Pontoon Rentals Lake Okeechobee

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Lake Okeechobee is the heart of the Florida Everglades and the state’s most famous significant bass fishery. It’s a highly scenic and precious water system in south-central Florida that everyone should experience.

Luckily, the days of deciding between splitting up your group or going on a large commercial headboat or airboat are over. Bassonline now offers the chance to rent a boat for your group of up to twelve people in the famous Lake Okeechobee, the largest lake in Florida. Our pontoon rentals lake Okeechobee boats have everything you need to set sail, relax, sightsee, and catch fish.

Pontoons are made for pleasure and relaxation; renting one is excellent for families, young children, groups, and people with disabilities. The rentals have a bimini top for shade, plenty of seating, and are dog-friendly.


Our lake Okeechobee boat rentals launch out of Slims Fish Camp in Belle Glade, the lake’s southeast end. Belle Glade, Fl, is conveniently located in West Palm Beach and within an hour’s drive to Okeechobee, Fl (Okeechobee City). Belle Glade is the closest launch part of the lake for anybody from South Florida areas such as Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Okeechobee pontoon boats are a perfect way to experience famous Florida bass fishing and incredible sightseeing.

Who Should Rent A Boat On Lake Okeechobee

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Reasons for Pontoon Rentals Lake Okeechobee

Pontoons boats are the perfect rental option 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.


Lake Okeechobee boat rentals are the perfect adventure for large families or friends looking to enjoy an outdoor activity or fishing in the bass capital of the world without splitting up. Previous visitors have rented the boat for special events such as family reunions, corporate outings, and bachelorette parties.

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


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


Our pontoon boats 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 fish. It’s a much sturdier experience than the bass and flats boats and more intimate than public headboat and airboat tours. A bass and flats boat is much lower and requires more balance from a person boarding.

west palm beach boat rentals-central florida boat rentalHandicap Accessible

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

Motion Sickness

For those who get easily nauseated by rocking water, pontoon rental Lake Okeechobee boats will likely provide a much better experience than a low rocky bass boat.

Dog Lovers

Our pontoon rental Lake Okeechobee is available with the goal of everyone having an exciting, fantastic day. This even goes for your four-legged friend. Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome on board.

Top Targeted Fish Species

Largemouth Bass

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Boat Rental Information

Your Bassonline pontoon rentals Lake Okeechobee service includes a well-kept boat, gas, life jackets, other safety gear, all necessary fishing gear, 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 with ice 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). 

Lake Okeechobee boat rentals also offer Sightseeing and Sunset cruises which last 2 or 4 hours and can be extended if the crew is available.

Complete Boat Rental Service

When you rent from us, you are guaranteed a top-notch adventure without any pressure of where to go or to have to take an approved boating safety course. Our rental service is private and fully inclusive, meaning you have the entire vessel to your party with a professional mate to do the complex 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.

Benefits of Our Pontoon Boat Rentals

With an experienced crew on board, you can spend more time relaxing, and fishing than worrying about navigation, docking, and other duties boat owners worry about. Instead, you and your group can sit back and relax and let them show you all the best spots and hidden gems of Lake Okeechobee and the south-central Florida area.

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

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

Lake Okeechobee Reviews

Catching fish with Mark Rose

When we arrived, we heard people coming to shore saying , “the water is murky”, “they’re not biting today” , “only caught one or two”. When we met up with Captain Mark, he prepared us to have patience. Mark brought us to clear water and put us on the fish. We caught at least 15 fish, had some laughs, and learned a bit about the lake and a lot about fishing with artificial.Would certainly recommend ! Very cool experience! Remember it’s Lake Okeechobee, be humble.
- Daniel Lustenberger

Fishing with Mark Rose

Mark is a hard working very knowledgeable fishing guide. I would highle recommend him
- Mike Marta

Great Day Fishing!

My brother and I went out for a 6 hour trip with Capt. Mark Rose on Friday, 2/3/23. Capt. Mark is a great and knowledgeable Capt. and his new boat rides like a "Cadillac" over the water and is a beauty with lots of room to move about and loads of places to pick a spot to fish from. We motored over in his new "Cadillac" to some really great areas on the South side of Lake Okeechobee. Within 5 minutes, we had bass in the boat on both a top popper and dancing fluke. That scenario continued for a few hours. When the fog rolled in, it felt surreal. So peaceful, quiet and relaxing. When the bite slowed down, Capt. Mark moved us to another secluded area where we again began to catch again. All in all it was a beautiful day on the lake and Capt. Mark was very hospitable, patient and friendly. I asked my brother if he wanted to say anything in this review and he replied "My brother and I went out with Capt. Mark Rose and we loved him". Great job Capt.! It was a beautiful day. Thank you so much. See you next time.
- Joel
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The Perfect Boat To Explore

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


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

Boat Rentals on Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee is legendary for producing quality and quantity largemouth bass, creating the ultimate fishing adventure with the whole family.

Pontoons are large enough to fit a group but small enough to cruise the calm Lake O waters with fishing success. While Pontoon Rentals Lake Okeechobee maybe for fishing, you will have the same high probability of success as in flats or bass boats. 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 for 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.

Live bait, especially wild shiners, is typically the most effective method in catching a trophy on the big o.

Lake Okeechobee is most known for its incredible bass fishing, but it also holds a thriving panfish population, such as bluegill and black crappie.


Being part of the Florida Everglades, Lake Okeechobee is home to many plants and animals. Apart from the fishes and alligators, Lake Okeechobee is an incredible birdwatching spot. The sanctuaries on Lake Okeechobee help protect various species, including Snail Kites and the American Bald Eagle.

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