5/24/2013 02:22:32 pm

Welcome to our new Customer Blog. We value our customers and their opinions. Please share with us how your experience was with Boatflorida. Thank you!

Tracy and Tony Dee
6/8/2013 02:20:43 am

Called Dan from word of mouth. Best experience we had in Bradenton. Great guy and a great boat! We went out for 8 hours and had the time of our life. Thanks Dan for making this a great family experience and for building a life time of memories for our family! Highly recommend to anyone on vacation!

Ball, Ball and Westwell family
8/21/2016 04:49:23 pm

We hired a pontoon boat for all our fammily on Thur. 18th Aug 2016. Dan and his wife were so helpful. We ALL had a Great Day left us with memories we won't forget. Amazing. THANK YOU from ALL of us.

John W
5/29/2013 07:41:47 am

Came to Anna Marie for vacation the week of 5/20 and rented Dans pontoon on Tuesday. Me and 4 other passengers had an awesome time on the nice pontoon. What a way to relax!! Head to Passage Key and anchor down in the crystal clear water in the morning because the tide starts moving out later and it gets shallow. The boat was really nice riding and went through wakes and barely moved. Incredible deal to rent these boats at such a great price. 100% recommend renting from Dan, straight forward and honest!!!

Bill K
6/1/2013 12:08:35 am

Came down to Anna Maria Island for a special anniversary my wife wanted to go out on the water. We rented one of Dans pontoons it made our trip complete what a way to see the Island. I am not a boater but Dan made everything easy, what a nice experience. I would recommend Dans pontoon rental to anyone also its a great value. Bill K. Cary NC

dennis m
6/1/2013 10:09:22 am

I live on anna marie all winter and there is no better deal on a pontoon boat than with dan. the boats are clean and shipshape allways. Dennis M new Wilmington, pa

Lindsay Reeves
7/3/2013 06:06:40 am

Our family has rented from all of the rental places on and around Anna Maria Island and I can honestly say this is the place to rent from. My wife actually stumbled across this website and looked in to renting a boat. Dan met us last Thursday morning to show us the boat before we went out later and actually asked in for coffee! The boat was tip top and Dan made sure everything was ready for our trip so we didn't have to worry about anything but making sure we had enough sunscreen. We will be back!!!!

Shannon & Tony
9/17/2013 01:48:09 am

What an incredible experience! There is nothing like spending a day (or several) on one of Dan's pontoon boats. We have been renting from Dan for a little over 5 years now, and boating in the waters around Anna Maria Island has become our favorite family vacation. Instead of asking to go to an amusement park, our grandkids now ask if we are going to rent the boat and spend our time fishing, swimming or pulling up to one of the many water side restaurants for lunch. Many wonderful hours spent sharing and creating unforgettable family memories. The boats are clean and well cared for and Dan always takes such good care of us. Do yourself a favor; book now and book often. See you in a a few weeks Dan :)

Jim and Carolann, Judy and Bruce
9/27/2013 01:22:01 am

We really enjoyed our day cruising on both the Gulf side and the inland waterway on this beautiful pontoon boat. It was clean and efficient and Dan was wonderful about explaining everything to us. We will rent again - No doubt about it!

10/13/2013 03:19:21 am

Dan here from Boat Florida and thanking you all for your kind comments . One change moving forward is the parking of cars will be at the end of 62 and st. Across from the tennis courts.And pick up on to the boat at the public boat dock. ( see pin on web site ) thank you !!

4/1/2014 03:11:23 am

We are all sad as a dear friend Steve has passed away he was the care taker of my website and I am unable to update the info. at this time. Please take note of the priceing changes ; 1-day =$250.00 , 2- days =$450.00,3-days=$650.00,4-days=$850.00,5-days=$1050.00,6-days=$1150.00,7-days=$1200.00 Thankyou !! Dan

Alex Bouthilet
5/1/2014 12:42:30 am

Our family rented boats from you on two occasions in April of 2014 - once when my wife and I were visiting my parents and once when my brother and his family (including 4 year-old and 20 month-old boys) were visiting my parents - and both times were great experiences.

Boats were clean, safe and quiet. We really appreciated the time you took to explain them and the area. The GPS makes navigation idiot-proof. We had a great time cruising the IWC, lounging on the sandbar (watch out for the tide going out!) and grabbing lunch at the place you recommended in Cortez.

We couldn't have asked for anything more and will definitely rent from you again when we are back in AMI.

Judy Carlson
8/5/2014 09:23:28 am

My family and I had a great day on the pontoon. Perfect weather and a very relaxing day cruising around the bay. Thank you, Dan for a wonderful day, we will definitely be back!

Jeanne and Betsy
10/1/2014 02:27:30 pm

We have been coming down to Anna Maria Island for many years and what a pleasant experience renting a boat from Dan. The pontoon is very clean, well equipped and the GPS makes it easy to get around the island. We would highly recommend renting from Dan.. Very professional and accommodating!! Thank you Dan we will be back again!

2/9/2015 11:31:43 pm

We currently own three waterfront vacation homes on the island and recommend Dan to all of our guests. We also rent from Dan ourselves and enjoy our family time spent cruising the ICW or heading out to Egmont Key. He takes good care of his fleet and keeps them in top condition (i.e.: GPS, depth finder, engines, etc...) which is important since the waters of Anna Maria are very shallow in areas. He is extremely personable and loves Jersey Milk Chocolate Bars! See you soon Dan! :)

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Bruce Matter
6/30/2015 12:09:31 am

We had a great time driving around Tampa Bay in our pontoon boat! I wanted to do something different on our yearly visit to Longboat Key and decided on renting a pontoon boat for a day. After much research, Dan seemed to have the best price for a daily rental. He was highly recommended on Trip Advisor and I made the reservation. After a 20 minute instructional course, I was on my way to pick up the rest of the family a couple of blocks away at a public boat dock. There was a total of 5 persons in our party which the boat handled with ease. we ventured to Passage Key and anchored of shore for a few hours. The water was crystal clear like what you would find on the Caribbean islands.We swam and watched very long schools of mullet meander in the shallow water. The island is a bird sanctuary and off limits to humans. However, as long as you stayed in the water you can walk around the island and explore. We pulled up anchor and proceeded to Egmont Key. The bay side of Egmont Key is rather deep so we anchored up and fished for awhile. Was able to view several pods of Tarpon rolling rather close to the boat. Also watched several rays propel themselves out of the water and doing flips closer to shore. As we rounded the the north end of the key we found civilization. There were several boats anchored off shore and enjoying the water and we did the same. Went on shore and walked around for awhile. There were several grills and coolers set up for all day parties. Where did the time go? Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the dock. I thought maybe 8 hrs in a pontoon boat may be to long but found out it wasn't long enough! We really enjoyed our day on the water and expect to do it again next year with Dan. Plus, we only used $30 in gas.


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