Friday, March 27, 2020

Boat Rentals are 50% Off Through May 1st!

Spring has officially arrived and the weather is finally starting to warm up to match. With sunny days and beautiful temperatures, it's the perfect time to rent a boat from BomBay Boat Rentals and get on the water! BomBay Boat Rental has the newest fleet of boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to help you have the perfect day out on the Lake! Even better, we are offering a 50% boat rental discount at the Lake of the Ozarks starting now and lasting until May 1st! Read on to learn more about what BomBay Boat Renal has to offer!


BETTER PRODUCT

We always provide the newest and best-maintained fleet on the water. Our boats are rotated out EVERY year, so you will always have a new, dependable rental boat when you arrive. AND we deliver! Renting a boat has never been easier than when you rent with us!

BETTER PRICES


We offer hourly rates, 24-hour rates, multi-day rates, and weekly rates. Ask about our senior discounts, military discounts, and preferred customer discounts. We also offer boat and wave runner memberships! Once you drive a few of our Lake of the Ozarks watercraft rentals, you'll definitely want to join our boat rental program to take the hassle out of boat ownership!

BETTER PEOPLE


We are committed to great customer service and hiring, training, rewarding, and retaining the right people. We want you to choose BomBay Boat Rental Company year after year!

BETTER LOCATIONS 


We make extremely easy to get out on the water! We have FOUR boat rental locations around the Lake of the Ozarks... and we deliver! Check out our four convenient locations below:

Village Marina- 3MM
107 Village Marina Road
Suite 1
Lake Ozark, MO 65026
573-348-3433

Camden on the Lake - 7MM
2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-348-3433

Lodge of Four Seasons - 12MM
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark MO. 65049
573-348-3433

Dog Days Bar & Grill - 18MM
1232 Jeffries Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-348-3433

RESERVE YOUR WATERCRAFT TODAY!


Right now is a great time to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Stay away from crowds, enjoy the fresh air, and soak up some vitamin D from the sunshine. Check out our website to see a list of our rentals. You can request a boat rental on our website and our team members will get back with you regarding our availability or you can simply give us a call at 573-723-3502.



BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Freedom & Fun with a BomBay Membership!

One of the best ways to enjoy life at the Lake of the Ozarks is by boat! Buying a boat, however, might be out of reach because of how expensive it can be. Making the big purchase and then consistently performing maintenance and repairs throughout the life of the boat can quickly add up. Instead, invest in a wave runner or boat membership at the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoy boating at the Lake while also saving money on costly repairs and upkeep that come with ownership. Read on to learn more about BomBay Boat Rentals membership options!


Boat Membership Benefits


As a member of this program, you will receive 4 days of advanced reservations. This can be reserved as one 4-day rental, two 2-day rentals, 4 separate days, and so on. Divide these days up to fit your boating needs for ultimate convenience!

After these days, you will have unlimited access by simply calling 1 day in advance for a 24-hour reservation.

With this package, you will also have access to BomBay's wave runners. Reserve your wave runner 7 days in advance for 4-hour intervals.

Boat Membership Costs


There are a few different options for your Boat Membership:

5-Day Membership
This membership allows you to take advantage of your boat rental days between Monday and Friday (no weekends).
Pay the membership fun fee of $4,200 once and then make 6 monthly payments of $325 from April through September.

7-Day Membership
This option allows you access any day of the week, Monday through Sunday!
Pay the membership fun fee of $6,500 one time, then 6 monthly payments of $425, April-September.

Shared 7-Day Membership
This option is great because it allows you to share your membership costs and benefits with someone else. Take advantage of rentals every day of the week, Monday-Sunday.
The one-time membership fun fee is $8,000, followed by 6 monthly payments of $600 between April and September.

If monthly payments for any of the packages are made all at once, you can receive a 10% discount!

Members are responsible for the fuel they use.

Protection Plans for Boat Memberships


There are a few ways you can help protect against damage costs with your boat membership. Choose what works best for you out of these three options:
  1. Damage deposit of $1,000 on a credit card. 
  2. $300 annually for a protection plan that protects up to $2,000 in accidental damage. 
  3. Pay $65 each time you take a boat out for a protection plan that will protect up to $1,000 in accidental damage. 

Wave Runner Membership Benefits


When you choose this program, you will receive 2 days of advanced reservations. You can use these two days together or as two separate rental days.

After these two advanced reservation days, you will have unlimited access by simply calling 1 day in advance for a 4-hour reservation, if available.

Wave Runner Membership Costs


Choose from three great plan options!

5-Day Membership
This membership allows you to take advantage of your wave runner rental days between Monday and Friday (no weekends).
Pay the membership fun fee of $900 once and then make 6 monthly payments of $125 from April through September.

7-Day Membership
This option allows you access any day of the week, Monday through Sunday!
Pay the membership fun fee of $1,500 one time, then 6 monthly payments of $175, April-September.

Shared 7-Day Membership
This option is great because it allows you to share your membership costs and benefits with someone else. Take advantage of rentals every day of the week, Monday-Sunday.
The one-time membership fun fee is $2,000, followed by 6 monthly payments of $250 between April and September.

If monthly payments for any of the packages are made all at once, you can receive a 10% discount!

Members are responsible for the fuel they use.

Protection Plans for Wave Runner Memberships


Choose from three options to protect your wave runner rental against any accidental damages.
  1. Damage deposit of $300 on a credit card. 
  2. $200 annually for a protection plan that protects up to $1,000 in accidental damage. 
  3. Pay $35 each time you take a boat out for a protection plan that will protect up to $500 in accidental damage. 


Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks


Take advantage of all the Lake has to offer without needing to buy and maintain a boat! Now is the perfect time to invest in a boat or wave runner membership at the Lake of the Ozarks so you can make the most of it and get out on the water as soon as possible. Give BomBay Boat Rental a call at 573-723-3502 to get started on securing your very own boat membership!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Boating Season is One Week Away!

The season is so close we can almost taste it... The first official day of spring is March 19th! BomBay Boat Rentals is the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we cannot wait to get the season kicked off at each of our locations. Two will be opening on March 20th for weekend rentals and weekday appointments - just one week away! Keep reading to learn about all four of our locations, their opening dates, and the great boats and water toys you can rent this season.


Location Opening Dates

Camden on the Lake 

Located at the 7MM

2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-723-3502

Opening on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning March 20th
Available weekdays by reservation.

The Lodge of Four Seasons 

Located at the 12MM

315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-723-3502

Opening on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning March 20th
Available weekdays by reservation.


Dog Days 

Located at the 18MM

1232 Jeffries Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-723-3502

Opening on seven days a week beginning May 1st


Village Marina

Located at the 3MM

107 Village Marina Road, Suite 1
Eldon, MO 65026
573-723-3502

Opening on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning May 1st
Expanding further to seven days a week on May 15th


Fun with BomBay!

BomBay has several convenient locations and great options including ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis that you're going to love. We also are happy to deliver to your location for a worry-free day on the water! BomBay also offers membership options that fit your lifestyle so you can have the perfect time out on the water this summer. With both our Boat Membership and our Wave Runner Membership, you can choose from the Weekday, Seven-Day, or Family/Shared plans. Memberships give you access to all four locations for your reservations. Have fun and welcome the season with a BomBay Boat Rental!

Ski Boats


Cobalt 220
This ski boat is built for comfort and rides like a much larger boat. Enjoy stadium-style seating for you and your guests, up to a dozen people and their belongings. Swim steps make it easy to get in and out of the water while you enjoy the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Customize it further by folding away the aluminum wakeboard arch when not in use.

Cobalt R3
A gorgeous ski boat with a smooth, sleek, low profile. The design is perfect for spending a day on the water with a convertible sunpad backrest, wrap-around yacht style seating, detailed upholstery, and a six-speaker Rockford Fosgate stereo with Bluetooth.



Tritoons


Rent the Mirage 8524 Cruise LZ and spend a relaxing day on the water with 12 of your friends and family. Enjoy ample space for entertaining and play with a roomy deck and four-sided wrap-around seating.

JetSkis


Sea-Doo GTI 130
This easy-to-ride jet ski is perhaps the most fuel-efficient engine available. It also has a great power-to-weight ratio that allows for a fun, playful day on the Lake.

Yamaha VX
This jet ski has a revolutionary dual throttle that promotes fun on the water. Yamaha also uses its patented reverse bucket design for maximum turning thrust for easy maneuverability.

Boating at the Lake


BomBay Boat Rentals is exciting for the 2020 boating season and can't wait to see you at each of our four amazing locations! Don't forget - we offer the added convenience of memberships and boat rental deliveries at the Lake of the Ozarks for your perfect, relaxing vacation at the Lake.



BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!


Friday, March 6, 2020

Get Certified and Ready for the Season!

Soon the Lake will be bustling with spring and summer activity! BomBay Boat Rentals offers the best boat and jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we can’t wait for each of our locations to open soon. Get ready for the season and boating with BomBay by getting your Missouri Boaters Certification. Today we are talking about how easy it is to get your certification for a safer, more worry-free day on the Lake. Read on to learn how!


Do I Need to be Certified?


If you were born after January 1st, 1984, then you will need to get your Missouri Boating Certificate before you operate a boat or personal watercraft (PWC) at the Lake of the Ozarks. (Note: Out of state licenses are honored by the state of Missouri.)

If you were born before January 1st, 1984, you do not legally need a Missouri Boating Certificate to operate a boat, but the class could still be a very helpful tool for you while you’re out on the water. The Lake of the Ozarks is the #1 recreation lake in the United States, so it is a very popular destination with a lot of boat traffic during the season. Taking the class and getting your certification could teach you the laws of the water and help you stay safer.

How Long Does Certification Last?


Once you have gone through the class and passed the test, you will receive your Boater Education Card that lasts for life. You don’t have to retake the exam over and over once you are certified.


What to Know About the Exam


You can take an in-seat class if you prefer to learn in-person, and a written test will be administered at the end of the class. However, there is also a very convenient online option that can be found at www.boat-ed.com/missouri/.

The course itself is only $41.50 (remember, it’s for life!). This gives you access to the course and several other resources to help you be successful, including a study guide for the exam. You will not have to make the payment until you have passed the exam. You will also get two chances to take the exam and pass.


How Long Until My Card Arrives?


The official Missouri Boating Certification Card will be mailed to the address you provided during the Boating Education Course and examination. It takes about 45 days for the card to arrive via mail, so a temporary operating permit can be printed in the meantime. This will allow you to enjoy the open waters while you wait for the official card to arrive.


Boating with BomBay


BomBay Boat Rental does not require a Missouri Boating Certification to rent a boat. However, you could receive hefty fines from the State of Missouri if you were born after January 1st, 1984 and do not have one.

If you get here and want to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, but forgot to get your license, there is one more option. Each of our locations offers a one-time, temporary 7-day certificate for just $9. Keep in mind that this is temporary and you can only go this route once. The Boating Education Course can help you feel more confident out on the water so you have a more relaxed vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Soon our locations will be opening and ready to go for the beautiful spring and summer seasons at the Lake. We have the best rental boats at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we can’t wait to share them with you in the 2020 season!


BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Reserve Your Watercraft for the Fall Harbor Hop!

It's almost time for the Fall Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks! This year, the Fall Harbor Hop will take place on October 12th all across the lake! If you've never participated in one of the Harbor Hops put on by the CVB, you still have time to join in on the fun. This is one of the best days out on the water and if you don't own a boat, BomBay Boat Rental Co. has you covered. Read on to get all the details for the Fall Harbor Hop from your favorite boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks!


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.


Dealer Locations

Click to download the Fall Harbor Hop Map

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 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
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 pmAdventure Boat Rentals - 17.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 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
Premier 54 Marina - 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
Landshark Bar & Grill - 26 MM - 11:00 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
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
Bridal Cave/Thunder Mountain Park - 10.5 MM Big Niangua - 9:00 am to 5:00 pmPirates 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

Prize Allocations:

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.

Mark Your Calendars and Reserve Your Boat Rental!

The Fall Harbor Hop is a lot fun and you'll want to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks boat rental very soon! BomBay Boat Rental Co. has four convenient locations to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Choose a section you want to target for the Harbor Hop and rent a boat from the nearest BomBay Boat Rental location. Give us a call soon to ensure you have a watercraft lined up for the Fall Harbor Hop! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tubing Safety Tips!

Fall is almost here but that doesn't mean that boating season is over just yet! The weather is still warm and fall is a perfect time of year for boating. Since there are far fewer boats out on the water, fall is an excellent time of year to go tubing! Tubing is a lot of fun for all ages.



The best way to ensure everyone has fun while they are out having fun on the water is to always keep safety top of mind. That's why today, our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few safety tips to consider when tubing. 

ALWAYS wear a life jacket.

This is the number one rule for safety when you are on any body of water. The Lake of the Ozarks has a lot of boating traffic on it in the summer. There is always a good chance of getting bounced off of the tube and separated from the boat. The PDF will keep you safely above water until you can be picked up.

Know the equipment.

Double and triple-check that the equipment you are using is in good shape. BomBay Boat Rental Company makes sure our watercraft are always in tip-top shape, but the tube is your responsibility. Know the manufacturer's recommendations for the tube you are using regarding capacity and safe speeds. Make sure that the tow line is secure before you take off. Replace it if it appears worn or frayed.

Know the rules.

Get familiar with the water safety regulations for the area that you are in. You can find out about all of Missouri's boating laws at www.boat-ed.com.

Know each rider's skill level.

Be fully aware of the expertise of each person riding the tube. It's fun to go fast, make sharp turns, and make the experience into a true thrill ride, but if the person riding is too young or inexperienced to handle it, accidents will happen.

Have a designated spotter.

At least one designated person should keep watch over the people on the tube at all times to alert the driver of any problems. The captain needs to keep their eyes and minds on driving the boat.

Watch your surroundings.

Never take off until you are positive that the rider is ready. They should have a firm grip on the line, be in a position to ride, and the line should be safely positioned. Keep a close eye on everyone else in the water around your area, both other boats and people in the water. Slow the boat when you cross a wake. Tubes hitting and bouncing off of wakes at high speeds have been known to cause back injuries.


Rent a Boat From BomBay Boat Rental! 

It's not too late to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks with BomBay Boat Rental! Both our Lake of the Ozarks pontoon rentals and ski boats are great for tubing. We make boating easy with four convenient locations around the lake to rent a watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call to book your rental and prepare for FUN day out on the water! 


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Improve Your Health & Happiness by Boating

Boating is a great way to improve your health and happiness! Keeping up with boat maintenance and the high cost of boat ownership can have an adverse effect, however. That's where BomBay Boat Rental comes in - enjoy health and happiness that comes with boating without the hassle of boat ownership. Not sure what all the boating hype is about? Read on to learn why boating can improve your health and happiness!


#1 - It's a great way to relieve stress.

Many studies have been done that show simply being near water is a natural way to lower your anxiety. In a survey of over 1,000 households, boating was listed in the top 3 of all stress-relieving activities. If you are in need a calming activity in your life, boating is a great hobby to take up.

#2 - It's healthy for you.

Being outdoors is great for your overall health. The fresh air is invigorating and is proven to increase a person's concentration skills and increase creativity. Being on a boat all day also provides your body with lots of healthy Vitamin D from the sun. Don't forget the sunscreen!

#3 - It can be great exercise.

While the boating itself isn't really exercised, all of the activities that are available to you while on a boat are great ways to get a workout. Swimming, skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding are all incredible forms of exercise.

#4 - It gives you time to unplug.

Our everyday lives are so full of technology in this day and age, an afternoon out on the lake is an awesome opportunity to "unplug" and simply slow down and enjoy the real world.

#5 - It's a perfect bonding opportunity.

A day on the water with your family and friends allows for a little quality time together. No distractions, and hours to spend catching up with each other.

#6 - It improves your overall quality of life.

Boating is the type of entertainment that is excellent for your mind, body, and spirit. This is a hobby that not only adds enjoyment to your own life, but everyone that you bring along to share it with you too.

#7 - It's affordable.

BomBay Boat Rental Company makes becoming an avid boater an affordable pastime. We offer many different rate plans to accommodate everyone: hourly, daily, multi-day, and weekly. Military, senior, and preferred customer discounts are available, and best of all, our waverunner and boat rental memberships allow you to get out on the water all season long.

#8 - It's convenient.

If you live in the lake area, the water is right here, begging you to enjoy it! If not, the Lake of the Ozarks is conveniently located in mid-Missouri, making it a quick trip from many other places for an exciting vacation. Once you are in the area, you can find us in three handy locations: Village Marina in Lake Ozark, Camden on the Lake in Lake Ozark, and Dog Days Bar & Grill in Osage Beach. In many cases, we'll even deliver a boat directly to the dock you are staying near.

#9 - IT'S FUN!

The biggest reason that we can give you, even though all of those reasons above are incredible, is that you are going to have an awesome time! Boating is an addictive activity that is always a blast. It's hard to find a person on a boat that's not smiling from ear to ear. Once you're out there, it's hard not to enjoy every minute of it.


Rent a Boat from BomBay Boat Rental! 

Boating is a lot of fun and it's not too late to get out and enjoy some time out on the water! If you don't own a boat - no problem! Our first-class boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a variety of boat and PWC rentals that are sure to make you happy! Give us a call to reserve your rental today!

BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE!