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We had an A++++ experience with the Black Pearl and Captain Larry. The boat was in excellent condition (practically new), the water was beautiful. Larry was incredibly helpful and made the reservation, planning and castoff instructions a very uneventful. The new boat is in pristine condition and a very smooth in the inter-coastal waters. Plenty of room for a large group and extremely comfortable for a fun filled day. Would highly recommend The Black Pearl of Siesta for any family who is seeking the very best experience in the Sarasota boating! Thank you Captain Larry!


We rented from Black Pearl and Larry 2019 three times during visits to Siesta in 2019 and was such a great experience booked a long term rental for February 2020. Boats were in terrific condition and Larry was exceptional in giving advise on fun places to boat and keeping us safe. Highly recommend Larry and Black Pearl to anyone visiting Siesta and Sarasota area to enhance your vacation!

Steve P

We rented from Larry twice during our time at Siesta Key and excellent service. Boat was delivered right to our dock, ready to go. His pre trip instructions were clear and we were confident to head out knowing Larry was only a phone call away. Super guy to deal with and highly recommend. 5 out 5 rating.  – McCann

Rented the Black Pearl pontoon boat on Saturday with family and grandkids and had a blast! Larry was incredibly helpful and made the reservation, planning and castoff instructions a breeze. The new boat is in pristine condition and a very smooth cruiser. Plenty of room for a large group and includes all the necessities for a fun filled day. Could not recommend The Black Pearl of Siesta Key and Larry any higher. Will be back soon!  – Charles

Rented from THE Black Pearl – all I can say what a day. We rented a pontoon boat for the day. Capt. Larry was very helpful and through going over the operations of the boat with an emphasis on safety. He will put you at ease if you have not driven a Pontoon boat before. Capt Larry gives great advice on places to stop along the Siesta Key inter-costal. Boat was in great conditions – no issues at all. If you are looking for something to do for a day – this is the way to go!!! Thanks Capt. Larry – The Fox Family

Hi Capt. Larry, We appreciate you for showing us some southern hospitality. I remember you mentioned that you were fully booked until next week but was still able to accommodate us yesterday. We love the pontoon boat we rented from you. The quality of the boat, the leather seating, the electric cockpit with gps and depth finder made our excursion comfortable and safe. The boat trip was the highlight of our vacation in siesta keys. We enjoyed all the places that you recommended for us to see. If we ever head back your way, we will definitely use your service again and will for sure recommend your company to others. Thank you so much. – Will, from Folsom California

“Rented on of the Black Pearls for a day on Sunday. After a cruise up the waterway, we anchored on one of the sandbars and spent the day enjoying the water and friends. Great day, great time, great boat. Look forward to doing it again real soon. You just don’t get to see Siesta Key fully until you see it from the water. FIVE STAR deal.” – Eric

We had a great experience renting from Black pearl. Larry is very helpful and can tell you a the great spots to check out in the area. Can’t wait to come back and see more of siesta key and the surrounding area from one of black pearls boats.  – Paul Cronauer

We hadn’t even thought about renting a boat until we arrived for our stay in Cottages On The Key on Siesta canal. When we discovered the website for Black Pearl we realized there was a whole world waiting for us right outside the door. This will have to go down as one of our most memorable vacations. Larry was so helpful and professional. He explained how every thing on the Bentley operates…on-board GPS, saftey equipment, and suggestions for restaurants and favorite spots to sightsee. The boat was comfortable and easy to operate. Instead of the kids planting themselves in front of the TV, they were up early and out the door every morning, ready for the next adventure. We’re already making plans for next year. Thanks again Larry & Roger for a fantastic time.  – Robert B

Best boat rental! We rented a pontoon boat from Black Pearl Siesta and the rental was smooth and the boat immaculate. The owner Larry and his wife greeted us promptly and gave us a tutorial about the boat and provided us with important information and guidance to make our day wonderful. Thank you so much!! We look forward to our next rental with Black Pearl Siesta! –Donna R

I am so happy I picked Black Pearl for our pontoon outing. Larry is very informative and responsive by phone or text. The pontoon is in excellent condition and easy to navigate. Will definitely use them again for our next outing. Thank you!  Natalie

We had a 5 star experience with the Black Pearl and Captain Larry. The boats were in excellent condition, the water was beautiful. Visited the Sandbars and saw dolphins at sunset. Larry was always available to answer any questions and his friendly demeanor helped make the whole experience the most memorable vacation our family has ever had. **James


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