What You'll Get
Driving your boat from Miami to the tip of Florida would probably damage your prop and destroy the asphalt. Get a few ticks closer to the equator with a quick roadtrip down to Key Largo, where the floating chariot of today's deal waits. For $90, you get a half-day boat rental from PonTunes in Key Largo, which normally costs an average of $275, depending on the day of week. Pick from any available boat in the fleet, based on intended use, number of people, and soup preference. Depending on the season and day of the week, you may be able to put your Groupon toward a full-day rental. Talk it over when you call to reserve your ride.
Spend a day cruising around the briny blue in a variety of specialized watercrafts. Each is equipped with GPS and Sirius satellite radio, devices that will periodically gain self-awareness and argue with each other. This will keep you on track on an oceanic highway with no roads, while occupying your ears with noises other than seductive sirens and dolphin clicks. The radios are iPod ready, enabling you to provide your own soundtrack if the one beaming from outer space is too alien. PonTunes provides life jackets for everyone except minors, so either remember to bring preservers for your kids, or conveniently forget to bring your kids.
For larger parties of relaxation and water fun, reserve a luxury pontoon, which can hold up to 12 people. Hit the water with food and drink in hand for a platform party above the waves. For groups preferring a little more speed and sun, hop into a Sundeck boat. Cruise at speeds of up to 40 mph to help you keep up with the sun as it rotates around the Earth. For the underwater enthusiasts, PonTunes rents a custom dive/snorkel boat. The boat is designed with divers in mind, creating space for necessary equipment and easy access to the world below. Smaller fishing boats come complete with a Deluxe GPS Chartplotter Fish Finder and are ideal for an outing consisting of marlin wrangling and sour gummy-worm consumption.
Though the online reviews are polarized, several Google Maps users give PonTunes four- to five-star ratings:
- We had a blast! Renting a boat from Pontunes was the best way to spend a day in the keys. – CINDY
- The customer service was amazing; they even helped us find a better beach when we were on the water. O and the boats even come with SIRUIS radio and great sound systems... It was great, I highly recommend it. It's all the fun of owning your own boat without any of the tiresome maintenance, clean up, or monthly bill. – Eric
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 27, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Not valid on Memorial Day weekend. Must reserve 24 hours in advance. 24-hour cancellation policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.