Friday, April 21, 2017

3 Benefits of Renting a Boat

At BomBay Boat Rental Company, we know how much fun it is to get out on the Lake and enjoy the water, weather, and fun. If you don't have a boat, however, that can put a damper on your weekend enjoyment. We're here to save the day with the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you have doubts about the advantages of renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have three great reasons you should consider this as a practical option.

Better Product

At BomBay Boat Rental, we ALWAYS provide the newest and best-maintained fleet on the water. If you rent your watercraft, you don't have to use the "same old" boat out of the garage. From having the newest product to knowing that it will be ready to go and in perfect working order. Our boats are rotated out EVERY year, so you will always have a new, dependable rental boat when you arrive. PLUS, we deliver! No matter where you're staying at the Lake of the Ozarks, your boat will be ready for you in your slip without ever having to load it, haul it, or dropping it in the water.

Better Prices

At BomBay Boat Rental Co. we offer hourly rates, 24 hours rates, multi-day rates, and weekly rates. Not to mention, we also provide senior discounts, military discounts, and preferred customer discounts. The best news is that we offer boat and wave runner memberships. The advantage to a boat membership is that you get all of the advantages of a boat membership and only have to pay for the six months out of the year that you will actually use your watercraft. There are four plans available, the weekday plan, the seven-day plan, or family or shared plan.


Better People

Finally, the entire team at BomBay Boats is committed to a great customer service experience. We hire train, reward, and retain the RIGHT people so that when you come to get your watercraft rental at the Lake of the Ozarks or meet anyone who delivers your craft - you are greeted with exceptional service. We want you to choose BomBay Boat Rental Company year after year - and we'll work hard to earn your trust so that it is an easy choice for you. What could be better than having all of the advantages of having a boat without the hassle of owning one?

Repeat Fun with the Expense!

At BomBay Boat Rental, we know that getting out on the water is one of the highlights of your summer, but for individuals who just can't justify owning a boat, renting is the BEST way to enjoy it. Even for those of you who could own a boat, why not just let our team do all of the work involved with owning a boat. Visit our website to learn more about our boat rentals - and start making your summer plans!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Big Boating Weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you're starting to get cabin fever - it's time to make your summer plans! Here at Bombay Boat Rental Co. we know how to have a good time, and it most certainly always involves the Lake. This summer, there are going to be some fun boating weekends that you won't want to miss out on - but remember that the early bird gets the worm. You don't want to wait too long to reserve your rental boat at the Lake of the Ozarks or else they won't be available. Here are the BIG boating weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks that you won't want to miss!


20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop

When: May 6th, 2017

Kick off the 2017 boating season by participating in the 20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop. It's the Lake's LARGEST Poker Hop on the water! Over 40 of the lake's best waterfront restaurants and marinas will be set up as checkpoints for participants to draw a card and try to win the best and worst poker hands. Prizes will be awarded to winners and anyone can play.

Get more info at: www.FunLake.com/harborhop

Memorial Day Weekend

When: May 27th - 29th, 2017

This is the first major holiday of the summer where you can get your boat out and have a great weekend. Many of the lakefront restaurants at the Lake will be featuring bands and fireworks to celebrate. This event can't be missed, especially by boat! Visit our website to reserve your boat or jet ski at the Lake of the Ozarks before they are all rented out.

Lake Race 2017

When: June 1st - 4th, 2017

The Lake Race is a HIGHLY anticipated event at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are four days of fun with huge powerboat racing events at the Lake of the Ozarks. From the Osage Beach Festival of Speed, Lake Race Meet & Greet Street Party, the Lake Race 5K Run, and even a Poker Run! You'll definitely want to have a boat reserved for this weekend - and you'll want to get it from the best boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks!

10th Annual Support Our Troops Poker Run


When: June 22nd - 24th, 2017

If you're looking for a fun event that supports a great cause, you'll want to mark this date on your calendar. There is still more event information to be released, but all of the proceeds from the event go to benefit the H.E.R.O.E.S CARE.

Fourth of July Weekend

When: July 1st - 2nd, 2017

This is a great weekend to grab your friends and family, your swimsuit, and your boating license to enjoy a fun filled weekend on the Lake of the Ozarks. Of course, keep in mind that Fourth of July is on a Tuesday this year, so if you're planning on taking the whole week off for a vacation, you'll want to have your boat all week as well. At Bombay Boat Rental, we offer week long boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, so reserve your watercraft today!

AquaPalooza

When: July 15th, 2017, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Lake's largest boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks is going to be on July 15th,  and you won't want to miss it! The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites ALL BOATERS to join them for a great day on the water with live music and activities. The On the Water Part is at Dog Days Restaurant at the 19 MM just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

When: August 26th - 27th

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is held a Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33MM - 34.5MM. It's the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. If you don't have a boat, and want to be a spectator on the water - you'll want to reserve your boat TODAY!

Labor Day Weekend

When: September 2nd - 4th

While we don't want to think of the end of the summer before it has even begun - Labor Day weekend is the last big holiday of the season. Reserve your boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks and plan one last fun weekend at the Lake before school starts back up.

32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop

When: October 4th, 2017

Anyone can enter for a fun day on the Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to collect your poker hand. Some of the Harbor Hop locations open as early as 9:00 AM, but most open at 11:00 AM. Visit www.funlake.com/harborhop to get more information about this event, and visit www.BombayBoatRental.com to reserve your boat for the event!

Fun In The Sun!

It's going to be a fun boating season this year, and we are excited to help you get out on the water and enjoy it. The boating season is kicking off, and it's time to start making plans and reserving boats! At Bombay Boat Rental Company, we can help you get out on the water and have a great time. Of course, if you're planning on being out for more than just one weekend, you would benefit from learning about our Boat Club Memberships. They are 6-month memberships so you only pay for the months you'll be using a boat! Visit our website to learn more about Bombay Boat Rentals.

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Reasons to Rent a Ski Boat from BomBay!

Are you ready to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, that is upon us? Explore the beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks, how it should be - by water. While boating at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to spend time with friends and family, many hassles go hand-in-hand with boat ownership. Come out to BomBay Boat Rental Co. to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks and avoid the hassle. A ski boat is one of our more popular rental options and we've highlighted this vessel, in this week's blog!


Family Bonding


Spending time with your family out on the water is a great way to bond with one another. Our ski boat allows adequate room for your family to be comfortable for the entire day, out on the water. With snacks and coolers in tote, you will have plenty of room for all your goodies, for a perfect day with your family.

Tubing & Skiing


A ski boat is ideal for water activities, such as tubing, skiing, and wake boarding. For fun your entire family can enjoy, tubing and/or skiing are a great way to enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks. To have an active and fun day on the lake, rent a ski boat from BomBay Boat Rental Co.

Speed to your Destination


If you want to explore the lake, at a quick pace, a ski boat is the right vessel for you! Whether you want to dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants or explore the natural beauty, you can get to your destination in a hurry!

Easy Access


Don't worry about boarding the boat from the dock - our swim platform offers a stable and flat surface to get into the boat. For easy access into the boat, from the water, our boat ladders and swim platform make boarding the boat a breeze.

Plenty of Room


With adequate space for your entire group, our ski boat holds a dozen passengers, and their gear. From coolers to water floats, you can get comfortable in our ski boat rental. For a rental experience your entire group can enjoy, consider taking our ski boat for a cruise!

Now that you have read about the many reasons to rent a ski boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can feel confident in your boat rental choice. To schedule a rental today, contact BomBay Boat Rental Company! We look forward to helping you and your group enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks, from the water. To find a location nearest you, visit our website today!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fun Facts About Our BEAUTIFUL Lake

While the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be for family fun, there are a TON of interesting facts about our beautiful, man-made lake. We already know this is the best place to vacation in the Midwest, but these facts may convince you too! The best boat rental company in Lake Ozark, MO has dedicated this week's blog to some of the fun facts about the area. Whether you dreaming about your next vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks or riding over the waves on one of our wave runner rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, our latest blog can help pass the time, until you can get here!

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

1) Originally, Bagnell Dam was built to supply electricity to St. Louis.

2) About 3.5 million tourists visit the Lake annually.

3) When the Lake was created, the original town of Linn Creek was buried underneath the water.

4) Approximately 70,000 docks are found on the Lake.

5) The Lake of the Ozarks is about 92 miles long.

6) The Lake was the largest man-made lake in the world, when it was created.

7) "Magic Dragon" is the Lake's nickname due to it's unique winding shape.

8) 617 billion gallons make up the Lake of the Ozarks.

9) Bagnell Dam is 2,543 feet long.

10) 1,212,000 gallons of water passes through the floodgates every second, when the dam flood gates are open.

11) On a holiday weekend, the water fills up with about 10,000 boaters.

12) The Lake of the Ozarks has over 1,150 miles of shorline - that's more than the cost of California!

13) There are over 20 waterfront restaurants on the Lake, offering a unique dining experience.

BONUS:
The Lake of the Ozarks was named "Best Recreational Lake in the United States" by USA Today!

Have we enticed you to visit our Lake yet? When you do, contact BomBay Boat Rental Co. to schedule your ski boat, tritoon, or wave runner rental to have fun out on the water. Boating is one of the main attractions of the area. Don't miss out because you don't own a boat - rent one from us! We look forward to helping make your time at the Lake memorable!

Now that you know some interesting facts about the Lake of the Ozarks, you are ready to plan your vacation. While visiting our beautiful Lake, be sure to set aside some time to explore the Lake on one of our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! You haven't experienced the Lake until you do so from the water! From cruising on the water to tubing and fishing, the entertainment possibilities are endless at BomBay Boat Rental Company!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Explore The Lake This Spring

Our beautiful lake offers a TON of natural attractions, for boaters to enjoy. From playing on the water to visiting local destinations, there is fun for the entire family to be had at the Lake of the Ozarks! To travel to these natural water attractions, you can rent one of our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. In today's blog, the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has provided some information about local attractions you should visit this spring.

Photo Credit: Fun Lake


Ha Ha Tonka State Park


With over 15 miles of trails around Ha Ha Tonka State Park, there are a wide variety of natural elements to see. A dock is available to tie up your boat, as you explore the trails. With caves, sinkholes, natural bridges, wildlife, and more, your entire family can enjoy time at the state park! If you love to fish, the cove is a great place to cast a line and wait for the fish to bite. Pack your lunch and enjoy an entire day enjoying the natural wonders of Ha Ha Tonka.

Aquatic Trail


For a unique boating experience, follow the aquatic trail from the Lake of the Ozarks State Park Beach and the Grand Glaize Beach. Travel along the buoys marking the trail to explore a number of natural sights. Streams, logging chute, caves, geological structures, woodlands, and much more can be found along the aquatic trail. Bring your entire family out to enjoy a beautiful day on the Lake this spring!

Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park


Photo Credit: Fun Lake
Located at the 10.5 MM of the Big Niangua arm, Bridal Cave is one of the most scenic cave tours in the country. Explore the cave with your family for the ideal fun and educational adventure! Every hour you can find a guided tour through the cave, to learn the incredible tales of the area. Take a short 3/4-mile hike along the trail at Thunder Mountain Park. Since you will work up an appetite exploring the cave and hiking, bring your lunch along and have a picnic in the pavilion that overlooks the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks waters.

Now that you know a little more about the natural areas you can visit by water, you are ready to start exploring the Lake! To help you get to your destination, take advantage of our rental boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. Find one of our BomBay Boat Rental Company locations nearest you, hop on one of our boats or wave runners, and set out to explore the area. For a day of family fun, visit one of the natural attractions listed above!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reasons to Rent a Pontoon from BomBay!

Are you ready to enjoy the beautiful spring weather that is right around the corner? Take advantage of the sunshine and the beauty the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. What's better than experiencing the Lake from the water? Here at BomBay Boat Rental Co., we know owning a boat presents a number of problems. Come rent a watercraft to enjoy boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, without the hassle of ownership. A tritoon is one of our most popular vessels and we have dedicated this week's blog to highlighting why YOU should rent a tritoon from BomBay Boat Rental Company.


Group-Friendly Boat


With seats arranged in a social setting, a tritoon is a great way to enjoy the company of other passengers, as well as take in all the beautiful scenes the Lake has to offer. Take advantage of our tritoon rental opportunity to bond with your friends and family this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Easy to Access


With a near dock-level platform, boarding our tritoons are a breeze. There is no crawling over seats and down into the vessle, simply step onto the boat and into the seating area, for an easy and safe boarding experience.

Ideal for Cruising


If your group likes to take it easy and explore the Lake, this boat type is the one for you! Although tritoons have a bad wrap for being slow, our vessels will get up and move, when you need it to. A tritoon offers the ideal cruising experience at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Safety Features


With the wrap around seating and gate blocking the edge of the boat, it is easier to keep passengers inside the boat, especially younger attendees. A swinging gate allows passengers to enter and exit, but can be closed after everyone is safely inside the boat. This makes it a little less worrisome for parents bringing kids out to enjoy the water. Speaking of kids, the flat platform makes getting up and down the ladder a breeze, when you stop to swim and splash around, in a cove.

Room for your Group


With plenty of roomy seating options, your group will enjoy spreading out and soaking up the sun, when you rent a tritoon at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you plan to spend the day boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will want to bring coolers for drinks and food along. There will be plenty of room for all of your belongings on our tritoon rental.

Now that you have read about a few of the many reasons a tritoon is one of the best options for a boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, you are ready to schedule your rental today! We look forward to helping you and your group enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks how it was meant to be, on the water. To find a location nearest you, visit our website today!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

9 Safety Tips for Boating

While spending time boating at the Lake of the Ozarks makes for memorable moments with friends and family, it is important to keep safety top of mind, while operating a vessel. Here at BomBay Boat Rental Co., we want our customers to practice boating safety at the Lake of the Ozarks. To help remind you of some safety tips, before the boating season is underway, we have provided some tips below!


1) Remain Seated


Encourage all passengers to remain seated, when the boat is moving. This can help reduce the risk of someone falling overboard, as the boat is moving. Aside from falling off the boat, a falling injury can occur inside the boat, if a passenger is standing while hitting a wave.

2) Educate Passengers of Dangers


Before heading out on your boating excursion, go over the basic dangers with all passengers. Ensure everyone on board knows the dangers of the propeller and the risk of carbon monoxide inhalation. Also remind all passengers of the life jacket location and other safety precautions.

3) Wear a Life Jacket


In Missouri, it is required by law to have one Coast Guard approved life jacket for each person on the vessel. It is a good idea to wear the life jacket, when the boat is underway. Children should wear a life jacket at all times on the boat.

4) Be Alert


When traveling on our beautiful lake, pay attention to other boaters moving around. It is important to know the location of the shore and other boaters, as you travel on the water. Be extra alert when navigating around other vessels. It can be hard to predict the actions of other boaters on the water - always be prepared to react accordingly.

5) Designate a Driver


Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) is a leading cause of fatal boating accidents, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. If your group is going to participate in drinking, ensure you have a designated driver lined up, before hand.

6) Check the Weather


Missouri weather can change rapidly, ensure you check the weather forcast, before heading out on the water. A storm can roll into the area quickly, leaving you limited time to return to safety.

7) Keep an eye on Speed


Avoid speeding while operating a boat on the Lake. This can lead to a dangerous situation for everyone on the water, including your passengers. To avoid an unnecessary accident, keep your speed at a reasonable level.

8) Shut off Propeller


Coving out and participating in water sports, like tubing and wake boarding, are a fun way to spend a day on the water. Remember to shut off the propeller anytime a person is in the water, near the prop. Whether they are jumping off the boat or boarding via the ladder, it is important to keep the propeller from moving, to reduce the chance of an injury.

9) Share your Plan


Keep a friend or family member informed of your plans for boating. A general route of travel and expected time of return are important pieces of information to share with someone on shore.

Now that you know these tips for a safe boating experience, you are ready to schedule your boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks! We want you and your group to have a fun time out on the water, but we also want to help ensure you are safe. Keep these safety tips in mind anytime you are operating a vessel. To schedule your rental for your upcoming excursion, contact BomBay Boat Rental Company at one of our locations, nearest you!

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