Pontoon Rentals Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale is at the heart of South Florida, offering endless outdoor fun with incredible fishing and boating opportunities. The days of having to decide between splitting up your group or going on a large commercial airboat or headboat are over. Bassonline now offers the chance to rent a boat for your entire group of up to twelve people in the Everglades, a top location right in Fort Lauderdale. Our pontoon rentals come with everything you need to set sail, relax, sightsee, and catch fish.

Pontoons are made for pleasure and relaxation, making boating on these great for families, young children, groups, and people with disabilities. The boats have a bimini top for shade, plenty of seating, and are dog friendly.


Our Fort Lauderdale boat rentals launch out of Everglades Holiday Park in west Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Conveniently located to many popular cities like Dania Beach and Pompano Beach, so regardless of where you started your day or plan to finish, your Bassonline rental boat is conveniently located nearby.

A pontoon boat rental is an ideal way to experience local South Florida fishing and incredible sightseeing in the legendary Florida Everglades. The Everglades hosts various shallow-water fish, none more popular than the trophy largemouth bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, peacock bass, and more. Its also known for its abundance of wildlife such as the Florida Alligator, Birds, and numerous endangered species.

This fishing trip is the perfect combination of relaxing and exciting, providing the ultimate Florida outdoor experience.

Who Should Rent A Boat In Fort Lauderdale, Fl

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Pontoons are ideal for groups up to twelve who don’t want to split up but still want the full personalized tour. It is also undoubtedly the best option for young kids, the elderly, and handicapped situations.


Renting a pontoon in Fort Lauderdale is the perfect adventure for large families or a group of friends looking to enjoy an outdoor activity or fishing in the bass capital of the world without having to split up. Previous visitors have rented the pontoon for special events such as family reunions, corporate outings, and a bachelorette party.

Bass boats and other flats boats can only fit up to 3 or 4 people, a pontoon fishing charter can fit up to 6 passengers, but your rental can fit up to twelve passengers!

Young Kids

Pontoons are much sturdier and roomier than bass and flats boats. Pontoons don’t rock as much and have sides making it safer for young kids.


Pontoons are roomy, with plenty of sitting areas under the bimini top for those looking for a relaxing experience out of the sun. We love when the grandparents come and enjoy watching their grandkid’s faces light up after they catch a bass or see a gator a few feet from the boat. It’s also a much sturdier experience than the bass and flats boats and more intimate than public headboat and airboat trips. Bass and flats boats are much lower and require more balance from a person boarding as well.

Handicap Accessible

Because of the excess floor space and set up of a pontoon boat, accommodating those in a wheelchair or any handicap is no problem. Pontoons are higher up and more level with the dock, making boarding much easier for our renters.

Motion Sickness

For those who get easily nauseated by rocking water, a pontoon boat will likely be an excellent experience for you compared to a low rocky bass boat.

 Dog Lovers

Our pontoon rental boat is available with the goal in mind for everyone to have an exciting, amazing day. This even goes for your four-legged friend. Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome on board.

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Rental Information

Your Bassonline pontoon rental service includes a well-kept pontoon boat, fuel, life jackets, and other safety equipment, all necessary fishing gear, and tackle, and an expert mate. Your mate will ensure your group has a productive fishing trip and a grand tour of the beautiful scenery.

There will also be a cooler onboard with ice for you to put any food or drinks inside.

You can book a rental boat tour for a half-day (4 hrs), a super half-day (6 hrs), or a full day (8 hrs).

Ft Lauderdale Pontoon Boat rentals also offer Sight-seeing and Sunset cruises which last 2 or 4 hours and can be extended if the crew is available.

Rental Service Crew

When you rent from us, you are guaranteed a top-notch adventure without any pressure of where to go or having to take an approved boating safety course. Other rentals require a boating license by Florida law. Our rental service is private and fully inclusive, meaning you have the entire vessel to your party with a professional mate to do the hard parts and guide you. Being onboard a fully inclusive rental means your mate will personally cater to you, ensuring you get the best experience and any assistance to have the best possible trip without the distractions of dozens of other people similar to a general headboat or party boat.

Rental Service Benefits

With an experienced crew on board, you can spend more time relaxing and fishing than worrying about navigation, docking, and other boat owner duties. Instead, you and your group can sit back and relax and let them show you all the best spots and hidden gems of the Everglades and Ft Lauderdale area.

Overall, renting a pontoon is the best way to experience incredible Florida fishing with a large group in a much more relaxing and comfortable way.

Pontoons are family-friendly and operated by a crew who can provide information about the local culture, area, wildlife, and tips to catch trophy bass.

Fishing Quality From A Pontoon Boat in Fort Lauderdale Fl

Pontoons are large enough to fit a group but small enough to cruise the calm Ft Lauderdale waters with fishing success. While pontoon fishing in Fort Lauderdale, you will have the same high probability of success as if you were in a bass or flats boat. In fact, the number of fish caught by people who rent a pontoon is often higher because of the ability to have more rods out at once. The boat is the perfect size and shape to have many people fishing around it. Your mate will be able to take you to all the best spots, so everyone has a shot at catching fish regardless of which side of the boat you are on.

Fort Lauderdale Reviews

Captain Bill

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It was a slow start due to the cold weather, but by the end of the trip we were able to catch double digit Peacock Bass. The was a result of Captain Bill and his tenacious attitude to find the fish and boy did we. Highly recommend.
- Kurt Freund

Captain Wayne Fellows Sandbar cruise

Ft Lauderdale Fishing
Captain Wayne Fellows took myself and my 5 friends on a sandbar cruise to West Palm Beach Peanut Island sandbar to celebrate a bachelorette party and we had the BEST time. Captain Wayne was an excellent Captain and was extremely accommodating and so much fun! I highly recommend Captain Wayne!
- Meredith Greene

Timmy !!!

Ft Lauderdale Fishing
We had a great time! Tim was on time and easy going guide, we all caught bass and was diligent in helping us bait the line and remove the fish we caught my son had fun and we enjoyed the day.
- epintaluga
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Your Pontoon Boat

The pontoon pictured above is a 23-foot flat deck boat ideal for cruising and will get you to your designated fishing grounds efficiently.


The pontoon boat does not feature a restroom, but there are local places to stop for your convenience. Bathrooms are always convenient, and we can stop anytime that is needed.

Exploring The Everglades

The Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, is a top destination to get the whole bass fishing and sightseeing experience. Renters get to enjoy beautiful views and wildlife while your mate cruises to a top fishing spot. When  you rent a pontoon boat in Fort Lauderdale, you get to experience an authentic Florida fishing trip in a spot known for its constant action and quality-sized fish.

Most anglers come to Fort Lauderdale to catch our legendary largemouth bass, and the Everglades is one of the best places to experience that. The next most popular species is the peacock bass, which can only be caught in South Florida without leaving the continental United States and has become a bucket list item for many people fishing in Fort Lauderdale.

Fish Species

While cruising in your rented boat in Fort Lauderdale, you and your family will comfortably be able to catch all of Florida’s favorite fish such as largemouth bass, peacock bass, gar, bowfin, Mayan cichlids, bowfin, Oscars, and more. The largemouth bass is the primary fish species targeted here.


Everglades National Park is a wetland preserve covering 1.5 million acres in Central and South Florida. Its beautiful scenery consists of mangroves, pine flatwoods, and sawgrass marshes that are home to hundreds of different plant and animal species. The Everglades has over 360 species of birds and 27 different snake species. Among the abundance of reptiles and birds are the endangered leatherback turtle, the West Indian manatee, and the Florida panther.

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Area Things To Do

Fort Lauderdale is the perfect spot for family vacations. There is always something to do between the topical beaches, numerous outdoor adventures, shopping, authentic dining, and vibrant nightlife.

The Everglades

After catching numerous fish and taking in the beautiful scenery in the Everglades, explore all the other amenities, Everglades Holiday Park has to offer, such as its famous animal encounter. The animal encounter includes getting up close and personal with some of the state’s most unforgettable and exotic wildlife.

Other Outdoor Activities

The sunshine state is full of zoos, aquariums, water sports, and other outdoor fun. Some of the top outdoor sports and activities include Flamingo Gardens, a Segway tour, renting a Jet Ski, taking a seaplane tour, a bike tour, surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking through the mangroves.

Shopping and Dining

Nearby downtown Fort Lauderdale is las Olas boulevard which has an abundance of shopping and dining options with ocean views being located right across from Fort Lauderdale beach. This area is also close to Port Everglades and Lauderdale By The Sea for more beach scenes and dining.

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