Pontoon Boat Rentals in Myrtle Beach


For a change from the beach scene, many Myrtle Beach visitors love checking out the Intracoastal waterway, the Waccamaw River or one of the inlets along the Grand Strand aboard a pontoon boat. You can enjoy a leisurely float along the mellow waters of the waterway, make a stop at an island that’s only accessible on the water, enjoy a picnic on the water, or pull in the catch of the day. With a pontoon boat rental, it’s all up to you!

There are a few places to rent pontoon boats—which are often called either a “party boat” or a “party barge”—in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few options:

Myrtle Beach Watersports. Phone: 843-280-7777. Locations: Little River and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Crazy Sister Marina, also known as Captain Dicks. Phone: 866-557-3474. Location: Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Thomas Outdoors Water Sports. Phone: 843-280-4449. Location: North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Wacca Wache Marina. Phone: 843-651-7171. Location: Murrells Inlet, S.C.

The company that rents you the boat should provide safety equipment such as life jackets for everyone on board, and they may even have chair, fishing gear and cooler rentals available. The rental company should also be able to help provide maps and ideas for where to go on your boat adventure, whether you voyage out to Bird Island, Waities Island or simply tool around the waterway or Murrells Inlet.

A day-long pontoon boat rental will probably set you back somewhere between $250 and $400, but you will be able to accommodate up to 15 people, depending on the size of the boat. Keep in mind that there may also be a hold or deposit required on the boat, and you won’t want to forget to get a license for each individual who plans to fish.

Have you rented a pontoon boat? Share your tips for pontoon boat fun in Myrtle Beach in the travel forum!

Posted 4/12/13