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!