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Kayak Rentals in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Are you looking for adventure on the water? Want to take the family on a scenic kayak adventure through the Choctawhatchee Bay or connecting waterways? Why not take a kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour with Island Watersports Company! Our staff has an extensive knowledge of the area and its history. We are well-versed and up to date with safety procedures and we have an enthusiasm for kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

With our various rentals you and your family will have a fun, relaxing time and experience our beautiful slice of heaven. The calm waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay is the perfect setting for kayaking and offers unlimited areas explore. With your kayak rentals, you may see:

  • Birds such as: Grey or blue herons, Black skimmers, Roseate spoonbill. Snowy Egrets, Oystercatcher, Terns and Brown pelicans
  • Warm Summers bring in Sea Turtles which are often spotted breaking the water’s surface to replenish their air supply
  • Bottlenose dolphins can also be seen regularly throughout the year.
  • Paddle through the peaceful saltwater marsh and enjoy the solitude that this thriving ecosystem has to offer. There are photo opportunities everywhere, don’t forget your camera!

Our captains and crew have over 25 years combined experience at Island Watersports Company. We have a large and extensive inventory of beach gear and accessories for all kinds of personalities. In addition to kayaks, we offer stand-up paddle boards and pontoon rentals for all the water enthusiasts out there. Contact us online for more information on our kayak, stand-up paddleboard or pontoon rentals today!

Fort Walton Beach Watersport Rentals

You don’t have to own a pontoon boat, kayak or paddle board to fully experience the turquoise waters of Gulf Coast; just call Island Watersports Company for all your 2020 water sport adventures! Whether you want to drop anchor by a secluded island or cruise the Gulf Coast to the most sought-after water destinations from Fort Walton Beach to Destin, you’ll find exactly what you need with Island Watersports Company. Our rentals include family-friendly spacious pontoon boats, kayaks and paddle boards.

Island Watersports Company makes renting a pontoon boat easy and affordable. We ensure an unforgettable, worry free experience with full explanation of the waterways, destinations, route, safety, etc. We also take time to answer all of your questions.

Explore the Gulf Coast’s pristine coastal waterways, or drive out to your favorite top-rated waterfront restaurant for a scenic lunch. Whether you’re looking for a pontoon boat or paddle board rental- you’ll have an unforgettable time and make great memories on the waters of the Gulf Coast, that you can share with family and friends for many years come. Your water sport adventure begins today with Island Watersports Company !

Waverunners offered on Property by Paradise Jet Ski Rentals

Great news everyone jet skis rentals will be offered on property this summer by Paradise Jet Ski Rentals LLC! Enjoy the waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay on their Yamaha Waverunners! They will also be offering Dolphin Tours for guests wanting to get close to some of naturals most interesting animals. Tours are available daily, must make reservations in advance. 

Check in for guests will take place in the True Blue Kiosk next to our kiosk. To make a reservation with Paradise Jet Ski Rentals please call their office at 850-860-0049.

Island Watersports Company is not affiliated with Paradise Jet Ski Rentals. This article is to serve as information for prospective guests. 

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Gulf Coast!

If you’re looking for a more relaxing way to see the Gulf of Mexico, a pontoon rental is the perfect way to soak up the sun and look for marine life along the coast as you relax with friends and family. Rent a pontoon boat with us and spend the day relaxing in the Florida sun and cruising the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast in style. Our pontoon boats are well-taken care of and come with a full tank of fuel so you can enjoy your day worry-free!

At Island Watersports Company, we love to hear the words “the best customer service on the Gulf Coast”. We thoroughly enjoy making each and every guest sense our appreciation for the opportunity to help them enjoy time on the water. We are not out to make our guests one-time customers; we want to make them our local friends!

Reserve your pontoon boat online today!

Labor Day Weekend on Okaloosa Island – Water Sport Rentals

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching us. On Okaloosa Island, Labor Day means one last weekend of boating, floating, sunbathing, and celebrating on the beach.

We celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September, in dedication to the labor movement and the American Worker. If you’re looking for a nice, relaxing way to experience Labor Day on Okaloosa Island, then try one of our pontoon boat rentals. Grab the kids, pack a lunch and head out to Okaloosa Island for some fun in the sun. Or grab a cooler and a few of your closest friends and cruise the shoreline for the day.

Of course, we always have plenty of non-motorized craft to get you on the water. Paddle boards and kayaks. Get some exercise for yourself or let the kids go cruise around while you keep a watchful eye from the shore. Either way, it makes for a relaxing time!

Be sure to contact Island Watersports Company or call (850) 424-7625 for your water sports adventure. We will provide you with well-maintained boats with high-technology equipment and experienced guides.

Water Sport Rentals – Pontoon Boats, Paddle Boards & More

Dreaming of an adventure on Florida’s cool, clear coastal waters? Whether you’re a native Floridian planning a pontoon boat trip with your friends, or a visitor to the Sunshine State who wants to try a kayak or paddle board for the first time, Island Watersports Company has what you need to experience the best of the coast.

We are located next to Island Time at 1318 Miracle Strip Parkway, directly across the street from The Island! Our customers can have fun on the water & have access to food and drinks! If you find yourself waiting on your group to come back to shore from their water sport adventure, you’ll be sure to find a cold drink and tasty snack, along with a gorgeous view.

Contact us online or call at (850) 424-7625 for more information. Let Island Watersports be your next (and best) stop on your trip to gorgeous Okaloosa Island!

Father’s Day Water Sport Rentals

This year for Father’s Day, give the Dads in your life an experience they will always remember. Celebrate all they’ve done for you with a pontoon boat experience in their honor. The crystal-clear water along the Gulf Coast provides the perfect venue for this type of exciting water adventure, especially for the Dads out there.

Island Watersports Company offers a wide variety of services, such as pontoon rentals, kayak & paddle board rentals and ocean sightseeing dolphin watch tours. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you gear up for your next outdoor adventure. Enjoy exploring our coastal shores and beautiful emerald waters! Island Water Sports has something fun for the whole family to enjoy!

Whatever type of water sports activity you choose, you shouldn’t worry because there are licensed and experienced guides to help you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy Father’s Day Weekend with your family and friends. Be sure to contact Island Water Sports or call (850) 424-7625 for any type of water sports activity you choose.

Memorial Day Weekend Water Sports

Memorial Day is a special day when people remember those who died while the serving the country. Most people take on a long weekend to go out and spend it with family and friends. This is why leisure activities such as water sports are most in demand.

From lively parades, food exhibits to fun water adventures, there are numerous ways to spend Memorial Day weekend in Fort Walton Beach. If you’re spending your weekend in Fort Walton Beach, where pristine beaches await you, it’s best to go on several water activities with your family.

Memorial Day Weekend Fort Walton Beach Water Sports Activities

1. Renting a Pontoon Boat with Family

If you’re a day type of person, you and your family can spend the whole day on a rented pontoon boat where you can enjoy the peaceful and quiet waters of the inter-coastal waterway. In this activity, you can cruise along the Gulf Coast, or check out Crab Island where it’s not unusual to see hundreds, if not thousands of boats in the summer. There are food vendors that run along the island and offer burgers, fries and sandwiches just to name a few.

2. Go on Exciting Dolphin Tours

If you are interested in admiring nature at its best, why not go on an exciting Jet Ski Dolphin Tour. Here, you can relax while enjoying the magnificent dolphin creatures in the ocean. Island Water Sports offers this type of water activity where experienced guides take you to the best possible viewing area to admire the dolphins, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. This trip will last about 1.5 hours but will surely create lasting memories for you and the whole family.

3. Admire the Ocean By Renting a Jet Ski

How about a little more action with Jet Ski Rentals where you’ll zoom across the tranquil waters of the Gulf Coast to discover uninhabited islands and see the pristine beaches here in Fort Walton Beach.

Whatever type of water sports activity you choose, you shouldn’t worry because there are licensed and experienced guides to help you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy Memorial Day Weekend with your family and friends. Be sure to contact Island Water Sports or call (850) 744-0123 for any type of water sports activity you choose. They will provide you with well-maintained boats with high-technology equipment and experienced guides.

Billy Bowlegs 2019

It is that time of year! Time to relive the historical landing of the area’s most famous pirate. Join Island Watersports Company for the first weekend in June and enjoy a weekend of events at the annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival 2019! Festivities take over the Landing in Fort Walton, but don’t be surprised to see pirate activity all over town.

Friday, May 31st – Pirate Festival
Saturday, June 1st – Pirate Festival
Monday, June 3rd – Torchlight Parade

The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival is family oriented with adult oriented events mixed in. Sponsored by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, the festival features Parades, Pirate Contests, Live Entertainment, a Pub Crawl, Food Vending, Floating Boats Party (better suited for adult pirates than children), Pirate Landing and much more. There is literally something for everyone at this festival.

Pontoon Trip Packing List

When preparing for your next pontoon trip, packing properly is the number one thing you can do to ensure you have a great experience on the water. Make it easy on yourself by gathering information beforehand and focusing on the essentials for your destination. All it takes is a little preparation, and your boating trip will be remembered for all the right reasons. Here are 10 tips to help get you started:

Safety Equipment – Ensure your boat has the proper safety equipment for everyone on board, including properly fitting life jackets for all boaters.
First Aid Kit – Stock a first aid kit with bandages, gauze and antiseptic cream as well as motion sickness medication. Hand sanitizer and wipes are nice if you’re going to be handling fish and hooks.
Sun Protection – Packing sunscreen and lip protection is something you will need year around! Being outside for hours on end exposes your skin to harmful UV rays, even if there is cloud cover.
Polarized sunglasses – The sun’s harmful rays can reflect off the emerald waters and harm your eyes, do not forget to pack polarized sunglasses!
The temperature can make extreme swings when the sun comes up or goes down, so bring along a few extra layers such as a light jacket or sweatshirt.
Dry Bag – You might want a “dry bag” for extra clothing, towels, electronics, documents and other things that you don’t want to get wet.
Non-slip Shoes – Non-slip shoes for on-board the boat, and water shoes for anchoring out and exploring small islands.
Cooler – An insulated cooler for drinks and snacks! A long day of boating can make everyone a little hungry, pack chips, fruit, lunchables or sandwiches for a quick bite to eat.
Waterproof Camera – Don’t let the moments slip away, pack a point-and-shoot waterproof camera and an extra memory card to capture and preserve memories from your trip.

Drinks & Snacks – Make sure you bring along a variety of snacks and prepare a lunch if you’re going to be gone all day. Bottled water is a necessity, particularly if you’re taking a long trip in the hot sun. The last thing you want is to become dehydrated.

Book your spring break pontoon or jet ski rental with Island Watersports Company today! Fort Walton Beach and Destin’s emerald waters are a great backdrop to any get-away vacation. Explore the waters and don’t forget the local’s favorite, Crab Island!

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