Rental Boat

Common Questions

How does the gas work?

You are responsible to pay for the fuel used during your rental time. All rental boats leave the marina with a full tank. When your reservation is over, return to our fuel dock and our crew will refill the boat. You will be charged for the fuel used at this time. Fuel payment accepted at the dock.

I see reservations are non-refundable, what happens if there is inclement weather during our scheduled rental time?

Although reservations are non-refundable and must be settled in full at the time of reservation, if management should decide it is unsafe for you to be on a boat, you will be informed by Chautauqua Marina management, and we would give you a time credit for any time lost. Time credits can be rescheduled for the remainder of the current season and even for the following season. After that the credit expires.

I have a young child who can sit on my lap. Are they included in the boat’s capacity?

Yes, your child is included towards boat's capacity limit. Our rental boat maximum capacities are strictly enforced. Capacity: 10 Person - Pontoon boat and 3 Person - fishing boat. Please also take note of required PFD (personal flotation device) below.

Do I need to bring my own life jackets?

Feel free to bring your own: however we’ve got your back! All our rental boats are equipped with US Coast Guard approved PFD (personal flotation device) up to the maximum capacity of each boat. All children ages 12 and under must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device of the appropriate size. We have a selection of these for your children to take and wear during your rental for no extra fee.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! We are a pet friendly marina. We do have to charge a $25 per pet fee.

Am I able to take my multiple day rental to a dock slip I have access to?

Yes, long term boat reservations can be kept at another dock overnight if there are 4 poles the boat can be securely moored to with the 4 dock lines we provide. If you do not have access to another dock please return the boat to the marina before sunset.

Are the rental boats for sale?

Yes, Chautauqua Marina sells our boat rental fleet each year. It's like buying a new boat for a used boat price. All boats are well maintained. Many come with warranties. Stop by the Marina and check them out,drop us an email or call.

Can I rent the boat to watch the July 4th fireworks?

No, our insurance only allows boat rentals during daylight hours.

Do I need a special license to operate this boat?

No! You just need to be over the age of 21 and have a valid driver’s license. Our staff takes you through the steps and requirements on how to operate your boat rental.

Do you rent out fishing equipment or sell fishing licenses at your marina?

We do not currently sell fishing licenses or rent fishing equipment. Although we do have a small assortment of fishing equipment and bait available for sale in our Ship’s Store.

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I'm ready to make a reservation! What's next?

To choose between a pontoon or fishing boat, please visit the link provided below 'Choose Your Boat.' On the following page, you will find a request form. Simply fill it out with your details, and our staff will get back to you with more information as soon as possible. If you have any questions or would like to finalize your reservation, you can call one of our boat rental specialists at (716) 753-3913 to check availability and make a reservation.

Find and request a boat rental. Choose Your Boat

Please call and ask for rental counter. +1-716-753-3913