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Gulf Coast Pontoon Rental

The Most Affordable Boat Rental in Pensacola Beach

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Rent a Comfortable Boat to Explore the Gulf Coast!


Dates run from April 1st thru October 31st on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Half Day
4-hours at $275
Full Day 8-hours at $475


We offer the newest Gulf Coast pontoon boat rentals in the area!

  • 2021 Starcraft LX20
  • We have installed SIMRAD chart plotter on the dash of our boats to help you navigate the waterways and help you locate the local restaurants.
  • The rentals are equipped with large color matched canopy covers.
  • Three points of entry/exit. In the front, back and on the left side of the boat.

About Gulf Coast Pontoon Rental 

Paul and Shawn were both truck drivers who love the beach. They met at their last place of employment and decided it was time to make money for themselves and enjoy the beach while they were at it! Paul is a lifetime local and Shawn moved down from Colorado to trade his white snow for the white sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast. Together they get to help others enjoy Pensacola Beach and surrounding areas by pontoon rental! They offer a new look at the Gulf of Mexico as a great place to vacation or put some roots down.

Our Boat Rentals in Pensacola Beach are 100% Recommended!

Highly Recommend

Best boat rental experience! Paul was so accommodating and helpful with our reservation. He looked out for the weather to make sure our time on the water was enjoyable. They gave detailed info on how to operate the boat as well as directions and pointers on where to go. They also met us at the dock to help us load and unload making everything run so smoothly! The boat was super clean, well maintained and well stocked - cooler if you needed one, Bluetooth for music, lilypad to float on. Highly recommended!

– Victoria Le, Google review
a man riding a surfboard on top of a body of water
Kid Friendly

We had a great experience with this pontoon rental. We always have a pontoon day when we visit the beach, and this was one of our best experiences. Shaun and Paul had the boat clean and ready to go when we arrived. The safety brief was very thorough and we got some good recommendations on locations to visit, specifically a great place to watch the Blue Angels practice. We rented a Tritoon, which was relatively new and had a quiet and powerful engine. The “extras” were nice too; my kids particularly liked the lilly pad when we stopped to explore the bay. The price was the best we found in the area as well. Would highly recommend!

– Jenni Neighbors, Facebook Review
locally trusted

GCPR came recommended to us from friends who had used them. So glad we decided to rent from them. As many others have stated, Paul & Shawn are what every small company should strive for as far as customer service and customer satisfaction. Paul thoroughly went over the entire boat and safety features, helped us link my phone to the stereo system and offered recommendations (which were SPOT ON) for the best place to not only view the Blue Angels but to spot dolphins as well. Their boats are top notch and look brand new with all the amenities, even phone chargers. They'll even throw in an ice chest, boogie board and floating lily pad AT NO CHARGE if you want them. We go camping a lot and lots of campgrounds nickel and dime you for everything - not GCPR. That goes a long way in my book. Thanks guys. Highly recommend them, you won't be sorry. 😎

– Allen Carmouche Jr, Facebook review
birthday boat rental success

We rented a pontoon for a full day Wednesday July 27th for my fiancés 40 birthday and to see the blue angels practice. Paul was fantastic with us. We arrived early and he was just getting our boat ready and had a few others to do as well. He gratuitously allowed us to board the boat with our stuff and wait on him to finish his other duties. He explained all the ins and outs of the boat and the equipment and sent us on our way. We returned to the dock and he assisted us in getting our stuff off the boat as well as ourselves. We left something on the boat and he called us to see if we were close and wanted to return to get it. I looked at MANY different companies to rent a pontoon while we were in Pensacola Beach and this was the most cost efficient. And boy am I glad I decided to go with them. Their customers service as well as the boats are top notch. I would 1000% recommend renting from these guys.

– Candice Lynn Moore, Facebook review
very Informational

This was an awesome experience! We have rented boats up and down the Gulf Coast for years and this was by far our best experience. Paul and Shawn are super friendly and eager to help. Paul's knowledge of the water ways is second to none. And the pontoon was phenomenal. Brand new with lots of great amenities. As Paul said, his expectation is your experience to be one that he'd want and that's how he outfits his boats. Equipped blue tooth speakers, phone charger port, gps navigation, and a comfortable ride! They even throw in a Lilly pad for boaters to float on when anchored for swimming. If looking to cruise the waters in Pensacola make sure to use them!

– Weston Gordon, Facebook and Yelp review
Great Experience!

We absolutely love these guys! Great experiences every time 🙂 Quality customer service. Hands down, the best! 5/5 Highly Recommended!

– Danielle Nichole Stafford, Facebook Reviews

Excellent boat rental service. Brand new boat, easy access, highly recommend!

– Jessica Marie, Facebook Reviews
Great time!

Great place to rent from. Rented from them twice and both times it was a very great time.

– Manny Santamaria, Facebook Review
Great quality and cleanliness

Had a great time with family on a pontoon boat from Gulf Coast Pontoon Rentals. The boat was kept in excellent condition with wireless charging and Bluetooth radio to keep the music playing. [...] I can’t say enough about the quality and cleanliness of their boats compared to others we have rented from.

– Ken Brooks, Facebook Review