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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…

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…

Boats for Sale: The Butler Chain

We get asked a lot by customers if we ever sell our rental pontoons. Of course we do! We maintain the newest and most luxurious rental fleet by ‘flipping’ the fleet every other year or so. Generally speaking, we will sell our pontoons after two years in service (sometimes three, depending on the pontoon). How…

Sunset Cruise on the Butler Chain

Sunsets are one of the most beautiful times of day in Florida, and even more breathtaking on the water. What better way to enjoy the evening than to have someone drive you around in a pontoon while you sip a glass of wine and take in the beauty. Sounds great right?! It is true. Sunset…

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.

How do we handle the Wait List

Weekends through the summer are a hot commodity. Saturdays will sell out June-August a month in advance some weeks.   This year we created the waitlist. It has worked great and has relieved some pressure off our cancellations (which we honestly do not get many). We do want to let everyone know how the wait…

Oh Captain, My Captain: Why we do not offer Drivers

Every single day we get at least one call from a customer asking if we provide a driver for the rental boats. The answer is sadly no. We would love to come have a great day on the water with you though. Due to the number of calls we get on this though, we thought…

Rain in the Summer: A Love/Hate Relationship

Rain is a boat rental operators worst scenario. And summer showers in Florida are inevitable. You want clear skies all summer long so as many happy families can go out and enjoy the lake. This week it has been raining a lot. Luckily the schedule was able to move some reservations around and accommodate everyone’s…

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