A pontoon expedition involves plenty of water activities including swimming, games or even lazing about. Partying or simply lounging is no fun without a few chilled and refreshing beverages at hand. Floating coolers are a great accessory that allow you to keep your drinks within reach and cool without spending loads of cash. Some of these will even enable you to take your regular coolers into the water. There are inflatable types of floating coolers that can be filled with air when they are to be used and deflated for storage. A few regular, pre-molded coolers are also available. If you want to save yourself frequent trips to the pontoon boat for replenishing your stock of drinks, you must keep a floating cooler onboard.
1. Intex Mega Chill 2
The Intex Mega Chill 2 floating cooler keeps your beverages and drinks at hand while you are having fun in the water or going for a swim. It consists of a removable ice chest that can accommodate up to 72 cans along with required ice to keep them cool. There are six cup holders provided to place your open cans or cups while four handles make it easy to carry around. With this floating cooler, you no longer need to get out of water onto your pontoon boat for every sip of drink. You can even use its base as a standalone float for regular waters cooler of up to 48-quart capacity.
2. SwimWays Kelsyus Floating Cooler
The SwimWays Kelsyus Floating Cooler is your best bet if you are looking for a small and compact cooler. It has an insulated cooler with a capacity for 18 solitary cans or 12 cans and the requisite amount of ice to keep them chilled. Six cup holders are provided to keep your drinks in between sips eliminating the need to stay near the pontoon. The cooler folds into a carrying bag making its transportation and storage easy. If you have a Kelsyus float to lounge about in, this cooler can be attached to its side with clips keeping drinks within reach.
3. Airhead AHAO-1 Aqua Oasis
While having a pool party off the pontoon boat deck, the Airhead Aqua Oasis can be the perfect companion to hold your drinks. The cooler can accommodate 24 cans keeping them chilled and refreshing. It can be removed from the float in case you need to refill it. To keep the drinks, there are six can holders provided and each of these is marked with a number from 1 to 6. This ensures that you can keep track of drinks and everyone gets their fair quota. An additional holder is provided to keep other items such as lotions. A plastic rope connector is molded for securing it to the boat or a float tube.
4. Byers 1700 Big Bobber
If you are a fishing equipment enthusiast, you will love the Byers 1700 Big Bobber. This cooler is shaped like a fishing bobber and since it is non-inflatable, a major part of the cooler sinks below the water to counteract the weight of contents it holds. It opens in the middle and the bottom part of it acts as the container for cans and ice while the top half acts as a lid that provides access to the contents. It can easily store a dozen cans with a generous amount of ice to keep them chilled. For fans of fishing memorabilia, this cooler is a great item to add to their collection.
Sevylor manufactures an inflatable float cooler that allows you to convert your traditional cooler into a floating one. It can be fitted with a 28-quart Coleman cooler making it great for people who already have a cooler and want to utilize it. The ice retention depends on the insulation of the cooler used. There are four cup holders provided on the float for keeping your drinks at hand. To keep it secure, two proprietary Sevylor cords are installed that allow it to be connected to other floats from same manufacturer. It is easy to inflate and deflate and is made of durable 10-gauge PVC for long life. If you are looking for a cheap float solution for your existing cooler, Sevylor is the way to go.
6. Gofloats Inflatable Drink Guard Drink Holder
The GoFloats Inflatable Drink Guard is the perfect savior for your drinks, cans and cups. Each of these can hold a single cup or drink keeping it afloat in the water and preventing it from tipping over. You can use these while going for a dip or swim on your pontoon expedition. They are designed to be buoyant enough to accommodate the largest of drinks. Not only is GoFloat’s guard great for holding drinks, but it is also eye-catching and stylish in appearance. These are available in packs of 3 and help you host and enjoy your party confidently without having to worry about spilled drinks.
7. DIVEBLAST: Premium Floating Drink Holder
The Diveblast Premium Floating Drink Holder is a floating cooler that is chic and classy in appearance. It is made of two parts, the inflatable float that keep it buoyant and the cooler tote for chilling drinks. The cooler can accommodate 12 cans and has a strap for transportation. There are five slots for holding drinks and an additional one for snacks or other items. A grommet is provided to secure it to the boat or other equipment and prevent it from drifting away. It is constructed out of 12-gauge PVC making it durable and long lasting. If you are looking for a cooler that is as classy as your swimming attire, the Diveblast Premium Floating Drink Holder is the cooler for you.
8. Ozark Trail Cooler Float Water Sports
The Ozark Trail Floating Cooler Holder is a compact and versatile inflatable floating cooler. It has an internal area that can be used for storing cans and ice directly or for installing a cooler with base dimensions of 9.5”x13”. There are four cup holders provided to keep drinks within easy reach while having fun in the water. To prevent it from drifting away, you can tether it to your pontoon boat or floats using two ropes installed on it. It is constructed out of PVC, making it fit for both fresh and salt water bodies. It comes in a few different color combinations.
9. Swimline 15105R – Sunsoft Drink Caddy Raft
If you are looking for an inflatable cooler that can be used both on the pontoon boat and in water, Swimline 15105R – Sunsoft Drink Caddy Raft is what you should opt for. It is made from Sunsoft fabric which is quite smooth and soft. There is a cooler provided in the center to hold drinks and ice. The four corners of this square shaped float have a cup holder each for storing cans and freeing your hands for a game of water basketball or volleyball in between drinks. A carry handle is provided for easier transportation and a drain for removing any accumulated water. It is ultra-portable and weighs a little over four pounds.
10. Life Floating Spa Bar Inflatable Hot Tub Side Tray
People searching for an inflatable float that can hold both food and drinks can buy Life’s Floating Spa Bar. There is plenty of storage provided that includes a center cooler for bottle and ice, three cavities for fruits and eatables and four drink holders that can also store dips. It features a water filled blast that ensures that the bar stays steady while floating in the water. You can even use it while in spas and hot tubs making it truly versatile. Two handles are provided for carrying it around easily. Overall, the Life Spa Bar gives you a royal treatment as if you were on the pontoon boat itself.
11. CreekKooler PuP Floating Cooler
CreekKooler Large floating cooler frees you from the hassles of inflating and deflating. This cooler is made from non-puncture plastic and recycled materials. The cooling compartment in the center can hold 18 cans along with ice so that they stay chilled and is accessed via a turning lid. Two drink holders are provided to keep your drinks while you relax. To prevent your precious stash of drinks from sailing away, an eyelet is provided to tie the cooler to your pontoon boat or a float tube. CreekKooler PuP Floating Cooler is the perfect cooler for you to get the party started right away and join in the fun.
12. Floatie Cool Float – Inflatable Floating Drink Cooler
For people who like to have a personal cooler dedicated to cooling just their own drink, the Floatie Cool Float is a heavenly match. The cooler has an insulated holder for keeping a can or beverage cool and within reach while you have fun or swim about in the water. Along with Velcro and Loop attachments, a 5” cover is provided for isolating the drink which also doubles as a pouch for storing and transporting the cooler when not in use. If you are someone who takes a solo swim or likes to drink by themselves, this compact and lightweight cooler is for you.
13. SportsStuff 40-1003 16 Quart Cooler
The SportsStuff 16 Quart Cooler is a great inflatable cooler that can keep drinks chilled for quite a few people. Boasting of 16 quarts of space, it prevents frequent trips to the pontoon boat for restocking, leaving you free to enjoy. There are four cup holders provided to keep open cans or glasses while a grommet can be used to tie the cooler to the pontoon boat or float tubes preventing the cooler from drifting. A zippered lid provides access to the storage for cans and ice while a molded handle enables easy carrying and transportation. It is made of heavy-duty PVC for increased durability and has safety valves for easy inflation/deflation.
14. Solstice Cooler Raft
If you need an inflatable float that can help you carry your full-sized cooler from the pontoon boat into the water itself, Solstice Cooler Raft is what you need. Its central recession can accommodate coolers with capacities of up to 72 quarts and keep them afloat. Four cup holders can store your drinks while you are having a gala time. Two tether connectors are provided on the raft to tie it to the boat and keep it steady. There are four handles installed to make carrying it easier. It is made from heavy duty vinyl and can help you keep enough chilled drinks at hand for a large party for the whole day without having to make a single trip onto your pontoon boat.
15. Wow Sports Cooler Float Fridge
The WOW Float Fridge is a cooler that can store a decent amount of drinks without the need of a separate hard cooler. Its rectangular cooling space can easily store 30 cans while the thick sidewalls and a padded bottom with double layers ensure that the contents stay cool throughout the day. A zipper is provided to access the contents while there are four cup holders to keep drinks in between swigs. To prevent the cooler from taking off into the wind, a grommet is provided to secure it to your pontoon boat. The Float Fridge is easy to transport thanks to tote handles while speed valve ensures minimal time for its inflation and deflation. This cooler is a great buy for all pontoon boat owners as it has ample space and keeps content cool.
16. Tube Pro River Cooler Carrier
Tube Pro manufactures the River Cooler Carrier inflatable cooler float that can be used to keep your hard cooler by your side while in the water. This accessory can accommodate a 50-quart cooler allowing you to have your beverages and refreshments within reach. Four drink holders are included to place your drinks when you are having fun. Its superior 12-gauge PVC vinyl make it robust and durable and an extra-large valve makes inflation and deflation process shorter. It features a Quick-Clasp to prevent it from floating away with water current by connecting it to boat or other types of floats. The Tube Pro River Cooler Carrier enables you to get involved in the party without worrying about food or drinks.
17. Intex Mega Chill Floating Cooler
Mega Chill is another floating cooler from manufacturer Intex that is great for people going for a dip in the lake. It is round in shape unlike the rectangular Mega Chill 2 and has a built-in cooler to hold beverages and ice. In addition, there are five cup holders integrated to place your drinks along with two trays to hold other items such as packets of snacks, sunglasses or sunscreens. Handles are provided for moving it around along with connectors to keep it secured to boat or attach it to other items in Intex River Run series. With a deflated diameter of just 35”, the Mega Chill can be easily stored on the pontoon boat when not in use.
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