The 20 most Instagrammable pool floats of 2017

Summer isn't complete if you don't float.

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Weird, funny, and ridiculous pool floats have been blowing up the summer scene for the past few years. And if you want to make a splash at your next beachside, poolside, or lakeside gathering, bring along one of the most popular pool floats of 2017.

“Go big or go home” is the perfect pool float mantra, and there are a ton of extra large inflatables that will liven up your pool or lakeside adventures this summer. Plus, if you love the idea of floating but would prefer to stay on the dry side, these big pool floats are the right size to keep you on, but not in, the water.

If you prefer a more modest (and manageable) float, there are plenty of smaller floats on this list so you can lounge on the water without feeling like you're show-floating.

1. Personal pool yacht: $128 from FUNBOY

Yacht Pool Float
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All aboard the S.S. FloatBoat.

This 9-foot ride is perfect for one or two passengers, and it features two cup holders and a reinforced cooler to stash your drinks in the bow.


2. Giant rainbow unicorn: $38 on Amazon

Unicorn Pool Float
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All your floating fantasies will come true on this unicorn.

Revel in your Lisa Frank fantasies on this fantasy pool float that's big enough for two (or extra roomy for one). If you want something a bit smaller, this tube-style unicorn float is a best seller, and it's only $21.99 on Amazon.


3. Big red balloon animal: $26.99 at Target

Ballon Animal Pool Float
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None of the other floats are quite this meta.

Unless you have a fear of clowns or balloon animals (in which case, why are you even looking at pool floats?!), this red dog is the perfect way to add some laughs to your summer.


4. Patriotic bald eagle: $39.95 on Amazon

American Eagle Pool Float
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Show the world how much you love your country.

Nothing is more American than floating the summer away, so double down on your patriotism with this USA AF bald eagle float.


5. Pegasus: $39.99 on Amazon

Pegasus Pool Float
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Close your eyes and pretend floating is flying.

Best your unicorn-riding friends with this golden-winged stallion that is big enough to really stretch your wings or invite a friend to float into the sunset with you.


6. Mermaid tail: $19.99 on Amazon

Mermaid Tail Pool Float
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Almost as awesome as actually being a mermaid.

Who can pass up a chance to feel like one of the most elegant mystical sea creatures around? A mermaid tail pool float is the easiest way to look and feel magical.


7. Perky peacock: $44.99 on Amazon

Peacock Pool Float
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This peacock is definitely nicer than the ones running around at zoos.

Summer is not the time to be subtle. Show everyone how magnificent you are as you float in style atop this elegant bird.


8. Sweet seahorse: $99 from FUNBOY

Seahorse Pool Float
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The perfect chance to horse around.

This graceful sea creature adds a touch of whimsical elegance to your summer fun. The long body makes it perfect for lounging and working on your tan.


9. Inflat-a-Bull: $110+ on Amazon

Inflat-a-Bull Pool Float
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How long will you last on the Inflat-a-Bull?

This beast of a pool float is one of the most ridiculous and glorious things we've ever seen. It's getting hard to find, but there are a few third-party Amazon sellers offering Prime 2-day shipping for just over $100.


10. Golden swan: $99 from FUNBOY

Golden Swan Pool Float
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This swan must've hatched from a golden egg.

You might not have a goose to lay golden eggs and fund your summer, but lying on this golden swan can make you feel just as rich.


11. Hawaiian shirt: $28.99 on Amazon

Hawaiian Shirt Pool Float
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Tacky to wear but perfect for floating.

If you didn't get to go on the tropical vacation of your dreams this year, maybe floating on this giant Hawaiian shirt will make up for it.


12. Bling ring: $19.99 at Target

Bling Ring Pool Float
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Say 'I do' to floating this summer.

Your significant other will have to take the hint when they see you floating on this gem of a pool float.


13. Giant pretzel: $10.54 on Amazon

Pretzel Pool Float
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The only pretzel that doesn't get soggy in water.

This pool float is perfect if you're a little salty about summer. And it's got room for three!


14. Pineapple dream: $27.99 on Amazon

Pineapple Pool Float
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The perfect place to sip a tropical drink.

Make sure to have a blender ready after spending the day on this charming pineapple pool float. You're going to want a piña colada or three.


15. Non-prickly cactus: $34.99 on Amazon

Cactus Pool Float
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This is one cactus that thrives in water.

Floating on this desert dream will guarantee a succulent summer. At nearly 6 feet long, it's a perfect fit for anyone to lounge on the water.


16. Fresh watermelon: $24.97 on Amazon

Watermelon Pool Float
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Get it? Water-melon?!

Nothing tastes better than a juicy piece of watermelon on a hot summer day, and floating on watermelon while eating watermelon? Hard to argue against such a fresh idea.


17. Pizza by the slice: $27.99 on Amazon

Pizza Pool Float
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Floating is easy as pie.

You might want to find seven friends who love pizza as much as you do for the most epic float of summer with a whole pizza. And each slice has its own drink holder too.


18. Ice cream sandwich: $19.99 on Amazon

Ice Cream Pool Float
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This ice cream float is zero calories.

No need to go running after the ice cream truck when you're already floating on the coolest dessert float in the pool. It's a funky twist on a classic design. Subtle but sweet.


19. Sunnyside up eggs: $29.95 on Amazon

Eggs Pool Float
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Use extra sunscreen before you go sunny-side up.

If you're a breakfast lover, you'll flip over this egg float. And if you want a matching breakfast set, check out the bacon float ($29.95 on Amazon).


20. Kissable lips: $89 from FUNBOY

Lips Pool Float
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Pucker up and float.

If you're hoping for a summer romance, entice your love interests by lounging on these plump lips. They come in flirty pink or sultry red to help you send the right message.

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