All vessels come equipped to capacity in saftey life jackets, dock lines, bumpers and safety equipment. Also, all pontoons have a bimini/shade top. Children 12 and under must wear a life jacket at all times. They will need a fitted life jacket. We have them available for rent at $5 for the duration of the rental. Tubes can be provided for $55 for 1 day and $20 for each additional day. They are all flat 3 seater tubes.
All rentals are for Lake Gaston and boats may not be trailered. The primary renter must be 21 years of age or older; operators must be at least 18. All renters and operators must provide a valid drivers license. We recommend all operators have or take a boaters safety course. One can be found with this link. https://www.boatus.org/northcarolina/
Book online! We take a $100 non refundable deposit per day, schedule a pickup appointment and charge the remaining balance at pickup. Its that easy!
Walk ups are accepted if we have the availability. Depending on the daily schedule we will need at least 1 hour to prep the boat so please call ahead!
Meet us at our location 1881 Eaton Ferry Road for our preset appointment.
BEFORE ARRIVAL please take time to have ALL passengers complete the digital liability form provided in your confirmation email. Otherwise we will need all passengers present at pickup to sign liability forms.
The primary renter and everyone in the party who is 18+ years of age intending to operate the vessel are required at pickup.
Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early.
Please take this time to gather your group, gear, use the bathroom and be ready to depart!
Once you guys are ready, please checkin at the log cabin and we will watch a short video, go over the contract, lake map and damage form.
Then we will show you guys to the boat, provide a safety talk, take pictures for damage and answer any questions you may have about operation!
The boats are in the water, full of gas and ready to go. So after we show you the boat you are ready for your adventure!
Daily rentals return 7.5 hours after pickup with the last return time at 6:30pm, Multi day renters return by 4:30pm.
You must return the vessel on a full tank by refueling at the marina before returning. Failure to refuel will result in a $10 per gallon charge. Please note that most marinas close by 5. IF you schedule a daily rental with a return time after 5 we have a discounted rate available.
When returning it can be very busy at our location. Please wait for one of our team members to wave you in.
While waiting, please take this time to gather your belongings and return the vessel in the condition it was at the start. Make sure all jackets are put away both bumpers are untied and stored and the vessel is otherwise in the same condition at the start of rental.
After we waive you in we will help you park and check in the vessel!
We take a $100 non-refundable (rain or shine) deposit per rental day to reserve your vessel.
No smoking and no pets allowed on the boats.
Yes! Lake Gaston is great for fishing! Please bring a towel to handle bait/fish and keep the boat clean! We do charge a cleaning fee when needed.
Yes! We do recommend no children under 5 on the jetskis.
While tubing works great with our Avalon pontoons and tritoons, you CANNOT tow anything with the jetskis.
Yes! Towing tubes is allowed only with our Avalon pontoons and tritoons. During your booking process there is an option to ad a tube for $55 for the first day and $20 each additional.
While this would work well if you have a rental house and are doing a multiday rental, it is not allowed on daily rentals. Your group must fit within the capacity of the boat. This policy is set for safety.
When you rent a boat it is up to you to be the driver or provide one. If you are wanting a captained experience reach out to our partner company AF Wake at Afwake.com.
Yes! you do need to be on time for your appointment. We do have a late fee for pickup of $50. We also have a late return fee of $250. Please be on time! Our dock space is limited and we have your vessel ready for you at your appointment time. If you would like to change your pickup time please reach out! As long s the spot is open, we can make it happen with advanced notice!
Because our dock space is limited it would work most easily for you if you come by car.
Yes! There are several bridges that cross the lake and some are very tall and wide while others are low and tight. Navigating under these smaller bridges is still very doable but we would like to send you with extra bumpers for the boat. Please let us know where your rental is!
Our boats are in the water full of gas and ready to go! Only can be used on the waters of Lake Gaston.
Yes! You can actually get either one. Going online is the quickest and easiest. https://www.takemefishing.org/get-a-fishing-license/#stateList
Yes! For daily rentals we do have a max of two vessel per group and three vessels per group for multi day rentals. This is a policy set for safety.