Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Big Things Happening in 2016 for BomBay Boat Rental Co.

2015 was an incredible year for BomBay Boat Rental Co, and we're very excited about what 2016 has in store.  The best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks will still be offering better product, better prices, and better people, but next year we will be adding to what you have already come to expect from us!  

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BomBay Boat Rental Co. always offers the newest and largest fleets on the Lake of the Ozarks.  Next spring we will be adding 10 additional 2016 Sylvan Mirage Tritoons to our fleet.  This means that we will have a total of 24 Tritoons and 6 Cobalt 220's available for you to rent all season.   

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Our wave runner rentals were very popular last year, and next year we are adding to that fleet so that more people have a chance to enjoy them.  6 more SeaDoo GTI SE Wave Runners are being added, giving us a total of 18 for rent.  

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In 2016, we will feature three full-time locations for you to pick up your boat and jet ski rentals from.  You can reserve a rental online or simply give us a call and set it up.  If you are within a short distance, we may even be able to deliver to you!  When you call to make your reservation, we will be happy to discuss that possibility.  

  • Village Marina
    • 107 Village Marina Road, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
    • 3MM
  • Camden on the Lake
    • 2359 Bittersweet Road, LakeOzark, MO 65049
    • 7.5 MM
  • Dog Days Bar & Grill
    • 1232 Jeffries Road, Osage Beach, MO 65065
    • 18 MM

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BomBay Boat Rental Co. offers the only Boat Membership Club and Wave Runner Membership Club at the Lake of the Ozarks.  These memberships allow you to repeat the fun without having the expense of owning a boat.  There are a variety of plans, one of which is sure to fit your lifestyle.  There is only a one-time membership fee and six months of payments, from April 1st - September 1st.  They come with advanced reservations, unlimited access through 1-day advanced reservations, and can be used at any of our rental locations.  

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  • Weekday Plan
  • 7-day Plan
  • Family or Shared Plan 

Better (& MORE) product, better prices, and better people!  Our helpful and knowledgeable staff will be here to answer any questions that you may have.  When you are ready to get out on the water, they will make sure that everything is ready and waiting for you.  

The best watercraft rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks will once again be found when you rent from us.  BomBay Boat Rental Co. is very excited about what next spring will bring, and we hope that this sneak peek has gotten you excited too. Only a few more months before we can all get out and truly enjoy our wonderful lake life.  


Thursday, December 24, 2015

5 Christmas Facts We Bet You Didn't Know

Christmas happens every year, but it seems that there are still a lot of things to learn about this familiar holiday.  BomBay Boat Rental Company found five pretty cool Christmas facts for you right here.  We are willing to bet that they are new to you too.

1.  Christmas trees are accepted at some zoos as food for the animals.  At the Lake of the Ozarks, Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton is accepting Christmas trees until January 10 to be put into the lake for fish to use as habitats.  

2.  During World War II, the United States government worked in secret with the Bicycle playing card company.  They were making special decks of cards to send as gifts to POWs in Nazi Germany.  When the soldiers moistened these cards, pieces of a map were revealed that indicated a precise escape route.  

3.  One origin story for the Christmas stocking states that there were three sisters that could not afford their dowry, therefore they would not be able to get married.  St. Nicholas felt sorry for these girls, so he filled the stockings that were hanging by the fireplace from their laundry with gold so that they did not have to become old maids.   

4.  The first known artificial Christmas trees were made from different materials than we use today.  The Germans made tree-shaped pyramids from wood for some, and they also made others from dyed goose feathers.  

5.  Scary ghost stories used to be an old Christmas Eve tradition, but that seems to have died out over the past century.  Unless, of course, you think having a stranger sneak in at night and wander around the house like in "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is a scary story!  We still tell that one every year. 

Well, did you know about all that?  Now you will have a few interesting conversation starters when things slow down this Christmas.  Everyone here at BomBay Boat Rental Company wishes each and every one of you a very merry Christmas.  We can't wait to see you all again next spring!  


Friday, December 18, 2015

3 Simple Steps To Get Your MO Boating License

The best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks are a great way to truly enjoy the "lake experience."  Everyone that visits our incredible area for vacation, and even all of the lucky people that live here year-round, should visit BomBay Boat Rental Company and take out one of our amazing boats or jet ski rentals.  

Before you get behind the wheel, you will need to obtain your Boater Education Card.  It's not hard to get and can be done online.  Once you earn it, it is yours for life.  An approved boater safety course is required for anyone over the age of 14 that will be operating any vessel on the lakes of Missouri.  Under the age of 14, a person may only operate a motorboat or PWC if they are under the direct, onboard supervision of someone 16 years of age or older.  There is no minimum age for taking the test though, so children under the age of 14 are welcome to go ahead and earn their own card.

Like we mentioned earlier, it's not hard to obtain your Boater Education Card. After the three following steps and you will be ready to hop into one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals next spring.        

#1 - Study and pass the Missouri Boater Safety Course.

You can find the free material online that you will need to know to pass the test. It covers everything from the many parts of a boat to how to handle an emergency.  After making your way through the course material, you will take the Missouri Final Exam.  The fee for the exam is $24.50.  You'll get two chances to pass it.  If you fail twice, you will be required to restart the course.   

#2 - Purchase and print your temporary certificate.

The temporary operating permit lets you get out on the water right away.  The price for the required lifetime card is $17.

#3 - Excitedly await your boater education card in the mail!

In about 45 days, your lifetime Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card will show up in your mailbox.  You will now be able to get out on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks any time that you want for the rest of your life!  All states, territories, and provinces will recognize boating education cards that meet NASBLA requirements.  

Christmas break will give you plenty of time to study the course and earn your Boater Education Card.  If you can convince someone to pay the fees for you for a Christmas gift, it won't cost you anything but a little bit of study time!  That leaves you some extra cash to put towards a membership to use our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals or wave runner rentals all summer long.  

Safety is very important to BomBay Boat Rental Company, and once you finish this course you should know everything that you need to stay safe out on the water.  Plus, having the Boater Education Card is the law.  Get it now and tuck it away in your wallet for a summer full of fun on the water in 2016.    


Friday, December 11, 2015

Boat & Wave Runner Rental Memberships Make Great Christmas Gifts!

If you have people on your Christmas list that love to spend time at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got an easy, no-shopping-malls-involved gift idea for you. BomBay Boat Rental Company has a watercraft rental membership option perfect for everyone on your list.  An entire season of wave runner or boat rentals on the Lake of the Ozarks will be the best present under the tree this year.  

All of our memberships run for six months of the boating season, April 1st - September 1st.  Renting means that you don't have any of the hassles of ownership and no maintenance costs.  We have three locations for you to pick up and drop off at:  

  • Village Marina in Lake Ozark
  • Camden on the Lake in Lake Ozark
  • Dog Days Bar & Grill in Osage Beach

We offer a few different membership choices so that you get the best possible plan to fit in with your lifestyle.  

  • Weekday plan (Monday - Friday)
  • 7-day plan (Monday - Sunday)
  • Family or shared plan

Boat Rental Memberships 

BomBay Boat Rental Company rents only the newest and best boats on the water.  We rotate them out every year, so you know you will always get a dependable watercraft.  For the 2015 season we featured the Cobalt 220 Ski Boat and the Sylvan Mirage Tritoon.  A boat rental membership lets you have:

  • 4 advanced reservations per year (for a 48 hour time period)
  • Unlimited access through 1-day advanced reservation (24 hour usage time)

Wave Runner Rental Memberships

If the person you are buying for prefers the freedom and excitement you get racing a wave runner across the lake, this might be a better option.  We use the Sea-Doo GTI 130 because it is easy to drive and exceptionally powerful.  With this membership you will receive:

  • 2 advanced reservations per year (for a 24 hour time period)
  • Unlimited access through 1-day advanced reservation (2 hours usage time)

Gift a membership to yourself!

Go ahead and buy one of our membership plans for yourself.  It's kind of like a present for your friends and family too, as long as you take them out on the water with you next summer.  

A membership opportunity for the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks is not only an awesome gift, but a very unique one.  If you want to give someone the best present that they will get this year, hook them up with BomBay Boat Rental Company.  


Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

The best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is still renting our boats by reservation this time of year, but if you aren't in the mood to get out on the water, there are lots of other exciting things going on in the area this month. The holidays bring along with them all kinds of celebrations and events. BomBay Boat Rental Company mentioned a few ongoing ones in our "November Holiday Happenings" blog, and here are some more to add to that list for December.  

Nov. 27 - Dec. 20:  Christmas on Main Street

The Main Street Music Hall is celebrating the holidays again this year with an incredible music and comedy show.  This is a wonderful experience for every age.  For show times and reservations, call 573-348-9500 or visit www.lakemusichall.com.  

Lake Area Community Orchestra

We mentioned their first performance last month, but here is the remaining concert schedule.  All shows begin at 7:00 pm.

  • Sunday, Dec. 6 - West Lake Christian Church, Laurie
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 - Hope Lutheran Church, Osage Beach
  • Sunday, Dec. 13 - Versailles Royal Theatre, Verailles
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15 - Lake Ozark Christian Church, Lake Ozark

Dec. 11- Dec. 12:  "The Nutcracker" Ballet

The Royal Theatre in Versailles is presenting this holiday classic.  Shows are at 7:00 pm, and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-18.  Call 573-378-6226 for more information. 

Dec. 5 & 12:  Breakfast with Santa

Santa will be hosting a breakfast at HK's restaurant at the Lodge of Four Seasons at 9:00 am each of these Saturdays. Call 573-365-3000 for details and pricing information.

Dec. 12:  Lake Ozark Christmas Parade & Santa's Caravan

It's time again for the annual "Christmas Magic" parade along the Bagnell Dam Strip.  The parade will line up along Hwy. 242 and begins at 1:00 pm.  Following the parade at 4:30 pm, Santa's Caravan will travel from Eagle's Landing to below Bagnell Dam for the Lake Holiday Bonfire.  It will include treats for the kids, hot chocolate, coffee, refreshments, and caroling.  

Dec. 13:  Christmas for Kids

This popular annual benefit sponsored by the Christmas for Kids Committee, Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast, and Lake Area Businesses is always highly anticipated.  This year it is being held at the Country Club Hotel & Spa in Lake Ozark.  For $20 plus an unwrapped toy (or $40 without a toy) you can enjoy live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar, along with the knowledge that you are helping to make a Lake area child's Christmas a merry one.  Silent auction items will be up for bid.  Shawn C will be performing to open the evening, followed by Captain Geech & the Shrimp Shack Shooters.  It all begins at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to sponsor a table, you will be invited to the VIP Party at 6:00 pm.  Call John Duba at 573-692-0135 or Katie Karr at 573-216-4247 if you would like to make sponsorship arrangements.  

Dec. 19:  Jingle Jog 2015 

The Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks will be hosting their 1st Annual Jingle Jog.  This 5K run/walk will begin in the YMCA parking lot at 9:00 am, with registration beginning at 8:00 am.  You may register for $20 until December 11, and after that it will be $25.  They will also have a 2-mile walk for anyone that wants to participate on a smaller scale.  After the event, Santa will be there along with a hot cocoa bar, music, and games for the kids.  For more information please call 573-348-9230. 

There are a few ideas for things to keep you entertained off the water.  This is an exciting place to be all year long.  If you the need to get out on the water, call us up and reserve one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals.  On a sunny day, it's hard to resist getting out there.  As for the rest of the month, enjoy all that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer this season.  Happy holidays!  


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas for Boat Lovers

The season for gift-giving is right around the corner.  Even if you aren't an early shopper, part of you knows that it's time to start thinking about the gifts you will be purchasing.  The best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks tends to lean towards gifts that revolve around boating.  How can we help it? It's our favorite thing!  

We know there are a lot of people out there that love boating as much as we do.  If you know a boat lover, (don't worry, they will make it obvious) BomBay Boat Rental Company has a few great gift ideas for them.  If you are the boat lover, get out your pen and paper and start adding these to your own wish list.  

You can never have enough towels on a boat.  You're in the middle of a large body of water, so things are bound to get wet.  Get your favorite boat lover their own set of absorbent towels in their favorite color.  You can even find some great nautical themed towels once you start looking.  

Beach Bags
Along with towels, there are lots of items to take with you for an awesome day out on the water.  A great big tote bag to throw all of those things in is a wonderful gift.  Everything you need in one easy-to-access spot together.      

These are another necessity on the water that it's wise to keep more than one of on hand.  Sunglasses are small items that often end up in the water, left behind, or sat on.  Having a backup or two saves you from squinting for the rest of your boat trip.  The polarized kind are best for cutting the sunny glare from the water. 

Nautical Blanket
Late into the fall and early in the Spring, boat lovers will be itching to get back out on the Lake.  A great big blanket to cuddle under on those chilly trips is a great gift idea.  

Dry Cases
Wallets and cell phones are a couple of items that you want to stay as dry as possible while you are out boating.  You can find a variety of waterproof cases and bags for many different needs.  These will keep the important stuff dry and safe.      

Tubes & Floats
It will be next summer before these get much use in this particular area, but an active boater that loves getting off of the boat and into the water will be thrilled to receive these as a gift.  

Those hot days out on the Lake are a lot easier to take when you have a cooler full of refreshing drinks.  Small coolers are great for short trips and easy to carry.  Large coolers can hold both your drinks and a nice picnic lunch.  

Boat-Themed Clothing
Shirts, jackets, hats, socks... this list can go on and on.  A true boat lover will proudly wear all of these clothing items when they go out.  It's a great boating conversation starter!

Wall Art
To help your boating friend keep their favorite hobby front and center in their home or office, pick them up a piece of art featuring a great saying or cool picture of the water.  If they own a vacation home near the lake, this is a great gift for them to furnish it with.  

Magazine Subscription
Boating magazines are perfect for keeping up-to-date with the latest products and trends.  They are also filled with helpful tips and information.  Bonus- this gift will keep coming to them every month.  

Aerial Photo of a Favorite Lake
If your friend has a special body of water that they frequent,  like our very own Lake of the Ozarks, an aerial photo showing the entire thing is really cool.  They will be able to see all of their favorite coves at once.  

Gift Certificates
There are lots of waterfront bars and restaurants all around the Lake of the Ozarks, and people usually have places that they simply have to stop at every time they got out.  A gift certificate is a great way to treat them to one of their favorite places the next time they are out on the boat.   

Boat Rental Membership
Renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks allows you all of the fun of being out on the water without all of the work involved with storing, cleaning, and transporting a boat of your own.  BomBay Boat Rental Company offers both boat memberships and wave runner memberships that can be used at any of our locations.  They come in a Weekday Plan, 7-day Plan, and a Family or Shared plan.  A boater gets the joy of 6 months of boat rentals, April through September.   

If you are buying gifts for anyone living near the Lake of the Ozarks, then you most likely have a boat lover in that group.  Hopefully this list will help to make your shopping this season a little easier.  You should definitely join them out on the water.  You are sure to be a boat lover too by the end of the trip.  Then we'll expect to be seeing a lot of you at BomBay Boat Rental Company.   


Friday, November 20, 2015

The Origin of the Pontoon Boat

The best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is proud to feature the Sylvan Mirage Tritoon by Starcraft to our customers.  These boats have come a long way since their humble beginnings.  BomBay Boat Rental Company decided to take a look back and discover how this amazing boat got its start. 

A little over 60 years ago in 1952, a farmer from rural Richmond, Minnesota wanted to build a family friendly boat that he could take out on the water. Ambrose Weeres is the man credited with inventing the pontoon boat.  He lived on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes and wanted something reliable to take a family out on.  

The prototype was simply a wooden platform strapped to steel barrels that were welded together.  A 2x4 wood railing surrounded the deck, and a small outboard motor gave it power.  The deck sat a lot higher on the water than the other watercrafts of the time.  It was wide and very stable, and steering was by a vertical stick near the front railing.  

His idea worked out so well, he believed that others living in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" would enjoy having one too.  Weeres then founded the first pontoon company ever, Weeres Industries, building a few boats that he named "The Empress."  Demand exceeded his expectations and business boomed.  People began calling him "Mr. Pontoon" and that name stuck until his death in 1991. Weeres was elected to the Minnesota Marina Hall of Fame for his incredibly popular invention.  

The pontoon of today has come a long way.  BomBay Boat Rental Company features the incredible Sylvan Mirage 8524 Cruise LZ.  This particular watercraft has a spacious deck and four-sided wrap-around seating.  Plenty of room for a large group plus coolers, water toys, and more.    

Until May 1st of 2016, all of our boat and jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks are half-price!  We have a lot of exciting things planned for 2016, including a third location for full-time rentals, and we will be increasing our fleet from 20 boats to 32.  Also, as promised, we will always provide the newest and best maintained fleet on the water.  Expect to rent brand new 2016 boats this Spring.

If you wake up and decide that you just have to get out on the water, give us a call.  We are renting boats at the Lake of the Ozarks by reservation now and through the winter from our Village Marina and Camden on the Lake locations. You can choose to take out our modern-day pontoon, or one of the other options that we have available to you.  True boat-lovers don't let a little cold stop them from getting out on the water!  Give BomBay Boat Rental Company a call a let us get you out there.                


Friday, November 13, 2015

November Holiday Happenings at the Lake of the Ozarks

With Thanksgiving only a couple of weeks away, the Lake of the Ozarks is gearing up for lots of holiday celebrations.  You don't have to wait until December to begin getting into the holiday spirit.  BomBay Boat Rental Company has highlighted a few fun events and celebrations for you to check out in the area.  

Nov. 19-21:  Gala of Trees

Bootlegger's Sports Book & Grill is once again presenting this annual event the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Trees that have been decorated by local businesses and organizations will be on display and up for bid through a silent auction.  All of the proceeds raised from the auction benefit Candyland and the Idiot's Club to purchase toys for local children.  

Nov. 20 - Jan. 2:  Enchanted Village of Lights

The Laurie Fairgrounds is host to one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in Mid-Missouri.  It is open nightly at 5:00 pm, and runs until 9:00 pm weekdays and until 10:00 pm on the weekends.  There is no charge to attend, but donations are welcomed.      

Nov. 21:  Eldon Christmas Celebration

This event begins at 10:00 am with a holiday parade bringing Santa Claus to town.  The Eldon Community Center will be open from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm with face painting, ornament making, food, entertainment, and pictures with Santa.  

Nov. 26 - Jan. 1:  St Patrick's Festival of Lights

Claiming to have the oldest light park in the area, having been around since 1981, is the Shrine of St. Patrick, also known as the Mothers Shrine.  It displays 4,000 strings of lights daily from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  This is free and open to the public.  

Weekends, Nov. 27 - Dec. 20:  Christmas Village at Old Kinderhook

Every weekend during the holidays Old Kinderhook will offer s'mores around the fire pit, carolers, Santa, gingerbread house making, horse drawn carriage rides, elf storytelling, and more.  All of this, plus their incredible outdoor ice skating rink.  

Nov. 27 - Dec. 30:  Deck the Docks Holiday Light Cruise

Proceeds from this wonderful boat cruise benefit the Dogwood Animal Shelter. For $25, the Celebration's dinner cruise will pass by many beautifully decorated waterfront homes and docks.  All cruises leave at 5:30 pm.  Reservations are required. 

Nov. 28 - Jan. 3:  Osage Beach Holiday Lights

The Osage Beach City Park and various locations along Osage Beach Parkway will be lit up for the holidays.  Take a leisurely drive through the park, then venture up and down the parkway for some holiday cheer.  

Nov. 28-29:  The Nutcracker Ballet

Steps dance studio will be performing their 15th year of the Nutcracker ballet at the School of the Osage in Cummings Auditorium.  Reserved tickets are $12-$15, and general admission tickets are $10.  Performances are Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.    

Nov. 29:  Lake Area Community Orchestra

Talented local musicians get together to perform concerts all around the Lake area throughout the holiday season.  The first one for the season will be at the Community Christian Church in Camdenton, MO at 7:00 pm.  If you cannot make it to this performance, they will be performing five more concerts throughout December.  The full schedule is at ww.lakeareacommunityorchestra.org.   


There are lots and lots of fun activities in the area to keep you and your family and friends entertained around Thanksgiving.  We are still renting boats at the Lake of the Ozarks by reservation.  Give us a call if you would like to cruise the Lake on one of these sunny November days.  BomBay Boat Rental Company would like to wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.    


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Essentials to Pack for a Day of Fall Fishing

November is a very popular month for fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks.  You can stand on a dock or the shore to cast your line, but you'll have much better luck if you get out on the water and explore a few different prime fishing spots. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat rental company has the boat ready and waiting for you.  Here are a few things that you should bring along with you for a full day of fishing.

Can't fish without it

  • fishing license
  • appropriate gear for the type of fish you expect to catch
  • basic fishing gear:
    • net
    • long-nose pliers
    • a good knife and multi-tool
    • tape measure for the fish (& a camera for proof!)
    • ice chest, if you plan to keep what you catch
    • extra line, bobbers, hooks, etc..

Dress for the weather

This time of year, you never know if it will be only chilly or downright cold.  Your best bet is to dress in layers.  Fall can also be a bit wet, so it's a good idea to bring the following:
  • quality rain gear
  • insulated gloves
  • windbreaker or sweatshirt
  • hats (one to keep the sun out of your eyes, another to keep your head and ears warm if it gets cold)
  • polarized sunglasses (cuts the glare from the water)
  • waterproof shoes/boots
  • extra pairs of dry socks and a dry set of clothes (just in case)
  • towels

Keep your stuff dry and your self safe.

Rain and accidental dips into the Lake can ruin some of the stuff that you have in your boat.  Occasionally you may be far from help too.  These items will keep you prepared.  
  • waterproof bags can hold everything that shouldn't get wet, like cell phones, wallet, chargers, extra clothing, etc...
  • first aid kit, including necessary medications
  • list of local fishing regulations
  • map of the area you will be fishing in (mark the best spots for next time!)
  • sunscreen & insect repellent 
  • fully charged cell phone

To avoid making stops throughout the day, pack plenty of water, snacks, and beverages.  A weather radio is a good idea.  The saying in Missouri is, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."  

The lists above are a good place to start when you rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks to go fishing.  The more you fish, the easier it will be to know exactly what to expect and what you will need while you are out there.  BomBay Boat Rental Company will be here for you all year long.  Throughout the rest of the Fall and this Winter, we will be renting boats by reservation only at two of our rental sites:  Village Marina and Camden on the Lake.  Give us a call today and get a boat rental reserved for your next fishing trip. 


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Costume & Movie Ideas for the Boat Lover

The best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is still open for business.  You can still give us a call and reserve a boat or jet ski rental any day, but we realize that Halloween night you probably won't be out on the water.  Because of this, BomBay Boat Rental Company has some suggestions for you that keep boating in the forefront this holiday.  


Your love of boating and everything that goes along with it can show loud and clear through what you choose to wear this Halloween.  There are plenty of incredible ideas out there revolving around the boating world, both real and fictional.  

  • Ship's Captain
  • Sailor
  • Pirate
  • Octopus
  • Jellyfish
  • Mermaid
  • Poseidon


As long as you are a big enough lover of boating to not frighten yourself away from it, there are some great movies out there featuring water, boats, and some big aquatic creatures.  Some are scary, some are cheesy, but if you are up for it, you may enjoy these old favorites.   

Friday the 13th
Everyone has heard about Jason and Crystal Lake.  This movie not only makes lakes creepy, but Summer camp and hockey masks too.  If you like it, there are plenty of sequels to watch all weekend long, including a more recent remake.    
Creature From the Black Lagoon 
You know how sometimes when you are in the lake and something brushes up against you, but then it's gone before you see it?  Well, it can't possibly be a prehistoric creature like in this 1954 horror classic.  

Ghost Ship
When a salvage crew finds a long-lost ship floating in the Bering Sea, they prepare to tow it back to land.  The ship has other ideas.

Dead Calm
You don't normally get hitchhikers on a boat, but if you do, beware!  They may not be as innocent as they seem.

"Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water..."  Actually, that tagline is from Jaws 2, but you get the idea.  A gigantic white shark is terrorizing everyone, and a police chief, a marine scientist, and a fisherman are the ones that have to stop it.   

Lake Placid
This time, it's a giant 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile out to destroy everyone in its path.  Who will save the people of Black Lake, Maine?

There you have it.  You can get all dressed up and go out for Halloween, or stay in, turn off the lights, and settle in for a scary movie.  With these suggestions from BomBay Boat Rental Company, you don't have to forget about your love of the water while you enjoy the holiday.  No matter what you decide to do, please have a very happy, very safe Halloween weekend.  When you are ready to get back on the Lake, we'll be here, ready and waiting for you.