Who may rent a boat/waverunner?
A boat/waverunner may be rented and operated by anyone that is 21 years of age, has a current driver’s license and a valid credit card.
Do I have to be 21 years of age to rent a waverunner if I’m 16 with a driver’s license and/or a boat safety certificate?
Yes, all operators of the Suntex Watersport Rental fleet are required to be 21 years of age, unless renting in the state of Texas. If you are renting a boat/waverunner from us in the State of Texas, the operator is required to have completed/passed a Boater Safety Course, and provide verification, if born after January 1, 1992.
To take your online Texas Boater Safety Course, click here- http://www.boat-ed.com/.
Please check your specific state’s requirements.
What types of boat/waverunners do you offer?
What are the rental rates?
What is the minimum amount of time I may rent a boat/waverunner?
A boat may be rented for a minimum of 2 hours unless it is a holiday weekend and then there is a 4 hour minimum. A waverunner may be rented for a minimum of 1 hour anytime.
Are life-jackets provided?
Standard, adult, coast guard regulation life-jackets (the orange ones we’ve all seen) are provided. If you have an infant, small youth, or prefer a vest type life-jacket, you will need to provide your own. However, vest life-jackets are provided for waverunner passengers.
Are water toys provided?
A set of adult skis is provided with ski boat rentals upon request; and, tubes, kneeboards, wakeboards and paddle boards (at select locations) may be rented. See the pricing for each location at their individual pages.
May I tow any water toys behind a waverunner?
No, absolutely no towing is permitted behind a waverunner.
Are pets allowed on the boat/waverunners?
No pets are permitted on any boat/waverunner.
Is fishing allowed on the boats?
Yes, fishing is permitted on the pontoon boats ONLY. Fishing is not allowed on the ski boats.
Is food and beverage allowed on the boat?
Yes, but no glass containers and no grilling. If we find evidence of glass or grilling on a boat, you will be charged a minimum $50 fee.
Do you provide a captain to drive the boat?
A captain is not provided to drive the boat. The customer is responsible for captaining (driving) the boat.
I will have more people than the legal capacity of the boat. May I rotate people on and off of the boat?
Yes, you may rotate people on and off the boat as long as you don’t exceed the legal capacity or weight limit at anytime. No boat/waverunner may be beached or in less than five feet of water at anytime. To rotate people on and off of the boat, the boat must be properly secured to a dock.
Do the boats have radios?
Yes, all boats have radios and some have MP3 and iPod adaptors.
Is fuel provided?
One (1) tank of fuel is included with each boat or waverunner rental. Additional fueling is the customer’s responsibility.
Where do I fuel the boat/waverunner?
Fuel is available at the marina where you pick-up and return the boat/waverunner. You are not permitted to bring/provide your own fuel.
- Lake Allatoona’s fueling station is located at the marina across from the dock.
How do I schedule a reservation?
Simply click on RESERVATIONS of this website and follow the instructions. ALL RESERVATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. A six-month credit is provided on cancellations with at least 72 hours notice of the scheduled reservation; otherwise, the reservation is void and you do not receive credit. No credit or partial credit will be provided for returning a boat/waverunner to the dock before the scheduled return time (if you return a boat/waverunner early, there is no credit for unused time).
How do I hold a reservation?
Full payment is due at the time of the reservation and is NON-REFUNDABLE. In other words, the only way to hold a reservation is to make it and pay for it. ALL RESERVATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Contact the office at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled reservation; if not, the reservation is void and you do not receive credit.
What do I do if I have a reservation and there is bad weather?
If there is inclement weather (storms with high winds, lightning and thunder) at the time of your reservation and we cancel your outing, you will be contacted and provided the option of a refund or credit. If there is inclement weather during your outing and we call you back to the dock cancelling the outing, you will be provided a partial credit for the time unused. If it is raining at the lake on the day of your outing, you may contact us at least two (2) hours prior to your reservation and we will provide you with a six-month credit.
What is the security deposit?
A refundable $300 security deposit is required on all boats/waverunners and must be placed on a valid credit card. If one does damage to a boat/waverunner/equipment, and/or fails to represent any of the items as set out, but not limited to, in the rental agreement, he/she forfeits the $300 security deposit and is responsible for all damage repairs which are payable immediately. For example, one sinks the boat/waverunner, he/she is required to replace the boat/waverunner for equal or greater value.
What is a damage waiver?
Instead of the security deposit, you may opt for the $39 damage waiver. The damage waiver is non-refundable. If one does damage to a boat/waverunner/equipment, and is not negligent by failing to represent any of the items set out, but not limited to, in the rental agreement, he/she is only responsible for up to $100 of the damages. If negligent, which is determined by the rental company, the waiver is void and customer is responsible for all damage repairs, payable immediately. For example, you are in the main channel and hit a floating piece of debris causing lower unit damage, which can be as little at $400 to repair, you will only be required to pay $100 toward those repairs. Negligent behavior which causes damage voids the damage waiver.
What if I damage a boat/waverunner?
It depends on what type of security option you take on the boat/waverunner. Please see above for an explanation of the security deposit and damage waiver.
What if I’m late for my reservation?
If you are more than 30 minutes late for your scheduled reservation and our office has not heard from you, your reservation will be cancelled w/o a credit. If you are running late and we are aware of it, no problem, we will hold your reservation. However, you will not be allotted additional time to your reservation. For example, if your reservation is 2 to 6 and you don’t arrive until 3, the boat/waverunner is still due back at 6.
What if I’m late returning the boat/waverunner and my rental time has expired?
If you are late returning the boat/waverunner, you will be charged $50 for every 15 minutes the boat/waverunner is not at the dock – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Am I responsible for cleaning the boat/waverunner?
The boat/waverunner is provided to you clean and you are required to return it as such – picked -up and all trash removed. If you return the boat/waverunner dirty and it requires additional cleaning, you will be charged a minimum $50 cleaning fee. If the boat/waverunner is returned “trashed”, you will be charged a minimum $100 cleaning fee.
May I keep a boat/waverunner over night?
No boat/waverunner may be retained after dusk; this includes overnight.
Are the boats/waverunners in the water or do I need to trailer the vessel?
All boats/waverunners are housed at a marina, in a slip and do not require trailering.
May I trailer the boat/waverunner to another location?
No boat/waverunner may be trailered to another location.
You may find the following websites helpful for safe boating tips: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/, www.boat-ed.com, www.americasboatingcourse.com, www.boatingbasicsonline.com, www.uscgboating.com