Another option for renting watercraft to pilot yourself is the Boston Whaler Montauk.
Whalers are available at most of the marinas at the WDW resorts, including the Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Yacht and Beach Club, Beach Club Villas and the Fort Wilderness Lodge. They are 17′, canopy covered, motorized boats. They can hold up to 6 adults. The price is the same as renting a pontoon boat, 30 minutes cost $45 plus tax-total $47.93. (Price is current as of 9/09).
You can reserve on through 407 WDW PLAY or by availability at the marinas.
There is a 10% DVC discount and a 15% Annual Passholder discount available for watercraft rentals at any Walt Disney World Resort Marina.
Boston Whaler Montauk and SeaTracker pontoon boats are also available for guided fireworks and specialty tours. I will cover those in upcoming posts.
Take a Boston Whaler Montauk out for a spin if you have a moderate sized group and you want something faster and sleeker than a pontoon boat. Ahoy!