Thursday, July 2, 2020

6 Must-Know Tubing Safety Tips

Tubing is a great activity that can make your day on the water an even more fun and adventurous experience! Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks is already incredibly fun, but when you add the thrill of riding behind the boat on a tube, it's hard to beat! One thing that BomBay Boat Rental Company knows is that tubing is a blast. But we also know it can be dangerous if you are not prepared. Keep reading to learn about safety precautions you should take when tubing at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1) Get Familiar with the Equipment


When tubing, it is very important that the rope and tube you are using are in good condition. If the rope is worn or the tube has a tear, things could go wrong very quickly while out on the water. BomBay Boat Rental always makes sure that our watercraft are in excellent condition, but the tube you use will be your responsibility. Check the weight limit and capacity of the tube you are using before going out on the water. And make sure the line is secure before you take off.

2) Follow the Rules


There are a lot of special rules about how you should and should not use a tube while boating in Missouri. To find a list of Missouri boating laws, check out this website: www.boat-ed.com.

3) Watch Your Surroundings


The Lake of the Ozarks is a very busy place, especially on weekends and even more so on holidays. If you plan on tubing this weekend, it will be very important for you to keep an eye on your surroundings. Double-check that your rider is ready before taking off, or they could get left behind or injured. Watch out for other boat or jet ski drivers that may not be paying attention. Sometimes it can be difficult for people to see a tow line and tube until it's too late. 


4) Designate a Spotter


It is incredibly important to have someone dedicated to watching behind the boat to make sure the tuber is safe and still riding. If the rider should fall off the tube into the lake, it is the spotter's responsibility to raise the orange alert flag and notify the driver. The flag indicates to other boaters nearby that someone is overboard and to drive carefully when passing by. This will help keep your riders safe while tubing.

5) Take Your Rider into Consideration


Tubing can be a rough water sport with the amount of jostling from wakes and water spraying in your face while you ride. It's important to take your rider's experience into consideration when tubing. A 30-year-old man who is strong and good at swimming can probably take a faster speed and sharper turns than a 10-year-old boy who may not be good at swimming.

6) Wear a Life Jacket!


Even if your rider is a gold medal Olympic swimmer, it's important that they wear a life jacket while tubing. It's hard to know how you will react when thrown from a tube into the Lake until it happens. You may be too surprised and disoriented to find the right direction to swim to the surface without a life jacket. It can also get extremely rough and choppy at the Lake of the Ozarks when the water traffic is high. Some of the wakes can be incredibly large and hard to manage without the support and buoyancy of a life jacket. 


Rent from BomBay Boat Rental


BomBay Boat Rental has the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Both our ski boats and our tritoons make great tubing boats! We make renting a boat easy with four convenient locations around the Lake. Give us a call to reserve yours for a fun day tubing at the Lake of the Ozarks!



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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rent a BomBay Boat & Watch Fireworks from the Water!

Watching fireworks is one of the most fun ways to observe the Fourth of July holiday. But sometimes it can be hard to get a good seat. Does looking for a parking spot and navigating crowded venues sound bad to you? BomBay Boat Rental Co. agrees! Rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks and get the best seat in the house! Watch the fireworks from the water for an incredible experience you won't want to miss. So give us a call to reserve your watercraft and choose from these great displays to watch from the water this year!

Photo Credit: FunLake

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill


Date & Time: July 3rd, 2020 at 9:30 pm / Dusk

82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach

View by water at the 34.5 MM

Call for details: 573-374-5852


Date & Time: July 4th at Dusk

315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark

View by water at the 13 MM*
(The Lodge of Four Season just happens to be one of our great rental locations!)

Call for details: 573-365-3000

Photo Credit: FunLake



Date & Time: July 4th at Dusk

494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach

View by water at the 26 Mile Marker

Call for details: 573-348-3131


Bear Bottom Resort


Date & Time: July 4th, 2020 at 9:45 pm

123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach

View by Water at the 38 MM, Osage Arm

Call for details: 573-374-6905



Fourth of July at the Lake!


Having a great Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks wouldn't feel complete without a boat rental from BomBay Boat Rental Co. We have better boats, better prices, and better people! So give us a call to reserve your watercraft and enjoy the holiday weekend boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.




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Friday, June 19, 2020

Which Location is the Best? We Have FOUR!

The Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be this summer! Enjoy the beautiful scenery, great company, and a lot of fun by renting a watercraft from one of BomBay Boat Rental's incredible locations. With over 1,100 miles of shoreline at the Lake, BomBay has four convenient boat rental locations at the Lake of the Ozarks so you never have to go too far. We can also deliver your rental to you. With so many great selections, it's impossible to pick a favorite. So, check out the one nearest you, or try them all this summer!

Dog Days Bar & Grill

1232 Jeffries Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
18 MM

The Dog Days location offers a gas dock, lakeside dining, a tiki bar, and a summer full of incredible live entertainment.

Village Marina

107 Village Marina Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
3 MM

This location has a full-service gas dock and convenience store. The Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill is also only a few steps away, offering delicious food, drinks, and a swimming pool!



Camden on the Lake

2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
7.5 MM

This location has a full-service gas dock, convenience store, restaurant, multiple bars, a pool with a swim-up bar, and a luxurious hotel. Camden on the Lake also features some of the best live entertainment on their stages and H. Toad's Entertainment Complex! 

The Lodge of Four Seasons 

315 Four Seasons Dr
Lake, Ozark Mo 65049
12MM

Rentals are available by the hour, half-day, or full day. The Lodge of Four Season's marina offers a captain service also if you would rather leave the navigating to someone else for your day on the water. BomBay Boat Rental also takes care of nightly and weekly slip rentals for guests staying at The Lodge of Four Seasons.

Reserve Your BomBay Rental Now! 


Did you know that you can submit a request for a ski boat, tritoon, or PWC rental online? Make your reservation request by filling out a short form on our website! We will receive your request and contact you regarding availability the details of your reservation request. We can also take reservations over the phone - so feel free to give us a call! 573-723-3502

BomBay Boat Rental Co. has the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. So don't miss out this season! Give us a call and reserve your very own rental to get out on the water for some of your own summer fun. See you soon!



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Friday, June 12, 2020

Rent a Boat for Father's Day!

Boating is one of the best pastimes, not just at the Lake of the Ozarks, but worldwide! A lot of dads love getting out on the water with their families to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and fun summer day activities. Treat the father in your life to a day on the water this Father's Day with a boat rental from BomBay Boat Rental Co! We are the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you're sure to have a good time out on the water with dad next weekend.

 

Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks


What better way is there to enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks than actually being out on the water. Even if you don't own a boat, you can enjoy the benefits of being on the water with a boat rental. No maintenance, no cleaning, and no additional costs other than your affordable rental from BomBay Boat Rental. We have something for everyone, so you can find the watercraft that fits your dad's style and start enjoying the water in no time.

The Best Boats


For your Father's Day weekend at the Lake, don't get stuck with a slow or old boat from an unreliable company. Instead, enjoy the best boats for rent at the Lake with BomBay Boat Rental! We have ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis, and we always use top-of-the-line watercraft to help ensure your day on the water is nothing but the best.


Book Now


The Lake of the Ozarks is a very popular destination for summer fun, and boating on the Lake is a great way to enjoy the summer while still social distancing with your family. June 21st is Father's Day, but it is also the first official day of Summer 2020! The Lake of the Ozarks is probably going to be busy with a lot of families ready to have fun on the water. Don't wait too long to rent a boat, or you could miss out. Rent the best watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks from BomBay Boat Rental.


Reserve a Boat for Dad Today!


Now is the perfect time to make your Father's Day plans. Once we are out of boat rentals, then you'll be out of luck! Visit our website to check out the kinds of boats we rent, choose your dad's favorite, and give us a call to make your reservation. Don't miss out - reserve today!



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Friday, June 5, 2020

June is National Great Outdoors Month!

With rainy weather and circumstances beyond our control, we have been spending a lot of time indoors lately. If you are looking for a way to safely get out of the house and have a great time, BomBay Boat Rental Co. has just the thing! June is National Great Outdoors Month and we think the best way to celebrate is to get out on the water. As the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know that boating is not only a fun experience, but also that getting some fresh air and sunshine is what a lot of us probably need right now. Keep reading to learn some great ways you can enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks this month!


Rent a Boat or Jet Ski


Get active by getting outside, soaking up the sunshine, and enjoying a breath of fresh air. Now is a great time to rent a boat or jet ski at the Lake of the Ozarks. A lot of us have started feeling a little cooped up inside, so feeling the breeze on our faces while speeding across the water sounds amazing. Make it happen with a rental from BomBay Boat Rental!

Explore the Aquatic Trail


You may have hiked several trails around the Lake of the Ozarks, but this trail is a little different. It can only be explored by water! You can find buoys at several different locations between the Grand Glaize Beach and the main campground that marks the trail. This 9-mile trail shows off woodlands, glades, streams, a logging chute, caves, geological structures, and so much more. An Aquatic Trail guide is available to pick up at the park office if you would like help spotting the sights and learn as you go.

Photo Credit: FunLake

See the Lake of the Ozarks' State Parks!


The Lake of the Ozarks has two beautiful State Parks and both of them can be accessed 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 in this cove, there is a short trail nearby that lead to an enchanting spring. From there, the more adventurous visitors can climb the over-200-step staircase and hike more than 15 miles of gorgeous trails that wind through the park. There are thousands of lush, wooded acres to explore. The park also features the historic stone castle ruins, named Ha Ha Tonka, high atop the bluff.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

The lake area also 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's 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.


Enjoy the Outdoors!


What is your favorite way to enjoy the great outdoors? June is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature. If you don't have a boat of your own, don't worry! BomBay Boat Rental has the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks with four convenient locations to choose from. Give us a call to make your reservation today!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Why Should I Rent vs. Buy?

If you are trying to decide whether to rent or buy a boat this season, BomBay Boat Rental Co. is here to help you weigh your options! We are the best boat and jet ski rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we have a lot of boating experience and knowledge that we are ready to share with you. Keep reading to learn more and to find out the pros and cons of renting vs. owning a boat.

Lower Cost


Buying a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks can be incredibly expensive. Especially if you are looking for a new boat like the ones available for rent from BomBay Boat Rental. New boats can cost anywhere between $40,000 and $200,000 depending on the type and model you are interested in buying. And the costs don't end there! You will also spend the lifetime of the boat spending money on potentially costly repairs and maintenance (think, winterizing and de-winterizing every year). Renting a boat or jet ski is a very minimal cost and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Not to mention, BomBay Boat Rental Co. uses the newest models of boats so you can have a high-class experience for a low cost. 

Variety is the Spice of Boating!


When you rent boats, you can try several different kinds of boats to fit your activity for the day. Looking for a fast boat that can make the tube fly across the water? Rent a ski boat! Looking for a peaceful way to boat with your whole crew while enjoying the sunshine? Rent a pontoon! You never have to choose between your favorites. You can always have the best of both worlds with renting.


Never-Ending Fun on the Lake


Renting a boat from BomBay Boat Rental is a great choice for your vacation at the Lake! Even if you live here full time, renting with BomBay is the best way to go boating at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have the best boats, the best staff, and the best locations. We can even deliver your rental directly to you! Just give us a call and make your reservation by the hour, by the day, or even by the week!

Friday, May 22, 2020

National Safe Boating Week Safety Tips!

For National Safe Boating Week (May 16th-22nd), BomBay Boat Rental Co. is bringing you great tips on how to have a safe a fun day on the water. As the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know what it takes to stay safe on the water without sacrificing fun. Keep reading to learn more and get ready to have a great holiday weekend boating at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Photo Credit: FunLake

Stay Familiar with the Weather


Missouri weather can be fairly unpredictable, so it's important to check the forecast more than once as you get ready to head out for a day of fun. If it starts to rain, it is important to turn back and switch to fun land activities. You may think that a light rain isn't too dangerous; however, that is not always the case. Rain can seriously impede a driver's ability to see other boats, obstacles, and other potentially dangerous objects. When you're driving on the road, you know where to expect other cars to be. But out on the water, there aren't any road lines and a boat can appear in your path before you know it.

Drink Responsibly


As the driver of the boat, of course, you shouldn't drink at all. Drinking and driving carries the same limits and penalties on water as it does on land. As passengers, it's important to drink responsibly while you're out on the water. If you drink too much, it could be very easy for a serious accident to occur. Tripping and falling into the water can quickly turn from a silly blooper into a devastating accident. If you are drinking, make sure to eat plenty of food and stay hydrated throughout the day.


Use Life Jackets


Legally, you must have coast guard approved life jackets on board and accessible for everyone on the boat. That means stowing life jackets deep in the boat under a lot of other supplies could be dangerous. It's also important that the life jackets are the right size and weight rating for your occupants. If someone weighs 200 pounds, a life jacket rated for 150 pounds will be useless. And for someone that weighs 100 pounds (perhaps your teenage kid), an extra large life jacket won't help keep them afloat. Before casting off for a fun day on the Lake, make sure everyone has a life jacket that fits them well and store them in a place that is easily and quickly accessible in case of an emergency.

Take Care of Yourself


It's easy to get excited about finally getting out on the water after spending time prepping the boat, but don't neglect your personal health and safety! Be sure to apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or above) and bring more to reapply, pack snacks and/or a lunch, fill water bottles to stay hydrated and avoid heat exhaustion, and bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays. A fun day on the water can suddenly feel not so great if you experience hunger pains, heat exhaustion, dehydration, or sunburn. Take care of yourself this summer!

Boating at Lake of the Ozarks 


Get ready for an incredible summer at the Lake of the Ozarks by renting a boat from BomBay Boat Rental. We have the best boats available and we can even deliver to you by water! Leave the boat maintenance to us and focus on the fun this season!



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Friday, May 15, 2020

Ways to Observe Memorial Day 2020!

Memorial Day is just one week away, and summer will officially be underway at the Lake of the Ozarks! This Memorial Day Weekend may look a little different than years past, but there are still a lot of great things to do and ways to observe the occasion this year. BomBay Boat Rental Co. has a few great ideas for you to help inspire your own Memorial Day observance. Keep reading to learn more!


Honor Our Heroes


Memorial Day isn't just another holiday. This is a day set aside to remember on honor fallen troops - heroes. We take this time out of our workweek to remember the sacrifice that has been made so that we can live freely. Because of them, we are able to truly experience living in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

It's important to pause and acknowledge these heroes and their sacrifice. Teach your children about our history as a nation and why Memorial Day is a national holiday, that it's not just about hot dogs and an extra long weekend.

Back to Basics


Staying at home has likely increased the kids' screen time, especially with school being move to an online format. Break away from the screens and get back to basics and the traditions you may have had as a child. Draw hopscotch on the sidewalk and teach the kids how to play, go bike riding or rollerblading in the neighborhood, set up a tent in the backyard for a make-believe camping trip, see if you can make homemade ice cream! ... Think back to your childhood and the fun things you used to do without smartphones. You may be surprised just how fun it is to reconnect over the simpler things.


Enjoy the Freedom of the Lake


While it may not be a good idea to travel or spend time in large groups yet, the water can be a safe place to spend time. Recreational activity on the water is a great way to get out of the stuffy house while still helping prevent the spread of germs between others. Renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks can give you and your family the freedom to get out on the water away from crowds while you enjoy time together in the fresh air and sunshine.

Boat Rentals at the Lake


Get ready for Memorial Day Weekend by giving BomBay Boat Rental a call. (573-723-3502) We are the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so you won't want to miss out! There are a lot of different options, but once they're all rented, you'll be out of luck. Choose yours today!



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Friday, May 8, 2020

Rent a Pontoon for a Great Time!

Warmer weather is here and the Lake of the Ozarks is ready for boaters to start enjoying days on the water. One of the best ways to have a great time at the Lake of the Ozarks is to rent a pontoon and catch some sunshine on the Lake with your family. BomBay Boat Rentals has the best pontoons at the Lake of the Ozarks. Read on to learn more about what a pontoon can do for your vacation at the Lake!


Drive Easy

Pontoons are much easier to drive than other kinds of boats, so you don't have to have a lot of experience in order to stay safe while you're out on the water. 

Smoother Ride


Because of their size and construction, pontoons are able to ride smoother across choppy waters than ski boats. They don't tip side to side as much as other kinds of boats, so you can feel more secure and less "sea" sick. 

More Space


Because pontoons don't have curved edges, they have more seating and floor space naturally. It's much easier to bring along the items you enjoy having with you for a day on the water. Because of this, it's also easier to bring your dog along for the ride so that they will have more room. 


Relaxation


The stability and size of a pontoon also makes it easier to have a relaxing day, soaking in the sunshine and enjoy the cool breezes out on the water. Stretch out on the seats like you can't in other boats and kick back to relax!

BomBay Boat Rental has the best pontoon rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! You can rent pontoons for a few hours, a whole day, or even the entire week. Whatever your boat rental needs are, BomBay has what you need! Contact one of our four convenient locations to find the perfect rental for you.



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Friday, May 1, 2020

Get Ahead of the Crowds for Memorial Day!

Believe it or not, Memorial Day is just around the corner. In just three weeks, summer will officially be in full swing at the Lake of the Ozarks with the Memorial Day Weekend. The stay-at-home order is being lifted this weekend, and several people will be itching to get out of the house and out on the water. BomBay Boat Rental is the best boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are ready to serve you this great summer holiday! Read on to learn more about how to reserve your ride.


The Earlier the Better


The Lake of the Ozarks is a very popular destination for summer fun, and boating on the Lake is a great way to enjoy the summer while still social distancing with your family. So it will probably be even more popular than ever for summer 2020! Don't wait too long or you could miss out. Rent the best watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks from BomBay Boat Rental.

The Best Boats


For your Memorial Day Weekend, you don't want to get stuck with a slow or old boat. Enjoy the best boats for rent at the Lake with BomBay. We have ski boats, tritoons, and jet skis, and we use top of the line watercraft.


Enjoy the Perks of Boating


What better way is there to enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks than actually being out on the water. Even if you don't own a boat, you can enjoy the benefits of a long weekend on the water with a boat rental. No maintenance, no cleaning, and no additional costs other than your affordable rental from BomBay Boat Rental. We have something for everyone, so you can find the watercraft that fits your style and start enjoying the water in no time.


Remember Our Heroes


It can be easy to get lost in the fun of the three-day weekend with barbecues, boating adventures, and fireworks. But it's important to remember the reason for the holiday... To honor and remember our fallen heroes. Take the time to remind your kids what Memorial Day is all about, study our history, and take a moment to remember. They paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy the freedoms we have today. We should never take them for granted.


Reserve Your Watercraft Now!


Now is the perfect time to make your Memorial Day Weekend plans. Once we are out of boat rentals, then you'll be out of luck! Visit our website and view the boats that are available for rent and call to make your reservation for the holiday weekend. There are several different rental types and rates available for you to choose from. Choose yours today!



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Friday, April 24, 2020

Rules of the Water for Jet Skis

Before you jump on the jet ski and get out on the water, it's important to know the rules and regulations of operating a personal watercraft (PWC). BomBay Boat Rental has the best rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have important information to help you get ready for your day on the water. Read on to learn more!


Legally Operating a PWC


When you are driving a jet ski (or PWC), it is important to remember that all of the same rules apply to you as they do to boaters. You still need to have a boater's license if you were born after January 1st, 1984. There are also specific rules that apply to jet skis that you should know before going out.

For example, the following activities are illegal when driving a PWC: 
  • Weave in and out of traffic.
  • Jump over other boats' wakes when you don't have a clear field of vision.
  • Jump into the air within one-hundred feet of a boat. 
  • Go too fast (over a no-wake speed) when you're within fifty feet of another boat or person. 
  • Driving recklessly and swerving at the last minute. 
  • Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
It's also important to note that you can be held liable if someone else illegally operates a jet ski that you own. 

Steering and Stopping a PWC


Jet skis don't operate in the same way that boats do, so it's important to know how to drive and steer them before heading out on the water. Read through this description from the Official Missouri Boating Safety Course Online, and review their study guide to make sure you're fully prepared. 

"PWC are propelled by a jet drive where water is drawn into a pump and then forced out under pressure through a steering nozzle at the back of the unit. This “jet” of pressurized water is directed by the steering control—when the steering control is turned, the steering nozzle turns in the same direction. For example, if the steering control is turned right, the nozzle turns right and the jet of water pushes the back of the vessel to the left, which causes the PWC to turn right.

The most important thing to remember about steering most PWC (and other jet-drive vessels) is that you always must have power in order to maintain control. If you allow the engine on a PWC or other jet-propelled vessel to return to idle or shut off during operation, you may lose all steering control. Many PWC will continue in the direction they were headed before the throttle was released or the engine was shut off, no matter which way the steering control is turned.

Always allow plenty of room for stopping. You may not stop immediately eve n after releasing the throttle or shutting off the engine. Even PWC that have a braking system do not stop immediately. Never use reverse (if equipped) to stop a PWC because you or your passengers could be thrown from it."


Safety Tips for PWC 


It's easy to get into trouble quickly when operating a jet ski because of how quickly they move. To stay safe, make sure you follow these guidelines. 
  • Always wear a life jacket.
  • Don't drive too close to other vehicles or people. 
  • Always look both ways over your shoulder before turning or stopping suddenly. 
  • Be aware of all traffic in your area. 
  • Pay attention to blind spots - both yours and other boaters'.
  • Passengers must sit behind PWC drivers, not in front.
  • Keep loose items away from the pump intake. 
  • Never exceed the recommended capacity of the PWC.

Jet Ski Rental Lake of the Ozarks


BomBay Boat Rentals has the best jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks! We have four convenient locations for you to choose from in several locations on the Lake. While you have a great time on the Lake of the Ozarks, remember to stay alert and safe while you follow the rules and precautions above. Give us a call to make your reservation!



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Friday, April 17, 2020

Fishing Tips from BomBay Boat Rental!

With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to get out on the water and go fishing. Fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful pastime that can help you relax and enjoy the great outdoors. BomBay Boat Rental has the best boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks to help you enjoy your fun day full of great fishing memories. To get ready, read today's blog and learn some of our best fishing tips!

Make a Plan


Some people may just grab a nearby fishing pole and some worms and head out without any plan or knowledge about what they are doing. But not you! You can be much more successful if you start with a plan and a little bit of research. First, it's important to know what kind of fish are available to you, and which kind you want to catch. Once you know the type of fish, you can plan your day accordingly. Some fish bite more readily in the morning, while others are more eager in the evening. Sometimes, a cloudy day can bring out the fish you're looking for. So, before you head out on the open water, do a little bit of research and planning to help have the most successful day possible.

Bring Supplies


All fish are different, so once you know what kind you are fishing for, you can choose the appropriate gear to reel them in one after the other. Be sure to pick the proper rod strength and length to support the lures you plan to use and fish type you intend to catch. It is also important to get the correct kind of bait before you try catching the perfect fish. Not all fish are attracted to worms, so you may need to invest in special lures that imitate your fish's prey. The type of lure you use could make or break your fishing experience.  


Rent a Boat from BomBay!


Many people enjoy fishing from their own dock or shoreline, but many of the best - and biggest - fish are out on the open water. Renting a boat from BomBay Boat Rental can help you on your quest to catch "the big one"! Call to reserve the perfect boat for your fishing trip at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can't wait to hear from you! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Prepare for a Great Day on the Water!

Spending a day out on the water is one of the most fun, relaxing, and enjoyable experiences at the Lake of the Ozarks! As you prepare for a day out on the water, there are a few things that you’ll want to make sure you keep in mind. BomBay Boat Rental is the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have all the tips you need for a great day on the Lake. Read on to learn more, and give us a call to reserve your rental boat!


Life Jackets


Most everyone knows that it’s important to have a life jacket for every boater on board. But it’s also important to make sure that the life jackets on board are the proper size and fit for each boater. If you have 10 adult life jackets, that won’t be effective for small children on board. Before you head out on the water, make sure you count and fit the life jackets to everyone going out with you.

Sunscreen


Don’t. Forget. The sunscreen! The last thing you’d want is to come home with a terrible sunburn. Not only is it painful and itchy, but it’s also not healthy for your skin. Make sure to bring enough sunscreen to be able to reapply every few hours as it washes and rubs off throughout the day. It’s also important to make sure the SPF is high enough to protect from damaging rays. SPF 30 is the common recommendation for the lowest level of protection. (Bonus tip: Don’t forget to protect your lips!)

Waterproof Bag


No one plans on throwing their belongings into the Lake, but you never know what’s going to happen. Keep your most important items (like your wallet, cell phones, keys, and ID) in a waterproof bag that can float in the water. That way, if the boat has to make a sudden stop or sharp turn and the bags fly overboard, your valuables won’t be lost forever.


Water


It’s hard for people to remember to bring bottles of water with them when they go out for a day of boating. As silly as it may sound, it can be easy for someone to subconsciously think they don’t need water when they are surrounded by a body of water. Staying hydrated while you’re on the Lake is very important. On a sunny day, you can quickly become dehydrated from sweating and enjoying the occasional dehydrating beverage. Keep this in mind, and make sure to stock plenty of water bottles in the cooler.

Snacks


Make sure to bring snacks or sack lunches with you as well. You and your boat mates will probably get hungry while spending a full day out on the water. Spending time in the sun, swimming, and enjoying sodas or adult beverages can make you feel even more hungry. You will thank yourself later if you pack food ahead of time. This could save you quite a bit of money (and let’s be honest, calories too) throughout the day.

Hand Sanitizer or Wipes


Throughout the day, it’s important to keep your hands clean. Even if you’re not fishing, when you have been swimming in the lake water, you will likely have a lot of germs and bacteria hanging out on your hands. It’s important to stay healthy and make sure you aren’t transmitting any germs into your own system or to others.

The weather is getting warmer and more beautiful every day! Make the most of your spring days and contact BomBay Boat Rental to score the best boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are still open and available for reservations by phone. Call 573-723-3502 to reserve yours!



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Friday, April 3, 2020

Dogs on the Boat: How to Have Fun & Stay Safe!

BomBay Boat Rental loves the spring boating season. It's the perfect time to get out on the water with a few less crowds and a bit calmer waters. This spring, you may be wishing you could bring man's best friend on the boat with you. Well now you can! BomBay Boat Rental believes that dogs are part of the family, so we do allow dogs on our rental boats. There are a few things that you will want to consider, though, before heading out on the water with Rover. Read on to learn more about keeping your best pal safe on the Lake!


Life Jackets


Wearing life jackets is a very important part of boating in general. it can become even more important, though, when you have a pet on board. If your dog is not quite used to the noise and movement of boats, they could get nervous and try to jump overboard while the boat is underway. If this happens, it will be important for all boaters to be wearing life jackets as they get into the water to retrieve the pup. He will likely be scared and could try crawling onto their human rescuer without realizing he is dragging them underwater. 

There are also several life jackets available for dogs! This can help your pet stay safe in the water, not only because of the added buoyancy, but also because they will be easier to spot so other boaters don't accidentally run them over. Make sure you bring a life jacket that fits both the size and weight of your dog before going out. 

Keep Them Hydrated


Keep in mind that your dog can't naturally cool their entire bodies down by sweating. Instead, they pant and drink plenty of water. Keeping your dog hydrated during your day on the water is very important. Make sure you bring plenty of water with you for them to drink while they are on board. Diving into the water a few times is not enough. In the heat of the sun, they will likely need even more water than you are used to providing on a typical day at home. 


Protect From the Sun


During your day on the water, you typically put on plenty of sunscreen and may spend some time under the shade on the boat to keep cool. Make sure you are providing these same important health precautions for your dog! Provide a cool, shaded space where they can rest away from the sun. There are also special kinds of sunscreens designed for dogs that should be used any time you are spending a lot of time out on the water with your best pal. 

Get Ready to Have Fun! 


Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks is an incredibly fun and entertaining pastime. Even better is when you can take your "fur baby" with you to enjoy a day on the water. Take note of each of these tips ... put life jackets on everyone, stay hydrated, and shield from the sun ... then rent an incredible boat from BomBay Boat Rental and get ready to have an amazing time enjoying the Lake of the Ozarks!



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