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!


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