Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fun Facts About Our BEAUTIFUL Lake

While the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be for family fun, there are a TON of interesting facts about our beautiful, man-made lake. We already know this is the best place to vacation in the Midwest, but these facts may convince you too! The best boat rental company in Lake Ozark, MO has dedicated this week's blog to some of the fun facts about the area. Whether you dreaming about your next vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks or riding over the waves on one of our wave runner rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, our latest blog can help pass the time, until you can get here!

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1) Originally, Bagnell Dam was built to supply electricity to St. Louis.

2) About 3.5 million tourists visit the Lake annually.

3) When the Lake was created, the original town of Linn Creek was buried underneath the water.

4) Approximately 70,000 docks are found on the Lake.

5) The Lake of the Ozarks is about 92 miles long.

6) The Lake was the largest man-made lake in the world, when it was created.

7) "Magic Dragon" is the Lake's nickname due to it's unique winding shape.

8) 617 billion gallons make up the Lake of the Ozarks.

9) Bagnell Dam is 2,543 feet long.

10) 1,212,000 gallons of water passes through the floodgates every second, when the dam flood gates are open.

11) On a holiday weekend, the water fills up with about 10,000 boaters.

12) The Lake of the Ozarks has over 1,150 miles of shorline - that's more than the cost of California!

13) There are over 20 waterfront restaurants on the Lake, offering a unique dining experience.

The Lake of the Ozarks was named "Best Recreational Lake in the United States" by USA Today!

Have we enticed you to visit our Lake yet? When you do, contact BomBay Boat Rental Co. to schedule your ski boat, tritoon, or wave runner rental to have fun out on the water. Boating is one of the main attractions of the area. Don't miss out because you don't own a boat - rent one from us! We look forward to helping make your time at the Lake memorable!

Now that you know some interesting facts about the Lake of the Ozarks, you are ready to plan your vacation. While visiting our beautiful Lake, be sure to set aside some time to explore the Lake on one of our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! You haven't experienced the Lake until you do so from the water! From cruising on the water to tubing and fishing, the entertainment possibilities are endless at BomBay Boat Rental Company!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Explore The Lake This Spring

Our beautiful lake offers a TON of natural attractions, for boaters to enjoy. From playing on the water to visiting local destinations, there is fun for the entire family to be had at the Lake of the Ozarks! To travel to these natural water attractions, you can rent one of our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. In today's blog, the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has provided some information about local attractions you should visit this spring.

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park

With over 15 miles of trails around Ha Ha Tonka State Park, there are a wide variety of natural elements to see. A dock is available to tie up your boat, as you explore the trails. With caves, sinkholes, natural bridges, wildlife, and more, your entire family can enjoy time at the state park! If you love to fish, the cove is a great place to cast a line and wait for the fish to bite. Pack your lunch and enjoy an entire day enjoying the natural wonders of Ha Ha Tonka.

Aquatic Trail

For a unique boating experience, follow the aquatic trail from the Lake of the Ozarks State Park Beach and the Grand Glaize Beach. Travel along the buoys marking the trail to explore a number of natural sights. Streams, logging chute, caves, geological structures, woodlands, and much more can be found along the aquatic trail. Bring your entire family out to enjoy a beautiful day on the Lake this spring!

Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park

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Located at the 10.5 MM of the Big Niangua arm, Bridal Cave is one of the most scenic cave tours in the country. Explore the cave with your family for the ideal fun and educational adventure! Every hour you can find a guided tour through the cave, to learn the incredible tales of the area. Take a short 3/4-mile hike along the trail at Thunder Mountain Park. Since you will work up an appetite exploring the cave and hiking, bring your lunch along and have a picnic in the pavilion that overlooks the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks waters.

Now that you know a little more about the natural areas you can visit by water, you are ready to start exploring the Lake! To help you get to your destination, take advantage of our rental boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. Find one of our BomBay Boat Rental Company locations nearest you, hop on one of our boats or wave runners, and set out to explore the area. For a day of family fun, visit one of the natural attractions listed above!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reasons to Rent a Pontoon from BomBay!

Are you ready to enjoy the beautiful spring weather that is right around the corner? Take advantage of the sunshine and the beauty the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. What's better than experiencing the Lake from the water? Here at BomBay Boat Rental Co., we know owning a boat presents a number of problems. Come rent a watercraft to enjoy boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, without the hassle of ownership. A tritoon is one of our most popular vessels and we have dedicated this week's blog to highlighting why YOU should rent a tritoon from BomBay Boat Rental Company.

Group-Friendly Boat

With seats arranged in a social setting, a tritoon is a great way to enjoy the company of other passengers, as well as take in all the beautiful scenes the Lake has to offer. Take advantage of our tritoon rental opportunity to bond with your friends and family this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Easy to Access

With a near dock-level platform, boarding our tritoons are a breeze. There is no crawling over seats and down into the vessle, simply step onto the boat and into the seating area, for an easy and safe boarding experience.

Ideal for Cruising

If your group likes to take it easy and explore the Lake, this boat type is the one for you! Although tritoons have a bad wrap for being slow, our vessels will get up and move, when you need it to. A tritoon offers the ideal cruising experience at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Safety Features

With the wrap around seating and gate blocking the edge of the boat, it is easier to keep passengers inside the boat, especially younger attendees. A swinging gate allows passengers to enter and exit, but can be closed after everyone is safely inside the boat. This makes it a little less worrisome for parents bringing kids out to enjoy the water. Speaking of kids, the flat platform makes getting up and down the ladder a breeze, when you stop to swim and splash around, in a cove.

Room for your Group

With plenty of roomy seating options, your group will enjoy spreading out and soaking up the sun, when you rent a tritoon at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you plan to spend the day boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will want to bring coolers for drinks and food along. There will be plenty of room for all of your belongings on our tritoon rental.

Now that you have read about a few of the many reasons a tritoon is one of the best options for a boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, you are ready to schedule your rental today! We look forward to helping you and your group enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks how it was meant to be, on the water. To find a location nearest you, visit our website today!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

9 Safety Tips for Boating

While spending time boating at the Lake of the Ozarks makes for memorable moments with friends and family, it is important to keep safety top of mind, while operating a vessel. Here at BomBay Boat Rental Co., we want our customers to practice boating safety at the Lake of the Ozarks. To help remind you of some safety tips, before the boating season is underway, we have provided some tips below!

1) Remain Seated

Encourage all passengers to remain seated, when the boat is moving. This can help reduce the risk of someone falling overboard, as the boat is moving. Aside from falling off the boat, a falling injury can occur inside the boat, if a passenger is standing while hitting a wave.

2) Educate Passengers of Dangers

Before heading out on your boating excursion, go over the basic dangers with all passengers. Ensure everyone on board knows the dangers of the propeller and the risk of carbon monoxide inhalation. Also remind all passengers of the life jacket location and other safety precautions.

3) Wear a Life Jacket

In Missouri, it is required by law to have one Coast Guard approved life jacket for each person on the vessel. It is a good idea to wear the life jacket, when the boat is underway. Children should wear a life jacket at all times on the boat.

4) Be Alert

When traveling on our beautiful lake, pay attention to other boaters moving around. It is important to know the location of the shore and other boaters, as you travel on the water. Be extra alert when navigating around other vessels. It can be hard to predict the actions of other boaters on the water - always be prepared to react accordingly.

5) Designate a Driver

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) is a leading cause of fatal boating accidents, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. If your group is going to participate in drinking, ensure you have a designated driver lined up, before hand.

6) Check the Weather

Missouri weather can change rapidly, ensure you check the weather forcast, before heading out on the water. A storm can roll into the area quickly, leaving you limited time to return to safety.

7) Keep an eye on Speed

Avoid speeding while operating a boat on the Lake. This can lead to a dangerous situation for everyone on the water, including your passengers. To avoid an unnecessary accident, keep your speed at a reasonable level.

8) Shut off Propeller

Coving out and participating in water sports, like tubing and wake boarding, are a fun way to spend a day on the water. Remember to shut off the propeller anytime a person is in the water, near the prop. Whether they are jumping off the boat or boarding via the ladder, it is important to keep the propeller from moving, to reduce the chance of an injury.

9) Share your Plan

Keep a friend or family member informed of your plans for boating. A general route of travel and expected time of return are important pieces of information to share with someone on shore.

Now that you know these tips for a safe boating experience, you are ready to schedule your boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks! We want you and your group to have a fun time out on the water, but we also want to help ensure you are safe. Keep these safety tips in mind anytime you are operating a vessel. To schedule your rental for your upcoming excursion, contact BomBay Boat Rental Company at one of our locations, nearest you!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Take Advantage of Our Membership Options!

Do you love spending time out on the water but don't want to deal with the headache of owning a boat? Our rental boat membership at the Lake of the Ozarks is the ideal option for you and your family! From boats to wave runners, we have options for your boat rental wants and needs. There are a TON of perks to go along with our rental memberships! Take advantage of our membership so you can get out and enjoy the water, anytime you want! For repeat fun while boating on the Lake of the Ozarks, rent with Bombay Boat Rental Company.

Boat Membership

-Week day plan, 7 day plan, or family or shared plans are available, to find the right fit for you and your group.

-1 time membership fee.

-Only 6 months of payment ( April 1st - September 1st).

-4 advanced reservations per year (for a 48 hour time period).

-Unlimited access through 1 day advanced reservation (24 hour usage time).

-Available at all of our locations - Village Marina, Camden on the Lake, & Dog Days.

-Not that you would want to, but you can cancel at anytime, with a 60 day written notice.

Wave Runner Membership

-Plan options ranging from week day, 7 day, and family or shared plan.

-1 time membership fee.

-6 months of payments (April 1st - September 1st).

-2 advanced reservations per year (for a 24 hour period).

-Unlimited access through 1 day advanced reservation (4 hour usage time).

-Ability to use all of our locations.

-You can cancel at anytime, with a 60 day written notice.

Benefits of our Rental Membership:

- The convenient use of a boat, without the financial investment of owning.

- You can use rentals from any of our locations. 

- Cruise around in a new boat or wave runner this season. 

- Enjoy time with friends & family. 

- Relax on the BEAUTIFUL Lake of the Ozarks!

Now that you know a little more about our boat rental memberships, you are ready to sign up today! Take advantage of our membership, all season long! For a convenient boat rental experience, participate in BomBay Boat Rental Co.'s membership. Our Camden on the Lake location is already up and running for the season, ready for all of your wishes for a boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks! To get the most out of your boat rental membership, be sure to sign up now! Visit our website or call us to register for our membership today!