Best Pontoon Party Boat Accessories for 2020

If you’re thinking of hosting a party on your boat in 2020, there are some must-have pontoon party boat accessories to get you ready for your guests and some additional party essentials to guarantee that you’ll all have a great time onboard.

For more party boat ideas, check out our always-updated Ultimate Pontoon Gift Guide in addition to these other pontoon boat gift ideas. You can also create an awesome party island on one of these floating water pads.

Our Favorite Pontoon Party Boat Accessories in 2020

We’ve compiled a list of the best pontoon party boat accessories you’ll need to consider for pontoon party boat fun.

1. Inflatable Palm Tree Cooler

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iBaseToy Inflatable Palm Tree Coolers, Tropical Hawaiian Beach Theme Party Decor, Floating Pool Cooler for Pool Party and Summer BBQ Party, Inflatable Bar Cooler for Adult Party Decorations-36 x 35"
  • ✿ ✿ A FUN WAY TO CHILL AND PRESENT YOUR BEVERAGES at your next outdoor get-together. This charming, tropical-themed...
  • ★【 HUGE & GENEROUS SIZE】- This cooler is about 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep; enough to hold plenty of cans and bottles...
  • ❤【EASY TO USE AND VERSATILE】- Just inflate by mouth or with a pump. Four separately inflatable sections let you make it...

If you like to have parties on your boat and need some good decor that will also keep beer cold, check out this inflatable palm tree cooler that will fit most pontoon boats.

The cooler measures 35” diameter and is 36” tall, which is big enough to hold ice and lots of beer/sodas/ice. 

What we like:

  • Great size
  • Easy to use
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Keeps beer cold

What we don’t like:

  • You need to inflate it

2. The Ultimate Waterproof Speaker that Jams

Altec Lansing Sonic Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker IMT804 | Ultimate Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Built-In Charging Station, 50ft Range, 20 Hour Battery Life (Black)
  • HIGH QUALITY SPEAKERS: The Altec Lansing Sonic Boom 2 provides the ultimate bluetooth speakers and portable power bank for...
  • TOUGH & WATERPROOF: The tough waterproof bluetooth speakers that can handle almost anything, our outdoor bluetooth speakers...
  • GREAT FOR PARTIES: The Altec Lansing Sonic Boom 2 is the ultimate outdoor speakers bluetooth sound system for parties and...

Like we’ve said before, sound systems on most factory pontoons don’t cut it. 

This heavy-duty speaker jams.  The Altec Lansing Waterproof Speaker has some great specs.

  • 50 ft Bluetooth range
  • Hands-Free Speakerphone 
  • Water-Proof, Dustproof, Sand-Proof, Everything-Proof
  • Floats; outdoor shower speaker, perfect for the beach, poolside, car, boat, golf cart.
  • Instantly connect wirelessly up to 50 speakers together to enjoy amplified sound at an unbelievable range!
  • With built-in smartphone ports, the Sonic Boom not only keeps your guests entertained, but also keeps their favorite devices fueled and ready to go.

Take it anywhere and enjoy some great loud sound.  Guests will love the base.

What we like:

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Portable

What we don’t like:

  • Comes in one size and color

3. Portable High Top Party Bar Table with Shelf

GoPong Licensed Portable High Top Party Bar, Black (GB-03)
  • Pop up bar: Portable high top party bar sets up in less than a minute
  • Interchangeable designs: Includes 3 unique front skirt designs formal, football, and tiki that easily hook and loop on and...
  • Event day favorite: Ideal for parties, tailgates, cookouts, trade shows, corporate events, and more

It can be very annoying when you run out of space to pour your drinks on your pontoon. This GoPong Portable bar with a tiki cover helps solve that dilemma. If your boat doesn’t have enough drink prep space, then consider buying this portable bar

The party bar sets up in less than a minute and includes three unique front skirt designs; formal, football, and tiki that easily hook-and-loop on and off.  It’s ideal for parties and the high strength yet lightweight aluminum frame and waterproof MDF surface make it perfect for boating. It weighs only 12 pounds and has a hidden secondary storage shelf for bar supplies.  It also includes a bonus carrying case included for portability and neat storage. The bar measure 39” x 36” x 15” (W x H x D) when open.

What we like:

  • Carrying case
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to assemble

What we don’t like:

  • The decor can be cheesy but kind of funny
  • 39” wide so make sure you have enough room
  • Need to figure out a way to mount it or strap it down

4. Perfectly Sized Grill that Mounts to Your Pontoon Boat

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Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill, Red
  • Portable gas grill with 145-square-inch grilling area and foldaway legs
  • Cooks 8 burgers, 8 steaks, 6 to 10 chicken breasts, or 4 pounds of fish
  • Powerful 5,500 BTU stainless-steel burner and even-heating porcelain-enameled grate

No party is complete without a little grilling as munching on sandwiches on chips won’t cut it for an all-day party. That is why this pontoon grill is an essential accessory. The Cuisinart CGG-180T grill can cook evenly and efficiently. It fits quite nicely on any tabletop. Not only that, but you can also modify it and hang it on the railing of your boat.

It is quite easy to take apart or put back together to get it on the water as quickly as possible, going 20 mph for adults and 15 mph for children. It’s big enough for one person at a time and has 4 handles covered with nylon.

What we like:

  • Fits anywhere
  • Easy to set up

What we don’t like:

  • Can’t be adapted to a hard gas line

5. Condiment Table that Mounts Anywhere

Arnalls Pontoon Boat Table - Boat & Marine Grill Accessory – Perfect for Pontoon Boats - Bracket Set Table - Pontoon Accessory - Multi-Use Table – Essential Boating Accessory - Portable - Utility Bar
  • Mount this table next to your Arnalls grill - Search Amazon "Arnalls grill" for a great grill!
  • This table uses Arnalls Stainless Steel 7 GA grill brackets
  • Table is 1/2" 9 ply, thick and is 17.5" X 23.5" - Lightweight and easy to stow away

If you are looking for extra space for liquor, wine, condiments, or to display food, then check out this pontoon part accessory that attaches to your open fence square railing.

The table uses Arnalls Stainless Steel 7 GA grill brackets and is 1/2″ 9 ply, thick and is 17.5″ X 23.5”.  It’s lightweight and easy to stow away and the finish is epoxy coated on both sides and made of birch wood.  It requires 1.25″ OPEN fence square railing.

What we like:

What we don’t Like:  

  • No barrier so items don’t fall in the water

6. Controllable Lighting From Your Phone

Seapon Pontoon Boat Light, Marine Led Light Strip for Duck Jon Bass Boat Sailboat Kayak, Led Flex Lighting for Boat Deck Light Accent Light Courtesy Interior Lights Fishing Night, 12v, 5m(16.4ft)
  • Package Includes: 1pcs 5m(16.4ft) Marine LED Strip Lights Blue + 10pcs led strip clips and screws.
  • Application: Ideal for under gunwale light, boat deck light, fishing night light, cockpit light, accent light, center console...
  • Stable Installation: Comes with self-adhesive sticky backing and 10pcs led strip clips and screws.

Another lighting option is these accent lights for the interior and exterior of your boat that allow for some cool ambiance for night cruising. These are ideal as an under gunwale light, boat deck light, fishing night light, cockpit light, accent light, center console light, courtesy light, or interior lights.

These come with self-adhesive sticky backing and 10pcs led strip clips and screws.

What we like:

  • Easy to install
  • Lasts 50,000 hours

What we don’t like:

  • You’ll need to purchase a few sets

7. Floating Inflatable Cooler

Intex Mega Chill II, Inflatable Floating Cooler, 48" X 38"
  • No need to get out of the pool for a nice refreshing beverage when you have an Intex Mega Chill 2
  • The base can also be used as a floating base for a cooler up to 48 quarts
  • Includes: Removable ice chest. Three air chambers. Six built in cup holders. Four durable handles. Repair patch.

No boat party is complete without some water fun. The Intex Mega Chill cooler will keep your drinks cool and be easily accessible while out in the water.  Your guests will love it and not have to get back and forth into the boat to refill.

What we like:

  • Durable
  • Inflates quickly
  • Holds beer and ice

What we don’t like:

  • Remember the pump or it’ll be a pain in the but to blow up

Updated for 2020: More Pontoon Party Boat Accessories to Consider

8. Sun Pleasure Floating Island

SunPleasureInflatable Tropical Tahiti Floating Island for up to 7 People
  • Perfect lounge for land or water use Designed for maximum comfort and hours of relaxation Room for 6
  • pump not included REQUIRED FOR INLATION

Get the party started with this awesome accessory for any pontoon party. This is the perfect water mat/lounge for land or water use designed for maximum comfort and hours of relaxation room for 6. The pump not included so you may need to by one.

What we like:

  • Durable
  • Inflates quickly
  • Holds beer and ice

What we don’t like:

  • Remember the pump or it’ll be a pain in the but to blow up

9. Crazy Big 6 Person Inflatable Party Flamingo

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Goplus Island Giant Flamingo Float, Swimming Pool Raft Lounge for Adults & Kids, Inflatable Toy for Summer Pool Party, Beach Toys Large Pool Floats for up to 6 People (Flamingo)
  • 【Large Rest Space】The inflated floating island allows kids and adults to play on it, which is spacious and comfortable...
  • 【Safe and Durable Material】Our inflated floating island is made from safe PVC material, which is non-toxic and odorless....
  • 【Lovely Design & 6 Cup Holders】It designed like a flamingo, and has a vibrant pink color with beautifully detailed...

This pontoon party inflatable party flamingo incorporates speedy inflation and deflation with its quick-release safety valve. The built-in inflatable bench seat and cooler is perfect for any party. The heavy gauge PVC and heavy-duty handles are perfect for years of use.

What we like:

  • Durable
  • Inflates quickly
  • Holds beer and ice

What we don’t like:

  • Remember the pump or it’ll be a pain in the but to blow up

10: Driftsun Whip Pad Inflatable Floating Platform Play Mat

Driftsun Whip Pad Inflatable Floating Platform Play Mat, Dropstitch PVC Construction (15ft x 6.5ft)
  • FLOATING PLATFORM: Inflatable play deck makes the perfect activity platform for swimming, snorkeling, yoga, lake lounging and...
  • INFLATES QUICKLY: High Pressure Valve for quick and easy inflation. Inflation Time 6-8 mins. Packs down easily for compact...
  • SUPER STABLE LARGE SURFACE: Very rigid, 15 feet long by 6.5 feet wide 4 inches thick and capable of holding 1000 lbs. Bring a...

This party platform is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, yoga, lake lounging and putting on a great party. The high-pressure valve allows for quick and easy inflation in 6-8 minutes. It also packs down easily for compact storage and transport.

The large surface is very rigid, 15 feet long by 6.5 feet wide 4 inches thick and capable of holding 1000 lbs.

It’s constructed from UV Resistant High Pressure Layered PVC Drop Stitch (the same material used for white water rafts). Rigid when fully inflated but soft enough for comfort. Bring your dog and don’t worry about punctures.

What we like:

  • Durable
  • Inflates quickly
  • Rigid and acts as a dock
  • Includes a pump

What we don’t like:

  • Pricey

11: KENAI 45 Quart Cooler with Great Color Selections

KENAI 45 Cooler
  • ROTOMOLDED - If the walls of a cooler aren’t uniform in thickness, the strength and durability of that cooler is...
  • ECOMATE INSULATION - We want to protect The Good Land for all of us to enjoy. KENAI Coolers use Ecomate for optimal cooling....
  • LID GASKET - A cooler isn't cool if it doesn't keep things cold. KENAI Cooler lids seal for optimal insulation even in hot...

No need to spend a fortune on a rotomolded cooler. Check out this one from Kenai. It’s made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty.

It has the 45-quart capacity, is made via rotomolded construction and has environmentally friendly insulation.

What we like:

  • Rotomold construction
  • Large capacity
  • Less expensive than the competitors

What we don’t like:

  • Fewer color selections

12: Versa-Brella Adjustable Umbrella by Sport-Brella

Sport-Brella Versa-Brella 4-Way Swiveling Sun Umbrella (Midnight Blue), 38x39
  • UPF 50+ Protection; The Versa brella is a clamp on shade canopy umbrella that offers UPF 50+ Protection to help keep skin...
  • Rugged Cover and Durable Connector: The Rugged Canopy Cover Won’t RIP or Tear and Is Fundamental for Sun Protection; The...
  • Adjusts to Any Angle: The 4 Way, 360 Degree Swivel and 2 Push Button Hinges Allows the Versa Brella to Be Adjusted to Any...

We love the versatility of this sunshade and it can be mounted just about anywhere. It’s not big, and you’ll need to put it down while you are moving, but it just may do the trick.

The Versa-Brella offers protection from the sun for any outdoor adventure. The UPF 50+ protection blocks 99.5% of UVA and UVB light to help keep skin safe. With a compact carrying case and a weight of fewer than 2 pounds, the Versa-Brella also offers hassle-free set-up and easy transportation.

13: World of Watersports Wow-Sound Floating Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

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Wow World of Watersports Wow Sound 17-9000, Bluetooth Floating Speaker, Waterproof, 50 Hour Battery, 360 Degree Sound, LED Light, Fits in A Cup Holder (Orange)
  • WOW-SOUND IS THE PERFECT SPEAKER FOR EVERY ADVENTURE: powered to go all day, rugged for any environment and functional enough...
  • UNIQUE PORTABLE DESIGN: Its unique design makes it easy to hold, take anywhere and even fits in your cupholder
  • DESIGNED RUGGED FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: IP67 rating, Waterproof & Floatable

This floating speaker by World of Watersports, the makers of insane towable tubes are powered to go all day and rugged for any environment.

What we like:

  • Functional enough to compliment any day or night activities
  • Easy to hold, take anywhere and even fits in your cupholder
  • Waterproof & floatable
  • 50+ hours of battery life, 360-degree LED Lighting
  • Omnidirectional Hi-Fi sound with a 4-inch passive bass​

14. Floating Beer Pong by World of Watersports

WOW Watersports Travel Pong 19-2020, Inflatable Floating Table with Cup Holders
  • Fun portable inflatable WOW Watersports pong game table that can be played by anyone
  • 10 game cup holders on each side with 8 additional cup holders to store extra beverages
  • Crafted with heavy-gauge PVC with game table graphics

This fun portable and inflatable WOW Watersports beer pong game table is perfect for any party.

What we like:

  • 10 game cup holders on each side with 8 additional cup holders to store extra beverages
  • Crafted with heavy-gauge PVC with game table graphics
  • 4 molded grommets for tie-down points for floating coolers or for docking
  • Great for pool, beach, lake, river or even playing indoors

15. Beer Bottle Frisbee

Bottle Bash USA Game Set with Soft Surface Spike (Polish Horseshoes, Beersbee)
  • Play anywhere, perfect for backyard fun for the whole family, tailgating, camping trips, the beach, in the water, even indoor...
  • Set-up and pack-up is easy and takes less than a minute, play on a 20, 30 or 40 foot long court depending on skill level
  • Throw the flying disc at your opponents’ bottle and/or pole to score points, the defending team tries to catch the disc and...

Beer bottle frisbee is great and you can play anywhere. It’s perfect for backyard fun for the whole family, tailgating, camping trips, the beach, in the water, even indoor spaces like gymnasiums

  • Set-up and pack-up is easy and takes less than a minute, play on a 20, 30 or 40-foot long court depending on skill level
  • Throw the flying disc at your opponents’ bottle and/or pole to score points, the defending team tries to catch the disc and bottle before they hit the ground
  • Bottle Bash game set designed with countless engineering hours, the most rugged plastics and the highest quality aluminum poles available
  • Includes: (2) Non-breakable life like bottles, (2) Telescoping metal poles for use on sand or turf with a built-in scoring system (1) 175 Gram high-quality disc (2) Detachable pole spikes for use on turf or sand (1) Mesh carrying bag

16. Crazy Awesome Aquaglide Blast Bag

AQUAGLIDE Blast Bag - Inflatable Lake Jump Air Bag
  • BLAST OFF: Use the powerful force of air to launch swimmers skyward. The Wedgie adds stability for boarding & focuses the...
  • AQUAPARK ACCESSORIES: This splash bag adds a rush like no other. The Blast bag attaches to all SuperTramps, Rebounds, and...
  • DETAILS: Capacity: 2. Warranty: Limited 3 yrs. Working Pressure: WEDGE [1] 1.0 psi (0,069 bar), MAIN [2] 0.2 psi (0,014 bar)....

The party won’t stop when you can launch swimmers skyward with this giant blast bag pontoon boat party accessory. The Wedgie adds stability for boarding & focuses the blast for extra height. This inflatable water ride thrills like nothing else!

This splash bag adds a rush like no other and creates a resort-style floating playground with an innovative water park equipment design. Made with commercial-grade quality materials, so the adventure will last and last.

17: Highly Rated Rave Sports Swoosh 15 Foot Water Mat

RAVE Sports 02828 Whoosh 15' Water Mat-White
  • WON'T SINK, CURL, OR RIP: An extremely durable inflatable water mat, the Whoosh 15' is constructed of durable...
  • SUPER DURABLE & EASY TO INFLATE: Durable enough to handle dogs, adults on lawn chairs, and more With a commercial-grade...
  • EASY TO ANCHOR: Featuring two handy D-ring anchor points set inside a reinforced commercial-grade PVC patch on the bottom, so...

We recently updated our water mats reviews for 2020 and found the Swoosh to be among the best. You can purchase either the 10, 15 or 20-foot versions and you won’t be disappointed. It’s among the highest-rated water mat out there.

Avoid This Pontoon Party Boat Accessory in 2020

The Portable Gas Fire Table

Ok, this might be a longshot!  

Possible?  Yes.  

Seen it in person?  No.  

Recommended?  No.

This 24” x 24” gas fire table could also act as a table when not in use.  It’ll add some great ambiance at night but it would need to be strapped down and secure.  Check it out and do your own homework. Unfortunately, we’ve seen numerous other sites recommend these and we simply can’t.  

What we don’t like:

  • It will tip over and burn your boat 
  • A big wave will cause you or a friend to lose your balance and then fall into it and get burnt
  • Your boat will burn, sink, and your party will end

Things to Consider About Pontoon Party Boat Accessories

Planning a pontoon party undoubtedly requires a lot of work. You need to plan out exactly what you’ll need while you’re out on the water so we hope the previous list has helped. 

pontoon party boat on a lake

Choosing the right products can give you plenty of extra space to enjoy your trip and help you brighten up the atmosphere as well.

Price:

Make sure that you’re picking the products that are within your price range, because you’ll find plenty of options to suit your needs, so don’t rush into a decision and end up with a product you might never use again that has also cost you a pretty penny.

Material:

Always consider what material the products are made of as it’s a huge indicator of its durability.

Usability:

Figure out how the product can be used and if you actually need it. If you’re having a nighttime party, then you may want to consider the under deck lighting to liven up the ambiance. Also, if you’re having a large party where you need to feed your guests, then look for the CGG-180T grill which is very flexible to use as it can be hung anywhere on your railing. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Now that we’ve listed all the products you might need to enjoy your time on the open water, have you been able to make an informed decision yet?

If you still have questions, maybe the next section can help.

Do I Need Everything on this List of Pontoon Products?

Of course not, you can pick and choose the products that you actually need. You don’t have to overload your pontoon with unwanted gear.

Can Pontoon Party Boat Accessories be Used More Than Once?

Yes, you can definitely use all of the products listed above as many times as you need, provided that you store them correctly when you’re not using them, of course.

Best Brands

Pontoon party boat accessories are easy to find online and for the most part, fun to explore. Look for products with innovative technology solutions and quality to make your boat trip and party more fun much easier.‍

Final Thoughts

To take your pontoon out onto the water, be sure that you have everything you need with you. We hope that our top picks for gadgets and brands can help you make the right choice when it comes to the gadgets you absolutely need and those that can be considered a luxury that you can live without. 

We recommend the cup holders and the grill as absolute must-haves from the list above. You can’t throw a party without feeding your guests and providing them with enough space to set their food and drinks down. However, if you’re just planning to relax, the inflatable palm tree cooler is affordable and spacious enough to keep all the beer and soda cold.