Navarre Family Watersports Logo 450px

FAQ Categories

General

Where can I take the Florida Boater Safety test?

The Florida Boater Safety test is required by those who were born after Jan 1, 1988, in order to operate our Pontoons and Waverunners. A temporary test (valid for 1 year) can be administered at our facility for $3. — Alternatively, permanent (Free!) Florida Boater Safety courses are administered at: http://www.boatus.org/florida/ If you are not a Florida resident, you can choose your appropriate state’s course from the following list: http://www.boatus.org/free/

The above linked courses take roughly 3 hours to complete and are more involved than our temporary 1 year tests, but they are good for life!

Do you provide life jackets or should I bring my own?

We provide Coast Guard approved life jackets free of charge at our facility! If you do wish to bring your own jacket or floaties, please ensure they are Coast Guard approved! If they are approved, it will normally be stated on the information tag or patch.

Do I need to take a Boater Safety test to operate your equipment?

It is a state requirement that anyone born on or after January 1, 1988, must have a Boater Safety Card to operate a personal watercraft (PWC) or vessel in the state of Florida. Anyone born before January 1, 1988 may operate the Vessel/PWC using their drivers license.

Do I need to bring my ID with me on the Pontoon or Waverunner?

Yes. Much like driving your car, it is a requirement by law that you bring a Valid drivers license or Permit with you while you are operating our equipment.

When do I need to wear a life jacket?

You must wear a life jacket at all times if..

  • You are operating a Waverunner
  • You are using a Paddleboard
  • You are a kid 6 or under riding on a Pontoon boat
  • You are a kid 6 or under playing on the Wibit Waterpark

What happens if it rains during our activity?

Wibit Waterpark
We will not close the Wibit Waterpark due to rain. If conditions worsen or lightning becomes a factor, we will close the park for a set amount of time. We will freeze everyone’s time at the closure. Your time will resume when and if we reopen the park. If weather is too severe and we have to close for the rest of the day, or you simply wish to leave instead of waiting, rain-checks will be provided.

Pontoon Boats
If you are caught in a storm while renting a pontoon, you can either choose to wait it out (Check the radar and use your best judgement to determine this, or alternatively, give us a call) or return your boat for a partial refund or reschedule for a different date. If you choose to return your boat, please drive with caution. If lightning becomes a major factor, please beach the boat and wait until it passes.

Dolphin Excursions
Our staff monitors the weather up until your excursion. If we believe weather may become an undesirable factor during your excursion, we will notify you. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable during your 2 hour guided tour. If an excursion is scrubbed, a refund will be provided upon request, or rescheduled for a different day.

Waverunners
If weather becomes a factor, we will not rent out our Waverunners. If you are caught in a storm during your rental, proceed back to our facility with caution. Upon arrival, you may either get a partial refund, rain-check, or pause your time and finish out the remainder after the storm has passed.

Kayaks & Paddle Boards
If weather becomes a factor, we will not rent out our Kayaks or Paddle Boards. If you are caught in a storm during your rental, proceed back to our facility with caution. Upon arrival, you may either get a partial refund, rain-check, or pause your time and finish out the remainder after the storm has passed.

Can we get our deposit back?

Our cancellation policy is set at 48hrs in advance. If you meet this deadline, you are eligible to get your deposit back. Cancellations after this deadline will have their deposit forfeited, with the only exception being for adverse weather conditions.

Are deposits credited towards our rental or refunded?

All deposits taken while booking are credited towards your rental. Deposit refunds are only given if weather becomes a factor or if a cancellation is made at least 48 hours in advance.

Do you have off-season rates?

No. Our equipment costs the same to operate whether it’s during the summer or during the off-season. However, pontoon rental times are a lot more flexible during the off-season, meaning you can rent them by the hour, and not just by our standard half and full day rates.

Wibit Waterpark

Is the waterpark just for kids?

No! We have had everyone from kids to grandparents take part in our Wibit Waterpark. Everyone of every age is welcome to take part!

Do you have any age requirements for the waterpark?

Participation age is left completely up to the parent or guardian. Although, by Coast Guard regulation, kids 6 and under must wear a life jacket at all times.

Are waterpark prices per person?

Yes. All prices for our Wibit Waterpark are per person.

Do Florida residents get discounts?

Locals (Meaning anyone who lives in a 325 zip code) and Military can receive 2 hours for the price of one if they display a proper ID. (License/Military ID) If you do not fall into these two categories, regular rates apply.

What is the average water depth?

Water depth averages 4.5 feet around our Wibit Waterpark. Do note that depth may fluctuate a foot or two depending on tides.

Do you offer any Party or Group rates?

If you bring 10 or more people, each person will receive 2 hours of play time for $10 each.

Pontoon Boats

How old do you have to be to operate a Pontoon boat?

You must be at least 16 years of age, with a valid photo ID, and Boater Safety Card to operate a pontoon boat at our facility.

Can we keep a Pontoon boat over night?

No. Pontoons must be returned to Navarre Family Watersports no later than 6:00pm every night.

Can I fish from your Pontoons?

Fishing from our Pontoons is permitted, although gear and tackle is not provided. Be sure to purchase a fishing license from a nearby vendor!

Do you have life jackets on board your Pontoons?

Yes. Navarre Family Watersports provides 12 adult and 6 kids life jackets on board each boat.

Do you drive the Pontoon for us?

No. You will be operating the pontoon yourself, but don’t worry, we will go over the entire boat with you!

Is fuel included with a Pontoon rental?

Fuel is included in the price of your rental. If you need to refuel during the time of your rental, you can do so free of charge at our facility. However, refueling at locations other than ours will be your responsibility.

Are there set times that Pontoon Rentals must leave?

1/2 Day Rentals
Half day boats have two rental blocks. They can either leave by 8:30am or by 1:00pm, for the second block. Your half day rental period is 4 hours.

Full Day/Extended Full Day Rentals
Full and Extended Full day boats are recommended to leave no later than 9:00am. You can leave as late in the day as you want, but all boats must be back on the beach no later than 6:30pm. Your Full/Extended rental period is 8 hours.

What is the difference between Full Day and Full Day Extended?

A Full Day Extended rental does not mean you are getting more time on your rental, but instead you are allowed to take the boat further from our location.

You can view the following interactive map to get a better idea on where you can take the pontoon in your rental period:

Pontoon Rental Range Map

Extended Day addon areas are highlighted in red.

Waverunners

How old do you have to be to operate a Waverunner?

You must be at least 16 years of age, with a valid photo ID, and Boater Safety Card to operate a Waverunner at our facility.

How many people can fit on a Waverunner?

Our Waverunners can hold up to 3 people, although we recommend only 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 kids at a time. This typically makes for a more comfortable ride.

Is fuel included with a Waverunner rental?

Fuel is included in the price of your rental. If you need to refuel during the time of your rental, you can do so free of charge at our facility. However, refueling at locations other than ours will be your responsibility.

Helicopter Rides

Are there any weight limits for your helicopter?

Yes. Our pilot can only take a maximum of 280lbs per seat. Please note that this weight could change under certain weather conditions.

Are helicopter prices per person or per ride?

All helicopter prices are per person!

How many passengers can your helicopter hold?

Our helicopter can take a max of 3 passengers at a time.

Can a single rider go on the helicopter?

Our helicopter operator has a 2-seat minimum in order to fly. This means at least 2 seats must be paid for before a flight can be taken. If you are dead-set on riding alone, you will have to purchase 2 seats. We know this may come as an inconvenience to some, but due to the high operating costs of a helicopter, it is unavoidable.

Kayaks

Can we transport your Kayaks to a different location?

Yes, but only if you get the 4hr package or greater. This ensures you are not rushed to return the Kayaks to our facility.

Can I fish from your Kayaks?

Yes. 3/4 of our Kayaks are fishing kayaks, although gear and tackle is not provided. Be sure to purchase a fishing license from a nearby vendor!

Where can we Kayak?

You can Kayak as far as you want, as long as you are back before your rental concludes.

Paddle Boards

I’ve never used a Paddle Board before!

Neither have I, but after watching numerous people fail, I have concluded that the easiest way to learn the ropes is by starting on your knees until you gain a sense of balance.

Can we transport your Paddle Boards to a different location?

Yes, but only if you get the 4hr package or greater. This ensures you are not rushed to return the Paddle Boards to our facility.

Mini Golf

What age is a “kid” considered for Mini Golf?

12 and under are eligible for our kids rate.

Waverunner Dolphin Excursions

Will we see Dolphins?

As Dolphins are wild animals and typically don’t follow a schedule, we can’t guarantee you will see any. Although most tours will come across a pod or two, there are always those random tours that may not get that opportunity.

How long is the dolphin excursion?

Waverunner Dolphin Excursions last for 2 hours.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Help us make our FAQ section better by submitting a question!
FAQ submissions will not receive an e-mail response. Please submit logical questions that describe the activity in question.