A large floating island is something that the whole family (or a group of friends) can enjoy. If you own, or have access to a pool or lake, this item adds to the fun you have in the water. People can enjoy drinks, sun themselves, take turns jumping off, or just enjoy the day in one of these floating fortresses.
Some even include speakers so that you can add music to the party. Most floating islands have a four to eight person capacity. Water safety should always be practiced when using one of these floating devices and the weather should be watched when you are out on a large body of water for your safety.
Best Massive Floating Island
With an inflated size of 153 inches by 108 inches, the Beltway: 6-Person Floating Island “CoolerZ Tropical Breeze” floating island has many features that keep the fun going all day for up to six people. It has a removable sun shade, and extra wide pillow-y back rests. six built in drink holders are a great convenience and the included cooler bag keeps food and drinks cool for hours.
This item does not come with a pump for inflating, you can purchase one separately. A mesh bottom helps keep users cool. There is no anchor included with this unit, so you need to be aware of free floating.
Users have enjoyed this item on a lake. They made sure to tie it to the pier so that they would not float out too far. These people put two more persons than recommended and a dog on the floating island and had the fun. Another Beltway customer purchased this item and used it at a music festival to float at a reservoir.
They said that they were the envy of everyone there. They caution that the shade acts like a sail and will carry you whichever way the wind is blowing. Another customer cautions that you should have and carry life jackets if you are going to use this floating island.
Fun 6-Person Inflatable Floating Island
Fully inflated size on the Sun Pleasure: 6-Person Inflatable Floating Island “Tropical Tahiti” is 155 inches by 129 inches by 30 inches. It has a built in wading pool. Includes the following built in features: a “boarding platform,” six cup holders, and two coolers. Back rests are comfortable for hanging out a long time on the floating island.
Material is said to be sturdy enough for a dog to enjoy the item too. Sun Pleasure includes a bag and an anchor with this item, but not a pump.
A happy customer recommends using several friends to haul the item out to the water once it is inflated. This user also recommends that you not forget the life jackets, especially if you float it out into the middle of a lake.
They and their friends took paddles along and were able to figure out how to move the island around in the lake. They have had no air pressure problems, it deflates quickly, and they are still using it without problem one year after purchase. Other users floated down a river in this, using it as a deluxe raft. They had fun and found all the storage useful.
Mega Inflatable Lake Island Float with Speakers
A well known name in water sports fun, Sea-Doo presents this 8-Person Inflatable “Mega Island” Lake Float that has a built in four speaker music system. To enjoy music on the water, all you have to do is plug in your mp3 system with the included cord and store the electronics in a waterproof storage console system.
A sun deck, detachable boarding platform, three sturdy anchor attachment points, and four boarding handles are built in to this lake float of fun. With normal care, this item should last years as it is constructed from heavy duty PVC material. six built in drink holders and two coolers add to the enjoyment of this large water toy.
Users enjoyed the on board sound system but mention that you may need to use a Bluetooth feature if your phone does not fit in the waterproof container. Anchoring this giant lake float is the best way to use it according to one customer.
It is heavy when pulled out of the water and deflated, so a group effort makes set up and “tear down” easier. The speakers take batteries, and use them up quickly, so one user recommends keeping them on hand.
Lots of fun can be had with a floating island at the lake, on a river, or even in a large pool. Water safety should be kept in mind and practiced by taking along life vests and anchors. Paddles may even be a good idea if you need to move quickly and get the float off the water.
It is important to find out if you need to purchase additional items (such as an electric pump or anchors) when you are considering buying a floating island.