Amidst the borders of Northern Arizona and Southern Colorado lies the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Powell. This breathtaking masterpiece is surrounded by a canvas of red rock cliffs and canyons, which makes the location ideal for a wide variety of activities. However, exploring the tranquil waters of this lake is impossible without a watercraft, and when choosing a watercraft, you need to choose one that is spacious, family-friendly and designed for your safety, luckily, we at Lone Rock Boat Rentals are offering you some of the best pontoons on the market for your next adventure. And if you have been wondering whether a pontoon is the best watercraft for your adventure at Lake Powell, then keep reading this post. Because in this post, we will run you through the various Pros and Cons of Pontoon Boats in Lake Powell for the perfect water exploration.
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Pros of Renting a Pontoon Boat:
Comfortable and Spacious Seating For Large Groups
If you’re looking for a spacious and comfortable pontoon boat rental for exploring Lake Powell, Lone Rock Boat Rentals has got you covered. With their brand new Bennington SL23’s equipped with a powerful Mercury 150, you can enjoy a smooth and enjoyable ride on the water. These top-of-the-line pontoons can easily accommodate up to 13 people, making them ideal for families, groups of friends, and tourist groups looking for a fun and comfortable experience exploring the beauty of Lake Powell.
Affordable, Especially When Split among a Large Group
Since most of our pontoons can host 13 people comfortably, this means, you can easily split the cost among your group, making the experience on the water affordable. Not only that but compared to renting other water crafts such as traditional boats, renting a pontoon boat can be a cheaper option, compared to power-jet boats.
Perfect For Families and Friends to Enjoy a Day On The Water
What makes pontoons the perfect boat for friends and family who love to interact with each other is the deck space and flexibility. This is because pontoons have more deck space than traditional boats, giving you more seating space or socialization area. Not only that but the seats in the deck area of the boat are flexible, such that you can easily switch the position of your seats in any direction to easily socialize with your friends and family. This feature isn’t available on most traditional boats, since their seats are fixed in the forward position.
Able to Access Secluded Areas of the Lake That Larger Boats Cannot
Even though pontoons are large enough to host your friendship groups or family, one feature you will love about these boats is that they are engineered to fit into spaces larger boats cannot. They aren’t as big as larger boats, but they are large enough for a comfortable experience.
Easy to Operate and Maneuver, Even for Beginners
If it is your first time driving any watercraft, then you will love driving a pontoon. Pontoons are easy to maneuver, thanks to their simple steering mechanism, making them a beginner-friendly watercraft for anyone looking to explore waterbodies. In addition, the wide beam of pontoons makes them stable in water compared to other boats, giving you more control of the craft.
Great for Fishing, Swimming, and Other Water Activities
If you are into watersports, you can still use a pontoon. Pontoons are great for skiing, tubing, fishing, and a wide variety of water activities. At Lone Rock Boat Rentals, all our pontoons are powered with a Mercury 150 outboard motor which is power-packed with a 150 HP four-stroke engine, providing you with more than enough power required for all your watersport activities.
Note: You need a minimum of 70 HP for tubing and 60 HP for water-skiing.
As stated earlier, the wide beam of pontoons makes them more stable, as such, you can easily stand and cast your reel to catch fish. However, one feature that makes pontoons ideal for fishing is their shallow draft which gives the craft more buoyancy; most pontoons can access shallow areas of up to 2 feet of depth, making it ideal for fishing in shallow waters, which is where more fish can be located.
Cons of Renting a Pontoon Boat:
Even though the pros of pontoons are great, there are certain cons we would like to point out to ensure that you make an informed decision.
Not as Fast as Some Boats
The first thing you might want to note is that, even though pontoons are quite fast, they aren’t as fast as most ski boats. Most pontoons hit a speed of 30mph, while most speed boats hit speeds of 70 mph on average, with others hitting speeds of up to 100 mph; therefore, if you are looking for a really fast watercraft, then a pontoon might not be ideal.
However, to us, the moderate speed of pontoons is a plus since the moderate speed allows you to enjoy every location of the Lake to your satisfaction without also having to keep you at one specific location for too long which can bore you out.
Not Suitable For Wake Surfing
Even though pontoons are great for surfing and tubing, they aren’t a good choice for wake surfing; this is because pontoons displace lots of water and when coupled with the relatively slow speeds, pontoons aren’t able to create waves that are large and clean enough for surfing.
Not as Maneuverable as Smaller Boats
We know we said pontoons are easily maneuverable; however, we just want to point out that they aren’t as maneuverable as jet skis. This is because the small size of most jet skis and smaller boats makes it easy and quicker for them to respond to steering compared to pontoons. However, that being said, pontoons are much easier to maneuver than other watercraft.
May Not be as Visually Exciting as Other Types of Boats
One thing most people do not like about pontoons is their unappealing design. The lack of sleek line, the flat deck, and the box-like design of this watercraft don’t make it as streamlined and visually appealing as other watercraft; however, you have to note that these compromises and designs had to be made to provide more stability and space.
Make Your Next Trip to Lake Powell Unforgettable with a Pontoon Boat Rental
Why You Should Rent a Pontoon at Lake Powell
- Pontoons are spacious
- They are great for water skiing and tubing
- Access areas not accessible by larger boats
- Easy to maneuver and beginner-friendly.
- Great for fishing and swimming
Reasons To Book A Pontoon From Lone Rock Boat Rentals
- Our 2022 23′ Bennington Tritoon boat with a Mercury 150 can comfortably accommodate up to 13 people
- We offer competitive prices
- We are ready to answer all your questions about pontoon boating and Lake Powell
- Our pontoons have great HP for your watersports
So, if you are looking to make your next Lake Powell excursion something to remember, then do not hesitate to give us a call. At Lone RockBoat rentals, we are committed to giving you a 5-star pontoon boating experience that will leave each member of your team wanting more. Rent one of our luxurious 23’ Bennington pontoons and you are assured to get a pontoon with large spaces that can accommodate up to 13 people. Not only that but we offer some of the most affordable rates there are.
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