Here's Your List of Captains and Chartered Yachts to Get You on the Lake of the Ozarks in No Time
The best part about vacationing at Lake of the Ozarks is being out on the water. But what if you don't own a boat or have a boating license? No worries, because there are tons of businesses that offer captains for hire, private chartered yachts, boat rentals with a captain, and even a boat shuttle service. With all these options for getting out on the lake, you'll be coving out in no time.
There are lots of reasons to hire a captain. Bachelor and bachelorette parties love the freedom of having a driver as they have fun all day and night- with no stress about who will drive the boat. Chartered yachts are perfect for romantic getaways so you can focus on each other instead of trip logistics. Family reunions love the flexibility of hiring a captain so both adults and kids can take full advantage of their day in the sun. Even groups of friends like taking a shuttle boat from bar to bar so they can see more of the lake on their vacation. (Here's a full list of the great ways to take advantage of captains and chartered boats.)
Ok. Now that you've decided to enjoy full freedom on your next vacation, we've got the list of local businesses that can help you out. These friendly captains, taxis, and chartered yachts will have you out on the Lake of the Ozarks in no time flat.
1. Leisure Lake Charters
Leisure Lake Charters offers chartered boat rentals on one of their two boats. Choose from a 30 foot Rinker (for up to 10 people) that includes a fridge and rockin' stereo system, or a 40 foot Sea Ray (for up to 12 people) that cruises up and down the lake with ease. Either boat is perfect for your family or your party people. And with a seasoned captain at the helm, you know you'll be safe and stress-free the whole time.
2. Playin Hooky Water Taxi
Playin Hooky offers several different ways to get out on the water in a snap. For groups of 2 to 49, you can get a chartered boat to take you on the water in style. This option is great for couples, parties, and family reunions.
Daytime and Moonlight Bar Hop Cruises take you and your buddies to four bars in four hours on Friday and Saturday nights. It's the perfect way to see what different bars offer and check out the nightlife at each. Of course, there's a bar on the cruise as well, so you definitely won't go thirsty.
Playin Hooky's Aqua Shuttle charges a flat rate to be your water taxi all night. Choose from any of the waterfront bars on their list and go crazy.
3. Lake Ozark Water Taxi
Think of Lake Ozark Water Taxi as you would think of a regular taxi. They're happy to take you from waterfront location to waterfront location when you need them. No need to rent a boat or pay a captain for the day. Taxis are available anywhere from Bagnell Dam to the 14 MM. Just text them to schedule a ride. With payment options like major credit cards, Apple Pay and Android Pay, you won't be stuck looking for an ATM either.
The company also offers 4 hour charters if you want a dedicated captain or a larger travel area at your disposal. What a nice way to guarantee you can come and go to bars and restaurants as you please. Families, family reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties all love this service!
Most of the taxis hold up to 13 people. Part of a big group? Lake Ozark Water Taxi is happy to send several taxis to your location so the whole group can travel at once. They're also dog friendly so you don't have to leave your best friend at the resort.
4. Mike Fink's Marina
At Mike Fink's Marina, you can choose any of their boats and then add on driver services. Head out on a party barge or a luxury tritoon. You can have your captain take you to an amazing fishing spot or a quiet cove to swim in the sun. They also offer parasailing if you're ready for a Lake of the Ozarks adventure!
5. Captain Bob's Boat Rental & Charter
Although you can easily rent boats at Captain Bob's, their chartered boats come highly recommended. The Sea Ray Cruiser can pick you up at your resort and take you to the cove, restaurant, or bar of your choosing. Choose the chartered Sea Ray for your next employee appreciation day- it will be a hit with your staff. The captains are friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help you have a fund day in the sun.
6. Four Seasons Marina
Located at the beautiful Lodge of the Four Seasons, this full service marina is ready to help you get on the water with minimal work on your part. For a totally hands-off experience, choose the captain service with your boat rental.
The marina also offers leisure cruises with a catered meal on their pontoon boats. Bring your family reunion and leave the cooking to the Lodge! Or surprise that special someone with a romantic steak dinner at sunset as you cruise up the lake and take in the view.
If you are new to fishing at Lake of the Ozarks, you'll love their professional bass guides who can guide you to the right cove and give you tips and tricks as you fish the day away.
7. Celebration Cruises
If you're looking for a chartered boat tour on a really large yacht, The Celebration should be your go-to. With two huge cruisers to choose from, you'll find one close to your resort. They offer lunch cruises with a narrated tour of your ride, while the sunset cruises let you take in the beauty of the lake without the noise. You can also order dinner on the sunset cruise. Don't forget to check out the holiday tours like on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Planning a wedding, anniversary, or other party? They are happy to work with you to make your celebration one to remember.
Celebration cruises are also perfect for those who need an ADA accessible way to get out on the water.
Whether you want to bring your whole office, entire extended family, or just your sweetie, there's a captain at the Lake of the Ozarks will be happy to make your boating dreams a reality. Sit back, relax, and don't lift a finger as your chartered boat takes you exactly where you want to go.