Summer is officially here, and it’s time to fill up that bucket list with summertime vibes. Whether it’s a beach getaway or some fun in the sun, everything is at our fingertips here on the SouthCoast, and I’m ready to fill up my summer to-do list.

The first item on the agenda: pontoon boat rentals.

Picture this: you and a dozen of your closest friends cruising along the bay, water-skiing and tubing, blasting your favorite tunes, and relaxing on the deck while you anchor down in the harbor. My fiancé likes to fish, but I prefer to sunbathe, so a pontoon is the perfect combination. Add a few friends and a packed cooler, and we would have the perfect summer day on our hands.

The best part? You don’t have to buy a pontoon to experience the luxury of one, because there are two places locally where you can rent one.

Atlantic Boats, Inc., Wareham

Located less than one mile north of Buzzards Bay in Wareham, Atlantic Boats, Inc. gives you the option of renting for a half-day or full day. The Stonebridge Marina is easily accessible from land or sea, with an onsite restaurant. Is barbecuing more your style? Gas grilles are ready and waiting. Cruise around the harbor or anchor down, the world is your oyster. For more information on Atlantic Boats, Inc., click here.

All Cape Boat Rentals, Hyannis

All Cape Boat Rentals boasts a beautiful 21-foot pontoon that is yours for the taking, whether its two hours, half a day, or an entire day out on the water. Some friends could swim, while others play water sports. Then once you’re ready to dock-up and return to land, satiate your appetite at Baxter’s Fish and Chips.

You do not need a boating license to operate a pontoon, but a state-issued Driver’s License is required. Have a day with your friends or rent a charter, where a captain will take the wheel for you. And good news, you can bring your pets. For more information on All Cape Boat Rentals, click here.

It’s time to take full advantage of the SouthCoast summer. Anchors away, captain.

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