Even if you’re not the one entertaining this summer, chances are you’ll be invited to a few backyard barbecues and pool parties. Since no pool party is complete without a fun float, we’ve selected some of our favorites. Another bonus: They make a great gift to bring to your host!
You can find flamingo-shaped pool floats in a variety of sizes but we love how large this one is. Coming in at 86 inches, it’s large enough to lounge on without your body ever touching the water. The size isn’t the only thing that makes this float appealing, it’s made with high-quality vinyl, so you can trust that intense summer sun won’t break it down so easily.
Downtown Orlando’s, Lake Eola, is famous for swan boat rentals, a popular activity locals love. Now you can relax in the comforts of your backyard on your own personal giant swan without the effort of paddling. The enormous float is 8 feet long and easily carries 2 adults. We bet you’re going to have to battle some friends to get your turn on this one.
Sea turtle nesting season in Florida kicks off in May, so what could be more fitting for poolside fun than this adorable sea turtle raft? The raft measures 75″ X 67″, so it’s perfect for children and adults alike. Its wide base promises extra stability, just imagine how much fun you could have with this floating along the calm waters of Gulf coast beaches.
Now you can experience the Everglades even if you’re afraid of gators, sort of. Big Al’ measures at 11 feet in length making it ideal for multiple friends to go for a spin around the pool. Made from premium raft-grade vinyl, this durable float can handle any summertime party animal.
Several species of sharks are known for lurking around Florida beaches but rest assured this great white will feel right at home in your pool. The ride-on float has two handles for tight gripping when the waters get rough.
Manatees migrate to Florida’s natural springs during the winter months but you can enjoy this guy all summer long. Don’t let his childlike smile fool you, kids love this ride-on float but grown ups do too. The quality is great and it’s pretty darn big, measuring at 72 x 38 x 20 inches.