Pontoon Boat Rentals for those who want to fish, cruise the Homosassa River, swim with manatees or scallop in the summer. Our rental boats are sized to get you to the Gulf and back safely.
High and dry boat storage to eliminate the hassle of trailering and launching at the ramp. Store your boat here so it’s ready when you want it.
Outboard engine repair and service. Bring your boat in for Preventative Maintenance, Warranty Repairs, Insurance Claims and used Boat Surveys. We service Mercury, Suzuki, Yamaha and Evinrude outboard motors.
We are a certified Pettit Paints Applicator and can protect your fiberglass or pontoon boat from the corrosive effects of leaving it in salt water
Repower and add new life to your boat with a new outboard engine. We sell Mercury and Suzuki outboards.
Boat Rentals for Family Fun
Rent one of our 26 pontoon boats powered by Mercury outboards and Suzuki outboard motors. Our rental boats have new furniture as of 2018 and come in three sizes:
- 20 foot boats hold groups of 6
- 22 foot rental boats hold 10
- 24 foot boats carry 12
With our boats you can go scalloping, fishing or swim with the manatee. Children and dogs are welcome on our boats and we have special life jackets for them both. We maintain 2 wheelchair capable boats and will accommodate special requirements.
Our waters are home to gentle manatees in the winter months and scallops in the summer months. The waters are shallow and easy for swimmers of all levels and ages. Enjoy the underwater world which is accessible from one of our rental boats.
Scallop season starts in July and runs through the summer with thousands of people diving for scallops–it’s one of our busiest and most-exciting times! Scalloping can be enjoyed by children and adults–if you can swim you can scallop. Read our Guide: How to Scallop Homosassa Springs.
The manatees start coming up the River to bathe in the Springs when the outside water temperature starts to drop and the 72 degree water of the Springs is the warmest they can find. These beautiful creatures are inquisitive and often like to interact with people which gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with them. The Springs is an easy 15 minute boat ride from the marina and you can swim with the manatee from one of our rental boats.
Fishing opportunities abound in our waters. Inshore species include redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, ladyfish, snapper, bass, jack crevalle, shark and spanish mackeral. Rent a boat from us and take an inshore fishing trip.
Store your boat in our high and dry storage racks and last minute decisions to enjoy a beautiful day on the water are easily made. When all you have to do is hop on the boat and go, there really is such a thing as an enjoyable and easy 2 hour outing.
High and Dry Boat storage gets you on the water and where you’re going faster and easier than trailering. No need to worry about being the day’s entertainment at the boat ramp or fighting with your spouse. We have your boat rinsed and waiting for you at the dock. At the end of the day all you need to do is get to the dock and we do the rest.
We store boats up to 30 feet long and can accomodate multi engine and T Top boats. We offer wet slips during the winter months.
Do you like to fish? Your boat is stored 1 mile from the Springs and 6 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. In 15 minutes you can fish the Salt River, Mason’s Creek, Hall’s River or the Little Homosassa for the best inshore fishing on the Nature Coast.
For those who like to dine on the water, there are 6 waterfront restaurants within a 10 minute boat ride. Some of our customers like to pack a picnic lunch and anchor up the the Spring or a nearby island and enjoy dining on the hook.
Storage Customers receive head of the line privileges with our service department as well as membership in our fuel club. We do everything we can to minimize the inconveniences other boaters experience allowing you to enjoy the most time on your boat without headaches.
Boat Repair and Outboard Engine Service
Folks on the river need their boat serviced or repaired but don’t have a trailer. We can haul out boats up to 32 feet long and repair them on site.
You might have a stereo that stopped working; an engine that doesn’t start or one that idles fine but has lost its power; bilge pumps and live well pumps are notorious for going bad; your steering is stiff or worse, you can’t steer; new batteries installed yesterday seem to go bad overnight with a parasitic load somewhere in your electrical system; your little nephew thought he’d help with the anchor but dropped it square on the deck and took out a chunk of fiberglass. Let us repair these everyday problems.
Buy your Power Pole shallow water anchors, new GPS units, stereos and VHF radios from us and have us install them. Installing new electronics and appliances on your boat will make your time on the water easier and more fun.
We invest in the ongoing training of our technicians and send each of them to factory schools. We are a Mercury Warranty Center, Suzuki Warranty Center and Power Pole Warranty Center. We use specialized diagnostic software and tools to pinpoint the exact cause of your problem and use new OEM parts to repair your boat. We service and repair Mercury, Suzuki, Yamaha and Evinrude outboard engines.
Many customers don’t realize that some damage to your boat may be eligible for an insurance claim. Hitting bottom and destroying your lower unit is usually considered a collision and is covered by most insurance policies. Dealing with insurance companies is something very few of us do in a lifetime; we communicate and work with the adjusters to make sure you are reimbursed for everything your policy should cover.
Thinking about buying a used boat but don't know if it has hidden problems? Bring it to us BEFORE you buy it for us to survey the engine, electronics and appliances so you know what you're getting yourself into.
Bottom painting is nasty business but it needs to be done if you leave your boat in salt water. We've seen new pontoon boats sink because of barnacle growth that occurred in only 2 weeks and performance boats lose all their speed because of the layer of growth on their hulls. We are a Certified Application Center for Pettit Paints and use their products to protect your boat from growth. We are familiar with the different requirements for protecting aluminum vs fiberglass hulls.
Re-Power Your Boat
Buy your Mercury or Suzuki outboard engine from us. Installing a new 4 stroke outboard engine will bring new life and a new boating experience to your favorite boat. We don’t think twice about replacing an outdated GPS or stereo because their replacements make such a huge difference that it’s easy to justify the cost. Cost is a major factor in the decision to re-power, only not the way most people think.
The biggest complaint we hear about boats is the engine isn’t running right and the customer is tired of sinking money into it and is seriously considering buying a new boat. WHAT??? Did you like the boat when it was running well? If the answer is yes, consider re-powering your boat. Have you looked at the cost of a new boat lately? An entry level skiff will set you back $45,000. For way less than half of that we can put a new motor on the boat you already loved. With a new four stroke Mercury or Suzuki outboard you’ll see substantial differences in terms of faster speed and better fuel economy. The four strokes will be so quiet you won’t hear them running. If you go with a fly by wire like the Mercury Verado which also has power steering, driving the boat will be easy for everyone in the family, not just the guy with the big forearms.
We re-power our rental boats every 3 years with Mercury and Suzuki outboards. The cost is easy to justify; the engine, seats and steering are new and we save tens of thousands of dollars over buying new boats every 3 years.
Don’t have the cash to buy an engine and were planning to finance a new boat? No problem, we have financing programs through Synchrony Financial and Wells Fargo to cover the cost of replacing the engine with easy monthly payments.