Friday, July 26, 2019

Have a Blast on a WaveRunner Rental!

If you've never had the opportunity to take a ride on a waverunner, you are seriously missing out! Waverunners are a blast on the water and if you're looking for a fun day, renting a waverunner is the way to go! If you've never rented a waverunner or it's been so long that you've forgotten what it's like, your favorite boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to share with your three reasons we know you will LOVE riding a Waverunner!

They are Easy to Maneuver

This particular jet ski is the only watercraft of its kind that comes with an on-water brake. This means that you will be able to come to a stop up to 100 feet sooner than on other jet skis. The brake is located on the left side of the handlebar, meaning you never have to take your hands away from them. Squeezing the brake lever brings you to a stop, and squeezing it again while stopped will put the PWC in reverse. This makes docking a breeze. These extra features make it easy for even a beginner to pick up this exciting sport.

They are Easy to Get Out on the Lake

Our jet skis are lightweight, and the compact design makes it easy to get them into the water and get you on your way. Another great bonus is the fact that they are extremely fuel-efficient. That means lots of cruising around the Lake for less money spent on gas.

They are FUN!!!

You'll find this out very soon after you begin riding, but before you do, we can assure you that you will have the time of your life. They are fast and put you a little bit closer to the water than you are on a boat. You can get into smaller areas, letting you explore more. It's extra fun to rent a few with friends and race to all of the cool spots that the Lake of the Ozarks have to offer. After you jump a couple of wakes from some of the bigger boats out there, your adventurous spirit will be hooked.

Your family’s dream of great days on the water can happen TODAY. The Sea-Doo GTI 130 is easy-to-ride and boasts the most fuel-efficient engine available. The Sea-Doo GTI 130's exceptional power-to-weight ratio makes it a more nimble, playful, and effortless ride, every time. Perfect for the entire family. It's light, colorful, and it's the most fun personal watercraft on the Lake! Call BomBay Boat Rental to rent a waverunner at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Rent or Buy a Boat? - Which is Best?

Many people dream of owning a boat! The idea of owning a boat and being able to take it out whenever you want sounds appealing to many. However, the "joy" of owning a boat comes with a lot of work and a lot of expense that you might not have thought about. When you rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks instead of owning one, you get to enjoy the joys of being out on the water without all the hassle and extra expense. Ask yourself these questions before committing to boat ownership.

How often will you use the boat?

One big regret of boat owners is the fact that they don't get a chance to get out on the water enough. If you know for a fact that you will be boating every single week, then this may not be a worry for you. On the other hand, if you only have a few days here and there that you can find the time to enjoy a day on the lake, it will probably be a lot cheaper to rent a boat when you decide to go out.

Also, if you don't have a lake near your home and must travel to go boating, renting will allow you to boat wherever you go without having to bring the watercraft along with you.

How much are you willing to spend?

As with any large purchase, if you have been considering buying a boat, you have probably figured out exactly how much you can afford to spend on it. The problem is that most people only think about the purchase price. Boats aren't just a monthly payment. They cost a lot of money every time that you take them out. Here are a few of the expenses you are in store for beyond the asking price.
Title, registration, & insurance: These are already taken care of when you rent a boat.
  • Maintenance: A lot can go wrong with a boat when it is out on the water, and fixing it usually doesn't come cheap. BomBay Boat Rental Co. offers the newest and best-maintained fleet on the water. You will always get a dependable boat rental from us, and if something does go wrong, we'll take care of it.
  • Storage: If you don't have a place at your home that you can keep your boat, you will need to rent a dock slip rented to keep it in. Don't forget about storage in the off-season too. It will need to be winterized and pulled out of the water in the winter. Renting a boat means that you simply drop it off when you are done and we'll take care of the storage details.

Which kind should you buy?

Different kinds of boats are good for various types of usage and passengers. Buying means you have to pick out one. Renting means that you can use a different boat every time that you go out, depending on what you have in mind for that trip.

BomBay Boat Rental Co. offers ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis for rent, and at some of our locations.

Better Product, Better Prices, and Better People at BomBay Boat Rental Co.

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat rental company gives you the newest boats to rent, and we always keep them in tip-top condition. The friendly staff that we have working with us are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.

As far as pricing goes, we offer many different rental options: hourly, daily, multi-day, and weekly. Discounts are available for seniors, military, and preferred customers.

We also have amazing membership opportunities that will keep you out on the lake all season long. There are weekday plans, 7-day plans, and family or shared memberships. You can join strictly for waverunner rentals, or get a boat rental membership and have access to every type of boat we rent plus our jet ski rentals. Payments are only made during the 6 months that the season includes.

If you know that you'll get great use out of your boat and you have the funds to keep up with the monthly payment year-round, boat ownership may be right for you. If you'd prefer to not have to deal with any of the maintenance and hassle that goes along with boat ownership, then renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks is for you! For all your boat rental needs, contact BomBay Boat Rental Co!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Essential Items for a Day of Boating at the Lake!

Boating season is in full swing here at the Lake of the Ozarks! BomBay Boat Boat Rental makes getting out on the water easy with four convenient Lake of the Ozarks boat rental locations! If you haven't had to the chance to get out on the water, it's time to pack your boating bags and get out on the water! Speaking of boating bags, when you plan a day out on the water you won't want to forget any essential items for a fun time out on the water. Today, our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a full list of what to pack for a day of boating, check it out!

Wide-Brimmed Hat
When the sun comes out, you'll be thankful for this little addition in your boat bag.

Insect Repellent
If you have a pulse, you're a target for those pesky bugs! Keep some insect repellent on hand to protect yourself from their bites.

Did you know that even your lips can be burned from the sun? Chapstick can help protect them.

Motion Sickness Pills
Even if you aren't at risk of getting sick, your passengers could be. There are many different types and styles on the market, so find what works best and keep it on hand.

Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
After handling bait, fish, or anything else you may find on your boat outing, it can be nice to have a way to clean up.

Non-Perishable Snacks
Granola bars, peanut butter crackers, and anything that won't melt in the heat of being out all day are great snacks to keep on hand for if you get hungry.

Rain Gear
The weather can change at a moments notice, so keeping a few rain ponchos in your kit will help ensure that you are prepared.

Forget your favorite pair at home? Don't worry! If you put a spare in your boat bag, you'll always be able to protect your eyes.

When you're out on the water, you have very few places to hide from the sun, so you'll want to have proper protection in the form of sunscreen.

Light Jacket or Sweatshirt
Because the weather is so unpredictable, you may as well be prepared for sudden coolness throughout the day. A light jacket should be just enough to keep you from freezing if a breeze comes.

Even if you aren't planning on getting wet during your boat trip - accidents (or kids with water guns ... ) happen!

Distress Signals
Visual Distress Signals are imperative. You may be able to travel on the water for years without needing one, but when you do need it, you'll be glad that you have it.

Water Bottles
You'll want to have enough water for everyone on the boat, and for the length of time that you'll be out. That can look different for every boat trip, and obviously can't fit in your bag, but you'll want to have it just in case.

Airtight Cooler
Every good boat trip needs something to keep the food cold!

Boat License
In the state of Missouri, you have to have a boating license in order to operate a boat, even if you are just renting. Make sure you either keep this with your boating supplies or in your wallet so you'll have it.

Waterproof Camera
Sure, most people just use their cell phones, but sometimes it might be nice to have a camera that is waterproof for capturing memories. Plus, a waterproof camera can be a lot easier to replace than your cell phone if it falls in the water.

Cell Phone or Marine Radio
If something happens, you'll be thankful for a way to contact someone. Just make sure that your cell phone is either in a waterproof case, or you have a waterproof bag for it.

Change of Clothes
Whether you're planning on getting wet or not, having a change of clothes in a zip lock bag can be a huge relief if you want to wear something dry halfway through the day.

First Aid Kit
Accidents happen, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared for them!

Fishing License
You can keep this with your boating license so that you always have it when you need it. You are required to have a fishing license in Missouri, so make sure you know the rules and are following them.

Rent a Boat from BomBay Boat Rental Co. 

Ready to pack your bags and spend the day out on the water? Give us a call at BomBay Boat Rental and we can hook you up with the BEST boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! Whether you are looking to soar across the water on a PWC, you're looking for a relaxing day on a pontoon, or a ski boat is more your style, we have you covered! Give us a call soon and get your boating day put on the calendar!


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Book Your 4th of July Boat Rental and Watch Fireworks from the Water!

Fourth of July is almost here and it's never too late to make your boat rental reservations for the holiday and for the weekend! Spending time with family and friends over the 4th of July is important and the best way to do so is by renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Boating is always full of family fun but on the 4th of July, one of the best ways to enjoy your boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks is to catch a firework display on the water! Read on to see where the best on the water firework displays will be this year!

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4th of July Fun for the Family

When you want to take the family out for some fun on the water, we have two boat models that will be perfect. Our ski boat is ideal if you want to get active on the water, while our tritoon is equally great when you want to enjoy a bit of activity and still socialize with friends or family for a quiet day on the water.

4th of July Fireworks on the Water 

The Inn at Grand Glaize

Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: Display begins at dusk.
Location: 5142 Osage Beach Pkwy in Osage Beach
View by Water at the 1MM of the Grand Glaize Arm
Enjoy the view from the Inn at Grand Glaize at the boat dock or the tiki bar, outdoor pool area, or from the outdoor lounge!
Call for details: 573-348-4731

Bear Bottom Resort

Date: Thursday, July 4th and Saturday, July 6th
Time: 9:45 pm Each Night
Location: 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View by Water at the 38MM, Osage Arm
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-690

Point Randall Resort

Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: 1584 Susan Road in Lake Ozark
Viewing by land on the Point Randall Resort property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 2MM (McCoy Branch Cove)
Call for details: 573-365-2081

The Lodge of Four Seasons

Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: Carnival in Campana Hall 10 am – 4:00 pm; Fireworks display begins at Dusk
Location: 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000

Margaritaville Lake Resort

Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
Viewing by land on the Margaritaville property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill

Date: Friday, July 5th
Time: Dusk
Location: 82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach
View by water at the 34.5 MM
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-5852

Renting a boat is the best way to get out on the water and enjoy Independence Day! You can enjoy some fun in the sun during the day and then head out in the evening to watch a firework show. We live by our motto, "Better Product, Better Prices, Better People! Contact BomBay Boat Rental Company for your Boat & Jet Ski Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. From all of us at BomBay Boat Rental Company, we hope that you have a great 4th of July with your family and friends!