Friday, May 18, 2018

We have 3 Convenient Locations for our Rentals

The Lake of the Ozarks has a large shoreline. In fact, the Lake of the Ozarks has more shoreline than the entire state of California! What this means for you is depending on where you are staying, it may take a while to travel to your destination. That's why at BomBay Boat Rental Company we have three convenient locations to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks! It's easy and convenient to get to us, no matter what side of town you are on! Check out where to find the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Dog Days Bar & Grill

1232 Jeffries Road

Osage Beach, MO 65065

18 MM

This rental location offers a gas dock. Upstairs, Dog Days Bar & Grill features lakeside dining, a tiki bar, and a summer full of incredible live entertainment.

Camden on the Lake

2359 Bittersweet Road

Lake Ozark, MO 65049

7.5 MM

Here you will find a full-service gas dock and convenience store, a restaurant, multiple bars, a pool with a swim-up bar, and a luxurious hotel. Camden on the Lake also features some of the best live entertainment on their stages. 

Village Marina

107 Village Marina Road

Lake Ozark, MO 65049

3 MM

This location has a full-service gas dock and convenience store. The Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill is only a few steps away, offering delicious food, drinks, and a swimming pool.

Reserve Your Watercraft Today! 

Make a reservation for a Boat, Tritoon, or PWC rental at Lake of the Ozarks by filling out a short form on our website. This is the easiest way to reserve a boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. Once you submit your request, one of our team members will contact you regarding the availability of your requested watercraft for the dates specified. We work hard to accommodate all requests but please keep in mind we only have a certain amount of boat rentals and your request may not be available. If you don't have easy access to our website, simply call 573-365-1800. We are happy to take your reservation over the phone as well. 

We work hard to make renting a boat or jet ski at the Lake of the Ozarks as convenient as possible. That's why we have three locations at the Lake! For even more convenience, if your rent a boat for 24 hours or more, we will deliver it for you. When you are ready to take a boat out on the water, we will have it waiting for you at you lake house rental or resort. For the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks this Summer, rent a boat or jet ski at one of our three convenient locations!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks!

It hardly seems possible but Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! Even though Memorial Day Weekend is technically still in Spring, it is considered the kickoff to the Summer season here at the Lake of the Ozarks! Everyone is anxious to be out on the water soaking up some rays as they cruise the Lake of the Ozarks. Don't own a boat? No problem when you rent a boat at The Lake of the Ozarks from Bombay Boat Rental! Here are three things you can do when you rent a boat or jet ski Memorial Day Weekend!

Enjoy Being Out on the Water 

One of the top activity at the Lake of the Ozarks is boating. Don't miss out on all the fun just because you don't own a boat! When you rent with BomBay Boat Rental you will be cruising the lake in style with the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. We offer only the best in boat rentals because we have NEW 2018 boats! From Ski boats, Tritoons, and Jet Skis, we have something for anyone's boating preference. With three convenient locations, you can be out on the water enjoying the water in no time!

Grab a Bite To Eat Waterside! 

One of the great things about cruising the Lake of the Ozarks on a boat is enjoying a meal right on the water's edge! The lake has tons of great places to eat from fine dining, to seafood, amazing appetizers, cocktails, bar & grills, and more! The Lake of the Ozarks has something for every taste palate. When you eat at the best waterfront restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can grab a bite to eat and get right back out on the water after you're done! If you are looking for a recommendation, check out The Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill! They have an amazing new menu this year and a heated pool!

Take an Exhilarating Jet Ski Ride! 

There is just something about being out on the water on a sunny day riding through the waves on a Jet Ski Rental from BomBay Boat Rentals. Picture this: the sun is out, the wind is in your hair, and you don't have a care in the world as you speed across the Lake of the Ozarks! This could be you Memorial Day Weekend when you rent a Jet Ski at the Lake of the Ozarks!

BomBay Boat Rental at the Lake of the Ozarks 

We offer three different watercraft for you and your group. We offer Ski Boats perfect watersports and speed. For taking out the whole family, our tritoons are great for comfort and larger groups. If you would rather have a watercraft all to yourself a jet ski rental may be the best choice. It's time to make your Memorial Day Weekend Plans NOW! We only have a specific number of rentals and with the prediction of a busy weekend, you won't want to miss out! Visit our website to view our boat rentals and then give us a call to make your reservation today. We offer 24-hour rates, multi-day rates, and weekly rates! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Benefits of Renting a Boat

It’s that time of year again when the sun is shining and boats are out on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks! You may be considering buying a boat this year so you too can enjoy lake life just like everyone else. However, you may want to think twice before you go out and spend a lot of money buying a boat. There are so many great advantages of renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Still not convinced?  Continue reading for three reasons you should seriously consider renting a boat instead of buying one.

Drive NEW Boats!

At BomBay Boat Rental, we ALWAYS provide the newest boats. In fact, we upgrade and trade in our boats every single year to ensure you are always driving the newest boats possible. Not only will you be able to ride in style with a new boat, you won’t have to worry about your watercraft breaking down. When you show up to rent a boat at Bombay Boat Rentals, your boat will be ready to go in perfect working order. To save yourself for more hassle, we will deliver the boat to you as well! It doesn’t matter where you are staying on the Lake of the Ozarks, your boat rental will be waiting for you without you having to load, haul, or drop your boat in the water. Enjoy more time vacationing and less time messing with your boat when you rent a boat from Bombay Boat Rental!

 More Affordable!

We offer the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks with flexibility on how long you wish to rent your watercraft for. We offer hourly rates, multi-day rates, and weekly rates. We also provide senior discounts, military discounts, and preferred customer discounts. Only pay for a boat when you use it. When you compare the upfront cost of buying a boat and how much time it actually reaches the water, renting is generally the cheaper option. Not to mention the cost of yearly maintenance, storage fees etc. For those of you who like to boat at the Lake often, we even have a boat membership program that you only have to pay for 6 months of the year. There are four plans available, the weekday plan, the seven-day plan, or family or shared plan.

NO Maintenance

Nothing is more annoying than having to constantly do maintenance on your boat. Not only is there cost involved with keeping your boat up to specks, it takes time! Plus, if maintenance isn’t done properly, you risk your boat breaking down in the middle of having fun on the water. There is not much that will ruin a fun day on the water faster than when your boat breaks down. Why not let our team do all the work involved in owning a boat. When you rent a boat or jet ski at BomBay Boat rental all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your worry-free vacation.

At Bombay Boat Rental we ensure that you can get out and make the best memories out on the water! If you can’t afford to buy a boat this year, renting is defiantly the best way to enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks this season. Even if you can afford to buy a boat, why not let us do all the upkeep of taking care of a boat. Plus, when you rent with us year after year you will always get to drive a new boat because we trade them in every year! 


Friday, September 1, 2017

Tips for Packing Your Cooler for Labor Day Weekend

The summer finale is here - and while we’re sad to see Summer 2017 end, we’re not done yet! BomBay Boat Rental has the best boats at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we want YOU to have a great time during your holiday weekend. There are a few common themes that surround holiday weekends at the Lake: food and boats. You need both in order to have a properly successful weekend! We have the boats, and we have some cool info for you about how to pack your cooler for the most efficient snacks on your boat outing!

Tips for Packing Your Cooler

You’ll be out on the boat all day long, and in order to make the day perfect, you’ll want to have snacks on board. The goal will be to make sure that your food stays cold, organized, dry, and un-squished (you know those hot dog buns we’re talking about … ). One idea you may want to consider depending on the number of people that will be on board your boat is bringing two coolers, one for drinks and one for food. Even if you can’t bring two, though, here are a few tips to help you pack like a pro!

1. Keep It Cold

Ice blocks will stay colder a lot longer than ice cubes, to do a little bit of preparation and freeze some blocks ahead of time. You can also use larger ice packs, or canteens filled three-quarters full and frozen flat. You’ll want to pre-chill all of your food and your drinks, as they’ll help the ice stay cold. If you have anything that can stay frozen ahead of time, do it, and your cooler will stay cold longer.

2. Think Like a Grocery Bagger

If it’s fragile, put it on top. Bread, lettuce, tomatoes, or fruit. You’ll also want to stash lost items in a plastic tote - this would include items like ketchup, bags of meats and cheeses, and anything else that you don’t want to lose in the ice, then seal the tote with a lid.

The ice blocks will go on the bottom of the cooler, along with any other heavy items like meat (if you’re going to stop somewhere and grill out), boxes of cut up fruit, etc.

As you start layering, fill in the empty spaces with ice cubes.

3. Use Your Space Wisely

One thing that will waste space fast is excess packaging. Fill an empty jar with ketchup so that you don’t have to bring the whole bottle, and if you have prepackaged items that are large and bulky, consider downsizing them to a smaller Tupperware.

4. Keep Things Organized and DRY

It’s important to seal meats, cheese, and eggs in plastic bags. Foods will stay dry even when the ice starts to melt a bit. You’ll also want to label everything. You can mark containers with masking tape and a Sharpie, that way everyone will be able to help themselves to the food and nothing will end up “mystery meat.”

5. Keep the Cooler in the Shade

Finally, you’ll want to keep the cooler where it won’t be in the sun. The more sun it gets, the faster your ice will melt. In fact, the ice will last TWICE as long in the shade!

Rent a Boat at the Lake of the Ozarks

It’s not too late to get your Lake of the Ozarks boat rental and plan a GREAT weekend! BomBay Boat Rental specializes in keeping a well-maintained fleet, so you should never have to worry about being abandoned on the water. Not to mention, we always use new boats, and we upgrade every season. No outdated rentals at our port! Text BOMBAY to 71441 to stay up to get exciting announcements and even some special offers from your favorite boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What YOU Need to Know About Fishing In Missouri

August is National Fishing Month, and we would be remiss if we didn't take some time out of the month to celebrate it! There are, obviously, certain rules that pertain to fishing on our Lake, and whether you're a resident or not, you are required to abide by the rules. As the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have many customers to come to us to rent a boat so they can fish off of it and enjoy all that the Lake has to offer - whether they are beginners or avid fishermen. Here are a few things YOU need to know about the Missouri fishing license, and rules of the water.

Do You Need a Fishing Permit?

Basically, if you want to fish on the lake, you must have the appropriate lifetime, annual, or daily fishing permit. The only reason you wouldn't is if you qualify for an exemption. If you think you may qualify for an exemption, you can visit the Missouri Department of Conservation website to learn more. Here is what the MDC states on their website for those who to NOT need a lifetime, annual, or daily fishing permit (however, they must purchase a daily trou fishing tag or trout permit when or where required):
  • Any Missouri resident landowner and resident lessee of land, and all members of their immediate households, when fishing on the land they own or on which they lease and reside
  • Any Missouri resident (whether or not meeting the definition of a landowner) who owns land that completely encloses a body of water, or any member of his or her immediate household, when fishing in those waters
  • Any Missouri resident 65 years of age or older
  • Any person (resident or nonresident) 15 years of age or younger. Note: Youngsters fishing without a permit are limited to the following methods: pole and line, gig, bow, crossbow, snaring, grabbing, and snagging.
  • Any Missouri resident with a visual acuity not exceeding 20/200 in the better eye with maximum correction, or having 20 degree or less field of visual concentric contraction. Must carry a certified statement of eligibility from a licensed ophthalmologist, optometrist, or physician
  • Any Missouri resident who is so severely and permanently disabled as to be unable to move freely without the aid of a wheelchair. Must carry a certified statement of eligibility from a licensed physician
  • Any Missouri resident with cerebral palsy or mental retardation as defined in Missouri Revised Statutes, section 630.005, and who is so severely disabled that he or she cannot fish alone. Must be accompanied by a licensed adult angler and possess a certified statement of eligibility from a licensed physician qualified to evaluate and treat the developmentally disabled
  • Any resident or nonresident who is an honorably discharged veteran who has a service-related disability of 60 percent or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during military service. Must carry a certified statement of eligibility from the Veterans Administration
This info was taken directly from the Missouri Department of Conservation's website, you can see the rest of the article here

Rules That Apply to Your License

When you accept a fishing permit, you are agreeing that you will abide by the rules of the Wildlife Code of Missouri, will not lend your permit to anyone, will allow your permit, picture ID, catch, and equipment to be inspected by an agent of the Conservation Department, and will carry your permit while you are fishing. If you ordered your permit by phone or online, but have not received it, you must carry the permit authorization number and picture ID with you while you are fishing until it does arrive.

Fishing and Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks

We LOVE when our customers come back from a day on the water with successful fishing stories and showing off their catch. From kids to adults alike, there's nothing better than telling a good (slightly exaggerated *wink*) fishing story - even if it WAS the one that got away. Take some time to get your fishing permit this month for National Fishing Month, and don't forget to rent a fishing boat at the Lake of the Ozarks from BomBay Boat Rental!



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Labor Day at the Lake!

We can't believe that Labor Day is already here, but in just a few short weeks, our favorite Lake vacationers will be coming in and enjoying a wonderful weekend on the Lake. Of course, don't forget that you don't have to own a boat to have fun! Your Labor Day Weekend can be a BLAST when you rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks - and here are 3 reasons why.

Cruise the Lake

When you come to the Lake, one of the greatest pastimes is cruising around on your Lake of the Ozarks boat rental. You don't have to own a boat to cruise the Lake, which is why BomBay Boat Rental provides the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's never been easier to enjoy the Lake atmosphere on the water without the hassle of actually owning a boat. We can deliver your boat to YOU wherever you are, or you can come pick it up at one of our THREE locations around the Lake. Check us out at Dog Days Bar & Grill, Camden on the Lake, or Village Marina.

Find Some Great Lakefront Restaurants

The Lake is home to some AMAZING places to eat. From seafood, bar & grill, or Cajun favorites, you'll find that the diversity around here is incredible. To make it even better, many restaurants are located directly on the Lake so you can dock your BomBay boat, grab a bite to eat, and then get right back out on the water. No need to stop your adventure just because it's dinner time. Are you looking for the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for Labor Day? Check out The Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - they have a brand new lakefront pool, NEW menu, and they're conveniently located on mile marker 3 with Village Marina.

Easy Memberships & Rental Processes

BomBay Boat Rental makes the process of getting on the water simple - which is especially helpful during busy holiday weekends like Labor Day. We offer 24-hour rates, multi-day rates, and even weekly rates. So no matter what type of vacation you'll be enjoying, our boat rental reservations will fit with your schedule. Make sure you make your reservations ASAP, though! Busy holiday weekends fill up fast, and we don't want you to miss out!

BomBay Boat Rental at the Lake of the Ozarks

We offer three different watercraft for you and your group. From the FAST Ski Boat - perfect for watersports and speed to the tritoon which is ideal for socializing and having fun, we have some great choices. We even offer jet skis if you are the type who wants a watercraft all to themselves for the weekend. It's time to make your holiday weekend plans because if you snooze, you'll lose! We only have a specific number of rentals, and once they are all booked up, they're gone! Visit our website to view our watercraft, learn more about our reservation and membership options, and then contact us - we are ready to serve you!


Friday, August 11, 2017

20 Things to Pack on a Boat Outing

Every boat outing needs a few specific things to make it a successful trip. Think about it, if you left the dock without things like your anchor or sunglasses, you could survive, but it certainly wouldn't be as great of a trip. Likewise, there are a few things you can bring along with you that aren't vital, but certainly, add to the success of the day! Better yet, keep many of these items in a boat bag or with your cooler so that when you're ready to head out on your boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can just grab and go. Here are our top 20 suggestions to keep handy when you head out on the boat.

Boat Day Checklist

If you are renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you obviously can't store these items on your boat, so you'll want to create a bag or pack that has all of the items you need. If you keep everything together, you won't have to think twice about an impromptu day trip on the Lake! Here are a few items we suggest keeping in your bag and why:

Boat License
In the state of Missouri, you have to have a boating license in order to operate a boat, even if you are just renting. Make sure you either keep this with your boating supplies or in your wallet so you'll have it.

Waterproof Camera
Sure, most people just use their cell phones, but sometimes it might be nice to have a camera that is waterproof for capturing memories. Plus, a waterproof camera can be a lot easier to replace than your cell phone if it falls in the water.

Cell Phone or Marine Radio
If something happens, you'll be thankful for a way to contact someone. Just make sure that your cell phone is either in a waterproof case, or you have a waterproof bag for it.

Change of Clothes
Whether you're planning on getting wet or not, having a change of clothes in a zip lock bag can be a huge relief if you want to wear something dry half way through the day.

First Aid Kit
Accidents happen, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared for them!

Fishing License
You can keep this with your boating license so that you always have it when you need it. You are required to have a fishing license in Missouri, so make sure you know the rules and are following them.

Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
After handling bait, fish, or anything else you may find on your boat outing, it can be nice to have a way to clean up.

Wide-Brimmed Hat
When the sun comes out, you'll be thankful for this little addition in your boat bag.

Insect Repellent
If you have a pulse, you're a target for those pesky bugs! Keep some insect repellent on hand to protect yourself from their bites.

Did you know that even your lips can be burned from the sun? Chapstick can help protect them.

Motion Sickness Pills
Even if you aren't at risk of getting sick, your passengers could be. There are many different types and styles on the market, so find what works best and keep it on hand.

Non-Perishable Snacks
Granola bars, peanut butter crackers, and anything that won't melt in the heat of being out all day are great snacks to keep on hand for if you get hungry.

Rain Gear
The weather can change at a moments notice, so keeping a few rain ponchos in your kit will help ensure that you are prepared.

Forget your favorite pair at home? Don't worry! If you put a spare in your boat bag, you'll always be able to protect your eyes.

When you're out on the water, you have very few places to hide from the sun, so you'll want to have proper protection in the form of sunscreen.

Light Jacket or Sweatshirt
Because the weather is so unpredictable, you may as well be prepared for sudden coolness throughout the day. A light jacket should be just enough to keep you from freezing if a breeze comes.

Even if you aren't planning on getting wet during your boat trip - accidents (or kids with water guns ... ) happen!

Distress Signals
Visual Distress Signals are imperative. You may be able to travel on the water for years without needing one, but when you do need it, you'll be glad that you have it.

Water Bottles
You'll want to have enough water for everyone on the boat, and for the length of time that you'll be out. That can look different for every boat trip, and obviously can't fit in your bag, but you'll want to have it just in case.

Airtight Cooler
Every good boat trip needs something to keep the food cold!

Planning Your Boat Trip at the Lake of the Ozarks

The summer isn't over yet, so pack up your boat bag and come out to BomBay Boat Rental. Or, better yet, let us come meet you! We have three locations where you can pick up your boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, or we can deliver to you, whichever is easier! Visit our website to learn more about our watercraft, and even reserve yours NOW. Happy boating from the BomBay team!