters

“This was the best way to spend my bachelorette party and could not have asked for better service. Thank y’all from the Texas chicks!”

-Kimberly Whittlesey

“Had a great time at Crab Island, looking for dolphins, and winding up the evening watching the fireworks show! Thanks DVBR!

-Julie Allwhite

“We had an awesome time on a jet ski and a pontoon last week that my family rented from you all it was one of the many highlights of our vacation and probably number one for my 2 1/2 year old little boy.”

-Jeremy Carson

“Superior service, fantastic boats, and super nice guys. This is how it should be done. We will be back!”

-Greg Alsobrook

“Gotta love…snorkeling at Crab Island…We had a wonderful time!! Thank you for the lovely service. We will be back next July 4th ).”

-Kristin Buffington

The 19′ Cobia we rented was an excellent boat. It was well maintained and had all the options a fishing boat should have. We were especially pleased with the service and professionalism of the staff, who really made us feel like their utmost goal was for us to have an enjoyable experience and we did.

-Bill Mazur
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