PONTOON BOAT RENTALS
FROM HAMILTON CITY, BERMUDA
We do not accept credit cards over the phone, please call or email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
VISITING BERMUDA? Want total independence? Rent a self-drive boat and find seclusion, romance and adventure! Snorkel, picnic on an island beach, visit a shipwreck, feed the fish, pass under Somerset drawbridge, and explore spectacular west-end coastlines all at your own pace!! It’s what WE do for fun on our days off! We know all the best spots for each activity through years of extensive ‘personal research’ and will go to great lengths to see that you don’t miss anything un-missable! Our foam cored pontoon boats are simple to operate and you’ll receive full instruction, and advice on where to go and what to do, with an easy to follow map to guide you to the best boating and snorkeling locations. Our boat rentals all have canopies and are equipped with such extras as an emergency-use cell phone, a cooler (ice available at cost price), dry storage bags and swim noodles. Snorkel gear is available on request for $10 a set (mask, snorkel and fins).
OR ARE YOU A BERMUDA RESIDENT who’d love to get out on the water every now and then but don’t want the hassle and expense of owning your own boat? This is a great activity to book when friends and family visit.
FEATURES WE PROVIDE STANDARD ON ALL BOATS:
· Emergency-use cell phones. Probably the single best feature for eliminating needless worries and rescues. Our customers can contact us instantly in the event of any kind of problem or concern. If lost, they can call us before they get too far off course for instant guidance. As a result, we never have to go looking for our boats. Why didn’t anyone else think of it?
· Electric Start engines with power trim and tilt. As of June 2008 we are the first to offer more than 30hp motors in keeping with the recently revised policy concerning the maximum engine size allowable on rental boats.
· Oversized fuel tanks (15-20 gallons rather than the 6 gallon tanks standard elsewhere). Our boats NEVER run out of fuel.
· In-line fuel filter system to prevent break down due to water in fuel. This is one of the leading causes of break down in outboard powered boat rentals and it is so simple to prevent. As a result, we will tempt fate by saying that we have never had a breakdown-related rescue yet, in 4 years! In fact, our renters have frequently had the joy of rescuing the competitions’ boats!
· Rigid, hard-mounted 3ft long swim ladders (easier and safer to use than the removable type that hook over the side)
· Large shady canopies to keep the sun off.
· Noodles (swim floats) so you don’t have to lug along your own.
· Dry-storage bags for towels and valuables (on whalers only) to keep things safe and dry no matter how wet things get. Our Beachcats have under-seat and in-console storage.
· A bag of bread to feed the fish out at the Vixen!
· More space!
ADDITIONAL FEATURES OFFERED ON OUR NEW 23ft ‘BEACH CAT’ PONTOON BOAT
Up to 12 person capacity! (10 adults)
Restroom & changing room* facilities.
Cushioned seats and seat backs.
Kid-safe lockable gates and enclosed deck area.
*For small people, contortionists and the extremely-modest only.
Though it is sometimes helpful, NO BOATING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY (but common sense is a pre-requisite!). Our Customers receive 20-30 minutes (depending on their comfort level) of instruction and orientation from an experienced instructor so that by the time they depart they have a better than average understanding of boating basics and where they are headed. Our on-board laminated snorkel guides and maps are informative and easy to follow and have been designed specifically for our rental business to maximize our customers’ experience. This instruction session is then backed up with an on board cell phone which keeps the renter only a call away from several avenues of live assistance. We’re always ready to help!
We operate from the Hamilton area. At the hub of all forms of public transportation. Pick up is from Barr’s Bay Park at the West end of Front St. (on the Hamilton Waterfront). Click on photo/Map at right to view pick up points for rentals and glass bottom. Click Here for more information on how to find us
Directions to Barr’s Bay from Hamilton Ferry Terminal:
Keeping harbor to your left, walk past the Bank of Bermuda and turn left then immediately right. Walk down the short lane between red and green building to the Marine Police Station. Barr’s Park (see picture) is ahead beyond hedge. Enter park through gate and look for a boat with a RED CANOPY. NOTE: There is NO office. we deliver our boats into this dock. We will meet you there with your boat.
Adult capacity is based on an average per person
2 children under 12 years old count as 1 adult for
|23ft BEACH CAT
Max Capacity: 10 adults
Economical, quiet, 4-stroke, electric start, High thrust 50hp motor
Changing room console with Porta-Potti!
|Up to 4 hours (half day)**||$253||$253|
|7 or 8 hours (full day)||$440||$440|
*Fuel is not included in the above rates. Each rental begins with a full oversized tank of fuel and you pay a per liter charge for what you use. (The per liter rate varies according to pump prices and includes oil). Feel free to enquire when booking, about current average $ fuel consumption. Rates May be subject to change.
**Half Day (4 hr) rentals may not span the middle of the day unless the renter is prepared to pay the full day rate (except in the off-season).
Morning reservations: 9:00am, 9:30 or 10:00am.
Afternoon reservations: 2:00pm, 2:30 or 3:00pm.
(You will be booked to arrive 30 minutes before the start of your rental to receive instruction/orientation. You will have a full 4 or 8 hrs of time on the water from actual start time unless you require in excess of 30 minutes of instruction time or arrive late.)
BOOKING – CALL (441) 236-2200
RESERVATIONS MUST NORMALLY BE MADE BY THE PREVIOUS EVENING FOR MORNING BOAT RENTALS. Weekends are especially busy – book early to avoid disappointment!
A valid credit card number (visa, mastercard or amex) is required in order to reserve a boat (by phone or fax only. Do not email credit card info! (48 hours prior to the rental a hold will be placed on the card for the full rental fee. This hold can be released if cash payment is received or if the weather forces a cancellation, OR settled if credit card payment is preferred – so it makes sense to provide the details of the card you intend to pay with after your rental.)
Call (441) 236-2200 (7:30am-9:00pm)
Or email us: email@example.com (however it is better to CALL in mid-season as we are too busy to check emails regularly, otherwise you might miss out on the boat you want on the date you want it!)
Please call about a possible deposit on our boats
Except in the event of unsuitable weather (weather call must be made within 2 hours of rental by an Aquatic Bermuda representative), if notice of cancellation is received within the periods outlined below, or if you do not arrive for your rental on the day, the full rental rate will be retained from the credit card used to hold the reservation. If you are late arriving for your rental please call to inform us. if you are more than 30 minutes late and we have had no communication from you, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation without further notification.
Weekday rentals – 48 hours (2 days) notice of cancellation required
Weekend rentals – 96 hours (4 days) notice of cancellation required
Holiday rentals – 7 days notice of cancellation required
Q: “So what should I do if the weather forecast looks bad for the day I have booked?”
A: As long as you are not within the cancellation period, you have the opportunity to cancel with no penalty if you are truly doubtful that the weather will be nice enough. However, we strongly discourage you from doing this simply because very often the forecast is incorrect and the day might end up perfect! In this case, If you cancelled several days prior, then you will have lost out on a good day. WE DO NOT CHARGE you if you cannot go because of bad weather and will not insist that you go on a day that we agree is unpleasant or dangerous. The best time to make the final decision is within 2 hours of the start of your rental when the forecast is most accurate. If you cancel before that time within the cancellation period then you will be charged the cancellation fee outlined above.