Do you love the sight of the sky at night, the stars twinkling in the blackness? Do you find it easiest to fall asleep to the outdoor sounds of crickets and critters and maybe even to the movement of a body of water?

If you answered yes to both those questions, then you might be interested in pontoon boat camping (either on it, or next to it). My family and I will often head off with our pontoon boat camping enclosure (I recommend which one further down) or will often just pitch a tent on a quiet beach.

In this guide I am going to explain what pontoon boat camping package we use, including the enclosure and cover, accessories, tents, and then a guide on how to do it and what to expect. I want you to enjoy your camping experience as much as possible, learning from the mistakes we’ve made!

First of all, let me show you what enclosure and cover we use, as this will be the most important aspect for the whole trip.

Our pontoon boat camper enclosure

We didn’t spend huge amounts on our pontoon boat camping enclosure, and in truth, you don’t really need to if you’re like us. We tend to camp perhaps 2 or 3 times a year from our pontoon boat, and often like to pitch up a beach instead – but you can do the two things in tandem.