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Pool Boats - Ride On Toys For Water Fun

Updated on August 30, 2017

Swimming Pool Boats Make Ideal Summer Toys For Outdoor Fun

Summers can get awfully hot sometimes, and nothing is as refreshing as cooling off in the pool. And pool toys as well as pool boats can be a big part of helping you cool off and have fun at the same time.

So if you're looking for summer toys for outdoor fun, you'll find that pool boats are the perfect way to make summer lots of fun for kids and adults alike. But what kinds of boats should you be looking for?

There are lots of options... You can look for ones that are big enough to hold you and propel you across the pool - or a lake. Or you can opt for remote control boats. Finally, you can get floating devices that will hold either you - or your tray of refreshments.

Below, I've assembled the best selling remote control pool boats, bumper boats for swimming pools, small motorized pool boats, plus inflatable boats for pools.

These fun swimming pool toys will provide you and your friends and family with many hours of fun in the sun! The top selling pool boats of 2013 are on sale below! I hope you can find one you like!

These toys also make great birthday gifts or even Father's Day presents, or "just because" gifts for you and the kids all summer long!

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One Of The Most Popular And Highest Rated Pool Boats Available

Okay, so this one isn't exactly motorized, but it comes with oars, so the kids can propel it themselves. And it's by far the highest rated of the bunch, so it's worth considering. Plus you might be able to attach the motor you'll find below...

Intex Explorer 200, 2-Person Inflatable Boat Set with French Oars and Mini Air Pump
Intex Explorer 200, 2-Person Inflatable Boat Set with French Oars and Mini Air Pump

A cool. sturdy boat for the kids to navigate the pool - or even a small lake...


Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter Review - A Very Cool Motorized Pool Boat

This cool sea scooter is different. You don't sit inside it, but use it to propel yourself through the pool. It's much like a regular scooter in that regard. You basically attach a motor to yourself - or rather, hang on to a motor - and zoom through the pool or a lake.

Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter Pool or Lake, New Go Pro Mount
Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter Pool or Lake, New Go Pro Mount

This pool boat is not only fun to use in a pool or lake, but it's also extremely cute. It's sure to get lots of attention.

And the reviewers (the majority that was happy with the purchase) pointed out how much their kids loved it and how much fun they had. Check out the Image of the kid riding it below. He's having a seriously good time!

And the scooter itself is small and lightweight enough so it can be easily carried by one person (just 12 pounds). These days, kids wear backpacks that are heavier than that. It can move at a speed of up to 2 miles/hour and is said to be safe for kids of age 8 and up.


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Motorized Pool Boats (Mostly) And Ride-On Toys

Here are several cool options for having fun in the pool. There's the See Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter, which can speed you through the pool effortlessly. Or you can get an underwater motor that will turn your non-motorized boats into motorized ones. And there's more for endless hours of summer fun.

Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter Pool or Lake, New Go Pro Mount
Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter Pool or Lake, New Go Pro Mount

This popular sea scooter lets your kids propel themselves through the pool (or lake). Floats and is designed for safety. It's even light enough to carry.


Boy Enjoying His Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter

Boy Enjoying His Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter
Boy Enjoying His Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter
Playmobil Underwater Motor
Playmobil Underwater Motor

This is just an underwater motor - and it can turn quite a few of your non-motorized boats into motorized ones, especially those that used to come with motors that are no longer being made or that came originally without the motor. According to a reviewer, it also works for vintage G.I. Joe sea sleds...

turtle ride on toy
turtle ride on toy

What Is Your Favorite Type Of Pool Boat

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Swimline Speedboat Inflatable Kids Float, Red
Swimline Speedboat Inflatable Kids Float, Red

Comfortable and stylish boat will provide hours of fun in the pool. Be sure to slather your little captain with sun screen!


Ride On The Sea Turtle...

ride on sea turtle
ride on sea turtle

Here's a super cool inflatable toy: a ride-on sea turtle!

Ride On The Sea Turtle!

Laser Shark Wet Ski Squirter Ride-On Toy

Here's another cool toy for your pool... In bright yellow and black, it stands out and promises lots of fun. Just make sure your kid can swim or is wearing a life jacket.

Laser Shark Wet Ski Squirter Pool Float Toy
Laser Shark Wet Ski Squirter Pool Float Toy

Here's another fun option for your kids. Just make sure they have some balancing skills... and know how to swim, unless the pool is very shallow.


Games To Play In Your Pool Boats

You may not think of card games to be the right kinds of games to play while lounging on your inflatable pool boats and ride-on toys. But wouldn't it be fun? Check out these...

Inflatable Boats For Pools - Including ones that will hold your refreshments :)

It's such fun to float on water - and here are some toys that will help you do it effortlessly. And the coolest thing is that there's even something that will hold your salad bar - or your other refreshments... All you have to do is reach over and help yourself.

Poolmaster 87308 Pirate Boat
Poolmaster 87308 Pirate Boat

Cool pirate boat. Needs oars to be fully functional, and while it has the holes for the oars, the oars must be purchased separately.


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Remote Control Boats For Pools Video Reviews

Smasher Destroyer 31" RC HT-2879 War Ship
Smasher Destroyer 31" RC HT-2879 War Ship

Remote controlled warship - with great reviews. It may be a bit big for some of the smaller pools, and more suitable for small ponds and lakes.

GGI 1 Pack Inflatable Buffet and Salad Bar - Portable Blow Up Food and Beverage Cooler and Server with Drain Plug
GGI 1 Pack Inflatable Buffet and Salad Bar - Portable Blow Up Food and Beverage Cooler and Server with Drain Plug

This item falls into the "accessories" category. It holds an entire salad bar, or whatever else you might want to serve up. Desserts anyone?

Inflatable Pirate Ship Cooler (holds apprx 72 12-Oz cans) Party Accessory  (1 count) (1/Pkg)
Inflatable Pirate Ship Cooler (holds apprx 72 12-Oz cans) Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)

Nice companion product for the floating salad bar - this pirate ship cooler holds your other refreshments :)

Kid Galaxy Morphibians Shark
Kid Galaxy Morphibians Shark

Talk about multi-functional. This cool toy runs on sand, pavement, your living room carpet (if you allow it), and even on water. How cool is that! Lots of reviews, and 4 stars.


Remote Control Boats For Pools

Here's another type of toy you can enjoy in your pool - one that doesn't actually require you to get into the water yourself: remote controlled devices of all sorts. Have fun making them zoom around the pool, or even race them to see which one's the fastest. Just watch out for anyone swimming in there and keep your toys away from them. Always play safely!

Dunnrite Hydro-Net Remote Controlled Pool Skimmer
Dunnrite Hydro-Net Remote Controlled Pool Skimmer

Handy pool skimmer rids your pool of leaves, insects, and other debris. You're kids will love running it for you.


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Which Pool Boat Do You Like Best?

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    • WebMarketingPro profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @TanoCalvenoa: Cool! Thanks for sharing. Glad you liked it.

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      4 years ago

      I think we ought to make use of our pool during cooler months with remote-control boats. What a great idea.

    • WebMarketingPro profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @favored: So true! That's one of the joys of Squidoo - I get to find out about a lot of fun stuff I'd miss otherwise ;-)

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      5 years ago

      @darkflowers: Thanks for the congrats and for visiting and liking my lens.

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      5 years ago

      @Northerntrials: That sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this.

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      5 years ago

      I drove through Penticton B.C. yesterday and they have a canal that runs next to the road. In the summer it is usually choc full of people floating around on all sorts of devices from single person pool boats to large floating party boats. It is quite a sight.

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      Anja Toetenel 

      5 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      That looks like a lot of water fun adult might also like ;-) Great Lens and congrats on the tiers 2, wishing you all the best!

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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

      What things you miss when you don't have kids. These look like so much fun, especially the sea scooter.

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      5 years ago

      Fun in the sun just gets better with the right toys, the sea scooter would be my favorite because you can be in the water using it, rather than sitting on top. That underwater motor looks like it may be fun to get some of the toys you already have in motion. :)

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      5 years ago

      All have their pros and cons. Great Lens!

    • Dabdab profile image


      5 years ago

      These things are great - they really do keep the kids entertained for hours

    • piedromolinero profile image


      6 years ago

      They are fun. We don't like the pool that much, but we always take an inflatable boat with us to the beach.

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      orange3 lm 

      6 years ago

      These all look fun :)

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      6 years ago

      These would sure provide kids with hours of fun.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! When I think of all the Pool Boats we have gone through over the last 30 years and when I see these new ones, I sure know they have come a long way.

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, I've never seen these. Look like super fun.


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