Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's Spring Harbor Hop Time! Saturday, May 7, 2016

It's finally here, another Harbor Hop! Well, almost here, so there is still time to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks boat rental. Saturday, May 7, 2016 the 19th Annual Spring Harbor Hop will be taking place. If you love boating on the lake, then this is an event that you do not want to miss.  

BomBay Boat Rental Company has a rental location at 3 participating places this year: The Boat House at Village Marina, Camden on the Lake (they have two checkpoints), and Dog Days Bar & Grill. That makes it convenient for you to either begin or finish your poker hand at one of those awesome waterfront restaurants.

The Checkpoints

Participating in the Harbor Hop is easy. All you need is a boat or jet ski, a list of checkpoints, and a sense of adventure. A little luck with the cards doesn't hurt either. There are over 40 restaurants, bars, and marinas that you can pick up a card from this year, divided into four sections. 

(*Locations are subject to change.)

Gravois Arm - Section I
Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog #1 - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog #2 - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Westport Yacht Club - 5.5 MM Gravois Arm - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Jerk Shack - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
T's Fish Tales - 6.5 MM - Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 7 MM Main Channel - 11 am to 7 pm

10 mm, Dam, Main Channel,  - Section II 
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM Jennings Branch Cove - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boat House Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Glencove Marina/Sea Store - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Alhonna Resorts/Bobber's - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

13mm - 26 mm, Main Channel - Section III
Point Oasis Marina/Rentals - 13 MM Chimney Cove - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Topsider - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Yacht Club - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Extreme Marine 26 - 26 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

28 mm - 38 mm, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Miller's Landing - 28.5 MM - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM Linn Creek Cove - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Niangua Falls Entertainment Complex - 2 MM Niganua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.3 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pier 31 Restaurant & Marina - 31 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

The Rules

An optional $20 donation can be paid at your first stop, and that's where you will pick up your first card. From there, the route is up to you. Stop at 6 more checkpoints, picking up another card for your poker hand at each one. Turn in your hand where you draw your seventh card. 

If you aren't particularly happy with the hand that you have been dealt, you will have the opportunity to buy an eighth card for $5 to increase your winning chance. Each checkpoint has it's own opening time (listed above), but all cards must be turned in by 7 pm to qualify.   

The Prizes

Winners will be notified by mail when the Harbor Hop is over. Prizes will be awarded in the form of lake area gift certificates. The prize amounts depend on the amount of money raised from the entry fees. The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau retains 60% of the money raised to promote the Lake of the Ozarks. The remaining 40% will be divided as follows:   

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7% each
5th - 10th Place: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
(all ties will share the allocated percentage for the placing)

The Bonus
In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven cards within one of the four sections listed above.

The Rentals

No matter how you prefer to hop between checkpoints, we've got you covered. Rent our jet skis if there are a just a couple of you wanting to race between stops, ski boats if you are with a group that loves to go fast, or tritoons if you really want to spread out. Our fleets are the newest and best maintained on the Lake of the Ozarks, so you know you're getting the highest quality possible with every rental. After all, we're all about Better Product, Better Prices, and Better People

What are you waiting for? 

Reserve your own Lake of the Ozarks jet ski rental or boat rental right away, before they are all gone. This is a very popular annual event for the lake area, and the water will be filled with excited people, ready for another season of boating. BomBay Boat Rental Company is here to make sure that happens all season long. 


Friday, April 22, 2016

Great Natural Lake of the Ozarks Attractions By Water

Today's blog happens to be posting on Earth Day, and this awesome holiday has us thinking about all of the incredible places in the lake area that you can enjoy the beauty of nature. BomBay Boat Rental Company has a list of some of the best spots you can reach by water. Whether you choose to visit these places in one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals, or you prefer to hop on one of our waverunner rentals, here are some gorgeous natural areas that you do not want to miss. 

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Unless you are brand new to the lake area, you most likely have been told to pay this gorgeous park a visit. If you dock your boat, there is a short trail next to an enchanting spring to explore. From there, the more adventurous (and in shape) visitors can climb the over 200-step staircase to hike more than 15 miles of trails that wind throughout the park. There are thousands of lush, wooded acres. The park also features historic stone castle ruins high atop the bluff. You will see sinkholes, natural bridges, caves, wildlife, and more.   

Ha Ha Tonka offers courtesy docks for visitors to use at the 14.5 MM of the Big Niangua arm. Boaters love to hang out in the cove and play in the lake. Fisherman say that the cold spring water feeding into the lake makes it a great spot to fish. 

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Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park

You will find America's most scenic cave tour at the 10.5 MM of the Big Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. The underground cave features a stalactite-adorned wedding chapel, Mystery Lake, and guided tours every hour filled with incredible tales about the cave. 

They have a lakeside picnic pavilion that overlooks the breathtaking Lake of the Ozarks. Thunder Mountain Park has a 3/4-mile trail. Along it you will find a 100-foot tall fire tower with a viewing platform at 80 feet. There is no fishing allowed at their dock, but you are welcome to feed the fish while you are there.  

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Lake of the Ozarks State Park

The lake area boasts the largest state park in Missouri. It encompasses more than 17,400 acres of stunning natural beauty. It features two public beaches, and the marinas near both have boat slips for rent if you want to park your boat overnight and camp. You can purchase supplies for boating and fishing, along with snacks and other useful items. 

There are twelve trails winding around this park within its 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.

Aquatic Trail

This is a very unique trail that you need a boat to travel at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. You will find buoys at various locations between the Grand Glaize Beach and the main campground marking the trail. Along this 9-mile-long trail you will see woodlands, glades, streams, a logging chute, caves, geological structures, and much more. An Aquatic Trail guide is available at the park office, and a copy of this will greatly enhance your tour.   

BomBay Boat Rental Company, Lake of the Ozarks

That's just a small portion of the amazing natural areas that the lake area has to offer. Reserve one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals and take an entire weekend to explore this beautiful piece of the planet. If you have the time, spend an whole week doing it! BomBay Boat Rental Company has ski boats, tritoons, and waverunners that you can reserve for a few hours or a few days. When you are ready for your Lake of the Ozarks adventure, give us a call and we'll make sure that you do it in style. 


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Family Fun or Power & Speed - Our Jet Skis Offer Both

Whether you are looking for a relaxing adventure on the lake or a fast and thrilling joy ride, our Lake of the Ozarks jet ski rentals have you covered. This season BomBay Boat Rental Company has the best of both worlds available. We now have both the SeaDoo GTI 130 SE and the SeaDoo RXP 300 for rent.

Easy Riding for the Entire Family - GTI 130 SE

This is the perfect PWC for a fun family day out on the water. It is easy to ride and boasts the most fuel-efficient engine available. With room for 3 passengers (up to 600 pounds), the plush, ergonomic seating is designed to provide maximum comfort and support for everyone on board. There is even room for a rear-facing spotter for watersports. The fold-down reboarding step makes getting back onto the watercraft from the water an easy task. 

The top-of-the-line technology on the GTI 130 SE really sets it apart from all the others. Its Intelligent Brake & Reverse System (iBR), exclusive to SeaDoo, adds to the jet ski's ease of use and safety. You have the ability to stop close to 160 feet sooner than other PWC, and the extra control you have makes docking effortless. 

This craft also has a Variable Trim System (VTS) on the handlebar that lets you fine-tune the handling for each individual driver's skill level and for particular water conditions. It's a great jet ski for both the beginner and the experienced user. 

A Top of the Line Racing Watercraft - RXP 300

This awesome jet ski combines power, handling, and control like nothing else on the water. An experienced high-performance PWC enthusiast will appreciate the incredible control, speed, and carving ability in the water.

It seats 2 riders (up to 400 pounds.) The narrow racing seat and specially angled footwell wedges, along with the Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) let you and the watercraft become one. An innovative multistage design allows for precise cornering. It is extremely responsive and also enhances lean-ins, cuts water, and tracks better than any other PWC.     

The RXP 300 has the most powerful engine of any SeaDoo watercraft. It delivers ultimate performance with the Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) technology and the industry-best power-to-weight ratio. You can cater to your skill level and the riding environment with the 3-position adjustable rear sponsons. The angle and width of the handlebar can be adjusted too.  

Key features of this magnificent watercraft include:

  • iControl Learning Key
  • T3 Hull
  • Trim Tabs
  • Off-Throttle Assisted Steering (O.T.A.S.)
  • Handlebar with palm rest
  • Wide-angle mirrors
  • Rear grab handle
  • Tow hook

Love Jet Skis? Join Our Club!

Our Wave Runner Club is your best deal if you want to get out on the lake often over the season. Membership is from April-September, so you won't be paying for the months that you can't get in the water. You get all of the enjoyment that riding a jet ski on the lake provides without the hassle of ownership. Ride all season long, anytime you want (with advanced reservations.) If you occasionally like going out on a boat too, our boat club memberships include access to our waverunners. The best of both worlds!

Families, new riders, and experienced jet skiers can all have an amazing day on the water with one of our jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. With three convenient locations, and we deliver too, you can rent the best fleet of watercraft from BomBay Boat Rental Company all over the lake area.   


Friday, April 8, 2016

Cruise the Lake in Comfort in Our Sylvan Mirage Tritoon Rentals

The Sylvan Mirage 8524 Cruise LZ Tritoon is our choice for the best tritoon rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. It offers the best of both worlds - spaciousness and incredible performance. BomBay Boat Rental Company only buys the best boats for our customers to rent, and one trip on this boat will be all the proof you need.   


The Mirage 8524 has a specious deck area, allowing lots of room for entertaining and play. The four-sided wrap around seating offers comfort with plenty of space to stretch out and relax. Bring along the entire family or a whole boatload of friends, as well as their coolers, water toys, and everything else. There is room for it all. 


Sylvan leads the industry in deck construction and innovative tube designs, making their boats strong and reliable for many years of use. This tritoon lifts and planes across the water with the speed and handling of a sport boat. The RPT (Revolutionary Planing Technology) performance sets Sylvan apart from all the rest. The amazing performance and improved fuel efficiency make it great for tow sports and cruising.  


  • Max Horsepower (hp) 175
  • Tritoon Max Horsepower (hp) 300
  • Fuel Capacity (gal) 30
  • Boat Length 25'10"
  • Beam (in) 102
  • Dry Weight (lbs) 2,471
  • Max Persons 14
  • Max Capacity (lbs) 1,905
  • Tube Diameter (in) 25
  • Tube Gauge (in) 0.080



  • AM/FM Stereo w/Auxiliary Port for MP3 Player
  • Speakers


  • All Aluminum Transom


  • Rotocast Furniture Bases
  • Lounge Arm Change Room


  • Table with Cup Holders
  • Table Floor Bases


  • Docking Lights


  • Anodized Deck Trim
  • 1-1/4" Anodized Railing
  • Through Bolted Deck Cleats


  • 12 Volt Receptacle
  • Rear Entry Boarding Ladder

Fuel Tank

  • 30 Gallon Fuel Tank


  • 8' 6'' Bimni Top

Dash and Console

  • Custom Molded Console
  • Windscreen
  • Tachometer
  • Fuel Gauge

BomBay Boat Rental Company, Lake of the Ozarks, boat rental

A trip to the lake is not complete until you get out on the water. BomBay Boat Rental Company can make that happen. Renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks allows you to have all the fun without any of the work of owning. Let us take care of the upkeep and storage, you just have to reserve your day and enjoy. 

The 2016 season is just getting started, and there are lots of chances to get out and enjoy the excitement of the Lake of the Ozarks. Don't waste a minute of it. Get your boat rental reserved today!