Fort Lauderdale's Original Pontoon Party

Founded, owned, and operated by true Florida Natives, Pontoon Party grew out of a love for South Florida’s waterways and a history of experience in the marine industry. We offer locals and tourists alike the unique experience of a day on the water with friends! There are many things to do in Fort Lauderdale but a day (or night!) packed with fun on the water with friends and family is almost impossible to beat. 

What We Do

Pontoon Party offers bareboat charters out of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Our trips range in duration, usually lasting between 3 and 8 hours. Depending on the boat you choose, we can accommodate up to 13 guests plus crew per boat. Our party boat charters can take you to a range of destinations and show you a ton of sights along the way. Cruise up the New River, party at the Sand Bar, hop around the local waterfront establishments, and more!

We provide the boat, sound system and a cooler with ice, and you bring the party!

Planning an Event?

Pontoon Party has developed a reputation as one of the best party excursions in Fort Lauderdale, and for good reason! Bachelorette parties, birthdays, family reunions, corporate events and more have all been enjoyed aboard out fleet of charter boats. Your party will be memorable when you share it together aboard a safe and fun pontoon with us! Every minute of your trip with be Instagram worthy and if you spring for Miss Pontoon, you even get a water slide and onboard bathroom for the ultimate in on-the-water features! Our location minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, The Convention Center, and the major highways in the area positions us minutes from most of the major hotels and activities. Our trips are family friendly and can be tailored to suit exactly what you want to do on the water.

A Range of Sights and Activities

Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America for a reason. The city itself is criss-crossed by a series of rivers and canals including the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway. The New River cuts through the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale and its activities and nightlife, wiggling its way between skyscrapers and on-the-water restaurants and bars. The Intracoastal, which runs all the way to Maine, separates Downtown from Fort Lauderdale Beach.  You’ll see houses and boats worth millions of dollars each, you’ll see kids cruising on small boats and 150′ yachts owned by the rich and famous. Our private charter pontoons can take you to restaurants directly on the water for food to go and some quick boat drinks. Some of the most fun can be had at the world famous Fort Lauderdale Sandbar where you can anchor and play in water only a few feet deep. The sandbar also features food boats on the weekends and there are plenty of opportunities for people watching with all the boats that come and go. While you can’t fish off our boats, you may see dolphin, stingrays, or a wide range of aquatic birds. 

Different Trips for Different Desires

Pontoon Party offers a range of cruising charters to suit a wide range of needs. We offer discounted weekday trips Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays) for those looking for a budget friendly option, in fact our weekday sunset trips are a local favorite, perfect for unwinding after a day at work. We also offer a full range of day and night charters on a variety of boats to give you flexibility and a choice of amenities. Our flagship, Miss Pontoon, is a double-decker with a huge sundeck and a waterslide along with a wet bar for laying out food and drinks as well as basic onboard toilet facilities. Miss Pontoon is often chartered for corporate events and is perfect for temporarily decorating in your corporate identify for on-the-water promotions and giveaways and can accomodate a small band/DJ setup, generator and other options for your corporate event. 

Was That You Guys in the Boat Parade?

Pontoon Party has proudly participated in the The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade annually since the 2019 parade! You may know us as the Rudolf boat as the past two years we’ve had a 20′ inflatable Rudolf the Red-nose Reindeer on board. We grew up watching the boat parade every year so we make it a priority every year to decorate and participate, both for ourselves and for all the other kids watching like we did. Each year we strive to make our display bigger and better and we are proud to have already won a number of awards in this fun event! Keep an eye out for Pontoon Party every year because you never know what we’re going to do!

Looking for trip ideas? See our selection of trips.

Looking for More Fun in Fort Lauderdale?

In town for the whole weekend and looking for a little bit more fun? Perhaps you’re coming into town as part of a bachelorette party and need some help party planning? Here is a slection of local companies we have worked with in the past who have treated our guests right. 

Good hit Sport Fishing

Professional and Personable Fishing Charters

Staying on Fort Lauderdale Beach and want to see why we’re known as one of the fishing capitals of the world? Take a private or shared charter on Good Hit Sport Fishing, true local fishing legends. Located one slip over, they are experts at putting you on the biggest fish. They offer 3, 4, 6, and 8 hour trips for up to 6 people and are family friendly.

Hello Sunshine Soirees

Bachelorette Party Planning

Offering full-service Bachelorette Party Planning and Decorating, Hello Sunshine Soirees helps plan, decorate, and celebrate your Fort Lauderdale bachelorette party! Customized decorations, AirBNB decorating, cusstom favors, complete excursion packages, and more. Hello Sunshine Soirees can take your pontoon party and more to the next level!

Better Boats, Better Cruises

Pontoon Party takes pride in having well-maintained boats equipped with all of the required safety equipment; Safety is priority one when on the water. Our boats are regularly updated and equipped with new features. There is a lot of wear and tear when you manage charter boats, but we do our best to keep track of the little details as well as the big ones. Comfortable seating, easy access in and out of the water, amazing stereos and cleaning and sanitizing schedule keep our boats looking their best so your photos always look amazing. We’re constantly adding new boats to our fleet; reach out to us if you have a boat for sale you think would make a good addition to the Pontoon Party family!

Want to know more about our boats? See Our Boats for more.

From the Owners of Pontoon Party

We want to say thank you to all of the guests over the years that have given us an opportunity to show them a great time on the water in our hometown of Fort Lauderdale. There is just something about being on a boat enjoying the water. Once you get out there, you don’t worry about anything and you just get to do what you want to do. Your party is your destination and your journey and while you never know exactly which way the winds and tides may take you, you’ll always be glad you went. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

What our Customers have to say

Our customer’s satisfaction is the best indicator of the level of our services. We invite you to read our reviews for yourself to see what makes us different.

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Fiona SalvatoriFiona Salvatori
16:02 29 Aug 23
The Pontoon Party Boat was the highlight of our trip. Captain John made it such a fun experience, and he also gave a great informational tour of the houses we passed at the beginning of the ride. We ended up adding more time to our excursion because we just didn’t want to leave! Definitely do this on your trip to Fort Lauderdale, and request Captain John for the most fun you’ll have your whole trip!
brittany cebulabrittany cebula
14:55 28 Aug 23
Captain John made my bachelorette trip one for the books! He is very interactive and will do literally anything that is requested of him and also give a few song recommendations that are straight bops! His knowledge of Fort Lauderdale is unmatched and if you are looking for a guaranteed good time look no further!
kelly conklinkelly conklin
23:33 27 Aug 23
Guilianna AlbertiGuilianna Alberti
23:57 25 Aug 23
Captain John is the best!!!!!! Had a great time!!!!!
Michaela McGeeMichaela McGee
23:45 25 Aug 23
We had such a good time on the pontoon! Caption John is awesome, we loved him 🙂
Yvette CamachoYvette Camacho
18:22 20 Aug 23
My husband and I took 6 teenagers out with Captain Jason for a birthday celebration yesterday. Everyone had a great time! We had great weather. The boat was clean and well kept. Captain Jason had everything ready to go upon our arrival and welcomed us aboard. He did a great job making us feel safe and comfortable throughout the trip. There was a large cooler with ice and floaties for swimming in the water available to us. He took us around the area and we also enjoyed ourselves in the water at the sandbar among other boats and swimmers. We would love to book another trip and would recommend to others. Thanks Captain Jason and Pontoon Party!
Casey McCormickCasey McCormick
17:57 28 Jul 23
My friends and I booked the pontoon party boat while we were in Fort Lauderdale for vacation. We had captain John and had the best time! He was an awesome time and super personable. I highly recommend the pontoon party boat rental, you will not be disappointed!
Orinthea WilsonOrinthea Wilson
21:58 27 Jul 23
I want to start off by saying Josh was awesome!! My 15 year old twins and their friends had a great time! The boat was so much fun. The slide was my favorite part. The whole experience was extremely easy! And they had great communication. They answered all the questions I had even the silly ones. I would recommend this company for anyone wanting a fun day on the water! 100/100!
Athena moraitisAthena moraitis
14:41 20 Jul 23
This is the boat you wanna be on ! Out of all Iv been on, pontoon party is by far my favorite. Celebrated my friends birthday and we had the best time ever . Nice cruise around the intercoastal for a little and then to the sandbar to enjoy all water toys the boat has to offer and the water slide is the cherry on top. Make sure you ask for Capt Josh !!! He tookGreat care of us . Thanks again everyone!
  • star rating  The best pontoon in the world. – Captain Josh and the Big Girl tooner day trip was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. 12/10 for sure. The new slide is awesome. Being able to… read more

    December 20, 2022

    star rating  Great Time making memories with Captain Josh and family – We had a great time making memories with family and Captain Josh! Captain Josh was great-he even joined us crazy girls in some of our singing. Highly recommend requesting him… read more

    March 25, 2022

    star rating  My husband and I took 6 teenagers out with Captain Jason for a birthday celebration yesterday. Everyone had a great time! We had great weather. The boat was clean and… read more

    Yvette C
    August 20, 2023
  • star rating  The Ultimate Pontoon Party Experience in Fort Lauderdale! – Had the most amazing time ever with friends. If you’re seeking an incredible day on the water, PontoonParty Fort Lauderdale is an absolute must! Thank you for the unforgettable experience!… read more

    June 19, 2023

    star rating  Great day with Pontoon Party for this local Fort Lauderdale group! Our kickball teamDropkick Iguanas won a Pontoon Party trip via our Redball Social League! We chartered Miss Pontoon… read more

    Melinda B
    June 14, 2023

    star rating  Still the best pontoon in the world. – My friends and took another ride on the Big Girl, Ms Pontoon. Captain Josh was awesome again and the new slide is the best addition by far. We hit up… read more

    July 28, 2023
  • star rating  Family Pontoon ride- 5 stars for Josh! – Our family of 4 (2 adult children) spent 2 hours with Captain Josh on a double decker pontoon! It was a fantastic 2 hours! Josh was great! We enjoyed seeing… read more

    Amy A
    January 7, 2023

    star rating  The most fun and cost effective way to enjoy a day on the water in Fort Lauderdale! – We had a group of friends who were visiting Fort Lauderdale and wanted to see the intercoastal. For a very low cost per person for the day, we had an… read more

    March 29, 2023

    star rating  An absolute MUST! – Pontoon Party is a definite MUST always! I’ve been on a few times because it’s always a great time and it’s such a great idea for friends and parties. The… read more

    Kat F
    June 28, 2023
  • star rating  Best Birthday Ever – If you enjoy having a good time, book this boat the next time you are in Fort Lauderdale. The double decker pontoon is the perfect setup for chillin out, maxin,… read more

    December 20, 2022

    star rating  5 stars!! – We had a blast with Capt John on the Miss Pontoon! We cruised the inter-coastal for a bit while John narrated our tour. We then went to the sandbar… read more

    June 21, 2023

    star rating  Best Pontoon Party ever – Had an awesome time with old friends. No other guests on board as it is all private. Perfect set up with the top deck and slide! Captain was super… read more

    June 19, 2023

Experts in Fort Lauderdale Partying

If you have any questions about coming to Fort Lauderdale for a vacation and finding things to do, give us a call! Being local natives and being on the water our whole lives, we know all the best places for eating, drinking, and sightseeing! We can also suggest destinations you can reach by water and also let you know about seasonal activities and the best times of year to come to town based on what you want to do. Looking for kids activities? Looking for catering for your Pontoon Party charter? How about things to do with the guys on a bachelor trip? We can help with these questions and more.

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