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Take the OBR Celebrity Tour!

We often get asked, “what is there to do on the lakes“? Besides the endless natural beauty, great Bass Fishing, and crystal clear spring fed waters, many Celebrities and Athletes also call the Butler Chain of Lakes home! Between swimming, fishing, or tubing, take your own Private self guided Celebrity Tour! A laminated copy of…

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. Any Orlando Boat Rentals 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”!

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.

What is the 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 reservation you can cancel for a 75% refund. No-shows or canceling the day of will be charged the full rental rate. We can refund bookings to a gift card to use for a future booking if you so choose. Rescheduling to available day is FREE!

Can we return the boat early?

Yes, once you have gone over the safety briefing with our staff you can come and go as you please. There will not be staff at the dock when you return. However, you can return the boat whenever you would like.

Will the full tank of gas last all day?

Yes, all our rentals come with a full tank of gas. That is plenty of fuel to last a full day rental.

Is the booking fee charged when you book, or the date of the rental?

When you book online, the total booking fee is charged right then.

Do you take a security deposit when booking?

No. When you book online, the full rental price will be charged when you book. We do not hold a deposit. However, we do hold the credit card information in case of damages to the boat.

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.

2021 Fleet Layouts

Below are the layouts of each pontoon we have to rent for the 2021 Season. The way the seats are laid out and the color of the pontoon walls are the only difference in the pontoons. ALL of our pontoons come with a Bimini Top for shade as standard, all ropes/bumpers/anchors necessary, legally required safety…

Top 10 What ‘NOT TO DOs’ on a Pontoon

Safety is our absolute #1 concern with our rental fleet. We care more about sending pontoons out safely than we do about the number of rentals we get. Below are the Top 10 What NOT To Dos on a boat. Read them. Understand it. If you have ANY questions, ask us. You can ask when…

Summer Dock Assistant

Our business is only as good as our staff! Our staff is the first impression every customer has even before they step aboard our beautiful new pontoon boats. That first impression is very important to us. Orlando Boat Rentals is searching for our 2021 dock assistants! Anyone interested should drop us a line on the…

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