Question: Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?
Answer: No. An exception is made with a rental or lease agreement from a motorboat rental or leasing business (Claytor Lake Water Sports) and completion of a dockside safety checklist. We go over a dockside safety checklist with you and you get a temporary license for the duration of your rental.
We encourage all people to take a boating safety class and offer a 5% discount off your rental with proof of having passed this course! Click me to view class schedules!
Alcohol is Strictly Prohibited on All Rental Craft.
Please note that our liability insurance coverage does not extend to you, the renter.
Operator Must be 21 Years Old with a Valid Driver's License. (motorized craft only)
All drivers (maximum 3 per watercraft) must be present at time of rental for dockside orientation... no exceptions. This is state law and each driver will be given a temporary operator's license.
Capacity per boat is MAXIMUM CAPACITY and does include children and persons that may be on a towable. No exceptions.
Fuel is Additional to Rental Fees. Be aware that ski boats are higher performance and use an average of 4 to 6 gallons per hour.
Pontoon boats typically average 1 to 3 gallons per hour.
A credit or debit card may be required to purchase fuel during the months outside of June, July and August.
Four (4) hour rental times are either from 9:00am to 1:00pm, or 2:00pm to 6:00pm, unless otherwise specified. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to complete paperwork and dockside orientation.
Motorized boat rentals for walk-ins stop at 3:30 pm.
All Rentals are Due Back no later than 6:00 pm, unless rented multiple days.
An Extra 20% is Charged for 24-Hour Rentals (2:00pm to 1:00pm or 6:30pm to 6pm only). Night time use is not allowed.
Reservations accepted with a 50% deposit of check, cash, or Visa/Mastercard/Discover. (only in state checks accepted)
Cancellations must occur at least 24 hours from the start of rental to avoid losing a 50% deposit and at least 5 days from start of rental to avoid losing a 10% deposit.
However, if AT THE TIME OF your rental (poor forecasts not considered) the weather is such that the average boater would not go out, we will not charge a fee.
If you make a reservation more than 30 days in advance please call within a week of your rental to confirm.