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Billy Bowlegs 2019

It is that time of year! Time to relive the historical landing of the area’s most famous pirate. Join Island Water Sports 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!
Temperature
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 Water Sports 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!

2019 Water Sports on the Gulf Coast

Now you don’t need to own a jet ski, paddle board or pontoon boat to fully experience the turquoise waters of Gulf Coast; just call Island Water Sports for all your 2019 Spring Break water 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 Water Sports.  Our rentals include family-friendly spacious pontoons, parasailing, paddle boards, kayaks, jet-skis and dolphin tours.

Island Water Sports 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 jet-ski or paddleboard 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 Water Sports!

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