I rent pontoon boats from Sterling Marina every year. Patty runs the place, she is honest & professional. No worries when you deal with Patty @ Sterling Marina. We call and reserve the boat, then we confirm with Patty the day we are going out on the water. It is as simple as that. (Of course there are requirements to be met to legally operate a boat, IE: age, experience etc.) Patty even lets us to take our dog along for the ride. The boats are very comfortable & have plenty of room for you & your guests. I have rented boats at other places in the past and found that some just hand the keys over to anyone & off they go. Sterling makes certain you meet the criteria to rent a boat. She is thorough at what she does, as it should be when people are going on the water. The Gulf of Mexico can be a lot of fun or it can be a nightmare. For me and my family it has always been good times out on the water. With an 8 person capacity you can even invite other couples and split the fee, If you haven't been to Sterling Marina to rent a boat, you should. When you meet Patty the first thing you will notice is a pleasant smile and courteous manners. Take a break from the world, go for a relaxing ride on the Gulf of Mexico.