Best Uses: Fishing, lakes, ponds, calm river
Brand: Bucks Bags
- Length 9’
- Width 4.5’
- Weight approx. 60 lbs.
- Load Capacity 375 lbs.
Accessories Included: Powder coated steel frame, anchor system, motor mount, battery well, stripping apron, 7’ oars, oar locks, seat, adjustable footrests
Boat Material: Pontoons are made from 18oz. PVC coated polyester with an internal vinyl bladder, powder coated steel frame
Pros: Well made, easy to transport and set up, decent storage space, nice anchor system, good valves, convenient accessories, 2 year warranty, nice 7’ oars
Cons: Some people have suggested upgrading the seat to one with more cushioning and the footrests may take a bit of work to get in place
More Detailed Info
Bucks Bags is known to make good quality inflatable pontoon boats that basically offer the majority of the basic accessories for a good price.
They are also known to be slightly lighter than many other pontoon boats of comparable size.
Basically the Bucks Bags High Adventure pontoon boat has everything you need for a nice day out on the water.
It gets great reviews and although there have been a few issues brought up by some customers, overall you get a lot for your money.
The pontoons are a nice 9’ length and very durable. You do not have to worry about hitting docks or debris, they will hold up nicely.
The 7’ oars are convenient for easy rowing and the fact that you can attach a trolling motor if needed is great for reaching remote fishing spots.
This boat is easy to transport anywhere you want to go and ideal for fishing in lakes, ponds or slow moving rivers.
This pontoon boat has all the basic stuff you will need.
The powder coated steel frame at the rear is strong and sturdy. The anchor system is a great feature; just not that you will need to purchase the anchor and line separately.
There are several storage pockets and most people who have used it have stated that they have found it has enough storage for a fishing day trip.
There is a handy stripping apron and oar locks to keep your oars in place when you are not using them.
The seating area is roomy and the footrests are adjustable to suit your needs. The seat has good back support but some people have commented that they have invested in a seat with more cushioning for longer trips.
Quality of Construction
Bucks Bags has been manufacturing fishing boats for well over 30 years. Their boats are known to last and are made tough.
The High Adventure pontoon boat is a middle of the road model meaning that it offers all of the necessities and is well made but still comes at a fairly low price.
The rotary-welded pontoons are designed to be able to withstand a fair amount of abuse and the steel frame is corrosion-resistant.
For a higher price you will definitely get some upgraded features but the point is that this boat would work for most people. It holds up well, is convenient to use and basically loaded for fishing.
Setup and Portability
At almost 60 lbs. this pontoon boat is lighter than some other comparable boats on the market, which makes it a little easier to transport to and from the water.
Setting it up the first time is going to probably take you half an hour but you’ll get quicker as you get familiar with the process.
This pontoon boat deflates and packs into a fairly small package and could easily be kept on a larger boat, transported in the trunk of your car or even taken in an RV. It is very convenient and compact.
Overall I like the High Adventurer a lot. The quality is good, the features are decent and you can have confidence that this boat will last long time.
It’s ideal for solo fishing outings and if you wanted to down the road, you can always upgrade some of the features or add to them.
It’s a great boat and easy to see why it has earned so many good reviews.
Where To Buy
Note that the dimension given on Amazon.com is wrong. Amazon states that this boat is only 96” long (8 feet). In fact this pontoon boat is 9’ long.