Thursday, September 27, 2018

Reserve Your Watercraft for Fall Harbor Hop 2018!

It's that time of year again for another fall harbor hop at the Lake of the Ozarks! There is still time but you will want to make sure to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks Boat rental soon! Saturday, October 13th, 2018 will be the 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop. This is an event you won't want to miss!


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BomBay Boat Rental Company has three convenient locations to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks and it just so happens that three of those locations are checkpoints for the Harbor Hop which makes it that much easier! The Boat House at Village Marina, Camden on the Lake, and Dog Days Bar & Grill (they have two locations).

How It Works 

Participating in the Harbor Hop is easy, and you barely even have to know how to play poker to participate! All you need to participate in this lake-wide event is have a boat, a list of the checkpoints, and ready to have a fun day on the water!

 To obtain a hand, start at any of the checkpoints and pay an optional $20 to sign up. Any player can play as many hands as they would like. Stop at 6 more checkpoints, picking up another card for your poker hand at each one. Turn in your hand where you draw your seventh card. If you aren't particularly happy with the hand that you have been dealt, you will have the opportunity to buy an eighth card for $5 to increase your winning chance. Each checkpoint has its own opening time, but all cards must be turned in by 7 pm to qualify.

Checkpoints 

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Cabana Jones Lakeside Bar - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Westport Yacht Club @ Mermaid Cove - 5 MM Gravois - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gas Hole at Beauty View Resort - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Millstone Marina - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marine - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Popeyez Restaurant & Bar - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

*** Locations are subject to change.***


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Prizes 

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7% each
5th - 10th Place: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
(all ties will share the allocated percentage for the placing)

The Bonus
In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven (7) cards within one of the four sections listed below.



What are you waiting for, mark your calendars for this FUN event this fall! Be sure to give the best boat rental company a call to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks jet ski rental or boat rental. This is a popular event and rentals will book fast! From everyone at BomBay Boat Rental, we hope you have a fun and safe fall Harbor Hop!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!


Friday, September 21, 2018

3 Reasons to Rent a Jet Ski from BomBay Boat Rental Company!

If you haven't got the chance to rent a jet ski at the Lake of the Ozarks you have got to make it a priority! There is still plenty of warm weather left this year and NOW is the perfect time to get out on a jet ski, especially if you have never had the chance to. During the fall at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are far fewer boats out on the water and there is a good chance you will have a portion to the lake all to yourself which makes riding a jet ski even more fun! Not familiar with jet skis? Here are three reasons you will LOVE riding one of our jet skis!


1. They are easy to get out on the Lake.

Our jet skis are lightweight, and the compact design makes it easy to get them into the water and get you on your way. Another great bonus is the fact that they are extremely fuel efficient. That means lots of cruising around the Lake for less money spent on gas.

2. They are easy to ride.

Even for a beginner, jet skis are fairly easy to operate. The Sea-Doo GTI 130's exceptional power-to-weight ratio makes it a more nimble, playful, and effortless ride, every time. Perfect for the entire family. It's light, colorful, and it's the most fun personal watercraft on the Lake! We know that as soon you take a ride on our personal watercraft you will want to get out on the water again and again!


3. They are FUN!!!

You'll find this out very soon after you begin riding, but before you do, we can assure you that you will have the time of your life. They are fast and put you a little bit closer to the water than you are on a boat. You can get into smaller areas, letting you explore more. It's extra fun to rent a few with friends and race to all of the cool spots that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. After you jump a couple of wakes from some of the bigger boats out there, your adventurous spirit will be hooked.



What are you waiting for? There is still plenty of time to get out on the water and have some FUN! The weather is still warm but cooler temperatures on their way! Riding a jet ski is so much fun and BomBay Boat Rental Company makes it easy to get out on the water. We have three convenient locations to rent a PWC at the Lake of the Ozarks and we deliver too!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

It's a Beautiful Time of Year to Go Boating!

Fall weather is almost here and it's a gorgeous time of year to go boating at the Lake of the Ozarks! The scenery is spectacular, the lake is quiet, and BomBay Boat Rental Company offers some of the best boat rental rates at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you have never experienced the Lake of the Ozarks in the fall, you have got to rent a boat from the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks and experience the lake in a whole new light. Continue reading to find out some of the best reasons to go boating this fall!


Scenic Beauty

The Lake of the Ozarks is surrounded by natural beauty. Throughout the fall you will be able to watch the leaves change color and appreciate the sights and smells of the season. It's a lot easier to travel longer distances when the water is calm, so you can spend the entire day exploring the area and enjoying the scenery.

Calmer Lake

The lake sees a lot less traffic this time of year due to so many people being busy with school activities. This means a much calmer ride on the water and you've got lots of room to enjoy the lake. There will even be days when you are the only boater in sight and it seems like you are on your own private lake. If you happen to enjoy fishing, the calm water is much more inviting to the fish and you should have luck with them biting.


Enjoy Resturants and Attractions with Fewer Crowds! 

Most of the lakeside attractions, bars, & restaurants are still open seven days a week, so you'll have lots of great spots to make pit stops around the lake. There are some great boating events coming up over the next couple of months too. Two specific events to look forward to include:


Fall is a great time of year to get out on the water because you will still have a lot of warm weather and fewer boats and crowds. There is still a lot to do on the water and renting a watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to access events, restaurants, and more! The gorgeous scenery alone is a reason enough to want to get out on the water! Give BomBay Boat Rental Co.a call at 573-365-1800 to make your reservation, or visit us online to make a reservation request through our website. An amazing time on the water is waiting for you!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Renting Vs. Boat Ownership

For anyone that loves to get out on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks, the question of whether you should own or rent a boat at the Lake Ozarks has probably come up. Some say there is no better joy than owning a boat but at Bombay Boat Rental Company we like to say there is no better joy than taking a boat out on the water without all hassle that comes along with owning a boat. Unless you are willing to fork over a lot of time, money, and effort renting a boat is typically the best option. If owning your own boat has your been your bucket list for years, before you write the check, be sure to ask yourself these questions.


How often will you use the boat?

One big regret of boat owners is the fact that they don't get a chance to get out on the water enough. If you know for a fact that you will be boating every single week, then this may not be a worry for you. On the other hand, if you only have a few days here and there that you can find the time to enjoy a day on the lake, it will probably be a lot cheaper to rent a boat when you decide to go out.

Also, if you don't have a lake near your home and must travel to go boating, renting will allow you to boat wherever you go without having to bring the watercraft along with you.

Bombay Boat Rental Company have amazing membership opportunities that will keep you out on the lake all season long. There are weekday plans, 7-day plans, and family or shared memberships. You can join strictly for waverunner rentals, or get a boat rental membership and have access to every type of boat we rent plus our jet ski rentals. Payments are only made during the 6 months that the season includes.

Which kind should you buy?

Different kinds of boats are good for various types of usage and passengers. Buying means you have to pick out one. Renting means that you can use a different boat every time that you go out, depending on what you have in mind for that trip. BomBay Boat Rental Co. offers ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis and you have the choice to take a different watercraft everytime you rent with us.


How much are you willing to spend?

As with any large purchase, if you have been considering buying a boat, you have probably figured out exactly how much you can afford to spend on it. The problem is that most people only think about the purchase price. Boats aren't just a monthly payment. They cost a lot of money every time that you take them out. Here are a few of the expenses you are in store for beyond the asking price.
  • Title, registration, & insurance: These are already taken care of when you rent a boat. 
  • Maintenance: A lot can go wrong with a boat when it is out on the water, and fixing it usually doesn't come cheap. BomBay Boat Rental Co. offers the newest and best-maintained fleet on the water. You will always get a dependable boat rental from us, and if something does go wrong, we'll take care of it. 
  • Storage: If you don't have a place at your home that you can keep your boat, you will need to rent a dock slip rented to keep it in. Don't forget about storage in the off-season too. It will need to be winterized and pulled out of the water in the winter. Renting a boat means that you simply drop it off when you are done and we'll take care of the storage details. BomBay Boat Rental Company Boat Membership 

If owning a boat has been a dream of yours for years and years and you have plenty of time and money to invest in one, then go for it! But if you would rather sit back and enjoy a carefree day of boating on the water and let the experts worry about the high cost of ownership and maintenance costs, then our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals are the best option. We offer a wide range of watercraft rentals and we look forward to helping you have a great boating experience at the Lake of the Ozarks, hassle free!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Firework Displays and Boating Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Labor Day Weekend is here and its time to get out and enjoy the last days of summer! If you are going to be at the Lake of the Ozarks for Labor Day Weekend, you have got to get out on the water and enjoy some time in the sun! If you don't own a boat, no problem! Bombay Boat Rental Company has plenty of great boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks to get you out on the water! Since it's a holiday weekend, there will be several firework displays in the around to enjoy. There is almost nothing more beautiful than watching fireworks from the water and the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has the official list of where the fireworks will be!


Bear Bottom Resort Labor Day Fireworks
Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 9:45 pm
Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

Inn at Grand Glaize Labor Day Fireworks
Date: Sunday, September 2
Time: 9:00 pm
5142 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach
Enjoy swimming, a drink and fireworks at our lakeside pool or on the balcony overlooking the water. View by land at the Inn at Grand Glaize or by water at the 1 Mile Marker of the Glaize Arm.
Call for details: 573-348-4731



Tan-Tar-A Resort Labor Day Weekend
Date: Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2
Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
See website for a full schedule of family fun activities happening all weekend long.
Fireworks at dusk Sunday, September 2. Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only.
View fireworks by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

The Lodge of Four Seasons Family Labor Day Festival
Date: Sunday, September 2
Time: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
See website for full schedule of family fun activities.
View fireworks by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-8795

It's not too late to book your watercraft rental at the Lake of the Ozarks for Labor Day Weekend! There are lots of opportunities to have fun everywhere that you go, but the most fun that you can have is to get out on the water. BomBay Boat Rentals has 3 locations for you to rent ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis from. If you meet our distance guidelines, we even deliver! Have fun this weekend, and above all, play carefully and stay safe.

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

It's no secret that BomBay Boat Rental Company is not the only boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are considering renting a watercraft, you may be wondering what the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is. Well, we may be a little biased but we believe wholeheartedly that BomBay Boat Rental is the best place to rent a watercraft. Of course, we won't just leave you with that, learn why you should rent your next boat at the Lake of the Ozarks with BomBay Boat Rental.



BomBay Boat Rental Company is a first class, customer service oriented rental company brought to you by Village Marina & Yacht Club. We live by our motto, “BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE”!

We are committed to providing you, the customer with the best rental fleet on the water. When you rent from us you will find a very clean and well-maintained vessel with all the amenities to assure that you and your family have a wonderful day on the water!

Our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to welcome you and to give you all the options you desire to meet all of your boating needs. We have pricing discounts for seniors and our military. We offer volume discounts and we even offer memberships for our more frequent boaters!


Better Product

We offer the Cobalt 220 as our ski boat. Mention the word “athletic” and the 220 steps up to the plate. Big fun – the extended running surface hull design provides explosive hole-shots, easy and extended zooming, the tight, high-speed turns skiers and boarders want – while affording you some remarkable efficiencies in fuel management.

Our Tritoon is the Sylvan Mirage. The Mirage 8524 Cruise LZ pontoon boat offers serious relaxation and comfort. With four-sided wrap around seating, a spacious deck area and plenty of space for play or entertaining, the Mirage 8524 Cruise LZ will let you stretch out and relax while slicing through the water with the great ride you expect from a Sylvan Tritoon.

And we have the SeaDoo GTI SE as our waverunner. Its many standard features make this watercraft the most popular for families looking for a fun day on the water. Enjoy the comfort and ease of a Touring Seat and Reboarding Step, and the confidence that comes with our Intelligent Brake and Reverse, Wide Angle Mirrors, and Learning Key.

Better Prices

BomBay Boat Rental Company has a competitive pricing structure. We have many options to meet everyone’s needs. We offer hourly rates, 24-hour rates, multi-day rates, and weekly rates. Along with this, we have senior discounts, military discounts, and preferred customer discounts.

BomBay Boat Rentals also offers boat and wave runner memberships for our more frequent boating customers. With a membership, you gain unlimited access to all of our boats and waverunners. Memberships are offered on a 6-month plan so you will not be paying anything during the winter months.

Better People

BomBay Boat Rentals is committed to great customer service and hiring, training, rewarding, and retaining the right people. Year after year we want you to return and see the same people employed with us. We know and understand that we are only as good as the people we have working for us.

BomBay Boat Rental Company is committed to treating its employees with dignity and respect. The same way that we expect them to treat you. We will reward success and make every effort to make your boat renting experience unforgettable.



Summer is running out and if you haven't got the chance to spend some time out on the water, it's the perfect time to take a day and enjoy some time out on the water with family and friends. We offer a variety of rentals from ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis. We have boats capable of holding up to 15 passengers which is perfect for a family group. Visit our website for more information about our rentals or give us a call at 573-365-1800.

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Get the FAQ's about BomBay Boat Rental!

If you are on vacation here at the Lake of the Ozarks, spending some time out on the water should be a top priority! If you don't own a boat, no problem! Bombay Boat Rental Company has boat rentals available at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have the newest and best-maintained fleet on the water. From ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis, we have everything you need for a fun day out on the water. If you have never rented a boat before, you may have a few questions about how it works. Bombay Boat Rental has put together a list of a few frequently asked questions about our boat and wave runner rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much gas will we use?

There are too many variables to determine that for you.

Do we have to pay for fuel?

Yes, the boat is full of fuel when you pick it up, and you will be required to fill it up when you return.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat or waverunner?

You must be 18 years old +.

How old do you have to be to operate a boat or waverunner?

You must be 14 years old +.


Can we bring our dog?

Yes., dogs are allowed on our boats.

Do we provide a captain?

No, but we partner with a company that does. If you need a captain, let us know when you make your reservation and we will provide you with the information.

Do we deliver the boats?

Yes, for rentals 24 hours or longer and within a certain mile radius.

Is there a mile restriction on boats or waverunners when we rent?

No, we do not have a mile restriction.

Do you offer a military or senior citizen discount?

Yes, we offer both!

Can we have alcohol on the boat?

Yes, you can. Please drink responsibly.

Are there life jackets on the boats?

Yes, all boats are equipped with life jackets and flotation devices.

Can we pull a tube or skier behind the waverunners?

No. Tubes and skiers are not allowed to be pulled behind our waverunners.

Can we pull a tube or skier behind the boats?

Yes. You are welcome to pull tubes or skiers behind our boats.



Now that you know all the details about our boat rentals, what are you waiting for? Summer is zipping by and you won't want to miss the opportunity to have some fun on the water. We offer affordable boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks and we rotate our boats every year to ensure our fleet is in tip-top shape! Visit our website to view our available rentals. Fill out our rental request form and one of our friendly employees will contact you shortly. Or you can give us a call at 573-365-1800.

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!