Thursday, July 28, 2016

Try Your Hand At Our Quick Boating Quiz

If you were born after January 1, 1984, you need to have a Missouri Boating Education Card to operate one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals. If you do not fall into that category, it's still a good idea to review the boating education study guide so that you know the safest way to operate a watercraft. 

Even seasoned boaters can benefit from brushing up on their skills occasionally. BomBay Boat Rental Co. has come up with a short quiz from things you will find in the Missouri Boater Education study guide. How well do you think you'll do?

1. A person must be how old to legally operate a motorboat or PWC without adult supervision?

  • A - 12
  • B - 14
  • C - 16

2. What do you need to have attached to you so that the jet ski will turn off if you fall off?

  • A - Safety Lanyard
  • B - A Beeper
  • C - Another rider

3. A float plan is...
  • A - A map of the coves you will float in.
  • B - A list of items you will take with you on the boat.
  • C - A form that lets someone on land know trip details, like where you will be, who is with you, and when you plan to be back. 

4. Sound signals let other boaters know what you plan to do. Two short blasts of sound indicate...
  • A - You will be passing on the port (left) side.
  • B - You will be passing on the starboard (right) side.
  • C - You are backing up.

5. Lower the boat's anchor from over...
  • A - The stern
  • B - The bow
  • C - Starboard

6. A skier-down flag must be displayed when someone is in the water. The color of this flag is...
  • A - blue or green
  • B - yellow or white
  • C - red or orange

7. A U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket must be readily accessible for...
  • A - Everyone on board
  • B - Every other person on board
  • C - The captain

8. "Swamping" means...
  • A - The boat is turned completely over.
  • B - You are boating on the Bayou.
  • C - The boat is filling up with water.

9. A fathom measures how many feet deep?
  • A - 3
  • B - 6
  • C - 9

10. The measure of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour is a...
  • A - Knot
  • B - Lee
  • C - Keel

Was it a piece of cake, or did you have to consult the study guide a few times? We want to make sure every one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rental customers are safe while they are out on the water, and knowing all of the rules and regulations about boating can help to keep you safe. Also, when you boat safely, it means that you will be able to come back many times to visit us here at BomBay Boat Rental Co. and get out on that beautiful lake. 

ANSWERS: 1-B / 2-A / 3-C / 4-B / 5-B / 6-C / 7-A / 8-C / 9-B / 10-A


Friday, July 22, 2016

Boating Fun Bucket List - A Summer Full of New Adventures!

When you rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks and you are new to the area, you may not know where to begin. There are so many exciting things to do and gorgeous places to visit. We put our heads together here at BomBay Boat Rental Co. and came up with a bucket list of boating fun to get you started on your own adventure. 

Learn a new sport

Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks is an amazing activity all on its own, but there are also a lot of fun water sports that you can take part in with the help of a boat. 

  • Skiing
  • Tubing
  • Wakeboarding

Enter a fishing tournament

There are tons of fishing tournaments going on all of the time in the lake area. Some of them are geared specifically toward amateurs. The Big Bass Bash takes place every fall, and they give away $100,000 to the grand prize winner, as well as lots of other big cash prizes. You may find a new favorite hobby and make some money too. 

Go sight-seeing

The landscapes that you will see simply cruising around the lake will take your breath away. There are also lots of wonderfully scenic places to stop along the shore. An earlier blog of ours highlighted Great Natural Lake of the Ozarks Attractions By Water detailing these great places to visit by boat. 

  • Ha Ha Tonka
  • Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park
  • Lake of the Ozarks State Park
  • Aquatic Trail

Attend an annual water event

Our lake hosts numerous thrilling events on the water every year. is a great site to visit to see a calendar of upcoming events. There are lots of holidays that lake area businesses shoot fireworks over the water. People make it a point to visit here annually for these popular events:

  • Harbor Hop (Fall & Spring)
  • AquaPalooza 
  • Lake Race
  • Shootout
  • Liquidforce Brostock   

Don't just boat

While there's nothing better than boating, we offer a couple of other exciting options that are just as awesome to get you out on the lake for a day full of fun. Our Lake of the Ozarks jet ski rentals can take you everywhere a boat does. If you are a member of our boat rental club, our waverunner rentals are included too. 

We've recently started renting paddleboards from our Village Marina and Camden on the Lake locations. If you've never given it a try, move this one to the top of your bucket list!

Get out there and do nothing!

Not exactly nothing, but what we mean is you don't have to make a bunch of plans when you go out on our boat rentals. Instead, find a quiet cove, do a little swimming, lay out in the sun, and just relax. Simply coving out with a bunch of your friends can be one of the best days ever.

BomBay Boat Rental Co, Lake of the Ozarks

That list should be more than enough to keep you busy for the rest of the summer. Pick out your favorite ones to start with, then reserve one of our Lake of the Ozarks watercraft rentals and get started. This is just a taste of the incredible fun to be had out on our awesome lake, and BomBay Boat Rental Co. is here to make sure you have a chance to get out there and try them all. 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Packing a Beach Bag - Everything You Need For a Day on the Lake

We've got the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks to get you out on the water, but when it comes to all of the extras you need to enjoy a day in the sun, well that's up to you. We've put together a list of items that will come in handy while you are cruising the lake.  


Even on an overcast day, those UV rays will make their way to you. Keep your skin safe by applying sunscreen before you head out, and reapply it every couple of hours and after swimming. Just in case you miss a spot, you might want to pack some aloe vera gel too. 

Drinking Water

It is extremely important to stay hydrated during a long, hot day out on the lake, especially if you will be drinking any alcoholic beverages. Your day will last a lot longer and end much easier if you drink plenty of water throughout. While a cooler full of ice won't fit inside your beach bag, it's a good idea to bring one on board to hold your water. Don't forget the koozies too. 


All of that activity on the water will make you hungrier than usual. You'll need plenty of energy to keep having fun! Having a few non-perishable snacks in your beach bag will allow you to put off making a stop to eat lunch or dinner. While you're at it, throw a roll of paper towels in there, just in case you get a little messy. 

Dry Towels

Each person will need at least one towel to dry off with. Make sure you have extras on hand to lay out on and for backup in case one falls in the lake. Plastic bags come in handy to transport the really wet towels home.

Sunglasses/ Hats

Your eyes will need protection from the glare of the sun, which is especially blinding when it reflects off of the water. Hats also help to keep the sun out of your eyes, and work well stop the top of your head and ears from getting burnt. 

Charged Cell Phone

In case of an emergency, or if you happen to lose your way, make sure you have a fully charged cell phone to call for help. They are also great for snapping a few pictures to record the awesome fun you are having! You may want to keep your phone, along with any chargers or other items that don't work well wet, inside a waterproof bag. 

First Aid Kit

Another emergency item, which you hope won't need to be used, is a first aid kit. It's always better to be safe than sorry. When you are cruising the lake, you may need to drive a while to find a place to stop if someone gets hurt, so it's good to have a few safety items on the boat with you.  

Trash Bag

Always handy for empty water bottles, cans, and snack wrappers. Make sure everyone uses them during the trip and cleaning up at the end of the day will go much faster and be a lot easier. 

GPS or Map

There are quite a few twists and turns to this wonderful lake of ours. If you are not familiar with it, bring along a GPS device or plot your route on a map before you head out. That way, if you get turned around at some point, you will have something to help you find your back. 

If you have these items in your beach bag, you should be able to spend less time stopping for supplies throughout the day and more time enjoying boating on the Lake of the Ozarks. If you have any questions about where to go or what you'll need while boating, the staff at BomBay Boat Rental Co. will be happy to help you out. "Better product, better prices, & better people" means that we offer you the best boating experience at the Lake of the Ozarks from the friendliest and most helpful people around. 


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Incredible Customer Perks: Discounts and More

We say it all of the time: Our Lake of the Ozarks boat rental company is all about "Better Product, Better Prices, and Better People!" Not only do we offer the newest and best maintained fleet in the lake area at BomBay Boat Rental Co, but our affordable prices and excellent customer service simply cannot be beat.

We provide our better prices and better people through the many customer perks that we offer. Here are a few ways that we go the extra mile to make sure you are a happy and satisfied customer that will want to come back again and again. 


There are a lot of different ways to save money when you rent a boat or jet ski from BomBay Boat Rental Co. First of all, when you rent one of our boats, then you can also rent a waverunner at half-price. 

We appreciate everything that our military clients do for us, and we show that with a 10% discount for persons in the military. There is also a 10% discount available to all senior citizens. 

It's too late for 2016, but keep in mind that next season, if you make your rental reservations before May 1, 2017, you will receive a 10% discount.  

Our watercraft rentals are top of the line, so no other Lake of the Ozarks boat rental company's boats can compare. Now when it comes to pricing, we will get competitive. If you find a cheaperr price out there, let us know and give us a chance to beat it.


You can pick up your rentals from any one of our three convenient locations: Village Marina, Dog Days Bar & Grill, and Camden on the Lake. If you will be renting a boat for 1 full day or longer and you are staying within a 10-mile radius of one of those locations, you can arrange to have us deliver it to your dock instead.  


Our staff consists of well-trained, knowledgeable members. We are always here to answer any questions you may have. We can even help you out if you want the boat, but don't necessarily want to drive it. If you prefer to be chauffeured around the lake, we can set you up with a captain from "Who's Your Captain." All you'll have to do is climb aboard, sit back, and enjoy.


We believe that once you rent a watercraft from us, you will never rent from anywhere else again. If you agree, one of our boat or waverunner memberships may be perfect for you. They are available in weekday, 7-day, and family or shared plans and offer you access to our boats and jet skis all season long.   

We will do everything in our power to make sure that your time out on the water is as enjoyable as possible. Give BomBay Boat Rental Co. a try soon. We believe you will want to keep coming back to us, season after season.