Monday, June 24, 2019

Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month On the Water!

The entire month of June is National Great Outdoors Month! National Great Outdoors month is all about escaping the indoors and getting back to nature. Here at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are very furniture to have so many great ways to celebrate! At BomBay Boat Rental Co, we think the best way to celebrate is to get out on the water! If you don't own a boat - no problem, you can rent one from our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Find out a few fun ways to spend time on the water this June below. 

Rent a Jetski 

Get active by getting outside, enjoying the sunshine, and having a wildly good time, as well. It’s time to rent a Lake of the Ozarks jet ski from Bombay Boat Rental. Jet skis are so much fun and after you come back from your ride, you'll be ready to book another day out! 

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.

Visit State Parks by Water 

The Lake of the Ozarks has two beautiful State Parks and both of them can access by boat! Not only are these State Parks gorgeous, but they are also completely free to visit!

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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. 

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. 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.

There you have it, several wonderful ways to enjoy National Great Outdoors this June on the water! If you don't own a boat and you'd still like to spend some time out on the water, we have the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! Whether you want to rent a jet ski, pontoon, or a ski boat, we have you covered! For your convenience, we have 4 boat rental locations at the Lake of the Ozarks and we deliver too! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

5 Reasons to Rent a Pontoon

On this year's summer vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, why not take the whole family out for a boating adventure they will never forget! Pontoons are great boats to take out on the lake for many reasons and today, our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has five reasons pontoons are great a great choice for renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

#1 Smooth Ride 

Pontoons are known for a smooth ride. As you turn and accelerate, pontoons don't typically tilt or lean in the water like other boats, making them a stable ride.

#2 Easy to Drive 

You can take a pontoon boat just about anywhere and they are very easy to drive. You won't need a lot of boating experience to pick up driving a pontoon.

#3 Relaxing Day on the Water 

If you're looking for a relaxing day out on the water, a pontoon rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is the way to go! There is plenty of room to kick back and relax with plenty of seating and comfy benches to lay in the sun.

#4 Great for Kids 

If you're taking the kiddos out for a day on the water, a pontoon boat is perfect! The seating arrangements offer plenty of room for comfortable seating. There is plenty of room to bring aboard water toys, floaties, and even packing a cooler for a picnic. Your kids will LOVE a day out on the water and your family will have memories that last a lifetime.

#5 Great for Fishing 

Are you looking to cast a line and catch a few fish on your vacation this summer? The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to go fishing with an abundance of fish. A pontoon is a great option for fishing!

At BomBay Boat Rental Co, we have the best pontoon rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Renting a pontoon for a couple of hours, for a day, or even an entire week is a great way to enjoy your family vacation at the Lake. We have four convenient locations to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks...we deliver too!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Easy as 1 2 3... Obtain Your Missouri Boaters Certification

If you're coming down to the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, you probably have plans to spend some time out on the water. There is no better way to enjoy being at the Lake than having some fun in the sun on one of our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you've never been to the Lake, you may not know that if you were born after January 1, 1984, you will need to obtain your Missouri Boating Certificate before getting out on the water. (If you live out of state and you have a boat license there, Missouri will honor your out of state licenses). Read on to learn more about how to obtain your Missouri Boaters Certification.

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. Follow these three easy steps below to get your Missouri Boaters Certificate!

1)  Study and Pass the Missouri Boaters Course 

All you need to do is go to to take the course. This site provides great resources for success, including a study guide! The cost to take the course is $24.50 and an additional $17 state fee. You will have two exam attempts, and you don't have to pay until you pass the exam. 

2) Print Your Temporary Certification  

Once you pass the exam, you will be all set to rent a boat at the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks! You can print a temporary operating permit that will allow you to get on the water immediately. Your official lifetime Boating Certification Card will come in the mail in about 45 days. 

3) Go Boating!

Now that you have passed your exam and you have your tempory printed certification, you are ready to get out and rent a boat from BomBay Boat Rental Company! The best news is your card is good for a lifetime, allowing you to enjoy any Missouri waterway forever! This is perfect for enjoying the Lake of the Ozarks all Summer long.

After you pass the boaters certification, you will be able to enjoy boating for the rest of your life. After the course, you should be equipped with the knowledge for staying safe out on the water. BomBay Boat Rental does not require this but anyone operating a boat or PWC without it could be fined. A one time, a temporary 7-day certificate is available at our each of our locations for a fee of $9.00. To book your summer boat rentals, give us a call or fill out our short form on the website and one of our team members will contact you shortly!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Have Endless Fun on a Watercraft Rental!

It's officially time to start planning those fun summer days at the Lake of the Ozarks! Whether you own a second home down at the Lake, you live in the area full time, or you planning a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, there is no better way to spend your time than being out on the water! If you don't own a boat, BomBay Boat Rental makes it EASY to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Today, the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you four ways you can enjoy your watercraft rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

Visit a Lakefront Restaurant

The Lake of the Ozarks is a famous destination for vacations, and where there are great vacations there is AMAZING food. From Cajun favorites to luxury dining, you are sure to find the perfect place to park the boat and enjoy a meal with a lakefront view.

Ride the Aquatic Trail

Are you looking for a fun way to enjoy the afternoon on the water, while still getting to see the sights around the Lake area? Try the Lake of the Ozarks Aquatic Trail. It is administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a part of the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. It's a nine-mile, two-hour boating excursion and it runs from Public Beach #1 near the Lake's east end, northwest to the Grand Glaize Beach. You can get more information at or find a detailed booklet with a map at the park office.

Sit in a Cove

Want to enjoy a lazy day on the water? Than "coving out" may be a great way for you and your friends or family to enjoy your BomBay boat. Anchor down in a nice, quiet cove, play your favorite music, lounge on your boat and get some sun, go fishing, or even just swim around the boat. There are many fun and relaxing aspects to sitting in a cove and enjoying the beautiful day.

Ride the Channel

This is one of the most common ways to enjoy your boat rental. Whether you want to ride through the Lake area and enjoy the scenery or get more adventurous with water activities like tubing or water skiing - the main channel has many fun things to enjoy.

Now is the time to get your boat rental squared away for the season. Why not sit down and make a plan for spending some time out on the water and book your boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks now to ensure you have a boat for the days you want to spend out on the lake! We make renting a watercraft easy with four convenient locations around the lake...we deliver too!