A Nice Balance of Comfort, Fun, Adventure and Safety!
We are a local family owned and operated business who offer Experienced Boaters an exciting alternative to Pontoon Rentals and Jet Ski Rentals. Pontoons are slow and boxy and Jet Ski’s are uncomfortable and dangerous, our boats strike a nice balance of comfort, fun, adventure and safety! Our Boats are Inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.
We are the only company in the area to offer Brand New 2019 Bayliner Element E 18 & E 16 Series Sport Boats for rental! These fun boats are perfect for cruising Shell Island, Dolphin watching or getting you to that perfect spot to relax for a few hours or the whole day!
The Bayliner Element series was designed for safety, stability and comfort while on the water. These fun easy to operate boats offer automotive style handling and stability while turning, as well as even flotation while underway or at anchor thanks to the patented M- Hull design. The interior has three comfortable sections with opposed seating that facilitates conversation among passengers while traveling. The Element features deep freeboards and high gunnels to keep passengers secure while under way. The 60 HP/E16 & 90 HP/E18 Mercury Four Stroke Engines offer plenty of power to get you out to Shell Island in a matter of minutes from leaving our dock. All of our Sport Boats feature Bimini Tops, boarding ladders, sun pads, stereo, drink holders, safety equipment and plenty of storage for your gear. A map of the area is also provided with your rental that highlights the best places to anchor your boat with walkway access to the Gulf side of the Island. You and your crew will cruise Shell Island & St. Andrews Bay in style and get the most out of your time on the water! The Shipyard Grill & Tiki Bar-www.shipyardgrill.com is onsite for Lunch or Dinner after your rental period and the Ships Store has a good stock of last minute items available for purchase.
**ALL RATES INCLUDE A FULL TANK OF FUEL/ NO CHARGE** LOCAL TAX NOT INCLUDED.
BAYLINER ELEMENT E 16 (16.2 Ft) W/60 HP Motor (max 4/5 guests or 1050 Lbs)
- 1 Hour Rental $149.00 Plus Tax (1 hour rate for up to 4 guests)
- 2 Hour Rental * $179.00 Plus Tax **
- Half Day (4 hour) * $199.00 Plus tax**
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BAYLINER ELEMENT E 18 (18.2 ft) w/90 HP Motor (max 6/7 guests or 1350 Lbs)
- 1 Hour Rental $169.00 plus tax (1 hour rate for 5 guests)
- 2 Hour rental $199.00 Plus tax
- Half Day (4 hour) *$219.00 Plus Tax
- 8 Hour rental $289.00 plus tax
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** A full tank of fuel is included in all rates listed here, Boat Operator is required to check fuel level as instructed**
FOR NO REASON SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO REFUEL YOUR RENTAL VESSEL!! All Rental Boats are filled before each rental period. Due to onboard fuel tanks with the possibility of fumes for your safety there is absolutely NO SMOKING ALLOWED aboard our Rental Boats. If you must smoke do it away from your Rental Boat, thank you.
ONBOARD FUEL TANK GAUGE LOCATED ON TOP OF TANK – Boat operator must check fuel level after one hour to check the fuel burn rate. **Rule of fuel** 1/3 to get there 1/3 to play 1/3 to return to dock.
RENTAL TIME SLOTS:
- All one and Two Hour Rentals are booked around the Half day Rentals call to schedule.
- Half Day Rentals start @ 8:30 am or 9am for 4 hours Afternoon slot 1pm or 1:30 pm until 5:30 pm
- Our Dolphin Guide option is available on any four hour rental for first hour $50.00 fee applies.
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We provide you with all safety equipment, instruction on proper use of the vessel and explanation of map and boundaries. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE ANY OF OUR RENTAL BOATS INTO THE GULF FOR ANY REASON!! The 2nd Red marker in the pass is your turn around point. You can anchor at the sandbar before the Jetties, Shell island side( shallow area trim up your prop) Eastern Boundary is the Dock @ TAFB Wildlife Management area on the Bay side of Shell Island (see map), you can anchor and use the Dock to walk over and swim on the Gulf Side of Shell Island , Bahama Breeze Dock area also has a walkover to the Gulf. Rental Boats are not allowed up in West Bay or the Intercoastal, 300 yards north of the the Hathaway Bridge is the Western Boundary. Note: Always anchor your rental boat with your Bow facing away from land. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE BOUNDARIES WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION OF YOUR RENTAL PERIOD.
All Rental Boats require a minimum of ‘4’ feet of depth anytime the boat is underway. When cruising the Bay or Shell Island you should always be minimum of 100 Yards from shore. Running in low water will damage the engine prop and you will be responsible for replacement costs. Trim the prop up when approaching shore to anchor. And walk your boat out away from shore at least 3 feet deep to restart engine/trim prop back down. All props are inspected upon return to Dock.
NO BEACHING OF RENTAL BOATS IS PERMITTED: You are provided with an anchor for your convenience. Don’t forget to attach anchor line to Bow Cleat when deploying Anchor. Make sure you put away Anchor before getting underway after stopping on the Island. **Ensure that When your are underway no one can ride in the two water level seats by the motor.**
THREE STAGE LADDER is provided at the rear of vessel for easy boarding and re-boarding of vessel. Ensure that ladder is put away when boat is moving. Always seat all passengers when boat is moving!
- CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS. (cash discount available)
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