- $132 for an all-day pontoon rental for up to eight ($265 value)
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., up to eight passengers can zip across the water on a Sunchaser pontoon boat. On its cushioned seats, they can catch fresh seafood to the tune of jams from the onbaord stereo with an mp3 port. Life jackets are provided with the rental, and customers can check the day’s fishing report before setting off.
Boat Oneida’s pontoons, fishing boats, and sport-fishing boats cast off onto shimmery Oneida Lake, a body of water formed more than 12,000 years ago when glaciers blocked the flow of the St. Lawrence River. Today, the lake stretches 22 miles long and 5 miles wide with an average depth of 22 feet, letting boaters cast their lines to lure walleye, perch, and bass. Boat Oneida’s vessels allow groups of up to 14 to skirt the gently rippling surface as they angle, and swim. Sunchaser pontoon boats outfitted with Yamaha motors find prime fishing spots with onboard fish and depth finders, whereas sport-fishing boats seat up to six, and double as speedy tubing and cruising vessels.