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Customers are required to pay before their rental in full but have the ability to cancel and receive a full refund if done at least 24 hours before their scheduled rental. You also have the ability to reschedule or receive a refund if there is inclement weather on the day of your rental.

Florida law requires the renter of the jet ski or pontoon to be at least 18 years of age and if you were born January 1, 1988, or after you must  have taken and passed the Florida Boat Rental Test and obtained a Florida Temporary Boating Certificate. Click here to take the 25 multiple-choice test online so you are ready to head out when you arrive. The test costs $3.00 for the exam only and $9.99 to get study materials.

You need to have a valid photo ID. If you were born on or after January 1, 1988, and planning on operating a pontoon or jet ski, you will also need your boater safety card. Some other things you might want to bring:

  • Pontoon rentals: cooler with water/beer/snacks, towels, sunscreen, cell phone (waterproof case/Ziploc bag), floaties (for floating only–no towing behind pontoons or jet skis), hat, long-sleeve shirt, sunglasses, and cash to tip the dock hands
  • Jet ski rentals: some way to tell time (phone/watch), water, sunscreen, long-sleeve shirt, sunglasses, and cash to tip the dock hands

We sell sunscreen, water shoes, polarized sunglasses, t-shirts, etc. in case you forget anything.

The Brooks Bridge Marina Ship Store sells ice, drinks, beer, and snacks.

No. We will provide life jackets. If you have a large group of kids, please let us know so we can make sure we have enough of the correct sizes.

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund (less the service charge). Customers that cancel after the 24-hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable, the rental may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued (less the ticket service charge). No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it is outside the 24-hour cancellation period.

We will make every effort to accommodate your pets because we know they are a part of your family, but please call ahead and speak with the manager if you wish to bring a pet and pets will be approved on a case by case basis. We reserve the right to disallow any pets at our discretion.

Customers have the opportunity to enjoy the pristine waters of our area, including traveling a short distance through the Choctawhatchee Bay, east to Crab Island, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Destin Harbor, and the Destin East Pass. You can travel along Santa Rosa Sound to the west to the beautiful spoil islands and pristine waters along the untouched Eglin Reservation that extends for miles.

Take eco cruises through the beautiful bayous, inlets, and coves of our area to see the picture-perfect scenery and homes of our area; and stopping at some of our wonderful waterfront restaurants and bars. We will give you guidance including maps that are easy to follow. No pontoon boats are allowed in the Gulf of Mexico. For your safety, we do not allow anything to be pulled behind the pontoon boat.

Your rental period starts from your selected reservation time not the time you actually arrive, so if you are late for your selected time, your rental will still be due back at the original time. If you let us know you are running late we will make every effort to be flexible if we do not have other scheduled bookings or potential bookings for the boat or jet ski the same day.

Yes, your group should arrive approximately 30 to 45 minutes before your scheduled reservation to give yourself and your group adequate time to take any boater safety tests, and complete and sign the Boat and Jet Ski Rental Agreement and Waivers of liability. If you and your group take the boater safety tests and sign the Boat and Jet Ski Rental Agreement and Waivers of Liability before you arrive at the Marina, it will save substantial time. You will receive an e-mail after you book a boat or jet ski containing easy to follow instructions to complete these documents.

You will have to sign a rental agreement and a liability waiver.

Brooks Bridge Marina at 1198 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. This is on Okaloosa Island at the foot of the Brooks Bridge right next to Alvin’s Island Department Store.

Beach Weekend Marina at 12 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. This location is right down the road from Brooks Bridge.

We are open from 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Monday through Sunday during the season. We are subject to being closed if there is inclement weather and our hours may be adjusted in the early season and late season.

We can arrange a discount for larger groups if you book in advance. Please contact us for more groups information.

The pontoon boats run at approximately 25 mph and the jet skis go approximately 50 mph.

Alcohol is permitted on the boat, but no bottles and nobody who is driving the boat can drink alcohol.

We will provide a convenient number for you to call in case of an emergency so that we can assist as necessary.

There are no speed zones for the jet skis, however, there are numerous “no-wake” zones that must be complied with and will be discussed in your pre-ride education.

Please refer to the Pontoon Boat Damage Schedule and the Jet Ski Damage Schedule for details on this.

Yes, the military are the root of our community and we certainly provide discounts in appreciation of what they do to keep us safe and free. If you are military and would like a discount, please call us and we will Book you personally or provide you a code if you would like to book online to ensure that you get the discount. The only thing we will require is that you email us a copy of your military identification.

Absolutely! You can read the rental agreement here. If you are interested in the rental agreement, you should also take time to read the General Liability Releases for Adults and Children.

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