Friday, September 25, 2020

Self-Care on the Water

This year has been a rough one for a lot of us, so prioritizing self-care is more important than ever these days. As the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, BomBay Boat Rental Co. has some great ideas of how to take care of your physical and mental health this season. Keep reading to learn more!

Beautiful Landscapes

The Lake of the Ozarks has incredible landscapes that you will love to see, particularly in the fall. The Lake of the Ozarks has won second place as the most beautiful fall foliage in the United States, so you won't want to miss out on this beautiful fall season. With Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Lake of the Ozarks State Park, there are a lot of gorgeous places to spend time with the family. Witnessing the beautiful nature from the water is even better! BomBay Boat Rental has the best boats for rent at the Lake of the Ozarks, so you can enjoy the beautiful views from the best vantage point. 

Spending Time Around Water

There have been several studies that have shown that the presence of water can have some great health benefits. In fact, some studies have shown that living near water can help lower blood pressure and increase blood flow to the brain and heart. The peacefulness of water at the lake in the fall can be calming and very relaxing. Many people schedule their vacations at the Lake for September and October for that very reason!

Fun & Family

Boating is an incredibly fun activity to enjoy with the whole family and all your closest friends. If you are looking for a great way to unwind and spend time with the people that mean the most, give boating a try! Weather you're just cruising around the water or giving skiing and wakeboarding a try, we're sure you're going to love it. 

Boat Rentals at the Lake 

If boating at the Lake of the Ozarks sounds like a great time to you, give BomBay Boat Rental a call to reserve your watercraft. Have a great time on the lake with one of our rentals. We have the best ski boats, jet skis, and tritoons available!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Don't Miss These Lake Events!

After Labor Day, a lot of people assume the Lake is winding down and there's nothing left to do but pack up and go home for the off-season. That couldn't be further from the truth! 

While there is less traffic and the temperatures have cooled off somewhat, BomBay Boat Rental Co. sees these as huge bonuses to enjoying a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks in September and October. Not only is it easier to get around and less humid and hot, but there are also incredible events and fun things to do throughout the fall season. Keep reading to learn more about why you are going to want to reserve your rental and take advantage of these activities! 

New Race Event! 

This year, a new race is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks that will be a lot like Lake Race and the Shootout Lake of the Ozarks. This event is called Offshore at the Ozarks, and you won't want to miss this great event. 

The official sponsor and host are the Performance Boat Center and the Offshore Powerboat Association, and it will be held October 2nd (Friday) through October 3rd (Saturday). Similar to the Lake Race, these races will take place between the five and nine mile markers in front of Camden on the Lake. 

Get out and continue to enjoy the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks and witness this fun new-to-the-lake racing event with a boat rental from BomBay Boat Rental

Annual Fishing Tournament

Not a professional fisherman but would love the chance to win big bucks in a fun competition? Then the Big Bass Bash is for you. Every year, amateur anglers come to the Lake of the Ozarks to compete for the grand prize of $100,000! Even if you don't get first place, there are over 280 prizes that will be awarded to other placements, so you are not going to want to miss out on this fun time.

You can launch from anywhere on the Lake of the Ozarks and weigh-in at any of these five locations to hopefully win a big prize: 
  1. PB#2
  2. Red Oak Resort
  3. Ivy Bend
  4. Alhonna Resort
  5. Point Randall
This event will take place October 3rd (Saturday) through October 4th (Sunday). Although it will overlap with the Offshore at the Ozarks races, times have been adjusted so that there isn't a major conflict, and boats will be allowed to move through the race course during the tournament. 

(Photo Credit: FunLake)

Reserve Your Rental! 

With two such incredible events going on at the Lake of the Ozarks, you are not going to want to miss out! Give BomBay Boat Rental Co. a call to reserve your Lake of the Ozarks boat rental for this jam-packed weekend, and be prepared to have a great time! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Benefits of Fall Boating at the Lake!

Many people think that boating and enjoying the water is over once Labor Day has come and gone. But that's not true! These pastimes can be enjoyed well into the fall and can be even more fun and relaxing in some respects. BomBay Boat Rental Co. is the best boat and jet ski rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and today we are bringing you several great reasons why boating can be even better in the fall. Keep reading to learn more! 

(Photo Credit: FunLake)

Natural Beauty

Mid-Missouri has incredible year-round beauty! Here at the Lake of the Ozarks, the leaves will soon change to a rainbow of fall colors, and the entire area will look like it came straight out of a painting! In fact, the Lake of the Ozarks has been awarded second place for the most beautiful fall foliage in the United States. Seeing this from the water can make it even more special.

Peaceful Fall Atmosphere

With less people milling about on the Lake in the fall, there is a lot of peace and serenity to be enjoyed. Get out on the water during the fall and you will truly experience the beauty of the Lake of the Ozarks without all of the noisy distractions. Nature can truly shine through in the months of September and October at the Lake. 

Less Traffic on Land & Water

The Lake of the Ozarks tends to have a lot of traffic in the summertime. Not only on the roads, but also on the water. With kids out of school, there are a lot of families coming down to the lake and getting out on the water in summer. In the fall, as school picks back up, traffic dies down and there are a lot fewer cars and boats out and about to navigate around. 

Less Choppy Rides

With less traffic on the Lake, you can enjoy a much smoother riding experience on the boat. Fewer boats mean fewer waves, which means a much more calm and relaxing day for you!

(Photo Credit: FunLake)

More Parking

Many of the waterfront bars and restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks stay open as long as the weather allows, and we have a lot of beautiful days ahead of us before it's too cold to get to those places. You will have no trouble finding an open slip to dock your boat rental and enjoy your favorite waterfront hot spot!

Less Waiting in Lines 

Once you make your way up from the dock, it is very likely that you will be seated right away in the fall season. And, with fewer customers, the cooks and bartenders will be able to whip up your favorites much quicker than they were able to in mid-summer.

Fall Boat Rental at the Lake 

Summer isn't the only time you can get out on the water and enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks! Enjoy the beauty, peace, and convenience that the fall season provides with a boat rental from BomBay Boat Rental! We have the best boat rentals at the Lake, and our service and prices are incomparable! 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks!

Summer may almost be over, but that doesn't mean we have to stop having a great time! Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Lake with incredibly fun events, fireworks, live music, and the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks from BomBay Boat Rental. Keep reading to make your plans, and have a great weekend!

(Photo Credit: FunLake)


Bear Bottom Resort
9:45 p.m.
Live Music by Nashville Fiddle Pickers, 7 - 11 p.m.
View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM. 
Parking is limited, so arrive early!
Call for details: 573-374-6905

Margaritaville Lake Resort
Approximately 9:00 p.m.
View by water at the 26 MM. (Viewing by land from Margaritaville property is for their resort guests only.) 
Arrive early; show start time is approximate 
Call for details: 573-348-3131

Lodge Of Four Seasons
At Dusk
View fireworks by water at the 13 MM.
Arrive early, anchor, and enjoy the show.
Call for details: 573-365-3000


Dam Good Slice Pizza Entertainment

September 4-6, 2020
Dam Good Slice Pizza
1097 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Dam Good Slice Pizza Entertainment Schedule
Sept 4: Laid Back - 8 p.m.
Sept 5: Sawmill Express - 8 p.m.
Sept 6: Justin Tinkler - 7 p.m.

Alley Cat's Entertainment

September 4-6, 2020
Alley Cat's Pizzeria & Pub
1263 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

DJ Derek K. every night and celebrity bartenders at the tiki bar Saturday night, September 5th... The Brewtop Twins from Kansas City, Kim and Jordan!

Cherry Pistols at Horny Toad Entertainment Complex

September 4-6, 2020
Horny Toad Entertainment Complex
2359 Bittersweet Rd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

FREE to Attend! The Cherry Pistols will be on the Horny Toad Stage serving up a delicious mix of rock, pop, and funk from the 80’s with sprinkles of 90’s classics to hits of today! 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.


September 6, 2020
Horny Toad Entertainment Complex
2359 Bittersweet Rd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

GLOW PARTY! Come to the Horny Toad and experience the hype. This party is FREE to attend. Plenty of glow gear wearables to go around. Get lit when the sun goes down! 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals

September 5-6, 2020
Lake Ozark Speedway
50 Twiggy Lane
Eldon, MO 65026


Pits.....3:00 p.m. 
Gates.....5:00 p.m. 
Hotlaps.....6:00 p.m. 
Racing.....7:00  p.m.

$3,000 to WIN 
Event Classes: 360 Sprints - Winged and POWRi RaceSaver Sprints 
Ticket: Adult (13+).....$20 
Senior (62+)/Military.....$17 
Youth (6-12).....$10 
Kids (6 & under).....FREE 
Family Pass.....$50 
Family Pass includes: Entry for two adults (13+) and Entry for two youths (6-12) 
Pit Pass.....$35 


Pits.....3:00 p.m. 
Gates.....5:00 p.m. 
Hotlaps.....6:00 p.m. 
Racing.....7:00 p.m.

Event Classes: 360 Sprints - Winged and POWRi WAR Non-Wing Sprints 
Ticket: Adult (13+).....$25 
Senior (62+)/Military.....$22 
Youth (6-12).....$10 
Kids (6 & under).....FREE 
Family Pass.....$60 
Family Pass includes: Entry for two adults (13+) and Entry for two youths (6-12)  
Pit Pass.....$40 
September 6-7, 2020
Old Kinderhook
678 Old Kinderhook Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020

Sunday Sept 6: 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Sunday Sept 6: Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Monday Sept 7: 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Entry: $400 per couple
Call hotel for special lodging rates - 573-317-4314


Spending time at the Lake is best done when being out on the water on the boat! BomBay Boat Rental Co. has the best boat and jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out our website to find which one of our four locations is closest to you to rent for your great vacation at the Lake!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Boating Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a fantastic destination for everything boating. From cruising down the lake to catching some of the fastest boats on water, our lake offers amazing boating activities! Our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is proud to provide the best boats for you & your crew to rent. Check out the fun boating activities you can enjoy when you rent with Bombay Boat Rental Company:

Cruising Down the Lake

What better way to spend a day of boating than cruising up and down the lake? Check out the breathtaking views and natural scenery along the Lake of the Ozarks. Throttle down & check out the lake in high-speed or keep it at an idle pace for a slow and relaxing cruise. Either way, there's sure to be beautiful views, spectacular homes, and awesome boats along the way!

Chilling Out in the Water

Find a cove and toss out an anchor for a day of boating fun in the sun. Coving out is one of the most popular boating related activities in our area. Don't forget the floaties to make an enjoyable day lounging in the water and soaking up the sun! There are many popular coves for you to cove out with others, as well. It's a fun way to meet new people and relax the day away with fellow boaters.

Dining on the Water

There are a ton of waterfront restaurants around the Lake of the Ozarks. Park your boat at the dock and dine in style! The waterfront views are absolutely breathtaking and the variety of foods available around our area is sure to impress all taste buds. You can even grab your food to go and dine out on the water in the comfort of your boat, if you'd like. Experience dining like no other when you choose to order from a waterfront restaurant.

Catching Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

The Lake of the Ozark Shootout is an annual race where boats from a variety of classes compete for the top speed in a shootout style race and it's happening THIS WEEKEND (8/29-8/30). If you've never been to the Shootout, it's a must-attend event at the Lake of the Ozarks. From fast boats to wild races to awesome atmosphere both on and off the water, it's truly unlike any other event!

Now that you know all the fun that awaits on the water, you're ready to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks so you can enjoy it all! Contact the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks today to secure your rental for this weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Both are big weekends in our area and rental availability may fill up quickly!


Friday, August 21, 2020

3 Reasons to Book your Rental for Labor Day Weekend TODAY!

The Lake of the Ozarks is known for being a hot spot for boating, fishing, and other watercraft adventure in Missouri and around the nation. It boasts a sprawling shoreline that stretches further than the coastline of California. This thriving community flourishes in the summer months but it’s not too late to plan one last hoorah of the summer. Plan your Lake of the Ozarks vacation today and don't forget to reserve your boat rental for the holiday weekend!

1. Last Hoorah of Summer

The end of summer is drawing near, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Here at BomBay Boat Rentals, we are committed to giving you the best boat rentals at Lake of the Ozarks. Our mission is to provide you a first-class watercraft experience each time and you hit the lake on one of our boats or wave runners. We accomplish that by living our motto, “Better Product, Better Prices, Better People.” We offer discounts to seniors and military personnel, large parties, and even special membership pricing for members. Take advantage of the last big weekend of summer with BomBay Boat Rentals at Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Experience Boating Adventures

Are you dreaming of a relaxing cruise with the family or friends? Rent a Sylvan Mirage Tritoon to effortlessly accommodate up to 12 of your closest friends and family.  Do you have an inner speed demon to satisfy? Check out our Yamaha VX or SeaDoo GTI 130 SE. Still undecided? Why settle?  You can have the best of both worlds with our Cobalt 220 or R3 ski boats, the encompassment of fast, luxury, and fun in the sun. You’ll be cruising in style as each of our vessels are equipped with all the bells & whistles you could possibly want. Our fleet has regular maintenance to ensure that each excursion out on the water is safe. The experience doesn’t start with the vessel of your choice, it starts with our wonderfully attentive and knowledgeable team. BomBay believes that we are only as good as the people we have working for us. Therefore, we strive to retain a top-notch staff. We take care of ours so they can take care of you. Come visit one of our four locations at the lake. Our team can’t wait to meet you and get you out on the water!

3. Ensure Boat Availability

Boat and wave runner availability can be tough on a holiday weekend. That’s why we recommend reserving your vessel today to get ahead of the Labor Day rush. We understand the frustrations of driving from place to place seeking a quality watercraft rental. To help alleviate this issue, BomBay has established online & phone call reservation options, as well as delivery. Visit our website,, to get in direct contact with our team to get your dream boating experience scheduled.

It’s not too late to plan your final summer trip to the Lake of the Ozarks to take advantage of all of the excitement and fun we have to offer. So, bring yourself, family and friends to Lake of the Ozarks and lets give the summer one last hoorah together, Lake-style.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Repeat the Fun with a Boat Membership🚤

Do you love boating but scared away by the expense of owning a boat? Boats cost a lot of money to maintain and store and our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here with a great solution. We're offering boat and PWC memberships at the Lake of the Ozarks. That's right, you can become a member and use our boats or wave runners whenever you'd like! Check out the details:

Boat Memberships Options & Features:

Week day plan, 7 day plan, or Family or Shared plan

1 time membership fee
Only 6 months of payments
(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)

Can use all 4 locations

Cancel anytime with 60 day written notice.

Wave Runner Memberships Options & Features:

Week day plan, 7 day plan, or Family or Shared plan

1 time membership fee
Only 6 months of payments
( April 1st – September 1st)

2 Advanced reservations per year
(for a 24 hour time period)

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

Can use all 4 locations

Cancel anytime with 60 day written notice.

What are you waiting for? Now's the perfect time to take advantage of the fantastic boating opportunities that await the remainder of summer and into fall! You haven't experienced the lake life until you've spent a day out on the water! Don't worry about the expenses associated with boating when you take advantage of the boat membership at BomBay Boat Rental.


Monday, August 3, 2020

What our Customers Have to Say!😎

Our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks is pumped to provide the best boats and PWC rentals! If you're looking to rent a boat at Lake of the Ozarks, we're here for you. Our motto is, better product, better prices, better people, for a reason! Check out what some of our happy customers have to say below:

Customer Testimonials:

"We rented a wave runner for a week from Jason at Bombay. He was GREAT to work with. The young women at the dock at Dog Days where we picked it up were so professional and knowledgeable about the equipment. We will be renting again and highly recommend Bombay." - Sara F.

"Great prices, we rented the tritoon, boat was clean and well cared for! Thanks for helping to make our day on the water great!" - Brandi L.

"Alexa was a ton of help. We are in town for a long weekend and decided to extend our rental by picking up a day early and she was able to shuffle some things around and get everything lined up so we could keep the same boat for 3 days. Huge shoutout for making a great vacation even better!" - Matt B.

"Rented a tritoon and a waverunner for the day! The boat was exactly what we needed and had plenty of room to move about. Kids had so much fun on the waverunner! The staff was great and helpful with all of our questions! Awesome experience!" - Amanda S.

"Had a great experience. Called them on a Wednesday and the operator answered right away. Reserved 4 a tritoon and a waverunner for the weekend. Both units were new and the crew was ready for us when we arrived. Asked for a recommendation for lunch and their spot was perfect. Went to the boathouse on the 3MM and had lunch. Great spot! Thanks guys for a wonderful experience!" - Mark B.

"The reservation process, check-in and check-out procedure were efficient and handled very well. Cassie and the rest of the dock crew at Dog Days location were awesome! Very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. We also rented from another company, but this experience was much better! I'll will definitely use this company and location next time we visit! Thank you!" - Jeff B.

"Best place to get a boat!" - Ronald H.

What are you waiting for? Now's the perfect time to get out on the water and enjoy a day of fun in the sun! From family time on a boat to getting adventurous on a PWC, BomBay Boat Rental Company is here for you. We look forward to giving you an awesome experience of bonding with your crew.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

10 Items You Should Bring Boating

A day out on the water is a perfect escape from everyday worries that may be bringing you down. Our boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some great boat and PWC rental options available and four locations around the Lake of the Ozarks. As you choose what type of vessel and which BomBay Boat Rental location to rent from, you're likely thinking of the items you need to pack for your next day out on the water. We have you covered with our complete list below:


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.


Having your phone handy is important for a number of reasons. You can quickly make a phone call if something doesn't go as planned on the water. You can also check the weather if a storm looks like it's rolling in. Another perk is to be able to take photos of your fun day on the boat!


The sun can cause serious damage to skin, if you don't use sunscreen. Protecting your skin is important for an enjoyable boating experience (and you'll thank yourself the next few days after, too).


A day on the water makes you hungry! Pack non-perishable food items, like crackers or granola bars to ensure your crew can fight those hunger pains. You can also pack a cooler with a complete meal, if you plan on spending more than a few hours on the water.


You'll likely want to swim to cool off in the hot summer heat. Once you get back on the boat, it can be uncomfortable to be wet. A towel can help keep you and your seat on the boat dry, after swimming.

Spare Clothing

Clothing can easily get wet or blow out of the boat. Try to pack an extra pair of clothing for everyone on board so you can ensure you have clothes if you decide to stop for a bite to eat or for a more comfortable ride home, after your day on the water.


Staying hydrated is important, especially in the hot summer temps. Pack plenty of water for your entire boating crew to stay hydrated and healthy on your boat outing.

Eye Protection

The bright summer sun can take a toll on your eyes. Bring sunglasses or a hat to try to shade your eyes from the direct sun.


If you're planning to swim in the water during your day on the boat, bring floats for everyone on board. This gives swimmers something to hold on to while floating in the water. It's more relaxing for everyone that way!

First Aid Kit

While no one plans on injuries on the water, it does happen from time to time. Bringing a first aid kit can help you take care of minor injuries that may occur while boating or swimming in the water.

Now that you know some of the items you should pack for your next boating adventure, you're ready to schedule your boat rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have four convenient locations to pick up your rental so you're likely close to one of them already! Book your rental with BomBay Boat Rental Company today!


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Perks of Renting a Wave Runner

Are you dreaming of getting out on the water this summer but aren't sure what kind of watercraft to rent at the Lake of the Ozarks? BomBay Boat Rental is here for you! We have a ton of rental options available and we're pointing out the perks of renting a wave runner at the Lake of the Ozarks today. Check it out!

An All Around Fun Experience

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 has to offer. After you jump a couple of wakes from some of the bigger boats out there, your adventurous spirit will be hooked.

Maneuver Easily on the Water

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.

Do Your Own Thing

Spending time with your crew is fun, but sometimes it's nice to do your own thing. A wave runner gives you the chance to break away in a small group or by yourself for a few hours of fun! Cruise down the lake or float in a cove and take in the breathtaking scenery around the area. Either way, it's sure to be a memorable and relaxing time away from your big group!

More Fuel Efficient

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 when compared to a large boat.

What are you waiting for? Now's the perfect time to book your wave runner rental at the Lake of the Ozarks. Lucky for you, we have FOUR locations around the lake so there's one conveniently located near you!


Friday, July 17, 2020

Take Advantage of These Boating Benefits!

Boating is the perfect summer pastime to help boost your happiness, and possibly even your health. BomBay Boat Rental Co. has the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we know just how beneficial getting out on the water can be. Not only do you get to enjoy nature and have a great time, but you can also do so conveniently and affordably with our watercraft rental services. Keep reading to learn more!

Unplug & Unwind

Boating at the Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful experience. Unplug from your devices and drink in the beauty that the area has to offer for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. While the Lake has great technology, WiFi, and cell service with most providers, being outdoors provides the perfect opportunity to press pause on the constant stream of technology we're used to.

Connect with Loved Ones

Spending time out on the water, having fun summer adventures is a great way to bond with your friends and family. Having a great time together can help you feel closer to one another. Especially if you spend a full day on the water catching up while soaking in the sunshine.

It Could Boost Your Health!

There are several studies that have shown spending time outdoors can be good for your health. Fresh air, vitamin D from the sun, and increased circulation from being more active. If you plan on swimming, skiing, tubing, or wake boarding, you could even be getting in a good workout while having fun. Some studies also say that being near a large body of water can help decrease anxiety, lower your blood pressure, and boost your mood. Incredible!

It Can be Easy

While some people may struggle with keeping their boat cleaned, maintained, and full of gas, you don't have to follow in their footsteps. Instead, rent a convenient and affordable boat from BomBay Boat Rental! Leave all of the maintenance, work, and worry to our great team and just spend your vacation enjoying everything the Lake has to offer. With four convenient locations to rent a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, BomBay has the best rentals for your next trip.

Boating is FUN!

You can certainly have a good time on shore, but it's just not as entertaining as taking a boat out on the water and feeling the wind in your hair as you cruise across the water. Take full advantage of the beauty and fun the Lake has to offer by renting a boat and getting out there this summer! For the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact BomBay Boat Rental. Our team can't wait to help you!

Friday, July 10, 2020

The BEST Foods to Bring for a Day of Boating! 🍉🚤

There is no denying that a fun-filled day of boating makes you work up an appetite! Staying hydrated and fueling your body with healthy foods is important when you're spending the day out on the water. The next time you're on one of our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals, consider packing a few of these tasty treats!

Fruit Kabobs 

Making up some fruit kabobs is a fantastic snack and a great way to stay hydrated. Taking the time to make kabobs will make grabbing a snack easy and you won't have to worry about having plates. Stock up on your favorite fruits, buy some bamboo skewers and you've got the perfect snack.  Fruits that work great for these skewers include watermelon, cantaloupe, kiwi, grapes, pineapple, and strawberries. 

Fresh Lemonade 

Lemonade is a refreshing drink, customizable, and a kids' favorite! Save a milk or water jug and use it for easy storing. Below is an easy recipe for traditional lemonade but feel free to add your favorite fruits to change the flavor. Strawberry, mangos, mint, and raspberries are great in lemonade!


2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 gallon cold water
1 lemon, sliced


In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water to render 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed. Pour lemonade over glasses of ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top of each, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Dill Pickle Wraps 


1 jar Claussen Mini Dill Pickles (Refrigerator Pickles)
8 ounces Cream cheese
3 packages ham lunch meat (sliced thin) 


  1. Soften the cream cheese to room temperature or even a little warmer.
  2. Spread cream cheese on individual pieces of the lunch meat.
  3. Wrap the cream cheese and meat around pickles that have been dried off with paper towels.
  4. Continue wrapping the pickle with one or two more pieces of meat and cream cheese.
  5. Place wrapped pickles in the fridge to let the cream cheese harden back up.
  6. Slice pickles in 1/3 to 1/2 inch pieces to serve or eat.

Caprese Salad Skewers

If you're planning to make some fruit kabobs, why not utilize the rest of your skewers for some delicious Caprese salad skewers! It may feel like a little bit of work putting everything together, but trust us, once you're on the boat grabbing a skewer will make snack time easy! 


Cherry tomatoes
Mozzarella balls
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil
1 cup balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper


  1. Assemble, tomatoes, basil (roll from one end to the other), and mozzarella balls on medium-sized toothpicks. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. To make balsamic glaze, add one cup of balsamic vinegar to a saucepan over medium heat. Once it comes to a boil, set on simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it reduces to a syrup consistency. You can check by dipping a spoon in the balsamic and if it covers the back of it, it's done. As it cools, it will thicken a bit more, then drizzle on top of Caprese salad skewers.

Book Your Summer Boat Rental! 

You won't want to miss a minute of boating on the Lake of the Ozarks for the rest of the summer, so pack the cooler, grab your friends, and either head to one of our four boat rental locations, or tell us where to meet you! 

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:

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!


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.