Thursday, July 2, 2020

6 Must-Know Tubing Safety Tips

Tubing is a great activity that can make your day on the water an even more fun and adventurous experience! Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks is already incredibly fun, but when you add the thrill of riding behind the boat on a tube, it's hard to beat! One thing that BomBay Boat Rental Company knows is that tubing is a blast. But we also know it can be dangerous if you are not prepared. Keep reading to learn about safety precautions you should take when tubing at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1) Get Familiar with the Equipment

When tubing, it is very important that the rope and tube you are using are in good condition. If the rope is worn or the tube has a tear, things could go wrong very quickly while out on the water. BomBay Boat Rental always makes sure that our watercraft are in excellent condition, but the tube you use will be your responsibility. Check the weight limit and capacity of the tube you are using before going out on the water. And make sure the line is secure before you take off.

2) Follow the Rules

There are a lot of special rules about how you should and should not use a tube while boating in Missouri. To find a list of Missouri boating laws, check out this website:

3) Watch Your Surroundings

The Lake of the Ozarks is a very busy place, especially on weekends and even more so on holidays. If you plan on tubing this weekend, it will be very important for you to keep an eye on your surroundings. Double-check that your rider is ready before taking off, or they could get left behind or injured. Watch out for other boat or jet ski drivers that may not be paying attention. Sometimes it can be difficult for people to see a tow line and tube until it's too late. 

4) Designate a Spotter

It is incredibly important to have someone dedicated to watching behind the boat to make sure the tuber is safe and still riding. If the rider should fall off the tube into the lake, it is the spotter's responsibility to raise the orange alert flag and notify the driver. The flag indicates to other boaters nearby that someone is overboard and to drive carefully when passing by. This will help keep your riders safe while tubing.

5) Take Your Rider into Consideration

Tubing can be a rough water sport with the amount of jostling from wakes and water spraying in your face while you ride. It's important to take your rider's experience into consideration when tubing. A 30-year-old man who is strong and good at swimming can probably take a faster speed and sharper turns than a 10-year-old boy who may not be good at swimming.

6) Wear a Life Jacket!

Even if your rider is a gold medal Olympic swimmer, it's important that they wear a life jacket while tubing. It's hard to know how you will react when thrown from a tube into the Lake until it happens. You may be too surprised and disoriented to find the right direction to swim to the surface without a life jacket. It can also get extremely rough and choppy at the Lake of the Ozarks when the water traffic is high. Some of the wakes can be incredibly large and hard to manage without the support and buoyancy of a life jacket. 

Rent from BomBay Boat Rental

BomBay Boat Rental has the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Both our ski boats and our tritoons make great tubing boats! We make renting a boat easy with four convenient locations around the Lake. Give us a call to reserve yours for a fun day tubing at the Lake of the Ozarks!


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rent a BomBay Boat & Watch Fireworks from the Water!

Watching fireworks is one of the most fun ways to observe the Fourth of July holiday. But sometimes it can be hard to get a good seat. Does looking for a parking spot and navigating crowded venues sound bad to you? BomBay Boat Rental Co. agrees! Rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks and get the best seat in the house! Watch the fireworks from the water for an incredible experience you won't want to miss. So give us a call to reserve your watercraft and choose from these great displays to watch from the water this year!

Photo Credit: FunLake

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill

Date & Time: July 3rd, 2020 at 9:30 pm / Dusk

82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach

View by water at the 34.5 MM

Call for details: 573-374-5852

Date & Time: July 4th at Dusk

315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark

View by water at the 13 MM*
(The Lodge of Four Season just happens to be one of our great rental locations!)

Call for details: 573-365-3000

Photo Credit: FunLake

Date & Time: July 4th at Dusk

494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach

View by water at the 26 Mile Marker

Call for details: 573-348-3131

Bear Bottom Resort

Date & Time: July 4th, 2020 at 9:45 pm

123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach

View by Water at the 38 MM, Osage Arm

Call for details: 573-374-6905

Fourth of July at the Lake!

Having a great Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks wouldn't feel complete without a boat rental from BomBay Boat Rental Co. We have better boats, better prices, and better people! So give us a call to reserve your watercraft and enjoy the holiday weekend boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Friday, June 19, 2020

Which Location is the Best? We Have FOUR!

The Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be this summer! Enjoy the beautiful scenery, great company, and a lot of fun by renting a watercraft from one of BomBay Boat Rental's incredible locations. With over 1,100 miles of shoreline at the Lake, BomBay has four convenient boat rental locations at the Lake of the Ozarks so you never have to go too far. We can also deliver your rental to you. With so many great selections, it's impossible to pick a favorite. So, check out the one nearest you, or try them all this summer!

Dog Days Bar & Grill

1232 Jeffries Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
18 MM

The Dog Days location offers a gas dock, lakeside dining, a tiki bar, and a summer full of incredible live entertainment.

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 also only a few steps away, offering delicious food, drinks, and a swimming pool!

Camden on the Lake

2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
7.5 MM

This location has a full-service gas dock, convenience store, 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 and H. Toad's Entertainment Complex! 

The Lodge of Four Seasons 

315 Four Seasons Dr
Lake, Ozark Mo 65049

Rentals are available by the hour, half-day, or full day. The Lodge of Four Season's marina offers a captain service also if you would rather leave the navigating to someone else for your day on the water. BomBay Boat Rental also takes care of nightly and weekly slip rentals for guests staying at The Lodge of Four Seasons.

Reserve Your BomBay Rental Now! 

Did you know that you can submit a request for a ski boat, tritoon, or PWC rental online? Make your reservation request by filling out a short form on our website! We will receive your request and contact you regarding availability the details of your reservation request. We can also take reservations over the phone - so feel free to give us a call! 573-723-3502

BomBay Boat Rental Co. has the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. So don't miss out this season! Give us a call and reserve your very own rental to get out on the water for some of your own summer fun. See you soon!


Friday, June 12, 2020

Rent a Boat for Father's Day!

Boating is one of the best pastimes, not just at the Lake of the Ozarks, but worldwide! A lot of dads love getting out on the water with their families to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and fun summer day activities. Treat the father in your life to a day on the water this Father's Day with a boat rental from BomBay Boat Rental Co! We are the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you're sure to have a good time out on the water with dad next weekend.


Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks

What better way is there to enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks than actually being out on the water. Even if you don't own a boat, you can enjoy the benefits of being on the water with a boat rental. No maintenance, no cleaning, and no additional costs other than your affordable rental from BomBay Boat Rental. We have something for everyone, so you can find the watercraft that fits your dad's style and start enjoying the water in no time.

The Best Boats

For your Father's Day weekend at the Lake, don't get stuck with a slow or old boat from an unreliable company. Instead, enjoy the best boats for rent at the Lake with BomBay Boat Rental! We have ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis, and we always use top-of-the-line watercraft to help ensure your day on the water is nothing but the best.

Book Now

The Lake of the Ozarks is a very popular destination for summer fun, and boating on the Lake is a great way to enjoy the summer while still social distancing with your family. June 21st is Father's Day, but it is also the first official day of Summer 2020! The Lake of the Ozarks is probably going to be busy with a lot of families ready to have fun on the water. Don't wait too long to rent a boat, or you could miss out. Rent the best watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks from BomBay Boat Rental.

Reserve a Boat for Dad Today!

Now is the perfect time to make your Father's Day plans. Once we are out of boat rentals, then you'll be out of luck! Visit our website to check out the kinds of boats we rent, choose your dad's favorite, and give us a call to make your reservation. Don't miss out - reserve today!


Friday, June 5, 2020

June is National Great Outdoors Month!

With rainy weather and circumstances beyond our control, we have been spending a lot of time indoors lately. If you are looking for a way to safely get out of the house and have a great time, BomBay Boat Rental Co. has just the thing! June is National Great Outdoors Month and we think the best way to celebrate is to get out on the water. As the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know that boating is not only a fun experience, but also that getting some fresh air and sunshine is what a lot of us probably need right now. Keep reading to learn some great ways you can enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks this month!

Rent a Boat or Jet Ski

Get active by getting outside, soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying a breath of fresh air. Now is a great time to rent a boat or jet ski at the Lake of the Ozarks. A lot of us have started feeling a little cooped up inside, so feeling the breeze on our faces while speeding across the water sounds amazing. Make it happen with a rental from BomBay Boat Rental!

Explore the Aquatic Trail

You may have hiked several trails around the Lake of the Ozarks, but this trail is a little different. It can only be explored by water! You can find buoys at several different locations between the Grand Glaize Beach and the main campground that marks the trail. This 9-mile trail shows off woodlands, glades, streams, a logging chute, caves, geological structures, and so much more. An Aquatic Trail guide is available to pick up at the park office if you would like help spotting the sights and learn as you go.

Photo Credit: FunLake

See the Lake of the Ozarks' State Parks!

The Lake of the Ozarks has two beautiful State Parks and both of them can be accessed by boat! Not only are these State Parks gorgeous, but they are also completely free to visit.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

If you dock your boat in this cove, there is a short trail nearby that lead to an enchanting spring. From there, the more adventurous visitors can climb the over-200-step staircase and hike more than 15 miles of gorgeous trails that wind through the park. There are thousands of lush, wooded acres to explore. The park also features the historic stone castle ruins, named Ha Ha Tonka, high atop the bluff.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

The lake area also boasts the largest state park in Missouri. It encompasses more than 17,400 acres of stunning natural beauty. There are twelve trails winding around this park's thousands of wooded acres. It's a wonderful spot to get off the boat, stretch your legs, and maybe even have a picnic. Whether you spend a couple of hours or stay overnight, this is a gorgeous natural area to enjoy.

Enjoy the Outdoors!

What is your favorite way to enjoy the great outdoors? June is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature. If you don't have a boat of your own, don't worry! BomBay Boat Rental has the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks with four convenient locations to choose from. Give us a call to make your reservation today!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Why Should I Rent vs. Buy?

If you are trying to decide whether to rent or buy a boat this season, BomBay Boat Rental Co. is here to help you weigh your options! We are the best boat and jet ski rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we have a lot of boating experience and knowledge that we are ready to share with you. Keep reading to learn more and to find out the pros and cons of renting vs. owning a boat.

Lower Cost

Buying a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks can be incredibly expensive. Especially if you are looking for a new boat like the ones available for rent from BomBay Boat Rental. New boats can cost anywhere between $40,000 and $200,000 depending on the type and model you are interested in buying. And the costs don't end there! You will also spend the lifetime of the boat spending money on potentially costly repairs and maintenance (think, winterizing and de-winterizing every year). Renting a boat or jet ski is a very minimal cost and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Not to mention, BomBay Boat Rental Co. uses the newest models of boats so you can have a high-class experience for a low cost. 

Variety is the Spice of Boating!

When you rent boats, you can try several different kinds of boats to fit your activity for the day. Looking for a fast boat that can make the tube fly across the water? Rent a ski boat! Looking for a peaceful way to boat with your whole crew while enjoying the sunshine? Rent a pontoon! You never have to choose between your favorites. You can always have the best of both worlds with renting.

Never-Ending Fun on the Lake

Renting a boat from BomBay Boat Rental is a great choice for your vacation at the Lake! Even if you live here full time, renting with BomBay is the best way to go boating at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have the best boats, the best staff, and the best locations. We can even deliver your rental directly to you! Just give us a call and make your reservation by the hour, by the day, or even by the week!

Friday, May 22, 2020

National Safe Boating Week Safety Tips!

For National Safe Boating Week (May 16th-22nd), BomBay Boat Rental Co. is bringing you great tips on how to have a safe a fun day on the water. As the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know what it takes to stay safe on the water without sacrificing fun. Keep reading to learn more and get ready to have a great holiday weekend boating at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Photo Credit: FunLake

Stay Familiar with the Weather

Missouri weather can be fairly unpredictable, so it's important to check the forecast more than once as you get ready to head out for a day of fun. If it starts to rain, it is important to turn back and switch to fun land activities. You may think that a light rain isn't too dangerous; however, that is not always the case. Rain can seriously impede a driver's ability to see other boats, obstacles, and other potentially dangerous objects. When you're driving on the road, you know where to expect other cars to be. But out on the water, there aren't any road lines and a boat can appear in your path before you know it.

Drink Responsibly

As the driver of the boat, of course, you shouldn't drink at all. Drinking and driving carries the same limits and penalties on water as it does on land. As passengers, it's important to drink responsibly while you're out on the water. If you drink too much, it could be very easy for a serious accident to occur. Tripping and falling into the water can quickly turn from a silly blooper into a devastating accident. If you are drinking, make sure to eat plenty of food and stay hydrated throughout the day.

Use Life Jackets

Legally, you must have coast guard approved life jackets on board and accessible for everyone on the boat. That means stowing life jackets deep in the boat under a lot of other supplies could be dangerous. It's also important that the life jackets are the right size and weight rating for your occupants. If someone weighs 200 pounds, a life jacket rated for 150 pounds will be useless. And for someone that weighs 100 pounds (perhaps your teenage kid), an extra large life jacket won't help keep them afloat. Before casting off for a fun day on the Lake, make sure everyone has a life jacket that fits them well and store them in a place that is easily and quickly accessible in case of an emergency.

Take Care of Yourself

It's easy to get excited about finally getting out on the water after spending time prepping the boat, but don't neglect your personal health and safety! Be sure to apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or above) and bring more to reapply, pack snacks and/or a lunch, fill water bottles to stay hydrated and avoid heat exhaustion, and bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays. A fun day on the water can suddenly feel not so great if you experience hunger pains, heat exhaustion, dehydration, or sunburn. Take care of yourself this summer!

Boating at Lake of the Ozarks 

Get ready for an incredible summer at the Lake of the Ozarks by renting a boat from BomBay Boat Rental. We have the best boats available and we can even deliver to you by water! Leave the boat maintenance to us and focus on the fun this season!