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Boat Rentals

So you don’t have your own boat, how about enjoying some time on the water in one of ours?

Mount Dora Boating Center offers luxury pontoons, and new for 2020, deck boat rentals on the Harris Chain of Lakes here in Central Florida. The combination of our new first-class boats, award-winning hospitality and beautiful waterway is the perfect recipe for an awesome day on the water. See all the boats, review details and book your adventure below.

RATES

5 HOUR RENTAL
$255 + Tax *
FULL DAY RENTAL
$325 - $395 + Tax

*Available only on regular weekday reservations, not on weekends or holidays

When it comes to boat rentals, Mt. Dora Boating Center knows what it takes to deliver an unforgettable experience. It starts with comfortable new boats, generously powered and meticulously maintained. They’re loaded with plush couches, captain’s chairs, powered oversized bimini tops, stereos and more… Whether you want to spend your day sightseeing, celebrating or enjoying quality time with friends and family on the water, MDBC has you covered. With so many things to see and places to go you’ll cruise and explore in safety and style with us!

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All Mt. Dora Boating Center boat rentals include everything you need for a wonderful day on the water.

Premier Pontoons:

  • SunSpree 220 luxury pontoon boats with all the bells and whistles.
  • Loads of space for up to 10 passengers plus gear.
  • Rear facing lounge seats, both port & starboard sides.
  • Full Tank of fuel.
  • Vinyl flooring to keep floors clean; no worries about minor spills.
  • Harris Chain of Lakes Navigation Map (stays with the boat after rental).
  • All safety equipment for 10 people (small children life vest available by request).
  • Oversize powered bimini top.
  • Depth finder / Fish finder.
  • AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth w/ 4 Speakers.
  • Thorough pre-rental instruction.

Glastron Deck Boat:

  • GTD 220 Luxury deck boat with all the bells and whistles.
  • Loads of space for up to 12 passengers plus gear.
  • Bench seating rear, port side and front starboard side.
  • Full tank of fuel. Tank will be re-filled upon return at renter expense.
  • Fiberglass cockpit liner and floor.
  • Harris Chain of Lakes navigation map. (Stays with boat after rental)
  • All safety equipment for 12 people. (Smaller children life vests available on request.)
  • Over sized Bimini top.
  • Premium AM/FM Stereo, blue tooth, w/ 4 speakers.
  • Ski tow pylon.
  • Thorough pre-rental instruction.

Our staff will answer all your questions and give great advice where to go and sights to see!

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  • Renters must have be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 must have a certified Florida boaters safety education ID. Get a free boater’s safety card by taking the exam online here.
  • Renters will be held responsible for any damage or excessive wear & tear to boat.
  • Credit card required for reservation. Payment will be required at time reservation is booked.
  • Maximum capacity for the 220 SunSpree is 10people.
  • All reservation and payments are non-refundable.  Cancellations are permitting 24 hours prior to your departure time.  A gift certificate will be issued for use at a later date.  Cancellations within 24 hours or a no show will forfeit payment.  In the event of inclement weather options are to reschedule for a different day or a gift certificate may be issued for the amount of the rental.  Gift certificates are valid for one year (365 days) from the original reservation date.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on board nor should they be consumed at any time by the operator during the rental.
  • Basic boat handling skills are recommended. Staff will provide operational tips prior to departure.
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Pontoons:

  • $255.00-Flexible 5 hours between 8:30AM to 4:30 PM available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. You pick the hours convenient for you. (not available on holidays)
  • $325.00- 8:30AM to 4:30PM 8 hours Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.
  • Rates include fuel.
  • Rental rates do not include taxes. (7% sales tax)

Glastron Deck Boat:

  • $395.00 8:30AM to 4:30PM.
  • Rate does not include fuel.
  • Rental rate does not include taxes. (7% sales tax)
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  • All reservation and payments are non-refundable.  Cancellations are permitting 24 hours prior to your departure time.  A gift certificate will be issued for use at a later date.  Cancellations within 24 hours or a no show will forfeit payment.  In the event of inclement weather options are to reschedule for a different day or a gift certificate may be issued for the amount of the rental.  Gift certificates are valid for one year (365 days) from the original reservation date.
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  • Renter & Boat Captains must be sufficiently fluent in the English language to understand navigational signs, charts, communicate instructions and signals, respond to official inquiries, and to accept agreements, documents and instruction regarding rental and safety training.
  • We suggest renters arrive approximately 15-30 minutes in advance of their confirmed reservations to check-in.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Renters must have be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 must have a certified Florida boaters safety education ID. Get a free boater’s safety card by taking the exam online here.
  • Renters will be held responsible for any damage or excessive wear & tear to boat.
  • Credit card required for reservation. Payment will be required at time reservation is booked.
  • Maximum capacity for the 220 SunSpree is 10people.
  • All reservation and payments are non-refundable.  Cancellations are permitting 24 hours prior to your departure time.  A gift certificate will be issued for use at a later date.  Cancellations within 24 hours or a no show will forfeit payment.  In the event of inclement weather options are to reschedule for a different day or a gift certificate may be issued for the amount of the rental.  Gift certificates are valid for one year (365 days) from the original reservation date.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on board nor should they be consumed at any time by the operator during the rental.
  • Basic boat handling skills are recommended. Staff will provide operational tips prior to departure.
  • Mt. Dora Boating Center strictly reserves the right to refuse or cancel rentals to unruly, unsafe, intoxicated or raucous individuals or groups.
  • All boats must be returned on time.  A $50.00 late fee will be charged for every 30 minutes past the return time.
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Q. Is there a cooler on board the boats?

A. No there are no coolers. There is plenty of room for one and we encourage you to bring your own with plenty of water and snacks, just no alcohol please!

Q. Is there a restroom or porta-poti on board?

A. No but there are plenty of other options. The Harris Chain of Lakes has a great number of restaurants, parks and marinas with facilities much more comfortable and pleasant.

Q. Can we fish off the boats?

A. Yes, absolutely. There are no livewells so come prepared. Also be careful with hooks and the upholstery. These are new boats so you’ll be responsible for snags, rips or tears and any unusual amount of cleaning the boat might need.

Q. Are there any restaurants on the lakes?

A. Yes there are quite a few. We’ll provide you with this map (link to updated Harris Chain Map) showing the most popular ones along with parks and other points of interest.

Q. Are 5 hour rentals available on holidays and the weekends?

A. Unfortunately no. We offer full day rentals during this times.

Q. Do I have to bring the boat back with a full tank of gas like the car rental places?

A. This answer depends on which boat you have rented. If you rented a pontoon boat, no, gas is included.

If you rented the Glastron GTD, upon your return, we will gas the boat up, and you will be charge for fuel used during your rental.

Q. Is the boat covered? Does it have any shade?

A. Yes. All our boats are equipped with bimini tops shading the back half.

Q. Do I have to have boating experience?

A. It is recommended but not required. Pontoon boats are slower moving, easier craft to handle. We provide some handling tips and make sure you’re comfortable with the operation before sending you out.

Q. Will I loose my money if I don’t cancel and don’t show up for the rental.

A. Yes. Check the AVAILABILITY & CANCELATION Bar for details and options.

Q. Do I need a reservation?

A. Reservations are recommended to be sure a boat will be ready when you are. If it a nice day and you’re suddenly struck with the need to get on the water, give us a call at (352) 383-3150.

Q: How much gas will the Glastron GTD 220 use during a full day rental?

A: A lot depends on how far and how fast you run the boat.  Average cruising speed (27-30 mph) the 200 HP Yamaha will burn 3 to 4 gallons an hour.  Higher speeds and water sports will use more fuel.  You can expect to use 15 to 20 gallons during an average day rental.  93 octane ethanol free marine fuel runs $3.90 to $4..25 per gallon.

Q: Can you ski behind the Glastron GTD 220 deck boat?

A: Yes.  Water skiing, tubing, wakeboard behind a rope at least 60’ long are permitted.  Wake surfing and swim deck surfing are prohibited.  The boat is equipped with a ski pylon.  No ropes, skis, tubes or boards are included with a boat rental.

Q: Are pets allowed?

A:  Yes however it’s best to keep them off the seats.  Claws and vinyl upholstery are not a good mix!  Renters will be responsible for any pet related damage or excessive clean-up from pet hair.

Q: Must the boat be returned on time?

A: Yes. In order for us to fuel and prepare the boat for it’s next rental return time are strictly enforced. A late fee of $50.00 will be charged for every 30 minutes the return is overdue.

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Rental Rates

Rental Rates for Pontoons:

  • 5-HR (Any 5 hours 8:30am to 4:30pm) $255 + tax (available only on weekdays, excluding holidays, closed on Tuesdays)
  • FULL DAY (8:30am – 4:30pm) $325+ tax (weekend and holidays, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days)
  • Rental includes fuel.
  • Rental rates do not include sales tax. (7% sales tax)

Rental Rate for Glastron Deck Boat:

  • $395.00 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Rate does not include fuel.
  • Rental rate does not include sales tax. (7% sales tax)
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Mt. Dora Boating Center on the Harris Chain of Lakes near Orlando Florida offers pontoon boat rentals and deck boat rentals for 5 hours or all day!

Contact us today to book your rental

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