FAQ’S

All reservations are made by calling us the old fashioned way! We don’t email, text or Facebook message. Voicemail is updated frequently with current availability. You must leave a message if you want to hear back from us. Thank you!

 

Please call 248-693-1076 for reservations.

Do I need a boating safety license?

Having a boat safety license is always preferred but not required. The Captain needs a driver’s license and to be at least 30 years old.

Do I need experience to rent a pontoon?

To rent with us, experience is required.  If you have little to no experience we ask that you find a captain / friend with experience to drive for the day.  If we see that your driving experience is too light to where it becomes a safety issue we are going to ask you to come in for the day.  There is more lake traffic for season 2020 due to the pandemic and it is simply not safe to send out a inexperienced captain no matter what day of the week.       

Are there any restaurants on the water?

No, but there are plenty of food delivery options that will bring food right to our dock. Ask us for a menu.  You can also visit Rick’s Party Store on the lake for any goodies you may run out of or have forgotten. They have some great pizza by the slice or call ahead for a whole pizza.  Check out their Facebook page for other food specials.

Do you offer 1/2 days on the weekend or Friday?

If we have a boat still sitting on the dock at noon that was not rented, we will rent that boat for a 4 hour rental for $400. This rarely happens during peak season, but sometimes you may get lucky early in the season. You will need to call that day to find out availability, which should be updated in our voicemail if we are with customers.

Can we tube behind the boat?

Yes, you can tow a tube, however, we do not allow it on the weekends for 2020 due to heavy lake traffic.  Monday – Friday (may end at 2pm on Fridays).  We are not offering tube rentals for 2020 due to the pandemic – so you will be need to bring your own tube and all your own safety equipment.  Children under 90 lbs. will be provided with a life vest.  Anyone over 90 lbs. needs to bring their own ski vest.

Can we rent a pontoon in the evening?

Evening “Sunset” rentals are for return customers only.  We need to know that you know your way around the lake, and can dock on your own for pit stops since you will be renting after business hours.  Time due back to the dock is Sunset when our crew will be back to check you in. 

Do you have an air compressor?

Yes, we have an air compressor; just come earlier to use it so it does not cut into your lake time.

What if I am under 30 years old?

Find someone to drive the boat who is at least 30 years old. If we see someone under the age of 30 behind the wheel our boat, your rental will be over immediately with no refunds. These are not our rules; this is our insurance company so this is not something we are flexible on.

Can I drink alcohol on the boat?

Yes, the driver can drink as long as they are sober before they get behind the wheel of the boat. Same rules as the road apply here. We do not tolerate heavy drinking and partying on our boats. Keep it cool. You do not want to be on our “Do Not Rent List.” You may not be invited to come back and rent with us in the future.

What if I have 11 people?

Boats will hold up to 10 adults, and one child under 50 lbs. NO MORE than 11 bodies (one being a child under 50 lbs.).

Can I rent for the Fireworks?

Sorry, we will not be offering evening rentals for the fireworks. 

Why can't I bring my dog?

Lake Orion is all private property so there is nowhere for them to go to the bathroom. Also, our insurance company does not allow dogs on our brand new boats.

Do you have life jackets for infants?

Yes, we have life jackets for any child 6 years and under. If you have a life jacket, bring it. Then they can have one for swimming and one dry to wear on the boat. Puddle jumpers are not approved for boating for children under 6 in Oakland County, but you can bring it for swimming.

Is there a sandbar?

Yes, there is a shallow, sandy spot on the lake that is popular on the weekends. So get here early and make that your first stop to swim with the kids.

Can we fish off the boat?

Yes, provided that you keep the boat CLEAN. Cleaning charges start at $25+ if you bring back the boat dirty with mud or fishing debris.

What kind of fish are on the lake?

Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Pike, Perch, and lots of Bluegill.

Where are the restrooms?

The only restroom on the lake is at our marina, you can get back to us in 10-15 minutes depending on where you are on the lake.

Any shallow spots I should know about?

We are going to provide you with a map of the lake, marked with shallow areas. If you’re not sure where you are at, a good rule of thumb is to always stay 100 ft. from the shoreline and also stay out of “Stump Bay” which is also marked on your map.

Make A Reservation!

All reservations are made by calling us the old fashioned way! We don't email, text or Facebook message. Voicemail is updated frequently with current availability. You must leave a message if you want to hear back from us. Thank you!

 

Please call 248-693-1076 for reservations.