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.
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.
Google Mappers give PonTunes an average of 3.8 stars and say:
- The boats are in excellent shape, it's nice to not have to worry about bringing a boom box with you since they have satellite radio built in, and though we had a little trouble at first figuring out what the GPS was telling us, once we got the hang of it, it kept us from getting too lost. – frankr
- Myself and three others rented a deck boat for a day and had a wonderful time. – A Google Mapper on Aug 15, 2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. 24 hr advance reservation is required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older to rent. Only adult size life vests are available. Must refuel prior to return. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.