Half Day LUXURY Pontoon Rental on the Butler Chain of Lakes in Orlando
Take your family out on the lake and enjoy some fresh air safely with our disinfected and cleaned pontoon! Rent our 10 people pontoon in Windermere, Florida now! Rates as low as $82 per hour and minimum booking of 4-hours plus tax. Rates: Half Day Rental (10:00am – 2:00pm / 3:00pm – 7:00pm) • Monday-Thursday: $325 + tax • Friday-Sunday: $375 + tax • Holidays: $400 + tax What You Can Expect: All our rentals include a full tank of gas and you don’t have to pay an additional fee when you return the boat. We can not provide drivers. You must be 27 or older to rent and drive the pontoon. The driver must have prior boating experience. Rates above reflect our May-September season. If you are booking dates October-December, please give contact us ahead. Get out of the house safely: Boating is the ultimate Social Distancing activity! You’d be hard pressed to get within 6ft of another boat, and please don’t try (we’d like to avoid insurance claims). And there is plenty of Virus-killing UV light available year-round in Florida. We want our customers to know that you do not have to be stuck in your living room. You can take your family out on the lake and enjoy some fresh air safely! Once you’re on the pontoon, there are STRICT RULES you need to follow. Safety: All of our pontoons have a max capacity of 10 people. Each pontoon will have all surfaces washed, disinfected and wiped down after every use! We have industrial size sprayers and concentrated disinfectant chemicals we are spraying down each vessel and the docks after every use. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 10 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
We offer only the newest model Veranda pontoon boat rentals! Our pontoons are the most luxurious rentals available in Orlando, and the best way to enjoy Lake Butler with up to 10 people. All rentals include life jackets, boat bumpers, ropes, and all safetyemergency equipment. Plus, all boats include FREE FUEL!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Outboard Engine
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Gas
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 7 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
A $25 late fee will be applied to your card for every 15 minutes you are late to returning to the dock. Please make sure you give yourself enough time to be back at the marina and docked by the time your reservation has ended. Waiver Only the main renter is required to fill out a waiver which acts as a boat rental agreement and a release of liability. Please pay attention to your booking email. The link to the waiver is in your original booking email. Excessive Cleaning Fee If you return a boat with excess sand/mud, trash, food crumbs, marks on the seats, etc., we will charge a $25 cleaning fee. We rent the newest pontoon boats of any rental company on the lakes. We respect our customers and would hope they would respect our pontoons! Dock Location We rent year round at RD Keene Park, located on Lake Isleworth at 10900 Chase Rd, Windermere, FL 34786. We operate by appointment only so there will be no one at the dock unless you have booked a reservation. Cancellation Policy Once you book your rental date, you can cancel and get a full refund or request an alternate date anytime prior to 7 days before the rental date. Within 6-2 days prior to the reservation, you can cancel for a 75% refund. No-shows or canceling the day of will be charged the full rental rate. Bad Weather Policy In the instance of bad weather, we make weather decisions early the morning of the date. We do not cancel or reschedule reservations based on forecasted weather prior to the day of (other than in extreme cases). In the instance of bad weather, we will reschedule or issue a 100% refund to a Gift Card you can use for any future date with us. Items to Note • Half-Day rental times are 10:00am – 2:00pm or 3:00pm – 7:00pm • Holidays include Mother’s Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Father’s Day weekend, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day weekend • No 2nd Half-Day Rentals on Holidays due to Boat Ramp closure once capacity is reached (all renters must launch in the morning) Frequently Asked Questions • Do you need a Boaters License to rent a pontoon? Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Also, as an insurance policy anyone driving the boat has to be 27 or older, regardless of licensing. If you do not have boating experience, you can take a local or online boating safety course. See the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved list for Boating Safety Courses. • Can we pick the boat up at different times? No. Our staff is only at the marina from around 915/930am to around 1030am in the morning to launch the morning and full-day rentals. In the afternoons our staff is only at the marina from around 230pm-330pm. We DO NOT have staff at the marina all day. You can not just arrive at any time you like. Our staff reaches out to all reservation guests each morning to coordinate your arrival time so you can communicate your arrival time to them. • Are dogs allowed on the boat? Yes, any dog under 25lbs is allowed at an additional charge. Further, the renter agrees that ANY damage due to the dog is the responsibility of the renter to pay for. We are family owned & operated and we have large dogs of our own. They are not allowed on the boats either. As we do love animals and our dogs, we also know the possibility of damage from dogs so if you are going to bring them please keep them off the seats. • Do you allow tubing or towing/skiing from the pontoons? Unfortunately, we do not allow tubing or towing from our luxury pontoon boats. These boats are setup for casual enjoyment on the water, not for active water sports such as skiing, tubing, etc. Also, towing/tubing greatly increases the chances of someone getting hurt on The Butler Chain and we want everyone to be as safe as possible while renting our pontoons. • Is drinking/food allowed on the boat? Yes, you are welcome to bring a cooler and snacks on the boat. We do not allow any kind of grills on the pontoons. As for alcohol, on the Butler Chain of Lakes it is legal for people 21 years and older to drink on the boat. The driver of any boat on the Butler Chain of Lakes is to be sober at ALL TIMES. • What if it rains? It is Florida after all, where afternoon showers are so infamous that many locals swear they can set their watch by it. During the summer months, this is an almost daily occurrence around 3pm when the heat of the day has built up and collides with cool ocean air from the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Often the rain passes as quickly as it comes, but you should seek shelter and secure loose items as a precaution. These afternoon showers differ from a frontal weather system which carry stronger storms. Therefore, if you have had the rental out on the lake more than half the day (5 hours or more) and then it starts raining, we will not reschedule another full day. More times than not, the afternoon showers will last 15-30 mins and then blow over and the sun comes back out. In the case of a major weather frontal system on the morning of your arrival, we will reschedule your rental date around our availability. We DO NOT reschedule a rental date based on ‘forecasted weather’. EXAMPLE: if it is calling for 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms, you still need to come the day of your rental and then be cleared by us for a reschedule. Weather Forecasting is notoriously difficult in Central Florida, and more often than not the day turns out to be bright and sunny. Think of it like this, if the weather is calling for 60% chance of rain, that is also 40% chance of a bright and sunny beautiful day! If it is a complete rainout day, we will reschedule your reservation or give you a 100% Gift Card value to use for a booking anytime on our website. We DO NOT cancel, reschedule or refund a booking due to cloudy weather. • Do you charge a fuel fee? No. The pontoons boats are always full of gas when you pick up your pontoon rental. Rarely does a full day rental need more than one full tank of gas. However, in that case, the renter will need to visit one of the on-lake gas stations and put enough gas in the pontoon to return back to the dock. You are not responsible for returning the pontoon full of gas. • Is smoking allowed on the pontoons? NO! Absolutely no smoking is ever permitted on any of our rental pontoons. These are new luxury pontoons and smoking can easily burn holes in the seats. Further, the fuel tanks on pontoon boats are exposed (unlike the tanks in your car) which makes smoking on any boat extremely dangerous. We are ruthless with damage charges if we find burn marks in the seats from smoking. DO NOT SMOKE ON ANY RENTAL BOAT! • Is fishing allowed on the pontoons? YES! The Butler Chain of Lakes has been renowned for their excellent water quality and good fishing. We do not have a live well on the pontoon boats, so bring your own storage. Be careful of your tackle as a fishing hook stuck into the seat can create a tear in the seat very quickly and will be considered damage to the vessel. • What are the regulations for life jackets? First off, anyone 13 years or younger MUST have a US Coast Guard Approved Lift Jacket on at ALL times (boat on or off, moving or stopped, anchored or not). For anyone over the age of 13, your Life Jacket and throw cushion should be readily accessible and you should know where the Life Jackets and throw cushion is located on the boat at all times. We require ANYONE, regardless of age or experience, to wear a Life Jacket at any time while swimming in water deeper than their height. • Do you provide a driver for the boat? No, we are not allowed to have any staff on board during your rental time. This is a license and insurance issue. You are renting a ‘bareboat rental’ meaning the boat and all the safety equipment is all that is provided. You are responsible for the boat and everyone on board during your rental. If you or someone in your group is not familiar with boating, then this might not be a good idea. • Do you offer a large party boat for events? NO. Our largest pontoon boat holds up to 10 people max. We do not currently have a vessel suitable for a larger number of guests. • Do you rent any Jet Skis? NO. We feel strongly against renting jet skis. Without proper experience, jet skis can be extremely dangerous. Jet ski accidents are 3 times more common than any other boating-related accident. • Can we keep the boat overnight? Unless you have a residence on the lake and are renting the boat for multiple days consecutively, you CAN NOT keep the boat past 7pm. Boat launches lock at Dusk. Without proper training and experience, operating any boat in any water at night is dangerous. You can not see the debris in the water, No Wake and Shallow Water Bouys. • Is there a place we can grill out not on the pontoon? NO. Grills on Bird Island in Lake Butler are discouraged as it is a Wildlife Preserve, and the Orange County Sportsman’s Association on Lake Sheen is a Membership ONLY event space, not affiliated with our rental company. • Is someone at the Dock when we return the pontoon? Yes. This is why getting a head start so you can be on-time for your Return is critical. Our staff will meet you at the Ramp to park the boat when you return. Our staff will go over the return procedure during the arrival briefing. • Are there restrooms on board the pontoon? No. Our pontoons do not have restrooms on board. There are portable restrooms at all boat ramps, including the Keene Park boat ramp where we launch. You may use them before, after, or at any point during your reservation. All other marinas on the Butler Chain of Lakes are private, so plan accordingly. There will be a Point of Interest map on board that also marks these Restrooms. • Can we have more people on board than what the boat can hold? NO! Each boat is Coast Guard rated for a certain amount of people AND a certain weight capacity. Neither can go over. For instance, our 10 passenger pontoons have a max weight capacity of 1410 lbs. If you reach 1410 lbs with only 8 of your guests, then the max capacity you can have is 8. If you have 10 people already on board and you are still not at 1410lbs, that does not mean you can have 11. The max is EITHER the max number of people or the max weight, whichever comes first. Please contact us if you have concerns about this question as overloading the boat with weight can create a dangerous situation. • Do you rent anything other than pontoons? No. We only rent pontoons as we feel they are the safest type of vessel to operate on the Butler Chain of Lakes. • Do all the pontoons have a cover for shade? YES. All of our pontoons have an EXTENDED bimini top that provides shade for 100% of the boat’s seating area. This is Florida after all. You can also lean the bimini top back to have 100% sun across the pontoon if you want. Ask our staff upon arrival on how to operate the bimini top. • Is the dock wheelchair accessible? Yes, State Operated boat ramps are wheelchair accessible. There is a safety lip and bit of a gap between the dock and the pontoon deck. However, the pontoon deck sits level in the water with the dock. So its just a matter of getting the chair over the gap and onto the boat. • Do you take a security deposit when booking? No. the full rental price will be charged when you book. We do not hold a deposit. However, we do hold the information in case of damages to the boat. • Are we responsible for cleaning the boat when we are done? Yes. There is a broom and rags/cleaner on each boat. Please clean and prepare all trash to discard before return to the Boat Ramp. If you leave food, crumbs, etc on the boat the birds will destroy the boat over night. Also, if you leave the boat dirty, you will be charged a cleaning fee. Our dock assistants will be ready to receive and park a clean boat. Can we visit Bird Island? YES! A 10-acre plot of uninhabited land in the middle of Lake Butler was formerly known as Egret Island, designated as a bird sanctuary in 1958. It sits about 200 yards away from the shores of Downtown Windermere’s Fernwood Park, which has a boat ramp but limits parking to town residents only. However, it has become a bit of a party haven in recent years. Although trespassing is prohibited on the island, the shallow sandy bottom and warm waters around it invite anchored boats to raft off the shoreline. Our customers who choose to attend must obey all posted signs and take all trash with them. It is heavily patrolled by law enforcement, but a safe rule of thumb is “ankles in the water”!