1-Hour Private Pontoon Boat Rental on Lake Bryan
For $40, you can rent this beautiful, comfortable pontoon boat that seats up to seven people and includes one hour of instruction and plenty of time on the water. The use of fishing rods and tackle are included in the rental price, as well as the use of life preservers and instructions from an experienced boating professional. All you need to bring is food, drink, and any special equipment needed for a successful experience on the water.
Lake Bryan is located in the western part of Florida and has a surface area. Lewis Cass, governor of Michigan Territory, purchased the land that would become Lake Bryan from the Seminole Indians for $200,000 on January 3, 1837. The lake was originally named Lake Cass by Cass himself. But on his death in 1866, Lake Bryan was renamed after Dr. Daniel M. Bryan, who had donated a large waterfront property to be used as a public park in downtown Tavares.
John G. Morris, who was the private secretary to President William Howard Taft and a pioneering conservationist, founded this natural attraction in Lake Bryan’s present-day location to help alleviate the effects of the First World War by returning out-of-work men to jobs on the waterfront. He bought a number of small boats and began renting them for $5 per day each. The wooden boats had a capacity of about 20 people and included one bench seat for each boat.