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 2 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.
Please arrive 1/2 hour early to complete paperwork and dockside orientation.
Night time use is not allowed. Overnight rentals must be docked between dusk and dawn.
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.
PLEASE NOTE that cool, overcast days are not sufficient reason to cancel without being charged. Please do not reserve if this is an issue.
* TO RESERVE ONLINE PLEASE CLICK ON THE TIME UNDER THE BOAT DESIRED!
Please note: when making multi-day reservations, or renting more than one boat, choose "Make another booking" before filling in contact details.
***Please ensure you are careful to choose the correct date and time!