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How to Entertain on Small Pontoon Boats

There are plenty of things to do out on the water, like fishing, sitting quietly, waiting for a good nibble, but what if you’re an Entertainer?  What if your family and friends aren’t into fishing?  What if you’re bringing people out on your boat who just want to have a blast? But you have a small space.

Well as far as pontoons go, size doesn’t matter!


How to Entertain on Small Pontoon Boats

Here are a few things that are easily done while on a small pontoon boat and are a guarantee to be a crowd pleaser



Everyone loves to eat.  

Always be sure to have tons of finger foods handy to keep your guests happy.  
Some easy to prepare and transport boat foods are:

  1. A bowl of chips
  2. A canister of popcorn (try the Chicago Mix! Guaranteed crowd pleaser)
  3. Fruit/veggie tray
  4. Hummus and pita bread
  5. Crackers and cheese



Most boats are equipped with a radio or USB port for your phone or music playing device.

Music tastes vary, but here is a list of top 10 “Boating Songs”:

      • “Redneck Yacht Club” - Craig Morgan
      • “Come Sail Away” - Styx
      • “Don’t Stop Believin” - Journey
      • “Pontoon” - Little Big Town
      • “Rock the Boat” - Hues Corporation
      • “Toes” - Zac Brown Band
      • “Copacabana” - Barry Manilow
      • “Boats” - Kenny Chesney
      • “Kokomo” - Beach Boys
      • “It’s Five o’Clock Somewhere” - Alan Jackson feat. Jimmy Buffet

See Legend Boats Spotify page (legendboats) for more playlists!



There are plenty of games to play on your boat, some involving game pieces and some not.

Some obvious suggestions are things like 20 Questions, I spy and Charades.  

For an interesting challenge though, here are a few board and card games that are easily played on a boat:

      • Standard Playing Card Games
        • Go Fish
        • Crazy 8s
        • Rummy
        • Euchre
        • Hearts
      • Card Games
        • Love Letter
        • Hypertheticals
        • Snake Oil
        • Mad Gab
        • Taboo
        • Super Fight
        • Apples to Apples
        • Dixit
        • Exploding Kittens
        • Fluxx
        • Munchkin
        • Uno
        • Codenames
        • Bohnanza
      • Board Games
        • Trivial Pursuit
        • Headbanz
        • The Game of Things
        • Scattegories
        • Pictionary
        • Telestrations
        • Bang! The Dice Game
        • Boggle
        • Concept
        • Cribbage
        • Roll for it
        • Sheriff of Nottingham
        • Yahtzee

Good Conversation

You’re with friends after all!  Pick a topic and see where it takes you. Here are some suggestions:

      • Your first concert
      • The best part of your home town
      • Famous people you’ve met
      • Your favourite book
      • The best restaurant in the city
      • The farthest place you’ve driven
      • Your next out of country adventure

These are just a few tips and suggestions, but hey, it’s your boat!  

You do whatever you think will make the best day on the water for you and your party!  Happy boating!

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