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Don't be stuck at home! Go boating! It is the ultimate Social Distancing activity! Rent our well-equipped and safe Pontoon for up to 10 people or 1410 lbs in total weight! Rates as low as $500 per day plus tax. Rates: Full-Day Rental (9-hours) • Monday-Thursday: $500 + tax • Friday-Sunday 650 + tax • Holidays: $700 + tax What You Can Expect: All our rentals include an EXPERT Captain, a full tank of gas and all bumpers/ropes/anchor/safety eqiupment. You just bring the party! Our staff know these lakes better than anyone, and can show you where celebrities & athletes live, as well as all the best secret spots for swimming and fun on the lakes! Get out of the house safely: Boating is the ultimate Social Distancing activity! You’d be hard-pressed to get within 6ft of another boat, and please don’t try (we’d like to avoid insurance claims). And there is plenty of Virus-killing UV light available year-round in Florida. We want our customers to know that you do NOT have to be stuck in your living room. You can take your family out on the lake and enjoy some fresh air safely! Once you’re on the pontoon, there are STRICT RULES you need to follow. Safety: All of our pontoons have a max capacity of 10 people. Each pontoon will have all surfaces washed, disinfected, and wiped down AFTER EVERY USE! We have industrial size sprayers and concentrated disinfectant chemicals we are spraying down each vessel and the docks after every use. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Great outfit! On time and equipment in tiptop shape. Staff friendly and helpful. Very accommodating. I’m a repeat renter and plan to go again with them soon!
Repeat renter. Always top notch! Boat clean, in good orders and staff attentive to requests and needs. Already booked another day on the lake with them.
Tommy was awesome! The boat was perfect, the location was great, would definitely book with them again! *****
What a fun time! The boat was amazing, our Captain, Tommy was even more amazing! Mike came by and said hi to ensure everything was going well. We had a blast on our guided tour along with tubing, sun bathing, and taking a long dip in the water to cool off. Definitely going to come back and do it all over again!!! Thank you so much!!
Mike’s boat rental is professional all the way around. Exactly as listed and enjoyed our experience very much. Will definitely rent from him again.
We offer only the newest model Veranda pontoon boat rentals! Our pontoons are the most luxurious rentals available in Orlando, and the best way to enjoy Lake Butler with up to 10 people. All rentals include life jackets, boat bumpers, ropes, and all safetyemergency equipment. Plus, all boats include FREE FUEL!
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 7 days prior.
Waiver Only the main renter is required to fill out a waiver which acts as a boat rental agreement and a release of liability. Please pay attention to your booking email. The link to the waiver is in your original booking email. Excessive Cleaning Fee If you return a boat with excess sand/mud, trash, food crumbs, marks on the seats, etc., we will charge a $25 cleaning fee. We rent the newest pontoon boats of any rental company on the lakes. We respect our customers and would hope they would respect our pontoons! Dock Location Tours launch year round at RD Keene Park, located on Lake Palmer in Windermere, FL 34786. We operate by appointment only so there will be no one at the dock unless you have booked a reservation. Cancellation Policy Once you book your rental date, you can cancel and get a full refund or request an alternate date anytime prior to 7 days before the rental date. Within 6-2 days prior to the reservation, you can cancel for a 75% refund. No-shows or canceling the day of will be charged the full rental rate. Bad Weather Policy In the instance of bad weather, we make weather decisions early the morning of the date. We do not cancel or reschedule reservations based on forecasted weather prior to the day of (other than in extreme cases). In the instance of bad weather, we will reschedule or issue a 100% refund to a Gift Card you can use for any future date with us. Items to Note • Half-Day rental times are 10:00am – 2:00pm or 3:00pm – 7:00pm • Holidays include Mother’s Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Father’s Day weekend, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day weekend • No 2nd Half-Day Rentals on Holidays due to Boat Ramp closure once capacity is reached (all renters must launch in the morning) Frequently Asked Questions • Can we go wherever we want, or is there a set itinerary? YES! You can go wherever you want on the Butler Chain of Lakes at your own pace. Our expert Captains are knowledgable about all of the history, celebrities, swim areas, and secret spots on the water. You tell them where you want to go, but they will also be happy to recommend a game-plan for you. • Can we pick the boat up at different times? No. Our staff is only at the marina from around 915/930am to around 1030am in the morning to launch the morning and full-day rentals. In the afternoons our staff is only at the marina from around 230pm-330pm. We DO NOT have staff at the marina all day. You can not just arrive at any time you like. Our staff reaches out to all reservation guests each morning to coordinate your arrival time so you can communicate your arrival time to them. • Are dogs allowed on the boat? Yes, any dog under 25lbs is allowed at an additional charge. Further, the renter agrees that ANY damage due to the dog is the responsibility of the renter to pay for. We are family owned & operated and we have large dogs of our own. They are not allowed on the boats either. As we do love animals and our dogs, we also know the possibility of damage from dogs so if you are going to bring them please keep them off the seats. • Do you allow tubing or towing/skiing from the pontoons? Unfortunately, we do not allow tubing or towing from our luxury pontoon boats. These boats are setup for casual enjoyment on the water, not for active water sports such as skiing, tubing, etc. Also, towing/tubing greatly increases the chances of someone getting hurt on The Butler Chain and we want everyone to be as safe as possible while renting our pontoons. • Is drinking/food allowed on the boat? Yes, you are welcome to bring a cooler and snacks on the boat. We do not allow any kind of grills on the pontoons. As for alcohol, on the Butler Chain of Lakes it is legal for people 21 years and older to drink on the boat. Alcohol is not allowed to be visible in Public Parks. • What if it rains? It is Florida after all, where afternoon showers are so infamous that many locals swear they can set their watch by it. During the summer months, this is an almost daily occurrence around 3pm when the heat of the day has built up and collides with cool ocean air from the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Often the rain passes as quickly as it comes, but you should seek shelter and secure loose items as a precaution. These afternoon showers differ from a frontal weather system which carry stronger storms. Therefore, if you have had the rental out on the lake more than half the day (5 hours or more) and then it starts raining, we will not reschedule another full day. More times than not, the afternoon showers will last 15-30 mins and then blow over and the sun comes back out. In the case of a major weather frontal system on the morning of your arrival, we will reschedule your rental date around our availability. We DO NOT reschedule a rental date based on ‘forecasted weather’. EXAMPLE: if it is calling for 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms, you still need to come the day of your rental and then be cleared by us for a reschedule. Weather Forecasting is notoriously difficult in Central Florida, and more often than not the day turns out to be bright and sunny. Think of it like this, if the weather is calling for 60% chance of rain, that is also 40% chance of a bright and sunny beautiful day! If it is a complete rainout day, we will reschedule your reservation or give you a 100% Gift Card value to use for a booking anytime on our website. We DO NOT cancel, reschedule or refund a booking due to cloudy weather. • Do you charge a fuel fee? No. The pontoons boats are always full of gas when you pick up your pontoon rental. Rarely does a full day rental need more than one full tank of gas. However, in that case, the renter will need to visit one of the on-lake gas stations and put enough gas in the pontoon to return back to the dock. You are not responsible for returning the pontoon full of gas. • Is smoking allowed on the pontoons? NO! Absolutely no smoking is ever permitted on any of our rental pontoons. These are new luxury pontoons and smoking can easily burn holes in the seats. Further, the fuel tanks on pontoon boats are exposed (unlike the tanks in your car) which makes smoking on any boat extremely dangerous. We are ruthless with damage charges if we find burn marks in the seats from smoking. DO NOT SMOKE ON ANY RENTAL BOAT! • Is fishing allowed on the pontoons? YES! The Butler Chain of Lakes has been renowned for their excellent water quality and good fishing. We do not have a live well on the pontoon boats, so bring your own storage. Be careful of your tackle as a fishing hook stuck into the seat can create a tear in the seat very quickly and will be considered damage to the vessel. • What are the regulations for life jackets? First off, anyone 13 years or younger MUST have a US Coast Guard Approved Lift Jacket on at ALL times (boat on or off, moving or stopped, anchored or not). For anyone over the age of 13, your Life Jacket and throw cushion should be readily accessible and you should know where the Life Jackets and throw cushion is located on the boat at all times. We require ANYONE, regardless of age or experience, to wear a Life Jacket at any time while swimming in water deeper than their height. • Do you offer a large party boat for events? NO. Our largest pontoon boat holds up to 10 people max. We do not currently have a vessel suitable for a larger number of guests. • Do you rent any Jet Skis? NO. We feel strongly against renting jet skis. Without proper experience, jet skis can be extremely dangerous. Jet ski accidents are 3 times more common than any other boating-related accident. • Can we keep the boat overnight? Unless you have a residence on the lake and are renting the boat for multiple days consecutively, you CAN NOT be on the water past 7pm. Our experienced Captains can be on the water past dark, but the Boat launches where you park your cars will lock at Dusk. • Is there a place we can grill out not on the pontoon? NO. Grills on Bird Island in Lake Butler are discouraged as it is a Wildlife Preserve, and the Orange County Sportsman’s Association on Lake Sheen is a Membership ONLY event space, not affiliated with our rental company. • Are there restrooms on board the pontoon? No. Our pontoons do not have restrooms on board. There are portable restrooms at all boat ramps, including the Keene Park boat ramp where we launch. You may use them before, after, or at any point during your reservation. All other marinas on the Butler Chain of Lakes are private, so plan accordingly. There will be a Point of Interest map on board that also marks these Restrooms. • Can we have more people on board than what the boat can hold? NO! Each boat is Coast Guard rated for a certain amount of people AND a certain weight capacity. Neither can go over. For instance, our 10 passenger pontoons have a max weight capacity of 1410 lbs. If you reach 1410 lbs with only 8 of your guests, then the max capacity you can have is 8. If you have 10 people already on board and you are still not at 1410lbs, that does not mean you can have 11. The max is EITHER the max number of people or the max weight, whichever comes first. Please contact us if you have concerns about this question as overloading the boat with weight can create a dangerous situation. • Do you rent anything other than pontoons? No. We only rent pontoons as we feel they are the safest type of vessel to operate on the Butler Chain of Lakes. • Do all the pontoons have a cover for shade? YES. All of our pontoons have an EXTENDED bimini top that provides shade for 100% of the boat’s seating area. This is Florida after all. You can also lean the bimini top back to have 100% sun across the pontoon if you want. Ask our staff upon arrival on how to operate the bimini top. • Is the dock wheelchair accessible? Yes, State Operated boat ramps are wheelchair accessible. There is a safety lip and bit of a gap between the dock and the pontoon deck. However, the pontoon deck sits level in the water with the dock. So its just a matter of getting the chair over the gap and onto the boat. • Do you take a security deposit when booking? No. the full rental price will be held when you book. We do not take partial deposit. However, we do hold the information in case of damages to the boat. • Are we responsible for cleaning the boat when we are done? Yes. There is a broom and rags/cleaner on each boat. Please clean and prepare all trash to discard before return to the Boat Ramp. If you leave food, crumbs, etc on the boat the birds will destroy the boat over night. Also, if you leave the boat dirty, you will be charged a cleaning fee. Our dock assistants will be ready to receive and park a clean boat. • Can we visit Bird Island? YES! A 10-acre plot of uninhabited land in the middle of Lake Butler was formerly known as Egret Island, designated as a bird sanctuary in 1958. It sits about 200 yards away from the shores of Downtown Windermere’s Fernwood Park, which has a boat ramp but limits parking to town residents only. However, it has become a bit of a party haven in recent years. Although trespassing is prohibited on the island, the shallow sandy bottom and warm waters around it invite anchored boats to raft off the shoreline. Our customers who choose to attend must obey all posted signs and take all trash with them. It is heavily patrolled by law enforcement, but a safe rule of thumb is “ankles in the water”!