Thursday, December 29, 2016

BomBay Boat Rental Company Looks Forward To 2017!

Another excellent year in the books! Thanks to the incredible weather we had, BomBay Boat Rental Company was able to meet customer needs well into the fall. The Lake of the Ozarks did not disappoint - wowing locals and visitors with record breaking water events and more. If you're one of many who enjoyed our fantastic fleet of rental watercraft in 2016, you can look forward to the same great service, pricing and products BomBay Boat Rental Co. is known for. If you've not operated a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks but would love to experience the water from behind the wheel of a new piece of equipment, we encourage you to start with an exceptional rental from BomBay Boat Rental Company - we'll be renting again March 1st, 2017!

Why Choose BomBay Boat Rental Company?

  • The Boats
    • We always offer the newest and largest fleets on the Lake of the Ozarks. We are constantly upgrading our boats and managing the fleet with precision and care. You'll be blown away by the quality of our boats! We rent Cobalt 220 Ski Boats and Sylvan Mirage Tritoons.
  • The Waverunners
    • Our waverunner rentals are a great way to see the water up close! You're sure to have a blast on our fast, well-maintained machines - grab a friend and explore the coves of the Lake of the Ozarks with speed and excitement! We rent Sea-Doo GTI 130 personal watercrafts.
  • The Locations
    • We feature three, convenient, full-time locations for you to pick up your boat and waverunner rentals. All locations are open 8am to 6pm but if you're not able to make it down to the dock, don't worry - we deliver, too! We like to keep things easy, that's why, we let you reserve your rentals online or by giving us a quick call. When the season starts, visit us at the following locations:
Village Marina
107 Village Marina Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65026

Camden on the Lake
2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Dog Days Bar & Grill
2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65065

  • The Memberships
    • BomBay Boat Rental Company offers the ONLY Boat and Waverunner Memberships at the Lake of the Ozarks allowing you to have repeat fun without the expensive of ownership! Options and features include: week day plans, 7 day plans, family or shared plans, and more! Visit our website to request information about becoming a BomBay Boat Rental Co. Member! 
A new year brings a new season to the Lake of the Ozarks and we want you to enjoy it to the fullest! The BomBay staff is knowledgeable and ready to help outfit you with the best boat rental option at the Lake. When the weather warms up and you find yourself being called to the water, come to BomBay Boat Rental Company and we will be ready and waiting! We're excited for the 2017 rental season and we're counting down the days until we see YOU out on the water! 


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you love spending time on the Lake of the Ozarks, rain or shine, then you might find it difficult getting through the winter without your water fix. BomBay Boat Rental Company knows how you feel - we're already counting down the days until we re-open March 1st, 2017. 72 days in fact, and we couldn't be more excited to begin renting the best watercrafts at the Lake of the Ozarks. In the meantime, we've got a few fishing suggestions for our winter fishing friends - don't let the cold deter you from enjoying our lake for fishing this winter.

January and February Fishing 

As December winds down and you gear up for the new year, you can look forward to some excellent fishing. Many feel that cold temperatures in January and February are a deterrent to catching fish, but according to, it's actually one of the best times of the year to catch fish. There are big fish just waiting to bite your bait and all you've got to do is cast! Winter water temperatures at the Lake of the Ozarks average between the mid-30s and low to mid-40s, making conditions great for bass fishing. Anglers are well suited to fish the lower end of the lake this time of year, where the water is clearer and generally warmer. 

Here's your fishing expert tip: The trick to successful bass fishing during January and February really comes down to three baits. Jerk baits, jigs and the Alabama rig. Once your rod is ready, head for the channel banks, secondary points, bluff ends, and transition banks. You've got to find the fish to hook and reel them in!

Additionally, January and February are unique because, you have the opportunity to catch crappie on the same baits that are used to catch bass. You may find that big crappie gather in schools during this time of year, making catching a limit of large crappie not just doable, but common. 

Upcoming Fishing Tournaments

There are several fishing tournaments coming up over the next couple of months. Even if you don't participate, it can be a lot of fun visiting the weigh-ins and checking out the fish the competitors pull in. Check out for more information.

4th Annual Winter Bass Challenge January 7, 21 and February 4, 2017
Open to individuals who are ready to have a great fishing experience and 90% of the entry fees as the cash prize. Fishing takes place from 8 AM to 3:30 PM (weigh-in). If you're ready to participate, the entry fee is $125.00 per boat and you can submit this online or by mail. Weather permitting this is sure to be a great tournament! 

For all things fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks, is you location for professional tips, latest fishing reports, bait information, and more. We hope you've enjoyed some great tips for enjoying Lake of the Ozarks fishing for leisure as well as competition. BomBay  Boat Rental Company is already looking forward to another great season of boat and waverunner rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, but until then, we want our lake area friends to enjoy the water as much as possible. Have fun fishing and good luck!


Friday, December 16, 2016

Customers are Buzzing about BomBay Boat Rental Company!

BomBay Boat Rental Company is a first class, customer service oriented boat and waverunner rental company located at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. We strive in all our client interactions to live by our motto, "BETTER PRODUCT, BETTER PRICES, BETTER PEOPLE"! How do we achieve that, you may ask? Let us break it down for you - you won't have to take our word for it though, we want to share what actual customers are saying about us, too!


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. 

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!

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!

BomBay Boat Rental Company is committed to customer satisfaction and we invite you to take a look at what some of our customers have to say!

"Couldn't ask for a better experience! Great staff, newest fleet!"
B. Harness

"Had a great experience. Called them on a Wednesday and the operator answered right away. Reserved four tritoons and a waverunner for the weekend. Both units were new and the crew was ready for us when we arrived. Asked for a recommendation for lunch and their spot was perfect...Thanks guys for a wonderful experience!"
M. Brick

"Rented a tritoon and a waverunner for the day! The boat was exactly what we needed and had plenty of room to move about. Kids had so much fun on the waverunner! The staff was great and helpful with all of our questions! Awesome experience!"
Amanda S.

"We rented a wave runner for the afternoon and had an awesome time. The staff was great, very helpful and friendly, walked us through everything we needed to do, how to use the equipment and provided a map and list of places we could go while out on the lake. They also suggested an app we could download to help find our way around if we got lost. We had a great day and would happily rent from there again!"
Suzanne R.

"Stumbled across this rental spot at Camden On The Lake. Was surprised all their boats and waverunners were brand spanking new! For a new rental business, they operate like they have been in business for years. Keep it up!"

"Great customer service and top of the line watercraft!"
B. Swymeler

It is our pleasure to provide excellent service and products to our rental customers. When we are able to share comments like these, we are fueled to do an even BETTER job with each new season. Choose BomBay Boat Rental Company for your next Lake of the Ozarks watercraft rental and you won't be disappointed! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Celebrate The Season ON The Lake Of The Ozarks!

BomBay Boat Rental Company may be closed for the season but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks from the bow of a boat this holiday season. December at the Lake is a wonderful time to spread holiday cheer. From festive drive through light parks to Christmas parades, there are activities to satisfy all ages, but if you're a water lover we have a few suggestions that can get you on a boat and help you get in the holiday spirit.

Deck The Docks Holiday Light Cruises

The Sixth Annual Deck the Docks Festival of Lights is returning to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Lake of the Ozarks homeowners are encouraged to decorate their docks and lake front homes! In conjunction with Dogwood Animal Shelter, Celebration Cruises, the Lake's premier cruise boat offers a unique opportunity to support a local non-profit organization. For just $25 dollars you can board the Celebration yacht and embark on a beautiful festival of lights and help raise awareness for homeless pets. Proceeds from the holiday cruises are donated to Dogwood Animal Shelter, a local no-kill shelter. 

Cruises set sail on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through December 30, 2016.

Space is limited so make your reservation today! Call 573-480-3212 or visit 


Frosty Float Fundraiser for Children's Learning Center

Jump aboard the the Celebration yacht for the Frosty Float and go on a magical journey cruising the Lake for some holiday fun! Families will love viewing the holiday home displays and exciting activities. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and a cash bar while listening to Christmas Carolers. The kids will love when Santa makes an appearance and gives the little guests a special gift back. Tickets are $20 and benefit the Children's Learning Center, a source providing high quality services to children with special needs and developmental delays in the lake area. 

Boarding begins at 3:30 PM on December 11 and 18, 2016.

For more information call 573-346-0660. There is a limited supply of tickets available, visit to make your reservation!

New Years Eve Cruise

Ring in the New Year with friends aboard the Celebration Grand Glaize

If you love the Lake of the Ozarks, there's no better way to celebrate the upcoming year than ON the water! Start the evening with a complimentary welcome aboard drink then spend the evening enjoying appetizers and entertainment. At midnight a champagne toast will be served to cheer the new year! Make this a memorable evening while you cruise the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

The boat will be waiting for you at 8:00 PM, Saturday, December 31, 2016.

The cost is $ 50 per person plus service charge. You can visit or call 573-480-3212.

Just because it's winter we don't have to hang up our boat shoes just yet. There are fun ways to celebrate the holiday season at the Lake of the Ozarks in December and we hope you find time to enjoy some or all of these suggestions. Your favorite boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, BomBay Boat Rental Company, will be looking forward to scheduling your 2017 watercraft rental when we reopen March 1, 2017! For now, get out and enjoy the spectacular Lake of the Ozarks in the winter!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide For Boat Lovers

If you're like us, it's difficult to say goodbye to the warm mid-Missouri summer weather and embrace the chill of winter, but like every year, old man winter has his own agenda. BomBay Boat Rental Company misses our warm weather cruising but, we'll admit it, the coldest months do have their advantage - the holidays are here and the gift giving season is upon us! With just three weeks until Christmas, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat rental company wants to help you celebrate the holidays in sunny style with some suggestions for fun-loving lake inspired gifts. 

Artwork & Vintage Signs

When boating is your favorite hobby you'll love to display it on your home or office walls. At the Lake of the Ozarks, there's no shortage of unique wall art. Your gift recipient will appreciate the thought when you gift them the perfect lake-inspired artwork or sign.  

Nautical Decor & Pillows

Get into the holiday spirit with nautical themed pillows and decor. Decorative throw pillows are a great gift for the water loving friends in your life. For that person on your list who loves a nautical themed room, consider looking for photo frames and other unique accessories. They will love a reason to freshen up their lake house and you'll love the smile on their face! 

Outdoor Gear

Lake lovers will be overjoyed when they open up a gift related to outdoor living. Coolers, outdoor grills, water-themed tumblers, outdoor blankets, and compasses all make special personal gifts for that outdoorsy friend on your list.

Marine Electronics & Gadgets 

Have someone that you know will love the newest, latest and greatest when it comes to electronics? Waterproof cameras, portable audio systems, fish-finders, and stereo speakers all make excellent gifts for those water-lovers on your list. 

Water Wear

For guys and gals that spend a lot of time on the lake, you can't go wrong with apparel. Boat shoes that can carry the recipient to and from their BomBay Boat rental will definitely be a hit! Clothing designed for men and women who love to spend time on the water and want to look good while they're doing it is a great idea and can be found at a number of local shops. 

Tubes & Floats - For the Kids!

It may be several months before they'll be able to utilize water toys but the kids will definitely love the package! Active boaters and their families will enjoy receiving anything you can jump, toss or ride in the water!

BomBay Boat 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. Take a closer look at the excellent membership options on our website. 

Celebrating the holidays with your family and friends is always a good time, and when you're at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's even better! Give your holiday gift list a dash of nautical nuance and have fun finding those perfect gifts. BomBay Boat Rental Company hopes to see you and your boat-loving crew on the docks next year!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Basic Boating Terms You Should Know

Do you love the Lake of the Ozarks? BomBay Boat Rental Company not only loves the Lake of the Ozarks, we love boating on the Lake of the Ozarks! Next time you find yourself ready to rent one of the best rental boats on the lake we want you to be prepared. Whether you're interested in learning boat terminology because you want to increase your nautical knowledge or you want to impress your friends as you captain them through the water, there are so many things to study when it comes to boating. Before venturing out into open waters, it's important to have a basic understanding of common boat terms associated with the positions and directions of your boat. We want to make sure that you have the best experience possible on your boating journey, so take a look at our list of basic boating terms.

Common Boating Terms

1. Bow

The front end of a boat is the bow. When you move toward the bow, it is called going forward.

2. Stern

 Refers to the rear of the boat. When you move toward the stern, you are going aft.

3. Aft

When you moving towards the stern, you are going aft.

4. Forward

When you are moving towards the front end of a boat, this is called going forward.

5. Underway

When a boat is moving, either by power or sail, it is called being underway. A boat moving forward is moving ahead. When the boat moves backwards, it is going astern.

6. Port

If you are standing in the rear of the boat looking forward, port refers to the entire right side of the boat. 

7. Starboard

Standing at the rear of the boat and looking forward, starboard refers to the entire right side of the boat.

8. Amidships

Amidships is the central part of the boat, while athwartships is an imaginary line running from one side of the boat, to the other. 

9. Topside & Below

Going topside is moving from a lower deck to an upper deck of the boat, while going below is moving from an upper deck to a lower deck.

10. Windward & Leeward

Windward is the direction from which the wind is blowing; leeward is the opposite direction from which the wind is blowing. Knowing the windward side and leeward side is particularly helpful when you are operating in strong weather. 

11. Helm

The station from which a captain operates the boat is called the helm.

12. Cockpit

The cockpit is the space somewhere behind the helm where people can gather. 

13. Bow line

A bow line is a line that leads from the front of the boat, the bow, to the dock. It is used to tie the boat to the dock. (You'll toss this to a dock assistant when you're docking at your favorite Lake of the Ozarks shoreside restaurant!)

14. Inboard Motor

An inboard motor is a motor that is inside of the vessel.

15. Outboard Motor

An outboard motor is a motor that is outside of the vessel. It is attached to the transom. The transom is the flat part of the stern, or back, of the boat.

BomBay Boat Rental Company has armed you with these basic boating terms to help you enjoy a safe boating excursion for you and your passengers. You may find these boat terms come in handy when speaking with dock staff and communicating with service departments. Practice and memorize these useful terms and you'll be speaking the boating lingo in no time! When you rent your next boat from BomBay Boat Rental Co. you'll feel confident and ready to have a great day on the lake!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Happenings at The Lake of the Ozarks

With the unseasonably warm weather we've been experiencing at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner. The 2016 rental season for BomBay Boat Rental Company was exceptional, and we couldn't have asked for a better season, but we're ready to get into the holiday spirit. Now that you're not spending as much time on the water and have more free time, check out a few fun upcoming Lake area events and celebrations.

Nov. 17-19:  Gala of Trees

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is the new host for 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. While participation in the silent auction throughout the gala is free.   All of the proceeds raised from the auction benefit Candyland and the Idiot's Club to purchase toys for local children.  

Nov. 18 - Jan. 1:  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. 24 - 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.  Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and hot cider Thursday - Sunday evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm and this is free and open to the public.  

Nov. 25 - Dec. 25:  Christmas Village & Ice Skating At Old Kinderhook

Every weekend from Thanksgiving until Christmas you can enjoy the holidays at Old Kinderhook. They 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. 25 - 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. 26 - Dec. 31:  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. 26-27:  The Nutcracker Ballet

Steps dance studio will be performing their 16th 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. 27:  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   

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.    


Friday, November 11, 2016

Boat Memberships - An Affordable Alternative To Owning

Did you know there's an affordable alternative to boat ownership? BomBay Boat Rental Company has revolutionized the way many people at the Lake of the Ozarks enjoy boating! Whether you prefer the quiet lake days for fishing or watching your children catch air on a tube, our rental options are sure to provide you with the enjoyment you're looking for. Our membership program makes boating easy, fun and affordable. If you've rented with us before but are looking for a few fringe benefits, you'll love our options for membership.

All of our memberships run for six months, April 1st - September 1st. With three convenient locations at the Lake of the Ozarks, members have access to all locations. Whenever you're ready to go boating, we will be waiting for you! The pick up and drop off process will be smooth, however, if delivery is needed we can accommodate that as well. We currently operate at the following locations:

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

With BomBay Boat Rental Company the possibilities are endless. We offer three different boat memberships to ensure a plan fits perfectly with your lifestyle.

  • 5 day membership (Monday - Friday)
  • 7 day membership (Monday - Sunday)
  • Shared 7 day membership Family or shared plan (Monday - Sunday)

Boat Rental Memberships 

As a member you will receive six days of advanced reservations. These can be 6 separate days, two 2 day rentals, or, one 6 day rental. We want you to have access when you need it, so these days can be divided up at your discretion. Don't forget, if you have a boat membership with BomBay Boat Rental Company, you will have access to our waverunners. Boat members can take waverunners for 4 hour intervals and can reserve a waverunner up to 7 days in advance.

WaveRunner Rental Memberships

Your Bombay Boat Rental waverunner membership affords you 2 days of advanced reservations. These can be 2 separate days or one 2 day rental. Like our boat memberships, the customer can choose how he or she prefers to dived the days. With advanced reservation, you will have unlimited access and can reserve the personal water crafts for up to 4 hours at a time. 

Why choose membership?

Imagine boating without the hassles of cleaning, waxing, storage, maintenance, repair, and winterizations. The staff at BomBay Boat Rental Company takes care of all the typical hassles of boat ownership. No waiting for lengthy repairs - with access to our fleet of boats, they're ready when you're ready!  

So what are you waiting for? The friendly staff at the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is just a phone call away. For pricing information visit our website or call 573-365-1800. Summer 2017 will be here before you know it, will you be ready to explore the Lake of the Ozarks in a BomBay boat?


Friday, November 4, 2016

Enjoying the Outdoors at The Lake of the Ozarks

It happens every year as we enter November. The cool, crisp air brings people out of doors to enjoy the warm sunshine as they gravitate toward their favorite fall hobbies. The Lake of the Ozarks is host to some of the best summer activities the Midwest has to offer, but we want to share why our area is just as fun in the fall. As a result of the unusually warm weather, BomBay Boat Rental Company has had an extended season, still renting boats into November! This weekend is no exception as the forecast predicts 70 degrees - give us a call and reserve your watercraft, we're waiting for you! If you want to get outside but prefer to keep your feet planted on the ground, grab your sneakers and head outside - there's plenty to do!


Looking for that catch of the day? It may be getting cold outside but the fishing around the Lake of the Ozarks is heating up - note, the increase of bass boats flying up and down and in and out of coves. Time to pack that fishing gear and head down to the dock (or out in a BomBay boat) and start casting. You may find that the bass are feeding near the surface or in the shallow sections of the lake. Your "big bass" may be out there, good luck!


Locals and visitors alike find the woods and fields around the Lake of the Ozarks to be filled with a wide variety of wild game this fall. During the designated seasons, you'll be able to test your skill and fill the freezer, if that's something you enjoy. If hunting is your hobby, the fall is a great time to look for that trophy buck, turkey and other migratory birds. 

Hiking and Biking

The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to discover nature by foot or tire! There are 12 hiking trails at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and 11 trails at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Take in the serene, natural characteristics of the Ozarks as you walk or ride your bike around the area.


With the unseasonably warm temperatures the Lake of the Ozarks is experiencing, we're noticing boaters are out - still soaking up the sun! The calm water will have you rocking to your fall beat, and the stunning scenery is simply the best. 

As you plan your weekend, pencil in time to get outside and soak up this exceptional weather. It's hard to beat a 70 degree day in November! And don't forget, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat rental company is offering HALF PRICE rentals! Make your reservation for this weekend. Give 573-365-1800 a call, or visit us online to make your reservation request through our website. An amazing time is waiting for you OUTSIDE.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Nautical Themed Halloween Costumes!

Halloween weekend is here and it's time to slip into your best nautical themed costume! If you're a lake lover attending a costume party to celebrate Halloween this year, we'll help you choose your favorite sea faring Halloween costume. From the youngest member of the family to your water loving pooch, we've got ideas for the whole family! Don't forget, if you want to spend this beautiful holiday weekend on the water - BomBay Boat Rental Co. is still renting the best tritoons and speed boat options on the Lake of the Ozarks, reserve your boat today and plan on a spooky good time!


From Jack Sparrow to Captain Hook, you can't go wrong with a pirate costume! There are great famous characters to choose from, and one of the best parts - you get to talk like a pirate all night long! "Argh. You Scallywag!"


Another classic nautical costume is the sailor. A generic sailor is a great way to go, or there's always Popeye - especially good for showing off those muscles! This costume can easily be adapted from adult to kids, and will be comfortable to wear all night long. 


Do you prefer to show off your classy side during Halloween? Try a ship captain costume for your next holiday party. You can stand tall in your white jack and pant suit.


There are so many variations of the mermaid! You can go classic, you can go cartoon, you can go vintage. No matter what your finished costume looks like, you'll be sure to impress. There's always a long red wig with your name on it!

Sea Creature

We've seen jellyfish, lobsters, sharks and squid! There are so many underwater creatures to choose from, and you can make any of these critters scary or friendly! With a little searching you can find nearly all sea creature costumes in child and adult sizes alike.


Don't forget that other family member that loves to spend time with his or her favorite humans during Halloween! There's always a costume option for your water loving pooch but don't forget, if Fido isn't as interested in dressing in costume as you are, consider letting him or her wear their "birthday suit" instead!

BomBay Boat Rental Co. loves summer, but autumn does have it's perks. Halloween is a holiday that can be celebrated on or off the water and the boating season is not quite over! We've got the boats for your holiday party, so if you're planning to express your passion for the water in one of these nautical themed Halloween costumes, rent a boat from our Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark location by calling 573-365-1800.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Discover 7 Great Midwest Fall Scenic Tours

Autumn is in the air! The leaves are changing at the Lake of the Ozarks and the mild temperatures are calling us outdoors. Now is the perfect time to hit the road for a fall foliage tour and we're going to share some fantastic places to explore before the last leaf drops for winter. Of course, if you're so inclined to swap the scenic road tour for a boat ride, BomBay Boat Rentals can send you out for a day trip on the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks! 

St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri makes fall look good! The season lingers here and we don't mind at all. You'll find many ways to celebrate this time of year in St. Louis. If heights don't make you fuss take a ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, you're sure to see the city in all it's fall glory from the window of this landmark. Forest park boasts over 1,000 miles of beautiful changing leaves and is perfect for a breezy picnic. But don't lose your walking shoes just yet! Take a stroll through the Missouri Botanical Gardens and don't forget to take time to visit the Zoo - it's free!

Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway

An easy drive from St. Louis, this National Scenic Byway is sure to please the leaf lovers. It threads through natural areas, past water views, bluffs and the beautiful fall foliage will be visible throughout. You won't miss a thing on this route. Meal options are plenty, history and art culture are around every corner and you might enjoy some local vineyards on your way too! 

Katy Trail

Did you know it's possible to pedal your way across Missouri? You may not have the time (or stamina) to bike the 225 mile Katy Trail but you may find a day excursion is all you need to enjoy some of the loveliest changing trees our state has to offer. The trail starts northwest of St Louis and loosely follows the Missouri River west. Depending on where you come into the trail, you'll find it winds through farmland, prairie, wooded country and more. If you're from the Lake of the Ozarks area, just an hour west you'll find the Katy Trail entrance in Jefferson City, Missouri. Whether you're biking or hiking, you won't be disappointed! 

The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway

Ready to see Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa from one great platform? The byway runs through rolling, wooded countryside that is sure to be in spectacular fall form this season. Take a break at an awe-inspiring outlook in the tiny town of White Cloud, located just 85 miles northwest of Kansas City, Missouri. When you'e reached this post on the bluffs of the Missouri River, you'll know you're at the end of the 63 mile Glacial Hills Scenic Byway.

Missouri Wine Trails

The colors on the trees can be seen in a glass when you travel Missouri's wine trails! As you make your way through the state you'll find many wineries along the Missouri River. The region will be bustling with fall festivities, wine tours and tastings.

The Ozarks

As the landscape transformation takes place, there's no better way to explore nature and beauty than through a tour of the Ozarks. Near Branson, Missouri you'll find, nearly every road you take offers stunning views from the hills and cliffs of the Ozark Mountains. From mountain tops to level lakes, you'll find overlooks in abundance and opportunities to take a stroll through many area nature trails.  

Arkansas' Eureka Springs

If art, history and quirky culture are on your fun list, a Victorian town nestled in the hills of Arkansas might be your destination of choice. This charming historical town offers more than colorful charms, you'll find art galleries, award winning cuisine, natural springs and enough trees to get your lovely leaf gazing fix. It's a must see on your scenic getaway!

Autumn is an incredible time to discover the scenery of the Midwest. Whether your idea of a getaway is a long peaceful drive, or wandering the colorful tree-shaded streets of a small town, we know you'll love the beauty of these great fall tours. If you prefer to stay a little closer to home, BomBay Boat Rental Company invites you to reserve a boat on our website or by giving us a call. The Lake of the Ozarks is our backyard and it's beautiful foliage is on full fall display!