You’ve just arrived in Kelowna. The sun is shining, the water is sparkling, and you’ve just decided you want to get out on the water and experience true Okanagan living. However, you may not know exactly what’s required of you before lining up wakeboard boats or Seadoo rentals. Kelowna lake is calling you, so to make things easier and get you on the water faster, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most frequently asked rental questions.
There are a few different age requirements for different types of rentals. If you’ve got your eye on a Seadoo rental, a Chaparral, a Cobalt, or a Pontoon boat, you need to be at least 19 years of age to sign a rental contract. The same goes for kayak and paddleboard rentals. If you’ve got dreams of wakeboarding behind a Nautique or MasterCraft wakeboard boat, however, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old before renting one of these.
In order to secure a boat, Seadoo, or paddleboard rental, you need to be able to provide a current and valid photo ID and a credit card that can carry a pre-authorization for the rental.
Unfortunately, the renter of the boat is the only person permitted to drive the boat. Before hitting the Kelowna lake, one of our qualified boating experts will explain how to operate the boat and run through any safety precautions to be aware of while on the lake. Boat drivers are not included with boat rentals.
No. As a renter, we are able to supply you with a temporary license that is valid for the duration of your boat rental period.
The renter is responsible for paying the fuel costs on their Kelowna boat rentals. When you leave the marina, the boats fuel tank will be full, we’ll top it up on your return, and then charge you only for the amount of fuel used.
Unless the weather is unfit for boaters, a cancellation must be made at least 48 hours in advance. If you fail to show up during the rental period you originally requested, the cost of the boat or Seadoo rental will be applied to your credit card in your absence.
If you’re coming to Kelowna from out of town this summer season, take a look at our previous post: A Kelowna Boat Rentals Guide for Vacationers.
Ready to secure a boat rental during your next stay in Kelowna? Check out Downtown Marina. We offer competitive rental rates, top-of-the-line boats and accessories, and one of the best marina locations in the city.