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Boat Rentals : Party Barges | Fun & Play Toons | Pontoon Boats | Fishing Boats | Rental Rates

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Boat Rental

  • Rental period from 9 am to 6 pm Eastern time (earlier departures available upon request for fishing boats)
  • Life jackets provided
  • Some pet friendly boats available ($25 surcharge)
  • No grills allowed on crafts (Party Barge is only exception)
  • To make reservations you must be at least 21 years old and have a credit card
  • Lake tours with catered meal available for your group or party - contact us for details

Sat-Sun & Holidays
Required Deposit 
Party Barge
Fun & Play Toon
8 passenger Standard Pontoon
8 passenger Deluxe Pontoon
8 passenger SunTracker Fishin' Barge Pontoon
12 passenger Deluxe Pontoon
Fishing Boats $69/day $69/day $50
Tubes (assorted sizes) $30+/day $30+/day $100
*Some Pet Friendly Boats available, $25 surcharge
Prices subject to change without notice.  Taxes and fuel not included.

Boat rental policies ~ Reservation & cancellation info

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Boat Rental Policies

  • You, as the renter, are responsible for the boat for the day. If any damages occur during your rental you are financially responsible for repairs.
  • Beware of stumps, rocks, and shallow spots as they will damage the propeller. You will be charged for missing or damaged propeller blades.
  • The cost of one propeller blade is $20. A new hub assembly is $50. If there is damage or an instance which marina personnel is required to drive out to the renter (for example but not limited to; prop damage, run out of gas, etc.) there will be a minimum $35 service charge plus parts
  • A metal prop charge is $120. Fishing boat Prop Charge $80.
  • Lower unit price is 875 plus prop charges.
  • A new anchor is $72. Fishing Boat Anchor is $30. Rope will be an additional fee if needed.
  • Place any trash you may have in trash barrels outside marina or in the dumpster at the top of the hill. If the boat is excessively dirty when it is returned there will be a cleaning fee up to $300.
  • Boats must be returned to gas dock at Patoka Lake Marina before 6pm Eastern Daylight Time. Stay conscious of your time and where you are on the lake. Use your radio or call if you need directions. If you do not return to the marina by 6pm, there will be a charge of $25 every 15 minutes you are late regardless of the reason.
  • Fuel must be paid for after the boat is returned to its slip. You pay for the fuel, you used! It is a felony for leaving without paying for your gas, drive offs will be prosecuted. If gas payment is not collected, law enforcement will be notified and gas will be applied to your credit card.
  • All boats are able to pull tubes, only one tube at a time, rider should always wear a life jacket, read the tube capacity/regulations, use a spotter, be aware of water regulations, Drive responsible, double check that your tow line is secure, handle wakes with care. When returning to Marina tube should be secured within the boat. You are responsible for the tube during your rental if not returned in the same condition in which it left you will forfeit your deposit of up to $150.
  • Pets are allowed on designated Pet Friendly boats only, with a non-refundable pet fee of $25 per pet. If boat is damaged or cleanup of your pet is required a cleaning fee of up to $300.
  • Due to fire hazard, there are no grills or fryers allowed on our boats. There are charcoal grills located throughout the park at which you can grill.
  • No one is allowed on the upper decks or outside of the front railing, while the boat is in motion. Customers are not to jump off or climb over any rails on the top deck the rental boats.
  • Observe all buoys and markers on the lake at all times.
  • Boats are NOT allowed under the bridges. Fishing boats may pass under bridges as long as there is enough clearance without damage or injury.
  • The Buoy Field is NO wake zone. Idle Zone ONLY. You must wait until you leave the buoy field to accelerate.
  • In case of severe weather turn on your radio, Patoka Lake Marina, Inc does not give weather updates! Be aware of the weather, your surroundings and positioning on the lake should inclement weather occur.
  • You Must be 21 years or older to rent from Patoka Lake Marina with a valid driver’s license and Credit Card, all persons operating boat must have a valid driver’s license.
  • No refunds for late check-ins, early departures, illness, bad weather, or mechanical/utility failure. Patoka Lake Marina is not responsible for lost, left, or stolen items.

Renter is responsible for learning and obeying all local, state, and federal laws pertaining to operating the rented craft. Please go over the Indiana Boaters Handbook before you come to have idea of the boating rules and regulation:

Everyone who will be operating the boat MUST be there at the beginning of the rental to get driving instructions.

Park Entrance Fee:  $7 in state vehicles; $9 out of state vehicles.

Alcohol Policy: Operator of the watercraft is NOT allowed to consume alcohol – same rules apply as if you were on a road. Please be responsible and have a designated driver. No Kegs allowed. No drunk or disorderly conduct will be allowed or tolerated. We have the right to refuse a rental to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Your rental will be forfeited and no refund will be given.


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