Having a Boats Safety License is always preferred but not required. The Captain needs a drivers license and to be at least 30 years old.
No, but there are plenty of food delivery options that will bring food right to our dock. Check out: https://www.oxfordorion.express/restaurants Also Jimmy Johns and Lockhart’s BBQ deliver food to our dock, just ask us for a menu. You can also visit Pugh’s Party Store on the lake for any goodies you may run out of or forgotten. They have some great pizza by the slice, or call ahead for a whole pizza.
IF we have a boat still sitting on the dock at noon that was not rented we will rent that boat for a 1/2 day for $300. 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.
Yes, you can tow a tube however we do not allow it on the weekends if it is your first time renting with us. If you want to try tubing for the first time, come on a weekday to get to know our lake and get some experience. Due to heavy lake traffic we only allow tubing between 10am-2pm on the weekends, at no extra cost. Cost to rent tubes during the week is $50 which covers the tube (two person), tow line, and ski vests for anyone tubing. Tubing is also not allowed on any evening due to heavy lake traffic.
You can bring your own tube, but you need to bring all your own safety equipment to avoid tube rental cost. This means you need to bring your own ski vests, and tow line. On the weekends tubing is allowed 10am-2pm. Tubing is not allowed on any evening due to heavy lake traffic.
Yes we have an air compressor, just come earlier to use it so it does not cut into your lake time.
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.).
Lake Orion is all private property so there is no where for them to go to the bathroom. Also our insurance company does not allow dogs on our brand new boats.
Yes, we have lifejackets for any child 6 years and under. If you have a lifejacket, 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.
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.
Yes, provided that you keep the boat CLEAN. There is a $25 cleaning charge if you bring back the boat dirty with mud or fishing debris.
Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Pike, Perch, and lots of Bluegill.
Find someone to drive the boat that 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.
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.
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.
We are going to provide you with a map of the lake, marked with shallow areas. If your 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.