Here are answers to some of our more common inquiries. If you still have questions, please call us at 703-677-1357, or use our contact page.
We offer pontoon boats for exploring the Potomac River region, as well as kayak and paddleboard rentals for exploring the Neabsco Creek wetlands, Leesylvania State Park, and Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge.
No special training is needed, however for pontoon boat rentals we do require all operators to have a Boat Safety Certification. You may opt to obtain your boating safety certification FREE from Boatus.org. This certification is good for any state and for life. In addition we give you a $50 discount for having the boat safety certification. For the link to the free boating safety course, click here.
On the day of rental we will provide you with a review on a chart of the operational area, the vessel operation and safety gear, then we take you for a short ride into the River and point out the areas of interest then you will drive us back to the dock and drop off our crew member and off you go!
We will provided review with you, a detailed map outlining our allowed areas of operation.
- Appropriate clothing for the weather and your type of outing. (Optional: change of clothes.)
- Sunscreen, hat, and cover shirt to prevent sunburn.
- Plenty of water or sports drinks (No glass or alcohol please).
- Ziploc or waterproof bags for securing important items.
- Give careful consideration before bringing expensive items that you can’t get wet (cameras and phones).
Children are welcome on all our vessels! No one other than lessee may operate our powerboats. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian when using our kayaks or paddle boards. We provide US Coast Guard approved life jackets for all ages and sizes. Anyone under 13 must wear the lifejacket at all times.
Pets are not allowed on our powerboats. Pets are allowed with kayak and paddleboard rentals. Please use good judgment in terms of assessing your pets experience and comfort on the water.
The full rental fee is required to reserve the boat and in addition a security deposit of $500 is required on day of rental for pontoon boat rentals. Fishing Jon boats require a $150 security deposit. The security deposit will be refunded when vessel is returned without damage or loss. Kayaks and paddle boards have no deposit. ; please contact us for more information.
A fee is assessed for gas usage, typically $10 to $40 depending on the amount of operational time. Note: All gasoline must be added at our marina, by our employees (no exceptions). Failure to follow this rule may result in liability for motor damage.
Please return by the time agreed to when you departed; late returns will be charged a fee.
We allow cancelations up to 72 hours prior to the day reserved. We prefer to reschedule at no additional fee or a $40 processing fee is accessed if canceled. We will cancel if we determine severe weather condition or vessel breakdown and rebook for no additional fee or cancel for the $40 processing fee. Our intention is to rebook you so that you have an enjoyable boating day.
Our boats are US Coast Guard rated for 13 passengers or 1775 lbs. However, for your comfort and safety we only allow 10 persons total.
Yes! We encourage fishing and provide rod holders aft. There are several very good places to fish in the River. If you wish to fish in the creek we would rent one of our fishing Jon boats. The pontoons are not suited for fishing in the Creek. We find catfish, perch, and an occasional rock fish in the River and bass, perch, bluegill, catfish, and snakehead (which are very good to eat) in Neabsco Creek.
Live worms are good and can be purchased at the marina. Artificial bait is good for bass and spro frogs or chatter bait are perfect for snakeheads.